Ryker Oakley only cared about three things during school —fighting, his band, and getting laid. When he took it upon himself to ‘babysit’ Bryleigh Munroe, he didn’t expect her to be so much trouble, and he sure as shit wasn’t prepared for how fast she would grow on him. Fast-forward to eight years later, his band—Twisted Transistor—is the most successful rock group known to mankind. When his brother’s wedding brings the only girl he ever came close to caring about back into his life, he discovers something he thought they had left behind in the past, had been destroying her daily.Bryleigh Munroe was a popular girl at school, but because her father was a politically powerful man in the San Diego region, the boys either swore away from her or were trying too hard to get with her. She wanted one night. Quick and dirty. No strings. Only she didn’t expect Ryker Oakley to flip the script on her without her even realizing. Eight years later, Bryleigh still battles with the mistakes she made when she was younger. She’s had to deal with things that she shouldn’t have had to, all on her own.
After all this time has their bond remained silent? Can she forgive the torment Ryker inflicted on her? Or will the choices they made all those years ago force them to re-unite.
The book has a warning that basically says if you don’t like the word f*ck then don’t read the book. I thought that was hysterical and highly appropriate.
Bryleigh and Ryker have a very complicated history dating back to high school. Things did not go well in high school and Ryker basically ruined Bryleigh. He ruined her, but she could never forget him and he never forgot her. Skip forward six years and they are back in the same space, but so much has changed.
Another book with so much going on–rock stars, motorcycle gangs, bullying, murder. So much. Maybe a little too much.
But, here’s the thing. Under all that chaos is a really nice love story. Ryker and Bryleigh love each other, even if neither wants to admit it. They make sacrifices for each other throughout the book.
The story is told from alternating POVs (Bryleigh and Ryker) and alternates from past to present (about the first 1/3 of the book is the past, the back story between Bryleigh and Ryker).
If you are not offended by the use of the F word and you don’t mind a bit time hopping, then you will most likely enjoy this book.
Amo is a full-time writer from New Zealand who loves long romantic walks to the wine cellar.
When she’s not creating magic, you can usually find her relaxing in front of the television watching the latest episode of Supernatural or Vikings. (This will be updated as she finds new television shows with hot actors.)
She’s the proud mother of four little critters who are the reason she breathes, but also the reason she drinks.
She’s the wife-to-be to the love of her life. She says wife-to-be because she scares him a little, and he still hasn’t decided whether he wants to wed her or not. Such an exciting relationship.
She loves meeting new people and believes the world needs more kindness.