On stage, Tish Ransome sings about heartache and passion, betrayal, and about love gone wrong… but she knows very little about any of it in real life. The rockstar princess who swears like a pirate—literally—is loved and adored by family, friends, and fans alike, and her world is filled with good things, her future bright.
Behind the scenes, however, trouble is brewing. When Tom, her best friend and co-founder of the Marauders, tells her he's leaving the band after graduation, Tish must find a new wingman to step into Tom's hard-to-fill shoes. The moment she hears Sebastian Jeffries play, she knows he's the one.
Yet with Sebastian comes a taste of the things Tish only writes about, and she can't resist the lure of the tortured artist. Sebastian, likewise, is drawn to Tish's brilliance, but like a moth that hovers too close to the flames, is he killing himself just to be near her? Can Tish save Sebastian before it's too late, or will he pull her down into the darkness with him?
I think I am a bit obsessed. Okay, I am. I know I am. This series! Ugh. I want to eat it up. I do pretty much eat it up. I start reading and then I just cannot stop. This is frustrating on those days that I cannot just sit and read continuously and it's so annoying to have to stop. And start. And stop. And start.
If you read this story, here is my caution: prepare for your heart to be yanked around like a yo-yo.
One of the reasons I liked this book was that it was more than just a romance. There were meatier issues to be dealt with and love on all of it's levels. For that same reason, I was a bit frustrated because the tension and attraction was always there between Tish and Sebastian but it rarely had firework moments. Okay, yes. I mean kissing. I wanted more of that between them. The underlying, pulsing tension was always there though, just begging to get out. There was more kissing between the wrong two people than there was the right two people.
Having said that, I could not help but be literally dragged into the world of Tish and Sebastian. There are so many hints at what Sebastian is doing or dealing with but you just can't get a clear view of it in it's entirety until it explodes at the end. Oh my heart. I love books that get my heart involved. It takes me to a new level of reading.
This was another fantastic addition to the Fallout Series by Becky Doughty. She is one of my new favorites and I'm ever so anxiously awaiting to see what comes next! Please hurry. :)
Content: some violence, kissing, bar and drinking scenes