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One weekend to fall in love. One summer to change their lives. One secret to ruin it all.

Child Prodigy violinist, Effie Murphy, has never had a boyfriend much less been in love. After all who would want damaged goods like her?

After a miserable year in New York trying to pick up the pieces of her life, she’s just about to give up, when a series of ridiculous events at an
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Published April 9th 2017 by Twist Idea Lab, LLC
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Dee Montoya
Five ~F- Bomb~Beautiful Stars*****

Two days ago I read a fantastic book by this author, called Road-Tripped. Immediately I fell in love with her humor and writing style, so of course I went and bought the second book in the series, which is this one, Head-Tripped.

Head-Tripped was just as amazing. I loved every minute of this read. Elias is a delicious rockstar who whispers sweet, and sexy Spanish words into our heroine's ear. And Effie was simply WOW. A beautiful heroine after my own heart.


If you read and enjoyed Road-Tripped then, like me, you were probably super excited to see what Effie's story had to offer. To say it met and exceeded all of my expectations would be an understatement. Still plenty funny and super entertaining, this book was a bit deeper and maybe even a bit darker but, without a doubt, a great addition to what has now become one of my favorite series.

I am in love with the way this author tells a story. Reads like a very entertaining TV show, this series ma
Apr 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Head-Tripped by Nicole Archer is a sexy rom/com that will take you on one hell of a road-trip! Head-Tripped can be read as a standalone but since we meet and really find out Effie's backstory in Road-Tripped: Ad Agency book 1 it would be better enjoyed in order. Effie Murphy hasn't had an easy life. A child music prodigy and forced into a life she didn't want at a young age put Effie in a tailspin in her late teens. Meeting Elias knocks her off center but she can't help be drawn to this mysterio ...more
Pauline (Passionate About Books)
"If you love someone, you must love all of them. Even the dark parts..."
Trying to move forward in life when all you have been dealt with is lemons, is a pretty tough thing to do. Being a talented, gifted child prodigy isn't really what people make it out to be... it robbed Effie from normalcy and sent her spiralling in a dangerous rabbit's hole of bad decisions she paid for dearly. Now burting with fresh, new life she tries to move forward and leave her traumatic past behind... will she make it?
Ellen ✦ Book Bellas ✦
"Real love heals and forgives."

Nicole Archer is a quirky, funny and very creative writer and this book is a wonderful addition to the 'Ad Agency' series! I was first introduced to this author with 'Road-Tripped', an eccentric, zany but very sexy and warm-hearted romantic comedy. In 'Head-Tripped' we meet another very original cast of characters who have a sweet, sweet slow build romance.

Effie is a brilliant violinist who was a child prodigy. She spent her childhood suffering under the weigh
Nicole Emerald Book Reviews  McCurdy
Reviewed by Emerald Book Reviews

'"I'm going to get up, dress up, show up, and get on with my life."'

Every once in a while you happen upon a book so romantic, enticing, intriguing, mesmerising and whimsical that it reignites the passion you have for reading with a scorching vengeance. Head-Tripped is one incredible, unconventional rock-star love story but it has more substance, more heart, more hilarity and more emotion saturating every page, than any other book in its category and that is all d
Lillian ☁ Cloud 9 Books ☁
***** 4 Cock Stars *****

Can be read as a standalone.

Effie is cute and quirky with lots of personality. It's hard not to love her, and it's so easy to connect with her.

Elias is a rock star that hates being a rock star. He is proud of his accomplishments, but also misses being normal and having privacy. When a beautiful girl stumbles into his life, he can't stop his attraction. He makes her feel normal and alive. She is a muse that won't leave his thoughts.

The two end up writing some great musi
Carmen Rae
Jun 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
My love for the first book in this series kind of took me by surprise. It was not at all what I was expecting it to be and I really enjoyed every word of it so when the beautiful Nicole Archer offered me this ARC I jumped around like a crazy idiot for a minute before I begged for my copy to be sent to my kindle.

Now maybe I was a bit of an idiot because I had no idea who it featured and what it was about only this massive sense of excitement to start reading and so I did. I realised pretty quick
Lisa Mandina
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Ever since I somehow signed up for a review copy of the book Road-Tripped, the first book in this series, I have become a huge fan of this author. While this book was really so much different from the first book, I was not disappointed in any way. It was still a raunchy, laugh out loud romance, just like the first one. The fact that it had such a different feeling from the first one only proves to me what a talented author Nicole Archer is. She writes characters that you can't help but fall in l ...more
Apr 08, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Head-Tripped was a laugh-out-loud funny, and at times deep novel about two lost souls finding their place in the world, and themselves along the way. Ms Archer mixed the highs and the lows, the fun and the seriousness and took me on a tour of Europe on the Barbie Disco Bus...all without leaving my house.

Violinist and child prodigy Effie seems to have had it all, a gift that had her playing at the biggest venues in the world, and attending the best schools. All she really wanted though, was to ha
Kathryn Dee is CLiK Books
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Head Tripped - Nicole Archer

I was given this book for an honest and unbiased review.

Well, I was already a firm Nicole Archer fan but Nicole has now taken my enthusiasm for this series to the next level.

Following from the first book in the Ad Agency Series - Road Tripped, this story takes you on a journey with Effie Murphy. One troubled young woman who, though a child violin prodigy, was completely at odds with the world. Unable to cope with reality because of her closeted upbringing at the han
Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
Nov 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2017

”If you love someone, you must love all of them. Even the dark parts – the craters of the moon.”

Well, she went and did it again! Nicole Archer swept us off our feet once more with another 5 star fantastic story and equally fantastic characters. Every…and we mean, every one of them had their own unique quirky personality, and we loved them all! Honestly, this lady writes the most beautiful characters, Effie and Elias were superb. Relatable, troubled, funny, sweet, sexy, warm…..these two, and
Mar 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I'm in love with Nicole Archer. She gives me some serious lady wood! She can do no wrong and Head-Tripped is a prime example. I fell in love with F-Bomb and Elvis. I couldn't get enough of them. Head-Tripped will give you a big-time book hangover. You won't be able to put it down! ...more
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nicole has completely and utterly knocked it out of the park with this second book in the series! Her debut book was one of my favorites of 2016! Head Tripped will have you believing in love at first sight or in this case first hearing. The chemistry the two main characters have is so insanely romantic.

Effie (F-Bomb) is Callie's twin sister. But she is also extremely talented in her own accord when it comes to all things music. She can hear a tune and play it on almost any instrument. She is in
Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
Nov 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing

”If you love someone, you must love all of them. Even the dark parts – the craters of the moon.”

Well, she went and did it again! Nicole Archer swept us off our feet once more with another 5 star fantastic story and equally fantastic characters. Every…and we mean, every one of them had their own unique quirky personality, and we loved them all! Honestly, this lady writes the most beautiful characters, Effie and Elias were superb. Relatable, troubled, funny, sweet, sexy, warm…..these two, and
Laura Leyman
May 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nicole, you are an amazing writer. Your words actually inspire me. When I am reading your books, there would be a line or a paragraph that would just hit me and it would be so raw and true that I feel I could agree with it. This book was good raw and true that I felt as though I was bleeding and feeling what Effie was feeling. Having Alice in Wonderland quotes swayed me too. Her quotes about love always hit me with truth.

‘Love has many phases. Like the moon. And for the moon to become full, it m
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***

I read Road-Tripped book one in this series a few weeks back, and when I was offered the chance to review Head-Tripped I said Yes straight away, This series is such a refreshing change, full of great characters, Emotional moments and hilarious situations with a HEA for the couple that is well deserved.

Sarah Austin
**edited to add
I read this one again as I'm tryin to do a catch up before the third installment in one my favorite series ever comes out. It wasn't a chore. I think I enjoyed it more this time than I did last time. I certainly laughed out loud a lot more. Still love Callie and Hot Cock and it was nice to see they made some appearances in this book. Can't wait until Monday!

Okay everyone. (cracks knuckles). Road Tripped was one of my favorites from last year and I was anxious to see what the autho
Nicole Archer
Oct 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: funny-romance
If you liked Head-Tripped, check out book: Field-Tripped coming October 30th.

A new holiday second-chance romance, with lots of steam and fun.


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Stacey Broadbent
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favourites
This is the first book of Nicole Archer's that I have read, and I can honestly say it won't be the last! Head-Tripped is definitely one of my fave reads of the year so far. It was hilarious, sweet, sexy and emotional. I absolutely loved it.

Effie is a recovering drug addict who also happens to be a musical genius and crazy good violinist. She can play any instrument she touches, and has the ability to hear sounds on a different level to others. She has this hippiesque way of looking at life, and
Yael Shalom
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I love thease sweet candy books . It was touching , poetic , funny as hell , and I loved it !
Apr 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: series, contemporary
Effie was very, very briefly introduced in Road-Tripped. It was like a hit-and-run introduction so this story is a wonderful presentation of her. First off, she's a musical prodigy. She plays a mean violin but it's her ability to hear music differently than others that really made her intriguing to me. A note is a note is a note is a note, right? Not to her, and I love that this is what makes her more than just another violinist or musician. She lives the chords, the flats, the sharps because of ...more
Brienne Dubh
Apr 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Effie is the bad sister, the troubled twin, and even though she is an amazing violinist and brilliant when it comes to music, she is not only a broken soul but broke too. With no money, no job and no hope, she just can't seem to get her life together. While standing in for her twin sister Callie, under very strange circumstances at an awards ceremony, Effie Murphy meets Elias, a handsome musician who just so happened tag along to the event with his roommate. After helping Effie out when she gets ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
Head-Tripped is the second book in the Ad Agency series. It can be read as a standalone. But if you have read Road Tripped then you have already had the pleasure of meeting Effie, Callie's twin sister. This is her story and she is about to get the best high of her life...

Effie moved to New York to start over. To find her way. To feel the music again. But after six months she is still missing something. She still feels broken. She feels like she is only living half a life. That is until she meets
Apr 17, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Head Tripped –

Totally different from her sister, though I lol’d a heck of a lot more on the first book. Nicole Archer still did a fanfuckingtastic job with this one.

Effie + Elias = Freaking adorable! ❤

And just to get this out of the way, our male lead is Hispanic with DILL PICKLE EYES!
AHHHHHHH *Fangirl Scream*

Throughout the book, I found myself relying on google translate, YES, I’m aware of the glossary but trust me you’ll appreciate the robot translators accent lol. A bonus to this gem of a ma
Deb Markanton
Apr 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing

Head-Tripped is exactly will blow your mind with its well-written characters, wonderfully creative storyline and spectacular dialogue. Nicole Archer took a few chances in this second book of her Ad Agency Series and the result is fantastic. This is not your typical RomCom, folks. It’s much better. It digs deep into your soul and has you pondering the meaning of life, all while being entertaining and laugh-out-loud funny.
Once an addict, always an addict. Effie Murphy struggles with it
Melissa Jones
Mar 31, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After reading Road-Tripped (the 1st book in this series, Callie & Walker's story) which I loved, I've been so looking forward to Head-Tripped. This is Effie's story (Callie's twin sister) and I fell in love instantly, didn't need more than a few lines and I was hooked on everything Effie!!
"This woman intrigued him. There was something unusual about her, something soulful and spiritual. She excited him and soothed him at the same time."
Yes, Effie Murphy is all the above and more....she has fought
Apr 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing

4.5 stars

I was really anxious to get my hands on Head-Tripped. Road-Tripped was one of my favorites reads last year. Nicole Archer stays true to her style with her quirky, sweet, and hot romance. But Head-Tripped has a different vibe to it and that is a good thing. The humor is a bit crass and dark and I loved it. I really appreciate Ms. Archer’s creativity and her ability to bring something new and unique. The amount of research she puts into her stories
David Maher
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: rockers, reviewed
Head Tripped, the book that is second in Nicole Archer's Ad Agency series, unexpectedly has two main characters neither of which actually work for the Agency at the heart of the series. Instead, Skip Shimura convinces his friend and recent transplant from the west coast, Effie Murphy, to impersonate her twin sister at an awards night where Callie is expected to win.

On the same night, Eli St James who also works for Skip, convinces his roommate Elias Lovaro to get out of the apartment for a night
Pelusa Rivera
Mar 29, 2017 rated it really liked it
I love this author, I read a lot of books, and at times I just want to laugh, which in turn makes your day. In this story we have Effie, who is Callie's twin sister (from first book) and she has asperg or something similar, she is also a recovering drug addict, but has been clean for 2 years, so she is down in the dumps and does not to want to reach to Skip and Callie, who always bail her out of situations. Then we have Elias, famous band singer who is tired of it all, the press, paparazzi, he j ...more
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Archer’s lengthy career as an advertising copywriter not only polished her writing skills, it provided a lifetime of book material. Many months her book purchases are as high as her mortgage. As a full-time, working single mom of a beautiful, brilliant, and horrifically energetic son, she has little time to do much else but work, write, read, drink wine, and breathe.

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