Splage's Reviews > Rock Hard
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What drew me in to this story were the characters, Sed and Jessica. Their personalities were explosive especially around each other. When they fought they were ruthless to each other and they loved violently too. The first 3 pages hooked me! (view spoiler)[Sed and Jess were poor and struggling and madly in love with each other, but young in handling a relationship. When Jess finally sees her dreams coming true as she is accepted to law school, Sed can't live without her and denies letting her go. Jess will have none of his caveman attitude and throws his engagement ring at him and leaves. His ego won't let him chase and her pride won't let her return to him. Page 4 fast forwards 2 years, both still miserable without each other. She becomes a stripper to pay for school funds and he becomes a huge success with the Sinners always with 2 or 3 girls willingly giving and fulfilling his huge sexual appetite. When Jess and Sed encounter each other at her strip joint- she is performing for Brian's bachelor party (book 1 hero) Sed flips out causing a big ruckus. There was a very funny scene when Jess goes badass all over 3 girls that are with Sed in his bedroom, he knows she is out there listening so he gets a little revenge inciting her jealousy, it was awesome. (hide spoiler)] The fireworks continue and Sed's caveman tendencies regarding Jess resurface; so does the sexual chemistry. There were definitely some very creative sexual positions, I think one time she was hanging upside down... let's just say it was very inventive and satisfying.
Even though the sex was hot and there was a lot of it, I didn't feel it was overkill as in some erotica I have read lately. The author does a very good job of giving erotic details in the beginning when it is new and exciting and then tapering the length and details later in the book where it sometimes gets monotonous. Even though it was the wild party life of touring there were many issues and conflicts to overcome in the story; addiction, sexual harassment, medical issues, as well as, foreshadowing of possible secrets that will be uncovered in future books. The ending was fabulous too! I won't give any hints except to say it warmed my heart, made me smile, it was very thoughtful and satisfying.
If you loved the first book you won't be disappointed in Sed and Jessica's story and if you were like me about Book 1 take a chance on this one. Side note- I love the rockstar names, especially the lead singers of other groups mentioned (possible stories in the future- hopefully), Sed Lionheart, Dare, Maximilian... how cool are those.