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Relentless Rhythm (Tempest #4)

4.28  ·  Rating Details ·  141 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
The one she really wants is out of reach.
The one he really needs is already taken.
Dizzy Lowell, rhythm man for the rising rock band Tempest is a wizard on the guitar and a wonder with women. But the hookup specialist hides his emotional scars beneath his suave exterior. He never lets anyone truly touch him.
April Reynolds, the confident bartender of the Diamond Mine, knows
Published October 9th 2014
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Lexxie (un)Conventional Bookviews
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Relentless Rhythm is the darkest and saddest story in the Tempest series by far! Dizzy amazed me, and April had an inner strength as well my heart swelled for these two characters, and Mankin frankly outdid herself.

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In the earlier stories about rock band Tempest, Dizzy was mostly in the background, seen with different girls, but never the same girl twice. In Relentless Rhythm, it seemed he had finally set his eyes on a woman, but of
Brandee Price
Sep 21, 2014 Brandee Price rated it it was amazing
**4.5 Stars**

Does it say something about me that I love a story with two broken main characters? Broken but not unfixable - that's what I like. Relentless Rhythm delivered in spades. I'd been waiting for Dizzy's story and it was well worth the wait.

Dizzy Lowell is a player extraordinaire. He never makes it past a quick rendezvous in the most conveniently accessible location - bathroom stall, alley, wherever will do. We know about his childhood as he's Lace's brother. We know his mom was a crack
Jun 03, 2014 JC82 rated it it was amazing
5 *I love this Rhythm Man* Stars

Sigh…every time I read a new Tempest Series book I fall in love with one of the members of the band, therefore cheating on the previous love of my life from the band LOL. This is no exception. I fell completely head over heels for Dizzy Lowell, he is the sexiest Rhythm Man you will ever meet.

Dizzy Lowell is not a relationship person, dealing with some very deep emotional scars from his past he cringes at the slightest touch from a woman. Always engaging in meaning
Jun 25, 2014 Sian rated it really liked it

I was lucky enough to read this book last weekend. I had been looking forward to reading Dizzy's story since finishing Captivating Bridge (Tempest #3) earlier this year. This series follows members of the rock band Tempest (I haven't read the first two books in this series - I jumped in at book 3 as each book can be read as a standalone). Relentless Rhythm tells the story of Tempest's rhythm guitarist Dizzy, and April who is the bartender from The Mine. Both Dizzy and Apr
Marie- Naughty Moms' Story Time
So Dizzy's story was much more eventful that the previous ones in this series. April comes with plenty of baggage and Dizzy is willing to help relieve her of it all and support/comfort her as well.

His protector gene is in full mode here. He's always been the calm, levelheaded bandmate...but when it comes to April, it all goes out the window. He switches to beast mode and is will to take down anyone for her. And she needs that. Not only is she married, but that marriage isn't what it's all cracke
Brandee - Brandee's Book Endings
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Have you met the boys from Tempest yet? If not, what are you waiting for?!? I love this band and their leading ladies. I just LOVE this author's writing and her storylines.

While I think you are cheating yourself if you do not start with the beginning of this series and read them in order, this book can be read as a stand-alone.

Full review to come. Go one-click this one and add it to your to read list!
Three Chicks
Oct 09, 2014 Three Chicks rated it really liked it
Review by Lisa Kane

This is the fourth book in the Tempest series. Dizzy Lowell is the rhythm guitarist for the band and is Lace's brother. (her heartbreaking story and her reconnection with Bryan Jackson was told in Irresistible Refrain) He is a manwhore, a player of women. His shared childhood with Lace is one of nightmares with his crackwhore mother and her freak pimps. He may be a god on the guitar, but he thinks he is garbage and unworthy of anything more than groupies and skanks. Love is fo
Oct 08, 2014 MJ rated it it was amazing
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This latest in the Tempest series was absolutely incredible. I have loved every one of Michelle Mankin's books in her Black Cat collection and Relentless Rhythm did not disappoint!!!

This is Dizzy Lowell's story. The sexy, rhythm guitarist for Tempest. The love 'em and leave 'em guy who doesn't keep a woman for more than 15 minutes. Who only has love for his sister Lace and for his band, when they aren't knee-deep in drama. But this man, who harbors secrets that makes him not want to get close to
Janett The Pleasure of Reading Today
I have loved every single book in this series and this one, by far, it's my favorite.
Dizzy Lowell had an incredible sad and horrible childhood, he lived through some things that no child should be exposed to or go through. But he went through them protecting his only sister and at the end becoming a survivor, with the emotional scars to prove his ordeal. He taught himself to play the guitar becoming an extraordinary player.
Due to the nature of his past his never been into relationships or becom
Theresa Talbot
Feb 14, 2017 Theresa Talbot rated it really liked it
This story gets intense when we find out what's been happening with April & her husband, I never liked him from the start I might add. Dizzy is a rocker with such a caring heart and can't keep his thoughts to himself when it comes to April. I love seeing the kind of man Dizzy is and how he never backs down from a challenge. I just want to scream at April to stop fighting for somethings and fight like hell for others. Their story is one you'll never forget. I enjoyed this story.
Mandy (I Read Indie) Anderson
I was extremely excited to get Dizzy's story. He is one of the guys of Tempest that I have always had a soft spot for. And I must tell you that his story did not disappoint. We've seen bits and pieces of him and his past before, but this time we get the real deal. We readers get to experience him like never before. Even with his past and the pain and hurt that he has endured…he is one of those guys I will always think back fondly on. Absolutely adored him.

I really, really liked April. And I got
Talk Supe
Oct 13, 2014 Talk Supe added it
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This is not my favorite Tempest novel. I love the intriguing premise of Dizzy falling in love with a married woman and I was interested on how Michelle Mankin is going to wing this thing. Suffice to say that I disagree with how the MCs handled their situation on so many levels. April yes your marriage is a bust and your hubby is an asshole but why stoop down his level?! Also I cant help but notice the convenient excuses and scenes that popped up here and there in order for the story to get to a ...more
Lisa Anthony
Feb 28, 2014 Lisa Anthony rated it it was amazing
I was so lucky and thrilled to read this as an ARC. ARC received for an honest review. This book is the 4th in the Tempest series and it blow you away!
This book is about forbidden love, about wanting something that is out of your reach. From the moment they meet, Dizzy sees thru the tough exterior front that April hides behind & he is intrigued by what is she hiding.
Dizzy recognized in April what he experienced himself, and he wants to protect her, be there for her, and he can't fix the pas
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Relentless Rhythm
4.5 Groupie Stars

This is by far my favorite book in the series. It had it all a great love story, suspense, HOT sex, jealous husband and friend, and scenes that tore your heart up reading. This series doesn't really focus on the band itself, it touches on their music somewhat, but it is more focused on each members lives and them finding love and that's what I like about it. You can easily read each book in the series as a stand alone

I loved April she was knocked down numerous
Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
Another 5 Bangin' Stars!

TITLE~ Relentless Rhythm (Tempest #4)
AUTHOR~ Michelle Mankin
GENRE~ New Adult-Romance-Contemporary-Music
PUBLISHED~ Expected publication: October 9th 2014

I was provided with an ARC for review.

I think Dizzy may just be my new favorite member of Tempest! Ok, so I may have said that about Bryan, Justin, and War too when I read their stories, but I’m definitely in love with Dizzy Lowell!

Let me just say, author Michelle Mankin, is an
Desiree Gorman -  A Love Affair With Books
I've been following Michelle's Tempest series since go. Each one of these sexy rocker boys has held my attention since the very first word written. From Brian to War, Justin and now Dizzy, you can't help but love these bad boy rockers with pure hearts of gold.

I know there are a number of series out their about rockers. But I can honestly say I feel like each one has its own spin worth reading. What I like about Michelle's rockers is like I mentioned, their hearts of gold, especially when it come
Aug 11, 2014 Annie rated it it was amazing
I really love this series because it blends all the different qualities I look for in romance novels. You've got angst, drama, love, hot sex, good characters (and their development), quality dialogue, all wrapped up with an engaging storyline with a side of grittiness. The Tempest series doesn't do the perfect character, and I love that. It is such a nice change of pace to give characters a backstory with an edge. Especially when it's a rocker romance. There's never the perfect rescue, but chara ...more
April Merriman
Nov 06, 2014 April Merriman rated it it was amazing
Amazing....Michelle has the ability to blow my mind with each book she writes. The complexity of both Dizzy and April shows the true talent Michelle holds. I absolutely love Dizzy. I knew the playboy had to be hiding some deep scars but the depth of scars left me gasping!. Aprils story brought tears to my eyes as I thought about all the women out there stuck in similar situations; not realizing they are worth so much more. I am truly honored to have her named after with all the seriou ...more
Dizzy and April's storey...had some interesting twists that could have gone to some really dark places, but just skimmed the surface. it left me wanting more depth cause it had the potential to go there. the last twist felt rushed and incomplete to end it...I would have expected a brutal beating and a rescue...but got the mafia instead...which may have to tie into the other stories, but the time line was a little off. Bryan and Laces story was by far the most angry and dark...the rest seemed flu ...more
Nov 17, 2014 Carrie rated it really liked it
This story was hard for me. The chemistry between Dizzy & April really is off the charts, and the whole story is very well written! But the obstacle keeping them apart annoyed me even as I could sort of understand why it couldn't be an easier fix. Still, for the most part I really enjoyed the story, and, as I've noticed with the other books in this series, the overall story of the series weaves together quite well. So, while this wasn't my favorite in the series, I do look forward to more fr ...more
Oct 09, 2014 Mayas rated it really liked it
Dizzy might be my favorite member so far. He is kind, attentive, and sexy as sin. I enjoyed how he did not give up on what he wanted. He saw April struggle in which she tried to hide from the world for protection. What she didn't know was if she would have opened up sooner maybe she wouldn't have had to endure the abuse and neglect.

James thought he was invincible but didn't count on Southside Seattle boys. Yep, they got connection and attitude as well as protect their own. Brandee do too since
Feb 01, 2016 Karen rated it really liked it
I want to say that Dizzy was my favorite but it wouldn't be true. He's OK. I didn't like the transition of finding his soul mate while she watched him go to back room (restroom sex, ick) time after time. He even had to shag someone at a ski event. I realize that it's a book and author can make instant love. I did love his connection to her family. That seemed sweet but she's married!!!!!

One star off for the "married" part.

Good story!!!
Michelle Mankin
Sep 10, 2014 Michelle Mankin rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: rock star, contemporary, romance
Sue Sparks
Mar 04, 2015 Sue Sparks rated it really liked it
The best in the series so far, I loved Dizzy
Kendra /Books Complete Me
I know I have rated and reviewed this book, but for the life of me, I cannot find it. Will retype on in a bit.
Jan 07, 2015 Beatrice rated it it was amazing
Oct 11, 2014 Liz rated it it was amazing
i really enjoyed it, nice surprise..
Chelsea Webster
Chelsea Webster rated it really liked it
Dec 18, 2014
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