Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Rock F*ck Club #4 ~ Michelle Mankin

Posted 12 November, 2019 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 1 Comment

*I received a free copy of Rock F*ck Club from Selfpublished via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *

Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Rock F*ck Club #4 ~ Michelle MankinRock F*ck Club by Michelle Mankin
Series: Rock F*ck Club #4
Published by Selfpublished on November 7, 2019
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 120
Format: eARC
Source: Author
4 Stars

Marsha West has completed filming for her season of the Rock F*ck Club.
Actually, she is one rocker short of the ten she contracted to f*ck.
Can she get her contract changed?
If she can’t will she lose the rock star she wants to keep?
And what about the next season of RFC?
Who will be the next star?
Who will be f*cking whom?

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Rock F*ck Club reads like a reality TV show and therefore picks back up right where we left off. I admire how MMankin uses this format to convey the reality of the journey these women are on. I’m certain she never considered this series would become so relevant.

You’re very right! It does read like reality TV show, and also the back-stage of said show. I love how these women just want to take charge of their own lives, and how the money they get from the show is part of the way they get that.

I knew with Marsha’s past, her road to happiness with Ivan wasn’t going to be smooth. I appreciated how MMankin kept it real – showing Marsha’s insecurities and vulnerabilities despite Ivan’s declarations of love. How did you feel about their continued rocky road?

I agree, Marsha’s insecurities are very realistic, but she never whines about it. And I loved the pep-talks she gave herself when necessary. I would have felt a little bit cheated if there was no more rocky road all of a sudden.

I like the way MMankin conveys the dynamics between Ivan and his bandmates. And she has me even more curious about the prickly drummer, Tyler. Do you think we’ll get his story? What do you think of how Ivan interacts with his band?

Tyler is an ass! LOL he only wants to see things from his own perspective, which really irks me. I don’t want his story, I don’t think. Especially if the next RFC star is going to be who I think it’s going to be. 😉 

No, you’re right. Tyler is definitely an ass. I guess my curiosity is in wondering why he’s such an ass. There has to be a backstory. 😉

The inclusion of Joey’s Band and the 4 women who comprise it was interesting. MMankin has me very intrigued about all their stories but particularly Jo’s. However, I missed Barbara. And Sky. 🙂 I’m dying to know who will be the next RFC star. How did you feel about the new band?

I loved that! Jo is awesome, and so are Dolly and the other women in the band. I really enjoyed how the whole band was made up of strong women who knew how to sing, play, and play the scene. Of course, I missed Barbara and Sky, too. Even if they were there for at least parts of the story, and those were good parts.

I kinda felt like RFC #4 focused more on being in Marsha’s head than on seeing how she and Ivan were going to make a go of things. While this was realistic considering Marsha’s past, I missed seeing more of them as a couple. What about you?

There was more about Marsha’s thoughts, and her worries about her upcoming end of contract. And we did get some Ivan and Marsha hotness, right? I think us seeing how Marsha doubted everything when she was away from Ivan just made me love her more. And I also loved how Ivan had to stand up to Tyler and his bullshit. Which would have been more difficult if Rock F*ck Club 4 was more focused on them as a couple.

We definitely got some hotness between them. And you’re right – Marsha’s doubts didn’t make her seem wishy-washy…it was very genuine considering her backgound. It was ALL very realistic. And I loved Ivan standing up to Tyler. It was about time! Thanks for giving me perspective about Marsha and Ivan. MMankin really did do a great job in keeping their story consistent and authentic.

I really want Gale’s story! Now even more after hearing him with Tyler and his interaction with Jo. You?

Yup, I definitely want to know more about Gale. Enough said 😉 

I’m eager to see how Marsha works things out with Suzanne, the head of WMO. I think her tack of it being her choice not to sleep with other guys now that she and Ivan are an item makes complete sense with the RFC mission – evening the playing field. But we’ll see if Marsha’s plan works. How do you feel about Suzanne trying to enforce the contract when choice is supposed to be key?

I know! I agree! And I hate on Suzanne more than a little bit. It’s all about women taking control over their lives and their sexuality. And if Suzanne makes Marsha do something she doesn’t want to do, the whole reason behind Rock F*ck Club is null and void, you know?

I’m happy with where things stand for Marsha and Ivan but I hope to get future glimpses of them. Are you satisfied with how MMankin left them?

I found the end to be a tiny bit abrupt. Thank goodness RFC #5 is out very soon! I can’t wait.

 

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Brandee is a mom of 3 and a soon-to-be empty nester. She is also an avid reader, a genre omnivore, and a compulsive one-clicker - but she's in recovery. Besides being a reader, she's also a writer and hopes to divide the vast quantities of spare time she'll soon have between reading and finally publishing her first book.

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One response to “Blogger Wife Chat Review ~ Rock F*ck Club #4 ~ Michelle Mankin

  1. I still haven’t read any of this series and y’all make it sound so good! I love this underlying theme you keep talking about of women taking charge of their lives. I know Michelle will have done a great job with it too, so I need to get at it. Great chat ladies! Miss you both {{HUGS}}

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