Monday, May 13, 2013


Welcome to The Bookish Babe's stop on the Rock with Me Blog Tour!
The tour is hosted by InkSlinger Blog Tours, find the schedule here.
My stop includes a reviews, top ten from author Kristen Proby, and a giveaway.
Rock With Me (With Me in Seattle, #4)Series: With Me in Seattle #4
Category/Genre: Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Kristen Proby Publishing
Publication Date: 5/1/13
Format: eARC
Pages: 196
Source: Received from author for review

Front Man 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?

First things first: Why the hell haven't I read the With Me in Seattle series before now?! I own the first books in the series, so I have no excuse there. And seriously, I had no idea these books were so HOT. <--- Nice surprise! I may be late to the show, but I am now a big fan of the series. Even though I jumped into the series late, I was able to quickly pick up on the dynamic between Leo and Sam and the leading characters from the previous books. Yeah, I sometimes had to sort through the dialogue and place who in the group was related and how, how the friendships worked, and so on, but that didn't really hinder my reading experience. It just makes me want to go back and devour the first three books and novella.

Okay, so back to Rock With Me... This book was really, really good! I loved the writing and the story. I love how the story just takes off and never really slows down. Sam and Leo were both fun, sexy and intense. I love that neither is into playing games or being coy about what they want and need. Sam was beyond stubborn, and could have easily veered into annoying, but with both being such up-front, no BS characters, that didn't happen. The drama between them was just right, and the angst was held to a nice, easy-to-take level.

So I mentioned before that Rock With Me was hot, and what a nice surprise that was for me. I just really loved how aggressive Sam and Leo were with one another, how they did not play games. Sam was a woman who is completely comfortable with her body and her sexuality, and wow, was that a nice change. I loved that she could be soft, she could be rough, or anywhere in between, and there were no apologies or shame. WIN. And holy geez, Leo was one sexy man, and so possessive!  I know possessiveness can have negative connotations, but if written just the right way, with the passion, love, and reverence Leo held for Sam, it is so sexy. And lemme just add, lip rings have never been so sexy.

Rock With Me was a story of passion, respect, and love. I am so happy that I finally discovered how great the With Me in Seattle series is, and I cannot wait to read more about these fantastic characters.

Favorite Quote:

With Me in Seattle Series
Come Away With Me (With Me in Seattle, #1)Under The Mistletoe With Me (With Me In Seattle, #1.5)Fight With Me (With Me in Seattle, #2)Play With Me (With Me in Seattle, #3)Rock With Me (With Me in Seattle, #4)
(click on cover for GoodReads page)
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Top Ten with Kristen Proby
 "Ten Things You Don't Know About Leo"

This is a fun guest post! Thanks for having me! Hmm… ten things we don’t know about Leo. I guess we ALL know he’s sexy, right? Let’s see… I think I’ll turn it over to him.

Leo… seriously? If I say too much, Sam will have my balls. Fuck. Okay, these aren’t too personal.

10. Learned to play both the piano and guitar by the time he was six.

9. Favorite breakfast cereal is Cap’n Crunch.

8. Has eighteen individual tattoos.

7. Boob man. *gets distracted while thinking about Sam’s boobs*

6. Know my way around a toolbox. What can I say? I’m a handy guy.

5. Favorite music artist of all time is Johnny Cash. That man was a fucking genius.

4. Despite living in the music scene for so long, I’ve never done drugs. Women and booze, yes, but drugs, no.

3. I have not one cavity in my head. Perfect teeth.

2. My great-grandfather was a composer and director at the New York Philharmonic.

1. Favorite sexual position: against the wall, Sam’s legs wrapped around my waist. Fuck, don’t tell her I told you that.

Thanks for hosting Kristen and I today. You guys rock!

About the author:
Kristen is the author of the Amazon and USA Today bestselling With Me In Seattle series. She has a passion for a good love story and strong characters who love humor and have a strong sense of loyalty and family. Her men are the alpha type; fiercely protective and a bit bossy, and her ladies are fun, strong, and not afraid to stand up for themselves.

Kristen spends her days with her muse in the Pacific Northwest. She enjoys coffee, chocolate and sunshine. And naps.
Connect with Kristen at:
Website  |  Twitter  |  Facebook  |  GoodReads



  1. SO I need to take a sec to mention how much I really love that cover. I spent a good five minutes just staring at it. I have heard great things about these and your review just sealed the deal!

  2. This book sounds awesome!! Leo sounds very yummy lol!! I haven't read any of these books, but they are something I will have to try to get to eventually.

  3. The cover for Come Away WIth Me is hot hot HOT! I am happy to see that you could still get into this one without having read the previous books! Also happy to see that it ended up being so damn hot! Love it!

  4. I've seen this series on my feeds on Goodreads and I've heard really great things. I will have to give this a go! I love the sound of Leo!! Great review and post ladies! Thanks for the giveaway! :)

  5. The hotness of the series sounds like a big plus, and I need to look into this series more.

  6. Never heard of this series. Rock With Me sounds awesome though- love that Leo is in a rock band...and mmm...lip rings. ;)

    Thanks for the review and guest post.


  7. Oh my! I can't believe you hadn't started this series, Andrea! It seems to keep getting better! Fabulous review - I can't wait to read Rock with Me. I love the rock-n-roll love stories. But reading your review...I can't wait to learn all about Sam! Strong heroines seem few and far between. Thanks also for sharing the 10 Things about Leo...I love that his favorite cereal is Cap'n Crunch. That's my son's favorite too! :)

  8. Ah, so happy you liked this one! This is one of my favorite series, they are just too fun, too sexy and too addicting. My favorites are Play With Me (#3) and Rock With Me. I can’t wait to read the next books in the series.
    You so have to read the rest of the books :) I want to be a part of this family!

  9. I love the cover :D have to admit, I am slow to jump on that bandwagon as well. :( But I have the first book loaded on my kindle! Like you I heard the series was hot hehe and typically of me I was curious. I hope I can get to it soon. Wonderful review :D I am so glad it has manageable level of angst.

  10. Whoa, that is a seriously eye-catching cover! I haven't read this series either, but it sounds intriguing. Thanks for the fun guest post, too! Sometimes I put Captain Crunch in Rice Krispies treats. :P

    Wendy @ The Midnight Garden

  11. I never knew this book was part of a series!! I already own a few of them and want to read the whole series!! Fantastic review and guest post!

  12. Honestly the cover has me drooling but then Andrea's wonderful review lured me in as well. Those are some nice covers for sure! So many great books and so little time to work them all in! (sigh...)

  13. A PNW author AND setting, sounds like a series I HAVE to read! I'm off to grab the first one (or add to my wishlist if it's too much). Thanks for the wonderful review!

  14. I have to add these, they sound really hot! Thanks for sharing!

  15. I have got to read this series. Between you and Nereyda, I am totally sold. Great review and love the top 10.


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