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Down in Flames

(Silver Tongued Devils #1)

4.07  ·  Rating details ·  135 ratings  ·  50 reviews
One night. One mistake. A relationship down in flames.
Kristen Daniels has worked for years to achieve her dreams. But that one night changes everything, shattering her perfect life.
Brett Ingles is on top of the world. His band is finally topping the charts and playing sold-out shows. He has a beautiful fiancé he loves with all his heart. One mistake could ruin it all.
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Kathy Rouchelle
Tighten your emotional seatbelt because this will be a very bump, twisting, turning ride! The storyline was well written with plenty of rock star "play", however when one of them is in a relationship, some things should not happen. Hold on to your heart because you will feel Kristen's pain, and will want to deliver a bit of pain to Brett because of it. Get ready not only for the rock star play, but the intrigue that comes when a stalker comes into play. Things get really interesting and the stor ...more
Isa Jones (Jo&Isalovebooks Blog)
Girl meets boy, boy falls madly in love with girl, boy makes a terrible mistake, girl leaves boy, girl falls madly in love with best friend. OOPS

Yes this is basically the scenario for this rocking story. When Kristen met Brett, she thought she had found her HEA. After a chance encounter their relationship blossoms. Life goes on and both are excelling in their professions. Derek is Brett's band mate and best friend and through the years has seen the couple achieve the kind of love he wish one day
Gwen Shafer
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I received an advance copy of this book for an honest review. Samantha is a new writer to me. I was not sure what exactly I was getting into when I started this book. But i can honestly say that I did enjoy reading this book. It is very well written from the beginning to the end. There is emotion, twists, suspense, happy moments and sad moments. Everything that made this book amazing.
Kristen Daniels had it all. She was working towards a great career doing something she loved, an amazing boyfrie
Jennifer Pierson
Kristen Daniels is hard working, successful woman, who won the heart of a super sexy rock star. But in the blink of an eye, he shattered her heart, leaving her to doubt everything. Brett Ingles' band Silver Tongued Devils is quickly rising to the top, and has an awesome woman that he loves with all his heart, until he makes a huge mistake that breaks both of them. Derek Calloway is his loyal best friend, who also plays in the band. However, he's hiding a big secret, that he's in love with Kriste ...more
Kim  Brewing
Mar 21, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I really enjoyed this one. I wasn't sure what to expect.

Kristen and Brett are on top of the world life is going great for the newly engaged couple, until one night it no longer is. I loved that Kristen stuck to her guns and didn't change her personal beliefs because I absolutely hate when the female lead becomes a doormat and I totally agreed with the choices she made. I enjoyed the way the rest of the "love" story played out and there was no miscommunication - especially when the video was intr
Teresa Lara
Jul 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved this amazing love story of Kris and Derek.Heartwrenching loving intense. So need book 2

Wow! I was totally surprised by Down in Flames. I’m not a huge fan of love triangles, so I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this one. I LOVED IT!!!! It really wasn’t a love triangle at all! The characters, their friendships, relationships, and the suspense really made this one a page turner for me.

Kristen is a young, strong, and independent young woman. Oh…she happens to be engaged to the lead singer, Brett, of the rapidly rising rock band, the Silver Tongued Devils. She is on top of the world
Jamie Ellis
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow an amazing debut novel!!

This book was an amazing read and debut book for this author. I am going to follow this author.
This book had everything I want from a Rock Star book. It had hot AF sex scenes, betrayal, drinking, drugs, stalkers and some crazy as heck groupies. Lived the set of characters that were introduced in this book.
Not going to give everything away so read the book. Just know this author definitely has a bright future in writing. She kept this avid reader entertained and I rea
Trudy Dowling
I liked the book enough to finish the story (If I don't really like a story; I stop reading it) but it had some issues I found irritating. I know that people say you should only say nice things. I want to read more, but not if the issued persist.

There were mini stories with the story that were hard for me to believe or understand why they were included. Both Jason and Issac just happen to get involved with her friends but say nothing???? really?? Horndog rockers all of sudden want only one pers
A Book Lover's Emporium Book Blog
I loved Down In Flames! It was a fantastic read with so many emotions. So much happens and the story keeps you on the edge of your seat from page one; there are feelings of aggravation, shock, tears, happiness and just awe. I have always said that I love a good rock star book and Samantha did an excellent job!

I loved the characters; they were perfect for the story. Kristen was such a sweetheart that just wanted to be loved by Brett until he made the biggest mistake of his life. Brett was a HOT
Kathy Aronoff
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Sandy     Crossen
Mar 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Down in Flames (Silver Tongued Devils Book 1) by Samantha Conley was one of the best Rock Star Romances I have read! Great way to start the series and yet enough to work as a standalone. I enjoyed the drama, suspense, various kinds of love, and the connections between the characters. I loved the depth this author achieved while keeping the storyline on track.

The main characters and Derek Calloway and Kris (Kristen Davidson) are complex, strong, determined, and so right for each other. Derek is a
Jul 01, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A solid 5-stars for this book.

It has it all. Rock stars, angst, suspense, sex, and love.

This new-to-me author writes one spectacular romance. Brett and Kristen are a very happily engaged couple until one of them rocks the boat and causes trouble in paradise. Brett's best friend, Derek is also in the band. He and Kris are good friends as well. When crap hits the fan, it pushes Derek and Kris together. Can they resist the closeness that has become of their friendship? Read the book to find out! ;
Aug 23, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Kris and Brett are not just in love, but madly in love... until Brett makes a mistake that Kris just can't forgive nor get passed. It's a complete deal breaker.

How do you move on when you have been hurt emotionally by someone you love? Kris struggles through her breakup and with the help of Brett's best friend, Derek, she is able to pick up the pieces. But what happens when friendship lines blur? Derek and Kris are about to find out!

This story was up and down and the twists just kept on coming.
Sep 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Wow just wow, this book has soo much going on! There is romance, heart ache, suspense and twists that keep you hooked on reading more. I just love the characters especially Derek and Kristen with how they try to do things right by Brett but also can't deny what they feel for each other. The way the story is told and unfolds is so natural and descriptive that you feel you are right there with them and I was totally biting my nails when things really ramped up! I can't wait to start on the next bo ...more
Reckless Readers
Wow this book starts off as a kicker. I mean from the blurb you can pretty much figure out that someone is going to cheat. Well they do and it's huge. Kristen takes a hit but bounces back and tries to stay strong. It's rough though and you can feel the emotions bleeding through the pages. I was afraid that she would take him back. At one point I was almost certain but then Derek finally steps up. He really is a good guy and he's so loyal. I was so engrossed in this novel I read it in 3 hours. I ...more
Elmarie Pieterse
Oh wow!!!!! This book had me on the edge of my seat most of the time cause it was full of angst and parts where you just went oh hell nooooooo lol. I really enjoyed this book from beginning to end. My heart broke for Brett cause one bad decision can change your life and cost you the most precious thing ever...... Derek is a beautiful Soul with a good heart. I really loved all the Characters in this book they all play a very important role in each others life's. Can't wait to read the next book i ...more
Wendy Livingstone
This is the first time I have read any of this authors work, and it will certainly not be the last! Kristen has the perfect life, and her future all mapped out when a mistake ruins everything. No spoilers from me, you really need to read this for yourself!!
This is a fun, humorous, and quirky story, which has me hooked and enthralled throughout. I cannot wait to read the next book in what is going to be another amazing series. Samantha has done a wonderful job with this storyline, and acquired a
May 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This story was really good, I understand that this is a new author and this is her first book. The story is strong, the characters are likable and the flow is very good. I'm a visual person so the description of the characters and some key events was great!

The heartbreak stung and I liked that, the emotion was real. The suspense was actually one of my favorite parts of this story.

I will totally be recommending the author to my friends. Job well done on book one, let's see what book 2 brings.
Aug 12, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Emotional, riveting, suspenseful

What starts out as a sweet romance, soon turns into heartbreak for Brett and Kris. With a mistake made, and parting ways. Brett starts a downward spiral. Kris moves on with her life , and finally realize what's been right in front of her. Derek the best friend to both may have hidden his feelings well in the past, but that soon changes. Throw in some suspense, and edge of your seat reading, you'll get this amazing story.
Amanda Walker
Jun 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've been wanting to read this book for a while, given the time... I got to read it today and OMG it was amazing. The writing was amazing, the characters were flawed but likable, the story line kept my attention the whole time. I wasn't sure how it was going to end with how it was going as I read but it ended perfectly. I love Kristen, Derek and Brett. Cannot wait to dig into book two in this series.
Tina Gibbs
Jun 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I absolutely loved this book the twists and turns kept you gripped throughout and the love between the characters is immense.
Kristen and Brett were awesome, Brett fucked up.......Kristen found love again but who with not giving away any spoilers but it has love, danger, cliff hangers, friendship, suspense, drama and family all under 1 roof......superb!!!!
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I have ever read. I love drama and real in my books and she gives you this. Kristen is a strong woman who has to learn that sometimes thru pain amd heartbreak ypu find true happiness. Derek learns the same thing and together they they learn what love respect and trust is built on. Amazing amazing story. I can't waot to read the next book.
Bev Ross
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great book

Derek was an was for going after his best friend's girl I don't care what he did to mess it up Kristen and Derek together is just not ok in my book! So that said I guess I jus t hope Brett can find his happiness eventually ! If Derek was such a good friend he wouldn't have been in love with Brett's girl all along!
Jun 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow!! A great way to start the series with Down In Flames. This had everything you want from a Rock Star book, hot sex scenes, betrayal, drinking, drugs, stalkers and some crazy groupies. I was hooked from the first page with the angst, drama, and the suspense, and although this is a standalone, I can't wait to see what's next in the series.
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book.
Susans book review
this author is a new author for me so didnt no what to expect and wow i wasnt disappointed loved the book from the start and i dint want it to end when it did, i love the cover to the book thats what made me want to read it and i am glad that i did read it and i cant wait to read more by samntha conley
Flavs is Mrs David Gandy♥~♥’
Oh my word what a nice surprise. My first book by this author and i must say i really enjoyed it. Filled
with angst, heart ache, intrigue and so much drama, I loved it.
All i can say is some parts will make you want to smack a few people and other parts will just make you fall in love with all the characters.
I can't wait to read the next one...
wendy Shelton(obsessedbybooks)
what an emotional roller coaster, Kristen and Brett had it all till one night changed everything to point of no going back, Kristen did the hardest thing but right thing and that's stand up for herself, but somtimes things in life have a hard choice. I loved it.
Nikki Horn
Sep 06, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved it!!

I can't believe I am just reading this book. It was such a well written emotional story. But my heart hurt so much for Brett. Definitely got a raw deal because of a messed up situation. Samantha Conley has become my next must read author!
Michelle Dunklee
Kristen and Derek

Love love love these characters. There's non stop action and twists with some angst, discoveries of feelings and secrets don't stay secrets. A deff must read can't wait to read more of all these characters
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