Blogger Wife Chat Review/Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #157 ~ Rock F*ck Club #3 ~ Michelle Mankin

Posted 6 September, 2018 by Brandee @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews, Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts / 18 Comments

*I received a free copy of Rock F*ck Club Book 3 from Selfpublished via Author. This has in no way influenced my voluntary review, which is honest and unbiased *


Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Blogger Wife Chat Review/Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #157 ~ Rock F*ck Club #3 ~ Michelle MankinRock F*ck Club Book 3 by Michelle Mankin
Series: Rock F*ck Club #3
Published by Selfpublished on September 6, 2018
Genres: Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook
Source: Author
5 Stars

The Gods of Rock Tour.
4 summer concert venues. 10 famous rock stars to f*ck.
Two at a time. Maybe even three.
I know what I like and how to get it.
I’m Marsha West. Raven Winter’s best friend. A sidekick no longer, I’m in the starring role.
I’m going to f*ck whoever I want. However I want. Whenever I want. I have my reasons for being the way I am and doing the things I do. I’ve warned WMO they might have to stretch the rules to keep their TV-MA rating for me.
It’s Rock F*ck Club. Season Two.
What could go wrong?

Holy Hotness! I do believe Rock F*ck Club #3 is Mankin’s hottest book to date! It had to up the ante to follow up Raven and Lucky’s story and Mankin delivered!

Mankin always takes on weighty topics and Rock F*ck Club is no exception. How do you think she did with exploring a woman’s right to explore her sexuality, self-worth, and true friendship?

I think she did really well! And that’s mostly because she showed us that it’s still a struggle. I think in many cases, women have to struggle no matter if they are dealing with a man or a woman. I also enjoyed how part of this story was a true eye-opener to Marsha. Who had kind of hidden behind her image as a party-girl. A no-strings-attached girl. She didn’t even realize herself that she actually wanted more than that. The friendship angle is my favorite part of Rock F*ck Club! Which is why I was a bit upset with Raven at the beginning here. I love that Mankin shows that girl power is also about women lifting each other up – not trying to be on the top alone. Also, Marsha had used sex kind of like a weapon in the past, to stay numb, and to show herself that she was the one making the decisions.

I think Mankin rocked it with Marsha’s journey of self-discovery. She had a lot of issues to work on considering the experiences she’d had growing up. Prior to RFC, she’d used sex as a means to prove something to herself but that, naturally, failed. She was, however, a loyal friend to Raven. I enjoyed taking the ride with Marsha as she discovered her worth, the value of #girlpower and have a girl posse as well as exploring her sexuality in a way that moved her towards a healthier perspective.

We knew Marsha having met her in RFC #1 but I enjoyed getting to know her better. What did you think of her backstory and how it shaped the woman she is? 

Getting to know Marsha better, and seeing how she grew up made my heart hurt for her. Her dad was the worst kind of *%&# there is. And because he had been able to shape her since she was so young, I understand why Marsha acted the way she did in many situations. You are right – words can be the worst kinds of weapons.

Knowing a little bit about how words can affect the way you see yourself, I could really identify with Marsha and the way she saw herself. She was a caring person and was always trying to prove her value to show her family that she was worthy. Her backstory made me sad and absolutely explained a lot about who she was so it was so rewarding seeing her come into her own over the course of the filming of the second season of RFC.

I didn’t think Mankin could make me like, let alone love, the hero in this installment but she absolutely did. Did she redeem him in your eyes?

Oh my gosh, yes! It just goes to show – and Mankin does this really well! – that we shouldn’t judge other people, right? Getting to know him and understanding him was awesome. And it also put Raven in a slightly different light, don’t you think? I loved him long before the end, because he was the one who truly listened to Marsha, and she needed that more than anything else.

She very much redeemed him in my eyes and that was quite a feat. Getting an understanding of him and his actions and seeing how he was with Marsha made all the difference. I ended up loving him.

Mankin expanded her cast in this installment and once again proved she can handle a lot of characters, in my opinion. What did you think of the new arrivals and the impact they had on the story overall?

Barbara was great – I want to know more about her. I also loved how she kind of fits in because of reasons… other than her job. Ha! I didn’t see that you had mentioned RFC #1 there 🙂 I do hope there will be more, and I think the way Marsha did some groundwork for future RFC episodes was awesome.

I quite enjoyed Barbara and how she was incorporated into the girl posse. I liked the connection Mankin created to RFC #1 with her and I’m really hoping we get to see more of her. The rock stars Marsha hooked up with were well drawn as were the band members of Heavy Metal Enthusiasts. Mankin gave just enough about them all to have me salivating for more. Fingers crossed we get it! 😀

And now, the most important question…What did you think of the romance? 

I actually love them more than Raven and Lucky, too. They are more balanced in some ways, and I loved their conversations. How he understood her more than she understood herself. And also how he stood up for her – always – but also let her fight her own battles at the same time. He totally had her back. 

I think I love this couple (I’m purposely leaving his name out) more than I love Raven and Lucky. Maybe it’s because I could relate more with Marsha…maybe it’s in how the hero handled Marsha, helping her to see herself in a different light…I don’t know. But I found the romance in RFC #3 even more satisfying. And it was definitely steamier!

  

 

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts - (un)Conventional Bookviews

Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts

Welcome to Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts, an original weekly meme hosted here at (un)Conventional Bookworms. So many of the books we read have food or drinks in them, some we’d love to try, and others we’d never ever want to taste… and I thought it could be interesting and fun to share some food and / or drink quotes…  If you want to participate, you can grab our logo if you’d like, or you can make your own, but please link back to us in your own post.

The idea of Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts is to share a quote with food or drinks that showed up in a recent read, as well as if it’s something you think you’d like or not. Please share the title of the book it happened in, as well as the character who ate or drank the special little something you discovered between the pages of a good read. Please link up beneath, and visit other bloggers who are participating in Thirsty Thursday and Hungry Hearts as well.

Hungry Hearts Quote:

“You know this one?” I asked.
“Do I ever. I fell for it’s woe-is-me-I’m-starving-routine. Got it checked out. Shots and all. You think it would be grateful. But, oh no. Is it happy? Will it eat the cat food I buy it?”
“Uh, no,” I guessed.
“Damn straight. It only wants to get on the counter to eat the hamburgers and lap up the shakes that are for the paying customers. Health inspector gave me another warning today. Spoiled thing’s going to the animal shelter first chance I get.”

“What’s its name?” Ivan asked.
“Mine,” I announced as its tongue darted out, licking the vanilla shake residue from my fingertips. The sandpapery texture on my skin made me giggle. I stroked its head as it purred louder, and my heart decided right then and there. Unequivocally. “It’s Mine.”
“We’ll take him.” Ivan’s gaze met mine. He grinned as the tabby climbed my chest and dove under the tangle of my uncombed hair. “Add Mine to my tab.”

Hungry Hearts Link-up


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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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18 responses to “Blogger Wife Chat Review/Thirsty Thursday & Hungry Hearts #157 ~ Rock F*ck Club #3 ~ Michelle Mankin

  1. Berls
    Twitter:

    Y’all are making me so frustrated with myself for not having read Mankin yet! I own several of her books, but just haven’t made it to them yet. It’s like with Julie all over again – y’all keep with these great reviews and I keep going, I will read them, I will! And once I finally do, I know I’m going to kick myself for taking so long! Lovely chat and you’ve got me very interested in this series in particular because of the friendships and the exploring sexuality!

    HUGS to you both 🙂 Miss you xoxo

  2. Fun to get both your thoughts on this one. It is neat how the author put some real depth into the story with the heroine.
    Glad the hero eventually won you over.

    I think Shari read and enjoyed this one, too.

    Great duo post, ladies!

  3. I love this review that you guys have done here….and its fantastic. I love those reads that you just can’t put down here. And you gotta respect an author that delivers a satisfying romance right? Adding to my GR TBR!! 🙂

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