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Rock Stars Don't Like Big Knickers

(Rock Stars Don't Like... #1)

3.92  ·  Rating details ·  555 ratings  ·  57 reviews
He's a hot rock star, she's the girl next door and she's just landed a job with him - what on earth could go wrong?

Martha Bright is a feisty, stubborn, single mother who has just landed herself a job. While becoming housekeeper for the new owner of the ‘Big House’ in the Cheshire village where she lives, isn’t her dream job, it will do for now. However, there is one majo
Kindle Edition, 324 pages
Published November 3rd 2014
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Nov 18, 2018 rated it did not like it
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Jan 18, 2015 rated it liked it
I was in the mood for something light and started a few books that I shelved until I got to this.

The characters were in their mid-30s but this had a more YA tone. The rock band likewise sounded more like frat boys in their dialogues.

It was just okay until the angst kicked in and then everything just went downhill for me. I'm sorry but everything Luke did eventually was unforgivable to me and he just kept at it. (view spoiler)
Karen Wood
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Like all of the other books I have read by Nikki, I loved this book. It has the right amount of humour, romance and heartache.

Martha lands herself as a housekeeper at the big house, just up the drive from her little cottage, and her new boss is her school days crush Luke Mahoney. From the moment she saw him naked coming out of the bathroom she was doomed!

Luke is the lead singer of the rock band "Dirty Riches", he finds Martha fascinating and loves to flirt and embarrass her, but realises that sh
Nickie Elton
Mar 20, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I’m a sucker for a rocker

Another good read by Nikki Ashton.... I loved these two together even thou I wanted to shout and hit Luke over the head for being so stupid..... and Martha for being stubborn and not listening lol.....
Mrs Jayne Rushton
Mar 17, 2020 rated it liked it
Liked it

This was a well written story, which I enjoyed. It's not a style I usually read, and to be honest was a little "tame" but it still read well.

If you're looking for hot alphas and plenty of steam, then this may not be for you. If on the other hand you just want to curl up with a book that puts you in a good mood. This is for you.
Mar 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
A great read

A really great read! Loved Luke and Martha and the Chemistry between them. And the other characters were great too. Would definitely recommend this book
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
So yeah....I don't know how to start this review. The book was shall we say interesting to say the least. I think the title of the book is a little misleading because I found myself wondering where the correlation comes between the title and the story. And then I get to that singular line about rock stars not liking big knickers but then the story still didn't mesh. It made no sense.

The story, itself, held a lot of promise but simply fell short of all that it could have been. The conversations
Simone B.
Jul 18, 2017 rated it did not like it
It could have been a really good book but OMG like really!? Guy was accused of cheating so instead to prove himself not guilty he had a sex with a girls while love of his life was cleaning room next to? Because he was pissed at her not believing him? And she was still in love then was mostly pissed more about first cheating that she wasn't sure if it really happen then the second one? And he said the girl reminded him of her? Then later she was with him again confessed to still love him before s ...more
Em Taylor
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. I loved Luke and all his slightly eccentric family and I totally understood Martha and where she was coming from. Betty was brilliant. I think I'm in love with the Dirty Riches boys. The story was full of twists and turns and I kept thinking it was about to resolve and then we were on another loop in the rollercoaster.

I'm not used to reading these days so I read this book in two chunks. one in February and I kept meaning to get back to it. last night I started again and could
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I inhaled, devoured, loved this book. Funny, sexy, emotional. SUCH a satisfying book! Tiny editing errors and I only mention that because Iʻm normally anal about that, but I loved this story so much I did not mind them at all. Seriously though,stuff like that is normally like a Brillo pad against my brain. Goes to show how much I enjoyed this story. I even tweeted about it! #isitspongeworthy. THIS BOOK IS DEFINITELY SPONGEWORTHY!
Sandra R
Feb 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Great fun to read and nicely written by an English author. A very quirky and feisty heroine, a swoonworth rock star hero and a slow burn, yet steamy romance. Luke was quite difficult to really like however, as he did a lot of pretty awful things - did he redeem himself? - you'll have to find out. Lots of twists and turns in this relationship and I loved the epilogue. I will be reading the rest of the series about his band mates for sure. 4.5 stars.
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was ok
This was a tough one to tackle. Needs a lot of editing and it really is too long. There could have been quite a bit cut out of this story. This story wasn't terrible. The story line was decent and that's what kept me reading. If the author went through and fixed the punctuation, did a good edit and removed a lot of the unnecessary bull, it would be better.
Christine Hardy
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book!

I know it's fiction, but where's my gorgeous high school boy turned gorgeous Mr. Sex God of Rock... who falls hopelessly and unconditionally in love with me?!!

Boy did this book meet every now grown-up woman's high school crush fantasy! A very fun read!!!
Jennah Thornhill
Aug 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Omg I loved it

Nik... I loved it, it's that simple.
I laughed, I cried, I even had angry moments but it was amazing.
This book has laughter, love and one nut job ex missus
I want a Luke
Nov 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Read all of Nikki books enjoyed them all but this is my favourite so far. could not put it down.
Nov 27, 2014 rated it really liked it
Good story. Really liked all the characters and it had a lovely ending.
Jenna Louise
May 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book

Loved this book. Was really easy to get into. Loved your other book aswell. Both recommended by a friend Samantha Ann :)
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book, read in every sitting and didn’t want it to end.
Yvonne Nelson
Apr 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I struggled a little with this book to start but once I got into it fully i couldn't put it down. Great read.
Kelly ann Watterson
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed reading this as I am usually not that much interested in rock band related books but I couldn't put this down as the two main characters were so funny at times. And I am really enjoying read this new author so I would recommend her all my book friends.
Sharon Craig
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book

Really enjoyed this book. Loved the characters and storyline. Looking forward to reading more by Nikki Ashton. Addictive book. Loved it.
Jan 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Not my usual type of book, but it was recommended to me. A nice, light read that is funny in places.
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
A perfect mix of humour, feels and steamy scenes. It’s definitely a foolproof book to read in one sitting and lose yourself to this easy-going story.

Single mum, Martha lands the job as house keeper to a famous rocker and his mum. Having had a crush on Luke since being a schoolgirl, fireworks and mayhem are destined, which made this a trusty page-turner.

Luke really is a plonker and I wanted to jump into my kindle and strangle him at times, but deep down, he is a loveable, hot as hades, sexy arsed
Feb 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-unlimited

Another highly entertaining but lighthearted rock star romance. A few too many typos and errors surprisingly but they didn't overly affect my enjoyment of the story. I'll definitely read more from this author and this series.


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Rock Stars Don't Like Big Knickers is the story of Martha and Luke. Martha is a 33 year old single mother to a 17 year old daughter. She has just taken a job as the housekeeper for the property her cottage sits on. The mansion has recently been purchased by Luke who is the lead singer of Dirty Riches, a very popular band that hasn't performed in four years due to some personal issues. Martha is a fan, especially of Luke with whom she went to high scho
Jan 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Full of fun and suspense and key laugh out loud moments when you least expect them.

I really enjoyed this story. Martha's clear adoration and dedication to her daughter have kept her from having time to focus on her own happiness. This novel describes what happens when she finally opens up enough to live her life for her. The mother daughter relationship is, to me, what makes Martha so appealing. She is selfless and kind and truly ready for more. And she enters Luke's life just when he needs her
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing

A rockers life is always full of ups,downs,angst and weird crazy people. So why should Luke Mahoney's life be any different. Until he meets single mum Martha Bright and she doesn't hesitate putting him in his place.
She has him from the moment she walks in on him naked and she's always had a crush on him from school that flares back to life as soon as she sees him.
Martha is a strong woman having gone through a lot on her own
You will cheer for these two all the way
Abby Wheeler
Jan 11, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ok to start I was thinking Martha? Betty? Old ladies? Haha but I quickly got over my distaste for their names. This was a charming little story. Heard it recommend on Natasha's book junkie page and thought I would check it out. There were some tear jerker moments where I really was teary but I like a good cry during a book. There were times I wanted to scream at Luke but his charm and sweetness won me over. Their epilogue was adorable also and so happy I took the time to read this. Wouldn't mind ...more
Deshone Hollis
Jan 28, 2015 rated it did not like it
All of these High reviews are beneath me! Really there is so much wrong with this that its crazy!!! I do not recommend this book to anyone. The worst part is that I actually liked the characters in the beginning. But if you are going to make your characters 30+ make sure they act like it in a relationship. Otherwise its just annoying I felt like the author took a break between writing the beginning, middle, and end. I would have given the beginning 5 stars by itself but once our fav main charact ...more
Jan 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

Sometimes its the books you dont notice and seemingly dismiss that you enjoy a lot. This one was a recommended read and at first I wasnt sure but let me just say covers shouldn't be judge. I love it the usual genre gets a spin or just a different perspective. This is set in UK and I enjoy British humor and slang so I had fun the laughs with this not cliche too. Definitely not your typical rocker story but all good times and a smile after. Just what I needed.
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I live in Cheshire with my husband, two dogs and mum in law and write romantic humour and contemporary romance. My first two books, Guess Who I Pulled Last Night? and No Bra Required both stayed at number 1 on the Amazon Humour list for 3 & 4 weeks respectively. My ambitions of becoming a writer started at the age of 10 when I started writing poetry at school, and was given the honour of reading o ...more

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