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3.34  ·  Rating details ·  186 ratings  ·  34 reviews
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Passion, intrigue, scandal—this rock station with a dangerously sexy bite has it all!

After a painful breakup, lone WORR female disc jockey Dana fights to pull herself together while wondering if she’ll ever find true love. When she meets Cody, the hot lead singer of an up-and-coming band, the passion between them is electric. But Cody’s long-buried secre

Kindle Edition, 410 pages
Published May 21st 2019 by Twin Tree Press (first published April 2nd 2013)
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May 08, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Good HEA ending but the rest was just meh. With several inconsistancies in the story and also some weird jumping around from character to character and also different time frames for those characters I'm going to give it a 2.25 ...more
Becky Baldridge
Aug 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I remember the time when radio and disc jockeys were a big part of the music world, the time when you heard the newest up and coming hit from your favorite DJ, and Lisa Wainland captures that wonderfully in Rock Radio. That said, I felt like this story wasn't quite sure what it wanted to be. Blended genres can work, but there were times when I felt like I was reading two completely separate stories. Dana and Jonny's storylines do intersect, but most of the time it's in passing with a quick conve ...more
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rock Radio is told in third person with 4 different POVs, so it was hard at first to keep up, but once I did, I was off and running. There's Dana Drew, the sweet DJ who wants real love, not that fake crap that comes her way more often than not because of her DJ status. Things seem to be looking up on the love front with Cody Blue. He's a singer for a rock band, with a big heart & terrible past. That past could knock them out before they ever really get started if revealed. Next up is the doucheb ...more
Sally Mieske
Aug 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
4 Stars

Rock Radio is told in the third person from four different points of view. That being said, it was easy to follow along, I never felt like I was lost. The characters are well developed. We get their past, present and eventually their future 😉.

Dana Drew and Jonny Rock, work at the WORR rock station in Miami, Florida. Dana is looking for her one true love. Jonny is married and cheating on his wife with newest intern. Cody is an up and coming musician who has escaped a horrible childhood. La
This story follows the lives of two disk jockeys from a Florida radio station. Dana Drew is looking for love with a man that will see her for more than her music personality. She finds it with Cody Blue, a rock singer and sweet guy with a terrible past. She also has a creepy stalker that is determined to get her no matter the cost. Johnny Rock is another disc jockey at the station. He has a wife, cheats with young interns and is good friends with Dana. He has it all but may lose it when his side ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Aug 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a unique and complex storyline, with DJ Dana, and up and coming lead singer of a band, Cody, and well as a married DJ Jonny, who is risking everything by having an affair with intern, Heather. This is a good story which is fast paced and intriguing. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Heather Way
Feb 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rock Radio started off really slow for me, mostly due to all the different character POV’s. For this reason, I found this book difficult to follow at times. We meet DJ Jonny Rock, growing up as a big geek and turning to a hot, sexy, trimmed in all the right ways that women love, and is married to the same woman for years. He ends up in a situation less than ideal that involves him cheating. I was totally irked throughout the book with the attitude Jonny portrays as “I am to big for my britches”. ...more
Darcey Pickett
Jan 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Rock Radio
By: Lisa Wainland

Rock Radio gives you an inside view to what goes on behind the mic and on-air sign at a Florida radio station. The characters are well developed and each has a story in their own right. This is not your typical love story…

Dana is a sweet on air personality that finds it difficult to be in a relationship because she wants men to love her for who she is off air. After a failed relationship, she wonders if she will ever find her true love.

Jonny is a DJ at the radio statio

An enjoyable romance/thriller/contemp that follows the lives of 2 DJs/friends as they each struggle to find what they want out of life. Johny Rock has it all. Cushy DJ job, loving wife, and a piece on the side When his mistress wants more from him then he is willing to give, she takes matters into her own hands. Fellow DJ Dana Drew loves her job but is looking to settle down and has marriage and babies on the brain. When her longtime lover leaves her, she meets and falls in love with rising r
Lee Tamasi-gajda
Loved it!

I won this book and received it a couple of days ago. Thank you LIsa! I finally had a chance to start reading it last night. 2:oo A.M. and I realized I had to put it down and go to bed. Didn't want to.

Its a story you just want to keep finding out what will happen next. The two main characters, Dana and Cody, find true love with each other. The background stories of all the characters in this book are so well written.

When there was major action accuring (don't want to give anything away)
Dakota Storm
Dec 25, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love books with sexy rock bands and this one didn't disappoint. I loved the characters especially Cody, I wanted to hug him as a kid and make it all better. I thought the writer captured his pain perfectly (loved the detail in his background) and his passion for his band, love of his life and life itself. I enjoyed Dana's character too, she's a sweet girl with a awesome on air personality but wants to love and to be loved. Those two together are prefect. Jonny I hated (I'm sick of cheating par ...more
Jun 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Really fantastic book. Lives of some people at a rock station mainly Dana Drew female dj and then Jonny Rock another dj. Follow their lives and the drama, love and mishaps. Also upcoming rock person Cody Blue into Dana's life with the telling of his past and present. One of them has a stalker and at the end things get alittle hairy. Growing up during a time when radio was a big deal really could relate when reading this book. Hope she writes more books would definitely read them. She knows how t ...more
Odette Swan
Jul 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I don’t want to say anything else about the story beyond the description, because I don’t want to give anything away. This book will have you on the edge of your seat, wondering what is going to happen next. Lisa captures the readers attention, and takes them down a rabbit hole of music, secrets, lies, and betrayal. She brings you into the story and makes you develop a relationship with her characters, so you feel like they are your friends or enemies. If you live books with music, rock n’ roll, ...more
Cassie Hess-dean
May 11, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dana Drew & Jonny Rock are radio personalities for a local Florida radio station. Jonny is married to Jill but is having a fling with an intern at the radio station named Heather. Dana is in a relationship, but has just been broken up with. Dana meets a new band and feels an instant connection with the lead singer Cody. Dana has a listener who thinks he is in love with her and continues to contact her. Will things work out for Cody & Dana? Jonny & Jill make it work? Read it to find it...
May 12, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A rock star on the rise, a cheating dj and a rock princess looking for love. Rock Radio takes you into the world of radio by weaving a story of love, lust and deceit. The rock star image and on air personas are a mask for three lives complicated by mistresses, troubled pasts and heartbreak. A chilling stalker adds an edge-of-your-seat element to this rock romance. I found myself completely involved in the characters lives. It is a definite page turner that will leave you wanting more.
Jun 20, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-books
This book was very interesting. It held me from page on. It was an easy read, and one that kept me coming back for more!! It was hard to put down, but when I did, I did not have to read half of the previous chapter in order to remember where I was! I like that the characters are relate able, and reachable. I consider this book a keeper, and will tell others in my life that it is a good read. I feel good about being able to recommend it to Goodreads readers. Well worth the read! :)
Jun 03, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
After reading the synopsis, I thought this book would focus on Cody and Dana's relationship which is complicated by a stalker. What I got were two story lines, one about a married DJ screwing around with an intern and the Cody/Dana storyline. The book was well written, though I thought the ending was a bit rushed. I might have enjoyed it more the synopsis was a bit more accurate and included a hint at the Jonny Rock story line was such a large part of the book ...more
May 10, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2013
Cute and fast read. I loved all the characters and thought it moved along at a great pace. This would be a great beach read.

I do think that the build up was really long and I would have liked to have had a bit more of Cody and Dana's story and a little less of Jonny/Jill/Heather. I did like the way the author was able to keep all the story lines going, clear, and mixed together..
Sep 21, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When they introduced the characters in the beginning, I could not figure how they were all connected. Bit once you are about 15 percent into the book, it all starts to make sense. I loved the way this book was put together and enjoyed the entire book. Well worth the read, but you have to give it a little time understanding the characters.
If you are looking for a fun, light book to get lost in this is it! Romance, heartbreak, secrets, rock and roll…Rock Radio has it all. The story is fast paced, exciting and transitions smoothly between the characters, bringing it all together for a thrilling ending. I could not put it down!!
a. joe
Apr 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fast moving rock and roll romance ...

Finally, an original rock and roll romance with a strong female protagonist and a musician that's not a bad boy millionaire, with subplots beyond the 'boy meets broken girl and rocks her world' story line.

Very well written too! Five stars.
DNF - over 100 pages in and all I've got are shifting points of view, with some not so savory characters. The H and h have not even met yet. ...more
May 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Could not put down this insider’s look at rock radio in the 90s. I loved the characters and was drawn into their lives. Fun, fast beach read.
May 08, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I liked Rock Radio it was a good story, but I felt it was a bit slow in the beginning and the ending was a little rushed.
Catarina Szelsky †
I loved it !
Very well written :)
Marguerite Long
May 09, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The book was all over the place but the author managed to weave everyone's story into a great book. I loved it! I read the book straight through, could not put it down!!! Free Kindle Read.
May 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rock-and-roll
Great characters, fast paced and fun! Loved it!
May 30, 2013 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
couldn't get into the book. too many different story lines for me. ...more
I enjoyed this book. There was parts in it that I didn't quite know why it was there..maybe fillers? Regardless, I completely enjoyed this book. ...more
A good, fun read. I was entertained. Could have used more details on the sexual side, it was very tame. But I really liked the story!
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Lisa Wainland is a #1 best selling author. Her debut novel, Rock Radio, was a Readers' Favorite Award Winner. With the release of her second novel, Iron Butterfly, Wainland takes on serious themes of family dynamics and relationship crises. Kirkus Reviews said, "...compelling...Wainland provides an inspirational story..." Iron Butterfly is a 2015 Readers' Favorite Book Award Winner and a 2015 Flor ...more

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