May 15, 2013

DeeJay Reviews: Strings by Kendall Grey


by Kendall Grey

Publication Date: 4/20/13
Genre: Adult Erotic Romance
Series: Hard Rock Harlots #1
Source: Purchased for Kindle

DeeJay's Rating
Whew! This book is dirty!
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. (Goodreads)

The funniest thing about this book has got to be the author herself. This is the warning placed at the beginning of this synopsis for Strings.

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 bitties, 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.

Is she serious? Oh yeah. I do believe she is. I'll have you know, this alone got me to buy this book. Not only was it hilarious, it was BOLD. And to be honest, I should have paid more attention to it before jumping into this book. I think I may just be traumatized for life.

"My name is Letty Dillinger, and I was born to rock your face off."

"Vile" and "Unholy" don't even begin to describe this book. Yet, it's exactly what made this book rock. Miss Grey didn't hold back one bit and literally, anything went.

The author said her plot was ridiculous, and it was, but I actually kind of liked it. Yeah, the characters were shallow (and amateur porn stars) but I liked them because I think in real life more people act like them than the holier-than-thou characters in some of these books. Real talk. How many of us have that friend that we would NEVER introduce anyone raised with morals to? Get your hand up because we all do. That friend is in this book, I promise you.

Outside of the absolutely disgusting descriptions of Letty's private parts, I liked the drama and the tension that ran the entire length of Strings. I thought Letty and Shades were so SEXY together, and not only that, they were funny. I mean, for real. They kept me laughing. And the other characters, especially Rax were just as entertaining as they were annoying. I mean, as far as total smut goes, the hilarity can't get any better than this.

Grey didn't forget that her characters were rockers and there was plenty of rock n' roll to mix in. Of course, Letty was a vile beast on stage as well. But it all WORKED. That's the point I'm trying to get across. It was a FILTHY book but it never tried to be more than that, and that's why I liked it.

The next book in the series is Beats and I think it features Jinx, the Cherry Buzz Float drummer. Oh boy, the way her and Toombs were eye-balling each other throughout this book, it's going to be ON in Beats. Book 3 is called Nocturnes. Have no idea who this one will be about, but I honestly don't care. I'll be reading it regardless because that's just the sort of messed-up freak I am.


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