Rock & Release, by Riley Edgewood | {ARC} Book Review #337

A huge Thank you to Victory Editing for allowing me to read
Rock & Release by Riley Edgewood
in exchange for an honest review.

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She wants something easy. What she needs might be something else…

Cassidy Evans is looking for an escape over her college summer break. And when one night with a few too many martinis leads her to sexy guitarist, Gage Logan, she may have 24291838found exactly what she needs.

He’s sweet and hot, and in the bedroom he’s enough to make Cassidy forget her own name. Multiple times. But as her heart opens to Gage, feelings she’s been trying to avoid slip through, too. Regret over her rocky relationship with her parents. Pain from her brother’s recent death. Guilt over a fallout with her best friend… As much as she craves Gage, she can’t unlock her heart the way she feels he deserves.

Enter Luca James, international rock star and lead singer for Gold Rush Standard. Cassidy can’t stand his music. She can’t stand his arrogance. And, when he sets his sights on more than the drinks she serves him, she especially can’t stand how she’s drawn to his no-strings-attached flirting.

Soon Cassidy will have to make a choice: ignore her heart and go after the carefree life she covets, or stand strong to face a bittersweet reality.

Either way, she risks losing everything she truly wants.


Publication Date: January 02, 2015.

I was hesitant, for years, about reading this book. I was excited, and then I was anxious, and then I was intimidated by Rock & Release. I was excited because Rock & Release is a New Adult novel, and then I became anxious because I hadn’t read it on time and kept putting it off and putting it off for so long. But I finally FINALLY read it. I’m glad I did!

I didn’t like the love-triangle, or whatever it was. It was so obvious to me (but not to Cassidy) that she was in-love with Gage. But Cassidy had to go through what she did, to understand how she felt about Gage.

There were two characters that I didn’t like on the spot, and I’m glad that they themselves proved to be who they were. I’m glad that these two despicable people more or less got what they deserved.

IMG_5513Rock & Release is a story where the main character, Cassidy, works on accepting her brothers death, and her willingness to be in denial that everything is ok. Cassidy goes through a lot in the sense that she feels guilty for being happy because all of what she has now wouldn’t have happened if her brother hadn’t died.

The story shows how Cassidy has guilt and some anxiety about her brothers death. Her pain of losing a sibling. Cassidy has built some pretty thick walls to keep people away, even though she knows that she wants them in her life. Her brothers death plays a bigger factor in her life than she leads on. And because she doesn’t actively deal with her brothers death.

The pace of the book is incredibly fast. I believe that the whole story takes place over 2 months. The writing was nice as well. I could get completely immersed in the story, which is one of the things that I look for when I start reading a book. I’m glad that Rock  & Release provided that for me (in terms of reading).

I genuinely appreciated the fact that Cassidy, and all of the other characters are pretty realistic.

I give Rock & Release 3 stars. I didn’t end up hating this book, but I wasn’t in-love with it either.

While I was initially excited to read Rock & Release, I held off doing so. In the end, while I didn’t end up loving this book, I didn’t hate it either. Rock & Release was an enjoyable story. I’m glad things worked out in the end for Cassidy.

Have you read Rock & Release? 
What did you think of Cassidy’s story?

Happy Reading!
— Adele

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