Sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll: At least, that’s how it goes when it comes to the life of a rockstar. If you are looking to live out your own rock ‘n’ roll dreams, look no further than these stunning rockstar romance books.
Immersed with explosive chemistry, unimaginable angst, and magnetic rock gods, these rockstar romances are bound to keep you up till all hours of the night, leaving you with an epic book hangover and a hankering for your very own modern-day rockstar love story.
Without further ado, here are the best rockstar romance books. Prepare to have your world rocked.
The Words by Ashley Jade
When straight A student Lennon Michael is tasked with tutoring the resident bad boy, she never expects to find a friend in the talented loner, yet alone something more. But between late night study sessions and magnetic band practices, Lennon falls for the misunderstood musician. That is until it all falls apart.
Four years later, Phoenix Walker is an international rock star and Lennon is struggling to make ends meet while caring for her dad. When she is offered a once-in-a-lifetime chance to join Sharp Edges on tour as Phoenix’s sober companion, she accepts despite her intense hatred towards the lead singer.
Hypnotizing, sexy, and unforgettable, The Words is a magnetizing second chance romance filled with memorable side characters, beautiful lyrics, and insane character arcs that will leave you desperate for more. As one of the best rockstar romance books, I suggest adding it to your shelf, especially if you love the enemies-to-lovers trope.
Drive by Kate Stewart
Stella has everything she has ever dreamed of: a flourishing career as a music journalist, amazing friends, and a life infused with music. But everything changes the day she gets a call that rocks her world and sends her on a collision course with the ghosts of her past.
With nothing but a rental car, a playlist, and the memories of the two men who irrevocably changed her life, Stella travels back to the beginning of their story as she drives toward the one who holds her heart.
Angsty, heavy, and unputdownable, Drive is a breathtaking and complicated romance that will take you on an emotional rollercoaster of ups and downs. As one of the best rockstar romance books on the market, I recommend adding it to your pile of unread books because this book deserves to be read as soon as possible.
Midnight Blue by LJ Shen
British rock god Alex Winslow is an addict stuck on lockdown after spiraling down a rabbit hole of self-destruction upon learning of his girlfriend and best friend’s betrayal. Set to go on tour, his agent hires a sobriety companion “babysitter” to help keep him from on the road to recovery while on the road.
Enter Indigo Bellamy. Indie needs this job and if that means dealing with Alex’s cantankerous ass, so be it. Nothing will dissuade Indie from a job that could be the key to helping her family. But that doesn’t mean it’ll be easy when it comes to the serial heartbreaker.
L.J. Shen is a master at crafting slow burn, enemies-to-lovers rockstar romances and Midnight Blue is a shining example. Indie and Alex’s story is one of healing, forgiveness and love. Trust me when I say it will make your heart race.
Lovely Madness by Jaine Diamond
Cary Clarke is an enigma. Following the death of his best friend and bandmate Gabe, the former rockstar walked away from his rising stardom and became a reclusive music producer with a need for perfection and an ear for success. Despite his success, the world sees him as nothing more than an eccentric workaholic shut-in who locks himself away in his house and refuses all social interactions. That is until Taylor Lawson enters the equation.
When Taylor meets up with the infamous rockstar turned recluse as a favor for his sister, she never expects to land a job as his assistant. And after his five-year-long self-imposed isolation, Taylor can tell that Cary is in desperate need of some human interaction. And who better to help him through his problems than the sassy and vivacious 29-year-old with pink locks and an eclectic music taste.
Heartbreaking, raw, and emotional, Lovely Madness is a gripping, beautifully written rockstar romance that will suck you in and keep you up well past your bedtime. As one of the best rockstar romance books on the market, I recommend adding it to your bookshelf and giving it a read. You won’t regret it.
Love to Hate Her by J. Saman and Julie Saman
The night 19-year-old Viola Starr broke up with her high school sweetheart and Wild Minds guitarist Gus Diamond, not only did she walk out of his life, she left everyone.
Seven years later, Viola is struggling to make ends meet when she gets an offer that seems too good to be true: a hundred and twenty-five grand for five months on the road as a nanny for a rockstar’s three-year-old daughter. The only catch? She will be working for her ex’s twin, Jasper Diamond, the elusive singer who wreaked havoc on her mind after divulging a monumental secret that changed everything.
Wonderfully written, insanely memorable, and exceptionally sexy, Love to Hate Her is a mesmerizingly beautiful emotional rollercoaster that will have you feeling a host of emotions. As one of the best enemies-to-lovers rockstar romance books, I recommend adding it to your must-read pile.
Halo by Ella Frank
When famous rock band NBD loses their frontman, the four rockstars are up to their ears in lackluster auditions. That is until Halo walks through their studio doors and delivers an out-of-this-world performance that secures him an instant spot as their lead singer.
But there is one little problem.
Lead guitarist Viper is the sexy-as-sin, bad boy of the group. But as the band’s harshest critic, few can impress the notoriously unimpressible guitar legend. So when he finds himself left speechless by Halo’s audition, he knows he is in trouble. Because the angelic-looking prodigy may be NBD’s salvation, but all signs point to him being Viper’s weakness.
Halo is an insanely sexy MM celebrity romance brimming with scorching chemistry, sensual lyrics, and hot rock gods. As one of the best rockstar romance books on the market, I recommend adding it to your bookshelf.
Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
Everyone knows of the legendary rock group Daisy Jones & the Six, but what no one knows is what led to their infamous breakup. Until now.
Breathtakingly raw, insanely entertaining, and beautifully unique, Daisy Jones & the Six is a wonderfully complex and intricate reimagining of a 1970’s rock group’s rise to fame followed by their infamous downfall.
Rooted in Los Angeles’ legendary ‘sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll’ scene, Taylor Jenkins Reid offers a fascinating glimpse into the inner workings of the music industry and bestows us with an unforgettable cast of characters that practically jump off the page. Though romance is not central to this story, its utterly unique tone and style will instantly capture your attention nonetheless.
Groupie by C.M. Stunich
Lilith Goode’s life takes a turn for the worst in the form of a text. With only five dollars and a crumpled up concert ticket to her name, she has nowhere to go. And with that in mind, she makes a split-second decision to head over to see the rock band. You can guess what happens after that.
Paxton, Ransom, Copeland, Muse, and Michael: The five members of ‘Beauty in Lies’ end up meeting Lilith on a chance encounter. Before they even realize what’s happening, Lilith joins them on the tour and, from there, the sky’s the limit.
Groupie was an interesting read. There were definitely some depressing moments weaved into the story, but they added to the development of the characters and made certain things more believable. Also, I was not ready for those first few chapters. I was not ready. It went from zero to a hundred in a matter of minutes.
Add Groupie to your TBR list if you want to devour one of the best reverse-harem rockstar romance books out there centered around an MMMFMM relationship, including some MM. And let me say, it is absolutely scorching. I was really rooting for a few relationships to form…
Reverse by Kate Stewart
When budding journalist Natalie Butler discovers a string of love letters between her father and Stella from thirty years earlier, her world is turned upside down. Drowning in questions and determined to learn more about her father’s past love, she tracks down Stella’s son Easton Crowne, a rockstar on the path to stardom. Together, the two embark on a journey that takes them back to the beginning.
Kate Stewart is a master at writing rockstar romances, and Reverse is no exception. Interwoven with music, emotion, passion, and love, Stewart outdid herself with this beautiful duet. Natalie and Easton’s tale is undoubtedly starcrossed in nature, so if you love angsty forbidden rockstar romance books, you are in for an unforgettable ride. I recommend you start with Stella, Reid, and Nate’s story in Drive if you have yet to read that masterpiece.
Play by Kylie Scott
Anne Rollins is having a day from hell. After returning home to find that her roommate has bailed and left without paying Anne the money she owed her, the 23-year-old knows that things will soon get tight.
To help take her mind off of everything, Anne’s neighbor invites her to an exclusive party at a friend’s place. There she meets Malcom Ericson, Stage Drive’s legendary drummer and her teenage crush.
Nothing could have ever prepared her for Mal, not his exuberant personality or unexplainable spontaneity. But with each sexy grin and hilarious shenanigan, Anne finds herself sucked deeper and deeper into Mal’s vortex.
Funny, sweet, and sexy-as-sin, Play is an entrancing fake dating, rockstar romance filled with witty banter, hilarious shenanigans, and crazy eyes that only surface for one blazin’ hot drummer.
The Story of Us by Lesley Jones
From the moment 12-year-old Georgia “George” Rae laid her eyes on the boy with the golden flecks in his eyes, she knew he was the one. And for the next five years, everything was perfect. That is until it wasn’t.
For Georgia, Sean would always be the boy who owned her heart. Not the rockstar who captured the hearts of millions and toured the world in a blaze of drugs, sex, and rock and roll glory. But all good things come to an end, and, in their case, it could only ever end in carnage.
When I say The Story of Us is angsty, I mean that quite literally. It’s practically angst-central. Who am I kidding? It is angst-central. If you happen to be a masochistic looking for a painful heart-shredding, look no further than this angst-ridden masterpiece. It is almost guaranteed to pulverize your insides and leave you gasping like a widemouthed blowfish. Enjoy.
Lilac by B.B. Reid
Braxton Fawn never expects her big break to come in the form of Bound, the world famous rock band that has stolen many hearts over the years. When they lose their lead guitarist, she’s given the chance of a lifetime, to join the ranks of the wildly popular rockstars as they ready for their fast-approaching world tour. Too bad her bandmates want nothing more than for her to fail.
If you’re obsessed with reverse harem romances with a rockstar twist, Lilac is the perfect addition to your TBR list.
Punk 57 by Penelope Douglas
Misha Lare and Ryen Trevarrow have been pen-pals since fifth grade for a school project when their teachers paired them together, mistakenly assuming they were the same gender. They have kept in touch ever since and have gone on to become best friends despite never meeting in person. That all changes in high school when Misha suddenly goes radio silent.
Unbeknownst to Ryen, she met Misha a few weeks back at a fundraising scavenger hunt for his band. Completely different from the girl he knows from the letters, Misha is shocked and disgusted by this stranger.
When new boy Masen Laurent “Misha” shows up in one of Ryen’s classes and stands up for a boy who’s being bullied by one of Ryen’s friends, she’s intrigued. That is, until she finds herself at the receiving end of his anger and blatant disapproval. Confused as to why his opinions matter so much to her, she finds herself taking the bait and adding fuel to the fire.
If you’re in the mood for a friends-to-enemies-to-lovers rockstar romance book where the guy pretends to be someone else, you’ll love Punk 57.
Rifts and Refrains by Devney Perry
At eighteen, Quinn Montgomery left everything behind to pursue a career in music. But when tragedy strikes, Hush Note’s legendary drummer is forced to return home. And nothing could have ever prepared her for seeing her first love again after nine years of radio silence.
Beautiful, heartbreaking, and raw, Rifts and Refrains is a captivating rockstar romance that will tug at your heartstrings and stay on your mind for days on end.
Cherry Beats by Vicki James
From the moment 11-year-old Tessa Lisbon laid her eyes on 15-year-old drummer Presley West, she fell hard. When her longtime crush offers her a night of pure, unadulterated fun the day before he leaves to chase his dreams, Tessa takes it and lives out her teenage fantasy.
Everything would have been perfect if not for that pesky organ inside Tessa’s chest. Lovesick and heartbroken, Tessa knows that they could never work out. Not with Presley’s rising stardom and blossoming music career. But that all changes when he returns home.
Sexy, exciting, and fun, Cherry Beats is a slow-burn rockstar romance perfect for anyone who prefers the drummers and wants to see the grittier side of the rockstar life.
Managed by Kristen Callihan
In a stroke of luck, Sophie Darling lands herself a seat in first class next to one of the most striking guys she’s ever seen. Unfortunately for her, Gabriel Scott sees her as nothing more than a pest who’s invading his space. But when Sophie learns of Gabriel’s aversion to flying, she manages to take his mind off that little tidbit in the funniest of ways. All too quickly, the plane lands, marking what should be the end of Sophie and Gabriel’s short, yet memorable friendship. However, fate has other plans.
Witty, steamy and funny-as-hell, Managed is an enchanting read perfect for anyone in the mood for a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance between a broody hero and a hilarious heroine who level each other out perfectly. One thing to note is that the hero and heroine are not rockstars. Rather, Gabriel is the manager of the band. But if you love rockstar romances, I recommend reading the entire VIP series.
Fractured Hearts by L.M. Dalgleish
Three years ago, a tragic accident left Lexi Daniels’ life in tatters, and her heart shattered beyond repair. Beyond her budding photography career, Lexi has remained stuck in the past. That is until she gets the chance of a lifetime to go on tour with the world-famous band Fractured as their official tour photographer. Despite her initial reservations, Lexi soon finds herself accepting the job after meeting with Connor Byrne, the band’s charismatic lead singer.
What starts as an innocent attraction ignites when they agree to one night together. If only one night would be enough.
Beautifully written, emotionally-charged, and wonderfully complex, Fractured Hearts is an entertaining, slow-burn rockstar romance imbued with steam and sexual tension.
Taut Strings by Gabrielle Sands
At twenty-one, Adeline’s learned that dreams are dainty things that are easily shattered. A rejection from Juilliard sent her spiraling, unable to touch her guitar for months. The next curveball turned her into the de facto caregiver to her younger sister at only nineteen.
Two years later and Adeline’s still working tirelessly to send her sister off to college. Her only reprieve comes from her jam seshes with her band. It’s at her latest gig when fate sends another curveball in the form of Bleeding Moonlight, the famous rock band that recently lost their guitarist to an overdose.
Desperate for a temporary replacement that can help them record their last album, they make her an offer she can’t refuse. But all good things come to an end. Right?
Whether you’re in the mood for a rockstar romance books or reverse harems, you’re in luck because you’re about to get the best of both worlds with Gabrielle Sand’s debut Taut Strings. Filled with enough passion, angst, steam, and drama to keep anyone entranced for hours on end, expect an epic book hangover with this beautiful gem.