Kathryn Kelly
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Amazon Digital
Release Date
March 2015
Book 1 of Phoenix Rising Rock Band
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, New Adult

I'm a rocker with the eyes of the world on me. Waiting for my triumph or my downfallůjust waiting. Most of my life is in my hands. My destiny? That's another story. My destiny isn't as debt free.

My band, Phoenix Rising, arrives in Houston to cut a new album. Before we perform our first concert in the city and I choose my groupies of the night, I'm thrust into debauchery. Sleeping with a gorgeous woman twenty years older than me has its perks, especially when her husband orchestrated the encounter and eagerly watches. To me, performing is performing. If a man wants to share his wife, who am I to stop him?

Unfortunately for me, I don't make a clean getaway as I leave the McCall mansion. Georgie, their sixteen-year-old daughter, is in the midst of her own intrigue, sneaking home in the middle of the night after an evening of drugs and sex with her older brother's best friend. In her, I see me. She's lost and drifting. Her hedonistic parents insist she's old enough to make her own decisions. Instead of time and love, they give her money and things.

I'm a twenty-five-year old international superstar and I know better. I'm cocky and arrogant. I know it so I own it. Somehow, I've always bested the fates. I have all to loseŚmy reputation, my career, and my freedom. Her mother's jealousy forces my hand and I take Georgie on the tour.

This is our story and our secret relationship and the destruction of my life. You know the adage about secrets? Three may keep a secret, if two of them are dead. Wise words from a wise man. If only I had listened. Secrets have a way of revealing themselves in the harshest way.

Book Review by BJ (reviewer)
Oct 13, 2015   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
93 people found the following review helpful
4 "Taboo Love" Stars! Holy hell! Kathryn Kelly never ceases to amaze me. I became a fan of Kathryn Kelly's writing when she opened my eyes to a whole new MC world with the incredibly fresh, raw and gritty feel of her Death Dwellers MC Series. When I found out she was launching a new, non-MC series, I couldn't wait to see how her style would translate outside of the MC world. Combining her signature dark style which tends to tow the line with society's mores to deliver a highly erotic read with a decadent feel, Ms. Kelly brings to life the debauched life of the rich and famous where sex, drugs and excess prevails.

Please note that this book is not for everyone. If drug abuse, teenage sex, or multi-parter sex (M/F/M) offends you, or if you are just generally offended by nontraditional romances, then this book is not for you. If you have an open mind and are willing to venture into a world where anything goes, then by all means, grab a copy, and give it a whirl, as INFERNO may be the next book to rock your world!

Sloane, the lead singer of Phoenix Rising, may have had his fair share of family drama combined with a dark past, but you wouldn't know it from the way he seems to be on top of the world. Leading a life where taking a new partner, or two, to his bed each night, owning the biggest and most glamorous mansions and cars that money can buy and otherwise generally living life to the max is the norm; Sloane is no doubt an idol in the eyes of many. Then he arrives in Houston to record a new album, and a sixteen year-old girl changes his destiny in a flash.

He came to her mansion that night to fulfill an obligation. Sleep with a beautiful, forty-five year-old socialite, while her husband, who was also present, entertains his own desires. What he didn't count on was stumbling on his way out upon their daughter, a broken girl of only sixteen years of age--whom he had previously met and had been deceived to believe was eighteen--on a sure fire path of destruction via drugs and sex.

Georgie's sole "friend" in the world is her brother's best friend, a man in his mid-twenties--who functions as her drug dealer and demands sex for payment. Seeing in her a younger version of himself and having failed to save another before, Sloane couldn't help but want to spare Georgie from what would no doubt come. Clearly her parents were too self-absorbed to see or care where Georgie was no doubt headed. But try though he might, the one person Sloane can't save Georgie from is himself, even if it just might cost him his freedom, career and just about everything.

In a strange world of hidden agendas and cruel twists of fate, Sloane and Georgie may just be the only two people who can save each other, but in a life where the stakes are high, will they succeed or just end up destroying the other in an inferno of flames?

Be prepared to have your conscience challenged. INFERNO is not for the faint of heart, and just when you think redemption is possible, the story will take another turn causing you to question whether a HEA is possible or even morally desirable. Additionally, please note that this book ends in a cliffhanger, so if you want to learn the whole truth of Sloane's and Georgie's story you will need to commit to reading Book 2 of the Phoenix Rising Rock Band Series. I, for one, can't wait to see in what direction Ms. Kelly will take this guilty pleasure of a story to next!
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