I'm a little conflicted with this one. I loved Ash and his playful happy go lucky personality in the other books, it made me eager to read this one. BI'm a little conflicted with this one. I loved Ash and his playful happy go lucky personality in the other books, it made me eager to read this one. But after reading it, now I'm not so sure. He seemed like a completely different character to me in this. I don't know why?
His playful banter seemed amiss and he morphed into some kind of heathen. And I just couldn't connect with him. At all. I seriously felt like he was not the Ash I had been anticipating in all the other books. Maybe that was just me.
I liked Willow. She had a quiet strength to her that made up for it. I just wish the Ash I grew to love in the other books was present, because it felt like he was a shell of who I thought he was. Which is ridiculous. I can't even explain what I mean. It just felt...forced? Probably not the word. I kept getting thrown out of the story every time he talked. His dialogue just seemed a bit off...
The weird part about it all was the twist at the end which I was already anticipating but still that eagerness of wanting to be proved wrong was still there. I just...it was kind of weird. I don't know. I guess my own morals are a little different to Willows which is okay...it just cheapened the whole love story for me.
So why four stars? Like I said, Willow had this kind of quiet strength to her that made her so much more of a well rounded character. She seemed like someone I could be friends with. She also had the willpower I could never posessess in that kind of scenario had I found myself where she was. I guess I just rooted for her to make it out OK.
A.L Jackson and her lyrical prose never disappoints. Always a pleasure getting lost in her words. I still find myself highlighting paragraphs and lines that just sever my soul into smithereens.
Still, my heart belongs to Lyrik. Because the words 'you sing my soul' in replace of 'I love you' is about the best fucken thing I've heard in all the history of romance.
I am curious to find out what Zee is like. The quiet bandmate that sits in the back never one to make a loud entrance. Not the party kind of guy who sleeps around with anyone. He's someone I'm usually drawn to in real life. I'm hoping his story blows my mind. Who knows, he might knock Lyrik off that pedastal I hold him in. Lol ...more
I knew I would like this book. And Lyrik my man had everything to do with it.
It goes without saying he's my favourite of the band members I just coulI knew I would like this book. And Lyrik my man had everything to do with it.
It goes without saying he's my favourite of the band members I just couldn't help fall deeper for this tattooed package that was all Lyric West.
He's my best kind of ruin.
This book had everything I was looking for in the second book and it was heavy on the angst which is definitely all kinds of right up my alley. Add some tattooes and a fricking rock star persona and I was done for. But it was the unexpected domestic type of stuff that reeled me in and I knew I was done for. I mean a tattooed rock star in a kitchen decorating a cake? Fuck yes I melted haha not even gonna lie.
Add the stitching of a teddy bear and the cuteness that is Lyrik conversating with my favourite little human little miss Kallie and my ovaries just disappeared. Fell off the continent.
And not just that but I ached for a man that seemed so tormented, it was so easy for me to root for him. And he writes hence the name. Double bonus.
And while I realise that A. l Jackson does put on a heavy dose of physical attributes to her characters, these two characters had so much more going for them. I couldn't help but fault her for it because in all honesty I was sold on it.
Also I didn't realise I would actually like Tamar. I LOVED her personal style with the pin up (because I love that era) and I actually kind of loved sweet Ash in this book, but Lyrik. Sigh.
All in all, this book is my favourite and I'm betting the others will give me a run for my money but right now, Lyrik struck me.
He sings my soul (sorry just HAD to Lol) but seriously as if I didn't love him any less and then he goes and says that. Fuck. I was a goner. Insert orgasm face.
I kinda wish Sunder was real. This band is right up my alley of music tastes :)
P.S. I make no apologies for my foul mouth and my crude jokes. ...more
To be honest, this book was completely unnecessary. And while I enjoyed the anticipation of every twist and turn, Sebastian's and Sheas love story inTo be honest, this book was completely unnecessary. And while I enjoyed the anticipation of every twist and turn, Sebastian's and Sheas love story in this book became repetitive and lack luster for me.
I think all this could have been wrapped up in the first book, because it became overbearing and boring in the end. I just wanted this book to end. But to be fair, I still enjoyed some cute scenes between the pair. Of course, Kallie the cute little soul stole the show for me. She was the sweetest. I found my self in a puddle of goo whenever she was mentioned. I liked the part where she asks if Baz was her daddy. Blew my heart into smithereens.
Despite my average rating for this particular book, I'm still anticipating the next one. I am mostly looking forward to reading about the others especially Lyrik (cue the fangirl squeel) I think he is probably my favourite. I like Ash, and Zee but I'm excited to read about him. And I am so looking forward to Austin finding himself and growing. His tortured soul called to me.