- R SAMPSON, AMAZON
Fast-paced and exciting, Rock Radio is a story that gives us a glimpse of the swinging disc jockey scene of the 1990's. For those who belong to this era, it is a nostalgic look at a time when satellite radio, iPods and mp3s were still unheard of. It is obviously a world that the author Lisa Wainland is very familiar with. Throughout most of the book, the reader gets to know the turbulence in Dana and Johnny's personal life as they continue to do their duties as popular disc jockeys in Florida. Behind the glittering facade are humans who have their share of trials and tribulations but the show must go on. This is the same with Cody, whose popularity cannot heal the childhood scars that have marred him for life. Coincidence plays a big role in this narrative and perhaps life is like that and in the end it is love that conquers all.
- MARIA BELTRAN, READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS
This book put me over the edge. Tons of twists and turns...I couldn't help but be glad this book didn't pass me by!
- HEATHER WAY, SEXYWAYS OF READING BOOK BLOG
I worked in radio in the 80's and 90's and author Lisa Wainland perfectly captures the feel and frenetic pace of that world. I especially liked the character Dana Drew, a gutsy DJ with big dreams who works her way up from small town radio to the big market of Miami. The backsory on love interest Cody was nicely woven into the story. And the listener who's in love with Dana and is stalking her kept me on the edge of my seat, turning pages to find out what happens. A fun read.
- DETE MESERVE, AWARD WINNING AUTHOR OF GOOD SAM
Wainland's writing is strongly reminiscent of Danielle Steele's.
- JAMI DEISE, CHICK LIT CENTRAL
Rock Radio gives you an inside view into what goes on behind the mic and on-air sign at a Florida radio station. The characters are well developed and each has a story in their own right. This is not your typical love story…This book was fun and sexy. There are characters you will plain love, love to hate and those that will get exactly what is coming to them. I believe that Ms. Wainland captured a great view of the lives of these main characters. If you are curious as to the life and world of a radio DJ, you will be satisfied when you are done reading Rock Radio!
- DARCEY PICKETT, BOOK MAMA BLOG
I love books with sexy rock bands and this one didn't disappoint. I loved the characters especially Cody, I wanted to hug him as a kid and make it all better. I thought the writer captured his pain perfectly (loved the detail in his background) and his passion for his band, love of his life and life itself. I enjoyed Dana's character too, she's a sweet girl with a awesome on air personality but wants to love and to be loved. Those two together are perfect. I enjoyed this story.
- NANEE McGEE, UP ALL NIGHT READ ALL DAY BOOK REVIEWS
Lisa Wainland has serious writing chops! Anyone that was a twenty-something in the 90s will understand the references, but you didn't have to live in South Florida or be a twenty-something in the 90's to enjoy the book. It lifts the veil on the competitive, sometimes dicey world of radio, and boy, is it a fun ride. Characters are fully developed, and plot has purpose-driving the characters towards conflict that can only be resolved through tough decisions. Oh, the fun that we, the readers get to have watching the train wreck. Get this book. You won't be disappointed.
- ALWAYS YELLIN, AMAZON
Rock Radio allows you to immerse yourself in the fast-paced world of radio in the 90s so thoroughly that you may have trouble emerging again! This is the kind of engrossing literature that makes you forget everything but the story. Don't start it right before bed, or you'll be staying up late! The characters are memorable, from the rock dj with the wandering eye to the stalker super-fan who pushes things too far. It had me hanging on until the very last page. Lisa Wainland is to be commended for her writing and I hope she follows it up with something else. It is richly descriptive and full of industry terms and little tricks that show you the inside of the radio business in the 90s when rock was king.
- REBECCA McLEOD, READERS' FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS
READERS' FAVORITE AWARD WINNING NOVEL
Dana Drew, the only female disc jockey at Miami rock station WORR, sounds like she has it all...cool career, sultry voice and lots of attitude. Behind the mic, it's a different story. When the guy who was supposed to be "the one" moves out, Dana's life goes into a tailspin. Relationships are the number one casualty of her dream job and this was the last straw. Dana's friend, married drive time DJ Jonny Rock has always been there for her, but lately his penchant for needy interns is pushing Dana away-and threatening his career.
Then Dana meets Cody Blue Smith, the ruggedly handsome lead singer of an up and coming new band. The connection between them is electric, but Cody harbors a dark secret that has prevented him from ever having a meaningful relationship. Dana is caught off guard by her feelings and tries to find a place in his crazy rock and roll life. Problem is, she's not alone. Dana is being watched, stalked by a listener who plans to make her his...by whatever means necessary.
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