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Hitting That Sweet Spot

(Rogue #3)

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Shay, the Irish drummer of the world-renowned rock band Rogue, has a bad habit of taking care of everyone but himself - including the brother who is always looking for trouble. After way too many years of this, something's gotta give.

Jessica is a Black-Asian American who has prematurely given up her dance career. Ballet was the one place where, despite the odds stacked aga
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Published (first published March 17th 2017)
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Dianne
Just another Rock Star Romance? Not hardly, Lara Ward Cosio’s HITTING THAT SWEET SPOT isn’t about the glamor of being the girl on the arm of a rock star, it’s about the human side of love, emotions and learning to both give and take in the right measures. Two talented artists, one a drummer in one of the hottest bands going and the other who dances for the beauty of it, for how she feels complete.

Shay is shy, not the hottest in the band, but face it, the drummer can make or break a band and Shay
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SandraBarg
Mar 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lara is a fantastic visual writer! She is so descriptive that you actually feel yourself in all of the locales in this book. This has been a fabulous series, Hitting That Sweet Spot has been the icing on the cake. You will never find an author who writes better band books than Lara Ward Cosio! She writes the tightest, most cohesive band books you will ever read. The love story between the shy and quiet Shay and introverted Jessica is sweet, painful, and satisfying. Getting to revisit the couples ...more
Kathy Aronoff
Feb 25, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Lara Ward Cosio has a way of transporting you into her stories and Hitting That Sweet Spot is no exception. Whether you are sitting next to Shay in his brand new Porsche while driving through the Irish Countryside or back in New York City on his first date with Jessica, or even at the Farmers Market with Sophie, Felicity & Celia and that bittersweet moment Conor meets Daisy. While the band dynamic is portrayed in the realistic manner that is Lara's superpower, make no mistake this is Shay's ...more
Caryn
Mar 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
EMOTIONALLY SATISFYING

I can't say enough about this story. I found myself once again immersed in the lives of these Rogue men and their loves. I was so happy that we got to know Shay and his brother better as well as his "the one", Jessica! I also loved that we got updated on Conor, Felicity, Gavin, and Sophie. There were so many times I had to wipe tears from my eyes...some of joy and some of sorrow or pity. We were also introduced to a new character, Daisy.

I know I've said it before but this s
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Victoria
Feb 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Drummers are HOT, often smouldering away in the background with sensual aggression. Shay, Rogue's beautifully sexy unassuming drummer is insanely HOT!!! I read this book in one night - it was highly addictive, I literally couldn't put the thing down! The third instalment in the Rogue Rockstar romance series is exquisitely satisfying. Once again, I am crushing on this author's words and am an unashamed fan girl of her books. Love your word worlds Lara! I loved the tantalizing glimpses into the li ...more
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Doris
Mar 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot is exactly what Lara Ward Cosio did in writing Shay’s story. This is another exceptional book by this author who knows how to take you places and makes you actually feel what her characters feel. The relationship between Shay and his brother Danny Boy is one of love and responsibility to the point of heartache. Addiction leaves those who love them torn between the love of the person who used to be and the person they become with drug use.

Shay, the quiet drummer for the ro
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Jamie Ellis
Feb 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 deserving stars!!

This is a wonderful addition to the Rogue Series by Lara. Each book into the series gives you a pretty good in depth look into each band member. This book is your look into the shy, sexy drummer of the band Seamus "Shay". Shay is very quiet, an introvert, and really just keeps to himself. He just wants to do his beats on the drums.
Jessica is a waitress\student\dancer. She has all but given up on her actual dream of being a ballet dancer and just settling for a degree. She mee
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Chantelle Smith
Shay Donnelly has always been the supportive one of the band Rogue as being the drummer he supports the beat but he is also supportive in his life outside of the band as well such as taking care of his irresponsible brother and always being there for others even at the expense of it causing issues with his wants and needs.

Jessica dream was always to dance, it was the one place where issues vanished and she was at ease with everything, but being told she wasn’t good enough to be at a more profess
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Dawn Yacovetta
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As this author brings us through the ups and downs of each of the members of the band Rogue, I think, "This is the story I wanted to know about." And as each story is told, I find myself caught up in a new member of the band and desperate to know his story. This one focuses mainly on Shay, the quiet drummer who has kept secret some horrifying truths about his childhood and continues to find his future tied up with that past, especially when his drug addled brother, Danny Boy, keeps making his li ...more
Heather Bass
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book that I have read from this amazing author and they just keep getting better. Hitting The Sweet Spot is the third book in the incredible Rogue series. The books in order are Tangled Up In You, Playing at Love and Hitting the Sweet Spot. These books take you on a journey with a major rock band called Rogue. They all have been friends since they were all kids. This book is about the hot and shy drummer Seamus ‘Shay’ and his journey on his way to love. I was put into a trance ...more
Lana
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot (Rogue Series Book 3)
Lara Ward Cosio
5 Stars

Shay Donnelly has always been the support player. Whether it’s taking care of his irresponsible brother or being the drummer in his band, he’s always there for others—even at the expense of his own wants and needs.
Jessica Hall only ever wanted to dance. Dancing was the one place where she felt at ease, where she belonged. After being told she wasn’t quite good enough, however, she set her sights on a more mundane career. Just w
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Laura Furuta
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot (Rogue Series Book 3)
By: Lara Ward Cosio
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hitting That Sweet Spot (Rogue Series Book 3) by Lara Ward Cosio is a multicultural/new adult romance book. The third book in the Rogue series is an amazing look at the love story between Shay Donnelly and Jessica Hall. Shay Donnelly is the drummer in the band Rogue and not one for confrontations. He is more of a soft-spoken person and is a supportive player. He is not as smooth with women as his band mates
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Nicole
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot ( Rogue Series, Book 3 )
By Lara Ward Cosio
5/5 Stars

Hitting That Sweet spot is the third book in the Rogue series. It does leave off directly after Playing At Love ( Second book in the series. ) So I do highly recommend reading the series in order, to fully understand what is going on.
I'm not sure what it is about these characters... Irish Men in a rock band. But I can totally hear their voices in my head. They are wreaking of sex appeal and desire!!
Shay( Seamus) Ga
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Lauren Ryan
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
In book 3 of the Rogue Series, Hitting That Sweet Spot, by Lara Ward Cosio we get the story of an ordinary girl, Jessica, and famous drummer, Shay.
We finally get the story I have been waiting for! The quiet drummer, Shay, has always been a favorite. I love this character for the way he is always there when needed. Sometimes though always being what other people need does not mean you are being true to what you need and want out of life. Being the quiet one has worked well, but now is the time t
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Meshia
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is the third book in Lara Ward Cosio’s “Rogue” series. I have read the previous two novels, number one, “Tangled Up In You” and number two, “Playing At Love”. All though Ms. Cosio hits on all characters to possibly being a standalone, but I strongly recommend the reading of the first two to truly know and understand all of their backgrounds. You will fully see each character’s quirks and traits. Seeing each one as their own. Now, this one “Hitting That Sweet Spot” was even better to me as i ...more
Bobbi Wagner
Mar 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot (Rogue Series Book 3) by Lara Ward Cosio is the third story in the Rogue series. Reading the two previous stories will help in getting background information on the characters and understanding some of the situations. If you enjoyed the other two books, you will enjoy this one too. I was excited to read this story to see what happens to the characters that I have loved reading about. This story didn't let me down with these characters and I hope to see more of them in the ...more
Robin Rankin
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot is the third book in the Rouge series. I really enjoyed Shay and Jessica’s story and getting to know him and his history. His brother Danny Boy broke my heart and how he does what he can to escape the pain and scars from his childhood.

Shay Donnelly is the drummer for Rouge has always been quiet and just tended to do his own thing and seemed to have a tough time connecting with people, even though he has been friends with Gavin. Martin and Conor since they were kids and e
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Morgan
Mar 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting The Sweet Spot by Lara Ward Cosio is the third book in the Rogue Series and it is probably my favorite book in the series! While I loved the first two, there is just something different about Shay and Jessica. I would recommend reading the first two books in the series before starting this one but I wouldn't say you would have to. It helps develop a back story and add a little more depth. I would have to rate this book at 5 stars.

Hitting The Sweet Spot starts with Shay who is the bands
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Kim  Brewing
Jul 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book hit every sweet spot that I have as a reader - I loved it. I think that Lara really found her stride with story. Her descriptive writing puts you there seeing the scenery with Shay while he drives along the coast. I got a giggle out of the meeting with the Canadian tourist - he said "sorry" twice! While the story focuses mainly on Shay and Jessica we get something from everyone.

Shay has always been the quiet one of the group. He's happiest being in the background. When he meets Jessic
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Stefanie Carney
Mar 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot is the third book in the Rogue Series and it leaves you just as breathless as the first two. This story takes on a darker tone though while it deals with some very touchy subjects. Ultimately though this story is about love, the love we have for family both blood and not. This is a great example of true brothers and it was an amazing thing to witness.
This story focuses mainly on Shay and his interactions with the group. Obviously where you find Shay you will inevitably f
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Sarahe32
Mar 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot is book 3 in the Rogue series by Lara Ward Cosio.

Shay Donnelly is the drummer in the famous band Rogue, but he is more than that, he is the guy everyone turns to, he is the supportive one, the voice of reason. He looks after the band as well as his heroin addict brother Danny Boy. He will always put others needs in front of his own, and he always will.

Jessica Hall, has one true passion and that is Ballet, but never believing she was quite good enough she gave it all up,
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Roxs Reads
Mar 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was delighted to find out that Rogue band member, Shay, was going to get his own book. I was not disappointed in his story and gladly give it 5 stars. We were given little glimpses of Shay in both Tangled Up In You and Playing At Love. We knew he was a sexy drummer, was shy, a bit uncomfortable when it came to women and flirting, and he had the biggest, kindest heart of all. I was definitely intrigued by those glimpses and anxious to read Hitting That Sweet Spot which places the main focus on ...more
Heidi
Mar 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The Sweet Spot by Lara ward cosio is another amazing book on the Rogue series. Book three is the story of Shay and Jessica and truly my favorite in the series. Her ability to make this story about Shay and Jessica but also about Gavin and Connor. Truly shows me what a great author she is with so many dimensions but not lose focus.
Shay is the shy drummer of the band ROGUE, who always seems to be the one taking care of things. He has always been there for others and often left with nothing in ret
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Nancy J. Sandidge
Title: Hitting That Sweet Spot (Rogue Series Book 3)
Author: Laura Ward Coslo
Stars: 5

This is the 3rd installment about the members of mega Irish band,Rogue. This is the drummer’s story, Shay Donnelly, and his love Jessica Hall. I'm always a sucker for the rock band stories, and this one didn't disappoint. Laura Ward Coslo made me have all the feels in this book.

Shay Donnelly is quiet in all aspects of his life, but when his on stage beating the drums for Rogue. He has always been the supportive
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Jennifer Lilly
Mar 15, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Hitting That Sweet Spot” by Lara Ward Cosio is the third book in the Rogue series and continues the emotional rock n’ roll rollercoaster ride that had me addicted at the first page.

Shay Donnelly is the quiet member of Rogue that is content to stay out of the spotlight and keep the peace among his bandmates. Conflict is something he avoids, but nothing is ever that easy when falling in love.

Jessica Hall is going through the motions of life after leaving the dance world behind. Being swept off he
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Vanessa Tomason
Apr 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Now that I have read the first 3 of the Rogue Series books, I must admit this one, Hitting That Sweet Spot, is my favorite! There is something almost gut-wrenching about the main character's (Shay) brother - Danny Boy. Lara Ward Cosio really seemed to understand the high's and low's of addiction and how tumultuous it is for the addict as well as the friends and family surrounding the addict. Mind you, this book wasn't primarily based on that...no, it had the heartfelt push and pull of the love b ...more
Sarah Fischer
Mar 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well, Cosio has done it again. I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first two. There are a LOT of characters in this book. The stories from book 1 and 2 are continuing in this book and I actually love that. Cosio doesn't just wrap up the world when she reaches the last page. That's kinda like life. People's problems don't just go away and they never have just one problem. But the other thing to remember, a lot of the problems the characters go through aren't ridiculous things. In fact, they ...more
Katie
Mar 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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5 star review
Hitting That Sweet Spot is the third book in the Rogue Series by Lara Ward Cosio! Having read the first two books in this series I have to say it was everything I have come to expect from this author! Excellently written and beautifully detailed! I was really happy to find out that Shay was getting his own story! He has always been in the background of the other stories and seemed very shy, very quiet and for me a little bit mysterious, you never find out much about him but know tha
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Krystal gaston
Mar 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Hitting That Sweet Spot by Lara Ward Casio is a Rogue Series Rock Romance. Order of the Rogue Series: Tangled Up In You, Playing At Love, Hitting That Sweet Spot. You do not necessarily need to read them all in order to understand this book however I strongly recommend it so that you can get to know everyone and learn their stories. Hitting That Sweet Spot is Shay and Jessicas story, you learn a lot about Shay and everything he has gone through to get to where he is today.
Jessica has a lot goin
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Rogue (8 books)
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  • Playing At Love (Rogue Series, #2)
  • Finding Rhythm (Rogue Series #4)
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  • Felicity Found (Rogue Series Book 6)
  • Rogue Christmas Story (Rogue Series Book 7)
  • Problematic Love (Rogue Series Book 8)