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Hard Rhythm

(Secrets of a Rock Star #3)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  126 ratings  ·  54 reviews
Are they ready to go all the way?

Maddie Rofel has seen it all. Even the kinkiest games she witnesses working as a hostess in L.A.'s most exclusive private sex club fail to shock her, much less turn her on. Until the night she has a very personal encounter with drummer Chino Garcia, and the two discover an intimate connection neither can deny. Suddenly the jaded hostess is
Paperback, 336 pages
Published January 31st 2017 by Forever
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Hard Rhythm is Cecilia Tan's third book in her Secrets of a Rockstar series and the book that now holds the title for hottest in the series. This is Maddie and Chino's story, whom you know if you've read the previous books, and follows them as they explore the chemistry between them. Chino never thought he would get a chance at the sexy hostess he see's every time he's at L.A's most exclusive sex club. He finally gets his chance at having her, though, when Madd
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This 3rd book in the rockstar/sexclub series is about Maddie and Chino. Chino is the drummer of The Rough and Maddie works in the secret Hamilton-family bdsm club. She’s worked many jobs in her life. She always wanted to be a serious journalist, but it never really happened. But she’s pretty happy where she is now. Which is where she met and kind of disliked, but also lusted after Chino!
And now, after a sexy bet one night, they’re kind of friends. Kinky friends with benefits.
But could it become
Feb 03, 2017 rated it liked it
ARC received for review

3.4 stars (just can't give it enough to round it up to 4)

Haven't read book one. Loved book two.

This one dragged for me till about half way. Chino was all kinds of hot and with Maddie he got even hotter. It got better until she had to say the dreaded "D" word during a scene and then sex. I just don't understand that, and it slightly grosses me out. It was a good book, but those two things keep it from four stars.
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Erotic, spellbinding and romantic, this kinky series hits all the pleasure spot on me. Hard Rhythm is the third in the Secrets of a Rock Star series. This can be a standalone as I read this book out of order. The only regrets I have are reading this book so late and not reading the first two books in this series. Ms. Tan wowed me with her characters, plot and amazing kinky sex.

For those who are looking for erotic romance, look no further. Ms. Tan delivers lovable characters who come across down
TammyJo Eckhart
Dec 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Book three in Cecilia Tan's The Secrets of a Rock Star Series is out and she may have saved the best for last. Hard Rhythm (Secrets of a Rock Star)spends a bit of time on the previous couples of Ricki and Axel along with Gwen and Mal but the focus is really on one of the employees of the exclusive private sex club that the Hamilton sisters run, Madison, and the drummer from The Rough, Chino.

Madison and Chino are a bit older than the previous characters and their internal dialogues as well as the
Lisabet Sarai
Mar 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Madison Rofel knows her way around a dungeon. A kink club hostess and a sex toy blogger, she’s red-haired and voluptuous, quick-witted and sharp-tongued, ready to top or bottom as the occasion requires. Certainly she’s never been the type to fall at a man’s feet. She’s curious about Chino Garcia, the heavily-inked drummer for rock band The Rough, but she finds his cocky self-confidence annoying. So when he saunters into The Governor’s Club and challenges her to an endurance contest involving a s ...more
I am leaving this one unrated- I did finish it and it had some good points, but there is one fundamental element of Chino and Maddie's relationship that just skeeved me and I can't get past it. The use of "Daddy" and his girl to define their relationship is not something that works for me - ever. It's actually too bad because there were some interesting points to the story like Chino's relationship with his estranged family members and the threat of the Governor's Club being exposed by a sleazy ...more
Jan 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
Title: Hard Rhythm
Author: Cecelia Tan
Publisher/Year: Grand Central Publishing 1/31/17
Length: 336 Pages
Series: Secrets of a Rock Star #3


Are they ready to go all the way?

Maddie Rofel has seen it all. Even the kinkiest games she witnesses working as a hostess in L.A.'s most exclusive private sex club fail to shock her, much less turn her on. Until the night she has a very personal encounter with drummer Chino Garcia, and the two discover an intimate connection neither can deny. Suddenly the
Feb 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Secretive sex club, sexy as sin drummer from famous rock band and a hostess from afore mentioned sex club; what you get is a voyeuristic look into the BDSM world…with a rocker! Chino had been biding his time for a shot at the voluptuous sex club hostess, Madison and it finally happened. Nothing like dares to bring out all the naughtiness in people.

Once this door opened for Chino and Maddie it took time to build off their attractions to something much deeper that one could only wish for in a rela
NOTE: I don't rate DNF reviews.

I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the first two books in this series so I was dismayed to discover I did not like book three. The story starts out interesting enough with a “spanking contest” between Chino and Maddie. The attraction has always been there but Maddie has a bit of a chip on her shoulder towards Chino and apparently all it took was some kink to knock it off. From there Tan builds the romance while introducing random subplots to give the story a bit angst and co
Jan 28, 2017 rated it really liked it
This was the first book by Cecilia Tan that I have ever read. When I was contacted by the publisher to receive and ARC, I took one look at the cover and signed right up. Will you just look at that cover!!!!! Trust me when I say that its even better in person. I decided to go into this book blind. I didn't read the synopsis and refused to look up reviews for it, I just wanted to go in and enjoy the ride. HOLY HOTNESSSS!!!! I seriously did not expect all that heat, even with how hot and drool wort ...more
Kristen Rein
Mar 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Hard Rhythm started out as one of the flat out sexiest, hottest books I’ve ever read. I read a lot. The story of Madison and Chino turned me on and that is very uncommon for me.

Ms. Tan does it again with a book so detailed that it makes you feel like your experiencing it right along with the characters if not Maddie herself, ;)
Illustrious Illusions
Jan 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
If I had to sum this up in one word it would be HOT!

This book sizzles as the relationship builds. There are some moments that just don't seem like they fit or feel rushed, but I really enjoyed reading it :)
Angel Hatfield
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Chino had been watching Maggie every time he came into the Governor's Club - which was a secret and exclusive sex club owned by the Hamilton sisters who had inherited the sex club Chino wanted a chance with Maggie but so far hadn’t figured out a way to get one. The Hamilton sister’s grandfather had hired Maggie to work in the club so she was jaded and had seen everything and had not been shocked in a long time. This is a BDSM club. Maggie also has a new job reviewing sex toys Then a bet is made ...more
May 10, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: first-reads
2 stars

This review is based on a book received for free from Goodreads. I am not being paid to review this book and what I write here is my own opinion. My rating scale is below.

This book started off with great promise. It wasn't necessary to have read other books in the series to relate to the protagonists and the setting was intriguing. The early sex scenes were plenty hot, too, especially the anal play. I also appreciated the clarity used in describing after care and the importance of open co
Jan 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
Read January 23-25, 2017

Hard Rhythm - Cecilia Tan

Published by Hachette Book Group Inc.

Secrets of a Rock Star Series

ARC received on NetGalley

4.5/5 stars

Hard Rhythm started out as one of the flat out sexiest, hottest books I’ve ever read. I read a lot, usually finishing at least 2, but usually upwards of 4 books a week. The story (and sex) of Madison and Chino turned me on in a way that is pretty uncommon for me. At the start.

About halfway through, our sexy, smart, couple with chemistry out the
Gigi staub
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc-netgalley, arc
Are they ready to go all the way?

Maddie Rofel has seen it all. Even the kinkiest games she witnesses working as a hostess in L.A.'s most exclusive private sex club fail to shock her, much less turn her on. Until the night she has a very personal encounter with drummer Chino Garcia, and the two discover an intimate connection neither can deny. Suddenly the jaded hostess is softening under Chino's touch, and submitting in ways she never expected . . .

All his life, Chino has been running from some
Jun 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book in the series. If you’re looking for a book with heart and a lot of steamy scenes, this one is a good one for you!

I accidentally read this one before the second one and I didn’t feel like I was super behind.
Amanda Setasha Hall
Nov 25, 2018 rated it did not like it
Shelves: zzz-2018, a-1-star
So I picked up this book based on the cover and assuming it would involve a relationship surrounding music of some sort.

I was not expecting it to involve a BDSM sex club and, shocker, no music? Ouf....
Darcee Kraus
Jan 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads
Awesome plot and great characters. I am very interested in finding the rest of the series. I love Cecilia Tan's voice and humor. Great book, look forward to more!
Angie Guzman
Mar 16, 2017 rated it really liked it

This is my first ever book i've won in a giveaway so i just wanna say im grateful. On to the review!!

This book was really hot, im talking being able to burn through metal hot the scenes are so erotic, BDSM isnt a huge fantasy for me but this book did such an awsome job with it, it totally felt consensual throughout the book, in the authors note she even pointed out how important safe sex is and to never tolerate abus
Jeannie Zelos
Feb 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Hard Rhythm,  Cecilia Tan

Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews

Genre:   Erotica

I’ve liked a few of Cecilia's stories and looked forward to this one especially and its got my favourite band trope connection! Its a hot and sensual novel, and one I enjoyed reading.
I was a little puzzled at first, it seemed as if I should know more about certain characters, events and places and then about 25% I decided to check and ...yes, this is the third in a series and I’d missed the first two.
That would have
Definitely mixed feelings on this.

This was a good couple of people who knew (more or less) what they wanted, and had some hot scenes. The writing was excellent, and it featured a unusual and very important theme that normally doesn't really, uh, lend itself much to romance: domestic violence. All positives.

On the other hand, the conversations between Maddie and Chino were endless. I understand how important it is for couples engaging in BDSM to hash out all their boundaries but I personally am n
Addie LeMaster
Mar 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Great book. Really draws you into the whole world of it. I can't wait until I can read more.
Cat C
Feb 11, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sex-positive book with complex characters, an important message, and lots of kink.

I received a copy of this book from a Goodreads giveaway. I might not have read it otherwise, as the heat level was a little much for me. But, lovers of erotic romance, rejoice: this is a really good erotic romance.

The hero is a rock star, though his band doesn't really come into play (pun intended; there aren't conflicts about his being away on concert tours and whatnot, like I expected with a musician hero). In
Feb 02, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Reviewed on behalf of Bookgasms Book Blog:
Jan 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
5 warm-up-the-covers stars!

From the first time I saw this books' cover, I couldn't wait to read it. I confess, I may have been a little obsessed about getting my hands on an ARC of this one. But guess what? It was worth it!

For starters, not only is Chino every bit as hot in the book as he appears to be on the cover, he's also a genuinely likeable guy. He's got his issues, for sure, but compared to Mal (for example) he appears to actually have it together pretty well. Maddie, on the other hand, i
Jan 21, 2017 rated it liked it
This book begins with Maddie, going through the motions at just another night in the BDSM club she is a hostess in...that is until she gets a challenge from a man she can't refuse.

Chino has been around the club awhile and has been looking for a way to approach Maddie and now that he has found it, he is never going to let her slip away from him again.

My review:

So...I will start this review by saying I didn't realize this book was part of a series when I requested it to review and I feel like had
Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it

Maddie has an awesome job at her friends private BDSM club as a hostess. She occasionally plays, more just demonstrations and never with the men in the club. She finds Chino attractive, but she can't get a read on him and doesn't really like him. Chino has eyes for Maddie. He doesn't really play at the club and she can't tell if he's more dom or sub. That is until they place a sexy little wager. From there it's game on, and he has no problem helping her with her Vlog and testing out sex toys.
Downward dog
Jan 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: musician, bdsm

I was given an advanced copy of this book to write an honest review for Netgalley and Cocktails and Books.

This is the third book in the secrets of a Rock Star series. The books are full of kinky sex and all the characters enjoy BDSM. Each book features a different band member and this story features Chino, the drummer for the rock group, The Rough. Chino is charming and fun, although he does have some secrets he is uncomfortable sharing with anyone. He had a tough
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Susie Bright says, "Cecilia Tan is simply one of the most important writers, editors, and innovators in contemporary American erotic literature." Since the publication of Telepaths Don't Need Safewords in 1992, she has been on the cutting edge of the erotic form, often combining elements of fantasy and science fiction in her work. She is also founder and editor of Circlet Press.

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Secrets of a Rock Star (3 books)
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