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Not only is Rock Fiction super hot right now, it seems Rock Fiction series are hot. When they’re good, when they can be good through all three (or however many, but I’ve noticed that three is the magic number), this almost better than good sex. Almost.

Today we’ve got the first in the Rock Star Romance series, Sophie’s Turn. Here’s the description:

Slapper? Slut? Adulteress? Sophie Penhalligan’s life and moral universe is turned upside down when rock star Dan proposes to her in full knowledge that she is already engaged. She has always loved Dan, in a remote-crush kind of way. She thinks she loves her fiancé, Tim. What is she to do?

It’s all happening because her past has come to tempt her. Nine years ago, she met her teenage idol and rock star extraordinaire, Dan Hunter, up close and personal. Well, almost!

Now Dan has crash-landed back in her life just as Sophie is happily embroiled in a relationship with Tim, her boyfriend of two years. Until recently, she was confident Tim would eventually propose. But while his persistent inaction is beginning to cast a cloud over their relationship, Dan’s sudden reappearance poses a whole new dilemma.

Having accompanied Dan’s band to Paris, Sophie suddenly finds herself engaged to Dan while her erstwhile fiancé Tim is… well, doing whatever it is Tim does back in London. Torn between the dream-come-true and the sensible-thing-to-do, Sophie concludes her inadvertent journey of self-discovery with an ending that surprises herself, and everyone around her.

Sophie’s Turn is a glamorous contemporary fairy tale that will make chick-lit and romance lovers laugh, cry and rock along every step of the way.

A new twist on a familiar trope! And it sounds like this is more about Sophie’s choice (har) than real Rock Fiction, but who knows? Maybe Dan’s got the charisma to lift this above a chick lit sorta read and bring the music.

Looking at the series, it’s really a sort of Sex in the City with a rocker as Mr. Whatever-his-name-was. Sophie loves Dan. Or does she? Will she come back to him? Why’s he waiting so patiently?

Lots of questions, and I’d love to see the answers. But the one that won’t be in the books is this one: Rockers today have super slick names. Devin. Magnum. But Dan?

Well, there’s Dan Spitz and Dan Lilker and Daniel Adair, and more, so it’s not unheard of. It’s just…

Bucking the trend. Again.

I may like this Nicky Wells. Would love it if she’d stop in for a guest post about why she named her man Dan.


As I’m doing extra posting this month and finally starting to catch up on all the links Susan and I have been swapping, I’m really seeing trends in Rock Fiction plotting. And here’s one in Lauren Dane’s The Best Kind of Trouble: the rock star who can’t get the more restrained/conservative/chaste girl off his mind. Here. Take a look:

She has complete control… and he’s determined to take it away

A librarian in the small town of Hood River, Natalie Clayton’s world is very nearly perfect. After a turbulent childhood and her once-wild ways, life is now under control. But trouble has a way of turning up unexpectedly—especially in the tall, charismatically sexy form of Paddy Hurley….

And Paddy is the kind of trouble that Natalie has a taste for.

Even after years of the rock and roll lifestyle, Paddy never forgot the two wickedly hot weeks he once shared with Natalie. Now he wants more… even if it means tempting Natalie and her iron-grip control. But there’s a fine line between well-behaved and misbehaved—and the only compromise is between the sheets!

It’s a natural fantasy for anyone who feels chemistry with someone who meets a jillion people every day. Notice me! Look at me! Remember me! We all want to stand out. So I guess it’s a natural plot line.

Besides, as Susan points out, this is Lauren Dane. Her books are always good. And if this has some of those classic Dane sex scenes? Get the smelling salts ready!