I went into Destroyed not really sure if I was going to like Simon’s story. Simon is really into the groupies, tried to give his band members the shaft and generally was just too egotistical. Boy was I wrong. Simon hides a painful past as an abused child. Music is everything to him and his voice has gotten him and Oblivion to new heights. Then one night he has a connection both through music and mouth to body action with a beautiful violinist that is helping with their new album. She’s not his typical type with her buttoned up blouses and upper class accent, he can’t figure out why her leaving him has left him wanting more.
Playing in an orchestra is what is expected of Margo Reece. Coming from an influential family, she is expect to be the buttoned up, non-curvy, staid violinist her family wants and demands. Little by little she finds herself wanting more, something with more passion. Then one night playing music with Simon and the resulting night leaves her questioning exactly what she wants.
Margo is invited to tour with the group for a bit and Simon isn’t letting her go. It isn’t a forever thing for either of them, but they can’t seem to get enough. Simon is also not seeing a doctor for the tickle in his throat. He’s hitting all the right notes, but things aren’t as sweet and wonderful. He’s short and grumpy with her at times. She’s caring, but also aloof, trying to keep her distance.
Just because Margo is buttoned up in the beginning doesn’t mean she doesn’t know how to let loose. The music moves her so much and she wants a part of that. Nick (guitarist) isn’t so keen on her joining and wants to keep her as one time thing to the group. The others kind of welcome her and see how her violin with her funky outfits start to add depth to their songs.
The passion rolls deep between these two as they grab moments when they can to the point of adding the suspense of getting caught. With each new day, they get closer and closer to being a couple. They are exclusive, but there is an expire by date on their relationship that adds to their desperate need to get as much of each other as they can.
That one was trouble. Too bad his dick wasn’t listening. It wanted that pussy. That woman. And the appendage was about as stupid as its owner.
In the end, this one does have a cliffhanger. One that will have you grabbing up Consumed just to find out what happens. It is something that will reverberate through the rest of the entire series. Oblivion may never be the same and this couple may never come together for a forever love. That is all the question and I have the answers, but I am not telling.
I found myself loving Simon and giving him slack on some of his “features.” He hurt Margo, he loved Margo and he definitely banged Margo. He sang for Margo. And he just plain was a basic guy with a bad past trying to live the dream. I loved him.
Margo too a little more to get used too. Her family helped shape her view of love and relationships. Make no excuse, she isn’t looking for a forever love with Simon, just a fun time to release her passion. She doesn’t believe in forever love. Her love is her violin and the need to be part of something more than just an orchestra. Slowly she finds herself drawn to the man who brings out all the good things in her and lets her be herself.
Gosh, darn it. I loved these two even if they fustrated me so much. You need to read the series. No, not totally, but there is some past events that shapes who the band members are and how Oblivion is their life. Going forward, it matters more than ever you read the series in order.
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