Book #37: Strings (Hard Rock Harlots #1) by Kendall Grey

WARNING: STRINGS is not suitable for slut shamers, uptight stone throwers, Holier-Than-Thou prudes, humorless virgins, persons with chronic neck or back pain, pearl-clutching biddies, those who disparage crude humor or vulgarity in their many forms, closed-minded people with sticks up their asses, or anyone under the age of 18. The vile, base language and shocking, unholy sexual acts contained herein are not condoned by anyone with a lick of sense and should certainly not be reproduced without proper training and protection. The potty-mouthed and perpetually horny “heroine” (the term is used loosely) of this book does not resemble a normal, well-adjusted, or remotely believable person in any way, shape, or form. The author acknowledges that the characters in this book are shallow and two-dimensional; the plot is both ridiculous and insipid. She makes no apologies for any of it.

* Readers are strongly advised to wear latex gloves whilst reading to minimize contamination risks.

Free-spirited musician Letty Dillinger adheres to a strict, “no strings attached” policy when it comes to men. After a wild night of unabashed sex in a fancy hotel room, she never expects to see the adventurous stud she dubs “Shades” again. When her all-girl rock trio books a tour at the last minute as the opening act for their archenemies, Letty’s shocked to discover she knows the competition’s new lead singer. Intimately. Shades is no longer a one-night stand. Now he’s the guy she has to one-up on stage every night for the sake of her career.

Sharing close quarters on a bus with her sexy nemesis and his bad-boy buddies puts Letty’s Golden Rule to the test. On this tour, guitar strings aren’t the only things being played. And when heartstrings are pulled too hard, they’re bound to snap sooner or later.

I received an Audible code for an honest review via Audiobook Obsession. What follows is my opinion and mine alone. There was no compensation in this review.

Strings is exactly what the blurb warning tells you. This isn’t your momma’s erotica. It’s raunchy, it’s vivid, and it has attitude. Right off the bat, I was laughing at the audacious in your face way the narration happens.

Letty is an in your face kind of girl. She doesn’t pull any punches and she goes for it. She has a dream and she lives for her art. Music calls for her about as much as her need for sex. And it’s strong.

Quality wise, this book is well written. I was pulled into the story. However, I apparently can’t mentally handle all of the imagery that happens. Like I said before, the writing is good, the sex is raunchy, and the book tells you exactly what to expect. My poor little delicate self just can’t handle all of what Letty Dillinger, the awesome rock goddess that she is, has to offer.

To add into that, the narrator of the audiobook did an amazing job. Letty had written personality and this woman had the attitude to back it up. I love her work and would listen to her again.

Likewise, I would read more of Kendall Grey. Just because I couldn’t handle all the goods this book had to offer that doesn’t mean I don’t want more of the author. I do and I hear she writes Urban Fantasy. I love UF and I’m feeling the need for an attitude filled urban fantasy.

Final rating: 3/5… definitely read if you love hard rock with your hardcore erotica.

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