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Hard Rock Love

4.67  ·  Rating details ·  97 ratings  ·  93 reviews
He’s my big sister’s best friend. This rock star god knows I’m off-limits. But is that a rule he’s willing to break?


Seth Powers is wild. He’s devilish. He’s hot as sin.

He’s also my big sister Everly’s best friend and a rock star drummer in one of the hottest bands around.

My silly schoolgirl crush from years ago has turned into a burning desire. I crave his strong fing
Published March 13th 2019
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Jennifer Crutchfield
Mar 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Book four in the Cherry Lips series. Can be read and enjoyed as stand-alone with each book about a different member of the band. Cherry Lips is a band, but their members are a family. Seth is the last single member of the band and his role as the “fun” guy who always cheered everyone up is changing. Abby is the younger sister of Seth’s friend, she is just 18 and still doesn’t know her place in the world. A chance meeting has Seth and Abby spending more time together and their friendship grows to ...more
Mar 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Ok, this was the most unlikely combination of characters....and it was very juvenile...Abby is only 18 and her POV was very young. So when she started getting closer to SETH who is quite the Rockstar it was like he was robbing the cradle.

Oh, Abby is great but hard to get wrapped up in her quest to decide a college major when she's attempting to date a rockstar known for driving a motorcycle while nude into a pool.

Eyebrows raised. Eyes rolled.
Janice Somers
The story is going to make you smile. I enjoyed reading Seth and Abby's story.

Seth is the extrovert/joker of the band does it to help his bandmates release stress. He is also a creator of horrible nasty tasting mix drinks for his drinking games. He is also Cherry Lips drummer.

Abby is the younger sister of Everly. She is going to college, constantly studying to keep her grades up to receive scholarships so she is able to keep going to college.

Abby always studied at the library, after classes. It
Terry Babb
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
I love rock 'n roll & Seth!
This well written page turner introduces the members of a crazy band who have the potential to be very successful. We meet their significant others & the band members crazy days are clearly numbered. The drummer is the only member unattached but that comes to a swift end when he meets the younger sister of his best friend. Soon smitten, he tells her a secret but she insists she can help him attain the academic goal he wants so badly. He works hard to read all t
Leslie Ooten
Mar 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This was okay. The writing was good, but I felt like Abby was too immature. I know she was just 18, but that's usually why I stay away from YA novels. Seth was a good guy, who tried too hard to make sure that everyone else was happy. The whole thing about the rumors on campus about Abby was a little too unbelievable for me. It's mentioned she's on a campus with thousands of other people, but everyone she comes into contact with knows about a stupid rumor that some drunk idiots spread about her? ...more
Mar 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Sweet Connection with HEA

The Chery Lips series has been one I’ve followed from the start and now we have sexy drummer Seth’s story. He is the master drink mixer to the band and has come up with some pretty awful stuff but they drink it none the less. He is the guy who is always their jokester as well. Abby is young and has to deal with most things that an 18 year old has to deal with. She is also Everly’s little sister and has a thing for Seth. Now that seems to becoming a reality. Theirs’s is a
Jennifer D.
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Another fantastic Cherry Lips book that I couldn't put down! I love Seth and Abbie! It's such a sweet best friend's little sister love story. I loved how we got to see another side of jokester Seth. The connection that Seth and Abbie have is deep and natural and they really balance each other out. My only complaint is that it ended too soon - I want more!
Liz Black
Mar 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, romance, rock-star
Hard Rock Love by Athena Wright

'Hard Rock Love' is the fourth book in the Cherry Lips series by Athena Wright. I have read some of the others, so I was already acquainted with the characters. This particular book is about Abby, Everly's sister who we saw in the previous story. Abby is no longer 'just the baby sister,' as she has gone to college and is venturing into adulthood. Through Everly, she meets Seth who's a fellow musician and band member of Everly's band and of Cherry Lips. Instead of j
Kara Quade
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I love Athena Wright and her Cherry Lips series. Abby is the insecure college student with a bad reputation on campus thanks to 2 guys at a frat party who couldn't handle being turned down and little sister of Everly. Seth is the rock god drummer of Cherry Lips. Abby is trying to figure out what she her passion in life is, and Seth is secretly taking a college course to get his high school diploma without any of his friends finding out. Abby has always crushed on Seth but never thought she had a ...more
B. C. Booklover
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
If you have been reading and loving (like me) the Cherry Lips Series, then you know who Seth Powers is..who doesn't? He may not be your typical bad boy rocker, but this drummer is hard to miss- he's hot, hilarious and the life of every party. He doesn't really do the whole groupie or excessive partying thing, but he's sweet and cares deeply for his friends, usually by putting everyone else's needs and happiness before his own. Seth's best friends, Julian and Everly have finally gotten back toget ...more
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars I don’t know what it is about this author, but she has the ability to make me fall in love with all of her characters. I have been not-so-patiently waiting for Seth’s book and it was definitely worth the wait! Seth is the gregarious drummer from Cherry Lips while Abby is a bookish college student who is also the younger sister of Seth’s best friend Everly. Of course, this means that Abby is completely off limits.

I adored Seth. He comes across as the jokester, but he has hidden depth.
A. H.
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A loner with a "bad reputation" and a rock star with an even worse one. When they meet, the sparks are off the charts. Hard Rock Love is the 4th book in the awesome Cherry Lips series. We meet old family acquaintance Seth, "talented rock god", and insecure college student Abby, baby sister of Ever, fiancé of Julian. (Yes-You can absolutely read this book as a standalone, but really, you won't want to. Let me save you the backtracking and tell you to just read the other books in the series first: ...more
Mar 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When Abby & Seth meet again after years of not seeing each other, the sparks from Abby's girl crush seem to be still in full force but she isn't the only one feeling them now. Abby is a young college student who spends more time buried in her studies or reading books than with other people. Seth is the complete opposite being the drummer for Cherry Lips, he is the outgoing jokester & prankster of his group. Some how a special friendship develops between this introvert & extrovert. Al ...more
Pam Curran
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rockstar-romance
Having read all of Athena's rock series I would say that this story is the sweetest and most angst free of them all. Seth is the drummer for Cherry Lips, he is the joker of the band who always works hard to make sure everyone else is relaxed and happy, always putting himself last.

Abby idolizes her big sister rocker Everly and wishes she could be as outgoing instead of being a mouse. These two have seen each other around but it takes a suprise meeting in the college library for them to realise th
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Seth is the hot drummer from the band Cherry Lips. He's the jokester and the one who is always trying to keep everyone else's spirits up. Abby is the quiet one, the bookworm, the girl who thought she was never good enough to catch the eye of a guy like Seth. She's also the little sister to Everly, who just happens to be one of Seth's best friends. Seth knew Abby from when she was younger, but hasn't seen her in several years and when the two meet at a party that Everly takes Abby to he is surpri ...more
Joyce Black
Mar 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a "good" read but this reader did not find it to be a "great" read. In past, the main male characters have all appeared as larger-than-life people. The main male character in this tale was not of the same ilk and just came across a bit flat comparatively. This being said, it is understood that there is more than one way to depict a character. Not all main characters need to be the just in-your- face type. The main male character played the part of a fool in order to ameliorate the fraug ...more
Jennifer G
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Seth Powers. The sexy drummer for Cherry Lips. Wild, fun-loving. Abby Davis. Little sister to Ever Darling. Book-worm. Abby may have a secret crush on the sexy drummer but he wouldn't even notice a girl like her. And even if she could grab his attention, Seth was her sister's best friend. After being estranged for years, he would never do anything to risk their friendship again. But when he looks at her she can't help but wonder.

I loved this story. Seth has always come across as a bit shallow; a
Mar 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
What a different kind of rock and roll book. This author’s books tend to look into the real heart and soul of these musicians and the lives with who they interact. I love it.

This story deals with real life everyday issues which doesn't always have to be hard core drugs, alcohol etc. However, she does bring to light subject matter that I’m sure many girls deal with.

I feel that this book is less intense as the previous Hard Rock books in this series. It doesn’t make it any less worth reading. If
Mar 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
Very good romance and self-seeking
Finally, the story of Seth! I have always loved Seth's character and I loved discovering him beyond appearances to others, including the reason behind his famous disgusting cocktails that he has challenged to his friends since the first books of this series.
Abby's character is just as interesting, but darker as she has grown up in the shadow of the absence of her deceased parents and her sister who is partially absent for her rockstar career. She is rather bad-s
Stephanie Hutchison
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’ve received an ARC and am leaving a voluntary and honest review.

I've been looking forward to this book to get Seth and Abby's story. But I've been dreading it too because it's the last of the Cherry Lips series. If you have been waiting for this conclusion, you will not be disappointed. Athena does a great job of tying up the loose ends of the series (Seth is the last to fall), but keeping just enough open to spin off another series from the side characters.

Seth and Abby have an immediate con
Linda Kopec
Mar 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seth, the drummer for Cherry Lips and last "single" member of the group has always been portrayed as the "fun one" in the group. Abby is Everly's younger sister, who we've met in the previous books. She has always had a crush on Seth, but now that she's grown up, Seth is beginning to see her in a different light. Abby struggles as Everly's younger sister, never quite finding her place and living in her sister's shadow. Seth tries to fight his feelings for Abby because he doesn't want to lose Eve ...more
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Seth isn't the dark, angsty rock star most of the guys have been and his story reflected that. He's still the crazy, funny guy who is always making disgusting drinks for his friends, but we also get to see why...although this pickle loving girl also feels pickle juice jello is wrong. And Abby feels she's a big, boring nothing. Her college life isn't going as smoothly as she'd like. She spends a lot of time alone wishing she was more like her big sister, Everly. And when she and Seth reconnect, t ...more
Mar 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
**I received this ARC in exchange for an honest voluntary review** The final book for Cherry Lips & it didn't disappoint! Though it's not as angsty as some of Athena's previous works, this sweet story hits all the right notes. Drummer Seth finds his HEA in Abby, little sister to Everly. He's the one to make everyone happy but can he find his own true happiness? She's always the one to be pushed aside, still floating in the space of finding her passion. They shouldn't work together but they j ...more
Renee Williams
Mar 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
How to Snare a Drummer!

Book 4 of Cherry Lips series. Seth is a drummer who plays for the Cherry Lips band. This guy is great. He puts other people's needs ahead of his own. He's the guy who uplifts those who are feeling down & unhappy plus he loves to concoct shooters for the band after their concert. He sees Abby all grown up after not seeing her for a few years. Seth & Abby find common ground to get to know each other & she keeps her big sister in the dark until she finds out. It's
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
have to say that this might be my favorite rock band romance set. The Cherry Lips are a rock group and this four part series highlights each member per story. While each is a stand alone I highly recommend that you start at the beginning as you get to know the characters from the beginning.
This final book highlights Seth. I have to say what a way to end a series. I loved Seth as he was funny, sweet and loyal. Our h in this series was Abby who is Everly’s little sister. She was sweet and loving a
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I Loved and enjoyed this book
Number 4 in the Cherry Lips series, we're we once again become entrapped in the world of the band Cherry Lips. This is Seth the Drummers story and the girl he falls for Abby.
The life and soul of the party Seth is such a lovable character, he's so much fun, and selfless putting others before himself he has such a heart of gold I Adored him. He falls for his friends sister Abby a college student trying to find her way. They compliment each other beautifully, and will
Mar 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I highly recommend you pick up Hard Rock Love! It can be read as a standalone but I liked reading about all the Cherry Lips members in the order the series came out. I couldn't put this book down! It was so great. I really enjoyed reading about Seth and Abby. This book and the characters in it are, for the most part, pretty relatable which was so good to read. I love how Seth puts others first, he is so sweet. Plus he's hot as sin and a rock star drummer! You can't go wrong there. Athena did a f ...more
jamie Ockenhouse
Mar 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Abby the good girl bookworm and Seth the jokester who has a secret.

These two are going to make your reader red hot. I loved the slow but strong pull between them. Abby is relatable and her doubts, worries and trying to find her place only make you love her more.

Seth he's funny, not what you'd expect and fighting himself over his feelings for his friend's sister who doesn't want them together.

Such an incredible read that proves you can't judge a book and not all rock stars follow the cliche.

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Athena Wright is a USA Today Bestselling author of New Adult Romance. She loves to write about cocky men and the girls who tame their wild hearts. Hobbies include cooking, eating, and living out her rock star dreams at karaoke bars. Athena is perpetually on the hunt for her next caffeine fix.

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