Sunday, February 23, 2014

Reviews: Irresistible Refrain (Tempest #1) & Enticing Interlude (Tempest #2) by Michelle Mankin

Irresistible Refrain (Tempest #1) by Michelle Mankin 

5 Rockin' Stars 

TITLE~ Irresistible Refrain (Tempest #1)
AUTHOR~ Michelle Mankin 
GENRE~ New Adult / Romance / Music
PUBLISHER/DATE PUB.~ October 2nd 2013 by Michelle Mankin
COST/PURCHASED~ $0.99 / Amazon

SYNOPSIS~ (From Goodreads)
     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. **

I bought this book while I was in a "Music/Rock Star/Country Star" reading marathon.
I'm really glad I purchased this one! It kept me captivated from the very start. I enjoyed how the story switched back and forth giving us a full view of past and present. Sometimes I think authors have trouble successfully doing this in a book without it becoming very confusing to the reader. Michelle Mankin did not have this problem! The book was very well written and the characters very well defined. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and look forward to the rest of the Tempest series!



 Enticing Interlude (Tempest #2) by Michelle Mankin 

5 Hot Rocker Stars!! 

TITLE~ Enticing Interlude (Tempest #2)
AUTHOR~  Michelle Mankin 
GENRE~ New Adult / Romance / Music
DATE PUB.~  February 2, 2014

SYNOPSIS~ (From Goodreads)
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?

        I was provided with an arc of this book for review. 
I love this sequel to Irresistible Refrain (Tempest, #1). The main characters stole my heart from the very beginning. I don't want to say too much specifically about the story line, because I don't want to post any spoilers. However, this book is awesome, well written, and I couldn't put it down. I honestly didn't want it to end! I'm very much looking forward to Tempest 3! Michelle Mankin knocked it out of the park again!


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