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Rock with You

(Risking It All 0.5)

3.90  ·  Rating details ·  218 ratings  ·  80 reviews

Carly Taylor is pretty sure she's dreaming. It's not possible that Sam Weiss - rock star god and sexy hotness personified - is actually in her bakery. This sort of thing never happens in the too-small town of Haven. Or to her. And being stranded in a secluded mountain cabin with the deliciously decadent Sam during an ice storm? This is defi
Kindle Edition, 82 pages
Published August 2nd 2016 by Forever Yours
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Eve (Between The Bookends)
3.5 Stars



I enjoyed this one. Sam Weiss is sent away by his manager to the small town of HAVEN to wait out a scandal and write some new material. There he meets Carly Taylor who runs the local bakery. When an ice storm hits and strands them together the sparks fly, and Sam finds his inspiration. Alas when the ice melts both must go their separate ways. Will they find their way back to each other? You'll have to
Claire Robinson
Aug 12, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: shit-hot-series
3.5 - "I don't usually flirt with rock stars..." Stars!

Rock with You was a really great introduction to Rachel Lacey’s new Risking It All series, it was also my first read from this author and I really clicked with her writing style.

If you like a series set around a small town, featuring recurring secondary characters, but with each book focusing on one particular couple than this is definitely a series you may want to check out. For me series like this are like catnip, so to find an established
⊱ Poppy ⊰


Rock with You is a sweet and entertaining read to get you out a slump or simply to pass your time in a boring lecture or when you can't think of anything to read. It will entertain you with its amazing plot with a sweet relationship between our MC's.

"I hear songs in my head when I make love to you." His voice was a whisper against his neck. "I thought I'd lost my muse, but I'd found her again. She's y
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
* 3,5 stars*

Carly owns a bakery in a small town called Haven, she tends to spend her evenings alone watching movies, reading or listening to music. She is a big daydreamer and sometimes gets lost in her thoughts. Sam is in Haven to lay low for a while after a scandal back in LA and also to get inspiration for new songs. When he enters Carly's bakery one day, they feel instant attraction, but they don't act on it right at that moment. When Carly is about to close for the night, because a big ice
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Rock with You was a sweet, quick and entertaining read.

Author Rachel Lacey is a talented writer, she's given us two characters that were engaging and had fabulous chemistry. And while things between Sam and Carly progressed extremely quickly, I never felt like it was forced.


If you're in the mood for something light, sweet and don't mind the insta love/lust then you will love Rock with You and I highly recommend it.

Thank you to Forever (Grand Central Publishing) via Netgalley for the adv
Anne OK
Aug 11, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2016-reads
Short novella with insta-sex, followed by insta-love all amidst an ice storm in a mountain villa. Carly is a smalltown girl who owns a bakery and Sam is a gorgeous rock star hidden away trying to get his career back on track. Written well -- but everything was way too instantaneous without any buildup for my taste. It is an introduction to Lacey's Risking It All series.
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
"There's this guy..."

Rock With You was my first taste of author Rachel Lacey, but I'll definitely be back for more. This short rocker romance was like chocolate, a very sweet guilty pleasure that I savored, licking my lips when it was over and wishing for more.

Sam is laying low, trying to stay out of the media, while working on songs for his new album. He's had a dry spell lately, and the words just won't come. He lost his muse...

Carly inherited the family bakery from her grandma. She loves to
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Oh, did I enjoy this book! It was very similar to a book I just read, but I think the pairing here was a little more realistic, as was the situation that they found themselves in. Sam and Carly were a great couple, and I loved reading about how they were each affected when the relationship was over. It didn't seem like there was much to this story to lead into a series, but I am definitely interested in reading more of this series!
Under the Covers Book Blog

ROCK WITH YOU is the novella kicking off the new series by Rachel Lacey, Risking It All. I've enjoyed Ms. Lacey's small town contemporaries before so I'm really excited about a new series. But although I did enjoy reading ROCK WITH YOU, it was short. And I think a few things that we missed out on by being so short were more development of the romance and a better setup for the series.

The premise of this novella is always a fun one. Two basic strangers get stranded in a house during some bad we

My review cross-posted from Wit and Sin:

Rock with You is as sweet as one of Carly’s famous cinnamon buns. It’s a fluffy fantasy with a lot of sugar and a dash of spice, which makes it a good summer beach read.

Who wouldn’t love a chance meeting with the insanely handsome rock star of their dreams? Especially if it turns out he is practically perfect in every way. Sam is talented musician who’s struggling to write his new album, which is why he’s taking a
Catherine (The Sassy Bookster)
3.5 Stars

ROCK WITH YOU is the perfect blend of sweet and sexy, and a very enjoyable introduction to Rachel Lacey's writing for me. Rock stars and musicians are really not my favorite thing to read about but small town romances are, which is why I was drawn to this book.

When rock star Sam Weiss finds himself hiding out in a small town to avoid a scandal, the last thing he expects is find his muse and the woman of his dreams, which is exactly what baker Carly Taylor turns out to be.

An ice storm pr
Jun 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Rock with You is a novella that is kicking off the brand new series Risking It All by Rachel Lacey. Since I read started this series out of order I wasn't really sure what I would get when it came to this novella.

We are introduced to Carly who owns a bakery. She doesn't get out much and spends her time doing the things she enjoys even if she does it alone. While working one day, a man who looks like one of her favorite rock stars comes into her shop.

After a scandal broke back home Sam is told
Aug 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc

**Rock with You generously provided by the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.**

5 " music to her ears" Stars

This novella kicking off Rachel Lacey's Risking It All series packed a good 'ole romantic punch. Full of open heart and sexy dialogue, intelligent 3rd person writing, and an easy structure Rock with You left me with a smile on my face in just 80 odd pages. This novella was my first title by Rachel Lacey and won't be my last. It's laced with all the romance and
Aug 02, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance, novella
This being a novella prequel to Lachey's upcoming "Risking It All" series, I already toned down my expectation -- somehow sensing that it would most likely be falling-in-love-instantly kind of situation. And I was right.

While Carly and Sam was trapped at a rented cabin during snow storm for two days helped grounding the intimacy level, making it more believable for me, but I couldn't still pass the fact that they had sex before knowing much about each other *shrugs*. The foreplay with tasting th
Annie Rains
Jul 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sam Weiss is completely SWOON-WORTHY! I LOVED this story from start to finish! I just love a story centered around a storm. This story follows an unlikely couple during a weekend ice storm. Locked in a mansion-sized cabin with only a fireplace and each other to keep them warm?--what could be more romantic!

5 STARS!!! I can't wait for the next is this new series!
Rob.C. Rob.C.
Jan 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not your usual rock star romance.
This is a quick and sexy read featuring a rock star who, for once, isn't a tortured soul doing drugs, getting drunk, and using women. Sam is a sexy hero but I liked that he isn't the stereotypical rock star that usually isn't my cup of tea in romance books. He was actually quite adorable. Carly was a bit of a surprise, as at first she seemed like a responsible and shy woman, but then she did a 180 and lived in the moment, without thinking about the consequences o
Aug 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: jd-read, amazon-done
Rock With You is the first book I have read by Rachel Lacey and I loved it! This book is a rocker romance that hits all the right buttons! It is a short but delectable read and I was bummed when it was over!!

Carly owns a family bakery which she took over when her grandma retired. One day rock god, Sam, walks in. Carly recognizes him instantly since he headlines her favorite band. Sam has been keeping a low profile, staying out of the media, and writing new songs for his next album. Words have el
Jul 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
If you are looking for a quick sweet rock fix this is the book for you. Sam way laying low in a small town in North Carolina working on songs for a new album but nothing was really coming to him…that is until he walked into her bakery. Carly was not only an excellent baker but she was very pretty with an even better personality which drew Sam to her. They both felt that little something but in Carly’s case was it just because she recognized Sam as the rock star he was?

How could she pass up on th
Heather andrews
Jul 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sam can be a little handsy in the mornings, "Sam’s hands slid down to her butt, pulling her closer. “Woke up thinking about you.” I really loved this story it was sweet and spicy and a quick read that packed a punch.
Dixie-Lee Campbell
Rocked their way to a 5 Star rating.
Jun 01, 2018 rated it it was ok
Two stars because they were kind of a cute couple even if it is a little bit of a ridiculous story. Some short stories work well with their brief time, but I think this one ended up being kind of dumb because of it. Let's see how it went.

"Hey, you're hot"
"Hey, you're famous AND hot!"
"Bring me a shit load of bakery items for no reason and don't even end up thinking that's super weird when you realize I'm the only one here."
"Okay! And I'll completely not realize I'm about to be stuck in an ice st
P.e. lolo
Oct 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance
A short story about a baker in a small mountain town who happens to she sees her favorite rock musician. Carly Taylor though wipes that thought out of her head because why would someone famous like Sam Weiss be in their town. Now after a bit when a few people leave she knows it is him. They talk he leaves and she feels good. Before she locks up she answers the phone at it is him Sam asking for her desserts to be delivered to his cabin where he is staying. She brings the goodies but lo and behold ...more
Angela Reed
Oct 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rock With You...making music was never better.

Rock with You is an amazing read. It is short yet very sweet. Carly and Sam truly make beautiful music together. I laughed and had heart swooning moments. The characters were amazing. This book had a steady pace you could enjoy. I really loved the story. Average girl meets famous rock star. Carly and Sam are perfect.

Rachel Lacey is an amazing author. Her writing style is bold and passionate. She has all the elements that make for an amazing writer.
Melinda Hennies
Jul 23, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweets seal the deal

Carly owns a bakery and meet Rick star Sam. Sam is blown away by her delicious sweets. He calls to request a delivery and Carly ends up stranded in an ice storm. The chemistry ignites and Sam and Carly find they like each other a lot. They part but both are miserable yet Sam has written great album material. Sam
goes back to talk as he finds he can't without Sweet Carly!
Jun 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
This is a very good super short book about Carly Taylor and Sam Weiss. Carly is a bakery owner in Haven and Sam is a Rock Star who has been sent to Haven to lay low and write songs. Sam goes into Carly's bakery and she realizes who he is, Sam gets something to eat and drink and sits down and watches Carly and all of a sudden he is writing music again. This is the book before Run To You.
Janie Evans
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
"Rock with You (Risking It All, #0.5)" by Rachel Lacey is a great, short, romantic story between Carley and Sam. He meets her, tastes her baked goods (yes, actual bakery goods,) and then calls her to deliver every single bakery item in her store. Then they get stuck in a storm and 'OH MY!'
Aug 19, 2018 rated it really liked it
What an awesomely hot book. It is insta-love, but somehow it works.
Dec 17, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: una

Rock With You
Risking It All, Book #0.5
By Rachel Lacey
ISBN: 9781455567959
Brought to you by OBS reviewer Una


Carly Taylor is pretty sure she’s dreaming. It’s not possible that Sam Weiss – rock star god and sexy hotness personified – is actually in her bakery. This sort of thing never happens in the too-small town of Haven. Or to her. And being stranded in a secluded mountain cabin with the deliciously decadent Sam du
Sep 25, 2016 rated it it was ok
A lot of sex [obviously] but not graphic so you don't need to blush and make sure no one is reading over your shoulder... It does however lack chemistry between the characters.... And to be honest... I have a bit of a hard time with this insta love kind of story's... Insta lust yes, insta love no..
Tiffany Reads It All
I tend to stay away from books with rock star heroes. Of the admittedly few rock star heroes I've read, I've found that they tend to be manwhores and that's just not my thing. However, I made an exception for Rock With You by Rachel Lacey, which is the prequel to her new series, Risking It All. I read and loved Ever After by this author, so I was excited to learn about the new series. While I had some issues with this due to the insta-love factor, the hero turned out to be pretty likable and not ...more
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Rachel Lacey is a contemporary romance author and semi-reformed travel junkie. She's been climbed by a monkey on a mountain in Japan, gone scuba diving on the Great Barrier Reef, and camped out overnight in New York City for a chance to be an extra in a movie. These days, the majority of her adventures take place on the pages of the books she writes. She lives in warm and sunny North Carolina with ...more

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