Rocking Kin by Terri Anne Browning

Posted August 15, 2016 by Kate in Blog Tour, Just Okay, Review / 0 Comments

Rocking Kin by Terri Anne BrowningRocking Kin by Terri Anne Browning
Series: Lucy & Harris #3
Format: eARC
Source: Author
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Love to Hate, Musician, New Adult, Romance, Second Chances
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With one promise her life was changed…

Saying goodbye to my mother also meant saying goodbye to my life in Virginia. After reluctantly making a promise to my mom, I was California bound with the father who I haven’t seen since I was four years old. I was miserable living under the same roof as my step-monster and the two step-bitches from hell. My only saving grace? Lucy Thornton, daughter to Demon’s Wings’ drummer, Jesse Thornton. Without her friendship—and her odd rocker family taking me in as one of their own—I was sure I would have lost my mind after the first week.

A blast from her past…

I never thought I would see Jace St. Charles again. Honestly, after the way he’d broken my heart, I would have been just fine without having to see his face for the rest of my life. With Lucy’s close friendship with Harris Cutter, owner of the hottest new club in SoCal and Jace’s new boss, I was forced to see that damn face often. Forced to see the way every girl seemed to trip over themselves to get close to him.

A second chance?

Being tossed into one situation after another with Jace made it hard to fight the fact that I wasn’t as immune to him as I wanted to be. But, damn it, I was only human and he was hell bent on winning me back.

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This is the third novella in the Lucy and Harris series, and I was actually pretty excited about this one. I really liked Kin from the first two novellas, she’s a great friend to Lucy and she clearly has some serious history with Jace that clearly needs to get resolved. I think I was expecting this book to start when the second left off, maybe get caught up with what happens between after Lucy leaves for school (especially since the novel starts with a bit of a time jump). But this book moves all the way back to the beginning, so be prepared to see some of the same scenes just from a different perspective.

So I still really do like Kin after reading this book. That hasn’t changed at all. But honestly the book kind of read a bit choppy. In the first two novellas there is really like a consistent timeline and passage of time. But with Kin things kind of time jump more than I was expecting. And really most of Kin’s story is thing that Lucy’s stories mentioned or made reference to, just with a little bit more background. I guess what I mean by that is that there isn’t a lot of original scenes that are solely devoted to Kin without having already been talked about with Lucy. That kind of really bummed me out.

One of the things that also bothered me about this book is the stepmonster. Kin’s step mother is horrible, and you already knew that from the first two books, and while you get even more insight into this relationship in this book, I don’t feel like it was really dealt with. There is one scene where her stepmother physically hurts her, leaves marks on her wrist and hurts it bad enough to were it is tender for a long time. Lucy’s bodyguard sees this, is clearly unhappy about it, but yet no one gets involved. No one says anything. And honestly that feels really out of character for Lucy, her bodyguard, and basically all of Lucy’s family who clearly love and care about Kin.

I think I liked Jace in this book a bit more than I was expecting, underneath it all he’s a pretty good guy. And he tries so hard to fix things with Kin. I also like how close he is with Harris. There are some scenes towards the end with Jace and Harris which are honestly just heartbreaking to read. I really felt for him at the end. Overall I think this was important to read for the series, but not my favorite book in the series.

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About Terri Anne Browning

Having had a passion for reading from the time my aunt first handed me my first romance, I slowly grew bored with just reading. I wanted to control the characters, make them into who I wanted them to be and that way I was never disappointed with the endings. I soon learned that it isn’t always that easy. The characters control the author. But that is all part of the fun when creating a new story. Seeing where these people take you on their journey to find their soul-mate has become my new passion and getting to incorporate my love of music–Rock music in particular–has been a dream come true. Thanks for taking this crazy ride with me, and I can’t wait to see where we go next!

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