Anthing But Mine / Bulletproof Weeks by Taryn Elliott-reviews

Anything But Mine / Bulletproof Weeks by Taryn Elliott-reviews

When You're Gone Series

Anything But MineAnything But Mine
When You’re Gone #1
by Taryn Elliott
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, rock star romance
Release Date: October 31, 2014 / Barnes and Noble / KOBO /

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date October 31,2014

Rock star Logan King has come home to Winchester Falls for the annual Summer Festival. Only this time he’s hauling a helluva lot more baggage than a few suitcases and vintage guitars. His closet contains more than the usual skeletons…and if he doesn’t keep the door firmly locked, someone might get harmed. The specter of what haunts him forces him to turn away from anything more than one-night-stands.

Until Izzy and her topaz eyes finally give him a reason to try again.

Since moving to town Isabella Grace has found friends and a place to belong for the first time in her life. Running the Summer Festival is the perfect way to show how important her new community is. She just never planned on a whirlwind fling with a man too used to saying goodbye. Or to fall for a guy who has as many secrets as he does hit songs.

Logan is used to protecting himself, but protecting Izzy is all new territory. With everything that matters to him at risk, he refuses to let her get hurt—even if that means he has to walk away. For her own good.


REVIEW: ANYTHING BUT MINE is the first installment in Taryn Elliott’s adult, contemporary When You’re Gone erotic romance trilogy focusing on ‘All The King’s Men’ front man and rock star Logan King and book store owner Isabella (Izzy) Grace.

Told from alternating third person points of view (Isabella and Logan) the storyline focuses on the preparations for the upcoming annual Winchester Falls Summer Festival. For the past several years, Logan King has headlined the festival and festival organizer Isabella Grace is about to meet the man who would break her heart. Logan King will sweep Izzy off her feet and offer her the world but the world he offers comes with dark secrets, ex lovers and a stalker who is refusing to let go.

Logan is a tortured but passionate rock star with a past and a history with the ladies; a past that refuses to let go and in this Logan is constantly looking over his shoulder. He is man whose anxiety level is tempered by Izzy’s constant presence. Izzy does not suspect that Logan is on the edge of the abyss; she is unfamiliar with his entire back story and in this Izzy will be caught in the path of destruction.

The relationship between Izzy and Logan is quick to develop. Logan is in town for a few days but his attraction to Izzy is beyond compare. After a few tentative back steps, Izzy and Logan will quickly become lovers but the paparazzi are always one step behind. When Logan’s past seductively comes back, Izzy is caught unawares; Logan knows his past has found him but he is blindsided by his need to protect Izzy at all costs. Walking away is the only thing he can do.

The numerous secondary and fascinating supporting characters include the members of Logan’s band Zeke, Cage, Morgan and Christian as well as a group of extended friends and fellow musicians including Johnny, Nash and Lindsey; Izzy’s friends Nichole and Adam as well as Sam are her fellow books store owners and support group when things begin to fall apart; and Mayor Sharon Darcy, a woman who places a high demand on Isabella’s time.

ANYTHING BUT MINE has moments of humor, fun, romance and plenty of hot $ex followed by heartbreak and anxiety for two people who have fallen in love. Taryn Elliott pulls the reader into an intense but passionate storyline. The storyline ends on a cliffhanger; you will want to know what happens next.

Reviewed by Sandy


When You’re Gone #2
by Taryn Elliott
Genre: adult, contemporary, erotic, rock star romance / Barnes and Noble / KOBO /

ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date January 13, 2015

Being a famous rock star for almost two decades means putting his life on display. But for the last two years Logan King has dealt with the uglier side of fame. When his stalker escalates to issuing veiled threats against the first woman he’s allowed in his life, Logan locks down and shuts Izzy out. His stalker isn’t just anyone—she’s as famous as he is with a financial reach that makes her infinitely more treacherous.

Falling for Logan King wasn’t part of Isabella Grace’s plans and their spectacular public breakup didn’t make it easy to move on. Whispers and pitying looks from people in her small town send her fleeing from the first place that finally feels like home. Her solace becomes her travel for work, but the niggling sense that someone is watching her follows her from city to city. When she begins to unravel the secrets that surround the man she still loves, she discovers her personal security detail and demands answers. And they all point to Logan.

Letting him back into her life comes with many more challenges–and rewards–than she could’ve ever dreamed. But loving a man like Logan comes at a dangerous cost. One that has a lasting effect that could echo into all their tomorrows.


REVIEW: BULLETPROOF WEEKS is the second installment in Taryn Elliott’s adult, contemporary When You’re Gone erotic, romance series focusing on bad boy rocker Logan King and Isabella (Izzy) Grace. Their continuing story fast forwards the series approximately six months.

Told from alternating third person points of view (Izzy and Logan) the storyline follows the rekindling relationship between Izzy and Logan. When Logan’s stalker threatened Izzy, Logan did what he thought best and walked away knowing that to do so would destroy both of their hearts. But Logan made sure that Izzy was always protected and hired a security firm to guard what was his.

The focus of BULLETPROOF WEEKS finds our couple in love and hoping to make a future together. With ALL THE KING’S MEN about to set off on tour, Logan and Izzy have to make concessions-including security for their time apart. But another more dangerous threat against Izzy’s life is not taken lightly and security will come in the form of her own personal bodyguard. While Izzy and Logan try to lead a normal life, everything in the background doesn’t go according to plan. With Logan back in Winchester Falls, his band mates follow allowing for a more personal interaction with the members of the group.

The relationship between Izzy and Logan is hot, sensual and erotic. Our couple make up for the missing six months. The $ex scenes are numerous, playful, inventive and energetic. They are in love and while Logan is on tour with the band, Izzy remains behind trying to keep her life as normal as possible.

The members of ALL THE KING’S MEN play a supporting role throughout the story as well as a cameo appearance and cross over by the rock group Oblivion from Taryn and Cari Quinn’s LOST IN OBLIVION series. Izzy’s BFF and book store co-owner Nichole (and her husband Adam) become Izzy’s sole source of support during Logan’s absence and his time on the road. We are introduced to Izzy’s security team and her personal bodyguard.

BULLETPROOF WEEKS ends on another cliffhanger; a heartbreaking scene for the people of Winchester Falls. Taryn Elliott captures the essence of the rock and roll bad boy; his all consuming need for the woman that he loves; and a relationship that must traverse a minefield of stalker and paparazzi dangers.

Reviewed by Sandy

Copies supplied by author through Author’s Pal

about the author


I’m from the great state of New York–upstate NY, thank you very much. My family consists of a brother who takes care of keeping the snarky side of me alive and a dog that is more spoiled child than mutt. My writer-friends are the glue that keeps my crazy ideas more in the sane category, and my non-writerly friends are the reason I’m not a complete hermit. I can’t go a day without laughing and I truly do fall in love with each and every one of my leading men as I write their book. Music is life and every story has its own soundtrack.

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