Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion, #1)

Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion, #1)

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by Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott

A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered...until someone ends up married.

Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager,


A hot night in Vegas is just what the rockstar ordered...until someone ends up married.

Michael Shawcross is living the dream, opening up for his idols, Oblivion, on his band Warning Sign’s first tour. Until an overzealous fan goes too far and his hard-partying ways catch up to him in the form of an ultimatum from his manager, Lila Crandall.

Clean up your image—or else.

Single mom Chloe Adams is in Vegas for a rare girls’ night out. She wasn’t ever supposed to be attracted to another rockstar. In fact, she’s in rockstar rehab, and the cure for her addiction definitely isn't a sexy, smart-mouthed guitarist with wicked fingers.

She never expects to accidentally end up his wife. Or to have her new husband suddenly decide that she’s the solution to all his problems. And surprise…he’s happy to show his appreciation in a number of interesting, inventive ways.

Pretending their marriage is real might just be the hottest proposition she’s ever been given.

But what happens when a lie becomes the truth?

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Bedded Bliss (Found in Oblivion, #1) 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 19 days ago
Found in Oblivion is the perfect name for this new spin-off series with glimpses back at Nick, Lila and some of the others. With Bedded Bliss being a good start to this new series with fresh new characters (Michael, Mal, Ry, Elle, Chloe, Axl, and more) and their own set of quirks and draws. Michael may be young. He may be on the rise as a star. He may be in the tabloids just a bit too much. He may have garnered interest of an unavailable woman. He may have just come up with a plan to get more time with his brother. He may have come up with a plan to show he has grown to shed the bad boy image. Chloe may be a little head strong and determined. She may be hard working. She may be a single mom. She may be the answer to all his ills. She may be the key to his future. She may also come with her own issues in life. Michael and Chloe took a chance. Sometimes these chances work out other times they just fall flat. Whats done in secret always has a way of coming out. The music was on it. The concerts live. The groupies overwhelming. The doubts that Michael was serious clear. Michael showed that he was more that rock star. He showed Chloe that he could be everything she needed. He was smart beyond his years. He won her over slowly with small gestures and simple things. I have not read the whole series of Lost in Oblivion but that was not necessary to follow this read. I was able to follow things just fine. I would say that it just made me want even more to get the missing books from the series in my collection so that I could read them. I think that it would only add to the goodness of the read. Quinn & Elliott did a fabulous job on connecting the music and the people. **This ARC was provided via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**
Maria-Rose 30 days ago
What a fun and entertaining story! I love the way these authors mix personal relationships with the music making industry, showcasing all the ups and downs of a life on the road, and the problems and triumphs the band members must deal with. Michael, even though he's 23, gets a pretty fast wake up call from his life of fun and frivolity. He didn't plan to get married to someone he hardly knew, but his attraction to Chloe is strong and heartfelt, and he succeeds in proving how serious he is about making their relationship a real one. He's really a sweetheart, and a kind and generous person. He might be a little daunted at first about Chloe having a son, but he is equally committed to being a father figure for Axl too, which was great to see. All in all, he's very convincing as the hero of this story. Chloe is an equally likable character. Though she has a history with the band, having been partnered with Snake during Oblivion's first days trying to make it in the big leagues, she's kept a stable head on her shoulders. She could have followed Snake into his drug and alcohol addiction problems but she didn't, choosing to be the responsible parent to their son. She and Nick are friends, and Nick has been sending her money to help support Axl but she uses it frugally, preferring to save the money for his future and working full time jobs to keep them in their small house. As a single mother, she relies on her father who himself battled alcoholism for support, and she has a friend who helps her out when she's working her shifts at the local bar. She comes across as a dedicated mother and a level headed woman, despite her young age. It's hard for her to accept Michael's help but when the paparazzi find out about what happened in Vegas, she has no choice but to turn to him. It gives Michael the chance to show her that he really cares, and also leads to some very steamy scenes between them in which it's obvious they are bedroom compatible. I loved seeing the two of them figure things out, how they could make a real relationship out of their surprise marriage. Also, Chloe's son Axl is adorable! I'm not always a fan of kids in books, but he steals every scene he is in. They make a really lovely family. There are some behind the scenes and onstage parts of the story, giving a taste of life in a rock band. The authors are really excellent at crafting these scenes to make them interesting and dynamic. There are several secondary characters who get their say too, other members of Warning Sign, as well as some key scenes with Micheal's older and until now mostly estranged brother Mal. There is definitely a lot to look forward to in this series, and if this story is any indication, it will be a must read for me.
Jennifer_NC 3 months ago
I Love Michael and Chloe!! He is a guitarist in an up-an-coming band. He has a bit of a reputation as a “ladies man” (keeping it clean here). She’s a single mom who is cajoled into a nothing-goes, all-is-paid-for trip with her girlfriends to Vegas. Michael and Chloe hey know each other tangentially through shared friends. Then the come to KNOW each other, and, well the title says it all – Bedded Bliss :) The dialog was great; funny and serious all mixed into one. The sexy times were super-hot and not just “thrown in” to the story. After what I thought was a slow start, and getting a lot of character names thrown at me, I settled in to a FANTASTIC read! It was very easy to get sucked into the book. Loved. It. I think it helped that I read the Lost In Oblivion (LIO) series first; I didn’t need a tutorial of who the supporting cast of characters were. That’s not to say you HAVE to read LIO first; this book is definitely its own beastie. But, for me it was helpful that I knew the characters and some of their foibles ahead of time. I’m very much looking forward to the rest of this series. If you liked the Lost in Oblivion series, you will love this new series.
Staci70 3 months ago
Michael Shawcross is the bad boy guitarist from Warning Sign, the opening act for hot band Oblivion. Chloe Adams is a single mom out for a fun weekend with her girlfriends in Las Vegas. Chloe and her friends fly out to Vegas on a private jet with Oblivion while Warning Sign is on a separate private jet. That's kind of how Michael and Chloe existed prior to the concert in Vegas......circling in the same atmosphere, but slightly different orbits. They were at the same family functions due to various personal connections to Oblivion. Chloe is the woman Michael took pictures of when he was having Nick followed because of Michael's ex-stepmother Lila. He doesn't realize that connection at first when he's noticing her while he's performing at the concert. They hang out a bit at the after party, and next thing you know, they wake up married. I love this new take on an old romance trope. I also love seeing all of my favorite Oblivion members popping up all over this book. It's nice to know that even though they will no longer be the main characters in books, they will still make appearances in books. I would highly recommend it to anyone.
RedAE 3 months ago
I have two hangover! Bedded Bliss is the first book of the spin off series Found in Oblivion by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott. Michael Shawcross and Chloe Adams are fun wonderful lead characters but my favorite secondary character has to be Chloe's two year old son Axl. He melted my heart!!
Sandy-thereadingcafe 3 months ago
4.25 stars--BEDDED BLISS is the first installment in the contemporary, adult, erotic, romance rock series FOUND IN OBLIVION co-authored by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott. FOUND IN OBLIVION is a spin off from their LOST IN OBLIVION series and several characters from LIB and the authors’ HAMMERED series cross over and make cameo appearances for familiarity. This is lead guitarist for the upcoming rock band Warning Sign Michael Shawcross, and single mom/bartender Chloe Adams’s story line. Michael and Chloe were first introduced in Quinn and Elliott’s LOST IN OBLIVION series. You do not have to have read the previous series to understand or follow the spin off but for back story and enjoyment I recommend reading the authors LOST IN OBLIVION series as well. Told from dual third person perspectives (Chloe and Michael) BEDDED BLISS focuses on the relationship between single mom Chloe Adams and guitarist Michael Shawcross. Following a drunken weekend in Vegas where Chloe and Michael wake up to find themselves married to one another with no recollection or memory of what has happened, our heroine runs home only to discover that her private life is now the stuff of tabloid fodder and paparazzi nightmares. What ensues are Michael’s attempts to persuade his new wife that remaining together will be better for everyone concerned, and Chloe’s struggle to regain control of her life. Chloe is a single mother who was once engaged to Oblivion’s former drummer Snake (William)-a man whose demons destroyed his life when he died following a tempestuous relationship with his band and eventual drug over dose leaving a pregnant and struggling Chloe on her own. Nick Crandall, guitarist for Oblivion and one time best friend of Snake, took Chloe under his wing and offered up financial support for his best friend’s girl. Snake’s son Axl is close to two years old, and Chloe’s first girls weekend in Vegas ends in a marriage to a man she knows very little about. Michael Shawcross is the step-son of Oblivion’s band manager Lila Shawcross, and a great guitarist in his own right. Now a member of the upcoming rock band Warning Sign, Michael has a colorful history with the ladies including a bad boy reputation and an ongoing affair with a senator’s fiancé. Waking up to a new wife, and a woman that calls to his heart, Michael is determined to make the best of the situation and offers up his home and his heart to Chloe and her son. The attraction between Chloe and Michael is immediate but our couple has known of one another for a number of years through their mutual connection to the band Oblivion and Lila Shawcross. Michael is a man determined not to follow in his parent’s disastrous relationship history, and makes every effort to ensure that his marriage to Chloe is real and forever. Chloe’s life begins to implode when the paparazzi refuse to give her the benefit of the doubt, and the harassment destroys the life she began to build. The $ex scenes are intimate, seductive and erotic. There is a large ensemble cast of secondary and supporting characters including several members of the rock bands Oblivion and Hammered, as well as the introduction of Warning Sign’s other musicians. There is a personality struggle within the band, and when their drummer Ryan Waters sprains his hand in a biking accident, Michael calls in a favor from his brother Malachi-a man who prefers to remain in the shadows and away from the dysfunction of the Shawcross family. We are introduced t
KSP91301 3 months ago
What an intro! BEDDED BLISS is the first book in Quinn & Elliott’s new Found In Oblivion series, a spinoff from their utterly phenomenal Lost In Oblivion rockstar series. I mourned the end of that series, so I was ecstatic to see all my beloved band members and their significant others alive and well– albeit older and more settled– in this spinoff series, Found In Oblivion. All the gang was there, and it was like visiting old friends you’ve missed terribly. The authors usually create a mix of angst, tension, and mystery along with the romance and smexxy times. While groundwork was laid for upcoming books, this one seemed to be one of their more romantic books. There was a lot going on with the entire band and secondary characters. New members introduced. Strained relationships between quite a few of the other characters, old and new, exposed. But the focus was on Chloe and Michael. Their relationship started out as a carefree, fun-filled weekend in Vegas, but things got a little wild, then complicated. Despite all claims, when a hot rockstar is involved, what happens in Vegas doesn’t stay in Vegas. BEDDED BLISS took me through every emotion: I laughed. I sighed. I got a little tingly. (Okay, a lot tingly.) And I got teary…five blasted times to be exact. All true signs of a good read, and a great start to a new series. I highly recommend this book and the authors’ Lost In Oblivion series if you haven’t read that yet.
DorisB 3 months ago
For those of you who can never get enough rock star romances, this is definitely a book you have to pick up. Now that I’ve finished I feel like I’ve been pulled into a book that gave me everything that I usually look for in a rock romance; we had some really dirty, sexy moments that had you fanning yourself, we had some really heart felt romantic moments, and I have done some pretty heavy laughing in this book as well. Yes, the hooks up in this book with Michael and Chloe was pretty hawt but what would you expect from a rocker who is doing a show in Vegas and then has his attention diverted that whole time on some little hot red head…that is until he gets a really good look at her and realizes that its someone he has ran into before at family events. Awkward, not much. Not enough to put an end to all of the dirty thoughts that Michael had about Chloe. Chloe was taking a long needed break from all of her responsibilities that she had thrown at her at such a young age with losing her fiancé, Snake, who was part of famous rock band Oblivion, to working two to three jobs trying to make ends meet raising the little boy that she and Snake had made before his death leaving Chloe all alone. Her two girlfriends were coming along with her on this adventure in Vegas and they both knew how to have a good time. Once Michael and Chloe have some time together after Michael’s concert he lives up to his rock star lifestyle of a lot of booze and hot women only in this case that hot woman is Chloe. She does let loose with Michael and will go back to “mom mode” as soon as this weekend is over. The only thing is that she doesn’t expect to come back home married. Yep, that will put a damper on a wild Vegas weekend. Not everything that happens in Vegas stays in Vegas! Well, not if you are the paparazzi’s favorite target anyway and yes, Michael has earned every bit of what’s written about him. We also need to add in the fact that both of them were so drunk neither of them remembers the wedding. That’s what happens when drink more than your quota. So how does a very rich guy from an up and coming rock band handle a marriage and not just a marriage with Chloe but he gets Chloe’s son, Axl as well in this deal? Maybe this isn’t so bad after all because this marriage thing will help cut down on all of the publicity that Michael has been getting as of late especially since he was hooking up with a senator’s fiancé. Is Chloe one that will be ready to give up the hard life she has had to lead since Snake’s death and Axl’s birth? You would think that for Chloe that it’s a no brainer but this girl is strong and responsible (except for that Vegas weekend) and doesn’t want to go down that road again with a rock star after everything she went through with Snake plus this time around she has her son to consider. Even though it’s been hard for her she’s done a damn good job. Oh, believe me this is one rock romance that will draw you in and keep you at the edge of your seat needing some Kleenexes for tears from laughing so hard to having your heart broke a little. This book was provided as an ARC from the authors for an honest review.
tradermare 3 months ago
4.5 stars It's no secret that I loved the Lost in Oblivion series, so I was fairly sure that I was going to love this spin-off. I pretty much devoured this book as soon as it hit my e-reader. I can already see this series is going to be as much fun as its predecessor. Michael Shawcross has been warned. He needs to clean up his act, quit the alcohol and girls if he wants his band to be a success. Fooling around with a senator's fiancee isn't going to help his image at all and no one believes that she's the one pursuing him. Chloe Adams, Snake's widow and baby mama is focused on doing what is best for her son Axl since Snake passed away. She works three jobs and doesn't feel at all like the twenty-three year old she is. When Nick Crandall suggests a weekend in Vegas at his expense for Chloe and her friends, she can't pass it up. Switching from her mother role to letting loose and having a good time isn't all that easy. I really liked that part of this book -- it drives home the point of how much Chloe's life is now not about her, but about her son. At the concert, she catches Michael's eye, and she's hot for him too. After a heavy duty make-out session in the party room, she wakes the next morning to the unbelievable reality that her and Michael married the night before, although neither one of them remembers it. What follows is Chloe struggling with returning to 3-job life amid paparazzi and Michael's insistence they shouldn't get an annulment. He wants a family, wants it bad, and he has one with Chloe and Axl. But Chloe is a little harder to convince, until her circumstances force her to reach out to Michael for help. There are many hot and sexy moments between Michael and Chloe as expected, including a super steamy scene in the break room. Will Michael's dedication win Chloe over? I must admit there were times he just seemed too good to be true, but there is a good explanation for his behavior so that made it easy to believe. There are many cameo appearances of the Lost in Oblivion gang, especially Nick and Lila (okay, I need a story about their babies, like right now) and a mysterious new drummer for Michael's band. Overall, this is a great start to the series and I loved it. There wasn't a huge amount of drama, and that was okay with me, because the lack of conflict outside of Michael and Chloe figuring out their relationship made this a very sweet love story. Can't wait for more!
Theresakerch-28 3 months ago
Warning rocking start to new series This was an absolutely rocking book. Michael is a guy who always had money but no parental guidance, so when he makes it with his band he becomes the partier. When at a show in Vegas he ends up with a wife and child and, and he doesn't want to end up like his parents and just quickly get out of the marriage and plus it could help his reputation. Chloe is trying to just have some fun. But can the wild weekend in Vegas be too much. This was a fun book with a lot of cameos and many twists. Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott did another great job and this another great start to a wonderful series. Cannot wait for the installment.
Anonymous 3 months ago
Love this series spinoff and cant wait for more. A must read. Michael and chloe were amazing together and the story heartwarming...more please all the cameos from other series...
Lashea677 3 months ago
What made Bedded Bliss work for me is that the two main characters where total opposites but without either one the story wouldn't have been as enjoyable. The chemistry was electric. The attraction was sensuous, dialogue was saucy and the story itself was total guilty pleasure material. He needed to tone down his wild ways. She needed to amp up hers. Um. Um. Good.
Betterscotch 3 months ago
What a great start for a new series. The story really moves along, with never a dull moment. You will find it hard to put down. I sure did! The characters, Michael and Chloe, have some really great chemistry. I like how they somewhat knew each other before. Friends of a friend kind of thing with in the music world. But when the circumstances and timing are right the cards play out and they find them selves falling in love. Awww. Makes me think that a "quickie" marriage in Vegas might be just the ticket! I have read previous series by these authors and loved them all. Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott know how to rock it, both on the stage and in a great romance novel.