Twenty-year-old Holly Pearson never dreamed that while working at her father’s motocross track she’d run into the walking, talking definition of trouble in a sexy, tattooed package—Trip Douglas, the man sent to evaluate the track for a possible investment opportunity. Holly makes no attempt to hide the fact she despises Trip, but she learns to be civil toward him when he offers to help her land the man of her dreams.
Trip needs a break from the crazy rock-and-roll lifestyle he’s been living for the past few years. With his Black Falcon band mates settling down with marriage and babies, Trip peruses an investment opportunity in motocross, something he’s always been passionate about. Hiding his celebrity status, Trip infiltrates the new business posing as a dirt bike rider training for the X-Games. The only obstacle is the owner’s daughter, Holly. She’s a real ball bustin' Ice Queen, and she’ll do whatever it takes to make the deal fall through. Trip soon discovers that winning over his new enemy is the key to gaining a partnership in Mountain Time Speed Track.
Knowing he’s the expert on getting laid, Trip ropes Holly into becoming his ally by helping her score a date with the man she’s crushing on. The problem is, the more time Trip and Holly spend together, the more they uncover the undeniable attraction between them. Soon they both realize that even the best laid plans go to hell when you find you’re falling in love with the enemy.
**Book THREE in the Black Falcon series. Can also be read as a stand-alone novel**
4 1/2 stars out of 5
This story is based on Black Falcon's Drummer Trip Douglas. Trip having to take some unwanted time off due to Noel and Riff wanting to spend time with their families. Trip follow's a lead on an Motocross park that needs an investor. Upon arriving in Arizona he meets a mystery woman who he share's a very steamy kiss with. Little did he know that the mystery woman turns out to be the Motocross owners daughter Holly. Holly is mending a broken heart due to her ex boyfriend breaking things off with her. Little did she know that Trip is the mystery guy whom she shared a steamy kiss with, who is also the investor(or should I say sent by the investor). Determined not to let the overly confident and sexy Trip invest in her father's business and herself. She try's to deter him in his perusal of her and her family's business.
I'm going to say that Trip is now on my short list of top book boyfriends. Trip has that undeniable rock star attitude when it comes to getting women. What I like about this story is that Trip had to work to get what he wanted and in the process learn how to open his heart again and let his guard down. Having being dealt with a betrayal in his past he has closed his heart to love. Holly is a tough no nonsense chick who deflects Trip's advances. Her character show's strength when it comes to her best friend and her father. As the story progresses you get to understand why Holly is so protective of her father and best friend. Trip really surprised me with how protective he became when it came to Holly's best friend during a altercation between her ex and best friend. The attraction between Holly and Trip is smoking hot!! Holly is trying to get back at her ex all the while trying to fight off the intense attraction she has for Trip. I was really sad when I reached the last page. I really wanted more but I know that I will be seeing them again when Trip's twin brother Tyke story is told. Once again Michelle has done a wonderful job with continuing with the boy's of Black Falcon. If your into rock starts behaving badly and being tamed by their counterparts then I tell you it's an awesome read. If not still read it, IT'S AWESOME!!! and did I mention hot. Yea this one scales a 5 alarm on my hotness rating. If your still unconvinced then here's and excerpt of Rock The Beat.
He steps in front of me and his eyes zero in on my chest. Both of his hands dart to my top button on my gray top and he releases it from its hole before moving on to the next one. “First of all, I was attracted to your banging body in that little black dress. It screamed, “Fuck me,” so that’s not flirting—that’s attention seeking. Believe me, I wasn’t the only one watching you shake your ass. I was just the only one brave enough to try and get with you even though you were there with another man.”
“You thought I was there with Max?” I ask even though it doesn’t surprise me. Max isn’t exactly the stereotypically homosexual male. There’s nothing feminine about him. People make the mistake that we’re an item all the time.
“And you were what, going to steal me away from my date?”
Trip shrugs. “When I see something I want, I go after it. And that night I wanted you. That is until you let him drag you away from me. I figured it wasn’t worth the scene it would cause to kick his ass.”
I roll my eyes. “How do you know you wouldn’t have been the one on the receiving end of that ass-kicking? Max is a pretty strong dude.”
He gives me a pointed look. “If there’s one thing I know besides that I’m awesome in bed, is that I can fight.”
I sigh. “Okay, so you’re a badass—I get it. What’s the other reason you think you I can’t flirt?”
He smiles. “I win the flirting debate because I believe it was me who came on to you first, so you can’t take credit for that.”
My brain attempts to wade through the drunken memories of a couple nights ago. “You may have started the dance, but I believe I’m the one who turned around to take it to that next level, allowing you to kiss me. Therefore I finished it. I get total credit for flirting with you first.”
He undoes the last button on my shirt. “No. Max dragged you away, effectively cutting us both off for the night. And Thank God for that. He deserves a fucking medal for performing a good deed. Can you imagine how awkward all this would be if we’d had crazy sex that night, only to meet up the very next day? That would’ve been a nightmare.”
I flinch. “Am I really that horrible that you would’ve regretted sleeping with me?”
Add Rock The Beat on Goodreads:
Barnes & Noble- http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/rock-the-beat-michelle-a-valentine/1117267285?ean=2940148802136&itm=1&usri=rock+the+beat
Michelle A. Valentine is a Central Ohio nurse turned New York Times & USA Today bestselling author of erotic and New Adult romance. Her love of hard-rock music, tattoos, and sexy musicians inspired her erotic BLACK FALCON series.
Social Media Links:
Goodreads Author Page:
Raffle Copter Giveaway