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Rock Star

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  417 ratings  ·  156 reviews
Axel Wainwright. British rock god. Bad boy.

He sets the crowds on fire with his voice and his words.

Singing backup for him is my dream job.

My big chance to get recognised and become a star.

Music is my life and now it consumes me.

HE consumes me.

But I have my career to think about; I’ve worked years for this.

I need to keep my distance from Axel, or he'll burn me to ashes.


Kindle Edition, 215 pages
Published October 26th 2019
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Mikey B.
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
All the rock-star feels are within these pages.

The Hero is to die for. God, he is sugary sweet. Axel had me swooning, left, right, and center.

You have the drama.

The jealousy.

The lies.

Everything you'd expect, including the hot sex.

I loved the hero's nickname for the heroine. It wasn't the usual nickname I read in romance books.

The author nailed the songwriting and storytelling. The story flowed perfectly.

S. C. created a hero worth loving. I thought it was so sexy when the Hero admitted hi
Ann (Literary Lust)
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book that I have read by S.C. Daiko and it certainly won't be the last. I honestly didn't want to pause reading as I was hooked from the very first chapter..... I loved it!!

Rock Star focuses on Axel Wainwright who is the lead singer of the band ChiMera, and boy did he steal my heart from the word go! He's everything you imagine a rock star to be, but he has been going through some difficult times and my heart ached for him. All the band members are close - a second family to e
Rhiannon Hall
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A brand new genre for S.C Daiko and it rocked 🤘🤘
Axel and Phoenix were an absolute joy to read about I couldn't put it down!

Sex drugs and rock 'n' roll all come with this genre but add lust, loss and secrets (and so much more) it gives an absolute amazing read I simply can't wait to read more about these characters. I didn't want it to end I absolutely loved it!
Kirsty Adams - Kindle Freak Book Blog
Rockstar proved to be a most enjoyable read. The elegant writing produced vibrant visuals and I couldn’t help but fall in love with the characters. Passion, heartache, family love - this story had it all. Can’t wait to read more from this series.
Nov 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc, 2019, rock-star
Five stars for Axel and Phoenix 🖤❤!


I really loved this book. This is the new genre for SC Daiko and she did an amazing job.

"Rock Star" is a rockstar romance book with a lot of emotions, drama, suspense but also hot scenes.

Axel and Phoenix's chemistry is strong and intense.

If you're looking for a rockstar romance book, this is definitely one you should read!
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Axle was a play boy Rockstar who is running away and also trying to grieve for his sister over their untimely death what he didn't expect was to me Phoenix when he was auditioning for backup singers to filling for his sister to finish this tour is not expecting for her to turn his world upside down and put his broken heart back together a phoenix just went in to addition for the backup singer just to be able to help with her family issues she's not expecting was for Axle to turn our world upside ...more
Samantha Hillman
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received this book as a arc for a honest review this book was beautiful intense heartfelt so will written loved axel and Phoenix this story hit a few thing that hit home to me on a personal level a must read ladies
Beyond The Covers Blog
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: celeste
Sex, drug and rock and roll is the image of the typical Rock Star or is it?   SC Daiko tells a sweet and romantic tale of Axel Wainwright the front man for the band ChiMera and Phoenix Johnson the girl with a musical dream.  With beautiful descriptions of the cities the band tours in across Europe and the UK, you can’t help to fall in love along with the characters.  Rock Star still has its ups and downs and there is just enough emotional turmoil within the pages that keep you hanging on to see ...more
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
This book sucked me straight in with the vivid depiction of the life of a rock star and a wannabe singer. The story was so gripping and well written that I really couldn’t put it down, I was hanging on to every word. You can’t go wrong with a great rock band story, in my opinion; these sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll stories just grab my attention every time.

The individual characters all had something to draw me in and make me love them, I got the hyped-up emotions of their situation and felt it d
This was a cute story that had great characters they were the kind that were easy to love right from the very beginning of the story.

I found Axel to be sincere in the way he was changing being involved with Phoenix she was making him a better man.We saw a different side of him when he was with her than the public or his band mates saw but, love and friendship alone are not enough to keep the demons at bay and he may truly lose all that he has truly found.

Phoenix was one of those characters that
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rockstar
How is it possible that SC Daiko can write so many different subgenres and still excell at every one? Rock Star is a rockstar romance (shocker). But Daiko digs deep and discusses the hard-to-handle topic of drugs and addiction. Our hero, Axel, is a recovering cocaine addict who is also the lead singer of the band ChiMera. After his sister died of an overdose, he and the band decided to get clean. When they decide to resume their tour they have to find a new backup singer. In comes Phoenix. Stron ...more
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing

A brand new genre from SC Daiko - and this author nailed it.

Rock Star: The Gripping story of Rock God Alex Wainwright aka “the British heartthrob” the lead singer of ChiMera and the sassy Phoenix Johnson aka "Firebird" the backup singer.

Sparks fly between these two but love never runs smooth, past demons, drugs, family illness, death, secrets and trust issues all make for a very well written and intense, hot read.

The style of the writing was on-point, the venues, the places they toured all felt
Oct 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have to say I do love a good Rock Star storyline and this one not only lived up to my expectations but surpassed them. It’s well written and the two main characters are to die for. The sexy as hell troubled Rock God Axel and the sassy talented muse Phoenix. ChiMera came across as a proper touring band and I loved the lyrics and the visuals conjured up by the talented author. This was interspersed with incredibly erotic and sensual love scenes plus a good dollop of suspense. The perfect ingredi ...more
Wendy Livingstone
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Axel is the lead singer to a rock band ChiMera, and when his sister passes away they need a new backup singer. Phoenix additions for the position, and is chuffed when she get the job. The chemistry between these two is undeniable! This is a beautifully written flawless story, which is intense, and contains addiction, twists, lies, secrets, drama, jealousy, and is a steamy read which had me hooked and intrigued throughout this addictive page turner. I highly recommend this gifted authors’ work fo ...more
♥️Fantasy Land  Book Reviewer♥️

So the first thing I have to say is I have minimal hard limits. Drugs and cheating are the two things I wouldn't say I like to read. That is why I'm not particularly eager to read rock stories. I have learned from reading in the past that you can not read a good rock and roll story without having one or both in the book. But because I am a huge fan of SC, I let those limits go and dove right into Rock Star.

Rock Star is a brilliant story that yes does hit on drugs (no cheating thank god) and how
April Symes
Oct 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Rock Star by SC Daiko is quite the rock n roll romance with the feels and steam plus this story deals with sensitive and tough topics in this story- drugs, addiction, death, and loss. Add in rock n roll and sex. This makes for a perfectly rockin first book in a new series.
Axel Wainwright is the front man for the band ChiMera and Phoenix Johnson is the girl whose ChiMera's new background singer. The chemistry between them is intense and amazing. I don't want to give any spoilers/story away but th
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I’m always up for a good rock star romance and this book did not disappoint. Not only is this a great story, the chemistry between Axel and Phoenix is beyond steamy! The supporting characters are interesting in themselves and I’m looking forward to reading their stories as this series continues. Ms. Daiko has a way of successfully executing an entire story plot with well-developed characters in a concisely packaged book. As an avid reader, I’ve found that there are few authors that can do this w ...more
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A new genre for SC Daiko and she Rocked It! Anything this author writes is amazing! 1- Click all the way!

You will get so much in Rock Star. Rock Gods, Sex, Drugs, Love, Depression... did I mention steamy sex. SC Daiko can write the hell out of steamy sex scenes. She will make you fall in love with the characters. Her books will make you want to read it all in one sitting, no breaks. I fell in love with Axel and Phoenix. They both were going through so many trials. I was routing for them the whol
Jul 16, 2020 rated it liked it
Not as gritty as some rockstar...this has insta-love so beware. Likable characters.
Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
4 Stars!

SC Daiko delivered a fast - sexy - gritty - raw - emotional - edge of your seat - rock star romance with this brand new book and hold on to your panties ladies! There's a British bad boy rock star on the stage and he's gonna make your lose your mind... your heart... and those panties too.

ROCK STAR was really, really sinfully good y'all... but then again rockers in the bad boy variety are a total weakness of mine. The feelings, the rush of adrenaline, the highs that leave you soaring... y
Caroline Doig
Oct 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Axel and the members of his band are called ChiMera they own the record label but all of the guys in the band including Axel’s sister Ella who was their backup singer died when she overdosed so the whole band went through rehab together now they need to look for a new backup singer. Phoenix has been a backup singer for other bands but it’s never been permanent work but this time she is auditioning for the band ChiMera the British Rock Gods who are her idols, Phoenix needs the money to pay her mo ...more
Anne Milne
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Axel Wainwright, the rock god the heartthrob but he's also a man with demons. I love complex characters and Axel is that and more. The way he is written you really get to know him and all his faults and frailties. Phoenix Johnson is the backup singer nobody wanted to welcome into the band. The attraction was immediate and sizzling very quickly they move into a relationship. The problems are just floating under the surface and distrust is never far away.

Written in dual POV we get to see both sid
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rockstar
Alex Wainwright aka “the British heartthrob” is the lead singer of the band ChiMera. The whole band is fresh out of rehab. Wanting to start up their tour again, they start holding auditions for a new backup singer. That’s where Phoenix Johnson comes into to picture. Can this band of hot talented males stay professional with Phoenix on board? They agreed to treat her like a little sister but Axel might have an issue holding true to his word. This is a easy/fast paced book about the rock star life ...more
Karen Galloway
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An Entertaining, Engrossing Story
I voluntarily reviewed an arc copy of this book. This is an enjoyable, entertaining book from S. C. Daiko. I liked the well written storyline and the great, engaging characters, their sizzling interaction and chemistry really made for an interesting story. I didn’t want to put it down. I found “lRock Star” an enjoyable, must read, romantic story
Julia Leonard
Oct 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Alex Wainwright,aka, Axel is the gorgeous lead singer for Chimera.
When tragedy strikes and his sister Ella overdoses, the band holds auditions for a new backup singer.
This is where Phoenix appears.
She had sworn off men due to events from her past.
Will she be strong enough to resist Axel?
Fantastic rock star story!!!
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book was wonderfully written with characters that was so well created that I was glued to my kindle from the very first page! The interaction between Axel and Phoenix was very enjoyable and their chemistry was off the charts HOT which kept me totally captivated as I turned each and every page until the very end!
Dora Koutsoukou
Oct 31, 2019 rated it liked it
3,5 ❤️ 🎸 🎤 ⭐️s

A very enjoyable rock star romance read while bringing up many serious topics (drugs, addiction, overdose, illness).
The story of Axel and Phoenix was intense, well written, full of sparks and passion.
I think the steamy scenes and some dialogues could have been better developed.
I would like to read the stories of the other group’s members!!!
Zillah Raven
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an absolutely phenomenal book. Axel and Phoenix are a breath of fresh air. I loved reading about them, the different places they go. This story will touch you. Their journey together is adventurous. The writing and flow of this book is off the charts. I absolutely recommend this book.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An entertaining, fun loving, feely story of love, redemption and Rock and Roll! It will pull your heartstrings. I loved Phoenix and Axel's chemistry which was intoxicating. I read in one sitting. Great read S C Daiko 5 Stars☆.
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
This is the first book that I have read from this author and I enjoyed the book. Alex and Phoenix were a great couple. Quick rock star romance that will leave you wanting more.

I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
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SC Daiko, aka Siobhan, is a bestselling British author of erotic and contemporary romance. When she isn’t writing or looking after visitors, she loves to swim in the sea, travel around Europe, sample different food and enjoy local wine. Siobhan has worked in the City of London and taught languages in a Welsh high school before moving to Italy, where she now lives with her husband, a Havanese puppy ...more

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