Dex Harris, Drummer for America's Hottest Alternative Rock Band 69 Bottles, has never gone looking for love—for good reason. After an ill-fated night after a tour stop in Phoenix, his wicked demons resurface. Is he strong enough to resist falling back into the black hole that was once his life or will he let addiction consume him?
Raine Montgomery has worked for Bold International, Inc since she moved to California at eighteen. She’s fought her way into the executive offices as an assistant to CEO Cami Michaels, but being an assistant isn't what she imagines doing for the rest of her life—so when Cami sends her to assist with the 69 Bottles tour, she jumps at the opportunity.
There’s only one kink in that plan—and his name is Dex Harris.
Raine doesn’t expect to be on the radar of the sexy manwhore drummer, let alone the center of his sights. Shattered from a long-term relationship with a cheater, Raine is determined to make Dex prove himself.
Will Dex toss away his one-night stands in favor of sleeping every night with only one woman—or is Raine simply his latest conquest?
A Rock Band. A Tour Bus. One Wild Ride....
**Content Warning** This books if full of crazy Alpha-male, drummer who loves women. It also contains sexual acts, content and otherwise erotic adventures between a Man and a Woman, however, there might be a little M/F/M action too. The author is not responsible for panty washing or changing, boyfriend/husband/significant other breaking, or the events that may cause you to read one handed. This story may also contain certain discussion of drugs, drug addiction, alcohol, alcohol addiction and other serious things.
5 Stars – Shove Over Talon and Kyle, Dex Is Here!
Taming Dex can be read as a standalone or as part of the series, I highly recommend reading the entire series, but you can dive in to this one right away, if you’d prefer it!
“We all have our secrets, our own demons, our highs and lows, the good and the bad, but in the end, there’s a reason behind it all.”
I love rock star romances and when Zoey Derrick decided to write an erotic rock star romance I knew it would become an addiction for me. Taming Dex is the fourth book in the bestselling 69 Bottles series. This book focuses on Dex Harris the uber talented, over confident and cocky drummer for 69 Bottles. Whether you fell in love with this man from the start or he just pissed you off with his antics, I can guarantee you that Dex is about to run away with your heart.
“Fear creeps into my veins as I realize that this man is inadvertently stealing my heart and running away with my soul.”
Raine Montgomery has worked for Bold International for years, even before Cami took over the company after her father passed away. She has worked tirelessly with one goal in mind, climbing the corporate ladder and succeeding in a career that she loves. Raine is Cami’s personal assistant and she makes sure to go above and beyond everyday making sure that she shines and Cami loves her for it. Raine is not immune to the rock star effect, in fact the star of all of her wildest, naughty fantasies, is Dex Harris.
Dex Harris, drummer extraordinaire hasn’t met a woman he’s willing to “see” more than once in years. Having never felt that connection to any woman for longer than it takes for him to get himself off. He’s firm believer in lovin’ em and leavin’ them. He has outlets he uses to channel the pain that he feels every single day, and since he’s a recovering addict, banging the hell out of his drums, inking his skin, and enjoying the ladies have become his go to outlets. This plan seems to work most of the time, until that day he crosses paths with Raine.
“The last thing I see is visions of Raine’s beautiful eyes staring straight into me. Crawling her way in and shattering everything I thought I knew or understood about women.”
Instant attraction and red hot lust burn between Raine and Dex from the moment they set eyes on each other. But Dex is not the guy you go to for a relationship and Raine isn’t really a one-night stand kind of girl. When they give into their deepest desires one crazy night, it becomes very clear that the attraction is much stronger than either of them thought. From this point on things get very intense. Dex is trying to figure out why he cannot seem to rid Raine from his thoughts, and why his body craves a woman he’s already had once. Raine is trying to avoid Dex at all costs and convince herself that she’s over the fantasy of having Dex in her heart and bed.
“It is in this moment, this unguarded, drooling like an idiot moment that I realize, in the end; I am going to give in, I am going to talk to him, I am going to give him what he wants. Whether it’s a one-night stand or something more. And I know that I’m the one who is going to get hurt.”
Taming Dex is a bit different from the other books in this series, the relationship that blooms between Dex and Raine is a tedious and delicate balancing act that careens of the tracks more than once. Where Addison, Talon and Kyle’s relationship became serious very quickly, Raine and Dex are locked in a battle of denial and avoidance. What really drew me into this story was the push and pull element that and a very strong emotional undercurrent that simmered throughout the entire book. We get all of the heat that has become a staple in this series but on top of all that we get the feels as well. I adore this authors style of writing and have since the beginning, Taming Dex is a great example of why. Super sexy, emotional, and extremely well written, Zoey Derrick gives another fantastic read, that not only makes you tingly in all the best ways, but also makes your heart ache for the characters. Dex and Raine are going to light you up in all the best ways, so be prepared and crank the AC before you even start this book, because it’s about to very hot in here!
“I want to be the girl he kisses before shows. I want to be the one he walks off stage to during their break, I want to be the one he goes to bed with at night. It’s stupid of me to want something that I know is impossible to have.”
** 69 BOTTLES SERIES **
AVAILABLE ON KINDLE UNLIMITED
CLAIMING ADDISON (69 BOTTLES, BOOK 1)
CRAVING TALON (69 BOTTLES, BOOK 2)
REDEEMING KYLE (69 BOTTLES, BOOK 3)
*** 69 BOTTLES (BOOKS 1 - 3) BOX SET ***
Best Selling Erotic, Paranormal and Contemporary Romance author Zoey Derrick comes from Glendale, Arizona. Zoey, was a mortgage underwriter by day and is now a romance and erotica novelist full-time. She writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story. Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true. Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it. The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again