Consumed by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Posted November 18, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 2 Comments

I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Consumed by Cari Quinn & Taryn ElliottConsumed by Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott
Series: Lost in Oblivion #3.5
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing on August 4, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Pages: 253
Format: eARC
Source: Author
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Is it better to burn out or fade away…

Oblivion lead singer Simon Kagan is used to being in the spotlight for his model good looks and his voice, not because of the epic ending to Oblivion’s last show on their home turf in California. That unforgettable night rocked Oblivion in more ways than one, and now the journey back seems almost impossible.

The only bright spot is Margo. Margo, the one woman he’d been sure would never be more than a hot ride in the dark. Margo, who would never be his.

Except she is…for now. But taking one dream and trading it for another isn’t supposed to hurt this much.

As long as Margo never realizes the man she fell for no longer exists, maybe he won’t lose everything that matters due to just one all-consuming night.


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The last book had an explosive and scary ending. It also had drawn me to the seductive Simon Kagan, a talented manwhore who is now a one-woman man. He and Margo Reece had formed a somewhat tenuous relationship but now they’re forced to hang on to each other. Both of their lives now seem to hang in the balance.


One of the things I loved about this story was the introspective Simon. In the past, he was the carefree one who took his voice for granted. Now, with his health issues threatening to derail the band, Simon shows us his more serious side but never losing the essence of what makes him special and unique. I thought Margo would be the stabilizer so it was wonderful to see this role reversal.


Speaking of Margo, her insecurities borne from her background were much more subtle but deeply rooted. She and Simon, unwittingly, are a perfect fit. It was ironic that they first experienced that sexually and had to catch up in all other aspects. There’s quite a bit of that but, even more ironic, it was the manwhore demanding more intimacy. Their journey down that path was the most interesting part of the story.


I so love this series. Every time I think the authors have reached their maximum they stretch me further. Simon and Margo are fascinating and the story unpredictable. As much as I wasn’t crazy about the ending, it was perfect. Their next challenge is to endear Nick Crandall to me, which will not be easy. But, then, I never thought I’d ever be a Simon fan.


You need to get Lost in Oblivion.

About Cari Quinn

USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story—a bible parable—in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars. When she’s not scribbling furiously, she can usually be found watching men’s college basketball, playing her music way too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneous

About Taryn Elliott

TARYN ELLIOTT comes from the great state of New York—upstate, thank you very much. She’s usually busy making up stories with her best friend until the wee hours of the morning, or fangirling over her favorite TV show. She falls in love with each and every one of her leading men as she writes their book, and there’s always a soundtrack to match.
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2 responses to “Consumed by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

    • This series is pretty incredible. I’m not normally into stories featuring rock bands but I took a chance on these authors and now this series is an auto read. You will emotionally combust!