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Front nan Leo Nash, from the world-famous rock band Nash, is the last person on Earth Samantha Williams would trust.

She's already learned about loving a celebrity the hard way and isn't signing up for another lesson. Every time Sam gives Leo attitude, he wants to knock that chip off her fragile little shoulder. What the hell did he ever do to her, anyway? He's not used to women treating him like he's poisonous, and he isn't about to let her run away every time he gets close.

He's had enough of people running away to last him a lifetime...when this one runs, he gives chase. But, catching Sam isn't as hard as he thought. The sexual attraction between them is so thick, Sam can practically hold it in her hand. There's no way she can deny herself the promise of pleasure being with Leo would provide. But, pleasure always comes with pain and when secrets are revealed and trust is challenged, who will run and who will chase?

©2013 Kristen Proby (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Great book

loved the book can't wait to get to the next book. I love this series.

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Sexy Smart and Sweet but Satisfying

This is the book has kept me from giving up on this series. It is the best installment of the series and an example how this genre can be sexy funny and satisfying. Leo is strong sexy man who admires and respects Samantha as much as he wants her. There none of the tired pointless insecure jealousy that plagues the genre. You can see from the start these two people will be good for each other because he's no bully and she's no push over. You want to route for them because under their confidence and intense attraction are vulnerable hearts that have never really trusted themselves to another. They are hot together but they make each other laugh and support each other too. By the end you don't just want them to come out on the other side together, you want to hang out with them over few beers.

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Amazing

I am getting more addicted with each book. I absolutely love this series. The narration is great. Can't wait for more.

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can't wait to read more

loved the with me in Seattle series !!! it's a must read for all women !!!

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Not my favorite in the series.

I love Jennifer Mack, but the male narrator always takes me out of the story. He sounds like a big, middle aged man- not a hot rock star.

After three of these books, it's getting a little repetitive. I love that I still get to keep up with the characters from the other books, but I wasn't as interested in these two as the prior ones.

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Very good addition to the series :D

4 stars

This was a very good story. I liked Leo, which I didn't know if I would based off my exposure to him in the previous book. Sam was likable overall but there were times when she was just horrible. However, since she was mostly horrible when trying to push Leo away (can we say defense mechanism? I knew you could!) I found her attitude annoying but I could deal with it, especially since it didn't really last that long.

Sam is the sister of Luke William (the hero from book #1) who is a big film star turned producer. All of Sam's family is rather famous and Sam has felt the brunt of this, dealing with people trying to use her to get to her famous family most of her life. Sam is a nice woman but tends to behave like a total witch when she's feeling defensive. When she meets Leo, Sam's defenses are pushed into overdrive because she's attracted to him enough that he could hurt her a lot.

Leo is the lead man for a famous band. Leo has a lot now but grew up rough, losing his parent when he was very young and being raised in foster care. Leo met Meg (from book #3) in Foster care and she became like a sister to Leo so he took care of her from then on. Unfortunately, some issues arose between them when Leo went to pursue his music career and they lost touch. A lucky coincidence brought them back together and now Leo's back in Seattle and thinking of moving there because he missed it and he wants to be close to Meg.

Sam and Leo meet during the family gatherings that surround the Montgomery and Williams clans. There's an obvious interest between them but Sam's unwilling to risk the spotlight that would come with being seen with Leo and makes her disinterest in him very clear. Leo's not sure why Sam is so against seeing him but he's determined to get to know her better. Leo manages to get Sam to agree to go running with him in the mornings. Sam agrees mostly because she doesn't think Leo's really a morning person and is sure that he'll never make their 7am meeting the next morning. Leo surprises Sam by not only being there on time but also keeping up with her easily as they run. Leo convinces Sam to join him for breakfast after the run and things are better between Sam and Leo even while they're still strained. This continues for a bit and they start to become friends. Obviously, it's not too long before they end up in bed together.

Leo usually isn't a relationship type of guy but he soon finds that Sam is under his skin and he wants more with her. Sam pushes him away but after they work through some things, Leo and Sam start to actually see each other knowing they're both interested in seeing where things go. That doesn't mean that there's not so difficulties along the way. Most of these are the emotional stumbling blocks between Leo and Sam (and there are a number of stumbles) that they have to deal with and get past. Some difficulties come from others and had varying levels of affect on the couple's relationship. I did like that once Leo figured out that he wanted Sam he didn't let anyone stand in his way, not even Sam. He had to be patient with her but he also was loving with her and made sure she knew he was behind her 100%. Sam still had some difficulties getting past her usual reaction to things but it seemed like the more Leo showed her she could count on him the more she was willing to (even if a bit slowly). By the end of the story I was really happy with where things were between Sam and Leo and well satisfied with their HEA.

I enjoyed this story very much. I was a bit worried about Sam because a lot of reviews said she was a real witch. I can see that because there was a few times (especially at the beginning) where she behaved horribly. However, her attitudes were usually brief and it was plain that they were more of a defense mechanism than her just being mean so I could live with them and liked Sam overall. Leo was a great hero. He had one bout of relationship dumbassedness but outside of that he did really well at being a good guy and what Sam needed. Once they got together, I really liked Sam and Leo as a couple. The story was pretty good overall and I can't think of any major complaints. I'd recommend this story. :D

* note - The story was told from both Sam and Leo's PoVs. There was a female narrator for Sam's parts and a male narrator for Leo's parts. They both did a very good job but I think I liked the female narrator a bit better than the male.

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Disappointed...

What did you like best about Rock with Me? What did you like least?

I loved the characters at the end of the previous book and was very excited to jump right into this books but I feel like it fell a little flat for me. These two had potential to be over the top awesome but I just didn't get that excited about either of them when their story was told.

How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

Unfortunately I don't know what could have changed. Maybe more angst or some realistic friction. Not just the typical low self esteem. perhaps an external force?? Sorry I'm not a writer but I love to enjoy books. :)

What three words best describe Jennifer Mack’s performance?

breathy, distinct, nasal

Could you see Rock with Me being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

Adam Levine for sure!

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  • Jackson, NJ, United States
  • 01-20-15

They just keep getting better!!!!!!

I loved this story! Sam is such a guarded person and Leo is such a kind hearted soul. Can't wait to start next book in series 😉

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WHEN GOOD WRITING MEETS BAD NARRATION...

Ugggghhhhh, why?!?! I was going along thoroughly enjoying this series and then one of the worst male narrators suddenly has more lines than just a cameo like he did in the preceding stories. I gave two stars for performance mainly because I've been enjoying Jennifer Mack, and I'd prefer this series stick to only her narrating. Without her, we're looking at a strong -1 stars for sure.

Rock w/Me was a decent read/listen; I liked Leo's character and he really made the book for me. Sam was kind of forgettable in the first three books so I wasn't as into her, the addition of Leo helped make the story tolerable but, overall this one was a little bit of a throw away. The storyline was somewhat weak so some scenes and emotions were just unwarranted.

I hate writing a primarily negative review, especially for a series and author that I would still recommend. This series is a definite download for the hopeless romantics, you will love it, but honestly, you could probably skip this particular one and not miss too much.

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Smiles Smugly

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

Anyone who isn't turned off by repetition. The worst is how often she says "smiles smugly". I don't think there is a single smile in the book that isn't done smugly. The author either needs to get a thesaurus or just make the characters less smug. It drove me crazy!

What about Jennifer Mack’s performance did you like?

The narrator isn't the problem with this book. She does a great job making different voices and her pacing is good.