#4 Book Beginnings & Friday 56

I have found something to replace the old First Page Fridays since that has been discontinued, but I found something that’s basically and dare I say, just a tad bit better.

 So please join me in Freda’s Voice Friday 56friday-56

*Grab a book, any book.
*Turn to page 56 or 56% in your eReader
(If you have to improvise, that’s ok.)
*Find any sentence, (or few, just don’t spoil it)
*Post it.

bb-buttonAnd Rose City Readers Book Beginnings
Please join me every Friday to share the first sentence (or so) of the book you are reading, along with your initial thoughts about the sentence, impressions of the book, or anything else the opener inspires. Please remember to include the title of the book and the author’s name.

Without further ado…

savor-youKylie Wolfe and bassist Wyatt McCrae have been bad for each other for the last several years, but it’s impossible for them to end their toxic push and pull. Not when their attraction is constantly fueled by lust and proximity—she’s her older brother’s Lucas’s assistant and Wyatt is his best friend and band mate.

So when Your Toxic Sequel makes a move to record a new album in Nashville, Kylie decides to make the latest break with Wyatt official by getting the hell out of town. She’ll spend a week in New Orleans. A week to immerse herself in the Mardi Gras scene. One week to not think about the last time she was in New Orleans, seven years ago with Wyatt. Seven days where she won’t have to see Wyatt every day just to fall ridiculously in love with him all over again—where, if she wants to, she can have a normal, no-strings attached fling that won’t end in heartbreak.

Too bad Wyatt ruins everything by showing up, as gorgeous and demanding and awful for her as ever.

Wyatt refuses to let Kylie give up on him. Not without reminding her why they both fell so far and hard in the first place. Not without making her savor the good memories and what could be their last chance with each other.

First Page : “Kylie, he’s looking at you. Like he wants to peel your jeans off with his teeth. Like he—”

“Like he’s a stranger who”ll probably strangle me to death when we get back to his hotel room.”

Thoughts :  This is the first page after the prologue that was seven years in the past. Honestly, it was a pretty boring opening and the synopsis was why I got as far as I did. The sentence I shared was present day and Kylie is 26, it’s a few sentences in but I think it shows her character more than the prologue beginning, and it’s totally something I would say.

iBooks p. 56 : ‘Even my best friend assumes that when Wyatt McCrae shows up, the probability of me falling into bed with him as soon as he snaps his musical-note-tattooed-fingers is pretty damn high.’

Another passage that accurately sums up Kylie, if the push and pull of her relationship with Wyatt isn’t apparent by now, this sure shows it. I’m a little ways into the book now and this is a recurring theme, them falling together after falling apart. But so far it hasn’t become tedious or annoying yet.

Based off of what I’ve shared…


REVIEW: Rocked

RockedBook 1 in the NA rock star series, Lost in Oblivion

Love definitely wasn’t on the setlist.

Opening for their idols on their first tour, Oblivion is living the dream. Mostly. Frustrated at being shoved out of his mediator role by their new manager, Deacon McCoy loses himself in brutal workouts. He only comes up for air long enough to refuel—and to tease the deliciously cute chef who makes him crave a lot more than what she’s offering on her serving plate.

As the child of roadie parents, Harper Pruitt has heard every pickup line twice. To her, musicians are one step above the scraps on her cutting board. All she wants is to get enough experience to run her own catering company, but Deacon and his bottomless stomach are too tempting to resist. He’s far from the typical rock star and before long, she finds herself experimenting with him, inside and out of the kitchen. 

Apron – and panties – optional.

When Harper sees that Deacon’s dream band with his best friends may be turning into a nightmare, she can’t walk away. Deacon’s so much more than just a peacemaker and the man behind the bass. But she has her own dreams to chase…even if she’s starting to think what she’s building with him might be the biggest one of all.

Author: Taryn Elliot and Cari Quinn

Series: Lost in Oblivion #1

Published: April 9th 2014 by Rainbow Rage Publishing

Source: Goodreads


So I’ve put off this review because I want the time to do it justice. All I can say really is that it was so good. The characters, the story, the plot’s kind of so-so but I mean everything else is spot on, the chemistry and really the main reason I liked this book were the more than awesome secondary characters, Jazz, Grey, Simon, even the jackass Nick; they were all so well-developed and played such a key role in this first novel.

When I saw Cari Quinns name attached to this book I knew it would be good. She’s a new author to me and I’ve only read one other book by her, what I didn’t expect was Taryn Elliot to be so good. I’ve never read anything by her before and if this is the material she produces then she is now on my author list.