Thursday, February 6, 2014

Review/Giveaway---Toxic by Meghan Quinn



Title: Toxic
Author:
Meghan Quinn
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

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Synopsis:

His life consists of his best friend, Jack Daniels, his favorite drug and women who give him what he wants and leave. Rook Tyler lives for performing at night and wasting the rest of his days washing away the pain from his childhood so he doesn’t have to feel anything...ever. The only people he trusts are his band mates from Shattered Souls and he wants to keep it that way. His life was completely under control and simple until he heard the voice of Maisy Madison filter through The Tavern speakers.
Growing up in the foster care system with her two other band mates from Twisted Perfection, Maisy finds herself doing pretty much anything to get her and her band noticed but nothing seems to be working.  One lucky night, Shattered Souls, the most popular band in the country, decides to show up at their little concert and luckily signs them on the spot and books them for their tour but the arena venues and massive amount of fans isn’t what has Maisy shaking in her heels.  It’s the deep baritone voice of Rook Tyler that haunted her dreams for years that has her wondering if she can actually go through with the tour.
The force is almost too strong.  He can feel her everywhere he goes and no matter how much he tries to resist her, he finds himself gravitating towards Maisy, wanting to hold her, kiss her and fuck her. He knows he shouldn’t get involved.  He knows no matter what, he will end up hurting her but he can’t help it, his soul is connected to hers and the pull is too strong for him to resist.
Rook warned her time and time again but she didn’t listen, she didn’t want to listen. She needed him and she didn’t care that she knew deep down in her heart that their relationship was going to end in disaster. She didn’t care that their jealousies, stubbornness and baggage were getting in the way of their relationship. She didn’t care that they constantly hurt each other and that no matter what they did, their love was toxic.
Toxic, book one of The Addiction Series, tells the story of Rook and Maisy’s relationship, how it develops into an undeniable love and then crumbles apart every chance it gets.  Follow their twisted relationship as they fight off lies, temptations, addictions, users and try to overcome the toxic love they share.

Excerpt:

“What if I want to take the risk? What if I want you too?”
                Rook looked down at her and she could feel his hot breathe on her skin which caused goose bumps to ripple across her body.
                “You’d be a fool to want that. I’m not lying when I say I will destroy you. What’s flowing between us is toxic. We can’t get enough of it but it will slowly kill us. I know I shouldn’t expose you to such a thing but I’m too damn selfish to stop myself. I want you, Maisy. I need you and to hell if I’m going to put your needs in front of mine.”
                With that he crushed his lips against hers and set every nerve ending in her body on fire. She knew he was right, what they had was toxic but she couldn’t stop herself. She felt the same way when it came to Rook Tyler. She needed him, her soul begged for him even though she knew in the end she would die from heartache. 

  

4 Star Review:

Well can I just say that Toxic had me on a rollercoaster ride that I didn’t want to stop! I think I dropped the F bomb every other page.  Meghan Quinn really kept my mind going trying to figure out WTH was going on.

Rook and Maisy are both tortured souls. Their backgrounds have you thinking how they were able to overcome or have they overcome? When they meet, Rook has fame and fortune but not the one thing needed to ground him. Maisy on the other hand is struggling with several things and little does she know, it’s similar to what Rook is also suffering from. 

The interaction that they have with each other is absolutely Toxic but they are not the only ones with toxic relationships. Willow and Grey, Willow and Cruz, Grey and Quinn, Landon and Quinn…hell they all of bad relationships going on and it just keeps going.

The things that each of them go through and put each other through is enough to make you scream but I couldn’t put the book down. I was sad on some parts, pissed off on a lot and happy for most.  The life experiences that each of them face, make them who they are but there are a lot of lost souls and as two separate groups, they are in a whirlwind of trouble.

There is a major cliff hanger and I can’t wait for the next book, FAME to be released.






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