Thursday, September 29, 2022

Book Release Blitz for Silent Chaos by Nikki Ash (REVIEW)…..

 A painful end to young love is just the beginning of this epic love story set in the rockstar world, a world where love and hate are blurred.  Keep reading to get a tempting glimpse of Silent Chaos by Nikki Ash, along with my impressions of it, then be sure to add this second installment in the Love & Lyrics series to your bookshelf!

From USA Today Bestselling author Nikki Ash comes a hate to lovers, second chance, rock star romance.
Our senior year, I promised my girl forever.
Forever, as it turned out, wasn't enough. She told me so in her actions. When she took a match to my life, burning it to ash.
I headed to LA with my band—Raging Chaos—like we always planned, while Kaylee went to college, taking my damaged heart with her.
This was where our story was supposed to end.
Only six years later, our lives collide again.
Kaylee is the only thing I ever loved more than music, and I wish I could hate her for it, but the line between love and hate is thin, and often straddled.
And the thing about collisions? They result in deadly debris.
When you love someone, you let them go. But what I did was so much worse.
Because instead of pushing him away, I shoved Braxton straight over the edge.
I’ve spent the past several years avoiding him, trying to make things right.
When my reputation has been dragged through the mud, and I’m given the opportunity to clean it up, I have no choice but to cross paths with him again.
Being around Braxton is a harsh reminder of the way I lit his life up in flames, but I'm not sure he knows I've been burned, too.
If suffering in silence is the cost, I'll pay the price to make things right.
I just hope our history won’t play on repeat and he’ll see me as more than the stupid girl with the lit match.
***AUTHOR’S NOTE: Like real life, the characters are far from perfect, make morally gray decisions, and deal with subjects that may be sensitive for some readers. If you are looking for a safe romance, this series is not for you. Trigger warnings (which contain spoilers) can be found on my website.

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After reading the first book in the Love & Lyrics series I knew this story would be intense...and boy, was it one heckuva intense tale!  Braxton and Kaylee's story is told from the past and the present, a bumpy journey full of hurts that left lots of scars on both of them and that held me enthralled through each turn of the page.

Braxton once thought that he and Kaylee were meant to be together forever, until his heart and his plans for the future were stomped on.  Six years later, with fame and fortune his constant companion, he's reunited with Kaylee and the anger that never went away.  He wants to hate her, wants to hurt her still, but deep down is the man who still loves her as seen by the strong and protective side that emerges as they spend more and more time together.  Kaylee too feels awkward around Braxton, angry at herself for what broke them apart.  But there were times where her self-hatred became a bit much, especially once the truth about what broke them apart is revealed.  It's an ugly truth and it had me all the more sympathetic over all the lost years of love between her and Braxton that she missed out on.

These two are definitely hurting when readers first meet them and through numerous unexpected twists and turns these two slowly find their way back to each other.  It's a bumpy journey though, one that had me hurting right alongside them, especially after seeing the beautiful start to their romance years ago.  The start to their romance was lovingly depicted which made for a strong foundation that crushed my heart once their love crumbled.  That foundation gave me hope though which was ultimately rewarded as their sizzling encounters brought their love back to life in a flame that burned bright.

Alongside this angsty couple readers get glimpses of the other members of Raging Chaos.  We get to see the growing connection between Camden and Layla, them making their romance work within the pressures of the rockstar world, which warmed my heart after the rocky journey they went through.  Seeing bandmates Declan and Gage gave a feeling of family to this story too as they're a strong support to one another throughout the book.  Declan and Gage have their own issues they're dealing with though and their journeys promise to be heartbreaking.  For Declan it's unrequited love while for Gage it's unrelenting guilt and the use of drugs to numb the pain.  With the epilogue Ms. Ash left readers with here I already have the tissues ready and waiting for the next installment in this unforgettable series!

My rating for this is an A-

*I got this book from the author for review in exchange for my honest opinion.


Nikki Ash resides in South Florida where she is an English teacher and mom by day and a writer by night. When she’s not writing, you can find her with a book in her hand. From the Boxcar Children to Wuthering Heights to the latest Single Parent Romance, she has lived and breathed every type of book.
Reading is like breathing in, writing is like breathing out. – Pam Allyn
While reading and writing are her passions, her two children are her entire world. You can probably find them at a Disney park before you would find them at home on the weekends!

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