by Mandi Beck
“A rock star without rhythm is a man with no soul.”
– Stone Lockhart
Stoned releases on July 13th - today!
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As the lead singer of one of the hottest bands to hit the rock scene, f***s are free, drugs come easy, and music is life.
For as long as Stone can remember, Willow has been his music – the notes that weave his soul together.
Until he threw her away.
All he has left is a handful of pills and a few lines of powder to make him forget her.
And he tries, over and over.
Clean and ready to make things right, he’s faced with the fact that Willow’s moved on. She’s not the same girl he cast aside. Willow’s a woman sure about her purpose in life. Sure about who she’s meant to love.
Stone may be lost without his rhythm, but Willow has found so much more.
Come get Wrecked with Stone and Willow in this second chance Rock Star Romance!
Stoned is NOW LIVE!
I received a copy in exchange for an honest review!
What I say: Oh the drama!! I wasn't really sure what to expect from Stoned beyond the usual tortured bad boy rocker meets good girl concept. Although there is definitely a lot of this, the lead characters have a whole lot of history and it's way more complicated than that...
Stoned is the ultimate second chance romance and Mandi Beck definitely had my interest from the prologue. If you're not a fan of drama and angst then Stoned probably won't be your kinda thing. I enjoyed Stone's and Willow's story, even though I wanted to shout at them both on numerous occasions.
Once regular readers of my reviews have read Stoned they will probably be able to guess one area of the plot I was conflicted about - the book features something I'm usually really against.
Stone lives the rockstar lifestyle to the max, but it costs him the love of his life Willow. Willow isn't prepared to come second to drugs any more and cannot be around Stone when he's high. I really liked Willow and am surprised she stayed around for so long. Her story is heartbreaking and really unexpected. I personally wouldn't have been as forgiving with more than just Stone.
I liked Stone and felt genuinely sorry for him on several occasions. I have to admit I would have been struggled to move on from certain things, but it's not my story and I'm not Willow. I enjoyed Stoned and would love to read more about Stone's bandmates.
4 Stars in my Sky!
Willow isn't a performer. She’s too honest and pure for that. She plays and sings with her heart. If she’s mad, she sings angry shit. Happy, she smiles throughout the whole damn song making you smile too. But I know the moment I hear the chords of “Over,” this set she’s working on is all me. She can’t see me in the corner here, but she sings for me nonetheless, and I feel every f***ing word. Every last note as she pours her heart out. This is a Willow that was always reserved for me. She never wanted to be in the spotlight. We begged her to be in the band and not just help write the music, but she said no, over and over. But when it was just her and I, this was the Birdie I got.
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