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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  6,855 ratings  ·  453 reviews

I had a simple life.
I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend’s home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again, but I had to be honest. It wasn’t a ha
ebook, 232 pages
Published March 2nd 2015 (first published February 28th 2015)
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Low 3 Stars

I'm devastated that I'm giving this author such a low rating. Considering her books are my guilty pleasure, I always assumed her stories would be 5 star reads for me.

I love and adore this author with all my heart but what I expected from this book and what I got were night and day different. I excepted the focused to be on the two main leads, Luke and Brielle; unfortunately, their story was pretty much overshadowed by two secondary characters. Because of that, I had a difficult time
Akanksha❤ Søren♰
Mar 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: best-friends
I EXPECTED A LOT MORE. I'm highly disappointed.

Nothing much was shed on the back story. The book started so freakin' abruptly; my head was spinning.

I didn't connect a single bit with the music, No idea what was happening there... and I'm guessing it was the bottom line of this book.

I didn't connect with the characters.

I mean, you know shit is disconnected when no one gives two fucks about the mother.
OR when someone is calling your TWIN a whore, slut and you don't say shit back.

I felt more for E
Rachel Reads Ravenously
Would have been a 4 if the ending had been a bit stronger. Felt like we were missing a big chunk of the book.
Anyways Tijan is my favorite guilty pleasure and I always enjoy reading her books, even if I don't love them.
Bonus! I had dnf'd 4 books before this one and I read this all the way through. Hence another reason why I love this author.
Aug 30, 2013 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
I can't wait for Braille! I need more Jesse in my life. And I need some answers about Cord.
NiCoLeTa E.
Dec 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Hmmm... This was a nice reading, but something bothered me and I don't know what it was!!!

I adore Tijan's book, but that wasn't one of my favorite...
It was good. Ιt was having a nice background, but it was a little bit comfusing!!!
Even back there, in BS2, when for the first time these guys introduced themselves to us, the tension between them was confusing...

Brianne and Luke's thing (because i can't reffer to what they were having as a relationship) was intense and rough and awkard and bitter
2.5 wished I loved it more stars
‘Keep forward. Deal later.’

Sustain was an impulse buy for me, I was really excited when I read the premise of the story and had to read it. Sadly I didn't enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I was really in the mood for a second chance story, and the fact that this had a to die for lead singer just just an added bonus in my opinion. But I don't know, it was all rather anti-climactic. Luke and Brielle, were both angry and upset so this caused a lot of tensio
Alexis *Reality Bites*
This book is Rated 'M' for Mediocre
3 STARS out of 5
Genre: New Adult Romance
Full Review Posted 3/30/15

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Sustain focuses on the relationship between Brielle and the band Braille which consists of her twin brother Braden, his best friend Luke and her cousin Emerson. Brielle was once the drummer for the band but left once she started dating a local drug dealer, Elijah. When the book opens a drug raid effectively ends her and Elijah’s relationship.

Brielle finds herself back in Braille against the wish
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
2.5 stars!

I'm really very disappointed here. What the hell happened? After reading Anti-Stepbrother, the writing I found there was good. Really good. Here? WTF? The only analogy I can think of is when you're riding in a cab and the driver is only just learning to drive stick transmission. The other thing I wasn't happy with was the feeling that I walked into movie theater in the middle of the movie. Things are going on around me and it's like I missed some crutial information in the first act. N
2 stars

As much as I love Tijan's books, I'm under no illusion that they are going to be anything but a rollercoaster ride. However, I never thought I'd rate one this low. But Luke and Brielle's relationship felt so disconnected. I didn't feel the chemistry between them, and I really didn't like Luke. Also, the drama was so contrived and dare I say boring?

I still love Tijan, I just don't think I'll continue with this series.
Jul 23, 2013 marked it as to-read
You can read the first chapter on her FB -> Tijan's Writings or Tijan's books
For your information, there will be a book about Cord and will be released after Elijah, that's what she said on FB
*EDIT* Braille has a new title, Sustain
Mar 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sustain !

Whoa !!!! Another great nail biting ride with Tijan !!! You will be grabbed from the start and in true fashion you will be tijaned ❤ Enjoy !!!
Nashoda Rose
Jul 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I can officially say I'm addicted to Tijan's books. They are my candy, my dessert. And I always want more.
Mar 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Drama Filled Stars

Sustain starts with Bri and her boyfriend Elijah getting arrested. Bri never believed anyone that told her that her boyfriend Elijah was a drug dealer. She soon finds out she should of listened to them. The cops bust in on them one morning while they are sleeping and she gets arrested right along with Elijah.

After the cops have nothing on her she is set to go home. She knows her brother isn't home so she has the station call the bar where she's pretty sure her brother is. Im
It's live! I can't wait:)
5 Drama Filled Stars!

Sustain starts with Bri and her boyfriend Elijah getting arrested. Bri never believed anyone that told her that her boyfriend Elijah was a drug dealer. She soon finds out she should of listened to them. The cops bust in on them one morning while they are sleeping and she gets arrested right along with Elijah.

After the cops have nothing on her she is set to go home. She knows her brother isn't home so she has the st
Debra Anastasia
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I freaking love Sustain! It is a wicked fast read with an amazing, strong female lead. Bri is badass and Tijan lets you feel her every emotion. I love the descriptions of her stage time. The story starts off with a bang, but Luke. Oh my. Luke.. I can't imagine him not being every reader's favorite book boyfriend. This book is the kind that you cuddle up with and fly through in a day.I love those kind. If you are not turning the next page because life intervenes, you are thinking about the book. ...more
Tijans new book is out!!!!!,,??!??,?!!?)?;,,?!?;!$@&!!%#~^^<~~%|~
Feb 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
I'm not trying to be mean here but I really did not enjoy this book and GR tells me that 1star means precisely that. I'm sorry to say but this did not even meet my "just okay" standards.

I just read and was hoping to prolong my rock star experience but I guess I was wrong.

The gist of the story is the H and h grew up neighbors/best friends bonding over their shitty fathers and their musical talent, hooked up but something big happened and are no longer tog
Mar 10, 2014 marked it as to-read
I need to hear Cord's story!
Siobhan Davis
Sep 25, 2016 rated it really liked it
I've been binge-reading Tijan for weeks now and she is definitely up there at the top of my fav authors' list. I love the soap-opera style drama and emotional complexity of her novels. They always suck me in and eat me right up!

Sustain is a friends to lovers story set within a rockstar world (one of my favorites) with a male lead that is to die for, so I was off to a good start. I ADORED Luke and Bri was also great, even though both of them frustrated me with their inability to communicate at ti
Ash Luna
Mar 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
It feels like I had been waiting for this book for like FOREVER

It has finally arrived and holy geez

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When I first got into it I was all debating on weather I was going to get hooked right than or it was going to take awhile. I was hooked from the first page!!

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Than after a few chapters I started getting totally nervous and even a little sweat started to take its affect on me.. ehhhh

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There were times I wanted to email Tijan and tell her "Girl what the HELL were you even thinking" I went a litt
Eileen Robinson
Dec 04, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I have been so excited and looking forward so much to this book and I have to say I am in awe.
This story isn't your typical rockstar romance, its gritty and raw and deals with a lot of issues.
Brielle the female lead is just amazing, she hasn't had anything easy, Luke is an amazing guy but he has deep hurts and issues.
Best friends all of their lives up until a horrible traumatic event tears them apart, leaving them both,changed forever, with Brielle becoming the girlfriend to Drug Dealer Elijah.
Mar 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
You know, I have read quite a few of this author's books and while they're always disjointed and sometimes difficult to follow, they've never been what I'd call unfair. This one was unfair. It was basically a book about a girl who spends the whole time being verbally abused and then apologising for deserving it. It is intensely unfair. The guys are cruel, selfish, whiny and downright nasty to her and SHE apologises to THEM? It isn't until the last few chapters that the 'hero' (I use that term lo ...more
Aug 13, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tijan-books-favs
Another phenomenal book by Tijan.

Loved the characters and their parts in the story. Bri is such a strong, tough yet feminine, independent badass. Luke, Elijah and Braden are among the few hotties in this story.

Love the love story, suspense, and all the other twist and turns. This book keeps you on your toes but also breaks your heart and puts it back together.

Great read and recommend to everyone!!
Sep 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Of course it was amazing, it was written by Tijan!
Oct 24, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I mean it’s Tijan. Duh

This one was written so well. What made this book was the characters rather than the story itself.

Each character was thought out pretty well, but I can tell Tijan put the most effort into Bri and Luke and Emerson characters. Tijan usually has well thought out, in depth characters, but it seems as though these three characters were the most in depth.

Yes, there were others that had more depth like Eli, but these three were part of the story through and through . (In my opin
Jul 16, 2014 rated it liked it
I would like to start off by saying I love Tijan's books. I have read everything she has published and just love her writing.

This would have to be my least favourite of Tijan books. I felt like the story had been rushed somehow. The concept of the story was great, I loved the idea of a girl drummer, the complicated relationship. I am a little surprised that I didn't love the story, I guess my expectations of Tijan's work might be a little too high. I didn't feel like I connect with the two main
Sustain begins when Bri and her boyfriend break up after finding out he was a drug dealer. Now, her twin brother wants her back in the band that she use to be in, and she's not sure it's good idea. Her old best friend, and the man she's loved for a long time, Luke is in that band. And now he hates her. Faced with a world of confusion and change, Bri isn't sure what to do. But she knows she can't give up.

This book was pretty good. I kind of felt like there really wasn't much to Bri and Luke. I g
Unfortunately this just didn't do anything for me. I didn't connect with any of the characters, and I didn't feel a connection or love between Bri and Luke; their relationship felt wooden to me. Honestly all the characters just seemed a bit off to me.
Sep 16, 2013 rated it liked it
Shelves: rock-and-roll, tijan
3,5 stars. I like Tijan's writing style but this book is so confusing.I have so many questions: who, why, where, what..and at the end-that's it?! This book is so different than other Tijan's books that I liked so much.
Angsty with action and frustrating all at the same time.

The plot was ok it was one of those where you wanted to smack each of them around the head and tell them to sort their shit out when two people belong together like they do.
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