Book Review · Review

Rock Rebel by Tara Leigh

Title: Rock Rebel

Author: Tara Leigh

Release Date: December 11, 2018


He’s a rock star with a secret; she’s a pop princess with a painful past, can their forbidden romance survive, or will their lies destroy them both?

I’ve earned my bad reputation.

A few years ago, I was New York City’s hottest classical music prodigy. But I wanted something else, something more. So I chased my real dream, and now… I’m rock royalty. Dax Hughes, lead guitarist of Nothing but Trouble. But to my family and former Juilliard classmates, I’m an outcast. A misfit. A rebel.

They’re not entirely wrong. I don’t give a damn what other people think, and I’m all for breaking the rules… except when it comes to our new opening act, Verity Moore.

Rock gods don’t tour with pop princesses.

It’s not personal. Actually, under that fallen diva reputation, Verity’s incredibly talented. And her fiery redheaded personality is… intriguing. But I’m convinced the skeletons in Verity’s closet are as scandalous as my own, and when we’re not sparring, she has a way of drawing out all those secrets I’m determined to keep hidden.

Yeah. Verity Moore is definitely off-limits . . .
But since when do I give a damn about the rules? 

My Review:

Reading Rock Rebel was like music to my ears. I loved the high notes, the background story, and the passion in each word written by the oh so talented Tara Leigh!

This was the first book I read in the Nothing But Trouble series. And if it was anything like Rock Rebel I know I will love the rest of the series. I love character growth, so when I read the blurb and saw that Verity was a “disgraced” pop princess who was trying to find her way  I was instantly intrigued. 

The characters in this story, Verity Moore and Dax Hughes, are so great! They live somewhat similar lives in the sense that they are used to being in the public eye. Yet, it was interesting to see their similarities/differences when they began opening up with each other. 

The journey they took together personally and professionally was beautiful. To see how they used music to get through some of their roughest times was pure magic. And don’t get me wrong this wasn’t a fairy-tale. They had their ups and downs, but when they were finally able to look their insecurities in the eye and face them was when this book was more realistic, relatable, and honest!


I give Rock Rebel 5 stars because I rarely read books that are centered around rock stars, but this book changed my mind. I appreciated it because it was so much more. It was a love story, a story about speaking up when you need to, overcoming the many obstacles life throws your way, and learning how to be truthful with the ones you love, most important being true to yourself!


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