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My name is Ace and I'm the Ace of Spades. I'm not nice and I misbehave. I will be your nightmare. I will be your dream. I will have you begging for more of me with each scream. The truth is in my lyrics. Uncontrollably controlled. I bleed many things one being Rock & Roll. I don't date or make love; I make being with me hard. Did you know the ace of spades is considered th ...more
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Published February 22nd 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Lyra Parish has strummed all the right chords as she captures the hearts of her readers in her newest rock star romance, ACE. In this sizzling and sexy romance, Ms. Parish ignites a fiery passion of two hearts discovering that together they can compose the greatest gift of all.. the music of love.

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I love rock stars and this was quite different from what I've read so far.
Ace Hathway is your usual famous rocker. His band draws thousands of fans to every concert and their fame precedes them. Ace has one rule though; he never talks to journalists, he never gives interviews. His routine is going to break when Elizabeth Riley joins them on tour.
Elizabeth is an editor for a magazine, but she had to replace her friend in covering the band's
Lyra Parish
Mar 31, 2015 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
A new cover will be revealed on January 27, 2016.
Advance Readers Copy (ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review from the lovely author.

Title: Ace
Series: Bands of Brothers, #1
Author: Lyra Parish
Pages: 256
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Age Group: New Adult
Characters: Elizabeth Riley, Ace
Point of View: Dual
Happily Ever After: Yes
Release Date: February 22nd, 2016
Date Read: February 15th, 2015
Overall Rating: 4 Stars

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I highly enjoyed Ace by Lyra Parish but as I read it. I felt like the story plot line was similar to Rock The Heart by Michelle A. V
She Hearts Books
Feb 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-heart-rockers
I love a romantic story where a bad boy rocker falls hard for a girl. Ace isn't so likable at the beginning of his story. He's the stereotypical rocker who takes advantage of the groupies who fling themselves at them. When we get a closer look at him, Ace is tiring of all that. He meets Elizabeth who is on tour to write about him and his Band of Brothers. I really loved Elizabeth. She was smart and sassy and fell reluctantly head over heart for this complicated rocker. I so adored who Ace was wi ...more
Books Laid Bare
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This is far from the typical rock story and while Ace is the typical rockstar in many respects, he is also so different.
I know there are only so many ways to write about sexed up rock god and shy retiring woman, we have all read them before but this is one rock god you would dismiss at your peril, because Ace is more than able to dispel any cobwebs you may have hanging around, there is nothing quintessential about him, he may fit the jeans but that doesn’t mean he has to fit the mould!
Until Eliz
Sofia Lazaridou
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc
When the book I am reading begins with the hero screwing someone that's not the heroine I tend to close the book and bury it somewhere I will never find it again. Things are even worse when he doesn't make sure that she is having a good time too. It makes me wonder what kind of lover the hero is. Things get even better when he has a second conquest and almost a third. I know that some of you find this a ridiculous reason to say that I didn't like something in a book, but this is my review and my ...more
Dec 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed Ace and Elizabeth's story. My initial reaction to Ace was exactly like Elizabeth's feelings, but as Elizabeth peeled away Ace's rocker persona and got to know the man he truly is outside of the Band of Brothers, he definitely grew on me, and his manwhore actions made a lot more sense once readers were given his back story.

Elizabeth is the exact opposite of everything that Ace usually wants in his one night stands, which proves that his attraction to her is already changing him f
Breanna Eichhorn
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
We first meet Ace and his brothers at a concert that they are preforming. We meet Elizabeth while she is running late for a last minute mandatory meeting. When Elizabeth was told that she is going to be touring with The Band of Brothers. She is terrified about going on tour with them as she has never been on tour before. When she called her friend and asked her why she recommended her. When Ace sees her standing in a corner, he wants to know who she is and she has to ask Miley.
Elizabeth is 24 y
Feb 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I want to be a photographer and/or journalist when I grow up.
I want to be on tour with the Band of Brothers!
I mean, who wouldn't want to tour with these hot, fun, sexy guys.
I laughed at the brothers' antics because it reminded me of my relationship with my siblings.
You can feel their bond.

Elizabeth Riley works at PHASE which is like Rolling Stone but on a lower scale.
She is sent to go on tour with Band of Brothers since her best friend is on maternity leave.
Elizabeth is timid, shy, and doe
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I like a little bit of rocker in my life now and then, and Ace certainly didn’t disappoint. Yes, Ace Hathaway is your typical bad-boy-front-man-in-a-band-new-girl-every-night-of-the-week kinda guy, but when public enemy #1 journalist Elizabeth Riley joins the tour, it certainly shows us a side to Ace that no one else had ever seen.

This is my first book by Lyra Parish, and I have to say that I really enjoyed her writing. She is descriptive enough that it keeps me engaged, but not overly to the p
Jacqui Norris
Feb 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
ARC received for honest review

Ace Hathaway, sexy lead singer of Band of Brothers known for never dating, just one night stands. That is until journalist Elizabeth Riley is assigned to follow the tour for her magazine. Not a rock chick, Ace is fascinated by her. She tries to not get pulled in by his charm and be one of his groupies. But he doesn’t make that easy.

I’ve read a lot of rocker books and there is always angst and so much drama. Not here. This story of Ace and Elizabeth sucked me in fro
Susan Trewick
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The story is set around the band of brothers but focuses on Ace and Elizabeth 's story. Ace is a hot rock star sourounded by groupies, a different town, a different girl. Elizabeth is a shy journalist/photographer who is handed the job of a lifetime, though she is out of her comfort zone. Ace has a loathing of journalists but staying away from Elizabeth is not an option.
Wow, a fab start to a new series, I devoured this book in one sitting. It's not your typical romance, but romantic nontheless.
Stephanie  Mae
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
First off, I do not read many rock star books, but I love Lyras writing so I had to read Ace. I am so glad that I did, she did not disappoint!! Ace and his 3 very hot brothers are in a band named Band Of Brothers. Ace is a manwhore, but he hates it. Elizabeth is an editor that gets thrust into being a reporter on tour with the band. She is an introvert that can take the most beautiful pictures.Ace does not do the relationship thing, or blondes, yet a beautiful blonde catches his attention from t ...more
Heather andrews
Feb 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing

I think Ace enjoys showing Elizabeth the affect she has on him, "great, I'd have blue balls once again, and Elizabeth Riley was to blame. "You did this," I said, glancing down to the bulge in my pants." Ace always has a plan to keep his woman from her woes:
"I'll kiss away your anger."
"What if it doesn't work?"
"Then I'll eff it away."
I enjoyed this book and I can't wait for the rest of the band to get their stories because you couldn't help but fall in love with each of them.
Oct 31, 2017 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Michelle Austin
Feb 17, 2016 rated it it was amazing

Author: Lyra Parish
Series: Band of Brothers #1
Release Date:2-22-16
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 256
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


My name is Ace and I'm the Ace of Spades.
I'm not nice and I misbehave.
I will be your nightmare.
I will be your dream.
I will have you begging for more of me with each scream.

The truth is in my lyrics. Uncontrollably controlled.
Christina J.
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it
*spoiler free*

I love me a good rockstar book and this is no exception!

Ace Hathway is out on stage every night with his brothers and every night there's a new woman ready to spend the night with him. Ace is tired of living that way however, he misses the connection, one he hasn't allowed himself since his last break up. He closes himself off and puts everything into his lyrics instead.
Elizabeth Riley works for the magazine PHASE and when her boss sends her on tour with the band Band of Brother
Amy Callahan
Feb 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing

"You're interesting, Elizabeth Riley.... No, I'm not. I'm a girl who loves to play music and loves to write." As much as these two needed each other, each was hell bent on doing a job and getting out. That's what made the chemistry spark and the chase even better. The rocker and the reporter... Ace & Elizabeth couldn't be more different and alike if they tried. They just needed to get out of each other's way in order to see that they have way more in common than they think.
Ace's character was j
Reviews from the Heart (Kimberly Anne)
I enjoy a good rockstar romance. I love the combination of two things I really enjoy, music and reading. Although, I think that getting the right balance between the story and the music can be a challenge. I really enjoy when the author can give us an idea of who the musician is. It is important to see the stage side of the character, as well as who they really are. In Ace, Lyra was able to do just that. We got to see exactly who Ace Hathway was. We get to see him at his low and we get to see hi ...more
Helena Rizzuto
Jan 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Journey to a world of sex and rock and roll....and intensify that by 100! A world where every beat of the written drum is felt in your heart and thighs.. where every note carries to your panties...and has you heated...

Ace is my favorite Rocker Read of THE YEAR!!! He's your typical rock star... Hot, sexy... and definitely not what you want you bring home to mom.. but you damn sure will sneak him into your window and let him have his wicked way with you.. In an EPIC first book of the series, Band
Kim Howlett
Feb 21, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I love a good rockstar story and this was definitely a good book with interesting and different characters. What I really loved though about this book was ACE wasnt a bad boy rocker in the sense of him being a huge man whore on drugs like in most books. ACE was just someone who loved his music and that's what he wanted to spend all his time and focus on, Because of this he was very short and standoffish with people which made it seem like he was cruel and nasty.
I loved ACE's fascination with El
Feb 23, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What would you do if your dream comes true, you get to tour with an amazing rock band and write about it for the magazine you work for? What you don’t expect is to be attracted to the womanizing lead singer? How do you keep your objectivity? Elizabeth finds herself on tour with Band of Brothers, following her passion for music. Ace, the lead singer, is the notorious womanizer that never gives interviews yet Elizabeth has been tasked to get an interview with him. What Elizabeth doesn’t expect is ...more
~lil maso~
Feb 20, 2016 rated it liked it
Ace is a typical cocky asshole lead singer, what you see it what you get. He loves his lifestyle, hates his love life or sex life in his case and is bored with his one night stander.

He meets Elizabeth who has been sent to interview him, she's different from any of the other girls he has met, Elizabeth actually doesn't care who he is and will not kiss his ass.

Unfortunately this story is nothing new or exciting.
Rock star meets average girl falls in love and that pretty much the whole story.
~I did this all for the music, not for the fame. Music was the only constant in all of this.
Wanna know what my favorite thing about the rock n roll romance was? It's that Ace wasn't strung out on drugs, he wasn't an alcoholic, he wasn't even really that much of a man whore. It was SO nice to read a rocker romance where the lead wasn't a dick or druggie!!! He was a genuinely nice although standoffish person. He didn't like intimacy, he didn't kiss the girls, and he didn't care what you thought! H
Feb 22, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: rockers
Holy moly is this book fasted paced! It goes and goes, there is no pausing, no lulls, no dragging, no $200, no passing go... just directly to eeeeeeeeeeeeek!

Ace is my first Lyra Parish book, but it will not be my last.

Ace Hathaway is "that rocker." All the girls want a piece of him, and by golly, he'll change and fall in love with them. Mmmmkaaaaayyyyyy. Sorry Charlie (or Bambi, Candy, Mandy, whatever), you ain't Elizabeth. She is awesome-sauce. Proof again that it pays to not throw yourself at
Obsessive Book Nerd Lauren
Feb 03, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arcs
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Some of my favorite books are rock star romances. so when this book crossed my path, I knew I had to read it. I was hooked almost immediately. I loved Ace. Ace's character was so raw and real. He seemed like an a-hole rock-star but since his band mates were his brothers, you got to see a caring, more "normal" guy as well.

Elizabeth was also a great character and well
Feb 22, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 1/2 stars!
Great start of a new series that left me looking forward to the future installments.
Ace is your typical rock star god who has meaningless sex with groupies and has always been happy with that. He doesn't let any of them get close to him, they don't know or want the real him anyway. They want who they see on stage so that's what he gives them. Recently though, he's noticed something lacking in these sexual experiences but he can't put his finger on it.
Elizabeth is a journalist who is
Amazeballs Book Addicts
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Ace is a rock star. He's part of Band of Brothers. He's a player and has a different woman each night after his concerts. He doesn't do interviews with the media. Elizabeth is an editor for a magazine. She is used to doing the behind the scenes of the articles but when her her is out on sick leave she has to go on tour with Band of Brothers. She's a little shy and awkward and definitely isn't prepared for the feelings she has for Ace. Ace is immediately takes a liking to Elizabeth. Their chemist ...more
Jessica Figueroa
Feb 16, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Elizabeth was less then trilled finding out that she'd have to go on tour to get the inside scoop of the Band of Brothers and try to get a interview of Ace. Ace refuses to be interviewed and has his set lifestyle of singing and sleeping with a different girl. Elizabeth is the exact opposite of the the girls he's normally attracted to. Then there was a moment where Ace got to see Elizabeth and slowly change his mind, and maybe the way he was living wasn't enough anymore.

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Lyra Parish loves to write, glamp, and sing obnoxiously loud at the top of her lungs in the shower. Sweet love stories (along with the dirty ones) make her gush. She is a firm believer that a person can never have too many cups of coffee, cats, or happily ever afters. When she isn't busy writing under bestselling pseudonym Kennedy Fox with Brooke Cumberland, she can be found sipping various bevera ...more

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