Consumed by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review

Posted September 13, 2016 by Shari in Reviews / 2 Comments

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Consumed by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review

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Series: Lost in Oblivion #3.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing
Released on August 4, 2015
Pages: 251
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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!

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)

Challenge Info:

Literary Pickers: Tropical Island
Books ‘N Tunes: A Pirate Looks Forty by Jimmy Buffett

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

About Taryn Elliott

I’m USA Today Bestselling author Taryn Elliott. I’m a music freak who loves everything about telling stories. I have way too many ideas rattling around in my head, but music almost always ends up in the story somehow. I’m very lucky to have a job that allows me to slip into the shoes of musicians, actors, business women, tycoons, bodyguards, chefs, bakers, carpenters, inventors, bartenders, wine makers, artists, and so many more characters to come. Talk about living the dream.

Oh, and I write 85% of this with my bestie and writing partner, Cari Quinn. We also write super sexy paranormal romance and erotic romance under Taryn Quinn.

Enough about me…go read about one of my hot guys. They’re far more interesting. 😉

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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!

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Sophia Rose
5 years ago

Oh wow! This situation would make for an incredibly emotional story.

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Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

The not being able to talk, really made you dig deep to find the meaning of their relationship. Faced with losing his career and going back to nothing. Her faced with a family that wants different things than her. They live in the moment of the story and while the worry is in the back of their minds, they are focused on each other. It was pretty powerful.