I received this book for free from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Twisted by Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott
Series: Lost in Oblivion #2
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing on December 2, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance
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He’s always saved her. Now she’s going to return the favor...
Gray Duffy never thought he’d end up as the co-lead guitarist of Oblivion, one of the hottest rock bands in the country. Even better? He's sharing the experience with his best friend, Jazz. Since the day she’d showed up as his family’s new foster kid, Gray has protected her. Loved her. And not just platonically either. After all these years of wanting her in his bed, he still doesn't know what it would be like to have her mouth on his.
Except for that one time. The time he’d shared her with Nick. The best worst night of his life.
Now they’re living their dream. They’re making music together and spending every waking moment trapped in tight quarters. With success at their fingertips, the time is right for him to finally make his move toward the woman he needs.
He just never figured he would lose control. Or that she would find out.
They’ve loved each other through everything. But what if this time love just isn’t enough?
Please don’t read this if you haven’t read the prequel!
A little background
Gray Duffy has loved Jazz Edwards from the moment she came into his life as his foster sister and she with him, too. Neither has ever let the other know this even though they acknowledge they care deeply for each other as foster siblings. They’ve just botched every opportunity to connect but now just might be the time for them to finally be on the same page.
Why I LOVED this story
What an incredible story! Poor Gray was understandably haunted by that wretched threesome he had to participate in with Jazz and Nick, him being more of the bystander. Using coke to cope might have provided temporary relief but it was a surefire path to destruction that could cost him both Jazz and Oblivion.
I was riveted from start to finish and the scenes between Jazz and Gray between the sheets incinerated the pages (do not read them in public!). You won’t find a more fierce love than what these two have for each other and I was swept up into it like everyone else around them. Yes, there was a lot of drama but I was counting on it and it contributed beautifully to their romance and story. Alternating between past and present (then and now) was a brilliant device that added layers to the characters with each chapter.
The bottom line
I waited impatiently for this book and nabbed it as soon as it was available. Gray and Jazz’s relationship may have had an unconventional beginning but their love and path to romance is pretty epic. It drained me emotionally, as I expected, and made Nick more likable, which was completely unexpected! Just perfect.
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