Savaged Illusions Series – Book 1
By Jennifer Lyon
Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving–until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed.
How far will he go for fame?
Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.
**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won’t be stranded on the cliff for long!
OMG! I have been waiting for a new rock star romance to release that would WOW me like some of the earlier rock star romance series a few years ago. It seems like so many authors jumped on the rock star bandwagon and the stories began to become predictable cookie cutter romances with the same tortured rock star theme. I wanted something fresh with intriguing band members that were not your run of the mill manwhore, bad boy musicians with tortured pasts meeting naive innocent women who won their hearts. I wanted something that had some meat to it and a story that kept me fully engaged. Jennifer Lyon has delivered exactly what I wanted. Savaged Illusions has my full attention and I want more!
Savaged Dreams is the first book in the Savaged Illusions series and ended on a major cliffhanger that has left me chomping at the bits for the next book. What makes this series stand out is the band as a whole is on a journey to fame through a reality tv battle of the bands competition. The competition is cut throat and escalates as the weeks wind down to finals. What begins as a quest for fame and winning a recording contract turns into a dangerous competition that exposes their secrets and strikes at the very heart of the band. Their moral code and ethical values are put on the line and they have to choose between fame and fortune or selling out the values that formed their strong bonds in the first place. They all have their own personal demons and problems but that is glue that holds them together. They have formed very tight bonds and a kinship that is unbreakable. They have each other’s backs no matter what and nothing can tear that apart. They thought they couldn’t be broken until they got their first PR person, Liz Glasner, who becomes their YOKO ONO. Her presence in the final stages of the competition could break them. Their lead singer Justice Cade is letting Liz destroy the band. Liz isn’t good for their PR at all.
The final weeks of the competition have been stressful for Savaged Dreams. Their competitors are ruthless and exposing all their weaknesses. They have also become dangerous. When they are assigned a college student as their PR person rather than a professional, things become even worse. It doesn’t matter that she is good at what she does, she’s not savvy enough to swim with the sharks. When the sharks attack her as well as the band, they are all going to be eaten alive.
Justice Cade is trying to hold them all together. He can’t help that he is falling for Liz. When he finds out her secrets he wants to protect her as much as he wants to protect his brothers in the band. They’ve all experienced the dark side of life in some way or another and survived. Now it’s time to chase their dreams.
I’m not going to say much more because this is a Rock Star Trilogy readers don’t want to miss. Although Justice and Liz are the main focus of this trilogy, all of the characters are intriguing. As a reader you want to get to know them all and explore their pasts. As a whole, they are mesmerizing and you want to know how their futures are going to playout. The overall plot is for the series is fresh, original, and compelling. This book was engaging and made the reader think about the ethical side of fame as well as the obvious journey to stardom. I think this trilogy could easily expand into a twelve book series.
Jennifer Lyon literally WOWED me with this fresh new series! I cannot wait for the second book, Savaged Vows to release on July 24, 2017.
How much will she risk for love?
Despite her dark past with a rock icon, Liza Glasner can’t walk away from the man she loves with a fiery passion—sexy rock star Justice Cade. A surprise pregnancy and marriage give Liza the family she’s craved since she was fourteen. But her love is tested when Liza’s worst nightmare—Gene Hayes—bursts onto the scene, spreading lies and smears to tear her and Justice apart. Can Liza trust Justice to choose her over fame?
How far will he go for fame?
Justice fiercely loves his beautiful and resilient wife Liza, and he’s determined to protect her from Gene Hayes. At the same time, he’s loyal to his band. The four other men in Savaged Illusions are his brothers, and together, they are battling hard to come back from a humiliating defeat. But just as the pinnacle of success is within their reach, Justice discovers a truth that will either decimate his band or destroy his wife.
Can their love survive?
Secrets and betrayals explode in a heartbreaking twist that threatens to rip Justice and Liza apart forever.
Savaged Vows is book 2 in the Savaged Illusions Trilogy, and ends in a cliffhanger. Book 3, Savaged Devotion, will be released in September 2017.