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High Strung

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Ashlyn Murphy was not living the dream. Twenty-seven years old, college educated, up to her eyeballs in debt and yet she’d been relegated to pouring beers at a local bar. She desperately needed an out and was willing to do anything to get back into the corporate world. Well, almost anything. Dan Evans, Rock Star was NOT one of those things. In fact she despised him. Apparently he didn’t get the memo.

Dan Evans, bass player of international rock band Power Station had it all. He was rich, travelled the world, played to millions of adoring fans and had no shortage of beautiful women willing to share his bed. He didn’t need a moody redheaded knockout with a superiority complex complicating his life. Or did he?

When two people who couldn’t be more opposite cross paths, it’s bound to be explosive; sometimes all you can do is sit back and enjoy the show.

260 pages, Paperback

First published October 10, 2014

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T. Gephart

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T Gephart is a USA Today and International bestselling author from Melbourne, Australia.

With an approach to life that is somewhat unconventional, she prefers to fly by the seat of her pants rather than adhere to some rigid roadmap.

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She'd tell you all about it, but the statute of limitations hasn't expired yet. But all those crazy twists and turns have led her to a career she loves—writing romantic comedy.

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3,915 reviews33k followers
May 18, 2015
4-4.5 stars!

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If I could choose one word to describe High Strung, it would be entertaining. This was such a fun book to read. If your looking for a story that has a cocky and oh so funny rockstar, a take no shit heroine and just an all around sexy and feel good read, this is the book for you! I was hooked from the start.

Ashlyn is a girl down on her luck. She’s living in NYC. After getting her college degree and getting laid off from her corporate job, she’s working in a bar. Ash is desperate and goes to an interview to be a PA for Lexi Reed- the manager for the band Power Station. While there, she meets two of the band’s members. Alex and Dan.

I love the inappropriateness of Dan. He made me laugh out loud so many times- the dual pov and writing half the book from his perspective was great! Dan is intrigued by Ash. A girl that doesn't automatically want to jump his bones. He likes that.
I couldn’t remember a time I had been this worked up over a girl. It was like someone had flicked a switch in her and all that anal control shit just exploded into a big ball of want. Oh yeah, I said anal and I would be happy to work that out with her too.

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As much as Ashlyn doesn’t want to admit it, there is something about Dan that is intriguing to her too.

Frienemies. Friends with benefits. A real relationship? This couple goes through a lot. One thing is for absolute certain when it comes to Dan and Ashlyn. They have crazy intense chemistry. It’s not just steamy and sexy between them, it’s also a lot of fun.

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I loved how down to earth Ashlyn was. She didn’t let Dan’s fame sway how she felt about him and she was always her self. She could be stubborn and sarcastic at times, but I liked her. Dan was just fanfreakingtastic! I love those rockstar manwhore types. I can’t help myself. His attitude and crazy antics were great. He is just one of those larger than life characters, a real riot. As different as they both were, they just worked together.

I also loved a lot of the secondary characters. The rest of the band members and especially Ashlyn’s best friend Megs.

What could have made it 5 stars... well, as much as I loved the actual ending, things that led up to the ending put a bit of a damper on it for me.

Overall, I found this to be a refreshing, fun and hilarious romance. It was a fast paced and easy/sexy read with great writing. The hero was super funny and swoony and the heroine was likable. Besides the little drama/miscommunication towards the end that frustrated me, it was a near perfect kind of read and just the book I was looking for! I’m very much looking forward to the rest of the books in this series!

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Profile Image for *J* Too Many Books Too Little Time.
1,921 reviews3,457 followers
October 14, 2014
3.5--Dumb Drama--Stars!!

Yup, that was me when I hit the 85% mark! Which is so disappointing because the first 85% were really good. This could have easily been a 4/4.5 star read for me.

The MCs had great banter. I did a lot of...

...and some serious

Dan was a really fun hero! He's the bass player for the band Power Station. He owned who he was. Didn't care what anyone thought about him. He was very blunt and forward.

Ashlyn, while being a bit stubborn, was a pretty solid heroine. She lost her job on Wall Street and has been working at a bar. She's always a $1 short and has been trying to land another job. She's interviewing for a position with Power Station's rep when she meets Dan.

Like I said, they had great banter. Their relationship was very

Dan likes that Ashlyn doesn't want anything from him. She doesn't care that he's a rockstar. That he's famous. But she struggles with how different they are.

One thing I really hate in books is when the hero/heroine deny their feelings for each other throughout most of the book only to FINALLY get together and then have dumb drama break them up. And sadly that is what happened here.

The drama the last 15% just had me rolling my eyes. Ashlyn made a big deal out of nothing which led to an unnecessary break up only to reconcile the last few pages and the book end.

It wasn't a complete loss, but it definitely brought the rating down for me. The writing was good. There was some good sexual tension and steam. And best of all, the banter amongst the MCs. I don't think I'll write the series off completely....I just hope the conflict isn't so juvenile.
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938 reviews612 followers
September 12, 2017
There are two kinds of assholes in which a hero can be categorized.

1. The kind of asshole in which you want to punch and yet have babies with


2. The kind of asshole in which you want to skin alive, justice system be damned.

This book's hero belongs in the latter.
And please don't let me start with the heroine.

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Caption: This cat is judging the shit out of this book

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974 reviews667 followers
May 27, 2015
★★★ 3.5 Stars ★★★

A funny and steamy read, this is the first in a new series which follows rock band Power Station.

Dan Evans is the base guitarist and he is laid back, inappropriate, witty and often a bit clueless.

Ashlyn Murphy is down on her luck, living in a crappy apartment and working in a bar after losing her Wall St job, she is not looking for love when she meets Dan at a job interview.

Dan is used to women falling at his feet, so the fact that Ashlyn doesn't even know who he is makes her that much more easy to become friends with.

"There was something about this girl and I couldn't get enough.
She wasn't like the ones I usually met, she didn't give a shit about me being Dan Evans and she sure as hell wasn't shy about telling me.

They start off with a love/hate relationship which quickly turns into friends with benefits, but the easy banter and crazy chemistry ensure that their feelings escalate into something more.
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I loved the banter, it was an easy book to read and if it were not for the last 15% I would have enjoyed it a whole lot more. Ashlyn and her random misunderstanding did not seem to fit - she was a feisty woman and I didn't quite understand her sudden change in personality from confident to insecure.

Looking forward to reading about bandmates Troy and Jase.

This is a standalone novel, told in dual POV.

Review copy gratefully received in exchange for an honest review

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1,044 reviews352 followers
February 27, 2015

I love reading an author for the first time and finding myself an instant fan! High Strung is a really fun read and it introduces the one of the most endearing rockers I have read to date...Dan Evans! He is the epitome the stereotupical rocker with a mile long list of one nighters and the horny/conceited, yet fun attitude to go along with it. He happens to meet the one gal who isn't so "strung up" on him...hell Ashlyn Murphy doesn't even know who he is!

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OH, boy. Ms. College education meets Mr. Rock Slut! Intial meet and greet...well, NOT SO GOOD...

This is one of those reads where two complete opposite personalities find themselves in a bit of an attraction. Neither can understand it...hell its hard to tell if they even really like it, but nonetheless, they find a fun, flirty banter with one another. While Dan finds a girl who listens and who he actually likes, Ashly finds a man outside her "comfort zone."

Who knew a man-whore of a rocker could be rocked so much by a girl who just wants to kiss and cuddle? I will say that Dan is , well he is just Dan. Start to finish, he is who he is and he is brash and dirty! He may be the horniest guy I have ever read and well...I LOVED HIM!

As for Ashlyn, well this chick is awesome when she is drunk. However, she is a stick in the mud of "proper behavior" and "I have a life plan" attitude. She wants Dan, period. Too bad she just cant get over herself and listen to her heart! DRAMA...lots of unnecessary DRAMA!

Don't worry...it wasn't enough to stop my one clicking book 2!!!!!
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52 reviews2 followers
October 14, 2014
3 "Laugh-Out-Loud" Stars

My Ashlyn (Holland Roden) & Dan (Parker Hurley, per T. Gephart Pinterest)

"Maybe you can be my exception"

High Strung was a light, and funny read. Dan, made this book. His character is honest, a little dense, and a whole lotta inappropriate!

Ashlyn is a post-grad who is having a rough time finding a job due to the economy. She does not believe she has the luxury of love and instead believes in partnerships. Ash goes in to interview as an assistant to Lexi Reed and gets caught ogling Alex by none other than Dan. She tries to play it off while Dan does what he does best by putting his foot in his mouth. She leaves annoyed at the hot rock star and he leaves with her on his mind.

Dan is a sexy, cocky, manwhore, dunce to be honest. He is hilarious and sweet (in his own way). Dan is used to getting "tail" whenever he wants, without much challenge. He meets Ashlyn and his world is turned upside down by this opinionated, fiery red head.

Ashlyn and Dan have great chemistry and the bedroom banter is some of the best I have ever read. It's steamy and fun. The sexual tension in the beginning had me practically begging!

Their ups and downs are pretty predictable. Miscommunication. I don't know what I want until it's too late. There's no way this could work. Yada, yada, yada. Still though, some of the scenes were just too cute! I mean Dan's birthday present. Ahhh!

"I love you. I am in love with you, and I'm going to love you until the end of time. We're not done. We'll never be done. There isn't anything in this world that will convince me otherwise, and I'll do whatever I need to do to make this right. 'Cause now that I've got you in my arms, I ain't never letting you go."

I'm hoping we get more of the story in the following books in the series because this no epilogue thing BLOWS!!
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1,644 reviews149 followers
April 9, 2015
Oh Dan Evans...bass rock guitarist, man-whore, proud owner of a monster appendage and all around fun guy. He says it exactly how he sees it and he is living the rock star dream, not giving a single crap what anyone thinks of him or his life:

"I'm not trying to live up to anyone's ideals babe. I've got my own gauge. I'm fine with it."

I floved Dan so hard.

It's been a while since I read Alex and Lexi's story and I don't remember much about Alex's band mate, Dan, so I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this one. Much more than Alex and Lexi's story actually. The plot isn't anything I haven't read before - the man-whore who gets reformed by the one meets the ambitious woman who was set on settling for Mr Corporate - but what set this apart was the banter between Dan and his bandmates and the constant stream of Dan's unique brand of honesty. I was grinning like a loon reading this, chuckling away as I was immersed in their world.

Dan makes no apology for who he is, he's happy with his life just as it is...until he meets Ashlyn and suddenly, he's doing things differently.

Dan says he doesn't want a girlfriend and Ashlyn is only looking for a fling - she loves Dan to bits, but he's not the steady guy she's always planned to end up with. They begin seeing one another more and more frequently until they both quietly realise it's become much more:

"How the fuck did I start dating and not know?"

There is lots of great banter in this and some hot smut as well as some sweet and romantic gestures and a little angst towards the end to balance the sweetness nicely. This is a solid, feel good and funny read. It's a complete story and could be read as a standalone if you haven't read Alex and Lexi's story. Dan reminded me of Mal from Kylie Scott's Play, so if you liked that, you'll love this one too.

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769 reviews285 followers
October 10, 2014
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I received this eARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.

4.5 Entertaining, Steamy Stars!
Clever and Playful. This One Captured My Attention From the Start and Still Hasn’t Let Go!

The Review:
This is a new author to me and this book was suggested by a friend. She told me it was funny and I’d definitely be impressed by the story. She wasn’t wrong. In fact, after reading the first chapter, I knew I had a rare gem in my hands. I was hooked! I absolutely couldn't put it down. I laughed, I tensed up, I got the swoon-worthy butterflies and when I was done, I had the biggest grin on my face. I loved the characters. I loved the story. And I loved the originality!

A broker by right but a bar waitress for now, Ashlyn Murphy lost her dream job when the market crashed and has been waiting on the drunken populace for way too long. As the bills stack higher and her dream seems to be drifting further away, she patiently awaits her second chance to prove to herself that all that college education wasn’t for nothing. Gearing up for an interview to be an assistant to the rock band, Power Station, certainly isn’t her calling but its a step in the right direction... if only she can pass the interview. Little does she know, that day will change everything for her strained and simple life.

Dan Evans, manwhore and partier extraordinaire, is the base player for his band whose popularity has skyrocketed, leaving Dan more than capable to bed any woman he wants... except the one who instantly captured his attention with her biting tongue and unimpressed attitude. Dan’s never met a woman he couldn’t woo out of her overpriced panties but Ashlyn isn’t interested and that only makes Dan determined to win her over. After a very heated introduction, Dan can’t get Ashlyn out of his mind and when he runs into her again unexpectedly, he vows to break past her walls and see what’s hiding behind that sassy personality.

Right from the start, these two light up the pages with their chemistry and even when they are fighting, it’s sexy and entertaining. I was pulled into the story with fun banter, lively dialogue, smart characters and a romantic story that set me alight!

Ashlyn is sarcastic, witty and funny. She’s not impressed with Dan’s status or his fame which only fuels Dan’s interest. Dan was not innocent in the least but his straightforward, dense personality endeared him to me as he was almost innocent in his thinking. These two struggle through their romance with a light bit of angsts, a delightful story that sucked me in from the beginning and kept me smitten until the very end.

The Wrap Up:
Written in duel POV’s, we get to see the battle of two strong-willed people come together to create a smoldering romance with enough emotion, magic and energy from both sides of the story to entice you to read through the night. I enjoyed Dan’s playful character and his charm was sweet and vulnerable. Ashlyn was a fantastic, no-nonsense character who drilled her way into my heart. And the writing! I can’t end this review without commenting on how fantastically entertaining the writing was. Humorous, intelligent, inventive and absorbing, this author wow'd me. I can’t wait to read more Power Station and I’m certainly going to pick up her other works.
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153 reviews
June 14, 2015
Title: High Strung
Series: Power Station, #1
Author: T. Gephart
Release Date: 10 October, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No

I was in the mood for a light, fun, rock star read so i did a little bit of research trying to find the right book. I've never heard of High Strung but it seemed like the right book for my mood... And it did not disappoint!!!

I giggled a lot while reading it, especially during the first half of the book!

Power Station is a worldwide famous rock band and Dan Evans is the band's bassist. Dan is not the 'Kellan Kyle' type (btw i miss you Kellan *sigh*) but he is the 'Griffin' type, which is always fun!:)) Ashlyn was fun but nothing special... I couldn't really connect with her but she had her moments.

So Ashlyn and Dan meet while Ashlyn goes for a job interview at the band's PR company. Dan doesn't make a good first impression to Ashlyn, being his naive, unfiltered self and so their love/hate relationship begins. And most of the times it was pretty hot!!!

Their banter was hilarious. Dan was so freaking cute and Ashlyn was handling him pretty well. Oh and i loved Megs (Ashlyn's best friend) and her fangirling when she was around the band!!! She was always saying their full names while speaking to them which was hilarious :)))

"Oh shit, that's Troy Harris. He's so hot. Did i say that out loud?"
His lips spread into an amused grin. "Yes I am and yeah you did."


"Hi Jason Irwin, I'm Megs. I'm a big fan."


"Oh thank you Troy Harris."
"Megs, just Troy. Seriously, just Troy."
"I like saying your name though...it's sexy, like you, Troy Harris."

LOL!!! Love her!!! Can't wait to read her story, which is the next book in the series.

I'll have to agree with some of the other reviews though, that the last 15% of the book seemed like light, unnecessary drama but fortunately it didn't ruin the whole book for me. High Strung was a solid 4-star read for me!!

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March 10, 2019
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Why am I only finding this book and author now. I luv rockstar romances this slipped by me. I'm so glad I finally found it it was really good. I luvd Dan Evans so much. He is your typical rockstar sexy, crazy manwhore and confident guy. But he is so funny he had me laughing my arse off through this whole book. This guy's ego is huge he know woman luv him and want him. So when he meet Ashlyn a sexy lil redhead he just think he can flash his smile and she will melt. He just didn't know Ashlyn well she wasn't that easy unfortunately for him. But he doesn't know who he is dealing with when it comes to Ashlyn Murphy.

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Ashlyn isn't haven't the best of time. She need to get her life back on track. She is a really clever woman and has done great to get where she is. Ash needs to go low to get high she finds herself goin for a job as PA to the manager of Power Station. It's not where she want to be in the corporate world but she will get there. Everything is going to plan until she meet Dan Evans the Bass player of Power Station. This guy is everything she doesn't want in her life she has plans but he doesn't make it easy for her. He just didn't know how stubborn Ash was.

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This book was brilliant I really enjoyed it Dan is brilliant and so is Ash. These 2 characters are totally different to each other. But there chemistry is hot Ash can deny that even though she tries to fight so much. This guy wants her and she wants him she just need to let go and get off her high horse. I know it was hard for her Dan is a total manwhore but she is a sweetheart and once he set his mind to something it happens. It might not go perfect but he make it work in the end.

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Would highly recommend this book like I said I'm shocked I haven't read this book. But I'm so glad I found it everything was really good. I have to go back and read about Alex and Lexi there story sounds crazy so I need more of them and the rest of Power Station.

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September 29, 2014
Redefined expectations...
This was my first T. Gephart read, and what a read it was... She took me for a ride on the Power Station Express and I did not want to get off. I read the book in a single day, and I'm sad that it's over, I loved it that much. The author has a gift for storytelling, she had this "I've read it all before" reader laughing out loud, and yes, I admit it, I cried too. I didn't skim, I absorbed every word, and felt every emotion, including frustration. As usual, we know how we want a story to go, how we want the characters to respond, and we sometimes get a little impatient when they don't listen to us when we get our Dr. Phil on, right? I wanted to grab a handful of red hair and give it a hard yank to wake up that stubborn woman who was depriving us of our 'Daily Dose of Dan'. Dan is the definition of a sexy, muscled, tattooed, cocky, man-whore, dirty-talkin' rockstar. He was highly entertaining with his smart mouth that was talented in many ways. I couldn't decide if I liked him better on the phone, on the stage, or in the bedroom. No, that's a lie, you caught me, I do know my preference. *blushing*
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845 reviews283 followers
November 18, 2014

Every now and then you come across a book and or author that you hope the world gets to meet . They are generous with their time, treat every reader as a friend and equal, and takes nothing for granted not even their talent. T. Gephart is not a new author but she was new to me until I read High Strung. T has a talent to make the reader feel and in this book you will feel the humor and catch yourself laughing out loud, many times over. She's one of those authors you find and automatically purchase their work without reading a synopsis or waiting for reviews. She's reliable for a good time!

In the world of dark reads, motorcycle clubs, and smuttastic books its pleasantly surprising to come across an engaging shmexy funny read. At first I thought OK I like a light read. The story of Dan and Ashlyn is not just another romance story. Its not filled with the cheesy sweet sugary lines , it is the complete opposite- about as opposite as Ash and Dan are. The story has a recipe for success, angst+ steam+humor= 5 stars.

Ashlyn is a strong somewhat conservative female lead. She is trying to be on the path of adulthood...career, bills, future to plan but is stuck in a rut. Enter the human tornado called Dan! Dan throws everything up in the air for Ashlyn but its his normal everyday routine. His practicality and no nonsense even keel attitude is endearing to say the least. Being in a hugely successful band does tend to build up ones ego and the quicker Dan gets past this the better. Watching this unfold is nothing short of HILARIOUS.

Lexi and her hot lead singer hubby reappear in this installment along with additional band members and a friend of Ashlyn's . All of which bring their own colors of personality to the story and are entertaining to read about. I can't wait for the next installment to read more about Troy and get to reconnect with Dan and Ashlyn again.

HELLO WORLD MEET T. GEPHART pick up High Strung and sit back and enjoy the ride.

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647 reviews28.7k followers
April 22, 2015
"Maybe you can be my exception?"

High Strung was a really fun read for me. Dan was my favorite part. He was cocky, at times a little dense and often inappropriate, but he made me laugh. It took a serious, no-nonsense girl like Ashlyn to tame the rockstar.

Ashlyn gets laid off from her corporate job and ends up working in a bar. She’s living in a tiny apartment, just trying to scrape by until something better comes along.

It’s at an interview where she meets Dan and one of the other members of the band Power Station. Being the cocky rockstar that he is, Dan expects every girl to just fall at his feet. Ash is different, she’s not some fangirl. In fact, she doesn’t really like the band and isn’t impressed with his rockstar status. She’s fiery, opinionated and not willing to take his crap, which peeks his interest, of course.

They try hanging out as friends, with no sex, but that doesn't last long. There’s bickering, great chemistry and crazy amounts of sexual tension between the two of them. It's incredibly HOT! The pull between them is just too much to be anything less than everything.

“But if we didn’t have sex, why did you stay?”
“‘Cause you asked me to.”

I think what I loved most about this story was seeing the change in Dan. He went from a total manwhore to a one woman guy. He was incredibly sweet, even with all of the inappropriate things flying out of his mouth. The only downfall to the story was their miscommunication at the end. Honestly, it didn't bother me that much and I think it could have been worse. There has to be a little drama, right?

I can’t wait for the next book . . . . “Troy Harris” and Megs!! Megs is hilarious when she’s drunk, so I have a feeling it’s going to be a good one.

4/5 Fangs
Mrs Leif's Two Fangs About It

*Complimentary copy kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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1,636 reviews140 followers
April 9, 2017
High Strung is the first book in the Power Station series by T. Gephart. It's a spin off from The Lexi series. It was entertaining and enjoyable.

Dan Evans was the bass player for the famous Power Station band. He was gorgeous, sexy, humorous and confident. He had everything he wanted and more. Ashlyn Murphy was a college educated, out of work financial analyst. She was beautiful and snarky. She was currently bar tending and looking for work in her field. She had a life plan that included hard work, priorities and having people in her life that aligned with her life plan.

Dan and Ashlyn were complete opposites. They crossed paths and sparks flew immediately, albeit annoying sparks that exclaimed they would never be friends. At first I didn't like either one of them. Dan was rude, a total man whore and had no filter. Ashlyn was a judgmental snob. However, once we got passed the first several interactions, they both grew on me and I eventually loved them together.

The sole focus of the storyline was the relationship. Gephart took us through the introduction, chase and relationship development including the good, the bad and the ugly. It was entertaining; yet I craved additional depth and dimension. Diving into the details of working, whether the details of the band, bar tending or being a financial analyst would have worked for me.

Additionally, there were quite a few editing errors, such as missing or extra words and incorrect tense, that it was distracting at times. For this, I rated it a 3.5 instead of a 4.

Gephart included a great cast of supporting characters that set the stage for the rest of the series. I thoroughly enjoyed the band members and look forward to more.

All in all, it was a fast, entertaining and sexy read. I'll definitely back track and read the Lexi series as well as continue forward with Power Station. Troy, the bands drummer, and Meg, Ashlyn's best friend, are next on the horizon. Based on the teasers from book one, there's promise for a great addition to the series.

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516 reviews234 followers
March 13, 2018
4.75 Stars

27 year old college graduate Ashlyn Murphy is desperate for a professional job, not a rocker boyfriend. Heck, she doesn’t even listen to the music. Yet when she shows up for an interview as a PR assistant she runs into one smooth, smokin’ rock star and one crass, no-holds-bared one. Too awe struck to hold a conversation with the cool one, her attention is forced to the one that says whatever pops in his head. Since Ashlyn is over qualified and not fitted for the job, she’s quick to try and put the whole experience out of her mind. That is until she and her friends run into him and his band mates while out having a few too many drinks. And thus begins the hot and humorous courtship of Ashlyn Murphy and Dan Evans, Power Station bassist.

“How had I gone from disliking the crude, obnoxious rock star with questionable social skills to wanting to see him when I woke up?” — Ashlyn

Dan is a riot. He speaks without filters, says whatever he’s thinking and feeling and doesn’t have one pretentious bone in his body. He’s a real breath of fresh air. And while he’s lived the rocker lifestyle and indulged in a multitude of women, he hasn’t met one yet that he’d consider getting serious with.

But Ashlyn, he can’t seem to get her out of his mind. She’s a little uptight and irked me in a few places in regards to her reactions to Dan, but overall the story is awesome. It’s one of those books where you keep saying ‘I’m just going to put this down after one more chapter.’ Yeah right. I don’t think I could get enough of Dan, and while there is no cliffhanger and each book in the series is a stand-alone, the end definitely left me wanting more.

Dan is the total gem of this story. Ms. Gephart had me at his Misfits tee but then she totally sold the deal on him as he went from cocky rocker to sweet, heart-of-gold rock sex god. He’s hilarious with the things he rolls off with…

“‘I was talking with my cock earlier and he kinda has a hard-on for you. I tried to tell him it was a bad idea being you’re moody and really anal, but f*ck me if talking about your ass just didn’t make him want you more.’” — Dan

Dan is the type of book boyfriend that could make you smile, blush, and melt your panties all at the same time.

This is a story about opposites attract and while Ash lets some insecurities and the power of suggestion cloud her vision, Dan comes through and delivers all the “awww” moments along with ample hot, sexy scenes.

This book is seriously hot and seriously funny, and if you enjoy rocker romances than you definitely should be reading this one.
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715 reviews78 followers
January 8, 2015
Life isn't about the perfect plan. It's about the perfect storm that engulfs you when you're busy living it.

Having met Tina and experienced what her personality is like, I couldn't expect her writing style to be any different. Nor her characters. Dan and Ashlyn tick every box for a fantastic read. Tina is that perfect storm.

Ashlyn is a woman with a plan. I like plans. I live for lists and organisation so I related to her and felt her despair at her plans hitting one of those nasty little "life" speed bumps.

Dan is one hell of a cheeky chappy. One liners, sexual innuendos, hilarious ideals and all around good hearted guy underneath some egotistical bravado. Fluff me, I fell. And hard.

It was easy to see that Ash had no chance of him not derailing her from all she had known of adulthood up until this point.

Part of me felt like I was holding my breath, waiting for the most epic crumble of all time, and another part felt like the only time I could breathe was when I was with him. Make sense? No, of course not.

But it was humbling to see Dan getting knocked on his arse by this remarkable woman that he just couldn't stay away from. His attempts at making her his girl and bringing new experiences into her life, ones she had forced herself to miss out on because she was strict on herself growing up, growing away from the world she had been born into.

Fuck. Her smile made me feel like Superman and I'd challenge anyone who didn't think I could outrun a train. Playing for Ash rocked my world.

This book had it all. The ego, the doubt, the push-and-pull between them, the sexual tension a blind man could see. Everything. Oh, and the angst. The angst was there in spades.

All that shit about feeling like your heart was tearing in two was a lie. That didn't even come close to the pain I was feeling. It felt so much worse. Like having your heart ripped from your chest, tossed on the floor, and forced to watch it helplessly while you slowly die. That's what it felt like. It felt like dying.

The emotions I felt throughout the story was of the highest highs but of the lowest lows. Dan and Ashlyn's tale will be a whirlwind, a rollercoaster and you want more. You crave more. I cannot wait for more from the Power Station gang and am eagerly awaiting more quips and one-liners from Dan along the way!

Cupcakes rule!

And I'll leave you with this.

"It's not my ego that is getting bigger babe, that's my cock"
~ Dan, in one line! ;)
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1,504 reviews106 followers
July 24, 2015
Definitely a 4.5 star rating - I just wanted more!!!

When Ashlyn Murphy meets Dan Evans for the first time, she can’t stand him. He’s so full of himself and such an arrogant jerk. They’re just too opposite. She’s a college educated young woman waiting for her dream job, and he’s a bass player for a rock band that trots around the globe. What will happen if this unlikely pair get together as a couple? Will they have a chance of making it work?

This was a fun read that had me laughing out loud during some of this couple’s comical bantering moments. Ashlyn could definitely give it as good as she got it, and Dan with his potty mouth, said some of the most outrageous stuff. He was one entertaining dude!

“What’s wrong with muffins?” Troy scoffed. Poor f**ker had no clue. “It’s like a poor man’s cupcake. No frosting. So f**king dry. I’m putting something cake like in my mouth then I want it to be sweet and f**king tasty. Not some lame-ass muffin that has all the promise of goodness and then leaves you unsatisfied. It’s like a girl who stuffs her bra to make her tits look bigger and then you get her home and boom, no big tits. I hate false advertising man, makes me angry.” ~ Dan (Chap. 8)

Dan Evans is just one of those types of characters that you can’t help but love. He’s funny and cocky, and of course, gorgeous with dark hair and dark eyes while displaying colorful tattoos. He’s a badass sexy rocker. and he knows it too. Now Ashlyn, she’s one tough cookie. Smart, beautiful, and determined. She takes no shit from anyone. She doesn’t know whether or not to let Dan into her life at the moment because she has an agenda right now. But, uggghh, it’s just so like Dan to push himself in without being invited!

This was one rockin’ book! I really enjoyed it! And, the hotness, well let’s just say it was off-the-charts sizzling!!! Dan and Ashlyn together was intensely erotic. Dan was oftentimes tenderly kind towards Ashlyn too. He was just so damn cute!! This one hooked me right in from page one and didn’t let up until I turned the last page. It was my first read written by T. Gephart, and it won’t be my last. I highly recommend reading it!!!

“Life isn’t about the perfect plan. It’s about the perfect storm that engulfs you when you’re busy living it.” ~ Ashlyn (Chap. 28)
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3,749 reviews455 followers
October 9, 2014
This book was simply beautiful. After I finished it, I felt like I shouldn't do anything but soak it in. That lasted for about a minute, then I started on this review in the hopes that I'd be able to move on once my feelings were out there. I love this book so much that just saying I love it can't compare to how I actually feel about it.

I've never read T. Gephart before and that, plus the fact that it is a rock-star book, had me a little unsure about what to expect. Gephart was tricky, making me laugh my butt off until about like 85%, then completely changing everything, making me heartsick. I hoped beyond hope there would be a HEA. I can't tell you how tempted I was to peek, but I'm glad I didn't because the ending is truly special and well worth waiting for.

I first fell in love with High Strung because of the humor. Of course, the characters have a lot to do with that. Gephart really made them come alive and what silly, insane characters they are. I loved all of them. Ashlyn is awesome. She's smart, a little stuck-up, feisty, and stubborn. She definitely keeps Dan on his toes. I love their fiery passion.

Dan is just the best, and my favorite of all the characters. I loved him so much; he's outrageous, a little ridiculous and crazy. He’s an asshole sometimes, tells it like it is, and he has his own weird logic, but he's so amusing doing it that I couldn't help but adore him. Dan can also be so sweet, thoughtful and romantic that he makes me sigh just thinking about it.

I hated the struggle that Dan and Ari have to go through, but it made me appreciate their reconciliation more. It was amazing how Gephart went from a very light and funny atmosphere, to a sad and heavy one. I would have loved High Strung if T had made the final conflict no big deal, just a minor glitch; it still would have been a wonderful story. But I have to say that making the characters and readers experience serious heartache, and question how it was all going to end, truly made this book exceptional to me.

I will most definitely read High Strung again and it's going to be a while before I can pick up another book. I can't wait for the next book in this series to come out, and I can't wait to read T Gephart's other books!!! ~ Paige, 5 stars
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916 reviews23 followers
October 8, 2014
T.Gephart has done it again, wrote a book that ticks all my must haves in a book.
It has a clever, sassy female lead that takes no shit from no one.
A hot rock star with a huge ego and a big heart to match.
A fantastic story that I didn't want to end !
This book is a spin off from T.Gephart's highly successful Lexi series but it can be read as a stand alone. The book follows Dan Evans the Bass player in the the world famous Power Station. Dan is a man whore, he makes no excuses for this - he loves his life and has no plans to change it any time soon, enter Ashlyn a Wall Street corrupt that has a ten year plan and that plan doesn't involve falling for a bad ass bass player from a rock band - it's funny how life turns out !
I was always a big fan of Dan from reading the Lexi series, I knew his book would be an awesome read
So glad to report that I was right. I never wanted this book to end .
I throughly enjoyed every minute from Dan's adorablely offensives one liners to Dan's take on the whole Cup cake vs muffin debate ! Ashlyn was the prefect female lead for me, she was sassy, strong, confident and she was able to love Dan's especial brand of crazy - the banter and sex scene were off the scale.
This book is one of this years must reads.
Can't wait for more rocking stories from Power Station !
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135 reviews2 followers
October 10, 2014
Well Fuck.


That’s it.

Nothing else to say.

HOW the hell did I not read T Gephart before?????

I’m lying of course because, as usual, I have something to say! But I am scratching my head this morning wondering how on earth I missed her. I started this yesterday but stayed up until the early hours of this morning to finish it. One hit, I could not put it down. I’ve been a little bored and jaded lately when reading rockers, bikers and billionaires because the whole bloody market is so over saturated, quantity of choice but not always so much quality so to come across not only a book that was such addictive reading when I had no expectations at all was a surprise, for it to be a rocker book just shows its calibre, this is going to be a favourite without doubt. The book and the author.

So what’s it all about?

Ashlyn Murphy was not living the dream. Twenty-seven years old, college educated, up to her eyeballs in debt and yet she’d been relegated to pouring beers at a local bar. She desperately needed an out and was willing to do anything to get back into the corporate world. Well, almost anything. Dan Evans, Rock Star was NOT one of those things. In fact she despised him. Apparently he didn’t get the memo.

Dan Evans, bass player of international rock band Power Station had it all. He was rich, travelled the world, played to millions of adoring fans and had no shortage of beautiful women willing to share his bed. He didn’t need a moody redheaded knockout with a superiority complex complicating his life. Or did he?

When two people who couldn’t be more opposite cross paths, it’s bound to be explosive; sometimes all you can do is sit back and enjoy the show.

And what a show it is.

Ashlyn is just bloody fabulous. Sassy smartass who takes no shit off Dan from their very first meeting. She’s the type of female lead I love reading but don’t always find. A clever girl with a life plan mapped out that includes a career on Wall Street but not a rude crude rock god with a huge ego (amongst other things!). Ash is a redhead with the temperament to match and I adored her.

Dan, well where the fuck do you start with Dan? Actually probably with just that, a fuck, he’s a total unapologetic manwhore who loves life, women and music not necessarily in that order! He lives his life his way, full on and enjoying every second of it. His dirty mouth is a joy to behold, whether he’s being a suggestive git with the innuendos and dirty talk or whether he’s in bed and using it for other things!
From the moment they meet the pull and push between them is fascinating, funny and frustrating (from Dan`s point of view anyway!).

“I hate you.”

I leaned in and whispered, “No, you don’t. You’re just mad ‘cause I make your panties wet.”

“You disgust me!” She pushed against my chest.

“And yet, you still want to sleep with me, don’t you?”

“What? No. Are you insane? I don’t want to sleep with you. Not every woman wants to sleep with you.”

“Maybe that’s true, but you do.”

“You…you…ugh!” She opened her mouth and shut it, wordless.

“It’s okay, sweetheart, don’t fight it. I promise it will be good for you.”

Dan goes after whatever he wants whenever he wants it but Ashlyn is a far more controlled person who has worked too hard to go off plan and lose focus for a fling with a rock star, yet the more she sees and spends time with him the harder it is to keep sight of that plan.

It was the ultimate tease pic: no face, just sculptured, masculine skin. It was raw and unfiltered, just like him.

Life isn’t about the perfect plan. It’s about the perfect storm that engulfs you when you’re busy living it.

When these two people and worlds collide it makes for a story that I devoured because the author spins it that well, it made a tired genre come alive for me again in a way only Olivia Cunning or Samantha Towle usually do. If you are an avid reader then you know the feeling, "I’ll just finish that next chapter, I must go to bed but maybe just a little more, oh fuck it I need to finish and know what happens, who needs sleep". This is a little gem that I enjoyed, gorged on in one hit. ........

And having checked on Amazon I discover this is a spin off from her other books, epic fail on my part.

And well done to #RARE14 Edinburgh because that book signing introduced me to the names T Gephart and Lesley Jones and both are bloody amazing.
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1,401 reviews12 followers
October 12, 2014
Book Review - High Strung by T Gephart - **** ½ If there’s a party, can we have it in your pants (Dan) Stars

I’m having a hard time sharing……. You see, Dan is pretty real in my head. And so I kind of don’t want anyone else to have him - he’s just mine.

Not since Mal from Kylie Scott’s Play, have I felt so possessive about a rocker, that I want to stamp ‘DAN IS MINE’ everywhere I go. And woe betide any bitches that get in my way.

I’ve read a few of T Gephart’s books prior to High Strung and I love the sassy voice that the females have. Pretty much off the bat in this book, you know we are going to carry on with another ballsy heroine, as Ashlyn is sat waiting for an Interview in Lexi’s office:

“Of course I knew Lexi Reed was not only the band’s publicist but also married to the guitarist, aka the guy in front of me, but man, Lexi was like Barbie. The bitch has everything.”

And there you go, I like her already. No simpering wet willed female here, we have a worthy opponent for our Dan.

Dan, our man whore and bass guitarist in the band Power Station. He’s crass, unfiltered and totally irresistible.

We were introduced to Dan in the Lexi series of books, but you don’t need to have read those to read this. It can be read as a standalone.

Dan spots Ashlyn at the interview and for once his patter doesn’t work. He shrugs it off, but then finds thoughts of Ashlyn creeping in, and attempts to use circumstances throwing them together in his favour.

You know I really love when I read something in a book and it makes me howl because i’ve totally been there. This is one of those:

“With the dawning of the new day also came panic. Panic induced by the foggy memories that slowly bubble to the surface, panic about the half-remembered words that float in your subconscious that you hoped never spilled from your lips, and panic from the body aches echoing through your muscles which point to an active night.”

I can’t be the only one right, who reading that paragraph started laughing and remembering a few situations from their youth that resonate.

This book is full of humour, both in the observation of human behaviour kind, and the witty one liners. I went mental with my highlighter time and time again, because so much stuff amused me. Of course, Dan get’s the best lines and that’s only fair - his muffins v’s cupcakes analogy was a personal favourite.

But there is a whole other side of Dan to be discovered, the sweet, bumbling version as he stutters around, clearly way out of his comfortable zone, and that only made me love him more.

Of course, I can’t say i’m all about the sweet, because the funny and the crude so work for me. Take for example when Dan is talking to Ash about his penis:

“Babe, say what you want about me but you’re going to hurt his feelings by saying shit like that out loud. He can’t help himself. He sees a beautiful girl and he needs to show his appreciation. Think of it as a standing ovation.”

That man, ahhhhhhh, he’s just too funny. And sweet…. and sexy………… and loveable.

If you want to read a book about a flawed hero, finding himself along the way, that will make you laugh your pants off, then Dan is the man for me (did you think I was going to say you……. I already told you I was struggling to share.)

Read it, you won’t regret it. Or as Dan might say “Hey ladies, come and run your fingers over me, I know i’m up against STIFF competition but I’m sure you’ll find me satisfying.”

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98 reviews62 followers
April 19, 2015
*spoiler free*

Words to describe this book, Funny as hell with a good layer of sexy on top.

Ashlyn is living in NYC, she had originally scored the perfect job afer college, but as luck would have it, the company went under. Now she's working in a bar to get by, but still wanting to get back into the corporate world she attends a job interview for a job as an assistent. That's where she meets Dan Evans. A rock star playing bass for the band Power station. Ashlyn has a plan for her life and rocker Dan Evans is not part of it, should she stick with the plan or throw caution to he wind?

I love rock star books, they're always so much fun and can live in the fantasy that the rock star notices you and you live happily ever after. This one was a bit different since well, Ashlyn isn't exactly a fan and she kind of hates Dan for a moment there. Doesn't make it any less good however.
Number one thing that made this book so entertaining was Dan. He says what he means and sometimes probably without thinking before he speaks, but that's what make him so hilarious. Just the things he thinks sometimes will have you laughing,
"Not that I gave a shit, 'cause even just thinking about her gave me a case of the warm and fuzzies. Fuck. Maybe I was getting a period?"
Number two, their banter. Ashlyn and Dan was not exactly lovey dovey from the start which makes for some funny banter between the two.
Ashlyn deserves a mention, too she was not at all boring to follow when it came to her POV.
I liked that it was writting in such a way that even after they had some interaction let's say from Ashlyn's POV it could still go back just a little or have Dan tell how said thing was for him- which I loved. Often you sit there when something is going down and think oh I wonder what that other person is thinking and this book offered that. Like after their first meeting we get to see how Dan experienced it as well as Ashlyn.
The writing really made it seem like you were part of the characters lives.

Truly one entertaining book that will have you laughing multiple time with some sexy things in between.
If you love books with rock stars then read it. If you don't.. well then read it anyways maybe it'll make you love them.

"Life isn't about the perfect plan. It's about the perfect storm that engulfs you when you're busy living it."

But honestly just wish there was more to the ending, felt like it was just *bam* the end you get no more. Of course know that there's probably gonna be more in the second since it'll be both their best friends, but still felt like it just needed that finish for them cause it won't be the same when the next isn't in any of their POV's.
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1,674 reviews225 followers
June 14, 2015
Dan Evan's has everything he wants. He makes more money than he can ever spend. He works and plays with his 'brother', the band. He has more women and sexual experiences than any man could ever want. As the base player of Power Station, he is the epitome of the word "Manwhore". Look up the word and his picture would be right next to the description. That is until the day he walks in to Lexi's office, trying to get close to Sydney, and meets the sexiest redheaded, green-eyed, girl he'd ever met.

From that moment on, Dan only wanted to get to know and spend more time with Ashlyn Murphy. Ashlyn was in Lexi's office for the assistant position. Though her background is in Finance, she had been working at a bar, since the bottom fell out of the market and she'd lost her job in a layoff. This job with Lexi, though not what she really wanted, would help her pay her rent and get her back in the game in some way.

Ashlyn had a plan, which didn't included a tattooed, mouthy Rock Star with no filter. But over time, his charm won her over. His way of saying anything that came into his head without considering the consequences was exactly what Ash loved more and more about him. Until she couldn't deny that's what she was feeling... Love. And Dan loved her. He never thought he would ever be a one woman man. Didn't understand why anyone would, until he met Ash. Now all he can thing about is her.

But when a secret is reveal, will they stick it out and work through it or will they walk away?

I thought this book was fantastic and hilarious. Dan in all the Lexi books was such comic relief and so unfiltered with sexual innuendo that I couldn't imagine how Ms. Gephart would get him to fall in love. But she did it and flawlessly. I love how he's not the sharpest tool in the shed, but is a good friend and a good man even when he doesn't know he's doing it. He loves and cares fiercely. His relationship with his 'brothers' is a priority to him and how he is with Troy was fantastic to read.

I understand Ashlyn, more than I care to admit. I sacrificed a lot for my career and she was willing to do the same for her path that she thought she was on. But someone like Dan, a bull in a china shop, came through and changed all that. She grew to laugh at his comments instead of taking offense. Knowing they came from a good place and were never intended to hurt. Their banter cracked me up.

I also liked how there were alternating POV's. Loved that. The only reason I didn't give this book more points is because of the ending. It just dropped off.

I'm looking forward to Megs and Troy's story. On to the next. Yay!
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56 reviews48 followers
October 10, 2014

I absolutely,freaking loved this book,High Strung hit very close to home for me,you see I once upon a time I fell in love with the base player and let me assure you they are the most self opinionated,cocky assholes you will ever meet but hey 19 years of marriage and 4 kids later we are still as in love now as we were when we were 17.
T.Gephart is a fantastic story tellar and has done an amazing job of this rock star story.

Our female lead ashlyn is an out of work broker(thanks to the financial crisis)living in a shit hole apartment,working a minimum wage bar job,poor ashlyn has to apply for jobs she's over qualified for and gets an interview with none other than Lexi Reed(so good to see lexi again)and this where ashlyn and Dan meet for the first time,their first encounter was absolutely hilarious

"Oh cool,you talk." He laughed " I just wasn't sure if you were just a star-struck fan or you had a disability" He moved closer,stretching out his hand." I'm Dan Evans.

I loved ashlyn,she was a fantastic female lead a strong independent women and I loved the way she always called Dan out on his shit the banter between those two was hilarious.

"wow my tits and the rest of me thank you for your lack of interest"

Now Dan,oh god where do I begin,I think I might just be a little bit in love with this guy,his ego and lack of filter should be enough to put any self respecting women off but instead I was completely turned on.

"see that's what I thought too,but I was talking with my cock earlier and he kinda has a hard-on for you.I tried to tell him it was a bad idea being your Moody and really anal,but fuck me if talking about your ass just didn't make him want you more"

"you have problems,you know that? you and your cock"

Now I try real hard not to give away any spoilers so I'm gonna shut my mouth and sum up high strung! High strung is a fantastic start to a new series from T.Gephart a rock star book that will not make you cringe from all the cheesey crap you read in other rock star books,it's hilarious characters are just brilliant and the writing is just perfect,5 stars and lookin forward to more in the series

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362 reviews9 followers
February 11, 2015
Finished and still laughing my a** off!! Dan is a one of a kind man. So out there, doesn't hold back, doesn't care what people think, isn't afraid to be a bit (ok a lot) dirty with his words. There were so many funny phrases and paragraphs of his to outline in this book. He isn't just about the funny times though and while that is what I loved most about him his story was so much more. I've loved all work from this author and this story ofcourse didn't disappoint either. We all knew Dan would meet his match and Ashlyn was a great one. Once she got over her nerves she didn't hold back from him and her spit fire added funny times to the story too. It was awesome to see Dan mature (a bit lol) and grow as a person and get out of his man whore ways. Dan and Ashlyn start of as "friends" who both kinda don't fully put it out how they really feel so there is a bit of tip toeing. He made some small mistakes but Dan takes the cake in swoon though. How he declared he wanted Ashlyn was wowza, super sweet. Loved everything about this book. The funny, the sexy times, the drama, the friends, the band it all worked well to make a great story that you can't put down. I know the remaining band members stories will be amazing and I can't wait.
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3,907 reviews396 followers
October 13, 2014
This fantastic book can be read as a standalone although the characters in this book can be found in her Lexi series. I've not read anything by this author before but that will certainly change after reading this. I loved the characters and will have to go read the Lexi series.

This is Dan and Ashs story. Dan is a hot, sexy and funny rocker. Ash is feisty and independent. These two characters are so completely different that it made the book interesting. The sex scenes and convos between these two is fantastic.

I highly recommend you 1-click this book, grab a comfy chair and get lost in this wonderful book. This fantastic book can be read as a standalone although the characters in this book can be found in her Lexi series. I've not read anything by this author before but that will certainly change after reading this. I loved the characters and will have to go read the Lexi series.

This is Dan and Ashs story. Dan is a hot, sexy and funny rocker. Ash is feisty and independent. These two characters are so completely different that it made the book interesting. The sex scenes and convos between these two is fantastic.

I highly recommend you 1-click this book, grab a comfy chair and get lost in this wonderful book.
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Author 4 books49 followers
October 13, 2014
Girl next door meets hot rock star- typical romance book, right? Wrong! Oh so very wrong!
Dan Evans is an arrogant, sex on stick rock star who falls for girl next door type Ashlyn who just wants to get a better job and move forward in her life. When Ashlyn and Dan first meet, Ashlyn hates him. She finds him vulgar and conceited and knows that he cannot keep it in his pants. For some reason Ashlyn intrigues Dan and he really wants to get to know her better.
High Strung is an incredible story that is unique in the rockstar romance genre mainly because of the characters. Dan Evans is definitely cocky, definitely vulgar at times and 100% sexy but what makes him a special kind of hero is the fact that he is really down to earth and funny as hell. He was a breath of fresh air in a sense because of the humor and the vulnerability he has.
Ashlyn was a very likeable character. Very modest at times and sassy at others. She seemed like someone I could be friends with in real life.
Put those together and there only three words to describe them- HOT HOT HOT! The sex was hot and the romance portion made my heart flutter. What an awesome start to this series and I cannot see what’s next for Power Station!
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2,110 reviews72 followers
October 10, 2014
Ashlyn went on a job interview for a PR firm and meets Dan from the band Power Station. He is completely offensive and they bickered before he left and she went into the interview. Her friend talks her into going out to celebrate and they end up spending the evening with 3 of the guys in the band. When she takes Dan home with her and they spend the night together, everything changes for her. Dan can't understand his craving for her, but pursues her anyway.

Ashlyn and Dan and super hot together. I mean double fan and ice cold water needed hot. They were both hiding behind the bicker. She wants to badly to let down her defenses and let him in and he just wants to batter down those walls and be with her. I so loved Dan. Yes he was quite brash and rough around the edges, but he was also incredibly sweet and loving.

I give High Strung 4 hearts!
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Author 99 books1,038 followers
October 11, 2014
Thank you Dan!

Having previously only read Lexi from this author's other series, this book, the first in the Power Station series, spins off from Lexi and explores the band members. This first book about Dan and Ashlyn was a riot. Dan is larger than life and doesn't apologise for it. He's rude and permanently in the mood! I couldn't read it fast enough, cursing work and in the end imposing a 'time out' on myself where the family weren't allowed to interrupt me until I'd finished.

Get it or regret it.

I will be reading the rest of the Lexi series to experience more of T. Gephart's pacy prose and to get extra snippets of Dan.

It's not only the band who should be a chart topper.
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