Saturday, February 15, 2014

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Title: Enticing Interlude
 Series: Tempest Series # 2
 Genre ~ New Adult
Reviewer: Nicole
Rating: 4.5 Groupie Stars
To the talented vocalist Justin Jones, love is merely a game that he plays by his own rules.
But to Bridget Dubois, love and heartache are one and the same.
Broken too many times before, the delicate beauty keeps her emotions carefully concealed. Bridget has her own set of rigid rules when it comes to men. She prefers to avoid them altogether, especially dangerously seductive auburn haired emerald eyed players like Justin.
But the new lead singer of the rising rock band Tempest doesn’t like to be ignored. Justin is used to getting what he wants, and now he’s set his sights on Bridget.
Suddenly, it’s no longer a game.
What do you do when the one you can’t have turns out to be the one you can’t live without?
As the pressure builds, will it temper them or will it shatter them both like fragile crystal?
*Each book in the Tempest series focuses on a different band member so technically they could be read alone, BUT would be much more enjoyable if read in order because of character back stories & continuing story lines*
A portion of proceeds from this book go to Covenant House. They have a helping hand for single mother’s program that acknowledges that being a good mom is one of the toughest jobs in the world but also one of the most important. The program offers free on-site day care so moms can complete their education or hold down a job. 
"It would be so much easier with someone else to rely on.”—Bridget Duboi
I got up, tagged last night’s jeans from the floor, and hastily pulled them on.
I found the remaining pieces of her scattered clothing and threw them at her.
“Get dressed and get out.” Succinct and decisive.
I didn’t make the slightest attempt to soften my words.
Her lips thinned. “Turn around while I put them on.”
“Babe, I’ve already seen everything you got. And believe me when I say I’m not interested in having a do over.”
“F**k you,” she huffed.
I resisted the urge to remind her that she already had.
Several times.
This is the first book of Michelle Mankin's I have read. I own all of her other books but have not had the chance to read them, and I am now kicking my self for waiting so long to experience her writing. I loved this book. I am a huge fan of books having to do with Rockstars, rock bands, or music in general. I think what I liked about the book is that it focused more on the characters and their relationship and not on the fact that he was lead singer in Tempest. We still got glimpses into the band but that was not the main focus. The main focus were Justin and Bridget and their relationship.

Bridget is a single mother, I am too so could relate to her character a lot, and she has made a lot of bad choices in her past. She comes to Vancouver to run away from her past and those choices.  The only love she does have is for her son Carter. She is an amazing mother and is a lot stronger than she realizes. She has lost all trust in men and a relegation ship is the furthest think from her mind. That is until Justin Comes barging into her life.

Justin is the new lead singer of the rock band Tempest. He has a past filled with pain. He also hasn't made the best decisions in the past. The one constant in his life is his twin sister Avery. When we first meet him he has man whore tendencies. He has no intentions of settling down. That is until Bridget walks into his life.

There is instant attraction between the two, but there relationship isn't rushed. They take their time getting to know each other before all the HOT and Steamy sex. However there are many obstacles in the way of their HEA. The biggest one is Bridget herself. She has a hard time letting go of the past and moving on to her future. 

I read this book in one day. The flow of the story keeps you involved and you can't put the book down. I need to know if Justin and Bridget were going to find their happy ending. My favorite part of the relationship between Justin and Carter. He is awesome with him and Justin doesn't just fall for Bridget you can tell he really loves Carter too, SWOON!! We also get a glimpse into the next book at the end, and I can't wait to read War's book. I highly recommend this book and series!
MICHELLE MANKIN is the author of the Black Cat Records series of novels. Romance with subtext. For many years she worked in the insurance industry as an underwriter. Somehow, the boredom didn't kill her but the hour and hours of looking at facts and figures provided ample time for her mind to wander. Black Cat Records in Vancouver provides the central backdrop for all of Michelle’s current novels. Love Evolution, Love Revolution, and Love Resolution are a Brutal Strength centered trilogy, combining the plot underpinnings of Shakespeare with the drama, excitement, and indisputable sexiness of the rock 'n roll industry. Things take a bit of a darker, edgier, once upon a turn with the Tempest series. These pierced, tatted, and troubled Seattle rockers are young and on the cusp of making it big, but with serious obstacles to overcome that may prevent them from ever getting there. When Michelle is not prowling the streets of her Texas town listening to her rock music much too loud, she is putting her daydreams down on paper or traveling the world with her family and friends, sometimes for real, and sometimes just for pretend as she takes the children to school and back. 
Love Evolution 
Love Revolution 
Love Resolution
Irresistible Refrain.
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Irresistible Refrain - Tempest Series (Book #1)
Genre: New Adult
Two years ago everything changed for the remaining members of the Seattle rock band Tempest.
Two years is a long time.
Too long to keep on remembering.
Not nearly long enough to forget.
In trouble with nowhere else to go songstress Lace Lowell seeks refuge with the band during their stop in New York City. It's a risky move for her because they are both there, two impossibly good looking men whose lives are inseparably entwined with hers. One who bruised her heart and one who smashed it into pieces.
Warren “War” Jinkins, the mercurial lead singer of Tempest, has always had a thing for Lace. But then again so does his best friend and band mate.
Bryan “Bullet” Jackson, the sinfully handsome tat-sleeved lead guitarist, has a bad boy reputation befitting his nickname. For the past two years Bullet’s had a rule with the groupies: one time, never twice, leave ‘em satisfied, but always leave ‘em.
Two guys, one woman, and a host of dark secrets all together within the tight confines of a tour bus as the group travels cross country.
Can the past be forgotten and buried?
Will friendships prevail?
Or will the three of them succumb to seductive impulses too addictive to resist?
** Irresistible Refrain is a gritty rock and roll tale intended for mature readers seventeen and up. Contains sexual situations, strong language, and drug use. **

Brutal Strength series:

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Love Revolution:
Love Resolution:
"ultimate rocker pack" IR+ EI paperback with Black Cat Records tattoo, a BS and Tempest concert bracelet, and a Tempest lanyard with a piece of rocker jewelry and concert bracelet and GNR & other band stickers.
"grand groupie pack" IR+ EI paperback with Black Cat Records tattoo, a BS and Tempest concert bracelet, and a Tempest lanyard and an Aerosmith moto inspired black jacket with zip off sleeves & a Black Cat Records luggage tag.
An e-pack with both IR + EI

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