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Rocking Standby

( Reckless Release )

3.76  ·  Rating details ·  157 ratings  ·  38 reviews
There are a lot of perks that go along with being an up and coming rock star. I may not get the private jet, but I always fly first class. Gone are the days when I have to pursue a woman. They toss their panties at me and shove their numbers in the front of my jeans. I am living a charmed life.

So, how did I end up stuck as a standby passenger, hoping to get a flight? N
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Published September 22nd 2017
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Apr 12, 2020 rated it did not like it

Boring.... So boring...
Kerry Richardson
Oct 01, 2017 rated it did not like it
I usually love a rockstar romance but this was very disappointing. I didn't really warm to any of the characters and the story itself was non existent. It was a boring read and I struggled to finish it but when I got to the end it just stopped abruptly. The whole thing was dragged out but then the reveal of the romance between the couple to the media was very rushed and crammed into one chapter. I won't be reading the rest of the series. ...more
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

Rocking Standby by Cassandra Lawson really has the perfect title to describe the two leading characters . It was my first book by this author and I liked her writing style. The characters she created are another thing.

Gage is a great person – actually almost to sweet and caring (leaving out his one slip when he went out all a**hole- but yeah I mean it was because he cared so much for his brother) …

Bentley on the other hand is a super confusing character. She was super reluctant on one side and
May 22, 2020 marked it as to-read
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Nov 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
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An enjoyable read! Low drama and a little slow burn for my tastes, looking forward to the next instalment.
Marie  Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:

A ROCKIN', SEXY, SIZZLING, ROMANCE FROM CASSANDRA LAWSON! Rocking Standby is the newest book from Miss Lawson and I have to admit, this one was downright RIVETING. The few rock star Romances I have read in the past, I enjoyed, but this one had good heart, wickedly HOT sex, fabulous characters, and passionate romance.

What I really enjoyed about this particular rock star romance was I felt we got a really good look at all the members of this band. We got to feel
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I finished Rocking Standby last Friday night and my only criticism is "why do i have to wait 3 months or more for Piper and Austin?" This book is so good; SO very, very good. I'm not normally big on rocker books but if the ones I haven't read are anything like yours, I'm missing out. I LOVED this book.

Bentley is such a wondrous character in knowing her flaws, being affected by her past and yet wanting to try and grow past it. Gage also was flawed but grows. The rest of the band are so fun that I
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Gage is a up and coming rock star and is on standby trying to get to his mother who seems to be in a panic about something. I'm sat next to someone sweet but then find out she is deceitful and a gold digger. Bentley lost the phone number of the sweet guy she met on the flight and she was considering going out with him but she was so wrong - he's a lead guitarist of a rock group (and she doesn't date musicians) plus when they meet by chance calls her a gold digging whore! OMG - he might be hot as ...more
Elizabeth Connor
Sep 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC in exchange for my honest review. I like Cassandra Lawson’s writing and I really enjoyed this book. I particularly liked that Delaney (from Sultry at 30) made an appearance, because she was my favorite character in that series. True to form, she was outrageously inappropriate and seems to function without a social filter. I really love her!

Bentley and Gage were a great couple, the conflict between them unexpected - there wasn't really any question they'd end up together. Of co
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This caught my attention because of promising arrogance will be the one that gets seduced. Gage thinks he is all that and more until a event causes him to meet more than his match. When Bently finds out just what is what she too gets in a sniff. Well the fun of two personalities like these guys is seeing the crumbling that happens before your eyes. Chemistry that builds will begin a slow boil that when gently kneaded rises on occasion. There are also others that will round this off to be a read ...more
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
There is something about Gage and Bentley... Sometimes I think some authors are given a bit of magic. How else could they make characters that grab us and give us all the feels! There is no question that Cassandra Lawson has it!
Gage and Bentley are a couple that did had me at first conversation.
The banter between these two is so endearing. I love a book that can make me laugh out loud, want to smack the couple to wake up and see what is in front of you, and feel invested in the characters. Cas
Katy Birch
Sep 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sweet story with a hint of drama. Hot rockstars. What more could a girl want?

Good read
Sep 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Loved it! Bentley and Gage are something else! Wonderful story!
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just amazing, this very talented author has done it again with a great read. Can not wait to read the next one.
Cindy-frank Marley
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Just loved this book,another winner for this talented Author. Just love all her books. A page turner from beginning to end. Can't wait to read the next book she writes. ...more
Kim Ginsberg
Sep 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Gage is flying last minute to Portland to see his mom, but the only thing his manager could get him is standby. He doesn't care. He just needs to get there. What he doesn't expect is the woman sitting next to him on the plane. He has never met a woman with a car name before. Bentley is coming back early from her trip when a man named Gage is seated ext to her on the flight back home to the Bay area. He won't tell her what he does, but she enjoys talking to him anyways. What happens when they go ...more
Nov 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
After reading this, I thought to myself....this is totally possible... and I like a book that could actually happen. Gage is a musician who needs to get on a flight to see his mother, but his assistant could only get him a stand-by ticket.. this ticket lands him in a seat next to Bentley. They hit it off and he leaves her with his phone number and a swift but sweet kiss.
Bentley is hell bent on not dating anyone in the music industry but Gage is always on her mind... as they slowly come together
Lisa Lawson
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
Not your typical rock star book. Instead of focusing on the band and touring, this story is more personal. Rocking Standby is about the lead guitarist of Reckless Release and his quest for love. Gage Addison meets Bentley on a plane and after a misunderstanding they meet again. Unable to deny their attraction, they decide to have one night of unbridled passion. But one night will never be enough. A well-written sweet, rocker romance.
Feb 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I enjoyed this one! They met by chance and then everything was wrong. Bentley did not date rockstars. Gage could not believe she was with her brother. But why couldn’t they stay away from each other? I enjoyed their chemistry and their story on their way to a HEA. Add in the supporting characters like the guys in the band and Bentley’s family and you have a story I did not want to put down.
Feb 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
Loved this one! This was not the typical rock star romance. It was personal focused on the main characters Gage & Bentley their struggle to be a couple. Their chemistry is great. Love the down to earth way all the characters are in this story. I can’t wait to see what else Cassandra has in store for the crew of Reckless Release!
Trudy Dowling
Dec 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
I purchased this book as a way to become familiar with the author. I try and read at least one book by each author participating in a signing. I am so glad that I did. I will be reading more.

Rhonda Ziglar
Jan 17, 2018 rated it really liked it
4 STARS FOR ROCKING STANDBY!! This was a good book with great characters that keeps you turning pages. I enjoyed Gage and Bentley's story, they had challenges to get through and some were difficult. This was my first book by Cassandra Lawson and I can't wait to read more by her. ...more
Paula Genereau
Jan 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
this book was amazing and I couldn't stop reading it. Gage was a upcoming rockstar. when one flight leaves him on a standby and then he gets seated next to Bentley. As he comes to know her , he thinks she is a gold digger. ...more
B. C. Booklover
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
My first Cassandra Lawson book, loved it, already downloaded the next one.

Fun, flirty, sexy, steamy and plenty of great characters to keep me completely entertained. Gage and his bandmates are the up and coming band, Reckless Release and this is his story.

Bentley is the woman that he can't forget after she charms him while being seatmates on a short flight to visit his mom, while she is heading home to another city. Right person, wrong time? What could happen between them when their paths woul
Oct 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love this story for its sense of ,normalcy, it is very believable and it makes me feel like this is something that could really happen. The fact that Cage is a it of a 'bad-boy' good guy is, of course, a very helpful thing to enjoy reading the whole yum-able story. Bentley on the other hand is different, she is not your average heroin of the story, she is honest and too the point and can admit when she was wrong, she is down to earth and loves a laugh so you can see her as your best friend and ...more
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it
A good contemporary romance with a hero is an up and coming rockstar. This is not a rockstar romance, as we see little of that side.
Man meets woman on plane and they are attracted to each other and they makes plans to meet again. Woman has man’s contact info. On her phone which is soon stolen. Thru some coincidental circumstances they meet again and almost dislike each other. Everything resolved itself and they realize that they love each other. We meet the other band members who apparently get
Maddy Matos
Feb 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
Gage met Bentley on a standby flight to Portland and he couldn’t stop thinking of her. I loved that he lived in LA and she lived in the Bay Area but he was going to come back from Portland and see her. Then all hell broke lose when she was in a tabloid magazine holding hands with his brother! It’s a really great story and I couldn’t put it down. I would have given five stars but the ending although good wasn’t great. I still recommend this read. Can’t wait to read about Piper and Austen.
Jul 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
DNF. It got to be too tedious to read all about the conversations between characters, and inner thoughts for the two MCs. Didn't really feel the chemistry between them, either. The hero's mother with her mental illness was just odd, too. ...more
Joyce Black
Jan 27, 2022 rated it it was amazing
Lovely Love Story

This was a delightful rock star story to read. Intense moments at times, with very down ro earth issues brought up within the main story line. I can hardly wait to hear more about the other band members and their journeys towards love. Good Stuff!
Stefanie Nelson hetland
Sep 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of this book. It was so good! Amazing hot sex, great story! I finished this book in a day and would have been sooner if I didn’t have to work. I cannot wait for the next book
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Cassandra Lawson lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and her two youngest children. When she is not writing, she enjoys spending time with her family, listening to music, or curling up with a good book.

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