Series: Lost in Oblivion

Committed by Taryn Elliott & Cari Quinn

Posted November 9, 2016 by Jonetta in Book Review | | 0 Comments

Committed by Taryn Elliott & Cari QuinnCommitted Series: Lost in Oblivion #3.7
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing on October 15, 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 116
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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A Lost in Oblivion Outtake — Simon & Margo

All he wants is forever.

With the crash and burn of Simon Kagan's singing career, things have been a little off between him and Margo Reece. The passion is there—it's always there—but he wants to make sure she knows just how invested and committed he is to making her happy.

Even if that means breaking out a ring and convincing her to wear one.

Originally published in the Love Ever After boxed set in September, 2015

 

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It’s been five months and Simon Kagan is doing everything to heal his fractured vocal cords and generate income for the band in the meantime. He and Margo Reece are back in California, living together though they often feel like ships passing in the night as she’s just as busy with symphony and studio work. He’s ready to get committed; she’s fine with the way things stand.

 
I’ve come to adore this couple with whom I never thought I’d ever form a bond. Simon has shown such growth and maturity, pretty much astounding everyone around him. As different as these two are, they’re just about a perfect match. I loved the conflicts they faced in this story as they mirrored real life issues. Both of them evolved to another level, surprising given the hurdles they soared over in the last book.

 
It’s a short but angsty and fulfilling interlude with these two. The best part is it’s not over yet and I’m anxious about what’s next.


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 […]


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 […]


Taryn Elliott’s Journey into Co-writing plus a Giveaway

Taryn Elliott’s Journey into Co-writing plus a Giveaway

Posted May 13, 2014 by Jonetta in Author Guest Post | 8 Comments

My Journey into Co-Writing   Hi. I’m Taryn Elliott—the other half of the writing team that created the LOST IN OBLIVION series. Cari Quinn and I started this crazy journey because of a phone conversation. As with all things crazy, it was born in the middle of the night during one of our marathon phone chats. We started off as critique partners and headliners in the mutual admiration society that is our friendship. To quote Grey’s Anatomy (Back when it was good and I watched it. *wince* Sorry to any current fans.), she’s MY PERSON—and we’ve been completely happy in that space. We were talking out of our butts, as we do, about all the rock star books out there. We both love reading them, […]