Untwisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #AfternoonDelight

Posted May 25, 2016 by Shari in Afternoon Delight, Reviews / 4 Comments

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Untwisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott #AfternoonDelight

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Series: Lost in Oblivion #2.5
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Rock Band Romance
Published by Rainbow Rage Publishing
Released on February 12, 2015
Pages: 168
Format: eBook
Source: Purchased
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Untwisted is the follow up story to Twisted in the Lost in Oblivion series about a band that is at the start of stardom but somewhat falling apart as they all find love. Twisted is the love story of Jazz and Gray, members of Lost of Oblivion. If you haven’t read the book or review, then I suggest you skip reading this one because it will reveal spoilers as there isn’t a good way to review Untwisted without telling you a few secrets.

Gray is out of rehab and taking on side jobs writing songs for other bands to help pay back the debts he incurred from his drug habit. He’s clean, in love and looking forward to the birth of his child with Jazz, but still on the outs with his family over his brother. Jazz is doing great, but misses her man when he is away collaborating with other bands. He’s working hard to make a future for them, and she is trying to be very understanding when she gets a letter from her little sister and doesn’t know how to deal with it.

Gray and Jazz head off to visiter Jazz’s little sister while Gray secretly plans a wedding to his soul mate. Things go steadily down hill until it feels like Gray can’t do anything right and doing everything not to run to drugs again to solve them. Jazz is dealing with a lot of emotions that are exponentially worse while dealing with pregnancy hormones.

The story is a little much at times with how much Gray tries to do everything in secret and gets caught in a bad way when his intentions are good. It’s a love story of two people meant to be together, but dealing with a life neither really planned this way. Family crowds in, but not in the best way. Band members support and two people love deeply.

I used this story as a longer epilogue to the main story by jumping in right away. There are a lot of .5 stories in this series, so I plan to do the same thing with them.

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Catch up on our reviews of this series!

Rocked by Cari Quinn and Taryn Ellitt Twisted by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott



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

That’s a good plan to treat this like a long follow up epilogue. Oy, the secrets…sigh. I can see how this would get full of drama fast with all those factors.

Like your tune. 🙂

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago
Reply to  Sophia Rose

I plan on starting book #3 soon and treating 3.5 the same way. Wish I had done that with book #1 and #1.5 but I skipped #1.5.

Gray really tries to make the wedding special, but it bites him in the ass. Poor guy is trying so hard.

Love this tune too.

Anna@herding cats&burning soup

Ahh on the family. I’ve read Quinn before but it’s been ages. One day I’ll get back round to hers. Man the TBR pile is long.

Shari Delighted Read
Shari Delighted Read
5 years ago

I have also read a few Quinn books before, but this by far is the best I have seen her write, but then again, I can’t tell which are written by the two different authors.