Review: Rock Star Baby

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Rock Star Baby by Erin M. Leaf

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

  The Romance Review

Rock stars revel in their sexuality and hedonistic joys. Most male rock stars will play the field with groupies constantly being thrown their way. Heterosexual Ryan Oakley is a lead singer to a popular rock band and no stranger to meaningless sex. Girls love him and want to win a kiss with him through the marketing gimmick of "kiss the band member". Each band member takes a turn kissing winners. Ryan's turn to kiss the winner and to his surprise, the winner sends a proxy…her brother.

Bardulf Forst is losing his mind. Between his father's increasingly disturbing behaviour, being the alpha-heir apparent and his desire for men, the last thing he needs is his sister acting up. When his sister forces Bardulf to claim her kiss from Ryan Oakley, it kicks off a series of explosive events.

World building wise, this book is average. Ms. Leaf leverages many of the common mythos surrounding werewolves. Mating for life, alphas, pack politics, etc are all pretty common. With the number of m/m romance now, there are also quite a few m/m werewolves. What makes this one interesting? The mpreg part to it. Yes, I can be bribed by weird scenarios. Ms. Leaf does a nice job with this plot device. She did think it out and created an interesting way for the mpreg to work. In addition, she adds a bit of humour, making the bizarre tale more enjoyable. This plot device alone is what made the book a 4 star instead of a 3 star for me.

From a character perspective, it's fine. Both Ryan and Bardulf are sweethearts. What's not to like about them? They are nice guys and it's good to see the nice guys finishing first for once. Their chemistry together is fine. It's romantic and a bit tame at times for alpha werewolves. The conflicts in this story are well done, keeping the story cohesive and moving forward. The ending leaves the story hanging a bit and makes me want to read the next book in the series. Overall, this is a quick read with a lot going on in a short amount of time. Recommended for m/m paranormal romance lovers who enjoy humour and the unexpected.

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