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Kneel

(God of Rock Duet #1)

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4.02  ·  Rating details ·  464 ratings  ·  154 reviews
Dash Justice wrote the songs everyone sings.

His face hangs on every girl’s wall. But Dash wasn’t always a rock God.

Once, he was just Jamie, the boy I loved.

But when my name, sung from his lips promised I was good for only one thing, all sweet thoughts of him die.

Now his excuses mean nothing. His apologies are weak and I’m about to show the world that even rock Gods can
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Paperback, 1st Edition, 286 pages
Published December 22nd 2017 by CreateSpace (first published November 26th 2017)
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Jennifer Kyle
Feb 02, 2018 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

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Don’t let the cover fool you this story ISN’T about bdsm. The hero and heroine were everything to one another as teenagers.

"…when the two of you are around each other, no one else exists.”

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The story is told in past and present as we see what changed the loyal teen into rock and roll’s sexy, vulgar, bad boy.

"I’m the monster you made me.”

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Iris Dane’s career is in shabbles as rockstar Dash Justice’s new song blasts her. She digs deep to try to fix the situation however, the sparks between
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Paige
Oh man. Oh man. Oh man. I have no idea how this can possibly turn out well, but if book 2 is anything like book 1, I’m in for the ride of a lifetime.

Kneel is the first book in a rockstar second chance romance due. It’s dirty and gritty and beyond emotional. Jamie and Iris were childhood sweethearts but best intentions went bad and they’ve been estranged for years. Even all these years later and bitterness is still alive and well on both sides and now that Jamie is Mr. Famous musician, Dash, usi
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Sharon ∞❥ is an emotional book junkie ❥∞
**ETA: free kindle - one week only 3/20/18!**

4 - 4.5 ★'s

This is a friends to lovers romance that begins in high school, something happened and now it's ten years later. We get bits and pieces along the way with plenty of scenes in the past.

Jamie and Iris were great together, sharing a love of music, specifically a band named Hawthorne. Finally on Iris' eighteenth birthday, Jamie sings a song he wrote about his feelings for her and they begin a very intense romance.

In the present, Iris is a
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Libby Harrison




"If I have to, I’m going to spend the rest of my life begging her to forgive me ."

This effing A-hole needs to grovel so hard it's not even funny

HE RECORDED HAVING SEX WITH THE HEROINE WITHOUT HER PERMISSION AND THEN PLAYED IT TO THE AUDIENCE AT ONE OF HIS CONCERTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

...and the blurb is incorrect because not once did he 'KNEEL'
Chelle Bliss
I can't begin to explain how much I loved Kneel. I devoured every page and couldn't stop reading. It's a sexy and beautifully written masterpiece that captured me from the very first page! It's a must read for any second chance romance or rocker romance fans!

#SecondChanceRomance #Rockers
Snow
Aug 18, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gah...
Yeah, I ve said I love angsty stuff but this was just 'too much' to handle...
Not cause of the angsty emotional turmoil per se BUT because of the 'mean' stupidity the main male character pulled off and now, the second book is supposed to 'redeem' his fucking assholery deed...

Nah, honestly, I dont believe he is worth it.

I dont forgive him.

Fuck you, Jamie Vega aka Dash Justice, you are a worthless fuck up!
Nina Levine
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I fell hard for these two flawed characters and CAN'T WAIT for the next book, Beg, to come out! Like, I need it YESTERDAY!!! If you love rockstar romance, second chance love, hate and love colliding on the page... this book is for you!
Jo - *✽*•.★Reading Is My Bliss★.•*✽*
I went into this without reading the blurb and I am so glad I did. This has everything that I love in a great story. Childhood friends who fall in love, music, a rock star, second chance love and bucket loads of angst :-) Therefore, I was sneak reading all day as I just couldn't stop myself, I have no self control when I am enjoying a good book :) I even messaged Eden half way through the book because I was worried something was going to happen that I wouldn't like!

What is this story about? Jami
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Tracy *To the point Reviews*
Never read this author before. I enjoyed this book... All things considered, I have not read anything for a few weeks now.

She put out a good balance past/present while fleshing out the main characters and their relationship. The love they shared from a young age was full and passionate and I loved both main characters for NOT being cookie cutter copies of so many main characters I have been reading for the past years.

I loved his latino heat and her for knowing what she wants and doing the right
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Loz
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
loved this one. i can never pass up some eden butler angst and this book has that along with a lot of my other book loves. we have childhood sweethearts, separation, a rockstar, drama, lies, misunderstandings, top notch heat & chemistry, strong storyline going forward. beware that it's a cliffy though and waiting 1 month for the conclusion is going to be rough.
Crystal B
3***. Jamie better redeem himself in the next book , he sucks right about now!!
MJ
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017-books, arc
Well holy hell. Eden Butler has certainly upped the bar with this latest of hers. She took the ordinary in a rocker story and wrote one extraordinary tale. One that is multi-layered and rich with heart-wrenching emotion. One that seared my soul from beginning and end and still has me reeling as I wait for the conclusion in Beg.

For Jamie and Iris, their lonely lives should have been complete as they fell in love in high school. But each had dreams and when they almost drowning in each other, Iris
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Diane (Books and Tequila Blog)
Surprises, Angst, and HOT!!
Just a little warning...this book is super panty-melting hot, too! I absolutely loved Kneel and can’t wait to read more of Iris and Jamie’s story.

“It’s a risk…”
“Chica,” he said, grin sexy, tempting. “Life isn’t worth the ride if there aren’t risks.”

My full review:
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...
SMR grey
MAMATAY NA MGA AUTHOR NA NAG KI-CLIFFHANGER! HAYOP TALAGA. TANGINA THIS SHIT
Carmen Aquino
Dec 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
Una storia tutta da raccontare quella di Iris e Jamie.

Da bambini molte volte le richieste d’amicizia arrivano con dei bigliettini e quella che riceve Iris da ragazzina è alquanto particolare.

“Nine Inch Nails or Seether?
Led Zeppelin”

Con una domanda sui gusti musicali nasce così la loro amicizia, perché è proprio la musica che li unisce. Trascorreranno gli anni in pomeriggi al negozio di vinili di zio Hector e serate a concerti fuori città. La musica dopo anni d’amicizia e a girarsi intorno perme
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Kris
Nov 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017, wrrt
I received a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads
5 "that was flipping awesome" stars!

I've never heard of Eden Butler and have never before read a single thing by her but she sure has my number!
Kneel was rock star romance perfection for me. I fell hard for Jamie (aka Dash) and felt my heart break when Iris had to leave him for his own good, so many years before he became the God of Rock. The story goes back and forth from present to past and the story of Jamie and Iris unfolds
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Bookgasms Book Blog
Nov 27, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: missy
I don’t even know where to start with this review. Kneel was nothing like I expected, but still kept me captivated until the very last word. And, seriously, that ending I need Beg ASAP because there’s going to be a whole lot of groveling going on.

But back to Kneel is not your usual second-chance romance. There’s so much history between Iris and Jamie. So much heartbreak that you wonder how they’re going to work their way back to each other.

Kneel is a smart, scintillating, sexy AF read that wil
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April Symes
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, arc-review
These are two characters that have a flawed and tragic past. Their romance was so deep yet one tragic mistake, caused their love to go sideways. Years later Jamie (aka Dash) has this horrible hate for his one time love Iris. He does everything he can to make her life miserable all because she did something to help him and has paid everyday for it. OMG this story had me all twisted. It is full of love, pain, angst, heartbreak, misunderstandings, hate and love, 2nd chance love…just chock full of a ...more
Brandy Roberts
Nov 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ok just wow talk about a story that is going to shatter you and the ending oh my gosh the ending just tore my heart out I'm normally not a fan of cliffhangers but I knew going in that this was going to have a second book but the author really just I can't even is amazing with her endings . Eden Butler is one of my favorite authors when I start one of her stories I just know I'm in for a emotional ride that I don't want to get off on . Jamie (aka Dash) and Iris have known one another since a youn ...more
Kathleen R.
Nov 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing


5 amazing stars



I had mistaken Eden Butler for Jenna Galicki - yes, i know, the names are totally different but it was the stories (the writing style and how it flowed) that felt similar when i read the blurb and boy was i wrong. Both authors have captivating stories, but Kneel drew me in for a few reasons: the cover, the title and the blurb. I'll admit that through much of the book i wondered why the author chose the title but the more we learned about the dynamic between Iris and Jaimie,
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Ruthie Taylor
Nov 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing
~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~

As I rated Ms Butler's Thin Love as a 5* read, I was really excited to get this book to review; and delighted that it was the first of a new series.

The book is told with flashbacks, which add an immediacy and a depth to what is unfolding in the present day. They clarify where the music started, and the relationship between Jamie and Iris. That reasons that things went so wrong, and the impact of Iris's mother's revelat
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Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
A riveting read that is an absolute winner.

Well Eden Butler has certainly raised the bar with KNEEL. This book was absolutely brilliant. I was unable to put it down, so it travelled everywhere with me. It is a rockstar, second chance at love story, that will hit you with a dart right on the bullseye of your heart.

Emotional from the very beginning, Jamie and Iris's story will most certainly have you frustrated, laughing, sympathising and just shaking your head, with some of the decisions both t
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Francoise
Nov 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Iris Daine and Jamie Vega were high school sweethearts, until Iris made a mistake that destroyed their relationship. More than ten years later, Jamie is a rock legend… and a caricature of the boy who was her best friend and her everything.

Stardom has changed him, he is the good boy gone bad, a man who has done every dirty thing imaginable . Jamie is contemptuous, dark, brooding and manipulative. He has never forgotten the hurt Iris has inflicted him and is obsessed with revenge. But she is still
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Maura
Nov 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing
***WOW***

Kneel by Eden Butler is the first book in the God of Rock series.

Jamie Vega and Iris Daine are best friends and each other's first love. Music is going to get him out of the town they grew up in and NYU is her future. They support each other through everything until something changes and their dreams change direction.

This book is told with the past and present intertwined. Sometimes the flash backs happen almost mid paragraph and it took me a bit to get used to this style of writing.
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A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
5+ Stars
Wow, wow, wow!!!

I was hooked from the very first introduction to Iris and Jamie. This was a book I just could not put down, with its raw emotions, unexpected twists and fabulous character development.

The story flowed beautifully with an excellent balance of present and past flashbacks giving the reader background to the characters profiles. It built the tension perfectly which had me guessing what twist would be happening next.
I was a little hesitant on reading another rock god romance,
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Wendy Livingstone
Nov 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is the 1st book in what is going to be a totally awesome series, and is Jamie aka “Dash”, and Iris’s story. These two were soulmates, until the unthinkable happened and ripped them both apart. Now 10 years later, they are both living the lives that they have always wanted. This story is told in present and flashbacks to the past. This is a heart-warming, emotional, gritty, raw, powerful, dark and twisted storyline, which is all consuming from the very beginning.
Hats off to Eden for a pheno
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Judy Miracle
I devoured this book. I seriously could not stop reading it. It's sexy and pulled me in from page one.

If you love second chance romance and rocker romance well this is the book to read. Kneel will bring an all new meaning to a love/hate relationship. But its one you will fall hard for and be left begging for the next book Beg.

There is so much heartbreak, history and just everything between Iris and Jamie that you wonder how they are going to be able to work their way back to one another. Is it
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Konny
Nov 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Kneel by Eden Butler is the first book in the God of Rock Series.
Meet Iris Daine and Jamie Vega. They were friends at school, loved both the same misic and later on became more. Now they hate each other.
Now, years later, Jamie is Dash Justice, a rock star and Iris became a reporter. There is bad blood between them, one feels betrayed, the others career gets destroyed . What can I say- What for a ride !! There is so much drama, every time I thought I had a grip on the story, there was the next un
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Coco.V
Mar 19, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Dash Justice wrote the songs everyone sings.

His face hangs on every girl’s wall. But Dash wasn’t always a rock God.

Once, he was just Jamie, the boy I loved.

But when my name, sung from his lips promised I was good for only one thing, all sweet thoughts of him die.

Now his excuses mean nothing. His apologies are weak and I’m about to show the world that even rock Gods can be brought to their knees.
Lisa
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it
Friends bonded by music. Love forged from friendship. Hearts bound by words.

But sometimes love isn’t enough. And now those things that once were, are no more.

Or are they?

Kneel is the story of Dash Justice, super sexy rock god, and Iris Daine, the journalist about to receive the brunt of his ire, when he makes their private relationship, very, *very* public.

But the past isn’t always in the past, and sometimes the secrets we keep do more harm than good.

Can Dash and Iris find their way back to th
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