Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Review: Strung Out by Lyrica Creed

Title: Strung Out
Author: Lyrica Creed
Genre: Contemporary Romance/Rockband Romance/Stepbrother Romance
Series: Yes but ends with a HEA and can be read as a standalone

Finding my best friend and getting the hell out of California is top priority. Especially as the relationship with my rockstar stepbrother becomes more complicated with each passing day...

I’m on the tour bus partying!

The text from my best friend, Ivy, is one of her last. When weeks stretch with no further contact, I travel to L.A. to track down the band known as Rageon and find Ivy.

As the daughter of a groupie mom, and of a rock star father who fatally overdosed, I know the dangers of the world my friend disappeared into.

My ex-stepbrother, Gage, a musician who’s just come off tour invites me to crash at his place.

The last time I saw Gage in person, we were teens. He's everywhere on social media, so I’m prepared for the tattoo-covered rocker who answers my knock. What I’m not expecting to find is the sweet, sensitive teen I grew up with is now an irresponsible, partying playboy who lives for his next fix.

As the search for Ivy narrows, my relationship with my rockstar stepbrother becomes more complicated. The tingling tug of attraction toward him is unexpected--and unacceptable. First, we’re practically siblings. Most importantly, I’ll never allow myself to fall for a musician, especially one with a drug addiction.

Gage teams up with me to find Ivy, introducing me into the right circles and guarding my secrets.

My search for Ivy takes me places I never wanted to go...
And my heart is an unwilling passenger on that dark ride.

Strung Out: A Needles and Pins Rock Star Romance is 90k words which is around 300 print pages. It may appear to be double that as the download contains 2 versions of the same book, allowing readers to choose their favorite reading style of 1 POV or 3 POV

This is a fictional romance about a girl and her estranged rock star former step-brother. If this doesn’t sound complicated enough for you, then I don’t know what you might consider complicated.
Add to the mix a friend’s disappearance while following a rock band, the need for a place to stay and help navigating the intricate rock scene of Los Angeles, the life a rock star step-brother you haven’t been in touch for years and a greedy drug addict mother to make Scarla’s story just a tad more interesting.
Scarla and Gage were thrown into a brother – sister relationship at a young age and were always close, but time has passed, they’ve grown up and, while she lives an anonymous life secluded from the spotlight, he’s become an idol as the front runner man of a popular rock band. He’s living the dream and she’s quite aware of it due to the unwavering power of social media. When her need for help throws them back together, she’ll discover there’s more to him than the life of a rock star and he’ll find out that Scar has her own demons to deal with. What does the future hold in store for this two?
Strung Out is a great book. It’s well written, nicely paced, with a great story line and even better character development. This book gives us more than a glimpse of the life of a rock star showing us there’s so much more than the glamour of red carpets and adoring fans. It shows us what comes with the ups and downs brought up by fame, money, admiring fans, adulating peers and a life of excess in the name of sex, drugs and rock and roll. This is definitely not a standard boy meets girl love story and it’s full of twists and turns to make it all the more interesting.
WARNING: If you have a problem with drug abuse like I do, there are parts of this book that will make you squirm, but they are a must for this story.

4 Book Corner Stars 

Buy Here:
Amazon: Strung Out: A Needles and Pins Rock Romance


  1. Great post and review of Strung Out! Thanks Shelly's Book Cornor!