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Toxic by Meghan Quinn Reviewed


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.

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I am such a fan! I will elaborate. I am such a fan of Meghan Quinn and the stories she writes; I have read two of them now and have never been disappointed. I have one more to read from another series and I can’t wait to dive in.

Toxic reeled me in from the first page. Books that have sexy alpha tattooed rock stars are one of my favorite types of books. Then add in sexy tattooed female rock chicks and I am in my glory. I like when there is commonality with the characters. This is not a story where opposites attract.

If you took chemistry in high school and ever did experiments you know that some components that are put together can cause an explosion, and other components are the perfect combination to get the best result and work perfectly together. The chemistry between these characters, Rook (I love that name) and Maisy, is a combination of both. It has the good and bad results.  When it works it is beautiful to watch, but when it does not it is so painful. Rook and Maisy are very intense characters. There is no doubt that these two need to be together. You can feel that they are soul mates and neither can exist without the other.

I talk about Maisy and Rook in this review but I have to say that this is not just their story. There are others stories running parallel involving the other characters from the two bands: Grey, Quinn, Willow, Landon (there is quite a surprise for you with regards to Landon at the end of the book), Cruz and Kaid. Let me just say that these stories are just as emotional and enthralling and sexy as hell as what is going on with Rook and Maisy. You will get many points of view from almost this whole ensemble cast.  There is so much sexual tension in this book that I needed a cold shower 99% of the time.

Toxic deals with many issues such as drug and alcohol abuse, molestation and physical abuse, and eating disorders. These issues in the book are written with realism and a delicacy that the author should be commended for. The only small peeve I had was that there was some repetition in the book. It was not much, just that a thought the character had was mentioned in an earlier chapter. I do not mind if the author felt the need to mention it again but maybe she could have changed it a little.

When I got to the very last page, my heart was in my throat, it was like I was listening to a crescendo of a song and then that song was cut off abruptly. I immediately screamed that I needed more, more! Yes this book ends in a cliffhanger not just with Rook and Maisy but the entire cast. I swear this author should write for TV. Meghan really gives great Drama!

I will be stalking her until part two comes out!!


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Meghan Quinn

Author Bio:

When I was in high school I occasionally read books but was consumed by other teenage things so I didn't take the time to appreciate a good book on a cloudy day, wrapped up in a blanket on the couch, besides The Notebook I made time to read the heartbreaking novel. It wasn't until I received a Kindle for Christmas one year that my world completely flipped upside down. When looking for books I came across the Contemporary Romance genre and was sold and I haven't turned back since. You can either find my head buried in my Kindle, listening to inspiring heart ripping music or typing away on the computer twisting and turning the lives of my characters while driving my readers crazy with anticipation. I am currently residing in beautiful Colorado Springs where the sun is always shining and there is a trail waiting to be hiked on every corner. I share a lovely and warm home with the love of my life and my five, four-legged children.

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