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Seduced - Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott This is a very mature story with adult themes that may not be appreciated by other readers. Seduced is the story of the rise of a band that started with two best friends who played guitars to forget about their troubled home lives as kids. Adding and subtracting band members and a You Tube video rising in popularity started opening doors for these five young people.

The story is well-written but it was a little difficult for me to read. Each band member has their own demons to battle and some of those hit a little too close to home for me. The book is raw, edgy, funny, and has smokin’ hot sex scenes. But it also has pain, infighting, addiction, jealousy, obsession, and a pretty ugly love triangle that threatens to shake up the group.

This story was one heck of a roller coaster ride. Cari and Taryn did a fantastic job of creating and really humanizing these characters. I could deeply empathize with their pain, suffering, triumphs and failures. There were a lot of adult themes addressed in the book that I didn’t particularly like but that doesn’t mean other readers won’t enjoy the portrayal of the rock star lifestyle. A good gut-wrenching read.

Reviewed by Elizabeth for Cocktails and Books