4 star

Rock With You

Risking It All, Book #0.5

By Rachel Lacey

ISBN: 9781455567959


rock-with-youBrought to you by OBS reviewer Una


Carly Taylor is pretty sure she’s dreaming. It’s not possible that Sam Weiss – rock star god and sexy hotness personified – is actually in her bakery. This sort of thing never happens in the too-small town of Haven. Or to her. And being stranded in a secluded mountain cabin with the deliciously decadent Sam during an ice storm? This is definitely not Carly’s real life . . . 

Now there’s just the two of them, a roaring fire, lots of food and drink, and a sizzling attraction – one that just might make Carly do the unexpected. For one night, she’ll live the fantasy. For one night, nothing else matters. . . not her struggling business, not her lonely life, not Sam’s bad-boy reputation. But sometimes one night can turn one crazy, beautiful dream into something real.


A very fast paced novella , this is a great read if you only have a little time and want a story you can get into easily.  The small town setting and storyline of hard working struggling girl who meets gorgeous rock star and by fate has to ride out a storm with him in a picturesque setting seems a little far-fetched but as I have learned from life not impossible.

The characters are believable. Carly runs a bakery business in a small town and Sam is a rock star who is in town trying to find inspiration for his song writing.  Attractive to each other but from polar opposites of life they both know that even the steamy attraction that they feel toward each other is likely not enough in the real world. However both decide that they will take what they can have during the storm and deal with the tedium of daily life when the time comes.

After the storm Sam finds he is constantly thinking of Carly and decides to give a relationship a try. Carly on the other hand is terrified of the constant publicity that is a daily part of Sam’s working existence. Again they find that there is a give and take in anything lasting and real.  

I must say I enjoyed the writing style of Rachel Lacey however I would have liked more character development. That said I certainly will be interested in the next book in this series so I will definitely look for this author in the future.