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Hating the Rock Star

(Rock Hard #1)

3.72  ·  Rating details ·  670 ratings  ·  98 reviews
I hate the rock star, but hell make me learn to love him

Joss Myers is a gorgeous rock star jerk and my celebrity crush. I never thought hed notice me, not in a million years.

Let alone marry me in a stupid Las Vegas mistake.

I thought I wanted him, at least until I became his wife.

Now I know I hate him.

Hes arrogant, conceited, self-centered, and a million other
Kindle Edition, 243 pages
Published August 7th 2018
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Tianna✸loves books✸
Are you kidding me?
She is some intern and he is a rockstar. While serving beer to him, he asks her to come with him to Las Vegas. And the dumb girl agrees. The next we see that they wake up drunk in there respective rooms and are married. But they dont even know that they are married. Yes the Las
Vegas wedding plots. Cant the dumb girl see or feel the ring in her finger. Like really?
Theres a strange ring in her finger and she doesnt even know about that while bathing? What? Is she that stupid.?
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I know I sound like a broken record when it comes B.B. Hamels writing the books that I have read have been all 5 star reads for me. The author knows how to keep her readers glued to her words from start to finish. I enjoyed reading about Grace and Joss I love reading there love story. When I was finish reading Hating The Rock Star I was a happy reader.

Happy Reading

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I usually don't read rockstar stories, they have too much ego, drugs, and are just plain ridiculous most times. BUT if it is a fav author I will go ahead and do it. Well B.B. came out with one and I had to jump at it. So here we go.

I really did love this one. As usual, Joss and his band have egos and more money then they know what to do with. So when Joss's bandmate bet him to marry the first girl that walks into the recording studio, then he can get his song on the next record Joss jumps at
Aug 09, 2018 rated it liked it
I'd of liked the book much better except author did make the female "hate" the "asshole entitled rockstar" every third paragraph in attempts to ring true to the title. With hardly any background development we find Grace, an intern with the band's label bringing drinks to the band. The lead singer Joss invites her to Las Vegas with the band and she simply says yes. Next chapter she finds herself married to Josx after partying with the band. He doesn't seem to treat her bad but she starts the ...more
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Jan 16, 2019 rated it liked it
i've read many from BB before but i thought this was a very light hearted fun read .. hilarious at moments and would be a great movie ... i think so??! but am i just reading more into it or was it kind of rom-com-ie? do u ever wonder when u read .. do u see something totally different than some1 else who is reading the very same read?? i am curious!! i enjoyed it! fun characters .. i see there is a 2nd book ... wonder if it is in KU as well?
Jasmine Roman
Aug 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing

One of my favorite books of B.B Hamel funny, sexy , steamy and I loved every second of it. I hope he starts a series with the other band members I think it would be fantastic. Love this author.
Dec 31, 2018 rated it liked it
Jamie Ellis
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
It was different

This book was an ok read for me. I felt kind of sorry for Grace. It ended really good.
Thanks Jamie Nibarger Ellis
Kerry Richardson
Aug 16, 2018 rated it did not like it
This story was just awful, the characters in the band were so over the top and stereotypical it made cringe. Also the female character was described as having short blonde curly hair and yet the book cover shows a long haired brunette so clearly not a good representation. I wouldn't recommend this book at all.
Aug 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this author so took a chance on this book. I really liked Grace & Joss' story. I felt for Grace & though Joss acted more like a child then the adult he was. All in all not a bad story. I'm voluntarily leaving an honest review for a copy of the book.
Mary Clark
Sep 07, 2018 rated it it was amazing
The author has produced another excellent story with lots of interesting twists and turns to make this an intriguing read. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and would have no hesitation in recommending it.

Working as an intern for Somesuch, one of the biggest Indie labels around, is a dream come true for Grace. Joss, Nathan, Chase and Landon comprise Slide, Graces all-time favorite band. Grace doesnt know the real reason she is in Las Vegas with the band, but Joss knows if he wins the bet, he will
B. Koe
Aug 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Outstandingly entertaining, sensuous and emotive, a WONDERFULLY ROMANTIC 5+Star MUST-BUY!
Once again, author B.B. Hamel is giving her readers a fantastic gift in her newest offering, HATING THE ROCK STAR! In this old fashion love story the relationship between the main characters, Grace and Joss, is built upon a foundation of friendship before the combustible attraction between them finally explodes. The book blurb gives a few more hints about the plot, but what prospective readers need to know
Desire For Lit
Aug 24, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received a copy of this book as an ARC for an honest review.
I loved it! Read on....

It all started as bet between Joss and his band members. One of the guys bet Joss if he married the first girl to walk into the room, Joss would get one of his songs on their new album. As they are sitting there, Grace walks into the room and Joss from the band Slide comes right up to her. Grace has been a huge fan of the band for a while now. So when Joss asks Grace if she wants to go hang out with them in
Oct 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

What is it about Las Vegas that compels authors to use it as a favorite locale when setting up a story featuring a rock star. We meet Joss Myers and his soon to be new wife Grace as the novel opens with the band Slide relaxing between mixing their newest album. Grace is a record company intern, and the lucky recipient of a wager instigated by Joss's bandmates: marry the next girl to walk through the door. Not a problem for Joss, he knows Grace is the only female in the building, and
Aug 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Wow this is one story where the main characters, Joss and Grace are full of Hate and then Love! Joss is part of an upcoming rock band, Slide and Grace is an intern at the recording studio. Joss wants to record a single written by him on the next album and ends up making a bet he has to marry the next woman he sees in Vegas. They all know Grace is the only woman in the building and Joss is just fine with that decision. Grace has intrigued Joss and he is looking forward to their weekend in Vegas. ...more
Julianne Macneil
Aug 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
i read this book as part of an arc program. I loved this story about Joss, a rock star and Grace, an intern at the music studio. When Joss's band mates bet him he couldn't marry the next girl to walk into the room, he goes along with it because it means a song he wrote will be on their next album. When Grace enters, they go drinking in Las Vegas and the next morning, Joss wakes up barely remembering he got married. Grace also barely remembers the night before and when Joss tells her he will only ...more
Jackie D
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Love to hate, hate to love? Little of both? Whatever it is Joss and Grace have it going on in spades!
When the arrogant rock star of Slide takes the bet of a lifetime to the extreme, Grace the intern, and fan extraordinaire is caught up in the craziness of it all.
Backed into a passion fueled corner, she should run for the hills, but pride, curiosity mixed with a whole lot of good and bad chemistry have her following along on with Joss and the rest of the band on their intense tour. Thinking this
K. Smock
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
There is Grace, an intern for a music studio where some of her favorite bands record. Then there is Joss, the lead singer who makes a bet with his guys to get his latest song on their next album. The bet, to convince the next woman he sees to marry him in Vegas. He knows she is the only female in the building. He was fascinated by her the first time he saw her. She is a total fan of the group and when he asks her to go to Vegas for the weekend, she agrees. Little did she know she would wake up ...more
Aug 14, 2018 rated it it was ok

I have never been so confused and concerned about the dynamics -- or lack thereof, more like -- within a successful rock group and later between Joss and Grace. Grace comes across as a literal airhead, probably because she was just a really nice, good girl.

I am disappointed in this book, though it did improve considerably in the last few chapters. Grace's dialogue sounded repetitive and unoriginal, lacking inspiration due to her own cluelessness about what she was really feeling about
Rachel de la Fuente
Feb 25, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Hating the Rock Star (HtRS) was a fun read. I really enjoyed it. The story was solid and the book was well-written. I think the evolution of Grace & Joss relationship was well-timed and believable.

I do have one complaint, though. Their bedroom scenes were steamy, downright kinky. And they both seemed to revel in what the other did and enjoyed. But none of it was really referred to outside the bedroom. I would expect Joss, especially, to make some references, or at least to think about Graces
Tara Peters
Dec 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really liked this book. I felt that Joss and Grace had a lot of chemistry and enjoyed the softer side of Joss that only she saw. I wish she would have explained why she hated him and had it be rational. I also wish she would have realized earlier that he wasnt really forcing her to stay on the tour. The twist comes with the band and I would really love to read more about the band members as well. Overall, the bet that was issued was a way for Joss to realize what he really wanted and it was a ...more
Jan 13, 2019 rated it it was ok
All very superficial

Superficial. That would be the best word I can think of to describe this book. We know the characters for about two minutes before they're married. We know nothing about them, other than their jobs, we are told our H is basically against marriage but not why. There's no character bullilding, there's no chemistry or connection and there's no backstory or motivation to anyone or anything. We are told what happened between Nathan and our H but it was very 2d and glanced over, so
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was a good read. What starts out as a bet turns out to be more. When Joss is bet to marry the first girl through the door, no one thought he would really do it. That girl turned out to be Grace, an intern, and a big fan of the group Slide. After they get married, that is when the drama comes in, and it comes in hard. Grace hates Joss and thinks he is an entitled, arrogant a****le, but she still can't help wanting him, too. While on tour, things start happening, some good and some not so ...more
Joyce Black
Sep 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this romantic tale. The story line was good, as was the pace. This is a romantic tale but the beginnings to this couple's relationship was anything but typical. The characterizations were well done and fit well within the rock and rock domain. There was drama, angst, sensual scenes, camaraderie enough to keep this reader happily entertained from start to finish. I sure hope Ms. Hamel writes about the other band members as well. Great job! :)

I voluntarily received an advance
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This is another engaging page turner from this exceedingly talented author. Joss is the front-man for his rock band, and when he is issued with a dare to marry the next women who walks into the room, that is Grace. Grace is a huge fan of the band and an intern, and with enough tequila involved wakes up married to Joss. Wanting an annulment is not easy when Joss makes her work for it by going on tour with him in order to get the annulment. This is a well written flawless story, which had me ...more
Aug 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Joss is the lead singer for a band and Grace is the intern from his PR company. The boys in the band have a bet: that Joss marries the first woman that walks into the room. The details are a bit hazy due to all the drink, but all Joss knows is that he needs Grace around. There's lots of tension with the band members, and we see their vulnerabilities and personalities when they are under pressure. Through it all, Grace and Joss manage to stay somewhat connected. I really liked all the characters ...more
Jenny  (Jenz Book Jewels)
This is the first book I've read by B.B. Hamel, the book is easy to read, but so unbelievably predictable, which left me I debating over the star rating.

Grace - Young working as an intern in the music industry jumps on demand at going to Vegas with the lead singer Joss and Slide, you can bet your ass it's a Vegas drunken wedding and onto a tour bus straight, wanting an annulment hating Joss to in love and wedded bliss.

Joss - Cocky lead singer, his band's on rocky ground, he doesn't do love, let
Leslie Ooten
Aug 12, 2018 rated it liked it
This was okay for me. The writing flowed well, but the characters weren't developed as well as I would have liked. Joss and Grace were okay together, but I didn't see what they saw in each other. It was basically love at first sight, but not a lot of love story after that. I didn't get Grace's anger toward Joss all the time either. I guess that's what get her going, but it was out of left field. She couldn't be mad about him holding out with the annulment. There is such a thing as a contested ...more
Misty Schott
Aug 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book has a great storyline and the characters are so real. Grace has been a fan of Slide since their first album. She is interning at their record label and has always crushed on Joss, the lead singer. When Joss invites Grace to go to Las Vegas with them she's excited and they all end up drinking way to much. Grab this book today to find out what happens when Joss and Grace find out they got married. This story pulls you in from the very beginning and has betrayal, lies, grudges, and all ...more
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