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Blissful Tragedy
     

Blissful Tragedy

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by Amy L. Gale
 

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Sometimes love is more than tragedy or bliss.

Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she's offered the soon to be open position she's been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there's only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she

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Sometimes love is more than tragedy or bliss.

Ambitious 22-year-old Lexie Waters is intent on taking the advertising world by storm. When she's offered the soon to be open position she's been vying for at a swanky advertising agency, there's only one last summer separating her from dreams of corporate success. Still bitter from catching her boyfriend cheating, she heads out for a night of fun to see her favorite band, Devil's Garden, but fun turns into utter embarrassment when she insults the enticingly confident lead singer, Van Sinclair. Van is intrigued by Lexie's ability to resist his charm and secretly obtains her cell number. Shocked but eager to get to know this captivating rocker, Lexie accepts Van's invitation to see his next show, which requires an overnight stay. The overwhelming feelings that follow take them both by surprise, and with two months left before starting her sought after new position, Lexie joins the tour. As she's catapulted into the world of groupies and wild parties, she questions Van's commitment to her. So what happens at summer's end when time runs out?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781631120060
Publisher:
5 Prince Publishing and Books LLC
Publication date:
02/12/2014
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.77(d)

Meet the Author

Romance author by night, pharmacist by day, Amy Gale loves rock music and the feel of sand between her toes. She attended Wilkes University where she graduated with a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. In addition to writing, she enjoys baking, scary movies, rock concerts, and reading books at the beach. She lives in the lush forest of Northeastern Pennsylvania with her husband, six cats, and golden retriever.

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Blissful Tragedy 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Blissful Tragedy is a page turner from the moment you pick it up! This book has it all....sex, love, and rock 'n roll! More than just a love story, you will find yourself emersed in the experience of touring with the band and rooting for Van and Lexie to overcome all that stands in their way of happily ever after!
mackandmilo More than 1 year ago
I was given this book as an ARC for an honest review. Alexis (Lexie) Waters is a fresh out Lakeview University, waiting to start her dream job with an advertising company.  She has the summer free to travel and do as she pleases.  After finding her ex-boyfriend having sex with someone else, Lexie is not interested in men.  However, that changes when she, her sister and college roomie go to a Devil’s Garden concert with backstage passes.  This is where she gets to meet Devil’s Garden lead man and extra hottie Van Sinclair.  They talk and find that there is chemistry between them.  They talk and text and finally give in to hot steamy sex.  Van really tries to pursue Lexie, he even suggests that she come on tour with him, to spend the summer.  She hesitates but eventually gives in to her feelings, knowing that it has to end when she starts her job in August.   This book is not without angst… Jesse comes back in the picture “to see you and talk some sense into you.  I had no idea you turned into some groupie whore?”  This earns him a severe beat down by Van.  Van is attacked by a groupie that follows him in to the bus and Lexie finds him, Lexie’s family (mother and father) think he’s the epitome of trash, and he ditches the band to come to the wedding of Lexie’s sister. There is a back story with Lexie and her new job/boss, you will have to read the book to experience that, because it would spoil the plot if I told that part of the story.     Overall I really enjoyed this book.  It’s not like the typical rock and roll books I have read.  The sex scenes were hot and steamy, perfectly timed.  The main character is Lexie and her future life.  It takes you through the emotions of love, hurt and challenge.   I give this book 4 stars.
MeganRC More than 1 year ago
This is one of those books that had a lot of little ups and downs leading up to the big climax. And let me tell you, I didn’t see that big climax until shortly before it happened. There was lots of steamy scenes and some drama but it was a sweet romance overall. Van and Lexie hit off right away. She’s getting over a cheating ex-boyfriend and he’s never had a relationship before. Despite Van being new to having an actual girlfriend (as opposed to  one night stand groupies) is actually very sweet and protective. He quickly embraces his role in Lexie’s life and is willing to do anything to keep her there. Lexie is sweet, personable, resilient, and determined. She tries to follow her head a little too much at times which got a little annoying but always let friends talk sense to her which was nice to see. Both of them were really great characters to read about and had wonderful personalities. The story line was engaging and I easily fell into Van and Lexie’s world. This was a great story about following your heart and taking the right chances to embark on those once in a lifetime chances that make everything in life worth it. I definitely recommend picking up this book. 4 out of 5 stars!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I was extremely excited to start reading this book. I'm obsessed with rock music and I loved the concept of including it into a book. Rock star romances are amazing and such good reads. I knew by the first paragraph that I was going to fall in love with this book. It caught my eye and attention. Amy Gale did a phenomenal job writing her debut novel!  Blissful Tragedy tells a romance story about a young woman named Lexie and the lead singer of Devil's Garden, Van. Just by his name you can tell he's a rock star and irresistible. Lexie meets Van backstage of one of his concerts and he immediately falls for her because she isn't a groupie and she's different from all of the girls he has ever meet, and that must be a lot of girls because he's rich and famous. Lexie doesn't care about the money or the fame. She cares and deeply loves Van with all of her being. Van is her rock god. Van wants nothing more than to have Lexie join his band and him on tour for the summer. Of course she agrees, who wouldn't?  Lexie and Van get so close while on the tour. Lexie experiences the rock and roll lifestyle and falls deeply and passionately in love with Van. She tours the US with him and lives life on the edge. Van changes as a person. He no longer sleeps around with many women. He's completely committed to Lexie and she's the only girl he can ever see himself with. She's the only one for him, his forever. But, what happens when the summer ends? Is Lexie going to pick her career or Van, the only guy she has ever truly loved?  This rock and roll romance was one of the best books I have ever read. I connected with the characters emotionally and felt like I was right there in Lexie's shoes, living the life every girl dreams of. This is one book that I would love see turn into a movie and I know one day Amy Gale will have that opportunity. This is such an amazing and well told romance story. I recommend this book to everyone that loves rock music and loves rock star romances. I fell head over heels in love with this book and I know this book will be on the Amazon Bestsellers list soon. I wish I could rate this book with a million stars, but Amazon, Goodreads, Barnes&Noble won't let me go above 5 stars.
GinsBookNotes More than 1 year ago
First I would like to congratulate the author, Amy L. Gale, on a terrific writing debut! Blissful Tragedy is a “rocking” love story that is full of passion, doubt, and L-O-V-E. The story is told in first person point of view through the voice and mind of 22-year-old Lexie Waters. Lexie is young, driven, and overwhelmed by the strong emotions she is feeling for Van. Van Sinclair. Wow! I feel in love with Van right along with Lexie. He is definitely alpha-male, rockstar, yummy and you can’t help but sigh out loud at some of his actions. I would have loved to hear some of the story from his point of view but even without that we good a good idea of his character and feelings. Conflict, drama, and passion abounds as these two terrific characters try to find a way to make two separate lives blend into one and discover that love takes work, trust, and above all commitment. I recommend this to anyone that loves a love story that features a yummy hero that steals your heart right along with the heroine’s.
Debbie8306 More than 1 year ago
The story of Lexie and Van is a story of love. It shares with us the story of finding out that who you end up with is not always who you thought it would be. Lexie has just suffered a bad breakup with her boyfriend. The last thing she needs right now is a relationship. Van is making his way in the music industry. As part of a band he lives the life of a rock and roll star. Touring presents Van with the opportunity to see a different city every couple of days and share in love his fans have for him. A night out for Lexie with friends leads her to a chance encounter with Van. Words are spoken, sparks fly and then the night ends. Or does it? This is where our story of Lexie and Van begins. They start as friends and soon realize that they have an intense pull towards each other. Feelings of longing and lust, confusion and hesitation, jealousy and insecurity all come into play. The characters physical attributes and emotional sense are laid out to us so in detail so there is no second guessing left to the reader. Though I did not feel an emotional connection with the characters in this book I did feel compassion towards Van and how a love he never expected consumed him. The band members and their families play a prominent role in this story and I found them to each hold a unique personality trait which enhanced the storyline. We follow Van and Lexie as they navigate their way through a loving, somewhat tumultuous relationship. We watch as they fall so desperately for each other. As they question their feelings, their temptations and as they fight the battle of jealousy and separation. This is a fast moving story of what happens when love sneaks up on you. When you find love with someone you least expected to. It shares with us the fear of insecurity, the longing of desire and a yearning for the future.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
As a fan of rockstar stories I couldn't wait to dive into this story. From the very beginning the author seamlessly interspersed and vividly depicted the life of a rock band and the issues they deal with from groupies to juggling their personal lives with musical obligations. These scenes were realistic and drew me completely into the story. The music aspect of the story gave us glimpses of each band member and each is as compelling as the next and has me hoping we'll see more from the other unattached band mates in the future. This book focuses on the caring lead singer Van whose childhood involved one loss after another, which has him grabbing on to the woman of his dreams and doing whatever necessary to keep her on the road with him and in his life. Van is a wonderful hero who I'm still dreaming about. He said everything a woman wants to hear and is super sexy and loyal to a fault. He fought to protect Lexie, and considering her numerous poor choices, his strength and support was a sight to see. Van was compassionate and just wanted to be loved. He was scared of being left alone and I ached for the sadness that occasionally crept into his demeanor. With such a wonderful hero, I wish that the heroine could've lived up to the high standard Van set. From the very start I found Lexie immature with a tendency to overreact. She expected to be the center of Van's attention which put his career in jeopardy and added extra roadblocks to their happiness. She was cheated on by her previous boyfriend which made her extremely untrusting which is unfair to Van as he repeatedly proved his loyalty to her. She doesn't take seriously the creepy behavior of her ex or an individual at her new job either which put her in jeopardy and forced Van to save her over and over and left me frustrated by her even more. Her naïveté is rewarded in the end as it allowed her to finally reach her HEA with Van in a quickly wrapped up conclusion. We got a lot of inner dialogue from Lexie which showed her immaturity, along with her constant hair twirling, as well as a lot of insecurity and pettiness. Unfortunately we didn't get too deep into Van's head beyond his feelings for Lexie and a brief glimpse into his childhood and how that's affected him today. As he was the more likable character I wish we'd spent more time with him and getting to know more about him separate from Lexie. A lot of time was spent instead on super steamy and varied sexual encounters between Lexie and Van which almost overwhelmed the story at times. I could understand their desires running high as desperation permeated their time together on tour but would've rather had them get to know each other better in other ways too outside the bedroom. Ultimately this wasn't a bad story, but because of a weak heroine I was left frustrated and a bit disappointed. Thankfully, there was the wonderful Van to keep me turning the pages and to continue my love of rockstar stories!