A forbidden romance from the past once again burns bright in this angsty tale of second chances set in the rockstar world. Keep reading to get a tempting taste of Tysin by Brooke O'Brien, along with getting my impressions of it, then add this second installment in A Rebels Havoc series to your bookshelf!
Tysin Briggs is a player. He's cocky, selfish, and sexy as sin. I've heard the rumors, and it's no secret, he's just as talented in the bedroom as he is on the guitar.As the lead guitarist for A Rebels Havoc, and my brother's best friend, Tysin has heartbreak written all over him. We were asking for trouble sneaking around behind my brother’s back. It still didn’t stop me from spending the summer with him or from falling in love with him.
Two years have passed since he destroyed my heart, crushing it into a million pieces. A lot has changed since then, including the ring on my finger. When my brother asks for my help filling in as the manager of their sold-out tour, it's an opportunity I can't refuse.
I should’ve known the past wouldn’t stay in the past.
But what I didn’t count on was how hard it would be to resist him.
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MY IMPRESSIONS OF THIS BOOK:
As a fan of rockstar romances I find myself never getting enough. I revel in each new book being released, chewing at the bit for each new book set in the rockstar world to hit my iPad. This second installment in A Rebels Havoc series brought out a slew of emotions in me as I frantically gobbled up each and every page. By the turn of the last page I'm left wrung out, yet satisfied, by the angsty and hard-fought journey to HEA this appealing couple took us on.
Tysin Briggs is the typical rockstar, oozing confidence and sex appeal. He's drool-worthy with an air of cockiness surrounding him, an attitude that keeps him from committing to any one woman. There once was a time though where he did give himself to another...his best friend's little sister. Past pains, and heartbreaking words and deeds, ended what was just beginning between them but fate has brought them back together again with the spark of love slowly reigniting. Tysin's a bit rough around the edges, a bit hard to like early on, but there was still something about him that called to me. And with each turn of the page, with each layer of what makes Tysin the man he is revealed, it became obvious why I was drawn to him. To the world he was self-assured, but his past was one that beat him down emotionally, made him feel unworthy of love and walking away before getting left behind. His past led him to making poor decisions and hurting others out of fear of getting hurt himself, making him look like a jerk, but in reality he's just a scared little boy in a sexy man's body. He has a lot of love to give and as the story progresses he finally decides to fight for what he wants...knowing that he can no longer live without Kyla as he makes the most of his second chance.
Kyla once thought Tysin was her everything, after an unforgettable summer fling, but it's been two years since their relationship imploded and she's definitely moved on...as seen by the ring on her finger and the fiancée on her arm. Her brother needing her help while his band's on tour puts her in close quarters with Tysin once again though and has them dealing with past pain and hard truths that changes both of them (and their futures) irrevocably. Kyla's an immensely likable heroine, one who's strong and sassy, one who gives as good as she gets. She's had her own painful past, one she dealt with on her own that had my heart breaking for her. Despite having to be around the man who broke her heart, Kyla shows herself to be a loyal sister and friend by joining the tour. She's a strong support to everyone, fitting right in like a member of this handmade family.
In a story full of angst, a bit of steam, and a lot of heart, readers will find themselves utterly captivated. Emotional buttons will be pushed, tissues will be needed, as each page is turned in this richly rewarding second chance romance. It's a gritty world readers find themselves in, the rockstar lifestyle on vivid display. Tysin's a deliciously flawed hero, one you can't help but be drawn to through all his good and bad moments. Kyla's a great heroine, one who made the hero better, in a connection full of heart and soul. The secondary characters (the bandmates) made this story even richer, added a familial layer to the story and gave enticing glimpses of stories yet to come. On a whole, fans of rockstar romances will find much to like about this book and it's one that I definitely recommend!
My rating for this is an A.
*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.
USA Today Bestselling author Brooke O'Brien writes steamy and swoon-worthy contemporary romances.
She believes a love worth having is worth fighting for, and she brings this into her stories where her characters risk it all for love.
If Brooke's not writing or reading, she's probably spending time with her family, binge-watching the latest crime documentary, indulging in chocolate, or watching Hawkeye football or NBA basketball.