Series: Sixth Street Bands #4
on January 12th 2018
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Star Romance
Format: audiobook ARC
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When I was eighteen, I stood at the precipice of stardom. I had the record deal. And the tour to back it up. But I succumbed to the pressure of that life. The dark side.
Now, I skate on the fringe. My brother is the genius guitarist for the band Caged, and I’m the one who helped make that happen. I’m happy to run my bars and my land development company.
Sure I am.
And then I meet her—Taryn Ayers—the music manager behind the three biggest bands in the country. She doesn’t know I’m Cam’s older brother. Or that I’ve got a secret that makes her world and mine fundamentally incompatible.
Problem is, I want to know Taryn.
But do I want her to know me?
Lost For You is a STAND ALONE New Adult Romance with recurring characters. Pick up books 1-3 to get the full experience!
Intended for mature audiences due to hot as sin rockstars and the world they live in.
**Please note: This book contains instances of drug use.**
LOST FOR YOU
by Jayne Frost
When I listened to Missing From Me by Jayne Frost I knew I was on to something. With Lost For You this author has established herself as an auto-read for me. Her storytelling has an easy, effortless flow, an easy rhythm that is so super-easy to get into.
I think the allure of Rockstar Romances, at least to me, is that the demigods we think they are, are being portrayed in an entirely human light. They have their fears and sorrows when you strip away their fame. It’s just that more people are watching their struggles. Anyhoo, I digress.
Chase is the brother of a rockstar. He had his chance at fame and the limelight but found, with the way he is wired, he isn’t built for the business. He loves music and his talent even exceeds his little brother’s but his drug abuse in those earlier years is still making sure that his demons keep him on his toes. He finds it easier to deal with his addiction when he stays out of the spotlight. When he meets Tarryn Ayers, one of the most successful managers in the business, he doesn’t know how much of a challenge his demons will put him up to.
Tarryn Ayers has her own monsters to battle. Two of her childhood friends and members of one of the most successful bands in the country died in an accident and left her and her best friend Tori Grayson reeling for years to come. Add to that her ex, whose sexual escapades make headlines on a regular basis and she’s just about had enough. When Chase invites her to his bar for a drink she has every intention to keep it casual, Beckett’s betrayal still hurts too much.
I brushed a lock of hair out of his eyes, and when he smiled, I knew – he was going to kill me. Break my heart and leave it in a million pieces when this all faded away.
Tarryn is a dichotomoy of strong and vulnerable – she’s a tough business woman, proud and strong, but filled with so much sorrow. When her veneer slips we see how deeply the grief still controls many of her actions. You can’t help but feel compassion and admiration for Tarryn.
From Chase’s charming, straight forward and sweet demeanor you wouldn’t guess at the struggles he is dealing with every single day. He hides it really well but when things get a little too overwhelming for this tough business man and he’s exposed to the one temptation that he knows he has to fight he’s helpless. I found myself shouting “no” and don’t do it” a couple of times. My heart broke for Chase who’d gone so long without drugs and when he clawed his way back to the light I felt nothing but pride for him.
From the moment they meet the connection between Tarryn and Chase is palpable. There is always a sense of dread hanging over them and it hurts when they fall apart. But fear not, this is romance so we get a really sweet Happily Ever After. Chase’s making amends, giving Tarryn what she needed made me love him even more.
“I want you to thrive. But if you ever, ever, get lost, I’ll be here. Because I love you. That’s the truth, and I own it.”
I loved that Jayne Frost didn’t shy away from showing her readers the ugly side of drug usage – she still does it in taste and gently and not for shock value.
Jayne Frost is becoming a solid bet on 4-5 star books so I’ll keep putting my money on her. Next up is Logan, who I’ve had very ambivalent feelings toward. This is the second time he rubbed me the wrong way yet came through in the end so I am excited to see what he’s really like.
“Tomorrow’s not promised, baby. It’s a gift…If you want me to wrap it up in a bow and give it to you…I will. All my tomorrows.”