Monday, January 26, 2015

Rise by Karina Bliss (a Rock Solid Romance)

Rise

Series: a ROCK SOLID romance
Paperback: 338 pages
Publisher: Karina Bliss; 1.1 edition
Publication Date: January 14, 2015
Rating: 5 stars
ISBN-10: 0994116519
ISBN-13: 978-0994116512
Genre: Contemporary Romance | Romantic Comedy
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Synopsis:
Rise - The redemption story of a rock star going straight(er) through the love of a good(ish) woman.

Acclaimed literary biographer Elizabeth Winston writes about long-dead heroes.
So bad-boy rock icon Zander Freedman couldn’t possibly tempt her to write his memoir.
Except the man is a mass of fascinating contradictions–manipulative, honest, gifted, charismatic and morally ambiguous.
In short, everything she seeks in a biography subject.
When in her life will she get another chance to work with a living legend? But saying yes to one temptation soon leads to another.
Suddenly she’s having heated fantasies about her subject, fantasies this blue-eyed devil is only too willing to stoke.
She thought self-control was in her DNA; after all, she grew up a minister’s daughter.
She thought wrong.

Rock star Zander Freedman has been an outlier–many would say an outcast–for most of his life. But there’s no disaster he can’t overcome, from the breakup of his band to the inevitable damage to his reputation. His Resurrection Tour is shaping up to be his greatest triumph–if his golden voice holds out. Contracting a respected biographer is simply about creating more buzz. Elizabeth’s integrity is the key to consolidating his legacy as one of rock’s greats. All the damn woman has to do is write down what he tells her. Not force him to think. Or encourage the good guy struggling to get out. And certainly not make him fall in love for the first time in his life. Turns out he is scared of something: being known.

Rise (Rock Solid #1)My Review
Rise by Karina Bliss

Aging rock star, Zander Freedman, is going back on a highly controversial tour. Part and parcel of this come back is a ghost written autobiography. Zander chooses a historical biographer that he admires but also with the thoughts that he can control her with his bad boy wiles.

Elizabeth is an acclaimed biographer, when she is offered the chance to write Zander's autobiography she could never imagine they changes that are about to take place in her life.

Zander never considered having one woman in his life, but the more he gets to know Elizabeth the more he becomes attached to her sweet and giving demeanor. Elizabeth evokes some inner demons as well as deep contemplation about his life and the choices he's made.

Can the preachers daughter and the rock star change each other for the better?

Bliss somehow reveals her characters like peeling a onion, slowly, layer by layer. I was surprised by the depth in which we get to know each character.

I loved Elizabeth. She is sweet and stands up for everyone around her even if they don't want it. Zander is forced by Elizabeth to play a more active roll in the world around him which is intensified by Zander's sobriety.

Although the story digs deep, it has a highly humorous side that keeps the telling lively and fresh.

Magnificently told story, you can't help but be touched by Rise.

I received this ARC copy of Rise from Karina Bliss in exchange for a honest review. This book is set for publication January 28, 2015.




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