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We are excited to celebrate the release of PLAYING THE PAUSES by Michelle Hazen. This is the second installment in her Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series. Follow the tour for reviews, excerpts, guest posts, plus enter to win a $50 Amazon gift card!  

“Hazen’s use of the frantic energy of a rock band’s tour contrasts perfectly with the slow and seductive dance this couple engages in. Readers are sure to enjoy following The Red Letters on their drama-fueled climb to fame. “ —RT Book Reviews

“To call Playing the Pauses an erotic novel alone would be to belie its equally strong explorations of the boundaries between personal, career, and sexual growth.” —Midwest Book Review

When an ultra-independent tour manager meets the one musician she can’t resist, their kinks fit together perfectly, but their lives don’t. Michelle Hazen is back with PLAYING THE PAUSES, the second, stand-alone installment in her Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series. Fans of Kylie Scott’s Stage Dive Series and YOU REALLY GOT ME by Erika Kelly, will love this bad boy, friends with benefits romance with a dash of BDSM mixed in.

Title:  Playing the Pauses

Author: Michelle Hazen

Release Date: March 5, 2018

Publisher: Self-published

Series: Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll #2

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Page Count: 290

Independent woman meets her Dominant rock star kryptonite

Kate is a globe-trotting tour manager who can’t be tied down.
Danny is a Dominant rock star and tattoo artist who needs her help to explore his true kinks.

Kate just got her big break, running an international tour for a rising band. Her job is everything to her…at least until she meets the band’s enigmatic bass player.

After they collide in one unforgettably erotic night on a hotel balcony, he comes to her with a proposition. As a former BDSM club performer, Danny’s spent so long fulfilling other people’s fantasies that now he wants to reclaim his own—and he says she’s the only one who can help.

Getting caught in bed with her rock star boss could cost her career, and yet there’s something about Danny’s quiet intensity that she can’t resist. He steals her heart, hard. But the end of the tour is approaching, and their jobs are headed two different directions.

To be together one of them will have to stop touring, but the only thing they crave as much as each other is music.

Escape into the Sex, Love, and Rock & Roll series, which follows Danny’s band from dive bars to the big time. Click now to meet the band!

Book 2 of an NTRWA award-winning series

**This book can be read and understood as a standalone, but does contain spoilers for earlier books in the series.**


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My Review

“Danny O’Neil is both kinds of my kryptonite–Dominate and musician and everything I never let myself have.”

Playing the Pauses is my first book by Michelle Hazen and it certainly won’t my last. Playing the Pauses hits all the marks for a rock star romance and then some. From sex to drama to love and everything in between, Playing the Pauses is definitely worth the read.

Playing the Pauses is the second book in the Sex, Love and Rock & Roll series, but can totally be read as a stand-alone novel. Playing the Pauses follows the story of Danny and Kate. Kate is strong, and independent. She’s got her own ideals and goals and isn’t about to let a man tie her down. However, she never planned on Danny. Danny is the ultimate krytonite. He’s smart and sexy. Add in a musician and tattoo artist and you have the ultimate fix. Danny is everything that Kate wants, but shouldn’t have. But staying away is not possible….

Playing the Pauses was fast paced and entertaining. I fell in love with the characters and the story from the very first page and couldn’t wait to see where the story was going to go. The chemistry between Danny and Kate was intense and the two of them burned up the pages together. Sexually, these two were on fire. From the BDSM moments to bringing their fantasies to life, I could not tear my eyes from the pages. I also really enjoyed the push and pull between the two of them. They were both very stubborn, yet at the same time, Danny knew what he wanted and was not afraid to go after what he wanted.

Overall, I thought this book was a really enjoyable read. I thought Playing the Pauses was well written and paced well. I loved getting to know the characters and was excited to see how their story was going to play out. This book hit all the marks for a fun and sexy rock star romance. This is my first book by this author and I look forward to reading more from her in the future.

*I provided an ARC copy of this book, in exchange for an honest review*

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About Michelle Hazen:

Michelle Hazen is a nomad with a writing problem. Years ago, she and her husband ducked out of the 9 to 5 world and moved into their truck. As a result, she wrote most of her books with solar power in odd places, including a bus in Thailand, a golf cart in a sandstorm, and a beach in Honduras. Currently, she’s addicted to The Walking Dead, hiking, and Tillamook cheese.

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2 responses »

  1. Thanks for the wonderful review, Amy! Glad you enjoyed the book.

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