MANEUVERED (Hammered #4) by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott- review
ABOUT THE BOOK: Release Date November 1, 2017
I’m a rockstar on the run from the memories of my past. And pussies in palaces.
Record scratch. Rewind.
My name is Hudson Wyatt, and I raced cars until an injury ended my career. Now I pound the skins in Hammered, a successful rock band. But I still enjoy living recklessly, hooking up and partying all night.
Lately, I’m wondering if I’m missing something deeper, and not just how far I can sink my—
Sorry, deleted. Anyway, it’s time for me to meet someone different.
Not someone who runs a cat café, though. I’m not a cat person. And I don’t pet felines for stress relief.
Other kinds of pussies, however…
Sexy, smart-mouthed vixen Piper Lockwood owns the Pussy Palace, and she has a heart made of cat fur and gold. She drives me nuts.
Until I get her naked, and find out Piper’s kind of crazy is all I need. Assuming this pussy can be tamed.
Or this rockstar.
REVIEW: MANEUVERED is the fourth instalment in Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott’s (Taryn Quinn) contemporary, adult HAMMERED erotic, romance, rock star series focusing on the men and women of the rock band Hammered. This is drummer and former Formula One driver Hudson Wyatt, and café and cattery owner Piper Lockwood’s story line. MANEUVERED can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Any important information from the previous story lines is revealed where necessary.
NOTE: Maneuvered was originally released under the title Manster but due to publishing issues the authors changed the cover and title within days of release.
Told from dual first person perspective (Piper and Hudson) MANEUVERED follows the building relationship between Hammered drummer Hudson Wyatt, and café owner Piper Dawson. Hosting Callie and Owen Blackwell’s recent baby shower for the members of the rock band Hammered brought Piper Dawson face to face with their sexy and arrogant drummer Hudson Wyatt. Hudson Wyatt is Callie Blackwell’s best friend, and by default was expected to attend the baby shower festivities. Enter shower host, cattery owner and most-excellent coffee barista Piper Lockwood-the woman with whom Hudson would fall in love. What ensues is the growing romance between Piper and Hudson as Hudson ‘educates’ Piper on the art of seduction; and the potential fall out when Piper gives Hudson an ‘out’ to their unconventional relationship.
Piper does not consider herself a girlie-girl. Raised by her father Piper was more apt to wear jeans and a sweat shirt than get dressed up for a special occasion but something about Hammered drummer Hudson Wyatt calls to our heroine’s heart when she makes Hudson an offer he cannot refuse. Hudson’s immediate refusal hurts more than Piper thought, and in this, she will keep her any thoughts of a permanent relationship on hold. Hudson’s reputation as a manwhore and player precedes our hero’s introduction to our story line heroine, and his immediate rejection of Piper’s advances stings more than Piper could have imagined.
All of the previous story line couples and characters play secondary and supporting roles including Hunter and Kennedy (Manaconda #1), Faith and Quinn (Manhandled #2) Owen and Callie Blackwell (Manipulated #3), guitarist and bad boy Zach, as well as Piper’s business partner, friend and bakery owner Levi, and a very large assortment of cats and kittens.
The world building continue to focus on the band-their on going personal battles, in-fighting, paparazzi, and fans.
MANEUVERED is a laid back, playful story line of one woman’s education in the art of seduction, and one man’s education in the art of love. The premise is engaging, entertaining and lively; the romance is provocative and intense; the characters are dynamic, colorful and animated. MANEUVERED follows the birth of the next generation as Callie and Owen’s baby makes an appearance. For fans of the authors’ FOUND IN OBLIVION series, some of the events cross over and run parallel to events in MANEUVERED, and there may be some spoilers if you are not up to date with FIO.
Copy supplied for review
Reviewed by Sandy