River James : The Rockers of Steel

  • by MJ Fields
  • Narrated by Wen Ross, Kai Kennicott
  • Series: The Rockers of Steel
  • 6 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When he fell in love, he fell hard. When he lost her, he lost his will.
Drugs, sex, and rock and roll - in that order - became his life.
River James, the drummer for Steel Total Destruction, loved the brotherhood he formed with his unlikely best friend, the band mates from Steel Total Destruction, and the family he found in his label, Forever Four.
Then, one tragic accident takes it all away in the blink of an eye. Twisted metal, shattered bones, crushed dreams, and torn wreckage causes deep, dark secrets to be revealed. One collision causes him to lose all hope, with no one but himself to blame.
Now facing harsh realities, which have never been one of River's strengths, he turns to the sure things in life: drugs and women who oh so willingly give themselves to a tall, dark, and tattooed rocker like him.
Will he find himself in the wreckage of twisted metal and crushed dreams? Or will he lose his way in the smoke and debris?
The first person in her family to graduate from high school and college, Keanna Sutton is flying high on her accomplishments and hard work. She has the career and man of her dreams, or so she thought until she finds out he is cheating on her. Ending the relationship, she begins rebuilding her shattered self-esteem.
Then a chance run-in with a tall, dark, and handsome, silver-tongued drummer tests her strength and ability to hold her own tongue while trying to ignore the implausible attraction to a man she knows will be no good for her.
Now a second run in at O'Donnell's pub while under the influence of drink, music, friends, and a fight makes Keanna throw caution to the wind, and she finds herself getting rocked the only way a badass like River can: hard and nasty.
Will the hottest night of her life end there? Or will she lose herself in a man who gives no promises except the lady always comes first?


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A good addition to this series where the bad boy Rockers of Steel Total Destruction are slowly being paired off.... deliciously one by one. This is River's story... he uses drugs and women to drown his memories and nightmares of sexual abuse, tragedy and past regrets which still haunts him today. When he was just 16 he intimately knew a mixed up girl and so did fellow Band member Finn who never knew the part River played in the tragedy that caused her death... until it came out in the previous book. And now they're at each other's throats over the blame, betrayal, consequences and secrets. Which causes heated arguments, animosity, angst and even a fight.

So, River has a lot of emotional turmoil, demons and baggage in his life and he's crazy, crass and foul-mouthed too so it's no time for a feisty, strong willed, beautiful black nurse to enter his life... but she does and Keanna tries to help River by bringing his past pain out into the open. However, River is not ready to reveal and re-live the memories and he pushes Keanna away by his old and trusted vices.... which causes a rift between them that's going to take time and some raw emotional outpourings before there's any chance of a HEA ending. Because Keanna had a painful upbringing too and her previous boyfriend used her then ditched her and she's not going to repeat her mistakes - no matter how much it hurts. Instead she focuses on her new job as a Counsellor in the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Centre... unaware of the surprise that's going to walk in on her first solo meeting.

A very enjoyable Rocker romance with great characters who have a drama, angst and passion-filled time together where their chemistry runs hot, their tempers run hotter and the sex is s.t.e.a.m.y. The various other characters from the previous books weave in and out of the storyline and also Keanna's huge dog called Tink is the cause of some drama, humor, sweet scenes, angst and joy. For listeners who hate the 'instant' thing - it only takes three sex filled days for deep feelings to blossom but it's not something that bothers me at all. Good narration for the alternating POV's by Kai and Wen who stick to their own genders voices which makes to story flow nicely and naturally.

Worth a credit? Yes, MJ Fields has delivered a story with heart, heat and two flawed characters who, despite all the odds, learnt how to trust one another, grow together, love unconditionally and eventually reap the bountiful and beautiful rewards.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

More than Just a Drummer

Would you consider the audio edition of River James to be better than the print version?

I haven't read the print version, but I usually like audiobooks better because of the experience of hearing the story acted out.

Who was your favorite character and why?

River was. River had been my least favorite band member before this book. Learning his side of the dispute with Finn was a revelation. I found River to be very endearing in this book.

Which scene was your favorite?

The scene when the dog gets his pot at his birthday party is one of the funniest I've ever read or heard and was definitely my favorite.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

See why River James is more than just a drummer.

Any additional comments?

This book's humor is up there with the humor in Fields' Xavier.

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- KindleBabe

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-03-2016
  • Publisher: MJ Fields books