Monday, June 1, 2015

Revelry (Taint #1) by Carmen Jenner

Revelry (Taint, #1)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. There’s 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 it’s 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.

He’s adored by millions.
She’s 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?


I didn't really like this one much. I thought both main characters were idiots who did not show much in the way of improvement over the course of the book. 

I don't really like to read books that include drug use as if its no big deal...I don't mind the mention of using drugs etc as a hard rule...sometimes its integral to a story..what I don't like is that everyone accepts it as ok and something to do on a regular basis. Rock stars or not, its not okay to use drugs of any kind..especially for a young adult/new adult  book to play it off as no big deal and everyone does it. Not a message I want sent to my kids..its a serious issue and having it in a story is ok if you are telling them its not really ok to do this, that you should strive to NOT do drugs etc. Anyway to get off my soap box here...I don't much like it and it did not add anything to this story to make it better. 

The romance was not really a wow factor and was ho-hum at best. Yes there was sexual tension...but you can get that with a stranger in a bar or grocery store. It was not really one I would read again and I most likely won't read the rest in this series. Not worth my money.