REVELRY (Taint, #1) Review Blitz: Excerpt, Giveaway, + Sarah's Review

Cooper Ryan is living the dream. Between the parties with rock royalty, booze, groupies and performing to crowds of thousands with his band Taint, life seems pretty sweet. There’s just one thing missing: the feisty little red-head that took his baby and ran off with his heart. Throwing himself into music is the only thing keeping him sane.

Until a run-in with a nonplussed, package-wielding PA throws everything off balance.

Ali Jones is having a craptastic life. Her grandmother died, leaving her homeless, penniless, and alone, and her boyfriend left her for a tramp who takes her clothes off for money. That’s why when she lands her dream job at a record company it seems like it’s too good to be true.

Because it is.

Slapped with an ultimatum, Ali must decide if facing the horror of the unemployment line is a fate worse than going on the road with four rowdy rockers hell-bent on making her life misery.

He’s adored by millions.

She’s not even loved by her cat. Can they ignore their hatred long enough to survive the tour from hell? Or will their chemistry force everything to come crashing down around them?

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Sometimes love is found in the strangest of places, with the least likely of people.  Ali sure isn't looking for anything besides keeping her dream job at Harbour Records, finding a place to live and coexisting with her late grandmothers bastard cat. 

"Wax on, wax off.  My arse."

Cooper Ryan decides to change her entire future the day she fell into Taint's meeting at the record company.  Cooper is the sexy, quiet, closed-off frontman of Taint, Austrialia's hottest rock band.  He sees something in Ali that he can't ignore and he won't stop until he gets what he wants.

"Stupid egotistical, average-in-every-way rock stars"

Ali finds herself in the middle of a triangle that I really didn't see happening.  She's trying to deal with love, lust and keeping her name out of the tabloids. She knows where her heart lies but she doesn't want to admit it to him or herself.  After finally coming to the conculsion that road life isn't for her, Ali makes the hard decision to go home, face the music and live a normal normal is it can be.

"Why do we do this to one another?  Why couldn't we all just walk away?  Why couldn't I just walk away, before this thing ruined not just our careers, but our lives too?"

Once again, Carmen Jenner does not disappoint.  I have a thing for Aussie writers, I'm not sure what it is but I absolutely love them!  I really felt like I connected with Ali.  She's unsure of her future, where she needs to be, and she's a huge fangirl when she needs to be.  We originally learned about Cooper in her Sugartown Series, focusing on his ex Holly and their baby but now we get his side of the story and it's really great.  I'm very excited for more of the Taint series.

My vision is partly obstructed by Ali, but the sight of her head bobbing as she takes him in her mouth is all I need to know what’s going on. Levi meets my gaze across the limo. There’s gloating there—that much is obvious—but there’s also understanding. When you spend as much time together as we do, you come to know your bandmates pretty well. For all his talk, he’s not as big of a douche as he claims to be. He may not ever sleep with the same woman more than once—with the exception of Ali, I guess—but I know he’s not immune to the loneliness our lifestyle creates. It’s strange how you can be adored by millions and yet completely alone all at the same time.

He slides his hand into her hair and closes his eyes, throwing his head back against the seat.

“Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck,” he whispers, and then he gathers her hair to the side and shifts her body so that my view is completely unobstructed. I watch as she works her hands up his shaft in time with her mouth. He doesn’t attempt to fuck the back of her throat and make her choke on it, the way we both had that first night we fucked her. Instead, his touch is gentle. Reverent.

It makes me crazy, and hot as fucking hell. I shift uncomfortably, adjusting my cock within my jeans. I don’t make a move towards them, though I want to. I want to bury myself inside her and mark her as mine, but at this point the lines are so fucking blurred it doesn’t matter whom she belongs to. Him. Me. The both of us, or neither one.

I lean forward, taking a glass from the shelf and a crystal decanter filled with amber liquor, and I pour myself a drink, and then I slide back into the leather to watch.

“Play with yourself, Red,” he whispers.


“Do it,” I say, and she turns around to glare at me. I can’t tell if she’s disappointed I’m not joining in, or if she forgot I was even here.

“I don’t want—”

“Why are you suddenly so embarrassed?” I say sharply, swigging back more of the scotch than I should.

“I’m not embarrassed. I’d actually rather that you joined in.”
“I’m watching,” I say, eyeing her coolly over my glass. She scowls at me a moment and then she kneels up, steadying herself with one hand on Levi’s thigh. She wriggles her skirt up over her hips and bends over. Everything is on display as she takes him in her mouth again. I close my eyes, not wanting to watch her on her knees in front of him, her head bent low, her full fuck-me lips wrapped around Levi’s cock. I feel as if I’m on a ride that’s spinning out of control and I can’t find a way off. I can’t make it stop. And I so badly want it to stop.

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author of the Sugartown, Savage Saints, and Taint series.

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 MAC 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?



Carmen Jenner said...

Loved this review so hard! Thanks so much for joining the review blitz! I'm sure I've said it before but your blog is gorgeous! <3 <3

Reni said...

Thank you so much for having us! I know Sarah really enjoys your writing, and I'm looking forward to reading some in the near future! <3 And thank you so much for your kind words about the blog. xo

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