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Love Resolution (Brutal Strength #3)

4.10  ·  Rating Details  ·  322 Ratings  ·  43 Reviews
To forgive or not to forgive…
There’s a storm brewing at Black Cat Records and lead singer Marcus Anthony and guitarist Avery Jones are at the center of it.
Brutal Strength is leaving Vancouver and heading out on a big stadium tour with the reprobate rockers from Tempest as their opening act.
Avery is forced to deal with a troubling figure from her past while being pursued by
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Published April 16th 2013 by Michelle Mankin (first published April 13th 2013)
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Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
This review was originally posted on (un)Conventional Bookviews I was so happy when I realized that Love Resolution was going to be a second story featuring Avery and Marcus, as I really fell for both of them in Love Evolution. Of course, there was trouble in paradise, especially because Marcus started being nervous about the tour, the press and how Avery would be able to deal with things. However, instead of sharing his fears with her, he pushed her away, and then became jealous when he saw he ...more
Lily (Night Owl Book Cafe)
3.5 Solid Stars! Review on my blog -

A thrilling and emotional ride that had me on the edge till the very end!

Love Resolution is the third book in Black Car Records series by Michelle Mankin, and she lets this one go out with a blast. A riveting emotional read, filled with heart stopping moments, hot explosive attraction, steamy scenes and of course toppled with a dash of angst.

Readers who love books based on Rockers and Rock Stars will most likely enjoy t
Kim Person
Jun 02, 2013 Kim Person rated it it was amazing
Love Resolution by Michelle Mankin is the third book in the Black Cat Records series and a return to the ever so awesome couple Avery & Marcus ~ Now this rocker chick freaking LOVED the book~ I beta read this one, I purchased it in e-book & paperback and I'm reviewing it for Michelle's blog tour!

Avery & Marcus are getting ready to hit the road for Brutal Strength's tour ~ just when we pick up on this ever so perfect couple's life a blast from Avery's past enters her life and shakes u
Mandy (I read Indie) Anderson
From the moment I first read LOVE EVOLUTION I have been in love with Michelle Mankin and her writing. Two more books later and I still love and crave her stories. They are so fabulous and so real and so freakin awesome. You actually feel like you are right there in her books…hanging out with Brutal Strength. Man, wouldn't that be something?

Marcus, Marcus, Marcus! Sweetie, what are you thinking? Well apparently, after all the crap you put Avery through, you weren't thinking. Like not at all. You
Apr 15, 2013 Holly rated it really liked it

*I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review*

I don’t even know where to start with how much I love Michelle Mankin’s Black Cat records series! Love Resolution is book #3 and so far I think this one is my favorite, Brutal Strength is hitting the road going on tour and the #1 question on Marcus’s mind is can his and Avery’s relationship withstand the stress of being on the road? He knows there’s A LOT of his old demons he’s going to encounter, some of which he may or may not succumb to (whi
Lisa Kane
Apr 13, 2013 Lisa Kane rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars
The third and final novel in Mankin’s Black Cat records series is her finest one yet, in my opinion. Let me first say that I was one of her Beta readers on this novel. If anything, that serves to make me more critical of her work. Avery Jones and Marcus Anthony have survived more things in their short time together than most couples do after many years. When Avery first joined Marcus’ band Brutal Strength he had just finished a stint at rehab. Marcus was no stranger to partying. When th
Apr 02, 2013 Wendy rated it it was amazing
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How blessed can a gal be? I am so excited that I got chosen as an advanced reader for this book!

Here's the scoop. I got this ARC in my inbox on 4/1 in the afternoon. I had it finished by 1am on 4/2. Yep, it was a definite "can't put it down" kinda book.

Being a part of a rock n roll band seems all glamour and fame. The band members are on the road and life is different when they are at home. New stresses and a LOT more time in the spotlight put Marcus and Avery's relationship to the test in a raw
Brandee Price
Nov 13, 2015 Brandee Price rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Oh, the feels, y'all!! Love Resolution was incredible! Inspired by Shakespeare's The Tempest, I once again impressed with Mankin's modern adaptation. We're back to following Avery and Marcus - watching the ups and downs a rock star relationship would experience. Mankin turns up the angst in this installment where not only does Avery have to deal with the bumps in the raod where she and Marcus are concerned, but also the feelings brought about when her estranged father returns. I really related t ...more
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books)
You can't define yourself by your flaws...
This series just keeps getting better, Marcus & Avery are my favorite couple and I was thrilled that they got another book. It was written beautifully. I felt their pain, their love, and their passion. One of the reasons I'm drawn to this couple is because of their song writing talent. I really enjoy it when they make music together and the author shares the lyrics of their emotional songs. The song, Shelter, brought tears to my eyes. I am getting mo
Michelle Warren
Apr 01, 2013 Michelle Warren rated it it was amazing
Wow! Wow! Wow!!! Totally blown away by this book. One of my favorite reads this year!! Sweet, sexy, hot, and lots of great drama! Full review to come.
Apr 13, 2013 D marked it as to-read
Raised the roof and rocked the house!!!

This ain’t no one hit wonder. We’re talking multi platinum, red carpet, glam walking smash hit! Michelle Mankin rocked Love Resolution.

Here’s the thing about books that are part of a series—the story gets diluted or loses some of its verve and power. There often will be too many tangents to the story or too many characters to remember; so not the case with book #3 in the Black Cat Records Series.
Mankin has developed a story with characters carefully and th
Jun 02, 2013 Ellen rated it really liked it
Book 3 in the Black Cat Records series follows rockers Marcus and Avery as the band Brutal Strength gets ready to go out on tour. If you are looking for an entertaining rocker story, this book is for you. Mankin builds lots of chemistry between the two main characters and I actually really enjoyed the second half of this story as the tension and angst between Marcus and Avery builds to a very satisfying conclusion.

There are several interwoven story lines in Book #3 and I really enjoyed the prese
Jun 04, 2013 Andrea rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-in-2013
Rock 'n Roll can break your heart.

So... Avery and Marcus have come a looooong way since the first book in the Black Cat Records series, Love Evolution. And it has been a true whirlwind. A match that started out under very misleading and awkward circumstances, somehow Avery and Marcus managed to get through all the nonsense, and are a phenomenal rock star couple. When the real world of touring, photo shoots and media crashes into their everyday life, Marcus and Avery will be forced to find out i
Hazeline Paddock-Ng
Apr 14, 2013 Hazeline Paddock-Ng rated it it was amazing
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I was very honored to be given the opportunity to proof read this amazing book. U think the 1st 2 books were awesome? Wait till you read this one. Michelle's writing just gets better with every book she writes. She blows me away. Her writing is flawless. Every sentences flows perfectly to the next. I like how she get straight to the point, no lengthy draggy repetitions. Without giving away too much about the storyline, this book's focus is on Marcus and Avery which I was hoping. With all romance ...more
Cherie Phillips
Apr 25, 2013 Cherie Phillips rated it really liked it
I really have liked this series so far and up until now I have loved Avery and Marcus together but this last book if I'm sorry to say if I was Avery, I would have dumped Marcus's ass. So sufice to say there is lots of drama unfolding in this one, even though it's not said Marcus seems to be jelous of Avery's rise to fame with the band taking a bit of a back seat to her talent and this sets off all sorts of arguments and irrational behavour. I did really like Brian and it looks like the next book ...more
Jackie  Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd
Apr 29, 2013 Jackie Kluyts - Kiwibooknerd rated it really liked it
I totally loved the 3rd book in this series!!! I fell in love with Marcus and Avery in the first book, so I was super happy that this book was about them.....

The book was a bit like being on a emotional roller coaster as it was up and then down then finally up emotions were all over the place... But like all roller coasters, I totally loved the ride!!!

Looking so forward to Bullet's story next and then hopefully Justin's at some point....

Great Read

May 26, 2015 Donna rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, this book took me on a rollercoaster ride, up, down, left, right and upside down!! Marcus is still fighting with his demons and Avery is catching the attention of many a man, which isn’t helping Marcus in the least. One bad performance starts a domino effect that had me on the edge of my seat cringing. Plus, this author is such a tease! She strokes the flames of desire, brings you right to the edge and then…..leaves ya hanging. Although I do believe this is the first book that gives the rea ...more
Apr 26, 2013 Dena rated it it was amazing
I love books that stir by emotions from laughing to know you understand the characters and this is a great ending to Avery and Marcus life. Yeah to Michelle in writing a great book and ITS Fabulous!!!!
Apr 19, 2013 Tracy rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Everyone
Recommended to Tracy by: Maryse blog
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OMG! The book was awesome! The twisted and turns for the character and story line were great. I wait to see what happens next to everyone in the book.
Apr 28, 2013 Kelly rated it really liked it
4 1/2 stars my favorite of the series
Apr 22, 2013 Samantha rated it it was amazing
LOVED IT!!!!!! Can't wait for more.
Julie (Books and Insomnia)
Aug 14, 2014 Julie (Books and Insomnia) rated it really liked it
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A great conclusion to a great trilogy. Michelle Mankin really rocked it with Love Resolution. I couldn't put it down!

Our rocker couple, Avery and Marcus, from Love Revolution continues their story in this book. And boy, what a story it was! It was beautiful and frustrating and intense and swoony. There were the things that we loved about Avery and Marcus and more. New characters, new conflicts, new music!

What I liked the most about Avery and Marcu
Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
HOLY BRUTAL STRENGTH! That is what first comes to my mind because Michelle Mankin you blew my world with this book! Holy freeze balls because I was like on a literal roller coaster ride and I had my moments where I was like oh man these two are not going to make it because lord have mercy love can make you act funny and do funny things that you would not normally do.

Marcus and Avery are making as a couple. The band is getting ready to go on tour and things are going good. Brutal Strength has an
Autumn Review
Jun 08, 2013 Autumn Review rated it really liked it
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3.5 stars
Within the past few months I've read a few different series that started off a bit bland for me. But, I made commitments to read multiple books in the series, so I continued on and in the end was pleasantly surprised. Well, I'm in a similar situation with this series. I had purchased the first two books ages ago it seems, but I don't always get time to read books I purchase. So, when the tour came up, I thought it would be a perfect opportunity for me to get caught up on the series.

I w
Jessica (Lovin' Los Libros)
Although this book is the third in the Black Cat Records series, it can be read as a stand alone. However, I found myself wishing I had read the previous two books first, because I felt I missed a lot of character development and background information about the band. The writing did feel a bit juvenile at times and I didn't get the depth I usually like to have in a book, but it was still a pleasant read.

I really enjoy reading about musicians and going out on the road to do a tour. There's somet
Ashley Williams
Jun 03, 2013 Ashley Williams rated it liked it
3.25 Tentative Stars! Love Resolution was a fantastically emotional book! I was told it could be read as a standalone novel, so that's what I did. I DO NOT recommend that. I was confused and lost for some of the book. I had no clue who was what, or what everyone looked like. I had no clue until 3/4 of the book how Avery got into the band.. etc. I think I could easily raise the star count if I read the first two books then this one. Mankin is a wonderful writer, I love the duel povs, and the plot ...more
Rating Clarification: 3.5 / 5

See more of my reviews @ Moosubi Reviews!

Note: Though LOVE RESOLUTION is the third book in the BLACK CATS RECORDS series, I read the book as a standalone. The book can be read as a standalone, though, as always, if you have time I’d also suggest reading the first two books for more background information and stories (:

Alongside with parallel worlds, dreams, and “issue” books, music is one of the sub-topics I absolutely love to explore in stories. Being a self-proclai
Shaina Salisbury-abbs
May 01, 2013 Shaina Salisbury-abbs rated it it was amazing
Taking a title from Avery's favorite band I boldly answer this question with a YES YES YES YES YES!!!! This was by far my favorite book of the series, it delved so far into the emotional, the soul and the spirit of each of the characters. Even so far as to touch on the more minor characters. We find Marcus struggling to keep himself in check, we find Avery fighting the battle between her past and her present we have Justin back in the picture finally healthy and wanting to survive. JR and Sam ke ...more
Kimberly Schaaf
So, no joke....the book was epic. Michelle, you have truly outdone yourself. As with your other books in the Black Cat series, here I am, at almost 1AM, writing my review.

Avery and Marcus....GOSH, did I miss them. I didn't realize just how much until I started this one. Don't get me wrong, loved Sam and Sarah, JR and Chris in Love Revolution....but Avery and Marcus are something special. Characters that literally leap off of the page and put themselves somewhere in your soul. Michell writes the
Apr 20, 2013 Jamie rated it it was amazing
Oh, Michelle! You sure do know how to take my heart and kick it around, don't you?

I'm not sure I can do this book justice, but I'll give it a try.

First, I have to say that I LOVE this whole series so far. The characters are fantastic. The storylines are AMAZING. I am a huge rock and roll fan, so I love reading books that have storylines revolving around that world.

I loved Avery and Marcus in this book. They both felt very real. Michelle definitely has a way of making her characters realistic and
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MICHELLE MANKIN is the New York Times bestselling author of the Black Cat Records series of novels.
Rock Stars. Romance. Redemption.
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 an edgier, once upon a
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Brutal Strength (3 books)
  • Love Evolution (Brutal Strength, #1; Black Cat Records, #1)
  • Love Revolution (Brutal Strength #2; Black Cat Records, #2)

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