Fused by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #Review

Posted September 16, 2016 by Shari in Reviews / 4 Comments

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Fused by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliot #Review

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Series: Lost in Oblivion #4.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing
Released on February 2, 2016
Pages: 197
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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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)

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

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

What a lovely review dedicated to a series it is obvious hit you deeply. I’m glad you’re getting your spin-off. I’ve marked this series to read thanks to your reviews. 🙂

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Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

You should really read it. All of the characters have depth to them that I loved seeing. It felt real vs just what we want to see in a band. I am sad I have read all the books.

5 years ago

I have seen this everywhere today. Both the author and series are new to me…but your review is lovely. I love the emotional connection.

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Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago

I love all the emotions this series has brought out of me. I didn’t really like Nick, but he had a depth that even I wasn’t able to see until I got his story. While he still isn’t my favorite, he is closer in my emotions than at the start of this series.