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Ambitious twenty-two-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon-to-be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favori ...more
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Published February 20th 2014 by 5Prince Books (first published February 8th 2014)
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Chris
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I loved the chemistry between the characters and it made me want to take off and go on tour with a band. Very well written. Being with a rocker isn't all it's cracked up to be, but what is? If you love hot rockers and fantasize about what it would be like to be with one, this book is for you.
Janee
Jul 06, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Needs a break from time to time

A good story. It reads to quick from event to the next without any indication that it on to the next day, or place.
Shanoff Reads
May 27, 2014 rated it liked it
I was provided a copy of this book by the author through Crazy Daisy Book Whore's blog on Facebook for an honest review.

Okay I had to give this book three stars because it just lacked a whole lot. The idea and story were pretty good but there were too many cons for me to make a real connection with this book. I will start off with the things that did not click for me.

I found myself really hating the female lead Lexie. She is a little to whiny, selfish, self absorbed and sometimes an outright ch
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Geri Reads
Feb 12, 2014 rated it did not like it
DNF at 64%

Will post a review soon...

ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.
Jenn Green
Feb 18, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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****4 ½- Fab Debut -Stars****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review~
~this review contains minor spoilers~


“First time backstage?”
“I’m sadly a backstage virgin.” I breathe slowly, trying to steady my pulse.
“Not many of the other girls I met today can say that, judging by the things they were saying to me.” He flashes a wry grin. “Nothing like what you said to me of course.”
“I’m not a use-me-and lose-me groupie.” I press my lips into a hard line and cross my arms.
He sm
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Bookworm Betties
Feb 25, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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****4 ½- Fab Debut -Stars****
~I received an ARC of this book in exchange for my honest review~
~this review contains minor spoilers~


“First time backstage?”
“I’m sadly a backstage virgin.” I breathe slowly, trying to steady my pulse.
“Not many of the other girls I met today can say that, judging by the things they were saying to me.” He flashes a wry grin. “Nothing like what you said to me of course.”
“I’m not a use-me-and lose-me groupie.” I press my lips into a hard line and cross my arms.
He sm
...more
Tracy Wilkin
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blissful Tragedy is a book by Amy L Gale. This is the first book I have read by this author, and as always, the excitement of something new is high.
Breathless is what Lexi feels while gazing up at Van Sinclair singing on stage at a Devil’s Garden concert. She is attending with her sister, Sydney and her best friend, Brooke. They all have passes to get backstage after the concert. Once she lays eyes on him up close, in the flesh, she immediately blurts out that she is not a groupie and she won’t
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Staphysagria
OMG. I'm glad I made it to the end. In the beginning the dialogues were rather stilted, it gave the impression the characters were reading them off a script. The dialogues became more authentic at around 40 % of the book.
The last straw for me to almost quit reading was after having read loads of cursive inner monologue of our female lead professing her deep and all consuming love for her "gallant rock god" (quote) only to cause a dramatic scene the moment he has to decide between a one time chan
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Coralee Corrigan
Amazing read .cant wait for the next book .
Ralph Sesma
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blissful Tragedy

Van and Lexie made this book a
wonderful story that I really enjoyed
I loved the ending that was so sweet!
Sophie Koufes
May 05, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Blissful Tragedy is a rock star romance with a Romeo & Juliet ambience. This rock and roll romance captures the essence of life on the road. Lexie & Van have undeniable chemistry with intense love. Character's are engaging & keep you entertained. A novel brimming with sexy, sassy, dreamers, blended with innocence all rolled into one stormy read. ...more
Lustful Literature
Feb 06, 2014 rated it liked it
**JOSIE'S REVIEW**

*3.5 Stars*


So I really, really love me some Rock Star books (I mean hello Rock Star) and I thought ohhh this is going to be good. If you are into insta-love, and romance than this is your book. The story is well written and flows nicely but it was a different read from the Rock Stars books I have read in the past. It focused more on the couple and not the ugly of stardom.

Lexie Waters recently graduated from Lakeview University with a business degree. She has landed her dream jo
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Clara Harding
Blissful Tragedy is the first Novel from the Break Out Author Amy L. Galeand she has truly hit the ball out of the park with this one. Right from the start the tale of Lexie and Van swept me up and without me even realising it I had read for 8 hours straight, going along with their roller-coaster of a story which has me rooting for their relationship right from the start!

Lexie is a brilliant, well thought character that I am sure a lot of young women can emulate with. She has just walked away fr
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Angela DeMarco
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Ambitious twenty two year old Alexis Waters, everyone calls her Lexie has just recently graduated college with a degree in business and accepted a position with an advertising company to start at the end of summer. Also added into her life she just recently caught her boyfriend cheating on her. To help get her mind off of things Lexie's friends take her out to see her favorite band, Devil's Garden a night of fun and meeting the band is what Lexie needs. That is until she meets Van Sinclair and i ...more
Swoon Worthy
May 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
Angela's 4 Star Review

Ambitious twenty two year old Alexis Waters, everyone calls her Lexie has just recently graduated college with a degree in business and accepted a position with an advertising company to start at the end of summer. Also added into her life she just recently caught her boyfriend cheating on her. To help get her mind off of things Lexie's friends take her out to see her favorite band, Devil's Garden a night of fun and meeting the band is what Lexie needs. That is until sh
...more
Jody
Feb 21, 2014 rated it liked it
As a fan of rockstar stories I couldn't wait to dive into this story. From the very beginning the author seamlessly interspersed and vividly depicted the life of a rock band and the issues they deal with from groupies to juggling their personal lives with musical obligations. These scenes were realistic and drew me completely into the story. The music aspect of the story gave us glimpses of each band member and each is as compelling as the next and has me hoping we'll see more from the other una ...more
Anna
Feb 27, 2014 rated it liked it
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Lexi has just graduated from college, landed a great job that she will start at the end of summer, and found her boyfriend cheating on her. Her friends take her to a Devil's Garden concert to cheer her up, and afterwards backstage she surprises the sexy lead singer Van Sinclaire with her blunt exclamation of her intent to talk about music and not sleep with the band. Van is intrigued by her, and by the end of the evening has obtained her phone number. They begin to text and talk and soon are bot ...more
Misty Nickels
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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My Review of Blissful Tragedy by Amy Gale
Let me start by saying that this was my first rocker romance, so I was not really sure what to expect. It also threw me off a bit that the main character’s name was Lexie and my step-daughters name is Lexi so at times I felt like I was reading about my step-daughter, which was weird. I got over that eventually and the book was no longer awkward to read.
The story was almost like a Romeo
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Olivia Howe
Apr 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I was extremely excited to start reading this book. I'm obsessed with rock music and I loved the concept of including it into a book. Rock star romances are amazing and such good reads. I knew by the first paragraph that I was going to fall in love with this book. It caught my eye and attention. Amy Gale did a phenomenal job writing her debut novel!

Blissful Tragedy tells a romance story about a young woman named Lexie and the lead singer of Devil's Garden, Van. Just by his name you can tell he'
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Erin
Sep 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I give Blissful Tragedy by Amy L. Gale 5 stars.

Lexi Waters just graduated from college and landed a dream job in a big time advertising agency that will begin in the fall. She is also recovering from the betrayal of finding her boyfriend in bed with another girl. There is no way she will stand for this and quickly dumps him. As a graduation present, Lexi’s sister Sydney gets front row tickets to Sydney favorite band, Devil’s Garden, for the two of them plus Lexi’s best friend, Brooke. Not to men
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Laura Furuta
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Blissful Tragedy
By: Amy L. Gale
5 out of 5 stars
 
The story Blissful Tragedy by Amy L. Gale is a new adult romance. This story begins with Lexie at a concert with her best friend and her sister. She has the job she wants with an advertising agency and if she could just get over the bitterness of finding her ex-boyfriend cheating her life would be wonderful. Having backstage passes to meet the band seems like a dream come true and a great way to forget her troubles. Van Sinclair is the lead in the
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Literati Literature Lovers
The story of Lexie and Van is a story of love. It shares with us the story of finding out that who you end up with is not always who you thought it would be.

Lexie has just suffered a bad breakup with her boyfriend. The last thing she needs right now is a relationship.

Van is making his way in the music industry. As part of a band he lives the life of a rock and roll star. Touring presents Van with the opportunity to see a different city every couple of days and share in love his fans have for him
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Brianna at Renee Entress's Blog
***I RECEIVED AN ARC IN EXCHANGE FOR AN HONEST REVIEW***

4.5 ROCKIN STARS!

I love a good rock star romance that is naughty and sinfully delicious! Blissful Tragedy fits that bill! What happens when you meet the hottest and sinfully delicious rocker who wants you and will stop at nothing to have you?

Lexie is a recent college graduate, newly single after dropping her cheating ex-boyfriend, and has one last summer to hoorah before she sets out to work in the real world. While attending a concert, she
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Heather
Sep 27, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sydney, Lexie’s sisters scored front row seats and back stage passes for her, Lexie and her best friend Brooke as a college graduation present. Lexie ready for the next step in her life after receiving a job offer that is the envy. The one thing is she doesn’t start until after Labor Day so she has the summer off.

Van is the lead singer for Devil’s Garden. He’s relationship averse and with women throwing themselves at him at every turn, there’s really no reason to change his ways. That is until L
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Lana
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she’s offered the soon to be open position she’s been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there’s only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil’s Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. ...more
Lisa
Sep 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Blissful Tragedy By Amy L.Gale Rated 4 Stars

Alexis Waters thought she had it all until she caught her boyfriend cheating on her. Now alone she, her sister and best friend go to a concert of her favorite band, Devils Garden, and have backstage passes. That is where she meet Van Sinclair, lead singer of Devils Garden. She catches Van’s eye and they go for a chat. Van sneakily puts his information into Lexi’s cell phone and texts himself her number. Later that night he sends her a text and she is s
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Meghan Murphy
Oct 02, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 stars

Blissful Tragedy by Amy L. Gale was a great read! It is the first book I've read from this author and it definitely won't be the last! The story follows Lexie Waters, a recent college graduate, and Van Sinclair, lead singer in Devil’s Garden, in their journey of finding love.

Lexie who just recently graduated college, just landed a great job at an advertising company. She won't start until September so she has the entire summer to have fun. When Lexie walks in on her boyfriend in bed with
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Michele McMullen
This is the debut novel from Amy Gale and she has done a great job.
It begins with 22 year old Alexis Waters (Lexi). She has recently graduated from college, landed a great job at an advertising firm and oh yes discovered that she has a cheating boyfriend. She is coaxed by her fiends to go out and enjoy a fun filled evening to see their favorite band. She has no idea what the evening has in store for her. She is not only watching the hottest, sexiest band Devil's Garden but the lead singer is the
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Amy
Jun 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review.
Alexis (Lexie) Waters is a fresh out Lakeview University, waiting to start her dream job with an advertising company. She has the summer free to travel and do as she pleases. After finding her ex-boyfriend having sex with someone else, Lexie is not interested in men. However, that changes when she, her sister and college roomie go to a Devil’s Garden concert with backstage passes. This is where she gets to meet Devil’s Garden lead man and extr
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Penny Stone
Sep 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
FIVE STARS

BLISSFUL TRAGEDY
AUTHOR: AMY GALE

Amy Gale is just popping onto the writing scene and she is doing it in grand style. BLISSFUL TRAGEDY is Amy's first book and it is awesome! She is definitely one to watch and follow. Her passion for writing steamy, hot romance is apparent in BLISSFUL TRAGEDY.

I know that every girl has been *star struck* by a rock star at some point in their life. Swooning every time their music comes on the radio. Pretending you are the one they are singing to at the co
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Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retri ...more

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