Fused picks right up where Shattered ended. Nick is in a tailspin not knowing where he will land. His band is in shambles and the futures is unknown. His best friends is hurting and Nick can’t seem to help even though he tries. Finally the woman he loves is on the run away from him. While I am not a fan of Nick’s, I do feel so bad for him and wished everyone would stop crapping on his generosity.
Fused wraps up all the love stories for the group Oblivion. We have seen this group come from the beginnings of their first tour, to the heights of their own tour and album, to devastating loss with Simon losing his voice. This group has felt betrayal, hope and loss. And I have had the honor of following along as a groupie with each of them through it all.
In Quinn/Elliott style, the story unfolds organically with real life concerns for the future. There is still a lot to resolve and while this story ends, Oblivion’s story is still unresolved. I fell in love with characters I didn’t think had redeeming values and grew to be more tolerant of personalities that rubbed me wrong. Their stories captivated me and now hold me prisoner waiting for each new book.
Fused is no different. Nick must learn to bend more than anyone should. He just wants to be loved and accepted for who he is, not what he can get someone. While set for life money wise, he doesn’t live like a typical rockstar, but he would give his shirt off his back to someone in need. Music is where he goes for solace, but even that is being denied to him. The one woman who can make him whole has her own concerns keeping her from him.
Lila is getting her divorce, but she has desires and dreams she is not sure she can give up…and they don’t always agree with Nick. She wants love, babies and family. Her job is on the line and the boss isn’t all to happy about her relationship with Nick. Lila’s downfall is how she locks all her emotions tightly within her head.
There is a hint of a spin off …. well, I can confirm it isn’t a hint since I read the first book in that spin off as well. You get to see some of the Oblivion characters in other books, because they are intertwined with family, managers and co-workers. I am so glad this isn’t ending for me. I need my rockers!
The story evoked deep emotions of a love that can’t be denied, a man who wants to make his woman happy and a woman who just wants to be loved. Fused is a good addition to the Oblivion story, but it isn’t the end for the band, they still have a lot of work and page time for me to enjoy.
Lost in Oblivion Series – Don’t miss a book!
Review: Rocked by Cari Quinn Taryn Elliott – Deacon and Harper’s Story (no cliffhanger)
Review: Twisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott – Jazz and Gray’s Story (no cliffhanger)
Review: Untwisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott – Follow up story to Jazz and Gray (no cliffhanger)
Review: Destroyed by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott – Simon and Margo’s story (cliffhanger ensues)
Review: Consumed by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott – Follow up to the cliffhanger of Simon and Margo
Review: Shattered by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott – Nick and Lila (cliffhanger ensues)