Contemporary, Dark, Favorites, Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Remember You This Way (The Sound of Us #2) by C.R. Jane

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Synopsis:

Can you ever really start over? It’s the question that follows Ariana now that she’s reunited with the boys from the Sound of Us.

Haunted by the past and her hopefully soon to be ex-husband, Ari is dragged along as the band continues its world tour. Touring the world together…it’s what they all used to dream about. Sold out stadiums and screaming fans, it’s everything anyone would want.

But with broken hearts to mend, groupies to ignore, and someone who clearly wants Ariana to leave for good, is their dream more of a nightmare? Can Ariana discover her own song before it’s too late?


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That’s the thing about fear, it comes at you when you least expect it and all you can do is try to get through it to the other side.

MINOR SPOILERS THROUGHOUT:
Did I think it was possible for me to love this series more after the first book? No… but I was SOOOO wrong! This book was absolutely amazing and I could not get enough! I fell in love the characters more than I thought possible and their story just gripped my heart and wouldn’t let go!

The guys weren’t on a journey with me; they were my destination.

Arianna- Ari’s going through her issues, but she hasn’t given up which is something that I really admire. She fights tooth and nail for her guys and what she wants. I love her as a character so much and her inner strength is inspiring. I’m dying to know what happened five years ago that made her run away. I need answers!

The problem with reuniting, however, was that our pieces didn’t quite fit like they did before… and I didn’t know if they ever would again.

Jensen- Before reading this book, I didn’t really like Jensen because of how he treated Ari. While reading this though, I completely fell in love with him. Deep down, he is just a broken boy that feels responsible for everyone around him. He puts all this weight on his shoulders because he feels like he is supposed to make everyone happy. It breaks my heart and I am so happy that I got to know him better in this book.

In Ari, I found more than love, more than hope and peace. I found my home.”

Jesse- Jesse is SO sweet and kind and caring and I. LOVE. HIM. SO. MUCH. He is always there for Ari and is the first one to jump to her defense. When the guys came storming in at the beginning of this book, he automatically believed Ari and took her side. It warmed my heart and he is just so precious to me.

“We’re going to fix you, princess. Until you remember what having us love you feels like. Until you remember what it feels like to be safe and adored.”

Tanner- Tanner is always on that razor edge which is something that I love about his character. He is always ready to throw down and he’d fight the whole world for Ari if he had to. I am excited beyond words for his book!

Overall, I highly enjoyed this book and I could not encourage you to read it more. This story is about heartbreak and second chances and I went through so many different emotions while reading it. It will certainly stay in my heart for many years to come. I need the next book like I need air!


Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Remember Us This Way (The Sound of Us #1) by C.R. Jane

Contemporary, Dark, Favorites, Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Remember Us This Way (The Sound of Us #1) by C.R. Jane

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Synopsis:

They are idols to millions worldwide. I hear their names whispered in the hallways and blasted through the radio. Their faces are never far from the television screen, tormenting me with images of what I gave up.

To everyone else, they’re unattainable rockstars, the music gods who make up The Sound of Us. But to me? They’ll always be the boys I lost.

I broke all our hearts when I refused to follow them to L.A., convinced I would only bring them down. Years later, after I’ve succumbed to a monster, and my life has become something out of a nightmare, they are back.

I’m no longer the girl they left behind. But what if I’ve become the woman they can’t forget?


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And that sums it up; one decision changes lives. One act, one moment, alters the course of many. One decision certainly altered the course of my life.

SPOILERS THROUGHOUT:
I LOVED THIS BOOK! It grabbed me from the very first line and would not let go! I ate the story up and I didn’t want it to end! The book just flew by and was over before I knew it! I loved everything in it, from the characters, to the structure (then and now chapters), to the plot, to the romance, and everything in between! I just can’t get enough!

We’re best friends because we’re all broken in different ways… You being broken means that for once we’ve found someone that is like us.”

Arianna- I like Arianna as a character, but I need MORE. What made her choose not to go to L.A.? Why doesn’t she feel worthy of the guys? WHAT HAPPENED?! I need answers!!!!

Usually I avoided them like the plague, but junkies always gave in eventually. I was not the exception.

The Guys- Where can I get one? Hmm??? I love them all SO much and I know that their personalities have only barely been revealed. They all break and warm my heart in different ways and I just want more!!

“Pretty girl,” he whispers. “You think you don’t deserve to share yourself, your secrets. You think you burden people with your darkness. But you don’t. You’re not dark. You’re light. You’re warmth. You’re good. Fuck. Ari,” his voice broke, “you are so good.”

Gentry- I HATE HIM SO MUCH!! THERE ARE NO WORDS FOR THIS LEVEL OF HATE. ARIANNA SHOULD HAVE KILLED HIM AND HE NEEDS TO ROT IN HELL.

I’ve never made peace with letting them go. I never will.

I know this review was a little short, but I am so eager to jump into the next book that these were the only legible thoughts that I could write into words. A lot of my feelings towards this book are just me screaming… That cliffhanger has left me reeling and I need to the next book ASAP.


Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Remember You This Way (The Sound of Us #2) by C.R. Jane

Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #3) by C.M. Stunich

34808499

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Synopsis:

WARNING: This book ends with one girl finding her happily ever after with five handsome guys, opening the endless well of love in her heart to the rock band, Beauty in Lies. The pages herein contain graphic sex, lovemaking, quickies, romance, world travel, a little guy on guy action, admissions of love, rock ‘n’ roll music and genuine friendship. This book should only be read by those who’ve got a little moxie in their step.

“What would you do if you were in love five times over?”

Lilith Tempest Goode.
The one and only groupie for the rock band, Beauty in Lies. One woman on a world tour with her five rockstar soulmates.

She’s the moon and they, they are her stars. The whole world seems to shine a little brighter when they’re together, carrying them through Ireland, England, Japan, Australia…and back to the city of Seattle to start their real lives together.

Five guys. One girl with a lot of moxie and a boatload of spirit. That’s what it takes to make a fresh start.

If they can open the gilded cage of their grief, let it fly free on wings of hope, they’ll have a future together.

But real life is different than a rock ‘n’ roll tour.
They might’ve healed their souls, but can they mingle their hearts?
Seattle, Washington.
Six broken people on the mend.
One happily ever after.

MOXIE is a full-length new adult erotic rockstar read. This book is a MMMFMM romance/menage romance/reverse harem story with one lucky girl and her five lovers. But this is about more than sex. This is about love and heartache and fresh truths covering up old hurts. This book is about music and romance and unconventionality. Book one in the series is titled GROUPIE and book two is ROADIE. This is the final installment.


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The past isn’t something you run from; it’s something you walk slowly past, taking pictures, making memories. You learn from the bad times and treasure the good ones, but you leave that view firmly entrenched in the rearview mirror. All I want to see out the windshield is my future.”

I liked this final installment in the Rock-Hard Beautiful trilogy. While I did enjoy this installment, I feel this series has been dragged out too long. This was an okay book, I just feel like the story should have been over by now. It was… meh the whole way through it. The only reason I continued to read it was because I had already invested so much time in the series that it felt like a waste not to.


Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #1) by C.M. Stunich

4.5 🍁s ~ Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #2) by C.M. Stunich

Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #2) by C.M. Stunich

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WARNING: This book features one stronghearted young woman and her five rockstar lovers. All six of them are struggling to overcome their dark pasts while falling more deeply in love.
P.S. Nobody said she had to pick just one.
Turn the page only if you enjoy true love, raw grief, genuine human connection, rock ‘n’ roll, and books with unfiltered, unashamed sex.

“I’m in love with five bad boy rockstars. But is our love strong enough to overcome our tragedy?”

Lilith Goode is dating—and in love with—five gorgeous rockstars.
She shares her body, her heart, and her soul with each one of them.

Paxton is the leader, covered in tattoos, and cocky as hell.
Michael is the bad boy determined to change his ways.
Ransom is the scarred one, dark and beautiful.
Muse is the practical one, the enigma with a silver mohawk.
Copeland is the boy next door with a penchant for reading romance novels.

Together, these six twisted souls make up one beautiful whole.
But can one woman really love five different men?
What if they’re all tattooed, pierced, scarred, and broken?
And what if they all need her as much she needs them?

Their love is as unconventional as their music.
Rock ‘n’ roll, romance, redemption.
A story about finding beauty everywhere … even in a lie.

Roadie, Book #2 in the Rock-Hard Beautiful Trilogy
a New Adult Erotic Rocker Romance from International Bestselling Author C.M. Stunich

***ROADIE is a 90,000 word novel about strong emotions, difficult pasts, and vibrant love. It contains bad boy rockers, rock ‘n’ roll concerts, handcuffs, friendship, explicit sex scenes and forgiveness. This is a MMMFMM book with a STRONG focus on the woman (although there is some light M/M in here, too) aka a reverse harem novel (one woman, five guys). It has a happy ending, NO cliff-hanger, and is the second book in a trilogy.


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Lilith,” he says, and he sounds so boy next door, so apologetic, that I can hardly even believe he’s breaking up with me.
“I told you – I told you – that guys like Copeland Park were the most dangerous. The nice ones, the sweet ones, the ones that promise that everything will be okay with a single look. They’re the ones that fuck you over the hardest.”

SPOILERS THROUGHOUT:
I really liked this book. It was fast paced and I didn’t want to put it down. I enjoyed all of the different POVS and I thought they were all unique with distinctive qualities to them. I was really happy that this book started off right where Groupie ended and that the transfer from book one to book two was smooth and flowed well.

I like Lilith. I feel like she is a great balance for each of the boys and I think she compliments all of their different qualities really well. I like that she is always there for them, but she also allows them to take care of her in return. Even though not a lot of time has passed from where the series started, I feel like Lilith has grow tremendously and I feel like she has discovered who she was always meant to be.

I love the boys. They are all so different from each other it is shocking how they all fit together so perfectly. They each are what Lilith needs in different ways and I know that they will always be there to pick her up when she’s down. The boys all work together to be what Lilith needs and that is how I know that this relationship between them all will last.

I don’t know how I feel about the Paxton and Ransom relationship. I don’t really have a problem with it as long as it doesn’t negatively affect their relationship with Lilith. I do wish that C.M. Stunich would have given a little bit of warning in the synopsis though because I was a little blindsided by it. Though, I really should have seen it coming after the kissing and stuff between them in the last book.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. I am really interested in finding out what is going to happen next, especially with Lilith meeting Paxton’s family. I know that that isn’t going to go over well. I will definitely be continuing with the next book, Moxie.


Other Books in the Series:

5 🍁s ~ Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #1) by C.M. Stunich

3 🍁s ~ Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #3) by C.M. Stunich

Reverse Harem, Reviews, Romance

Groupie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #1) by C.M. Stunich

34023624

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Synopsis:

WARNING: This book has one girl and five bad boy rockstars. She owns them all–heart, body and soul.
Don’t read it unless you like to ugly cry…and also unless you like threesomes, foursomes…and moresomes.

“Can one of these five rockstars fill the hole in my heart? Or will I stay broken forever?”

Young, dumb, and broke.

That’s what started everything. With five dollars in her pocket, and everything she owns stuffed in the back of her car, Lilith Goode’s life is over. Done. Destroyed.

Ten words. One text. That’s what it took to change the whole world.

A crumpled concert ticket. A chance encounter. That’s what it takes to start all over again.

Five rockstars. One girl. Six dark hearts, six withered souls.
But can one broken person really put another back together again?
And is a cross-country tour the place to do it?

Groupie, Book #1 in the Rock-Hard Beautiful Trilogy
a New Adult Erotic Rocker Romance from International Bestselling Author C.M. Stunich

***GROUPIE is a 130,000 word novel about heartache, love, grief, and the beauty of sex. It contains rockstars, concerts, young love, deep hurt, broken pasts, group sex, one beautiful girl who falls in love with five guys and five guys who fall in love with one beautiful girl. This is a MMMFMM book with a STRONG focus on the woman (although the men aren’t scared of each other’s bodies) aka a reverse harem novel (one woman, five guys). It has a happy ending, NO cliff-hanger, and is the first book in a trilogy.


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When you see another lonely traveler walking the same sad, strange path you almost fell off before … it’s only right to see if you can guide them down a different road.”

MINOR SPOILERS THROUGHOUT:
I loved this book! It was fast paced and constantly had my attention. I made the mistake of starting it late at night so I ended up staying up until six o’clock in the morning because every time I tried to stop reading it, I couldn’t.

Lilith was great. I felt so bad for her throughout this book. She was so real to me because of all of the real issues she has had to go through in her life. I have read many books where a characters’ parents died but I can honestly say that Lilith’s grief felt real to me. I felt her pain through C.M. Stunich’s writing and that only made me connect to her more.

I loved all of the guys. Muse, Copeland, Paxton, Ransom, and Michael were all very different from each other and each of their POVS were unique. In reverse harem novels, it is very important for each of the male characters to be unique and different from each other because otherwise, the story falls flat. I could tell the difference in the boys’ personalities and their thought processes very easily which is sometimes hard for an author to do so I was impressed.

One thing that shocked me was the rivalry between Paxton and Ransom. Usually when it comes to reverse harem books, all of the boys are best friends or are at least friendly with one another. Seeing how much animosity there was between the two band mates was shocking to me and I felt like it provided something real to the story.

Overall, I really enjoyed this book. I loved all of the boys individually but as a group, they fit so well together that it is astounding. Whatever Lilith needs, they can provide. I loved how they all took care of her and were there for her in different ways. I love these characters and I want more of them. It was a great start to the story and I can’t wait to read the next book!


Other Books in the Series:

4.5 🍁s ~ Roadie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #2) by C.M. Stunich

3 🍁s ~ Moxie (Rock-Hard Beautiful #3) by C.M. Stunich