Series Blitz: A Rogue Series Rock Romance
by Lara Ward Cosio
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Lara Ward Cosio just can’t resist wounded, charming, roguish men – especially musicians. Now happily married to one of the last good ones, she’s found writing about them is even better.
The intense romance Gavin McManus and Sophie Kavanaugh shared in high school should have been a sweet memory after they parted ways. But just a few years later, their connection is reignited in a big way when he’s in town with his band. In a whirlwind of grand gestures and media attention, the two are reunited for good.
Growing up together under the heat of paparazzi attention, the strains of rock band tour life, and the temptations of others tests them. Gavin’s musical talent stems from the woulds he’s carried since childhood, and Sophie is the exact right person to soothe what ails him. But years later, this dynamic falters.
When Gavin’s past is revealed in a splashy magazine expose, it sends him into a downward spiral that threatens to destroy everything he’s worked for. At the same time, Conor Quinn, the band’s guitarist and Gavin’s best friend, becomes Sophie’s support when she’s all but abandoned by Gavin. Conor has always played off his attraction to Sophie as something harmless, but could this be something more?
These three lifelong friends learn the hard way that love isn’t always a straight path, but rather a tangled journey.
Book Two: Playing At Love
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Conor Quinn and Gavin McManus are mired deep in the wreckage of a betrayal that has damaged their friendship, ended Gavin’s marriage, and threatens to break up their band.
Conor’s Shaken by the mess he’s made and no longer trusts his heart. Book smart and love dumb, he decides acting with more calculation in matters of the heart is the key to moving forward. He starts by wooing back his ex, Colette, and quickly ends up engaged — and in over his head.
When Conor’s old schoolmate, Felicity, unexpectedly returns to his world, he gravitates with increasing frequency toward their renewed friendship. Harmless flirting soon turns into real temptation and suddenly Conor’s questioning whether his impetuous reunion with Colette means he’s missed his chance with the right woman.
Felicity is still stinging from a brutal divorce and wary of her old friend’s rock star ways. She wants stability, not the boy who ran off to join the rock circus and never had a proper job or responsibilities. But that doesn’t mean she’s immune to his charms.
At the same time, wounded, passionate singer Gavin has a song-writing epiphany that convinces him he can’t stay stuck in the past. And he knows what matters most is his wife, since he refuses to believe their love story is over. As Conor’s wedding rapidly approaches and Gavin attempts to reunite with his wife, both men must also find a way to keep their band together as they strive and stumble toward something resembling redemption — with each other and with the women they’re meant to be with.
Shay Donnelly has always been the support player. Whether it’s taking care of his irresponsible brother or being the drummer in his band, he’s always there for others — even at the expense of his own wants and needs.
Jessica Hall only ever wanted to be a ballerina. Dancing was the one place where she felt at ease, where she belonged. After being told she wasn’t quite good enough, however, she set her sights on a more mundane career. Just when she thought her life’s plan was made, the drummer from the biggest rock band in the world upended it.
Together, Shay and Jessica found a sweet spot of happiness. But when Shay’s split allegiance costs him the love of his life, he ends up at a breaking point at which he must finally find his own life’s rhythm.
With the help of his band mates – who struggle with their own relationship issues – Shay embarks on a journey to discover where he went wrong and how he can win back the love of his life.