Consumed picks up right where Destroyed ended. Now, I can’t review this book without some spoilers to Destroyed. So if you haven’t read Destroyed and don’t want to be spoiled, you have been warned.
Ok, now that that it over.
Simon is in the hospital. All those months of ignoring the tickle in his throat and abusing his vocal cords has led to him damaging them. Not knowing what the future holds, the band ends the tour and they all go their respective ways. Angry at the world and himself, Simon is now silent. Unable to use his voice for weeks and on a restrictive diet. He heads back to his beginnings, to the beach that comforts him and the laundry mat where Oblivion began.
While Simon is getting the bad news, Margo is by his side, but she wants something for him and herself. Her wealthy family owns a house on a beach on a tiny island. She trades with her mother to get access to it: she must try out for a new symphony spot open in California. Nothing is too big for helping Simon. Off to the island Simon and Margo go.
The two trade in their busy lifestyles for sun, a beach and a house that used to be a church. They make love and grow closer as a couple, with a looming timeline and no voice to be a front man any more. While on the island, they do things honeymooners do (lots of sexy times people!). Turning off their phones and ignoring the world. Margo gives everything to Simon, but still sees their time together with an expire tag. Men can’t be trusted to be faithful forever and she won’t be the second fiddle in any relationship.
Simon didn’t need his voice to be heard. For two weeks he seduces Margo with his body, eyes and his heart. The man she fell for is gone and Simon doesn’t know who he is any more, he just knows Margo is the woman he loves, desires and never wants to leave. The sea is where Simon finds solace, when not in Margo’s arms, so this trip to St. John is a dream. He works hard to get back his voice, repay his bandmates for lost revenue with a cancelled tour and to find a path where he might never be able to sing again. It is so emotional to read, feeling just how lost he is and committed to making it right.
Through it all, the two were there to support each other. Margo with taking care of him and Simon taking care of the band. While it ended resolving the love story, the future of Oblivion is still in doubt and I couldn’t wait to go grab the next book…a short story to accompany Simon and Margo.
Lost in Oblivion Series – Catch up today!
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