Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Buy New
$9.95
Qty:1
FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books.
In Stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
Rise: a ROCK SOLID romanc... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Rise: a ROCK SOLID romance (Volume 1) Paperback – January 14, 2015

4.7 out of 5 stars 47 customer reviews

See all 4 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Price
New from Used from
Kindle
"Please retry"
Paperback
"Please retry"
$9.95
$9.84 $19.25

Best Books of the Month
See the Best Books of the Month
Want to know our Editors' picks for the best books of the month? Browse Best Books of the Month, featuring our favorite new books in more than a dozen categories.
$9.95 FREE Shipping on orders with at least $25 of books. In Stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.
click to open popover


Editorial Reviews

About the Author

New Zealander Karina Bliss's debut, Mr Imperfect, won a Romantic Book of the Year award in Australia, and her most recent release, A Prior Engagement, was a Desert Island Keeper at likesbooks.com. Her 100,000 word single title romance, RISE, continues the story of Zander Freedman, who first appeared as a villain in Karina's bestselling title, What the Librarian Did – a book that made DearAuthor’s Best of the Year list in 2010. Two of Karina's books have also featured in Sizzling Book Chats at SmartBitchesTrashyBooks. Find out more at www.karinabliss.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/KarinaBlissAuthor Twitter @BlissKarina Email: karina@karinabliss.com
If you buy a new print edition of this book (or purchased one in the past), you can buy the Kindle edition for only $1.99 (Save 50%). Print edition purchase must be sold by Amazon. Learn more.
For thousands of qualifying books, your past, present, and future print-edition purchases now lets you buy the Kindle edition for $2.99 or less. (Textbooks available for $9.99 or less.)
  • Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
  • Look for the Kindle MatchBook icon on print and Kindle book detail pages of qualifying books. You can also see more Kindle MatchBook titles here or look up all of your Kindle MatchBook titles here.
  • Read the Kindle edition on any Kindle device or with a free Kindle Reading App.
  • Print edition must be purchased new and sold by Amazon.com.
  • Gifting of the Kindle edition at the Kindle MatchBook price is not available.
Learn more about Kindle MatchBook.


New York Times best sellers
Browse the New York Times best sellers in popular categories like Fiction, Nonfiction, Picture Books and more. See more

Product Details

  • Series: a ROCK SOLID romance
  • Paperback: 338 pages
  • Publisher: Karina Bliss; 1.1 edition (January 14, 2015)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0994116519
  • ISBN-13: 978-0994116512
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (47 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,184,814 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Customer Reviews

Top Customer Reviews

Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Have you ever came across a rock star romance that isn't filled with insta-lust, sex, booze, groupies, profanity and OTT drama? A hero that doesn't walk with a perpetual hard-on and a heroine who isn't always wet.

I think might just found the my favorite rock star in Rise.

Zander Freedman, a vet rock star, who is pushing 40, trying to resurrect his band reputation while battling with his ailing health condition. With his tour and endless promo, he even decided to have a memoir written to capture his life work.

"When I was a choirboy I thought I'd be a priest, but it was less of a spiritual calling than imagining myself in the pulpit with a captive audience. Rock filled the same criteria and celibacy wasn't a requirement."

What make Zander such a different from other younger rock star is that he had been there, done that, he is no longer the stereotypical testosterone-fuel-sex-God-knocked-up-with-coke, which usually portrayed in such genre.

Elizabeth Winston is a rare gem as well. A 36 year old, book-smart heroine, is not only intelligent, witty, rational and professional, she always had a warm and giving heart. She also had a healthy dose of cynicism in life that make her want to distance herself from Zander. She successfully avoided the cliche insta-lust with the rock star.

Against her better judgement, Elizabeth took up the job as Zander's biographer and through practically living together, she started to understand the complex man behind his rock God persona.

'How many people do you need to love you?
A stadium feels about right.'

Zander did a lot of things that he is ashamed of to be who he is today. He never think he is someone redeemable and giving up hope that he will one day deserve his own happiness.
Read more ›
Comment 6 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I loved everything about this book, the characters, the plot, the writing - everything! Zander is a true to life hero, or as true to life as a rock star can be. I thought Ms Bliss captured the life very well, the craziness, the long hours, the energy.

The hero and heroine were both outstanding and Zander was a nice change from the totally alpha guys most romances have. Elizabeth was - OMG! - sensible, took no crap and, in her own way, sunny-natured.

Highly recommend this book, especially if you are a devotee of What The Librarian Did.
Comment 4 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
You know what tells you when a book is great? When you start watching the percentage count along the base of your Kindle and cursing because you're up past 80%...83%...87%. Damn - this good thing is going to end soon! I've been totally taken over by this story, these people. I think Karina Bliss has just about achieved the impossible - made me love a self-centred, boastful, thoughtless rock-star - and made me really believe the vicar's daughter really is the right woman for him. Can't wait to re-read it and try and work out how she did it.
Comment 3 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
I have not even finished the book and here I am writing a review. I love this book. It is everything a romance novel should be. Mature, realistic, well developed characters non of that rock star virgin coupling that totally annoys me.

This book was magnificent and I loved it. I know I am gushing but I loved it. The witty intelligent banter between Zander and Elizabeth. The maturity of both characters was refereshing after reading so many young adult novels where the idiocy of youth drives me nuts.

If you have been reading romance for many years and feel there is nothing more out there and the quality of romance has fallen then this is the book that will give you hope that there are still a few good authors out there.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
This book was recommended to me by a friend. I thought it was fantastic. I usually love books with lots of angst in them but in this case the book was great as is. I loved the main characters, especially Elizabeth, who was compassionate and a real Kiwi ( humble). Can't wait for the next one in the series.
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
Started a Rock Solid Romance this morning and finished it this afternoon. Strong complex lead characters, hot romance scenes and a great ending. Nalini Singh recommended this book. I am so glad I bought it. Enjoy!
Comment 2 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse
By Farrah on January 29, 2015
Format: Kindle Edition
A hot, emotional, and sweet romance, Rise was an excellent read. I was wary going into it, hoping it wouldn't be a cliche rockstar romance but it turned out to be a book with realistic emotion and raw romance. I really enjoyed it.

Elizabeth was a great heroine. Calm, cool, and collected, there was very little that could ruffle her. Other than the fear of letting herself be vulnerable to someone who would very possibly break her heart. But, in the end, her determination allowed her to overcome even that. I really liked her character.

Zander was an interesting personality. He was magnetic, forceful, charming, and could get just about anyone to dance to his tune with just his smile and a few well placed words. But, he was also determined and wanted nothing more than to prove himself to the world. And, he could be surprisingly sweet as well, particularly with Elizabeth. I thought he was a great character.

The romance built up slowly. It went from attraction to Elizabeth and Zander gaining respect for each other to them falling in love (though they refused to admit it at first). They were sweet together, both influencing the other for the better. And they definitely had chemistry that sizzled.

The plot moved steadily, keeping me engaged from the start. There were a few slow parts, but it wasn't a major problem. I enjoyed the story and the ending was great. I look forward to reading the next books in the series.

Rise was a fantastic romance that I really liked it. It had interesting characters, an intense romance, and an enjoyable story. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Comment 5 people found this helpful. Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Report abuse

Most Recent Customer Reviews

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Rise: a ROCK SOLID romance (Volume 1)
Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway
This item: Rise: a ROCK SOLID romance (Volume 1)

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?