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Metal & Lace

(Opposites Attract #1)

3.83  ·  Rating details ·  441 ratings  ·  88 reviews
18+ MATURE AUDIENCES ONLY. This books contains sexual situations, strong language, some drug use, and serious subject matter.

This isn’t who I am…

I’ve never been what you considered the take-home-to-your-mama type. F*ck, I usually don’t even stick around past the next morning. For as long as I can remember, I’ve lived by no one’s rules but my own. On the edge of destruction
Paperback, 197 pages
Published June 26th 2015 by Lena Black (first published June 25th 2015)
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Gi's Spot Reviews
The h was at fault, but still cheating, IMO...
Self note:
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"Why does he make me dumb with lust?"

Well, It was certainly my pleasure to meet Lena Black for the first time through the pages of Metal & Lace. What an awesome title, right? I enjoyed the hell out of this book. Gunnar had my attention from the first page and he never lost it. He's every rockstar romance junkie's fantasy with his cocky attitude, tattoos, and jewelry. Um...confession...I was curious so I Googled. Then...I YouTubed...and now I know...and I can't unsee what I saw. So, with my
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
Just...WTF do I get myself into? I love buddy reads, but I'm tired of losing the coin toss to decide the book. Because I always end up with shit-tastic.

I deserve better than shit-tastic.

And so do you.

This book...yeah...the writing is an issue. Maybe its biggest for me. I don't like 1st person present tense POV. Some authors can do this and some end up like this book.

Trying my fucking patience.
And everybody knows I have that shit in spades. (*eye-roll*)

The H was every self-centered, man-ho del
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
A fast story with drugs, sex, angst, horrible exes, drinking, partying and trying to not place a label on what's happening between the hero and heroine.

Gunnar really didn't act his age and I didn't like his sexual side towards Lacey in public or when he calls her his f***doll. Lacey on the other hand- her feelings weren't realistic for me in the beginning. She developed them in like 0.1 seconds flat- or something like that. One day she hates him and the next evening she's jealous and upset.

I w
Maria "Rosie" Poli
Jun 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing


Gunnar Haze is HOT!! Has a filthy mouth that that is soooo good! I read this book in one sitting, could not put it down! Lena Black has rocked it!

From the moment that Lacey & Gunnar meet, they combust, there are sparks flying. She is the good girl, but feisty. Gunnar is the tattooed Rock God; he is blunt, arrogant and takes women for his pleasure. But, that is just what others see; the exterior. There is more to Lacey (Lace) and Gunnar and t
Jun 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book by Lena Black that, I've read. I can say without a doubt this won't be my last either. I truly loved this book and can't wait for more.

In Metal and Lace this is the story of two people Gunner aka rockstar and Lace aka reporter. The story truly flowed between these two and had me laughing at times with the banter between them. I loved the chemistry with them and it truly just flowed though out the story. You get some drama, storyline and some hot sex scenes. This was fabulou
Lorena  Garcia -- Brittany's Book Blog
**Received an ARC in exchange for an honest review**

Totally loved how this book started off, the first sentence had me already so I knew I was going to really enjoy the hell out of this rocker book. First I want to say that I love reading books about rock, sex, drugs, women and all that involves the whole rock-n-roll scene.

This one was a little different for me though because it seems like this godlike rocker falls for a prissy woman. She is definitely hot but I just can't imagine that a man lik
Jade Simcox (3 Degrees Of Fiction)
Please excuse me while I take a cold shower!

OK, I'm back. I've collected my thoughts ready to write this review.
For me this is one of those books that when you start it you just don't want to put it down, you have to keep reading to see what happens, but then when you do finally finish it you miss the characters.
I want more of Gunnar Haze.
He's sexy as hell, got tattoos everywhere & a beard.
But Gunnar is so much more then his appearance, and we see that in this book.
Then there's Lace. She is
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was ok
I know this book got a lot of 4-5 star reviews but it just fell short for me on multiple angles. I couldn't relate to any of the characters or really get into the story. One might say it's because i've read so many good books lately that I've become jaded. Gunner is this tough and rugged bad-ass with a beard who f#%ks like an animal but before lace he couldn't stay hard or get hard for any girl... Okay... And Lace, -she's a sex-kitten in heals and sarcastic and stands up for herself. But the mom ...more
Allison Mccullough
Apr 23, 2015 rated it it was amazing
What can I say that hasn't already been said about Lena Black? Well, ladies and gentlemen, Lena has got herself another best-seller with this hot, steamy, sexy, rockstar romance!!! I love the fact that she has taken her brilliant writing style and shown us a new seductive outlet!! Gunnar Haze is "sex on a stick" and sets this story on fire from the get go!! Lacey Cummings is a hard-working woman trying to keep herself together at all costs, which is extremely hard to do around Gunnar!!! I absolu ...more
Apr 22, 2015 rated it it was amazing
METAL & LACE is not your typical hard rocker story. Yes, the hero is a guy any hot blooded woman would swoon over. He's sexy, intense and takes what he wants, However, Gunnar Haze also has a heart, one that was severely damaged years ago. A string of one night stands and regular bed buddies is basically all he desires, that is until he meets Lacey, who is writing a story about him and his band. Lacey at first appears to be the complete opposite of Gunnar. Opposites do attract don't they?
Dessure (DD's Book Room)
Aug 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
Gunnar Haze is rock star personafied. He's hot, and he's in tune with it. When he confronts L. Cummings he figures it was man. Only to find out L. Cummings is a girl. His world gets knocked off its axis when he first sees her.

When Lace met Gunnar she expected him to be a trypical rock star. Who cares about nothing but himself. When she gets the chance to go on tour with him and his band and to rewrite the article he's so upset about.

What Lace doesn't expect is to fall for him. But will he allow
Hooked On Books
Jul 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is my first book that I have picked up of Lena's and what an addictive read.

Lacey is a reporter sent to write a revised article on Gunner Haze after her original one was less than pleasant, but she got more than she bargained.

This isn't your typical rock start book, it was so addictive. Gunner is hot, his dirty mouth will have your toes curling. Lots of humour and banter between the two kept the story light hearted.

Lacey is sweet and innocent, but that's only until Gunner unleashes the side
May 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This is seriously one smokin' hot panty melting book! Lena Black takes you through to another world as only she can do. Metal & Lace has it all...drama, heartbreak, loss, sex, anger, and so much more. I love the way this story pulls you in from page one until you've turned to the very last. This is one emotional rollercoaster that you will want to ride again and again. Gunnar & Lacey are so uniquely right for each other and they show us all what it's like to fight for the one thing that ...more
Laura- BookBistroBlog
Apr 28, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Lena, This book right here is just another example of the wonderful author you are!!! This book was totally different from your A Dominant series. Gunner was Hot and just the right person for this character...lost but barely surviving in life. Then comes Lacey who is high society, suffering from a recent break up... These two were made for each other!! You made the story flow, at the perfect pace. Created a great story that I couldnt stop reading!!! Bravo to YOU!!!
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: love-erotica
Loved this book. Review to follow.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was ok
It was not what I expected it to be.
Oct 07, 2017 rated it really liked it

This story you can feel the sexual tension immediately. Gunner is a bad boy rocker, but he is looking for some meaning in his life. Lacey is the good girl, not the typical groupie but man she rocks is world. Gunnar Haze is HOT!! Has a filthy mouth. LOVE IT...
Aug 01, 2015 rated it really liked it
Anarchy Reigns frontman Gunnar Haze is used to getting what he wants, when he wants. He lives a life with no rules and has no plans of stopping it any time soon. That was until a review by L. Cummings in Rocked Candy Review ripped them apart. When Gunnar went to confront the writer and have them retract the review he didn’t expect that writer be a woman or that she’s make him want things he’s never wanted before. Lacey Cummings never thought her review of the metal band Anarchy Reigns would have ...more
Jul 27, 2015 rated it liked it
I tried to love this book but I just couldn't. It was okay, a perfect 'filler' book. Something to read and pass the time whilst I wait for highly anticipated releases. That may sound harsh, but it's truthful.

I don't know if I should have read other books by this author, perhaps the characters had been mentioned elsewhere, but reading this book I felt like I should have already known the characters. As if they had been introduced elsewhere, in another book, and I was supposed to read this story
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
When this story started, I was like “what do we have here?” do we have frustrated rocker, that needs a woman to right his ways? Is he a junkie or who can’t keep it in his pants? I didn’t expect that this rocker, Gunnar was going to be just as much a savior to Lacey.

I was thrown for a loop. Gunnar was a rocker who took his work seriously and wanted to show Lacey, the beautiful journalist, that he could still bring it, he could still rock out and stand out amongst others. He wanted respect, more
Books Laid Bare
Aug 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Metal & Lace. Wow!
I need to get me a Gunnar because boy, this man hits you with both barrels on page one and he just never lets up.
He is bad to the bone, if you were to look up the term “manwhore” in the thesaurus, you will find his picture right there under the description but he can back up the terminology, because this rocker is not only tattooed, he’s adored with metalwork in all the right places (if you know what I mean) and he has a mouth that knows who to rock filthy like a pro!
Sanne Heremans
Jul 06, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
***ARC provided in exchange for an honest review - Sanne / Scandalous Book Blog***

You know when you think of rock stars you have some sort of set picture in your head?

The sex, drugs and rock & roll kind of picture.

Well, while we do get a glimpse into that life this novel gives us more. It digs just that little deeper into the real life and what goes on when the lights are out and the show is over.

We are shown the development of Lace and Gunnar as persons and most of all we get to see that re
Erin McFarland
Aug 09, 2015 rated it really liked it
A fun, sexy, read with smart mouthed characters and hot steamy rock star sex...what more could you want??

If you love rock star romances, you seriously need to check this book out. Gunnar Haze is a rock God. A different woman any time he wants, drugs, booze, adoring fans, what else could he want? Then he meets Lace. The snarky, take no bs reporter who got under his skin from day 1.

These two are hot together. I love a couple that defies the odds despite the fact that they shouldn't be together at
Elena Cruz (Jazzy World of E's Bookshelf)
In the world of Rocker Romances, Metal & Lace by Lena Black not only delivers a story that is unique in its own way, but also gives readers the swoon worthy Gunnar Haze. A character that commands each page, making it easy to see why the rocker and ultimate bad boy is the fantasy of all the women he meets. We first meet Gunnar in the alley of a club as he's having sex with a woman he met earlier that night. While things seem to be going good, it leaves him feel unsatisfied and angry. This hap ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Metal & Lace was my introduction to Lena Black, and I devoured it in one sitting.

Gunner Haze follows no rules. He's a filthy mouthed, HOT, famous rock star, who lives his life on the edge. Arrogant with no filter, he has no problem using women for his pleasure, and disappearing before morning. Lacey is a beautiful, feisty reporter, who doesn't have a wild bone in her body. She has spent her life making everyone else happy with little thought to her own happiness. Both Gunner and Lacey are ba
Beth Jones
May 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Metal & Lace by Lena Black

5 Sexy Gunner Rockstars

This is the first Lena Black book I have read and oh my hotness I am so glad I had the opportunity. Gunner is just yummy yum yum.

A hot rockstar who is livid over an article of one's opinion of his band turns him into a raging loon and we are so glad it did, we as in myself and my personal friends Gunner and Lacey. Due to hothead loon Gunner, reporter Lacey has to rewrite her opinion of Gunner and his band's career and talent.

Sweet innocent L
Aug 06, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Metal & Lace was deeply erotic and an education in emotional growth. Both of these characters were damaged in their own way. Some huge gaping wounds while others may be small bruises that they didn't noticed until poked. Gunner Haze is a self indulgent rocker who seems to be depressed, lifeless and sad at the direction of his life and not really knowing why or what to do about it. Like most people who are lost he just keeps going through the motions. That is until Lacey a journalist for a mu ...more
Aug 05, 2015 rated it really liked it
Metal and Lace...the story of a poor little rich girl and a hot rock god.

Lacey loves Anarchy Reigns but lately their stuff has been lackluster. They don't seem to give it their all and as a music journalist it's her job to let people know.

Gunner Haze lead singer of Anarchy Reigns. is a dirty talking, motorcycle riding, crass, bearded wet dream. He reads an article in an industry magazine about how crappy their last show was. The article, written by L. Cummings pissed him off so much he went to
Louise White
Jul 21, 2015 rated it really liked it
Having been a lover of Lena's A Dominant series I jumped at the chance to read this book. Having not really read much in the way of Rock Star romances this book was an enjoyable read.

Gunner Haze is your typical Rock God, living life to the max in a sex and drug induced haze.

When an article comes out that completely rips to shreds his band latest performance he goes in search of the author. He does not expect to find Lacey. Both of them have opinions of the other but find themselves stuck togeth
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