If Kendall Grey wrote political ads her candidates would never get elected.
She’s that brutally honest.
She is also either a complete maniac or an erotica genius.
Her novel STRINGS (Hard Rock Harlots #1) has a disclaimer that elevates an NC-17 rating to art.
You think I’m exaggerating? This is the first sentence:
“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.”
It goes on for three more sentences. And Holy Goodness, is it accurate.
So…if you don’t want your delicate sensibilities obliterated by a nuclear blast of shameless lewdness, stop right now. STRINGS is NOT YOUR BOOK.
I absolutely loved it.
Letty Dillinger is bass guitarist for the female rock trio Cherry Buzz Float. Sexual inhibition is not a concept with which she is familiar. If it can be done, she done did it. Maybe twice.
‘Course, Cherry Buzz Float isn’t quite a household name, and Letty’s barely making enough as a waitress to keep herself housed. On her 25th birthday she’s half-drunk, lamenting her bad fortune, when she meets a sunglasses-wearing man she dubs ‘Shades’ willing to indulge in her wicked fantasies involving a bottle of tequila, a strap-on, and his backfield.
Yeah. She’s naughty.
This one night stand probably wouldn’t change Letty’s day-to-day except she gets a call the next day from her manager with the Good News/Bad News.
Good News: Cherry Buzz Float has been booked on a tour! Yahoo! Dream-Come-True!
Bad News: The tour headliner is Killer Dixon, a rival band who MAY have stolen a song from Cherry Buzz Float.
It isn’t until the two bands get together that Letty learns the Really Bad News: The new lead singer of Killer Dixon is–wait for it….
Now all Letty has to do to live her rock dream is to keep the Shades-encounter on the down-low and maintain peace between her bandmates and Killer Dixon whilst all sharing the same tour bus for a month.
In truth, I doubt an angel could manage this supernatural feat.
And Letty ain’t no angel.
Good for us. Because the wild ride is so fraught with tension you can hear the reverb for miles.
Even better? The attraction between Letty and Shades develops it’s own zip code. And the animosity between the bands could power Alaska through the winter twilight.
Spoiler #1: Cherry Buzz Float implodes.
Spoiler #2: Happily Ever After
If you like when a novel causes your panties to explode and are willing to accept multi-partner sexcapades (x 1) you will find the irreverent STRINGS to be a hoot. Pack some toiletries–or a wet-nap if you’re beach bound–to clean up afterwards.
Fearless readers will undoubtedly learn some new lingo to describe: sex, naughty bits, bodily fluids, and love.
The sequel, BEATS, slated for release August 29th. Yeah, it’s on my TBR at Goodreads.