01 September 2014

Striking A Chord by Dani Wade

Success as a US rock star is payback to Irish drummer Sean Rosslair, whose father insisted music was a waste. Now Sean just needs to see the body to go with the smokin’ sexy voice of his new assistant, and his world will feel complete. But she ends up being the very woman he should never have.

Anxious to do a good deed, Meghan finally exposes her plus-size presence to her boss. Only he doesn’t react the way she expects—to her body or his brother. She takes her punishment for her white lie well—too well. Meghan can’t refrain from begging her boss for another spanking…but can she let go enough to embrace romance with a rockstar?

Can Sean teach Meghan his erotic secrets before a hidden enemy puts him out of commission—permanently?

Caution: This book contains sassy dialogue, dark secrets, and a hero who knows how to transform pain into pleasure.

I love Rock Star romances!  Especially well written ones. 
Sean Rosslair is an Irish drummer who has made it big in the US as a rock star.  His father is dying, so his assistant arranges for him to go back home to Ireland.  Meghan, his assistant, and Sean have never met in real life, until he returns home.  When they do meet…fireworks!  But, there seems to be bad Irish blood and family issues that are getting in their way of happiness.  Can they muddle through it all and end up happy together?
I can’t say how much I appreciate it when a book is well-written, well thought out and concise.  The plot to this book was great, and added a lot of depth and layers to a story that could have been simplistic and not very original.  As it is, it is a story line that grips you and characters that invest you in the story too.
I really, really liked the chemistry between Meghan and Sean.  Chemistry is so important in books like this, and Meghan is a sassy lass that is the perfect match for Sean.  They do seem to have some trouble communicating with one another, but they more than make up for it in the bedroom…which leads me to the sex!
The sex scenes in this book are STEAMY.  Hot.  Blazing.  Make me a little sad about my own life.  Sean needs to write an instructional book for men.  I am a fan of the sex, and this book delivered on that for sure!
Overall, I really liked this book.  It is a welcome addition to the Rock Star genre, and I can’t wait to read more in this series.  4.5 stars.

I loved it! Sean is not just a hot drummer, he's a hot Irish drummer and I had a blast imagining him speaking with a brogue. Yummy! And as a BBW myself, a sexy rocker who prefers a little cushion for the pushin' is double yummy in my book. Add the plus-sized southern belle, Meghan, who is a realistic combination of feistiness tempered with image issues and this made Striking a Chord a super fun read for me.

Sean had been waiting months to meet his personal assistant with the super sexy voice. Thanks to internet and cell phones, Meghan has been able to avoid a face to face with her boss, until now and she's not sure she can deal with the disappointment she expects him to feel when he learns she's a size 14 and not a size 4. Although she's not what he expected, Sean is not the least bit disappointed in his PA ... until he learns that she has arranged for his estranged brother to meet with him. Someone's getting a spanking (yes, I said that out loud in a sing song voice). And thus begins a bit of an adventure when Sean returns home, dragging Meghan with him, as he attempts to reconcile with his dying father while dealing with a series of unexplained accidents. All the while, trying to figure out what to do with his sassy secretary after 3 months of verbal foreplay. Of course, Meghan can't believe that someone as sexy as Sean could actually be attracted to her and the emotional wounds her ex-husband inflicted are just one more obstacle Sean has to overcome. Fortunately for Meghan (and the reader), Sean is ready, willing, and able to do what needs to be done where Meghan is concerned and let me just say that she is one lucky, lucky girl.

Ms. Wade has created an entertaining couple in Meghan and Sean. I enjoyed watching their relationship develop and found myself laughing out loud several times at their banter. Striking the Chord is the third book in the Backstage Pass series, but it is written as a stand-alone and can be enjoyed without reading the previous books in the series. However, with as much as I enjoyed Ms. Wade's writing, I plan to go back and read books one and two.
Dani Wade astonished her local librarians as a teenager when she carried home 10 books every week – and actually read them all. Now she writes her own characters who clamor for attention in the midst of the chaos that is her life. Residing in the southern U.S. with a husband, two kids, two dogs, and one grumpy cat, she stays busy until she can closet herself away with her characters once more.


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