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Rock Me

(Bodyguard Bad Boys #1)

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  978 ratings  ·  235 reviews
Bodyguard Bad Boys… Sexy, Hot, and oh so protective!

A pop star in danger.

Her reluctant bodyguard.

A past they can’t deny.

Summer Michelle is on the verge of ultimate fame.

Ben Hollander has sworn off mixing business with pleasure.

But keeping his hands off of the sexy songstress is easier said than done and once the threat is neutralized, will she choose fame over love?
Kindle Edition, 248 pages
Published by CP Publishing (first published September 19th 2017)
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A new series by the ever so amazing Carly Phillips? Uh, YES PLEASE! Sexy, sweet, and utterly enticing, Ms. Phillips brings ALL THE HEAT to the first installment of her new Bodyguard Bad Boys Series. This is a fast-paced second chance romance that will leave you with complete satisfaction. This author never fails to bring true romance to the table, giving her fans exactly what they want with every new release she sends our way. As I turned the last page all I could think of was that I wanted more ...more
Natalie The Biblioholic
Summer Michelle and Ben Hollander were involved four years ago. He was assigned as a bodyguard to the reality show she co-starred on. Once their affair was revealed, Ben was let go from his job and had to fight his way up from under the cloud of shame. Angry at his circumstances, he vowed to never again become involved with a client. So what happens when he’s tasked with guarding the one woman who could tempt him to break this rule?

I’m a huge fan of Carly Phillips’ writing. I’ll literally pick u
ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review

Rock Me by Carly Phillips is a sweet, sexy fast paced second chance romance that centers on an upcoming pop star and her bodyguard. With Phillips sizzling prose, she has readers rooting for Ben Hollander as he reunites with Summer Michelle, his former flame.

With Summer Michelle’s rising popularity, new threats have been made and TV networks are worried about her safety for a singing competition and so they hired Ben Hollander as her bodyguar
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰


Four years ago Summer and Ben had a 'thing' when he was working as security at the reality talent show she was in. They were both almost in love, but something happened and he got fired. And now they kinda hate each other. Also, he's her new bodyguard! ☺
But being this close to each other 24/7 brings back all the amazing feelings from before and it doesn't take long for their 'thing' to start again. Even though Ben swore he would never let pleasure get in the way of business again! ☺

I really enjo
Sissy's Romance Book Review
Book Review For: ROCK ME by Carly Phillips 'ROCK ME' by Carly Phillips is the First Book in a New Series called "Bachelor Bad Boys". This is the story of Ben Hollander and Summer Michelle. Ben was Summer body guard about 4 years ago and they had a affair/relationship. Which is against Ben's company's rules for their bodyguards. So he was fired when word leaked about them. Ben assumed it was Summer that had told and gotten him fired. So he up and left her and never took any of her calls. Now 4 ye ...more
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4.5 stars

Bodyguard books are my favorite!! I love the whole mysterious, can't be found, protect me heroine that relies on her bodyguard to protect her. The meek female that just throws themselves at the feet of their bodyguard to take care of her. This Carly Phillips book? NOT THAT BOOK!

Ben Hollander now works for a "family" firm, Alpha Security, where he is contracted out to be a bodyguard. But this assignment is a little different. This assignment had personal connections to him. Having been a
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Sep 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed this book. It's the first in a new series, and I'm looking forward to more sexy bodyguard goodness!

Summer Michelle is a pop star. Well, "star" might be stretching it at the moment. She competed on, and was a co-winner, on a reality TV show 4 years ago. But, since then, she's mostly focused on her writing and recording, along with some voiceover work to pay her bills. But, she's about to catch her big break. The biggest pop star in the industry, Jade, needs an opening act for her new to
Sep 20, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A security firm filled with hot single guys run by the equivalent of a fairy godmother matchmaker - oh yes please.

The first of the bodyguards to take the spotlight is Ben, he prides himself on his career and the role he plays within the firm. Although he has a smudge on his record from a relationship he had with one of the people he was guarding during a reality tv music show, resulting in him losing his position along with the relationship. Ben has managed to put the bad experience behind him a
***4 Stars***

Rock Me is the first in a new series and I really enjoyed it. It was a quick and fun second chance at romance read with a good balance of drama and heat along with a little mystery and suspense woven into it. All of that combined kept me turning the pages to see if Ben and Summer would let go of the issues of the past and get their HEA while keeping her safe.

I loved Summer. She is hardworking, determined and thankful for all that she has, but she isn’t a diva in anyway and in fact
Gloria Herrera for As You Wish Reviews
The entertainment industry is not for the faint of heart. Summer found out fast that there are no best friends when they can be your competition. Now that she is facing the same competitor that really stabbed in the back last time, she has to be careful. Tawny is out to beat her at any cost. Tawny's manager Michael is always friendly and professional... but can Summer really trust anyone?

Death threats, vandalism, and more have only scared everyone involved in this competition for the opening act
Cali Jewel
Sep 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sweetly sexy, heart pounding action, emotionally engaging, fast paced second chance romance. Perfect late night in bed reading that will give you sweet dreams.

Summer Michelle is a sexy up and coming rock star in need of protection and Ben Hollander is strong, smart and sexy alpha male bodyguard hired by the studio to protect Summer. Determined never to mix business and pleasure again (a lesson Summer taught him) he is not so sure he can be her bodyguard again. Sparks fly, attraction is fought,
Jessica Alcazar
It should be noted that I LOVE THIS COVER .

Okay, moving on. What a great second-chance story this turned out to be! It was sweet and sexy with just the right amount of angst thrown in to make them both work for that second chance at love <3 The pace of the story was very well done ... fast but not to fast. Excellent push-pull between Ben and Summer which made their chemistry jump from the pages. I REALLY liked this one!

Copy provided for blog tour review
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***ARC Provided by the Author and Social Butterfly PR***

4.5 Stars

Second chance romances where there is a messy past are my favorites. Let me explain, as that probably makes no sense, as by definition a second chance means there is a breakup, or a near miss, in the past for the couple.

Summer and Ben were together, and by being together were breaking the rules. They knew it, and they accepted it. And, then they got caught and Ben was blamed for what happened, he was fired, and he believed Summer w
4.5 Smashing Stars!

There are a few things I can always count on when I dive into a Carly Phillips novel. First, I will be dazzled by a STRONG, SWOONY HERO who will steal my breath and make my heart race. Second, the sex will be PANTY MELTING HOT and the romantic feels will give me TINGLY BUTTERFLIES. And last but not least, the writing will be so EXHILIRATING that I will be enraptured from the very first page until the sigh worthy finale!

Well, once again, Ms. Phillips delivered! I love the pr
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Sep 19, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Received in exchange for a honest review.

First the cover is rockin it. But we’re digressing. Carly Phillips has written one sexy sexy book. You feel for Ben when this begins because he is in a rock and hard place. His job is bringing him to his past he wants to forget. A past that cost him so much but also broke his heart. Now it is front and summer and he is needing to put it behind him and do his job. And his job is to protect the one who caused the upheaval so many years ago.

What do I think o
Jennifer Pierson
I must start out by saying that seriously that cover earned 5 stars all by itself, even if I hadn't read the FANTASTIC story. IT'S SUPER HOT HOT HOT! Now that I got that out of the way, let me get on with my fan girl gushing. Summer Michelle is on the verge of stardom, when she starts getting threats from an unknown source. So she's given a bodyguard although she's not sure that she needs one. But she never thought that the one that got away would show up to guard her, and now she's hoping that ...more
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Summer Michelle is on the verge of making it big in the music industry. She is on a mission to win a competition to be an opening act for a big star. Summer is competing against a former contestant she was on another reality tv show with.

Things get heated up and it seems someone is trying to harm Summer, so a bodyguard is needed, however she never thought she would ever see Ben Hollander again after 4 years. After their short and intense relationship while she was on the reality tv show.

Ben Ho
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rock Me
Bodyguard Bad Boys series book #1
Release Date: September 19, 2017
Review copy provided by the publisher

Fun. I always have so much fun in any world Carly Phillips conjures up! This brand new series is just as delicious as some of my other favourites by this author.

Summer and Ben have a past. He's been burned by her, or so he thinks, and she feels awful for how things ended between them. One of the things that I appreciated from the get go, was that the misunderstanding between them was cl
Sep 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I totally loved reading Rock Me, the first book in Carly Phillips new Bodyguard Bad Boys series. This is a second chance story between bodyguard Ben Hollander and pop star Summer Michelle. Summer’s stardom is poised on the brink as she competes to be the opening act for a rock star. Threats have been made against the two competitors and Ben is assigned to be the bodyguard for Summer and to keep her from danger. Part of this assignment is a déjà vu situation since Ben lost a previous bodyguard po ...more
Sep 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
*5 great stars*
I really am loving this author her books. Rock Me is the start of a new series and I couldn't be more excited :-) I loved this one and just couldn't get enough! Loved the story and the chemistry between Summer & Ben. Second chance romances have always been a favourite of mine.
Can't wait to read more of the Bodyguard series :-)

Summer always wanted to sing, ever since she was a little girl but she never had that big break until she is considered being the opening act of a major
Cheryl Whitty
Reviewed by Book Addict live,
Rock Me is the story of Summer and Ben, they met on a singing competition on television. Summer was one of the contestants, and Ben was on security when they started sleeping together. When they were outed Ben lost his job and Summer. Four years later Ben works for an Alpha Security Company as a bodyguard.

You guessed it he ends up of protecting Summer as threats have been made against her. This is a love story, what do expect? I really enjoyed reading about Ben and S
Ann  Goubert (Driven by Books)
I am really loving this author's books. Rock Me is the start of a new series and I couldn't be more excited :-) I loved this one and just couldn't get enough! Loved the story and the chemistry between Summer & Ben. Second chance romances has always been a favourite of mine.
Can't wait to read more of the Bodyguard series :-)

Summer always wanted to sing, ever since she was a little girl but she never had that big break until she is considered being the opening act of a major superstar but she
Sep 22, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4* read.
This is the first book in this new series. A fast paced second chance romance this will pull you in and keep you addicted till the last page. I'm a huge fan of this author's writing style so I was really looking forward to reading this.
It really engages you from the first chapter, you want to keep reading and finding out what happens next. A sweet second chance romance with characters you will instanly connect and fall in love with Summer and Ben were the perfect couple for me.
As its ju
Sue Galuska
Sep 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ben Hollander works as a body guard at Alpha Security and loves his job. He was very lucky when Dan Wilson hired him after he was fired from his last job four years ago when he got involved with a contest on the reality show he was working security for. He was in love with contestant Summer Michelle and was shocked and hurt when she reported him. Imagine his shock four years later when his next assignment is none other than guarding Summer Michelle 24/7! Ben really does not want this assignment, ...more
* A review copy was provided by the author for the Blog Tour *

~ 5 It's All About the Bodyguard Stars ~

Rock Me is an fun and enjoyable second chance romance with the musician background to it. It is a quick read, meaning that we get right into the story from the beginning, but nothing was rushed. That’s one of the main things I love about a Carly Phillips book, she gets to the point with her stories and really doesn’t drag anything out.

This story has a little bit of everything I look for in a
Sep 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
**Advanced copy provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**

What a hot and fantastic start to this new series by Carly Phillips! Rock Me is the first book in the new Bachelor Bad Boys series and it's hooked me right away and I did not want to put this book down!

Ben Hollander is a bodyguard who works for Alpha Security. He works with a group of people that are more like family than just colleagues. When new assignments are handed out, Ben's boss knows that he isn't going to be thrill
Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)
Great start to what is sure to be an amazing series by the very talented Carly Phillips. This author has been a favorite of mine for a long time and this book is an example of why. I have yet to find a book by Carly that I haven't loved yet. There is never a question in my mind to read one or not because the answer will always be a huge YES.

Ben and Summer's road wasn't all sunshine and rainbows. He has some issues resulting from his past and she is trying to get through the walls that he is thr
Isha Coleman
Sep 03, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Rock Me (Bachelor Bad Boys) by Carly Phillips  
Carly Phillips novels are not just a pleasure, they border on obsession.  Anytime an author can pull me in at the first page and hold my attention until the last word, they deserve a standing ovation.  Summer and Ben put the sizzle in a tale of passion, danger and romance.  These characters didn't just exist, they lived in excess.   Fast, furious and intoxicating is the best way to describe the power of Rock Me.   
Linda Ketter
Sep 11, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Typical romance with a few twists throughout.

After being introduced to the characters, I couldn't help but fell sad for Ben. He'd already lost Summer once. Now, they find each other again only to know that there is a definite end to their relationship. No matter what they say, they can't keep their hearts out of it. Ben doesn't want to be the reason Summer doesn't live her dream so he gives up his dream and lets her go.

Obviously, it's a HEA, but I have some questio
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Carly Phillips gives her readers Alphalicious heroes to swoon for and romance to set your heart on fire, and she loves everything about writing romance . She married her college sweetheart and lives in Purchase, NY along with her three crazy dogs: two wheaten terriers and a mutant Havanese, who are featured on her Facebook and Instagram. She has raised two incredible daughters who put up with havi ...more

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