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Hell Bent (Rock Bottom Books Book 1) Kindle Edition
For years Bennett Price has been building up a persona. A false face to show to his fans and the world, but it’s time to shed the facade and reveal what lies beneath. When he finally takes the chance on making his life his own, the changes may bring him more than he bargained for.
After a chance meeting in the most awkward of circumstances, on the worst night of her life, could they possibly find each other?
Izzy may be hell bent on her own destruction, but Bennett is hell bent on making her his.
- ASIN : B01BPI8THG
- Publication date : March 18, 2016
- Language : English
- File size : 7275 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 196 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,917,971 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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A day that should have been a milestone, a marking point of a new stage of the journey on the road to maturity, as the narrative jumps back to that day to fill in the blanks, we get to see one of the rock solid foundations of Izzy's short life ripped out from underneath her, and watch as she wobbles towards that wreck no longer with the comfort of training wheels.
Very much a coming of age story, for me this book sparked an immediate emotional connection with Izzy almost to the point of taking what she sees as a betrayal somewhat personally and watching on horrified as, in her hurt and anger, she makes a mess of her life in more ways than one.
Thrown in amongst that high drama and emotion, our hero, Bennett enters Izzy's story almost as an afterthought, pure coincidence. Being older, he's got some life experience with which to put Izzy's confusion into some kind of perspective, but she just ... doesn't.
I found this a fascinating story weaving Bennett's struggle to reinvent himself professionally, taking a step that's potentially career suicide, moving from rock god, to country singer, and choosing the recording company that Izzy just became controlling owner of, Iron sound records, as the vehicle with which to make that transition, and contrasting that with her tortuous path of discovering who she is in the first place, particularly in light of the revelations of chapter one.
Apparently many of the background characters in this story, particularly those who form Izzy's extended family, have had their own stories told in Katheryn Kiden's Save Me series, but I haven't read any of them, and while, having read this one, I'm interested in doing so, didn't feel like I was expected to know things I didn't. So as a standalone, it works well.
An emotional roller coaster ride of a book, I read until I fell asleep with the book still in my hands, and picking it up again, kept on till it was finished. Absolutely marvelous.
Izzy is the kind of character that most will be able to relate to. The death of her father changed her life forever and left her seeking out self-destructive ways to make it through life. She’s a wild child who wears her heart on her sleeve and makes horrific decisions. One drunken mistake on her eighteenth birthday comes back to bite her in the ass, but as the story progresses, you watch her grow into the woman she was always meant to be. Izzy is literally an example of how you can pick yourself up from the ashes and learn to live life again after tragedy. Sure, she’s a multi-faceted character whose decision making will frustrate you at times, but as the story goes on, you’ll learn why she is the way she is.
Bennett really surprised me with his personality and actions. You would never think of a rock star being unhappy with fame, fortune, and the never-ending line of girls waiting for their fifteen minutes of fame, but he is. Bennett didn’t want to live the life of a rock star, but that’s the hand he dealt by his label. His band name made me snort every time I read it because who in their right mind would want to be in a band called Moist Wood. As the story progresses and Bennett’s true personality unfolds, you see how genuine and honest of a man he is. He’s done everything that has been asked of him regarding his old band, but it’s time he does something for himself. He takes what he wants, be damned of the consequences, and makes life the way he wants to live it, which does include Izzy. Most men would have run for the hills when faced with the hard work that is required to be in a relationship with her, but he stood his ground and showed her what it was truly like to love. Bennett is yet again another one of those book boyfriends that has sky rocketed into the top ten of my list.
Hell Bent may have been a walk on the wild side for Kiden, but for me, it only cements that this author could take any story that popped into her head and turn it into something wonderful and heart wrenching. It’s been two days since I finished this book and my heart is still lingering with Izzy and Bennett. I’m honestly starting to wonder if Kiden broke me for other rocker contemporary romance novels or other books in general because I haven’t been able to look at another book since I flicked the last page of Hell Bent.
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We've watched Izzy grow into the confident person she is, surrounded by the best but the bomb was dropped at the end of Sound Proof that was July 2015, I've waited 8 months to get some answers.
Just like everything that's gone before, Izzy and Bennett's story is full of heartache, self distruction and lots of tears and when Abbey finds out on her 18th birthday that something big has been kept from her it sends her off the deep end and those closest to her are blamed.
We are briefly introduced to Bennett at the beginning but it's not until a couple of chapters later that we are properly graced with his presence at which point he comes accross as very egotistical and a bit nasty but Izzy soon deals with him and puts him in his place.
Bennett soon comes to his senses and after apologising he decides to take Izzy's advice but that's not all.!
As this beautiful story continues Izzy and Bennett's relationship developes into something really special and despite Izzy's situation for what ever reason Bennett never falters he takes it all on board, I'm not going to say much more but a lot happens as per usual it's only what we've come to expect with these guys we wouldn't want it any other way.
Apart from sore eyes from crying Hell Bent is the start of another fabulous series but still feels like a continuation because we know all the characters but having said that we have new characters too, Greg he has his sights set on Willow I think, will that be the next book? And what about Aurora and her parents will they be bought into the fold? I hope so.!
By the way I loved how The Bluebird was featured in this story, it's from my favourite TV series Nashville..!
I've read every book/series from Katheryn Kiden but I'm smiling right now because I'm thinking how different this is from (Sinners ad Saints)