#MBreview “Rocked Up” by Karina Halle & Scott Mackenzie

Rocked Up

by Karina Halle & Scott Mackenzie

Cover Designer: By Hang Le

Release Date: April 12th, 2017

My musings…

4 Rocking Crowns

Rocked Up is the first book co-authored for Karina Halle and Scott Mackenzie.  For lovers of the music scene and rock-star world, this book will be enjoyable.

Brad is lead singer of the band And Then and the hero of the book.  Like all musicians, he is excellent at his craft and is courageous, especially when it comes to protecting Lael.  Even with a rough background, Brad has turned into a really honorable and respectable hero.

Lael, the heroine, has always been on the outside of the music industry looking in as a result of her protective father, a music industry mogul. She, however, gets the opportunity of a life-time when she goes on tour  with her favorite musician, Brad. While she has this overprotective father, she doesn’t let him slow her down.  She chases her goals, and she spends a great deal of time earning her spot.

The story starts out with components of insta-love, but she is also a teenager, so who hasn’t had inst-crushes?  When they meet again many years later, the connection is still there for her, and he quickly  follows suit. The authors, however, use a bit of delayed gratification by making them friends before lovers, allowing readers to see them as a couple versus two people chasing physical gratification. The conflict is something readers will see coming, but it is resolved well, leaving the readers with an entertaining experience.

Rocked Up is a fun, light, and generally quick read. The mix of romance and comedic moments makes this one a worthwhile read.

ARC received in exchange for an honest review.


Rocked Up is a STANDALONE rockstar romantic comedy and the fun and sexy brainchild of New York Times bestselling author Karina Halle and her husband Scott Mackenzie.

I have been watching him since I was a child.

He didn’t notice me back then and it didn’t matter. Brad Snyder, guitarist and singer for one of the world’s greatest bands, was my entire life.

My father, the CEO of Ramsey Records, takes credit for all of Brad’s success, trying to control him in the same way he’s controlled me.

But I finally get an opportunity to prove myself.

To be wild.

To be free.

Today I’m auditioning to be the replacement bass player for Brad’s band. If I get the job, I’ll go on tour and work with Brad every day, in very close proximity.

There’s only one rule: he’s not allowed to touch the boss’s daughter.

Remember when I said that Brad never used to notice little ol’ me?

Well, Brad’s noticing me now.

In a way that’s going to get us both in trouble.

My name is Lael Ramsey and we all know how this will turn out.

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Author Bio: 

Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Smut, The Artists Trilogy, Heat Wave and over 20 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her rescue pup and her husband Scott Mackenzie, who co-wrote Rocked Up with her. That’s right. It’s like the book SMUT come to life! This is their first venture as a writing team. A lot of music was played. A lot of laughs were had. A lot of sex was…put in the book!

Happy reading,


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