Destroyed by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review

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Destroyed by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #Review

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Series: Lost in Oblivion #3
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing
Released on May 12, 2015
Pages: 279
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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.

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)

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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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5 years ago

I haven’t read a lot of book with a music background but that’s nice and you made me curious about these 2 characters there! and well I hope you’ll have the next one soon if you had a cliffy…

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5 years ago
Reply to  Melliane

I love rock band novels…don’t know why. I got the first book in this series free in April and was hooked. I already read the next book and the review will be up Tuesday. Hard not to give too many spoilers on it.

Mary Kirkland
5 years ago

They both sound interesting. Cliffhanger though, ugh. I’ve been listening to Lindsey Stirling and absolutely love her.

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5 years ago
Reply to  Mary Kirkland

I hate cliffhangers, but at least I was late enough that I could just jump into the next one right away.

I love Lindsey Stirling. Headphones on, music playing and a good book in my hands. Great way to read!

Sophia Rose
5 years ago

I’m so glad this series keeps bringing you back for more. Love that she changed your mind about Simon and they do sound good for each other if they can figure it out.

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5 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I have read the entire series and I am caught up on the two off-shoots series from this one. I hate being caught up and anxiously waiting for more, lol. You will see the reviews coming out one after another for this series. I have a few written and it will all wrap up in September if I keep on course. You only get a surface feel for Simon in previous books. He is so much deeper and he deals with some tough issues. Warning…while I loved him in his own books, I grow to dislike him again in Nick’s… Read more »

Alyssa Susanna
5 years ago

Ooo, interesting! I’m glad that you liked Simon even though you thought you wouldn’t. That sucks about the cliffhanger though!

Great review, Shari. =)

Alyssa @ The Eater of Books!

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5 years ago
Reply to  Alyssa Susanna

Yeah, I am not a cliffhanger reader, but it was a good thing it was a series that was completely out. So I didn’t have to wait. Now I am screening their books. If it has a cliffhanger, then I will wait for the next book to come out. I just don’t have patience to wait.