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Strings (The Black Eagles #1)

4.32  ·  Rating Details ·  66 Ratings  ·  30 Reviews
The rise of the Black Eagles was meteoric, from band practice in the garage to global stars almost overnight. And Melissa Webb, the beautiful girlfriend of the front man, appeared to have it all. But when Luke Black disappears without a trace and Melissa wakes up in a hospital bed after a savage attack, her perfect world is shattered and their lives are plunged into a pote ...more
Paperback, 314 pages
Published June 27th 2014 (first published June 14th 2014)
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Title: Strings

Author: Kat Green

Information: Self-Publishing | 380 pages | Two more books to follow.

For Fans of: Music, a lot of feels, thrilling writing skills

My Thoughts:

When I first started the book, I actually thought, it will be a fantasy book. Really, don’t ask me – I don’t know why. Sometimes my mind messes up plots and covers from different books.

However, I started the book and was under its smell right from the beginning. Kat Green starts the book with (nearly) the end of it. You first g
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My Summary:

Luke, the front man of Black Eagles, appears to have it all. From a gorgeous girlfriend to a band that skyrocketed to the top, everything he ever wanted is finally coming true.

But when he disappears one night without a trace and Melissa gets attacked and wakes up in the hospital, his perfect world goes spiraling down.

Can they get to Luke before its too late?

My Thoughts:

People in the music industry ALWAYS gets to me. I'm very biased about that especially when they're
Emmie Kates
Jul 12, 2014 Emmie Kates rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a sucker for Rock romances, but this isn't your average rock star meets girl romance. The story follows the band as they struggle to make a name in the music business. Along the way Melissa meets Luke the lead guitarist, and their love story is woven into the bands rise to fame. Add a scary stalker to the mix and you have a story with heart stopping moments, twists and turns that will keep you hooked to the end.
Can't wait for the next book.
Michelle Arrow
This review can also be found on A Thousand Lives Lived, check it out for more reviews!

Although this book has been in my shelf for more than half of a year, sitting there with its sad, gloomy eyes and begging me to read it, I can say that it's not like I was avoiding it. Though, looking at my reaction of the way it actually turned out now, I'm telling you that I feel that I should've read it sooner and fell in love with it as soon as possible. Strings was a heart-racing, unique novel that's maki
Jamie Ellis
Feb 28, 2017 Jamie Ellis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book deserves more than 5 STARS!!

A friend of mine highly recommended this book and I want to say thank you Kathy!! This book was freaking brilliantly written. I get a little confused on some of the British terms but still figured them out and it was amazing.
The dynamic of these characters, the recollections, storyline, just everything about this story just flowed and kept me wanting to read I couldn't put my kindle down. The twists and revelations kept me wanting to keep reading, its like I
Elle Klass
Sep 24, 2014 Elle Klass rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ever wonder what the life of a rock star might be like? Kat Green nails it in Strings! From the young kids writing and creating their own music; begging for gigs to the record deal and making it big. Strings isn’t just about the band, the Black Eagles, it’s a romance about Luke and Melissa as well as a suspense. Luke is the front man and writes the songs for the Black Eagles. He and Melissa meet at a gig before they make it big. The two are instantly attracted to one another and fall deeply in l ...more
Nov 01, 2014 Beth rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love, love, love this story! The first chapter had me hooked and it was fantastic. Kat is an amazing author and this story shows it. The story line is absolutely great! Ever since I finished reading it all I do is talk about it because I think everyone should read it! This story deserves so much more recognition then its got I believe this story could be as popular as The Fault In Our Stars! The story shows the relationship of two people going through loads of emotions such as love and heartbr ...more
Aug 13, 2014 Doris rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I took me a bit to get into this book not because it was bad but I had just really switched gears from reading Nocturnes with its "in your face" dialogue to this rock romance book. Now after saying that I say if you get a chance to read this!!

It was the kind of book that once I started it I did not get any else accomplished at home. It had me up late at night even trying to find out what was happening. I loved the characters because they were made to come to life.

It had one of those e
J. Kahele
Sep 24, 2014 J. Kahele rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rock-romances
This book definitely kept me up all night and into the next day, because I found it impossible to put down. The author did an incredible job, of keeping the story intriguing, wanting you to read page after page. Originally, I thought the book was going to entail a young romance, between Melissa and Luke. But it was so much more.
Shortly after meeting Luke, Melissa enters his band The Black Eagles, in a contest, which they end up winning and helps to skyrocket the bands career. In the midst, of t
Lisa Gillis
Sep 15, 2014 Lisa Gillis rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Love this love story!

From page one this book had me hooked with its quirky, loveable characters, the reality of the rock world, and the mystery woven in to the events. The Black Eagles band catapulted to fame with a little engineering from lead man Luke Black's true love Melissa Webb. The two of them find themselves as a celebrity couple with all the problems fame brings. Amidst gossip, misunderstandings, and back biting an even bigger threat looms. All the money in the world can't keep them fro
Anouska Robinson
I have read and re-read this book and loved it both times. I couldn't put it down from the moment i started it. This is a sit on the edge of your seat holding your breath book. There aren't many books that have done this for me over the years, I'm a sucker for guessing (and am usually right) who the culprit is and it wasn't who i had first thought. LOVE A BOOK THAT KEEPS ME GUESSING !!! I can't wait to read the follow up of this wonderful Romantic Suspense. The characters are now like my best fr ...more
May 15, 2015 Nicole rated it it was amazing
more like 4.5 stars. I loved the book! :)
Feb 08, 2015 Rachael rated it it was amazing
Find my review here on my blog (& below):

Kat Green very kindly sent me a digital copy of her novel 'Strings' to review and I absolutely loved it!

'Strings' is a romance/thriller based around a rock band called The Black Eagles. It opens with Melissa, girlfriend of the lead singer, in hospital after a brutal attack. Her boyfriend, Luke is missing. Melissa is telling the police what happened, and through her we get the whole story of how they met and how
Oct 29, 2014 Vienna rated it it was amazing
I was surprised by how much I liked this book. The author herself gave me this book in return for an honest review, but at first I thought it wasn't my thing. But I have to say it really is! I've never read New Adult before and I didn't realise it a new adult book until I was halfway through.
But I had a few things that bottered me while reading the book. Melissa was only 20 (turned 21 in the book) and she already live on her own, even though she didn't seem to have problems with her parents. Th
Tracy Gray
Sep 05, 2015 Tracy Gray rated it really liked it
I was given this book for an honest review. The story about a rock band and the main women in their lives centres primarily in Portsmouth and London. It is about a budding new band and how they grow to stardom. The story flowed and yes I agree was slow in places to start with. But upon reflection the writer has a calmness and steady pace with her writing. Because once you get to the middle of the book it's gripping you and you cannot put the book down. Twists and turns keeps the book alive. Not ...more
Nov 15, 2014 Bobbi rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
Recommended to Bobbi by: Double Decker Books
I have to admit I did have a hard time getting into this book at the beginning but it didn't take long before I was sucked into it and didn't want to put it down. All the crazy ups and downs of the life of a group of rock stars and their significant others was mind blowing and very creative. This story is full of mystery and love so strong that even being in the spot light doesn't pull them apart and if it does it's not for long. There are a couple "crazy" characters that get really scary in the ...more
A heartfelt romance set in the Rock and Roll music scene. This story has it all, music, love, sex, drugs, kidnappings, attempted murder, and best of all a happy ending. This story totally made me cry, which sometimes is what I like...although it freaked my husband out to wake up with me crying. You think after 22 years he would be used to it.

This is a great read and I highly recommend it. I give this book 5 out of 5 clouds. But keep the tissues handy
3.5 stars
I liked this one but it was a long book, would have liked it more if it was condensed.
Would read a follow up if one appears.
Stephanie (Between the Coverz)
A suspenseful story mixed in with some drama and romance!

The story begins with Melissa in the hospital in what appears to be a breakdown. It doesn’t give anything away as to what happened that put her there or what happened to Luke and why he isn’t there with her. He has just disappeared without a trace. That is where the mystery begins. Of course the answer won’t come until the end of the story. However, you will read a story full of drama, love, mistakes, and anger; all mixed in with suspense
Mar 03, 2016 Cyn rated it it was amazing
I received this book in the mail from Kat Green, after winning a contest on Twitter she had. In return I have read this lovely book. This is my first time reading any kind of rock band genre and I thoroughly enjoyed this genre!

"Melissa Webb and her best friend, Beth love going to scope out new local bands at the pubs in town. One evening, they saw The Black Eagles and that is when Melissa makes eye contact with the lead singer, Luke Black. They instantly had a connection.
Luke has had some rocky
Arijana Pejić
Oct 31, 2014 Arijana Pejić rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A very kind Kat gifted me a paperback of this book along with some great goodies for which I’m very grateful but know that this review has nothing to do with that. It’s really a honest one.

I read this book in one sitting. It was thaaaat good! I love it when authors write their stories in a way that you become captivated form a start.

Loved mystery that this book gave me, loved the romance between Like and Melissa. I won’t retail you anything, for that you really have to read it and I don’t wanna
Mar 06, 2016 Alexandra rated it liked it
The heartbreaking story of a girl falling in love with a guitar player who goes on to be a rock star - and all the problems they have, normal ones and very exceptional ones. She is beautiful (of course) and clever and strong and he loves her to the moon and back but that is no guarantee for a happy life, is it? The book starts at the end of the story and then proceeds to tell the beginning, hopping back and forth quite a bit which makes for a difficult read sometimes, more than once I wondered i ...more
Kathy Aronoff
Aug 25, 2015 Kathy Aronoff rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Terrific Start

When Melissa and her bff Beth go see a local band, little did they know all their lives would change forever. Luke, Dale, Toby and Tom knew that they would one day be Rock stars but basically working clubs for booze money wasn't exactly getting them there until Luke spots Melissa in the crowd. The small blonde would be a force of nature and with Beth at her side catapult The Black Eagles into the stratosphere, by entering them into the premier battle of the bands competition. But w
Michelle Ferrari-Johnson
Dec 11, 2015 Michelle Ferrari-Johnson rated it it was amazing
What an amazing story! Who doesn't dream of being a rock star or dating one at least once? Action, drama and adventure. Amazing plot twist, it isn't quite what you are thinking! So much passion, whether it be love or rage. You feel it building up yourself. The horrible ways of the paparazzi are truthfully displayed as well as the greed of people we meet along the way.
Sep 20, 2015 Gloria added it
I was given an ARC in exchange for an honest review.... This is my first book by Kat Green and I absolutely can't say enough about it. It was amazing, I love rocker romances but this one was a head above the rest. I can't wait to start the next in the series.
Paula (Poll) Conway
A bit tame for a rock story
Jillian Jacobs
Jan 05, 2016 Jillian Jacobs rated it it was amazing
Where's Luke? Author kept me up nights reading to find out. Great read!
Oct 23, 2014 Serena marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: dnf
DNF at 14%. It was slow and didn't really flow well for me.
Dec 10, 2015 HG7 rated it liked it
perfectly good story with twists and turns, and good characters, but the third person narrative didn't do it for me.
Double Decker Books
Double Decker Books rated it it was amazing
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“Melissa caught Luke's eyes and mouthed to him, "I love you."
He knew what she was saying, and responded by running over to her, grabbing her face and kissing her in front of six thousand people. "I love you too," he said [...].”
“Melissa was still deep in conversation with Toby. For no good reason, they were arguing about the very important art of making the perfect cup of tea.” 1 likes
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