5++ REVIEW: Beats (Hard Rock Harlots #2) by, Kendall Grey



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Book #2 in Kendall Grey’s Hard Rock Harlots Series

For months, shy drummer Jinx Hardwick has been silently crushing on her tall, dark and scary band-mate, Toombs Badcock. Drawn to his frightening ink and scars, she yearns to uncover the shadowy secrets lurking behind his silver eyes, but Jinx is too intimidated to even look at him, let alone talk to him. When she stumbles upon Toombs and their manipulative lead guitarist Rax in a compromising position, Jinx realizes her chances of winning Toombs’s heart aren’t just a long shot – they’re nonexistent. To make matters worse, Jinx’s family needs her at home. She’s about to back away from it all – Toombs, the band, her dreams of fame and fortune – when Rax makes her an offer she can’t refuse: a no-holds-barred night alone with Toombs. There’s one small catch. she has to go through Rax to get it.


I have no idea why it’s taken me this long to pick up Beats. If you’re not familiar with Ms. Kendall Grey? Do yourself a favor and grab Killer Buzz Float: Greatest Hits……. HERE.

The trilogy starts out with Strings – you can read my review …… HERE. Where Grey throws you into the world of Kill Buzz Float – a hard rock band of some of the hardest working women/men in the biz. The first book, we’re introduced to everyone – but Letty & Shades take the lead. In Beats, we dive in deeper with Jinx, Kill Buzz Floats infamous drummer and Toombs Badcock; the quiet, brooding and some what scary former drummer of Killer Dixon.

Jinx is shy and after walking in on Toombs and Rax in a somewhat shocking yet arousing display, Jinx isn’t sure how she’s going to garner any attention from Toombs without bringing Rax in for the ride. There is an underlying story here with both Jinx and Toombs. They both have pasts that are lingering in the background – Jinx still stressing about her family back home and how they’re coping financially, Toombs – to me – has lost himself in Rax. There are things about him that Jinx is trying to uncover, but at every turn Rax is there manipulating the entire situation until she’s not sure she can handle it all.

Beats is an emotional read – on very different levels with a large current of hot-as-fuck sex scenes that do not disappoint. If you’ve read Strings, everything you loved about it is here in pure Kendall Grey fashion. It’s over the top, it’s raunchy, it’s hilarious and at times…. left me feeling some pretty deep feelings for Toombs.

I can’t decide if I love or hate Rax – and watching Jinx grow into the woman Toombs has always known is inside her was pretty fantastic. Watching her grow-  change – indulge if you will, and accept herself was pretty fucking satisfying. Letty has been my favorite – Strings is a hard book to top, but Beats did not disappoint. It’s a different story – about two people wanting to connect… and trying to figure out how to while involved in so much chaos.

I can’t wait to dive into Nocturnes and see what Rax is up to next.


About the Author, Kendall Grey


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Kendall Grey is the self-appointed past, present, and future president of the Authors Behaving Badly Club. A whale warrior and indie freedom fighter, she spends summers in the corner (usually with a dunce cap on her head) and winters hunched at the peak of Mt. Trouble, fiery pens of fury (complete with invisible ink) flying across the pages. She has a big set of cajones, and she’s not afraid to use them. In her spare time, Kendall speaks your mind so you don’t have to.


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