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The Hysterics

(The Hysterics #1)

4.15  ·  Rating details ·  234 ratings  ·  123 reviews
Once upon a time, I was Fallon Dunbar. Rock and roll, drugs, and bad decisions were the life I lived. I'd fallen so deep into the dark rabbit hole that I was certain I would never make it out alive. People like me didn't get second chance. People like me didn't get lifted from the darkness. So when the opportunity showed up, I had to take it. I walked away from everything ...more
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Published January 27th 2015 by Kristen Hope Mazzola
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DNF @27%

Despite the underdeveloped opening chapters that read more like a rough draft than a polished story, I trudged through, seeing potential in the characters until the premise took a complete nosedive a few chapters in. This is something that should be disclosed in the synopsis/blurb. Had I known ahead of time, I wouldn't have picked it up. I won't read about an h pregnant to someone else. Sorry, not sorry, it's totally unromantic!

So if this trope is also a turn-off for you, don't waste yo
Carol (StarAngel's Reviews) Allen
Book – The Hysterics
Author – Kristen Hope Mazzola
Publication Date – January 29, 2015
Genre – New Adult Rocker Romance
Type – Stand-Alone…or maybe not!
Cliffhanger – No
Rating – 4.25 - 4.5 out of 5 Stars

Complimentary copy generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review.

My Thoughts - Story
I am a big fan of Ms. Mazzola after reading her Crashing Series and I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to read this one…it seemed like it belonged on the other end of the spectrum with rocke
NiCoLeTa E. {Addicted To Books}
***2,5 stars from me***

I usually love the books with musicians, but this one didn't get to me!!!
I don't know why that happened...

The storyline wasn't bad at all, but while i was reading it something bothered me!!!
The two main characters were very interesting, but i couldn't feel the connection between them...
And i felt that the things went too quick about those two...
Yeah, they were having a difficult background, but we took so much time of the book to see the way they end up together, that w
Mar 27, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Once upon a time, I was Fallon Dunbar. Rock and roll, drugs, and bad decisions were the life I lived. I'd fallen so deep into the dark rabbit hole that I was certain I would never make it out alive. People like me didn't get second chance. People like me didn't get lifted from the darkness. So when the opportunity showed up, I had to take it. I walked away from everything I loved, everything that was killing me, and I became Fae Dunham. Af
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TITLE: The Hysterics
AUTHOR: Kristen Hope Mazzola
GENRE: Contemporary Romance
RELEASE DATE: January 29th 2015

4 Romeo and Juliet the Duo Drummers Stars

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I really enjoyed this book, the slow build up of the characters which allowed for a broader connection, loved the fact it wasn't insta love, no whiny female (thank you god) and a story that you get lost in..

I was Fallon Dunbar, I was a drummer, I
Mar 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So I am a HUGE fan of Kristen Hope Mazzola now that I have read her Crashing Series...So when I saw that The Hysterics were getting their own book...I was freaking out! I am seriously!! I was stoked...AND NOW IT WENT LIVE last week and I spent the weekend neck deep in this amazing not-so-rocker-rock-star-romance and OMG it is just awesome!

I loved that it wasn't just about a rock star saving a person or falling in love with a waitress in a dive diner...this romance made sense...these characters w
Kristen Mazzola
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

Currently my favorite project to date! I cannot wait to share Fallon and Dane's story with everyone!

Jamie Roberts
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I always love opportunities to read new romance stories that revolve around the music industry! The Hysterics is definitely a book that will hook you and keep you engaged from start to finish! Dane and Fallon are AMAZING together!

Official review to come closer to release date! :)
Mar 27, 2018 marked it as nope  ·  review of another edition
Not romantic people. Not romantic.
Rosa Sharon (iScream Book Blog)
Sometimes you need to feel pain to heal from it...
I couldn't resist this rockstar read and took a chance on a new author. I was intrigued by the synopsis and drawn to the mystery knowing I would get my musical fix at the same time. I was pleasantly surprised to find that the author even included lyrics, and my favorite were the ones in the deleted bonus scene at the end of the book. While the story started out kinda slow it built up to a very nice finale that tied up the loose ends. Fallon (aka
Brittany James
Jul 28, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
If you want a 5+ Star read, pick up The Hysterics. You can thank me later! Lol. You'll fall in love with Dane and Fallon, er... Fae. This book is raw, real and beautiful. Life is messy, but love doesn't always have to be. My favorite thing about The Hysterics is that the characters knew a good thing when they found it. I would absolutely recommend this one to anyone who loves good books, rock and roll, romance, and the chance to live (and love!) again. ...more
Prone to Crushes on Boys in Books
Again, I am in the minority with my opinion of this book. I usually love a good sex, drugs, rock and roll story but this one didn't do it for me. ...more
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Once upon a time, I was Fallon Dunbar.
Rock and roll, drugs, and bad decisions were the life I lived.
I’d fallen so deep into the dark rabbit hole that I was certain I would never make it out alive. People like me didn’t get second chances. People like me didn’t get lifted from the darkness. So when the opportunity showed up, I had to take it.
I walked away fr
B. C. Booklover
Jul 05, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
New life brings joy!

Found a new author for me to enjoy but since I love a good rockstar romance, of course I had to read this one.

This was a different and interesting story of a broken woman who hit rock bottom and found it neccessary to change her name and who she was to survive. Finding a second chance, in a new city, with a new life since she had all but wasted the previous one. Surprised when an unexpected love comes along to shake up her world. Has she found her perfect soulmate?Will he sti
Michelle (Michelle's Book Ends)
"Right then the world stopped around me. I was standing in front of Fallon Dunbar, the former drummer of Regicide Assisted, a band that had just broken up because rumor had it their drummer had died from an overdose of coke. She was a legend in the underground circuit, but she had flown in under my radar. I decided to not let Fae-Fallon- know I'd figured out her alter ego and went along with the sheer surprise of standing in the presence of this awesome chick..."

Fallon Dunbar isn't herself anymo
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"The best things in life aren’t easy. They are tough, they are painful, and they are raw.”

I went into this book expecting one thing and got something completely different. I was ready for the typical rock star romance. I expected the drama, the overtop personalities and the chemistry that flies off the paper. I am happy to say with that Kristen did not disappoint.

I struggled with the character that was Fallon / Fae. She was this rock star who faked her death to leave that l
Everything Marie
This is a nice and short read. Dane and Fae you will fall in love with right away. It's a beautiful story. Well written. I love rock star stories especially when it involves both. Love is messy. Read it. You won't be disappointed. ...more
The Hysterics is an emotional rockstar romance about two people who both have dark and painful pasts. Even though they have extremely painful pasts, Dane and Fallon have two gigantic hearts and care deeply when they let people in. I loved this book and everything about Dane and Fallon. Their story is fun, passionate, and powerful.  I wasn't ready to tell these characters bye at the end of the story, but luckily they make appearances in some of Kristen Hope Mazzola's other works! ...more
Teresa Lara
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved Fae and Danes amazing broken beautiful love story.So looking forward to Colt and Serenas book.
Feb 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

It was a refreshing change to come back to a genre that I read, but not regular as some were merging into one another with the hot sex etc.

This one was a pleasant surprise, yes it had hot sex in it, but it had a story first....

The stars of this show are Fallon and Dane.

Fallon appears one day being introduced as Danes boss/manager.
There was an instant HOT HOT HOT from Danes point of view.
She wasn't known as Fallon now, the rock star who played drums, that person was long gone thought to be dead
Samantha  Kurtz of Sammy's Book Obsession
5 Stars From Sammy's Book Obsession


I was provided with a Review Copy/ARC for review.

As usual, Author Kristen Hope Mazzola, blew me away with this book! The Hysterics is an awesome read. I couldn't put it down. It hooked from the start and never let go until the end. It even left me thinking about it after the last page. I love that in a book.

I absolutely LOVE books about music & romance. Granted, this is NOT your regular rock-star-meets-love-interest read. Nope. This story is in
Dayna R
Jan 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely love this book! It's not your ordinary love story! There's rock and roll! There's sexy love scenes! There's secrets! Fae (or Fallon... Which ever you prefer lol) is crazy relatable! Underneath the tattoos and rock star past she's just a girl navigating through life and trying to figure out who she is. Dane is the swoon-worthy drummer with troubles in his past still haunting him. Two souls trying to rise above and live with love, passion, and rock and roll! The love story between the ...more
Mary Gebhard
Apr 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book was amazing. It’s not your typical rockstar romance. For instance, the girl, Fallon, is the rockstar in this book, which I loved! Fallon or “Fae” is trying to get away from the rockstar life. Fae gets sucked back in when she starts to fall for Dane, who is trying to get in to the scene.

I’m not going to give any spoilers or reveal too much about this book because I think it’s the type of book you should read without knowing too much. It’s the kind of book that sucks you in, so is that
Stefanie Minshew
Huge fan of Kristen! I will preorder one click anything she writes! Fell in love with her writing in the crashing series...

Fae and Dane are so well written, their characters alone are trying to find their way in life but she gets a second chance in life, when Fae gives up who she was in her past is when their paths crossed and the chemistry was strong. Music was deep in their souls and the passion led them into a romance that was not always easy with her trying to hide who she was in her past an
Le Ann Foster
Jan 26, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
***I recieved a copy of this book from the author for a honest review***

I fell in love with this book. From beginning to end you will be hooked. I laughed and smiled through out this book.

Fallon aka Face is a strong woman to walk away from her old life. Done is Hot Bad A $$ drummer with alot of guilt about his past. Fallon and Dame are perfect match to help each other from the past and into the future.

Kristen has written a beautiful love story and I can't wait to see if there will be more of The
Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Sometimes, life gives us a second chance.. & love shows us who we really are, despite our own misgivings.

As always, Kristen doesn't disappoint! Her characters are well-developed, she grabs my attention from the start & wraps things up at the end, yet leaves me always wanting more! I really hope that this book turns into a series!! I'll be watching..
Kari Hansen
Jul 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Fallon was a successful drummer in a successful band until the rock and roll lifestyle almost destroyed her. She has picked up the pieces and started fresh as Fae, an editor for a rock music magazine, but she knows she needs to stay on the outskirts so that she doesn’t repeat her mistakes.

Dane is a drummer for The Hysterics and although not necessary I do recommend that you read Before Hysterics to get the backstory on Dane and the band. He has been damaged by his past and gets through life one
We Like them Dark Book Blog
Jul 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018
This was definitely a much different approach to the very well known “rockstar romance” trope. Different-in a good way. There was definitely a lot to absorb in this book, and the author touched on some pretty heavy topics but does it so well.
Fallon was famous once upon a time, but felt it was necessary to fake her own death to get out of the addiction riddled world she once belonged to. When she meets an upcoming rockstar, she’s hesitant as her path before brought so much personal destruction.
Jul 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
THE HYSTERICS is Dane and Fallon's story. They are both drummers and each is "beautifully broken" by events in their past. Each have walls up and feel unique in their experience yet - "It felt like we were two puzzle pieces that had been missing from each other's incomplete lives until now."

This is a quick an easy read that is a little different than the typical "rock star romance". The characters have a depth to them that is expressed within the story, not told with so much detail that I wanted
Tina Morgan
Jul 04, 2018 rated it really liked it

I really liked this book!! I liked how it showed you can start fresh and have second chances. You know get your life back and take control of it and make yourself proud of you. And that even if your broken doesn’t mean your not perfect because you are perfect for someone. Of course that’s just what I got out of it and you might get something else out of it. But Dane and Fallon are definitely worth a read. I love the dual pov’s!! The secondary characters are on point and I actually can’t wait to
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Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author, Kristen Hope Mazzola, is a Florida native that has found herself loving a North Carolina life. She writes contemporary romance ranging from steamy romantic comedy, sexy erotica, angsty new adult, all the way to sports romance – with dirty bikers, hot military men, and swoon-worthy rockstars in between.

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