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River James

(The Rockers of Steel #3)

4.49  ·  Rating details ·  720 ratings  ·  118 reviews
When he fell in love, he fell hard. When he lost her, he lost his will.

Drugs, sex, and rock and roll—in that order—became his life.

River James, the drummer for Steel Total Destruction, loved the brotherhood he formed with his unlikely best friend and his band mates, and the family he found in his label until one tragic accident takes it all away in the blink of an eye. Twi
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Published January 31st 2016 by MJ Fields
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Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
Holy shit. Gritty, raw and chokingly real, Fields delivers an emotional and angst ridden novel that drums right into your heart and soul. River is flawed. Hurt. Tormented. He’s an addict but, as most addicts do, he doesn’t truly recognize the level of his problem. There’s a reason for his addiction – for his desire to escape the world surrounding him – for wanting to check out of reality and bask in the bliss of the drug. He’s fighting so hard to forget the past that he almost misses out on his ...more
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I could just kick myself for not reading any of this series before. I have them sitting on my kindle, just haven't made the time. That's changing right now! This book was freaking terrific!

River is the ultimate tortured hero. He deflects the pain inside onto everyone else around him, especially his closest friends. He feels responsible for the death of the only girl he ever possibly loved...a girl his very best friend also loved. An accident that keeps him from being able to play the drums uncov
If you follow my reviews, you'll notice that I have an addiction to Kai and Wen as narrators. They are magical together and they've done an amazing job with this series.

Where do I begin with River James? We already know he's all sorts of fucked up--if only because he stays that way in the first two books. But there has to be more to him than that, right?

The answer is yes. Yes, there is so much more to our River that he very quickly jumped to the top of my STD favorites. Yes, River James is bett
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Give me a minute to collect my thoughts on this book.

Way to go River!!!

While I didn’t care for him much in Finn, he really changed my option of him in this book. I wanted to cry for the little boy who lost so much and hold him while he fought his inner demons as a man. I was a little apprehensive going into this book as I didn’t know how MJ Fields would spin River's story. I was completely blown away this book. Mostly by how much pain and suffering River had to endure as a chi
L.J. Sexton
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First of all I have had to ask for forgiveness from my other Steel Crushes as I fell in love with River James.
Ms.Fields never disappoints. River James is a broken, dirty mouthed, hot as all hell drummer for the band STD (Steel Total Distruction). After an horrific accident his carreer hangs in the balance and the past won't stay in the past. He has ways to help him forget but they are only temporary. After a brief lets just call it an encounter with someone he didn't know was going to turn his l
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
River James - drummer, addict, man-whore, wild man extraordinaire. After his accident he could really give a flying F*** about what was going on around him. Losing his best friend once the secrets of the past come to light. Losing his job with a bum wrist and now...well lets just say he is a lost soul. Until Keanna Sutton happens upon him while waiting to start his physical therapy. She's not his usual type, but there is something about this sassy, smart mouthed girl that really gets him going.

Kristin Campbell
Jan 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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OMG! I lmfao throughout this book. Hilarious! I love River! I couldn't believe half the things that came out of his mouth (no filter whatsoever!). He was crass, crazy, and whoa, don't get on his bad side, because you might eat dog poop...literally. lmao!
Renee Entress
Jan 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 star

Hot, steamy, passionate, sexy, and heartbreaking. MJ’s stories grip you from the first page sucking you into the story until the very end. The story has laughs, pain, secrets, suspense, betrayal, and heartbreak.

If you have not read the below I would recommend reading those books(s) first
Memphis Black (The Rockers of Steel #1)
Finn Beckett (The Rockers of Steel #2)

This is Keanna and River’s story. River has been drowning his past in drugs and women. When he meets Keanna he wants her but is
Jan 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of River James by M.J. Fields in exchange for an honest review.
I can not even begin to tell you just how amazing River James is. M.J. Fields has really written a fantastic book that has you falling in love with with one of the biggest jerks on the planet. However, River's backstory will have you reaching for the tissues and you will be begging for a HEA for this Hot Alpha Bad boy.

Keanna is a wonderful heroine and she really has the most perfect attributes. She has overcome her
Reflections of a Book Geek
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc-from-author, r, arc
4.5 Stars

I wasn't expecting good things from this book, not only was there a warning in the beginning of the book to tell us what a jerk River James is but he was a complete douche most of he time in the previous stories!! There is something definitely wrong with me though since I have to say I loved River. He was a total d!ck for about 80% of this story but there was just something about him that drew me in.

Keanna was a good heroine but I really think River stole the show, well him and Tink!!
Veronica LaRoche
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I couldn't wait to read River's book and I wasn't disappointed at all. River is a character that you root for and want him to have his HEA. With his rocker career on hold after the accident River wants to shut everyone out and just get lost In his high. When he meets Keanna he knows that she is different then any woman he has been with. They both have past's and need each other more then they like to admit. Every time I read this series I would crack up laughing with what comes out of there mout ...more
Christyandjeff Hudgins
Jan 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I just don't know how she does it??? How does MJ write a story that grabs you at the beginning and you can't let go until the emotional rollercoaster is over. River was everything she promised. A very unlikely hero, but you really pull for him to beat his demons. Keana walks that thin line of helping and not enabling while still healing herself. She is a strong character and I loved her strength and vulnerability. They both end up helping each other. Another great story from MJ Fields!!!!
I think I'm giving up on this series. The first 25% was so hard to get into. The character dump from the author's past series just gets old. The next 25% made me yawn.

I do not feel the chemistry with the H/h. And frankly, that's all on the author and the MC's issues. They just didn't feel like a likely couple. The h never felt authentic and the H just wasn't lovable.

Not sure about OW/OM, I gave up midway. BWWM.
Rosie J.
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: All Romance Lovers
A dirty talking rocker meets a girl that's up for the challenge of HIM.

When her eyes flutter open, I look into them. “I just rocked your fucking world.” She nods slowly. “Now roll the fuck over so I can make good on my promise to shatter it.” -River

I was only supposed to read a few pages but this story grabbed me. Longer review ... soon!
Jan 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow that was such a emotional read for me, I truly felt Rivers pain that he carried for way to long. River will make you hate him so much one minute and then you will fall so in love with him the next! I can't wait for so much more ❤️ if you haven't read #River yet you need to now.
5 Stars for this BWWM rockstar romance. Not only was this a hot read it was so well written. Ms. Fields has a new fan!
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Rating: 5 out of 5 Stars
POV: His & Hers / 1st person
Naughty Factor: 4 out of 5

I knew I was going to love River's story and loved it so much more than I thought possible. River has always been my favorite STD member. Hi comic relief has always been so entertaining but learning more about him and seeing him get his HEA was awesome!!!!

My poor River. After reading his story, it becomes so apparent how his humor and sarcasm is to cover so much of the pain tha
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is book three in The Rockers of Steel by MJ Fields. I was really excited to read River’s book and find out what made him who he is now.

River is in a fucked up place with what happened between him and Finn. The hate River has for Finn had me speechless. Everyone around him could see the anger and hurt he was going through. With River, instead of talking about his issues, he used drugs and sex as a way of coping with his own issues. Then we meet Keanna, who is dealing with her own personal i
Suzi (Obsessive Reading Disorder)

STD is back in the house!! The chart topping band discovered by Xavier Steel is reeling from the damage done to their drummer, River James, in a car accident. River’s surly attitude does not help as the guys try and encourage him to do his rehab so he can get back and play.

River James is one messed up dude. The author lays out all the trigger warnings and crude personality traits before the book even begins. He is crass, unfiltered and interacts with women only long enough to get the
Twinsie Talk Angie J
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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River James by MJ Fields
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*Annoyed Breath* RJ!
*Pulls my hair* RIVER!
*Beats his chest* RIVER JAMES!
*Falls crazy in love and whispers* River-Effing-James………You filthy FILTHY man!!!
River is a hot mess. I mean like REALLY HOT MESS!! He is so lost in his head over circumstances t
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
5 Stars!

I love this author. She is amazing and writes pure genius. From the very first book, I was hooked. Every book I have read since has been nothing short of perfection. She writes strong heroines who we can relate too and sexy alpha males who make you swoon and should come with a panty-warning.

Each book she writes flawlessly and gives us a masterpiece that sticks with us long after its over. You will laugh, cry, swoon, smile, laugh and definitely fall in love. While I love the Men of Steel
Keeana Bookalicious Babes Blog
This book is Raw, sexy, intriguing, you get sucked into this world of sex, drugs, rock and Roll frienship, relationships,and much more!!

MJ, dose it yet again this woman is so freaking talented, her writting is sexy, raw, and beautiful!! the way her words flow and how she can make you mad, in one sentence then leave your panties wet then make you cry in the next.

I've been inside many women Keanna. Is that gonna be A problem?

Holly hotness, River, is so sexy, blunt, nasty, Raw , and that dirty mou
Valerie Degeorge
Jan 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
River James how I love thee.
Wow!!!! I'm hooked I'm in love and I'm cheating on Finn, I'm sorry but I can't stress enough how much River worked my heart and grabbed me hook line and sinker.

MJ Fields you are brilliant, every book I read of yours grabs me and doesn't let me go and let me tell you this book is definitely my favorite. I was so hesitant about River in previous books , I didn't know how to read him but my heart broke for him learning what he endured in his past and how he survived no
Jan 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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This is book #3 in The Rockers of Steel Series.
I gave this book 5 stars.
Yes, it can be read as a stand alone, BUT these books are about a group of men that are in all of the books.. SO I recommend that you read from book one.

River James. What can you say about this man? He is a tainted soul, he is bruised, battered and damaged in every way that they come, but River is perfection.. Once he lets you in, you'll never be the same. He does everything 150%.. He is bad ass. He loves hard, he giv
Sarah - Vanilla Twist Reads
Jan 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Wow just Wow MJ Fields has totally rocked this one out of the park, River James sexy bad boy drummer of STD (Steel Total Destruction) likes to chase the high, he uses it as a mask to hide behind but what happens when his world comes crashing down around him, friendships strained, career possibly in danger, and his past is catching up with him.

Keeana Sutton has just come out of a relationship and is determined to be the strong independent woman her Grandmother raised her to be focusing on her jo
Jackie Wright
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
5 Star Review
I was given this book for an honest review
MJ Fields has given us yet another fantastic read with her next installment in the Rockers of Steele Series and this time its the drummer's story.
River James is what life as a sexy bad boy rocker is all about, always chasing the next high and always moving on to the next groupie. He is full of anger and hurt and he lashes out at whoever is closest.....
Keeana Sutton has just come out of a bad relationship, joined the gym and is determined to
Elizabeth Clinton
Jan 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
MJ Fields was once again brings us back into the lives of the band STD and we finally get to see and experience the life of its out of control drummer River James. River James is all about the life of a rock star the next high the next groupie but what we really get to see is the life behind the mask that he wears. When we last saw River he is recovering from a crash where many past secrets are revealed and all that pain finally comes to a head but what he doesn't expect is to meet one person wh ...more
Jan 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Let me start with saying in the previous books I have found River James annoying. I was indifferent to him. So when MJ Fields sent me the book, I groaned out loud. Not because I don't adore her books, but because I didn't think I would enjoy reading about River.

That being said, I dug in. I found River the biggest butt head on the face of the Earth and wanted to shake Keanna because I really like her character. River was just such a jerk. About 68% into the book, I texted MJ and told her I hated
Nov 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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River James is a foul mouthed, no holds barred, troubled young man. He is also an amazing guy who has been hurt numerous times. He discovers Keanna at the rehab center where his life is changed forever. River turns to Keanna for help and she wants to help him but he's stubborn as all hell. Can River overcome his demons that have been chasing him for years.
This is a MUST READ book by MJ Fields. This book is an amazing story as always. River is definitely a one of a kind man. His story is intense
Kelly w/ BOOKS to LUST BY
Jan 13, 2016 rated it it was amazing
River, OMG, RIVER!
MJ outdid herself with this book. At the end of Finn, I was so angry with River that I didn't think I would ever like him, much less love him. River is damaged, addicted, sexy, alpha, crazy, but loving and absolutely amazing. River melts hearts and panties everywhere he goes. Demons from the past follow River everywhere. His addiction helps him cope with the hell he has lived. But all demons must surface, when they do, you need someone strong to help you cope...To become your n
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MJ Fields is a USA Today bestselling author of contemporary romance novels. She lives in New York with her daughter and smoochie faced Newfie, Theo.
When she’s not locked away in the cave, she enjoys spending time with her family, live music, the theatre, singing off key, dancing to her own beat, listening to audio books, and reading of course.

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