Review: Irresistible Refrain (Tempest) by Michelle Mankin

Review:  Irresistible Refrain (Tempest) by Michelle MankinIrresistible Refrain (Tempest) by Michelle Mankin by Michelle Mankin
Series: Tempest
Published by Self Pub Genres: New Adult Erotica
Source: Author
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This book may be unsuitable for people under 18 years of age due to sexual content & adult theme. Abuse, violence & attempted rape.

Two years ago everything changed for the remaining members of the Seattle rock band Tempest.
Two years is a long time.Too long to keep on remembering. Not nearly long enough to forget.

In trouble with nowhere else to go songstress Lace Lowell seeks refuge with the band during their stop in New York City. It's a risky move for her because they are both there, two impossibly good looking men whose lives are inseparably entwined with hers. One who bruised her heart and one who smashed it into pieces. Warren “War” Jinkins, the mercurial lead singer of Tempest, has always had a thing for Lace. But then again so does his best friend and band mate.  Bryan “Bullet” Jackson, the sinfully handsome tat-sleeved lead guitarist, has a bad boy reputation befitting his nickname. For the past two years Bullet’s had a rule with the groupies: one time, never twice, leave ‘em satisfied, but always leave ‘em.

Two guys, one woman, and a host of dark secrets all together within the tight confines of a tour bus as the group travels cross country.  Can the past be forgotten and buried?  Will friendships prevail?  Or will the three of them succumb to seductive impulses too addictive to resist?  ** Irresistible Refrain is a gritty rock and roll tale intended for mature readers seventeen and up. Contains sexual situations, strong language, and drug use.


REVIEW: When I was given the opportunity to read this book I started to read it with little to no expectations. There are so many rock band books out there that I thought this would be no difference from the rest. What I didn’t know was that I would be in for a treat.

Irresistible Refrain has it all, passion, sex, drugs, violence and sexy men. I enjoyed every aspect of this book to the extend of not being able to put into words what I thought of it and felt after reading it. The story captures the misfortune of a young woman, who suffers immensely since childhood and whose tumultuous life takes a turn for the worse. Irresistible Refrain is a fantastic and well researched intense & emotional story of second chances, hot and steamy romance, and love that will shatter your heart.

This story is not just steamy to the point of melting your eReader, it is also a life lesson that will make you wonder about the decisions one makes in life. It also shows the dreams of a child whose path takes her into a totally different road from what she dreamed of. Not just defining her as a woman, but also as lover and as an artist.

Lace, War & Bryan are fantastic characters, the author did an amazing job giving us a intricate story that brings the harsh reality of many people, the fun and sexy life of a rock star but also shows us the harsh reality of the business. I loved every aspect of this book, the concerts, the fans, and the sex, the emotional roller-coaster between these three characters. Lace & Bryan path meet early in their life, the connection and admiration was instant, they share a difficult childhood and as every child,they set dreams with the hope that love would conquer all. Irresistible Refrain also gives us a glimpse into the interesting reality of the times violent life of a rock star, the drug abuse, the groupies, the sex and the love that may grow or end on the stage. The path some of these characters take, send them all into a complicated, yet believable journey or lies, deceit and betrayal, passion, love, understanding and second chances. Though the characters are at times frustrating, it comes to show that even the strongest, and most compassionate person has limits.

I think Irresistible Refrain is one of those stories you keep close to your heart because it has it all. The angst, the indecision, the pain and betrayal, the bad decisions and the reality that even when your dreams are kept in the back of your head, it is the decisions you make in life that will define you. I am still hyperventilating after the sex between Lace & Brian. These two are explosive, but I can’t leave War behind. He is sexy, selfish and raw. He is the best representation of many rock stars, I can’t wait to read more and see where his new move takes him.

If you haven’t done so, buy Irresistible Refrain you will not regret it.

Can’t wait to read it? Buy it now!


Reader, book reviewer & blogger, love books and most genre: contemporary romance, fantasy, paranormal, mystery & thrillers, new adult & historical romance. When not working, I like spending my time reading, watching tv with my husband and socializing with my friends.

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