Friday, September 27, 2013

Giveaway and Review: Come Undone by Madelynne Ellis

On stage he’s dynamite. Off stage he rocks her world.

When red-hot, Goth-metal band, Black Halo, split live on stage, fate throws Daniella Fosbrook into the path of sexy vocalist Xane Geist. Initially, Xane’s only looking for a ride home, but Dani tempts him in a way a thousand other women haven’t. Determined to explore their heady chemistry and avoid hashing things out with the band, Xane whisks Dani off to Monaco for a steamy weekend.

There, Dani tries her best to hang onto her heart and some clothing, while Xane soon loses both. However, Xane isn’t being entirely honest about the reason for the band’s demise. When the truth comes out, can Dani accept the facts, or will everything come undone.

4 Star Review by Jen Hagen

Dani has been listening to music by Black Halo during the most trying times of her life.  It was the only thing that kept her moving forward, even though if she was caught listening to it she would fac the consequences at the hands of those who helped raised her.  Dani is attending a Black Halo concert when the opportunity arises for her to spend some up close and personal time with the lead singer, Xane.

Xane is a founding member of Black Halo along with his drummer and good friend, Steve.  Xane has recently found out that Steve and another member of the band mate have betrayed him.  Xane is very hurt by this action and even more so hurt by the fact that the remaining band members do not see how this would effect Xane.  He is tired of being treated as only a member of the band and they only see him as a way to succeed and not care about him as a human being.

He had to stop this charade somehow. If only to make them realise he wasn’t here to be used and abused.

Unfortunately Xane chooses 2 minutes into their concert set to announce that the band is done.  Xane walks away from it all.  While escaping from his band members,  he runs into Dani and asks her for a ride.  Dani and Xane travel to a remorse hideaway.  While Dani and Xane are spending time together holed up as recluses, they respond to the obvious sexual desires emanating from both of them.  Xane has previously had an addiction to sex and it appears that while his addiction may be better controlled, he still likes his sex, and WOW is that sex HOT. 

Dani and Xane continue to evade his band mates and continue on their secret rendezvous that takes them across the sea and into beautiful places where no one will find them.  During this time of enchantment, Dani discovers a lifestyle that Xane conforms to that she is not comfortable with.  Xane is shocked  to realize how Dani feels about it. 

‘I can’t believe … I thought you were more open-minded, and had more common sense than to think such crap.’

But this lifestyle of Xane’s could be an absolute deal breaker for Dani.  Xane’s way of life is what she was forced to run from as a child.  

As much as she loved him, this changed things.
Can Dani accept Xane and what she has feared her entire life?  Will Xane forgive those who deceived him and can he forgive the entire band for not seeing how hard he was effected by the betrayal?  Or is it too late for words to heal?  What if the person you wanted to hold your heart is no longer here? 
‘Nothing’s changed between us, Dani. I don’t suddenly love you any less. I still need you to be here.’ 

I liked this story for Xane’s uniqueness and the fact that he wears his heart on his sleeve.  He may be a goth rocker who hides behind makeup, jewelry and leather, but underneath it all is a guy who just wants to be loved and respected.    You’ll enjoy the steamy bedroom scenes and a very intriguing train ride. 

Nook Anything But Vanilla

Nook Come Undone

  a Rafflecopter giveaway

No comments:

Post a Comment

How to Configure Numbered Page Navigation After installing, you might want to change these default settings: