Owned by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #Review

Owned by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #ReviewOwned by Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliot

Series: Lost in Oblivion #5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing on May 23, 2016
Pages: 298
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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four-stars      four-flames

This is the final book. *weeps* Well, I am happy to see the band all in love, but it is sad because they aren’t in a totally happy place. The band took a year off. Away from each other. Not totally, but they weren’t together as a band to create music.

Simon is still modeling while working with a voice coach. He’s wanting more with Margo. Like marriage kind of commitment, but she isn’t ready for that. Then you have Margo, who I think is miserable with the current state of her career, but how do you push the man you love who is terrified of losing his voice again?

Nick has moved in with Lila and they are condomless. Go Nick’s Dick! But he is not so totally callous. He’s in love and ready to make the final jump into marriage, but Lila is recently divorced so he’s trying not to push her. She also wants children, so he is coming to terms with having one boy child. He is very specific, which makes all women laugh. Everything he does, he does because of his total love with Lila, which is where I totally adore him.  Nick is also giving guitar lessons and writing songs. His soul for music is really battered and bruised.

They were in love. No question there. He didn’t know when exactly he’d fallen in love with her. Looking back, it had been like a wave cresting then rolling into shore until he was submerged. He couldn’t remember knowing her and not loving her. Somehow the times since had obliterated any of the argumentative times that had come before. Turned them into a kind of verbal foreplay, rather than oh, say, the sparring between a post-adolescent male and a gorgeous, intelligent, savvy woman he’d truly never believed he had any kind of chance with, in this lifetime or any other.

Quinn, Cari; Elliott, Taryn (2016-05-23). Owned (Rockstar Romance) (Lost in Oblivion Book 5) (Kindle Locations 76-80). Rainbow Rage Publishing. Kindle Edition.

~Nick Crandall’s mind

You have Jaz and Gray still blissfully happy. You don’t get into their minds for this story, but they do everything to help support their bandmates. One kid and one kid on the way, these two are fabulous. I love how calm and rational Gray has become. He has to watch is addiction and is always on guard to keep things right for his family.

Deacon and Harper don’t have a huge roll. Deacon is still the peacemaker, while Harper still cooks up the best food. They have one kid now, and I see more, but not right now.

Margo, Gray and Deacon often work on other projects together. So while the band isn’t creating, touring or being a band, the bandmates have learned to adapt. Now that time is coming to an end and they have to come together to produce a new album and start a tour.

Nick and Simon are still walking a fine line. They aren’t exactly the same best friends they once were. Simon is the catalyst for most of the problems with his fear of singing himself to death. Nick wants to help, wants to be the friend he is, but Simon continually pushes him away. There are trips to Lila’s family orchard that put into perspective a lot of things, while also pushing other thoughts of doubt into everyone’s mind. At times they fight, at times they play. It’s the hope that Oblivion will be back that kept me reading on.

Emotions run high which is why I ended up loving this story. Simon and Margo to Nick and Lila. The struggle to have what your heart desires, while also loving the person enough not to pressure. Anger was quick and volatile with fist flying. There are surprises, some interesting sexual situations and laughs. This ending story, drew me in on all emotional levels and left me hanging to the very end on what would ultimately happen. You won’t be disappointed if you have read the entire series. This story wraps all the lose strings up and gives you and ending. Happy or sad, you decide.

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)
Review: Fused by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott – Nick and Lila’s story (resolves cliffhanger)

About Cari Quinn

USA TODAY bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story–a bible parable–in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she’d ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today.

Though she also fires up her computer as a graphic designer, proofreader and editor, she can’t resist the lure of disappearing into a world of her own creation. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars.

The only thing she loves more than writing is hearing from readers! Please visit her at her website at http://www.cariquinn.com

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Shari is the Delighted Reader. Married to her Prince Charming and mother to two Princesses and one Prince. When she is not slaving away as Cinderella she loves to get lost in the pages of a good book. Never without a reading device and a few good paperback books, because she never knows when she might get 5 minutes to read!
  • The books sounds pretty good. I’ve seen a few reviews for it and it’s sounding better and better.

    • Shari Jung

      The entire series was pretty awesome. I loved how the authors wrapped it all up, but also made it feel more real world than fantasy.

  • They sound like real people with real flaws though loving, too.

    • Shari Jung

      Real flaws, and reality when real life happens to a band. I loved this series, beginning to end. Now I have to off shoot series from it I am reading. And caught up 🙁