RELEASE DAY BLITZ – HIGH STRUNG by T GEPHART
Posted by Book Loving Pixies
SERIES: Book One of Power Station Series.
RELEASE DATE: October 10, 2014
SYNOPSISAshlyn Murphy was not living the dream.
Twenty-seven years old, college educated, up to her eyeballs in debt and yet
she’d been relegated to pouring beers at a local bar. She desperately needed an
out and was willing to do anything to get back into the corporate world.
Well, almost anything.Dan Evans, Rock Star was NOT one of those things. In fact she
despised him. Apparently he didn’t get the memo.
Dan Evans, bass player of international rock band Power Station had it all.
He was rich, travelled the world, played to millions of adoring fans and had no shortage of
beautiful women willing to share his bed. He didn’t need a moody redheaded
knockout with a superiority complex complicating his life. Or did he?
When two people who couldn’t be more opposite cross paths, it’s bound to be explosive;
sometimes all you can do is sit back and enjoy the show.
BLP REVIEW ~ Rebecca
Nothing else to say.
HOW the hell did I not read T Gephart before?????
I’m lying of course because, as usual, I have something to say! But I am scratching my head this morning wondering how on earth I missed her. I started this yesterday but stayed up until the early hours of this morning to finish it. One hit, I could not put it down. I’ve been a little bored and jaded lately when reading rockers, bikers and billionaires because the whole bloody market is so over saturated, quantity of choice but not always so much quality so to come across not only a book that was such addictive reading when I had no expectations at all was a surprise, for it to be a rocker book just shows its calibre, this is going to be a favourite without doubt. The book and the author.
So what’s it all about?
Ashlyn Murphy was not living the dream. Twenty-seven years old, college educated, up to her eyeballs in debt and yet she’d been relegated to pouring beers at a local bar. She desperately needed an out and was willing to do anything to get back into the corporate world. Well, almost anything. Dan Evans, Rock Star was NOT one of those things. In fact she despised him. Apparently he didn’t get the memo.
Dan Evans, bass player of international rock band Power Station had it all. He was rich, travelled the world, played to millions of adoring fans and had no shortage of beautiful women willing to share his bed. He didn’t need a moody redheaded knockout with a superiority complex complicating his life. Or did he?
When two people who couldn’t be more opposite cross paths, it’s bound to be explosive; sometimes all you can do is sit back and enjoy the show.
And what a show it is.
Ashlyn is just bloody fabulous. Sassy smartass who takes no shit off Dan from their very first meeting. She’s the type of female lead I love reading but don’t always find. A clever girl with a life plan mapped out that includes a career on Wall Street but not a rude crude rock god with a huge ego (amongst other things!). Ash is a redhead with the temperament to match and I adored her.
Dan, well where the fuck do you start with Dan? Actually probably with just that, a fuck, he’s a total unapologetic manwhore who loves life, women and music not necessarily in that order! He lives his life his way, full on and enjoying every second of it. His dirty mouth is a joy to behold, whether he’s being a suggestive git with the innuendos and dirty talk or whether he’s in bed and using it for other things!
From the moment they meet the pull and push between them is fascinating, funny and frustrating (from Dan`s point of view anyway!).
“I hate you.”
I leaned in and whispered, “No, you don’t. You’re just mad ‘cause I make your panties wet.”
“You disgust me!” She pushed against my chest.
“And yet, you still want to sleep with me, don’t you?”
“What? No. Are you insane? I don’t want to sleep with you. Not every woman wants to sleep with you.”
“Maybe that’s true, but you do.”
“You…you…ugh!” She opened her mouth and shut it, wordless.
“It’s okay, sweetheart, don’t fight it. I promise it will be good for you.”
Dan goes after whatever he wants whenever he wants it but Ashlyn is a far more controlled person who has worked too hard to go off plan and lose focus for a fling with a rock star, yet the more she sees and spends time with him the harder it is to keep sight of that plan.
It was the ultimate tease pic: no face, just sculptured, masculine skin. It was raw and unfiltered, just like him.
Life isn’t about the perfect plan. It’s about the perfect storm that engulfs you when you’re busy living it.
When these two people and worlds collide it makes for a story that I devoured because the author spins it that well, it made a tired genre come alive for me again in a way only Olivia Cunning or Samantha Towle usually do. If you are an avid reader then you know the feeling, “I’ll just finish that next chapter, I must go to bed but maybe just a little more, oh fuck it I need to finish and know what happens, who needs sleep”. This is a little gem that I enjoyed, gorged on in one hit. ……..
And having checked on Amazon I discover this is a spin off from her other books, epic fail on my part.
And well done to #RARE14 Edinburgh because that book signing introduced me to the names T Gephart and Lesley Jones and both are bloody amazing.
The Lexi Series –
While this first trip left her somewhat underwhelmed and largely depleted of funds it fueled her appetite for travel and life experience.With a rather eclectic resume, which reads more like the fiction she writes than an actual employment history, T struggled to find her niche in the world.While on a subsequent trip the United States in 1999, T met and married her husband. Their whirlwind courtship and interesting impromptu convenience store wedding set the tone for their life together, which is anything but ordinary. They have lived in Louisiana, Guam and Australia and have travelled extensively throughout the US. T has two beautiful young children and one four legged child, Woodley the wonder dog.An avid reader, T became increasingly frustrated by the lack of strong female characters in the books she was reading. She wanted to read about a woman she could identify with, someone strong, independent and confident who didn’t lack femininity. Out of this need, she decided to pen her first book, A Twist of Fate. She enjoyed the process so much that when it was over she couldn’t let it go.T loves to travel, laugh and surround herself with colourful characters. This inevitably spills into her writing and makes for an interesting journey – she is well and truly enjoying the ride!Based on her life experiences, T has plenty of material for her books and has a wealth of ideas to keep you all enthralled.