backstage with sex-crazed rockers. Filled with angst, laughs, and some
steam, Stevie J Cole’s Pandemic Sorrow Rocker sure to tickled your
Rock star. Womanizer. Addict. With endless nights of
parties and screaming fans, Jag can have anything he wants. And he wants
Roxy Slade, but Jag is the epitome of everything Roxy hates. His sexy
smiles and determined advances do little to shake her. And then she sees
a crack in his rock star armor, a broken past that she can’t help but
identify with. Is it enough to make her fall for this tortured rock
An addict and his high.
A girl and her shattered knight.
Could you fall for the bad boy you know will ultimately break you?
I’m Rush Wilder, bassist of
Pandemic Sorrow, which means I can practically have any woman I
want—except Jules. She’s off limits because she’s part of that industry
that owns my ass. And that’s fine, because I’m a rocker through and
through. Girls that will never have me for more than one night. Wild
parties. Tours. . .and Jules always in the back of my mind.
Sex was all I had. And she made me think maybe rock stars do need someone to love after all
defense mechanism. And for a long time all I was doing was existing.
thought Jag Steele was arrogant and entitled, the standard dick of a
rock star. Funny thing is, people aren’t always who you expect them to
be. Never in a million years would I have thought the night I meet Jag
would hold any significance, but it did.I found out that sometimes something that screams utter destruction might actually be your saving grace.
people may say our story was too screwed up to be a romance, but for
two broken people, we made the pieces fit together perfectly.
I read this series back to back so full disclosure, this review is going to be combined for all three books. I will say this, it’s been fun going on a ride with these guys and the entire time I kept thinking that I wanted a book for Stone. So when I got the release blitz info and saw that he was getting his own book, I might have squealed a little.
Jag is the first book in the series and it focuses on the lead singer of Pandemic Sorrow. He’s a know womanizer and has a serious drug problem, which he doesn’t own up to. Despite being in rehab once already. Let’s say this, his story isn’t pretty. Ultimately, Jag is broken and plays a persona to fit his rocker lifestyle that is expected of him but you can tell that he just wants to be loved and have something to love back. What I loved about this book is that his addiction is one of the biggest topics and Stevie holds nothing back. She really paints the picture of just how hard and overwhelming addiction can be and how it not only affects the person but those around them. When he meets, Roxy, he quickly discovers that he wants a normal relationship and he just wants to love. Roxy is perfect for him. She’s broken herself but she’s so strong and she doesn’t take any crap from him. He really has to face some difficult situations to figure everything out.
Rush is the second book in the series and it focuses on the bassist. If I thought Jag was brash, Rush is in his own dimension. He’s pretty filthy and I think he might be more of a womanizer than Jag. Yet he’s had his eye on Jules, the band’s assistant for years. While the two of them work out their feelings for each other, we get one dirty, filthy and crude Rush who pretty much will have sex with any woman. What I liked most about this book is the banter between Rush and Jules. She’s offended by him but at the same time she can’t help her attraction to him. They have a love/hate relationship that seriously had me laughing. I think Jules might be one of my favorite characters in this series. She’s so hard core yet sensitive at the same time. She sure puts up with a lot of crap from all the guys and they love to rile her up. All of that is just fun.
Roxy is the third book in the series and it focuses on Jag’s love. I’ll be upfront and honest with you. A lot of this book is re-telling her history with Jag but from her point of view. I will admit that I did skim over some of those parts but it is to no fault of the writing or even the story. I actually think the author did a great just of making sure to add in more emotions and feels with Roxy’s side so it didn’t turn out a complete retelling of what happened in Jag. What we do get is Roxy’s background and get a better idea of just how broken she is. Her story is raw, gritty and down right sad. From the first page, I was consumed with wanting to really get to know her and we are hit with some seriously messed up things that she endured as a child. I like that nothing was help back and it showed just how raw and emotional it is. Also, without giving away anything, the last 10% of the book really sheds light on how living with an addiction can be and I love that the author added it. It makes it more real.
Overall, I enjoyed reading this series. It was fun at times and emotionally raw a lot of times. It makes you think and it makes you feel. I enjoyed the band as a whole and have enjoyed getting each of their stories. I can’t wait to get my hand on Stone’s book!
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J. Cole lives deep in the woods of Alabama with her husband and two
precious daughters. She studied Epidemiology concentrating on cancer
research but has always had a passion for writing. Some of her stories
will strip you bare, some will give you nightmares, but the one thing
she can promise is that she will always give you stories that make you
feel.Raw. Gritty. Love.
Because sometimes characters need to be flawed.
P.S. Stevie’s greatest fear is the impending zombie apocalypse. Think
about it: swarming armies of decaying, oozing corpses stumbling around
with clicking teeth, trying to eat your face. Nothing about that is