Drugs, sex and rock'n'roll: The best rockstar romance heroes

Written by Silke, updated 08 Jun 2021

Romance books that feature rockstars have been very, very popular recently. There just seems to be something about these rich, famous, idolised & gifted artists that women like to read about... What it could be, we are not entirely sure, but this is our list of the very best of rockstar romance books.

  • #1 Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1) - Colleen Hoover

    Maybe Someday (Maybe, #1) - Colleen Hoover

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    From #1 New York Times bestselling author Colleen Hoover, a passionate tale of friendship, betrayal, and romance.

    At twenty-two years old, Sydney has a great life: She's in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her best friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter's cheating on her--and she is left trying to decide what to do next.

    Sydney becomes captivated by Ridge, her mysterious neighbor. She can't take her eyes off him or stop listening to the passionate way he plays his guitar every evening out on his balcony. And there's something about Sydney that Ridge can't ignore, either. more

  • #2 Bad Things (Tristan & Danika, #1) - R.K. Lilley

    Bad Things (Tristan & Danika, #1) - R.K. Lilley

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    Danika hasn’t had an easy life. Being insanely attracted to bad boys has never helped make it easier. One look at Tristan, and every brain cell she possessed went up in smoke. This man was trouble with a capital T. It was a given. She knew better. Bad boys were bad. Especially for her. Considering her history, it was crazy to think otherwise. So why did crazy have to feel so damn fine? For as long as she could remember, Danika had been focused on the future with single-minded purpose. Tristan came along and taught her everything there was to know about letting go, and living in the present. She fell, hard, and deep. more

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  • #3 Play (A Stage Dive Novel) - Kylie Scott

    Play (A Stage Dive Novel) - Kylie Scott

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    Kylie Scott returns with the highly anticipated follow-up to international bestseller LICK

    Mal Ericson, drummer for the world famous rock band Stage Dive, needs to clean up his image fast—at least for a little while. Having a good girl on his arm should do the job just fine. Mal doesn’t plan on this temporary fix becoming permanent, but he didn’t count on finding the one right girl.

    Anne Rollins never thought she’d ever meet the rock god who plastered her teenage bedroom walls—especially not under these circumstances. Anne has money problems. Big ones. But being paid to play the pretend girlfriend to a wild life-of-the-party drummer couldn’t end well. more

  • #4 Rock With Me (With Me In Seattle) - Kristen Proby

    Rock With Me (With Me In Seattle) - Kristen Proby

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    Front Man Leo Nash from the world-famous rock band, Nash, is the last person on earth Samantha Williams would trust. She's already learned about loving a celebrity the hard way and isn't signing up for another lesson. Every time Sam gives Leo attitude, he wants to knock that chip off her fragile little shoulder. What the hell did he ever do to her, anyway? He's not used to women treating him like he's poisonous, and he isn't about to let her run away every time he gets close. He's had enough of people running away to last him a lifetime...when this one runs, he gives chase. But, catching Sam isn't as hard as he thought. more

  • #5 Lead: A Stage Dive Novel - Kylie Scott

    Lead: A Stage Dive Novel - Kylie Scott

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    Stay up all night with the sexy rockers in Stage Dive, the epic New Adult series from New York Times bestselling author Kylie Scott, author of Lick and Play.

    Can rock n’ roll’s most notorious bad boy be tamed by love?

    As the lead singer of Stage Dive, Jimmy is used to getting whatever he wants, whenever he wants it—now he’s caught up in a life of hard partying and fast women. When a PR disaster serves as a wake-up call and lands him in rehab, he finds himself with Lena, a new assistant hired to keep him out of trouble. more

  • #6 Hot Ticket (The Sinners on Tour) - Olivia Cunning

    Hot Ticket (The Sinners on Tour) - Olivia Cunning

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    New York Times and USA Today Bestseller!

    "Cunning doesn't shy away from turning up the heat."—Just Erotic Romance Reviews

    Where's the Fine Line...
    Between darkness and desire
    Need and oblivion
    Pain and pleasure

    A man as talented as Sinner bass guitarist Jace Seymour needs a woman who can beat out his self-doubt...

    A woman as strong as Mistress V needs a man she can't always overpower...

    And in each other's tight embrace, an escape from harsh reality is always a welcome diversion... more

  • #7 The Rocker That Needs Me - Terri Anne Browning

    The Rocker That Needs Me - Terri Anne Browning

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    NEW COVER The Rocker Who Needs Me The Demon… I’ve been fighting my own demons for most of my life. The alcohol seems to numb the pain, but it never makes the nightmares go away. All I want in life is a little peace. When I met my angel it felt like I found it, but there is so much standing between us. Why does she have to be so young…? The Demon’s Angel… Meeting Drake was the best thing to ever happen to me. I found my friend, my soul mate. But he lets my age stand between us. There is something that haunts him, and I selfishly want to be the one that helps him conquer his ghosts. more

  • #8 The Mighty Storm (The Storm series Book 1) - Samantha Towle

    The Mighty Storm (The Storm series Book 1) - Samantha Towle

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    A rock-and-roll love triangle…a music journalist’s story of a lifetime…the bad boy front man who broke her heart.

    Tru Bennett was just fourteen years old when her best friend and first love, Jake Wethers, moved from England to America and left her brokenhearted. Now twelve years later, Jake is the world’s biggest rock star, lead singer of The Mighty Storm and every woman’s bad-boy fantasy. Every woman, that is, except Tru.

    A successful music journalist, Tru knows better than to mix business with pleasure. But then she receives the assignment of a lifetime: interview Jake before his band launches its highly anticipated world tour. more

  • #9 The Rocker That Holds Her (Volume 5) - Terri Anne Browning

    The Rocker That Holds Her (Volume 5) - Terri Anne Browning

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    I had big dreams of how I wanted my life. Becoming a rock star was all I wanted. It would solve so many of my problems. With the money that I would make I was going to take care of my mom, get her out of the hell hole we had been living in all my life. Having your dreams come true isn’t something that many people get to accomplish in life. I did, and I loved it. For about a minute… It’s funny how when you think you have everything you could possible every want, your dreams change. Mine did without my even realizing it. Then I opened my eyes and saw that everything I ever wanted was standing in front of me. From the first day I set eyes on Emmie she became a part of me. more

  • #10 Rock the Beat (Black Falcon) - Michelle A. Valentine

    Rock the Beat (Black Falcon) - Michelle A. Valentine

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    New York Times and USA Today Best-Selling Series Twenty-year-old Holly Pearson never dreamed that while working at her father’s motocross track she’d run into the walking, talking definition of trouble in a sexy, tattooed package—Trip Douglas, the man sent to evaluate the track for a possible investment opportunity. Holly makes no attempt to hide the fact she despises Trip, but she learns to be civil toward him when he offers to help her land the man of her dreams. Trip needs a break from the crazy rock-and-roll lifestyle he’s been living for the past few years. more

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