Closer (Taint Duet, #2) by Carmen Jenner
Closer, the stunning conclusion to the Taint Duet from USA Today bestselling author Carmen Jenner is LIVE!
Series: Taint, #2
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Rockstar Romance
Release Date: August 21, 2018
Levi Quinn has it all—money, groupies, a panty-melting smile, and a really big d*ck.
At least, he had it all. Until an angry redhead joined the Taint world tour and turned his life upside-down. Levi fell in love with her. His bandmate did too. It did not end well.
Brielle Kagawa doesn’t keep company with rock stars, but when this gifted cellist finds herself kicked out of the Orchestre de Parisan all-expenses-paid gig in the south of France seems too good to be true.
Because it is.
The man footing the bill might be a disorderly drunk, but he has an offer she can’t refuse—stay in his chateau and play for the month. No strings attached.
The truth about rock stars is that they’re awfully good players, but Levi isn’t the only one who knows how to master a set of strings.
She doesn’t have a heart to break.
by Carmen Jenner © 2018
She lets out a soft cry, but it isn’t one of pain, it’s another kind of anguish. It’s need. “Please let me go,” she begs.
I study her face. “I don’t think you want me to let you go.”
I let her wrist slip free of my grasp and search her gaze. “Prove it.”
“I do not have to prove anything to you.”
“Then quit looking at me like you want me to fuck you, because it’s torture,” I snap. A week worth of pent-up frustration, of wanting this woman who refuses to give in, and never backs down. “It’s fucking torture the way you look at me.”
“Torture?” A crease forms between her brow. Fuck, she’s hot when she’s angry. “What the hell are you talking about?”
“Just what I said. You can’t keep looking at me like that.” I take another step closer and she backs up against the door. “Or walk around in these skimpy little outfits, and you can’t be this close to me.”
“The robe was your idea, and you cornered me!”
“You’re right.” I sigh, and step back but she catches my collar in her fist and draws me closer.
Closer (Taint, #2) by Carmen Jenner
Rosa's rating: 5 of 5 iScream Cones
"I'm safe, because you cannot lose your heart if you no longer have one."
Levi, Levi Levi...sigh. Your broken heart broke my heart. 💔 Not only can I not resist a sexy rocker, a broken one is even more irresistible. Closer pulled my emotions to the surface and then stomped on them, forcing me to feel so many things I wasn't prepared to experience. But, isn't that the best kind of story? The one that takes you on a ride and you end up somewhere you weren't expecting to go, and the memory of the trip stays with you for a long time?
Levi's life looks perfect on the outside, at least to his fans. His band, Tainted, is very successful and he is recognized everywhere he goes. Unfortunately, that's not such a good thing when he's being drunk and disorderly. When he's trying to drown his sorrows his filter disappears even more than usual and those closest to him suffer along with him. Will he be able to finish the tour without destroying everyone close to him and everything he's worked for?
Brielle is broken too. She's been burned so bad that she's buried her feelings deep with no intention of letting her heart see the light of day ever again. But she's unable to completely hide her pain, it's very present in her music.
Levi is suffering and nothing seems to be able to numb his pain, not sex, drugs or rock n' roll. But when he hears her play it soothes his soul and quiets his torment. Being the rich and reckless rockstar that he is, he's used to getting what he wants, so he decides to make her an offer she can't refuse. When she turns the tables on him, she ends up pulling the strings with him playing to her tune.
Before he knew her name, he called her AFG (Angry French Girl), and even after he'd hired her to play for him he still called her that. She spewed insults in a language he didn't understand with his big head, but it sure woke up his little head. "What can I say? I like my women hot, smart, and mean as hell."
What are the chances that two broken hearts can be made whole? Can their clashing dissonance be turned into a harmonious coexistence during their time together? Or will the passion consume them before the music heals them? "Musos aren't happy unless we're suffering from internal bleeding—the kind that won't show up on a CAT scan. It's our lot in life for being fucking awesome."
All I can tell you is that the Taint series rocked my world. It can't be explained, it must be experienced. I can't wait for my next ride with Carmen Jenner. The line forms here...
Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA Today and international bestselling author.
Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU, 2015.
A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore makeup addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny North Coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child.
A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?