REVIEW – Beats by Kendall Grey

Title: Beats
Author: Kendall Grey
Series: Hard Rock Harlots #2


For months, shy drummer Jinx Hardwick has been silently crushing on her tall, dark, and scary bandmate, Toombs Badcock. Drawn to his frightening ink and scars, she yearns to uncover the shadowy secrets lurking behind his silver eyes, but Jinx is too intimidated to even look at him, let alone talk to him. When she stumbles upon Toombs and their manipulative lead guitarist Rax in a compromising position, Jinx realizes her chances of winning Toombs’s heart aren’t just a long shot—they’re nonexistent. To make matters worse, Jinx’s family needs her at home. She’s about to back away from it all—Toombs, the band, her dreams of fame and fortune—when Rax makes her an offer she can’t refuse: a no-holds-barred night alone with Toombs. There’s one small catch. She has to go through Rax to get it.

WARNING: BEATS is specially formulated for horn dogs, porn oglers, smut peddlers, BDSM junkies, M/M and M/M/F addicts, DP dabblers, and lovers of A2M backdoor sexy times. If you don’t fall into these categories, can’t stomach hot man-on-man action, or if you have no idea what the above acronyms mean, please back away from BEATS now. This isn’t the book you’re looking for. Failure to heed this warning could inadvertently throw unauthorized users into a persistent vegetative state, or at the very least, require administration of a defibrillator to the chest and/or groin area. Nobody wants that.


I enjoyed every minute of Letty and Shades’ steamy story, but I have to say, Jinx and Toombs took this series to another level completely. Jinx is not just the quiet, shy drummer we met in Strings and Kendall Grey doesn’t hesitate to dive a little deeper with her. I knew Toombs had secrets and that his story would be dark and a little twisted, but I had no idea that Jinx would be so complicated herself. Together they make for one explosive story that embodies love, jealousy, insecurity, lust and the power of music. I was unprepared for the emotional weight this story would carry or the multitude of feelings Kendall would evoke in me. Beats is the sexy, dirty story I knew it would be and so much more. I laughed, blushed, and fell even harder for this crazy crew and I’m not sure I will ever get enough of Killer Buzz Float.

“What I’m saying here is sometimes the one you love introduces you to the person inside – the real one who you’re close to, you don’t even recognize her. Sometimes the one you love knows you better than you know yourself. They bring out the best in us when we least expect it.”

Rax continues to be a selfish, manipulative bastard. It appears to be his mission in life to keep Toombs and Jinx from finding love in each other. I’m not sure I have ever wanted to punch a fictional character in the face so much, but Kendall had me ready to start swinging. Toombs struggles to balance his feelings for Jinx and his loyalty to Rax. My emotions were constantly fluctuating between wanting to scream at him to snap out of it and feeling an ache in my heart for all he was struggling with. This story had me on an emotional rollercoaster from start to finish. Letty helps bring Jinx out of her shell and it is incredibly fun to watch her explore her wild side. Turns out Jinx is more of a badass than I thought. In true Killer Buzz Float fashion, this story is both heartbreaking and hilarious. The writing is fantastic. The sarcasm and witty banter drips off the pages. Beats is absolutely filthy, in the fabulous way we’ve come to expect from Kendall. If you liked Strings, you will undoubtedly love Beats.


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Don’t miss the rest of the Hard Rock Harlots series:

Strings (Hard Rock Harlots #1)

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Nocturnes (Hard Rock Harlots #3)

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Rock (Hard Rock Harlots #4)

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Bang (Hard Rock Harlots #5)

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