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Rocked Under: Cora Hawkes

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Falling in love isn't always easy or pleasant. The intense and angst-filled story of Emma and Scott is a painful, gut-wrenching and exhausting portrayal of how hard it can be to let go...

Nineteen year-old Emma Harrington’s number one rule is; Never give your heart away to a man, no matter what. That lesson was learned early on in her life and she will never forget it.

Starting over in the USA, Emma starts college with her cousin, Ashley. She is finally free to do and live how she wants and no man will ever rule her decisions or emotions again.

That is until Scott Mason walks on stage…

Intense, bad boy Scott is the lead singer in a local and popular rock band. Ladies man and Ashley’s longtime friend, Emma is instantly drawn to him, even though he is everything she hates and needs to stay away from in a guy. He treats females like he does a cigarette; light it, use it, and lose it. 

For her cousin’s sake, she makes an effort to get along with Scott. She soon discovers that there is more to Scott which makes him even more dangerous in her eyes. Underneath the façade of friendship; jealousy, obsession, fear and insecurities, fester and battle it out as she fights her attraction and history from repeating itself.

One thing she knows for sure is that if she breaks her rule, it may destroy her.

Warning: Contains mature content. Recommended age 17+



Kim's Rating:
3 out of 5 Stars

Kim's Review:

Holy Angst-Fest! 


This book has a taste of Thoughtless with a side of Beautiful Disaster. Unfortunately I do not think it came together for me. 

Emma moves from England to stay with her cousin Ash in the USA. They live in the same building with her cousin's long time friend Scott. A young hot rocker bad boy. Her cousin warns them off each other from the beginning, but of course no one ever listens. 

Emma got on my last nerve! She alternates between sweet girl, bad girl, and spent most of the book in denial, running away, or pushing Scott away. The girl has serious Daddy issues and trust issues. She is immature and impulsive. She was constantly challenging Scott, treated him like he was not worthy of her(and told him that often enough), but needed him to rescue her often. 

Scott: "Why do you let everyone else close but me? What're you afraid of?"

Scott had a lot going for him. A Hot Rocker with a legion of female fans. He could be sweet, a good friend, protective, and loving. However, his male whoring ways did not scream "relationship potential." He is possessive, confused, impulsive, poor at communication, and has anger management issues. But I truly felt sympathy for Scott most of the book because even though he had some bad behavior, a lot of it seemed to be knee jerk reactions to what Emma was putting him through. 

The more time I spent around him, the more of a mystery he was. He was such a dick when it came to girls but with his friends and me, he was totally different. It was as though he was two people sometimes. To the outside world he was Scott Mason; bad boy and womaniser. In private, he was Scott Mason; caring and loyal friend.

Scott: "Thanks."
Emma: "For what?"
Scott: "Giving a shit."

It felt like the same scenarios kept running over and over with pushing, pulling, making each other jealous, fighting the same fights, Scott saving Emma from her bad choices, and Emma blaming Scott for his. 

My body craved him like his body was it's missing piece, but my mind wouldn't allow it.

I kept waiting for some happy time. They had some, but it was minimal in comparison to the angst.  I enjoy books with conflict and emotional turmoil, but sometimes it is just too much and too exhausting. I guess I just found myself getting frustrated and wanted them to get it together already. 

The end sets it up for book 2 where I am sure more angst will follow this couple.

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