Thursday, October 6, 2016

Bedded Bliss by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered... until someone ends up married.

Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn't a sexy, smart-assed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth?

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

3.5 stars

This is a spin-off series and while you can get the gist of the other characters in context, it might be better to read the main series first, it’s not quite a standalone.

Michael (don’t call him Mike or Mikey) Shawcross is the lead guitarist for the up and coming band, Warning Signs. Lately, he's hitting the tabloids with his womanizing and drunken ways a little more than his stepmom (who's also his band manager) would like these days, but he just doesn't seem to be able to care. Playing a big show in Vegas with the band, Michael sees Chloe in the crowd. He knows of her but not well, she runs in the circle of the headlining band but she's enjoying his music and the attraction seems mutual. Hell, it's Vegas, what's a little more debauchery added to his exploits? Michael decides to go for it. Chloe is a single mom just trying to have some fun during her girls’ weekend. She goes to see her deceased boyfriend's band play in Vegas. She doesn't plan on hooking up with anyone, but the opening band's guitarist is really too much to ignore. How do you have a tryst in Vegas without ending up married? You don't! And Michael and Chloe are no exception.

Michael is actually thinking this Vegas marriage thing might be good for him and his career! He finds Chloe everything he wants in a woman. Her son, Axle, is not the hindrance he thought he would be, he actually likes having the kid around. Enjoying his instant family, can he convince Chloe that their marriage is a good thing? That it's not all just physical attraction between them and they can go the distance? Michael's father has different plans, not wanting any "gold digger" after his son's money, he unearths the truth about that fateful night in Vegas and things aren't what they appear.

I enjoyed the whole story very much, although it was light on the music/band aspect that I tend to enjoy in rock star novels. Based more around just Michael and Chloe's relationship and family time, it falls just a tad flat in the rock star category for me. I found it became quite a bit of domestic bliss for a few too many chapters and Michael kind of lost his "edge" for me. The ending was good and what I expected, and it was an entertaining solid 3.5 stars overall.

USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn likes music and men, so she figured why not write about both? When she's not writing, she's screaming at men's college basketball games on TV, playing her music too loud or causing trouble. Sometimes simultaneously.

USA Today bestselling author Taryn Elliott is obsessed with rock stars, men, and her unending playlists--maximizing these things seemed like a very good idea. When she's not writing, she's losing hours to hot men on TV, and/or a graphic design project. Multitasking is her middle name.

They decided to combine forces and found that hey...this writing deal is even more awesome when you collaborate with your best friend.

And so Lost in Oblivion was born.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion #1) by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott to read and review.

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