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Gavin is the perfect rockstar front man - moody, confident, and sexy as hell. But no matter how famous he becomes, he can't shake the heartache of his childhood. Only Sophie can take the edge off.

Sophie falls for Gavin the moment she realizes his swagger is just a front to hide his wounded core. All she wants is to save him from himself. And once she gives him her heart, s
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Published July 15th 2016
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TRIANGLE IN THE MUSIC WORLD!

Book 1 in duet within series.
Blurb:
Gavin McManus always knew he'd be a famous singer/songwriter. His disheveled good looks, confidence, and undeniable magnetism were the perfect combination to propel his band Rogue into the spotlight. But it's his wounded-rock-star mystique, born out of childhood trauma, that seals the deal.
Sophie Kavanaugh was drawn to Gavin long before he found fame. Her own desire to be what he needed, to somehow be the one to fix him, lasted beyo
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Gaufre
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was ok
It has been a very long time since a book made me this mad. I am mostly angry at myself because my own little voice told me to abandon this book multiple times:

I should have quit when
the two main characters got together and married too quickly

I should have quit when
I saw the first hint of a love triangle

I should have quit when
suddenly, the omniscient narrator could see years in the future and became the voice of a chronicler. Example: "The photograph would become iconic for the band." I rea
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Dianne
There is raw and realistic writing going on between the covers of this dark romance. Lara Ward Cosio has brought a gut-wrenching read to the table and trust me, you won’t want to miss it. Tangled Up In You is the story of the grit, the loyalty and the love that may or may not withstand the heartbreaking trials and human frailties of two people desperately trying to make a life together in the fishbowl of fame.

Gavin is determined to make a name for his band, made up of life-long best friends in t
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Doris
Dec 31, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5+++ This is an exceptionally written book in which the author has you feeling a bit voyeuristic. She takes you in and has you actually feeling so many of the emotions of her characters and has you believing in love, success, heartbreak, and betrayal, which turn has you believing that you are a part of this book. It is a rock romance which stands above a lot of them because it doesn’t sugar coat the rock star life. The author gives you a look at not only the glamorous side of rock but also the “ ...more
Kristine (A Cozy Booknook)
I really enjoyed this book. The characters are complex, emotionally charged, and likable. The author weaved a story that was multi-layered and character driven. I look forward to reading more of this series.

I received a copy of this book from the author, my review has been voluntarily submitted.
Nicole
Mar 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tangled Up In You ( Rogue Series, Book 1 )
By Lara Ward Cosio
5/5 Stars

This is my first time reading a book from Lara. And let me tell you… it will not be my last, I'm hooked!! It was such a great and intense book. I had a difficult time putting it down.
This is a book about success, love, friendship and even betrayal. It's beautifully written in a way, that is shows the not so wonderful side of leading a rock star life.
With amazingly flawed characters,Rock star life styles and deep and inte
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Kathy Aronoff
Jul 08, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A Realistic Read

Tangled Up In You is the Sequel that is actual a Prequel to Playing At Love. The story follows Irish best friends since childhood Gavin McManus & Conor Quinn and the impact that American Sophie Kavanaugh has on their lives. Even though Playing At Love was released first and focuses mainly on Conor, this is Gavin & Sophie's story. Both stories are intertwined and can be read in any order.
Both guys meet Sophie, who is sent to Hight School in Dublin and has the beautiful blonde blu
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LaDonna
Jan 11, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
5 Electrified Guitars for Tangled Up In You

Fantastic debut from Lara Ward Cosio, which added to a latge handful of other talented authors brings true literary credit to the rockstar romance subgenre. A very emotional tale that I can't wait to read where she will take Sophie, Gavin and Conor next. Not for the weak at heart, this is a talk of sex, drugs and rock and roll, where no one is free from guilt, but told in such a way that it was impossible for this avid reader to not get fully caught up
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Sasha Marshall
Sep 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Amazing book

As a rock author, I find it daunting to find other rocker books that aren't the cookie cutter, boy meets girl and live happily ever after. I need something with substance and depth. I've had this book on my kindle for a while, and finally started reading a few days ago. I couldn't stop! This book has so much depth and the characters are written so well that you feel like you know them in real life. The author knows the industry well and it was great to read a book that captures the i
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Katie
Oct 06, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 star review.
Tangled Up in You is an intense romance novel that is part of the ‘A Rogue Series’ by Lara Ward Cosio. This story will take you on an emotional roller coaster as you follow Gavin McManus and Sophie Kavanaugh’s love story from high school right up to adulthood. This story is writing in its rawest form, it grabs your attention, your mind and your heart. Once you are in this book it will not let you back out until it’s over.
Gavin and Sophie meet in high school when Sophie moves to
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Amy Coury
Mar 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Loved this rocker book
Lisa
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ibbb-reviews

In just starting to read this book I can say it has captured my interest. I am already invested in Gavin and Sophie plus the band mates Conor, Martin and Shay. Reading about the history between the boys and then when Sophie comes over to Ireland. Then she leaves Ireland with Gavin's heart. Two years later the band is doing very well and they come to California to play a few places. Sophie ends up going to a show and goes backstage she tries to talk to Gavin but he is mean to her so she leaves. T
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Erin
Oct 08, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tangled up in you by Lara ward Cosio
Tangled up in you by Lara Ward Cosio is one of the longest reads I've picked up recently, not only in page length but in total time lapse as well. I found myself 're reading and revisiting previous pages because I had a bit of a hard time keeping up with the transitioning between past and present at first, but I'm not sure if it was the fault of the writer or fault of my own for not giving this read the full undivided attention it deserved from the start. Once
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Krystal gaston
Oct 09, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tangled Up In You: A Rogue Series Novel is written by Lara Ward Cosio. This is a rock star romance with a kick. I cried at a few spots while reading this. The storyline flows fairly well my only issue was it tended to get blurred when going from past to the present. The characters were strongly written and had interesting moments during the book but I loved them. First there is Gavin, he’s great and Conner is his best friend and Sophie is the love of his life. Gavin knows He lover Sophie, so muc ...more
Jennifer Pierson
I'm not even going to give any type of description of what I just read, as all of my crazy emotions are out to create havoc. Plus, all I want to do is call the very talented Lara Ward Cosio names consisting of colorful metaphors. So trying to write this review is going to be challenging enough to keep the f-bombs out of, and trust me there are many, as the twists had me all knotted up. The emotional angst levels nearly brought me to my knees, and my eyes didn't merely leak, they flooded. This is ...more
Ria -  Reading Is Our Satisfaction
An EPIC REALISTIC read that will break your heart.....

TANGLED UP IN YOU is an epic read that will break your heart. Surprisingly this book was written second in the ROGUE series, after PLAYING AT LOVE, but was written as a prequel. I began reading this story, as I was asked to give an honest review on it, however, I loved it so much I purchased it. Ms Cosio's superb writing is what sold me on ths story. The depth, intensity, emotions and characters all combine to make this rock romance differen
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Treena Ross - Rockstar Book Muse
Sep 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Rockstar Romance Readers
5 STARS

This is the first book I have read from this author and I am a huge fan.

First off her writing is exceptional, it has been awhile since I have read something with the quality this author has done. These characters are complex, intense and emotionally charged.

This is a draker romance, but one that has to be read, it is truly a Rockstar romance we get to see the good and the very ugly side of fame. I was gutted many times throughout this book and I was emotionally involved from the very sta
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Kim  Brewing
Jun 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
4.5 stars
This is a bit a a slow burn for me. It didn't grab me right away (thus the -.5) but once it did I held on tight and was totally absorbed in the story. The story tells the beginning of Sophie and Gavin. How they meet when 16 year old American Sophie goes to Dublin for a year of schooling, their parting a year later and when they reconnect 3 years later. Gavin is the emotionally tortured rock star and Sophie is his place to fall, the love of his life and the one he will hurt the most...bu
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Angela Maher
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
This is a great book. Plenty of drama, but it's all plausible and the characters are completely believable, as are their reactions to situations. Lots of twists and turns. The book certainly keeps you interested and wanting to find out what happens next. A romantic relationship is at the core of the book, but it's so much more than a romance.
Carly
This was such an amazing story!! This was so much more than just a rock star romance. Lara Ward Cosio takes on a ten year journey through the ups and downs of a relationship. The relationship between Gavin and Sophie was written in such a real and emotional way that you can not help but root for a happy ending and finding your heart broken right along side them.

Gavin and Sophie's story is not over and I cannot wait to read the rest of this series!!!

I won this book from a Goodreads giveaway!!!

Vanessa Tomason
Jul 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
As the second book by author Lara Ward Cosio, it is actually the prequel to her first published book Playing At Love and provides many defining details behind two of her main characters, Sophie the nurturing woman and the self-destructive Gavin. Her story leads the reader down a path of how childhood can define adulthood, whether it's to become a caretaker wanting to be needed or the wounded soul struggling to feel they are worthy of love. It's the evolution of the band, Rogue and their quick ri ...more
Debbie
Dec 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle-unlimited
This is a new author for me and the writing was very good. This is book one of a series and focus's on Gavin the lead singer of the band Rogue and his love for Sophie. Its a tiny bit of a triangle with the guitarist Conor his best friend who is featured in book 2. This book is available through Kindle Unlimited.

Sophie moves to Ireland for one year during high school and meets Gavin. They fall in love but have to part after that year. He goes on to form the band Rogue with his friends as the song
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Katy Birch
Aug 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Good read about first loves who go through a hell of a lot. The storyline was touching. You felt the emotions, wanting to scream at them to open their eyes. Gavin with his habit. Sophie and Conor, which i was actually rooting for. But now the end has left me confused. I am yet again rooting for Gavin.

You can not help but feel a connection to all the characters and i love that. If you love rock stars and supermodels, but also love a twisted love story. This is great for you.
Tiffany Copple
Dec 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ugh this book gutted me . Gavin and Sophie are raw characters. Yes this is a rock star love story , however it's not your normal book. This author shows you sides of these characters that rip you apart and then slowly puts you back together , all to gut you again. Colin, Gavin, and Sophie along with all the other characters are real and have suffered . I loved this book it gave me more feels than almost any other book I've read.
Liz
Oct 02, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rock
A cracking start to a series, looking forward to reading more.
Coco.V
May 22, 2018 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Gavin McManus always knew he'd be a famous singer/songwriter. His disheveled good looks, confidence, and undeniable magnetism were the perfect combination to propel his band Rogue into the spotlight. But it's his wounded-rock-star mystique, born out of childhood trauma, that seals the deal.

Sophie Kavanaugh was drawn to Gavin long before he found fame. Her own desire to be what he needed, to somehow be the one to fix him, lasted beyond what should have sim
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HG7
Holy cow! That was amazing! Hands down the best series I've read this year!

What a trip through the lives of these characters. The steadfast, wholehearted epic love between them makes you feel like no matter how flawed, one can still be worthy of love. Even if they don't deserve it. She's an angel and a saint for putting up with it all, yet, she fell for the temptation more than he did.

Funny how betrayal is so much worse when Love is involved.

What exceptional writing and story telling with such
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Krista
I was very pleasantly surprised with this book. Sophie and Gavin's story is so well told and I love that it starts when they were 16 and you travel through their lives. The time jumps were well written, and for me, much appreciated. There were several times I wanted to grab Sophie by the shoulders and shake some sense into her. But then you stop to think that she has loved him since she was 16 and her actions kind of make sense. The end of the book will leave you hanging, but it makes perfect se ...more
Jillian
2.5 Stars.

Audiobook Review

Tangled Up in You is book 1 of the Rogue series. This book is about the lives of the band Rogue and follows them from childhood friends and bandmates to super-fame status. This is the first experience that I have had with this author. I would probably try something else by her again sometime.

It was a bit of a slow start for me but then I got sucked in for quite a while and didn't want to stop listening. But then around half way through, I started to realize that this
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Meg K
Oct 25, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
All the feels

This book was wow. Rockstars usually aren’t my favorite trope but this book is so much beyond my expectations. I could not put it down. The characters are raw, real, and emotional. You have to read it to understand. I cannot wait to dive into the rest of this series.
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