Friday 12 June 2015

♪ Revelry (Taint #1) ♪ Carmen Jenner ♪


Cooper Ryan is living the dream. Between the parties with rock royalty, booze, groupies and performing to crowds of thousands with his band Taint, life seems pretty sweet. Theres just one thing missing: the feisty little red-head that took his baby and ran off with his heart. Throwing himself into music is the only thing keeping him sane.

Until a run-in with a nonplussed, package-wielding PA throws everything off balance.

Ali Jones is having a craptastic life. Her grandmother died, leaving her homeless, penniless, and alone, and her boyfriend left her for a tramp who takes her clothes off for money. That
s why when she lands her dream job at a record company it seems like its too good to be true.

Because it is.

Slapped with an ultimatum, Ali must decide if facing the horror of the unemployment line is a fate worse than going on the road with four rowdy rockers hell-bent on making her life misery.

Hes adored by millions.
Shes not even loved by her cat.

Can they ignore their hatred long enough to survive the tour from hell? Or will their chemistry force everything to come crashing down around them?

A new Carmen Jenner series - woohoo.

A new Carmen Jenner series about rock stars?
 If you have read Ms Jenner's Sugartown series, you will have already met Cooper Ryan -he's Holly's ex, and her baby-daddy.  This being said, you do not need to have read the Sugartown books to read Revelry.

To say that Ali's life the past year has been a bit of a crap-fest would be an understatement.  So when she gets the opportunity to tour with Taint for 3 months, get her foot in the door for the dream job,the career she wants, I had to shake my head when she fights it - gah, woman!  Seriously, how many times in our lives do these opportunities drop in our laps.

I adore the boys in the band - even though they are a big bunch of man-whoring douchebags a lot of the time!  Though still, a day after finishing reading, I have mixed feelings about Levi.  Do I love him or loathe him - nope, still can't decide.

As much as Cooper and Ali hate each other, you know that there is that spark, that undercurrent of attraction - who can fight that?

There is a lot of rude, crude and lewd talk amongst them all.  But that all leads to some smoking hot action - often involving more than 2 people!

There are a lot of funny scenes in Revelry, some involving bodily fluids and personal grooming.  

While at times I did laugh out loud, there were so, so many times that I shed a tear.

Right from the start, my heart ached for Ali, but as events unfold, it downright broke for her - over and over.

So, can Ali and Coop make a go of things?  What happens when things that happen on the tour bus don't stay on the tour bus.

Nope, for that you are going to have to find out for yourself.  Just keep the batteries and the tissues handy!

Ms Jenner has just become another dealer for my rock star addiction, andI can't wait to see how the rest of this series plays out.