Author :Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott
Release date:April 8th 2016
Rating : 4 Stars
My name is Faith Keystone, but my friends call me Keys.
Iâm the piano player for Hammered.
Did I mention I’m the only female in my band?
That means I technically have five older brothers.
Can’t forget my manager and security team, too.
Alone time is nonexistent.
I escaped an overbearing family to join this happy circus, and most of the time it’s awesome.
Except now, because of one teensy little incident at a show.
Now I have this hulking bodyguard shadowing me like a freaking puppy.
Only this puppy is more like a Doberman with an attitude problem.
And he only knows one wordâNO.
I hate that word.
And I hate Quinn Alexander.
The one thing I do like is giving him the slip.
Is it wrong that I kinda like when he growls at me after he finds me?
Because he always finds me.
Worst of all?
I want him so bad that I keep forgetting I hate him.
After reading some emotional very draining books I felt it was a perfect time to start with Manhandled (Hammered #2) by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott. It was my first book by those two authors and I was surprised how much I liked it.
So far I had only read one book by Cari Quinn and that was a 1 Star read â If you follow my reviews, you know that I do not give them that often. It is the second book in that series but works perfectly fine as a standalone. It is well written and the characters were fully developed.
In the beginning of the book I was a little confused because there is a lot of information about the band members raining down on the reader which felt a little to much for me. I felt that could have been handled a little more subtle during the storytelling. But once the story started flowing it went really well and at a good pace.
I liked the banter between the two leads Faith/Keys and Quinn/Wardenâ¦ there was a quite the chemistry flowing and their witty dialogues had me laughing at times. But their developing relationship lacked on the emotional side for me. I read that they were developing feelings for each other â but I could not follow that development.
That maybe so (as I said) because I read two very emotionally draining books before this one, but I do not think so honestly. Their chemistry was there, that is for sure, it was just that for me the final spark to ignite it was not there which became obvious when I noticed how long their relationship took to develop and then how fast it went of in the end.
But that is only my very personal feeling and should not stop anyone from reading this really great story. To me it proved that even if I totally did not like one book â I can still love another by the same author and isnât that what makes reading interesting ?