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High Strung

(Power Station #1)

3.93  ·  Rating details ·  1,892 ratings  ·  272 reviews
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. Appare ...more
Paperback, 260 pages
Published October 10th 2014
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T. Hi Shanna,

First let me say a HUGE sorry for not answering you sooner. I am rarely on Goodreads and check in one a month or so. I just saw this.

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Hi Shanna,

First let me say a HUGE sorry for not answering you sooner. I am rarely on Goodreads and check in one a month or so. I just saw this.

Thank you so much for reading High Strung and I'm glad you enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun to write and I loved playing with Dan and Ash. The next book in the series will be Crash Ride which will focus on Troy and Megs, but you will get parts of Dan and Ash in there too. It will be out early next year.

Thanks again for stopping by.

T xx(less)

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Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
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
Paige  Bookdragon
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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★★★ 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
Kelli C

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. Coll
Oct 09, 2014 rated it liked it
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 a
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3.5 Stars
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Oct 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
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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!

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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
Jun 14, 2015 rated it really liked it
Title: High Strung
Series: Power Station, #1
Author: T. Gephart
Release Date: 10 October, 2014
Rating: 4 stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

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
Apr 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
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
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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
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
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
Amy J RAREtte4Life
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing

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 time
Feb 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
"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 t
Tpagirl Loves Romance
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 w
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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
Oct 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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"
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 durin
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Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Kelly  O'Connor
Oct 04, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*
Oct 27, 2020 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf
50% DNF
If I have to force myself to continue reading, maybe this book is not for me. Or maybe I have the worst luck picking romance books lately 🤷🏻‍♀️

Over and out
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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
Oct 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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 t
Christina J.
Apr 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
*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
Crazy for Books (Stephanie)
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.

That Scottish Chick
Oct 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, arc

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 br
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-read, 5-stars
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 me ...more
Philomena Callan Cheekypee
Oct 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: loved-it
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 t
Heather Anne
Oct 12, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
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
She Hearts Books
Oct 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
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.
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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.

Her lack of "plan" has resulted in a rather interesting and eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history.

She'd tell

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