Author: Cari Quinn

Oblivion Heaven! Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Posted August 30, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

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Oblivion Heaven! Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn ElliottBedded Bliss by Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott
Series: Found in Oblivion #1
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing on August 22, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 375
Format: eARC
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What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas...
until someone ends up married.
Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn't a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth?

 

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Michael Shawcross is the lead guitarist for the band Warning Sign and his personal life is getting too much notoriety. He’s no real bad boy but his freewheeling “love life” is causing trouble as he takes advantage of the groupie pool. That is until one night, during a performance in Las Vegas, he has a fiery, heart-grabbing connection with Chloe Adams. She’s a single mother of a 2-year old toddler and the ex-fiancée of Snake, Oblivion’s former troublesome drummer. What happens next doesn’t stay in Vegas!

 
These two on the surface don’t appear to be compatible at all but who knew Michael craved so desperately what Chloe brings to the party. She was on a rare getaway from her struggling-to-make-ends-meet world and son. It was just their time as this wasn’t the first time they’d met but neither could resist each other. While it seemed lust at first sight, these two had a true heart connection that took time to develop into a relationship of substance. And, Chloe’s son Axl just brought cuteness in every one of his scenes, even when it was a terrible twos tantrum.

 
Michael is somewhat of an acquired taste and it took a bit for me to warm up to him. But, in the end, he’s just irresistible. Chloe is just wonderful in her devotion and commitment to her son. Their opposites brought out the very best in each other. Be forewarned, though, that their interludes burn up the pages. I was worried about reading this before finishing the Lost in Oblivion series (I’ve two books to go) but it was not an issue. I enjoyed seeing members of that band making appearances here and loved everything about this wonderful story.

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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Consumed by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Consumed by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

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

    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 […]


I Was Slayed! Destroyed by Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn

I Was Slayed! Destroyed by Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn

Posted October 19, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

    I approached reading this book with a bit of apprehension as Simon Kagan is the manwhore of Oblivion, the rock band at the center of the series. How in the world do you transform someone like him, who makes no excuses for and loves his lifestyle, to someone even remotely interested in a committed relationship? With care and authenticity and that’s in abundance here.   Simon loves his fans, loves women and lives having sex with them. Until his random sexual encounter with Violin Girl, Margo Reece, none of his past exploits left any memorable impressions. Something about her cool, conservative nature was alluring and maybe because she didn’t want anything from him but sex made a big difference. Margo’s not a fangirl […]


Coming Home! Going Long by Cari Quinn

Coming Home! Going Long by Cari Quinn

Posted April 7, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Quick summary Wade Bennett is a famous country singer who’s struggling with his career identity. Feeling as if he’s lost his way, he uses the opportunity of a return home to gain focus. He hasn’t been home much since he graduated high school 12 years before, when his brother got the girl of his dreams, Charlene Martinez. She’s now divorced from his brother, Colt, and looking forward to seeing the one that really got away.   One more thing… Wade’s purpose in coming home is to help out his former, beloved football coach who’s just had a heart attack. He and his old teammates are reuniting to help run the coach’s ranch while he recuperates.   Elephant in the room Okay, getting involved with your […]


Gray & Jazz Part Deux! Untwisted by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Gray & Jazz Part Deux! Untwisted by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Posted March 12, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

Gray Duffy is out of rehab and is working hard to make up the time lost in the studio. Jazz is adjusting to her biological changes from her pregnancy and really is missing Gray as he works long hours. A surprise from her past completely uproots her as they also try to make wedding plans. Though it’s a short story it covers a lot of ground. Gray and Jazz’s issues are pretty realistic, especially as he deals with the realities of fighting addiction. But at the heart of it all, their relationship is pretty wonderful, grounded in history and mostly unwavering trust. I loved getting this little sliver of what’s next for these two. Short, complicated, sexy and sweet. I’m still crazy about Gray.


Gray is My New Favorite Color! Twisted by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Gray is My New Favorite Color! Twisted by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Posted January 5, 2015 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

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 […]


Get Ready for Deacon in Rocked by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn

Get Ready for Deacon in Rocked by Taryn Elliott and Cari Quinn

Posted October 3, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 2 Comments

Quick summary Deacon McCoy, bass guitarist for Oblivion, is adjusting to the loss of his role as de facto manager of the band and mediator by subjecting himself to strenuous exercise while they’re on tour. It’s paying off by him having a killer body and an appetite off the charts (pardon the pun). Harper Pruitt, a recent culinary school graduate, is part of the catering crew for the tour and finds in Deacon someone who appreciates her cooking skills and much more.   The issues Deacon is drawn to Harper like no other and that’s an understatement. She’s grown up around rock stars (her parents were roadies) and she has a jaded view of musicians. He’s dead serious and she’s not interested in going down […]


Now THIS is a Prequel! Seduced by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott

Now THIS is a Prequel! Seduced by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott

Posted September 16, 2014 by Jonetta in Book Review | 0 Comments

This is truly a series prequel that sets up each of the primary characters for their individual stories. It’s also a full-length novel that sets the “stage” for how the band came to be and all the dynamics that led to their current professional status.   Quick Summary The band is Oblivion and they live in a Los Angeles basement apartment beneath a laundromat. Nick Crandall is a guitarist, songwriter and the founder. Simon Kagan is the lead vocalist and a guitarist. Deacon McCoy is the bass guitarist and the de facto manager of the band. They’re in need of a replacement drummer now that Snake is in court-mandated rehab. Enter Jasmine (Jazz) Edwards who more than fits the bill but comes with baggage called […]