Wednesday 22 August 2018

♬ Closer (Taint Duet #3) ♬ Carmen Jenner ♬

Levi Quinn has it allmoney, groupies, a panty-melting smile, and a really big d*ck.

At least, he had it all. Until an angry redhead joined the Taint world tour and turned his life upside-down. Levi fell in love with her. His bandmate did too. It did not end well.

Brielle Kagawa doesnt keep company with rock stars, but when this gifted cellist finds herself kicked out of the Orchestre de Paris an all-expenses-paid gig in the south of France seems too good to be true.

Because it is.

The man footing the bill might be a disorderly drunk, but he has an offer she cant refusestay in his chateau and play for the month. No strings attached.

Yeah right.

The truth about rock stars is that theyre awfully good players, but Levi isnt the only one who knows how to master a set of strings.

Hes broken-hearted.
She doesnt have a heart to break.

ARC Received for an honest review

This book should come with a warning - take out shares in Stolichnaya Vodka and Kleenex before reading, as you are going to need both.

Carmen Jenner has absolutely wrecked me with this story. After the way book one, Revelry ended, I knew Levi's story was going to hurt, but no word of a lie, I spent the entire first 25% of Closer reading through ugly snot crying tears.  I swear, I was an absolute mess!

And just when I think things have calmed down and I am right to go again, she does this to me
A day later and my heart still hasn't recovered.  This book started as one big, beautiful disaster and I didn't know if we were going to recover from it.

I hate to say it though, I really kinda hated Coop and Ali for a lot of this book. Yes, I know they fell in love blah blah but man, like Levi, I wanted to punch them.

I am tearing up again just thinking about Levi as I write this review.  Gah, Ms Jenner, what have you done to me!

I gotta say, I loved the angry French cellist.  I love how she takes not sh!t from Levi, gives him hell, yet can't help but adore him too.  I don't want to give much away about Levi and Briele's story, as I feel that it is one that you have to absorb as you are reading, but you will love it.

This story sure did take a few twists and turns that I was not expecting - and again had me bawling,

And I loved every second of it.  I am a fan of angsty, rip your heart out stories, and this was one of the best I have read.

I ran the whole gamut of emotions whilst reading Closer.  I laughed, I cried (oh how I cried), I got p!ssed of.  And I loved. Love this so so much.

I am going to miss the Taint family, however I am looking forward to what Ms Jenner brings us next.

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Readers Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.

A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first because whats a happily ever after without a little torture?