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Rock the Boat

(Midnight Fate #1)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  457 ratings  ·  117 reviews
Easton Beck's known as the guy who ran. The guy who took his band out of the public eye to recover from the loss that shattered his world and his heart.

Lark Williams has officially sworn off all men. Despite her world falling apart six weeks ago, she agrees to participate in The Perfect Match Cruise. After all, who would turn down a Caribbean vacation?

But like love, The
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Published February 24th 2016
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Feb 19, 2016 rated it liked it
Rock the Boat is the story of Lark Williams and Easton Beck. One is fresh out of a relationship and mending a broken heart while the other has been escaping his reality after a tragic loss. Both find themselves paired up during The Perfect Match cruise. It’s like online dating but at sea, and in person, and without the ability to escape.

I did enjoy this story. It was a quick and cute romance that also gave you a few great co-staring characters that were likable. The one thing that drove me a bi
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Easton Beck's known as the guy who ran. The guy who took his band out of the public eye to recover from the loss that shattered his world and his heart.

Lark Williams has officially sworn off all men. Despite her world falling apart six weeks ago, she agrees to participate in The Perfect Match Cruise. After all, who would turn down a Caribbean vacation?

But like love, The Perfect Match is unpredictable. Two hearts are on a collision course, only they couldn
Three Chicks
Feb 28, 2016 rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

Easton is taking a break from his fame as a rock star. After he lost his love Shea, he and the band signed on to do gigs on cruise ships. He gets to keep his music, but he's out of the public's eye. Lark is just about to have her long time boyfriend move in with her when she literally catches him screwing the hell out of one of the secretaries from his work. Bye bye roommate.

Lark's girlfriend convinces her to go on the Perfect Match cruise. What's the worst that can happen-sh
Rock the Boat is a fun, sweet contemporary romance, with an interesting storyline and likeable characters. I really enjoyed the premise of this book...a kind of a modern take on The Love Boat. (Okay, I might just be showing my age with that one!)

Lark is trying to get over a break-up, Easton is still coming to terms with a devastating loss. Lark is convinced to take this cruise by her bestfriend, while Easton, the lead singer of the "house band", is unknowingly set-up by one of his close friends.
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
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Review copy kindly provided by author in exchange for a honest review
I had high hopes for this book and whilst overall I wasn’t disappointed. There was some little things that should have not be said or thought. Rock the Boat is a standalone romance that capitalises the whole new trend of arrangement marriages but with a twist. A cruises for singles where everyone is paired up with their perfect match.
However not everyone is too thrilled by the whole idea
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
Actual Rating: 4.5 Stars!

"Mine. It's been forever since I've been able to call anyone mine let alone have them own any part of me."

"I'm scared." I'm scared he's going to walk out of this room and I'll never see him again. Even worse, I'm afraid I'll never feel this alive again. Because despite the anger, tears, and frustration, he gives me more than I ever thought I needed. He taught me I don't always have to take care of myself on my own. That it's ok to depend on a man for even my most basic n
Feb 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
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4-4.5 stars. I really liked this storyline idea. Lark Williams is going on a singles cruise with the promise of The Perfect Match with her best friend Noelle. They fill out a questionnaire that generates a match for the both of them to meet up with on this particular cruise. Lark's heart has been broken by her most recent relationship so she's not too optimistic that she will find anything beyond a potential hookup on this trip. Easton Beck, a musician for Midnight Fate, has been living on the c ...more
This book is difficult for me to rate. I had a hard time getting into the story or caring about the characters. The h is very much "woe is me, my life sucks so bad" and the H is a combination of borderline depressed and "I'm in love with an angel." Now, don't get me wrong. I'm sure there are plenty of people out there who would enjoy this book. It certainly has some things going for it. Unfortunately, I am not one of those people.

What I liked:
1) The dual povs. While Easton's pov doesn't really m
Shelley Jarin
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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“You’ve managed to heal me and tear me apart in the same week. That’s got to be some kind of record."

Will it take just one week to fall inlove with your perfect match?

Lark was still recovering from her failed relationship and with a big big push from her bestfriend Noelle, she agreed to come with her on a one week cruise. The catch? It’s a dating cruise called The Perfect Match. She said she has sworn off men, she won’t fall and get her heart beaten again. But one look at her perfect match throw
Pam Nelson
Sep 19, 2016 rated it liked it
3 Rock Rock the Boat Stars

You know those books, you are super happy to read but when you’re in to it your like hmmm.

This book is kind of that for me. Don’t get me wrong I didn’t hate it but I didn’t love it I am in the in-between, maybe I was expecting too much? I think the plot of this book was pretty cool.

You go on a boat cruise and meet your perfect match. Kinda cool I think. I love that Lark’s girlfriend gets her to go, to get her out of her funk after a terrible break up. Because let’s fac
Katie (Leave Me Alone I Am Reading)
soooo.. I just finished my very first Gia Riley book (I know, I know I am ashamed to even say that I have not read her books before) and I can tell you it will NOT be my last.

I received and ARC for an honest opinion and I'm going to give it to you :-)

I loved this book! The plot was original and the twists and turns that were totally unexpected made it very hard to put down! I loved the concept of a quiz like matching for potential partners on a cruise, it was a fresh take on meeting your potent
Shameca Smith
Feb 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing

"You’re my favorite addiction, baby, but believe me when I say, I will fuck you so hard on the ship, the boat will be rockin’.”

Another book by Gia Riley and she doesn't disappoint! I mean, look at that cover!! This story follows Lark and Easton while on a cruise, playing a match game. Lark is still trying to get over what happened to her just weeks ago and is using this as a distraction. Easton suffered the biggest loss of his life. He and his band disappeared from the limelight and
Lark Williams did not want to go on the Perfect Match cruise, but she knows it would disappoint her best friend. Still trying to move past her ex's betrayal, Lark really doesn't want to get involved with another man.

Easton Beck has his own reasons for not wanting to get in a relationship, he doesn't think that will be something he wants again. When his friends sets him up for a Perfect Match on the cruise he is performing at, he reluctantly agrees. Things look up when he meets Lark. No rules, n
Glenna Maynard
Jun 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This was one of those kinda mushy cheesy books, that you can't help but get sucked into. Really liked Easton and such a sexy name Full review to come. ...more
Michelle Austin
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Title: Rock the Boat
Author: Gia Riley
Release Date:2-24-16
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Rock the Boat was a hot and steamy boat rocking 5 stars.
Romance, Hot Alpha Rock star

”I’m human,--I don’t want to spend the rest of my life alone.

This is Lark and Easton’s story told in alternating POV.

Lark is talked into going on a cruise with her friend and completes the required survey to match her up with the Pe
Ashley Jasper
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
4.5 Rockin' Stars

Well Gia Riley has done it once again. Her ability to venture into any genre of romance and write a page turner blows my mind. Rock the Boat was so different from her other books, here she really upped the sexiness. However, it still had the same charm and touches of humor that I've come to know and love from her work.

I really liked Lark. She is equal parts shy and sexy, sarcastic and soulful. She was a beautiful mess- and rightfully so after what her jerk of an ex did to her. T
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
When I started reading Rock the Boat, I expected a good story. Gia has always delivered on that aspect. But I wasn’t expecting what I read. Sure if you asked me what I was expecting, I would probably tell you I am not sure, but it wasn’t this. Rock the Boat is really good. Like all around great, not that this should have surprised me. Perhaps it was just the book I didn't know I was looking for. It is a contemporary romance that features two people who have been broken by life and circumstance. ...more
Dec 15, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 stars

Rock the Boat is a new standalone novel by Author Gia Riley. It is fast, sweet, and saucy romance featuring a hot rocker and a scorned lover.

"I gave my heart away - and it got torn into a billion pieces. The last thing I want to do is fall for some guy who has the potential to do it all over again."

Lark found the love of her life. He was the perfect man who loved her in all the right ways...until he didn't. Now, she has the chance of a lifetime to meet her perfect match and live happily
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review for Stephanie's Book Reports.

Easton Beck is the lead singer of his band. A band that was on their way to the top until Easton's world was shattered. Now on cruise ships hiding from the world his entire band followed him. He's destroyed and angry. He's given up on love. He doesn't need it or want it. His band and his music is all he needs.

Lark Williams is six weeks into getting her heart torn out and stomped on. She however has agr
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have to say the only reason I first picked up a book by this author is because we share the same first name. After that I have gotten every book she writes because they are all awesome. Rock the Boat is a great read.

Easton is great. He's a rock star but he doesn't have the typical cocky rock star attitude. Easton is hurting from his past love. He and his band has been out of the spotlight for a while and playing on a cruise ship. The cruise ship they are on is The Perfect Match and it a cruis
Yvette (Booksandbandanas)
Feb 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
If your looking for a book that will give you a sexy ass cruise filled with drunken nights, holy hotness, and emotions from cheating to saying goodbye to your past this is the book for you.

Lark and Easton had me smiling from the first few chapters. I really felt like I was on this cruise with them. They both have ugly pasts and they are just trying to move forward in the future, whether that is together or separately you will have to read to find out.

The friendships and secondary characters in
Tracy Gray
Feb 11, 2016 rated it really liked it
A great read from cover to cover. The romance was rocking the boat for sure. Easton is drowning his sorrows by disappearing onto a cruise liner not once looking for anyone that would literally rock his boat. Lark is just getting over a long term relationship and doesn't trust anyone. Can they overcome their pasts to make a future with each other? It's light hearted, emotional and funny. Sometimes I wanted to slap them and tell them to grow a pair but that keeps you enthralled in the book. Easy f ...more
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.5 Stars!

This was a cute romance that had some FUN characters and a different story line (Cruise ship and The Perfect Match) that kept my interest throughout. Easton stole the show in this book - his character was tormented, yet he had that sweet side.

I wanna see more of Midnight Fate!!!
Jan 12, 2016 rated it it was amazing
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"Love will find you when you least expectit. It will knock on your ass and show no mercy. Most importantly, it will rock you to your core."

There are many things I learned from this book:
1. Always expect the unexpected, life is full with a bunch of surprises.
2. That true love isn't easy, it's complicated, because nothing that worths is going to be easy, you have to earn it, and then it will be yours for life...and
3. we don't have to take life for granted, we have to live every single day as i
Jezabell Girl
Feb 11, 2016 rated it liked it
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3.5 Stars

A watery romance!

I have had this book’s release date in my diary for what seems like forever. Something about it called to me [ok so it’s about a rockstar!] and I couldn’t wait to read it.

Based primarily on a cruise ship, a match-making cruise ship no less, this story introduces us to Easton Beck and Lark Williams, both of whom have loved and lost [well, Lark forcibly removed her ex from her life].

Easton and his band are working on the cruise ship whilst he comes to terms with the los
Sarah Queen
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Rock the boat – Gia Riley.

**Reviewed on behalf of book happiness**

I can’t put in to words how much I enjoyed this book. Gia Riley has completely blew me away!

This is the story of Easton Beck and Lark Williams who meet on a cruise ship after they both get pushed to taking part in a singles cruise called Perfect Match.
Lark is there with her best friend Noelle, who after finding her long term boyfriend with another woman. Noelle being the best friend that she is, books two tickets on a singles crui
Ana Rita
Feb 26, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Another book, another passion, another way to confirm that love conquers all and that nothing in life is guaranteed. While reading Rock the boat by Gia Riley I had this confirmation and I was so in love with the characters.
I really enjoyed reading this book, and i know that you will love it too, because if you are a terrible romantic like i am, this is what you are looking for.
"Rock the Boat" give us the story from Lark and Easton point of view and you can feel what they are feeling in that mom
Feb 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Oh My Jesus!!!

My world was rocked, I mean my WORLD WAS EFFING ROCKED!!! I have been a fan of Gia Riley from book and I saw her grow as a writer, her stories getting stronger and this book is epicness to the hundreth power. Girlfriend, has delivered a book so hot I had to take a cold shower!!!

Lark goes on this cruise to meet her perfect match after catching the douche she was with with someone else. She literally gets dragged on this cruise by her friend Noelle; who I absolutely fell in love with
Feb 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
Rock the Boat is seriously engaging and awesome read. I devoured this story – it made me want to go on a fun adventure with my best friend and see what fate has in store for me.

Lark Williams has been convinced by her friend that she needs to throw caution to the wind and enjoy a week of debaucherous behavior aboard a matchmaking cruise. Part of her agrees, so she boards the boat not actually looking for love but thinking maybe she can experience a tawdry affair. Definitely nothing permanent thou
Kristen Johnson
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book kept me on my toes wondering which way it would go.

Easton hasn't been the same for a while, the Rocker who disappeared suddenly finds himself questioning his future. With the help of his band mates/friends he finds himself taking part in a perfect match singles cruise with the intention of moving on from his past, but Easton doesn't feel ready.

Lark is still trying to move past her cheating ex and though she's not ready to jump on the dating wagon again, she can't refuse her best frie
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Bestselling author Gia Riley has been in love with writing romance since high school when she took her very first creative writing class. From the small but mighty state of Delaware, she’s a country girl at heart, traveling back to her roots in Pennsylvania as often as she can.

She’d rather pick truth than dare, bake than cook, and will always choose coffee over tea.

Just like life, her stories ar

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