Owned (Lost In Oblivion, #5)

Owned (Lost In Oblivion, #5)

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by Cari Quinn

Book 5 of the rockstar series, Lost in Oblivion.

Music kept them going. Now it's torn them apart…

Guitarist Nick Crandall lost the most important thing in his life—his band—just as he was falling in love. A year after going on hiatus, Oblivion is returning to the studio. And Nick is ready to ask Lila to


Book 5 of the rockstar series, Lost in Oblivion.

Music kept them going. Now it's torn them apart…

Guitarist Nick Crandall lost the most important thing in his life—his band—just as he was falling in love. A year after going on hiatus, Oblivion is returning to the studio. And Nick is ready to ask Lila to spend forever with him, even if he won't have his best friend at his side for the ceremony.

Simon has spent the past year trying to find his way back to the thing that sustained him in his darkest hours, then grew to be his biggest demon. Margo has been at his side, but she's tired of him denying his dreams. With her help, he’s ready to admit it’s showtime.

Perhaps he's even ready to stand up for his best friend…and face him on the stage that united them so long ago.

It’s do or die, one more time.

**The guys—and their women—are in the driver's seat in Owned, and the ride's gonna rock. This is the final book in the Lost in Oblivion rockstar series.**

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Owned (Lost In Oblivion, #5) 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 19 reviews.
DorisB 7 days ago
Don’t wait!! You know how you have all of these books on your TBR list and every time you go to pick out a new book to read you wonder what you base your decision off from; well, let me just help you out a little…Pick This Book Now!! Oh my God I don’t think I have laughed so hard and so much at the beginning of this book due to the stuff that Nick had coming out of his mouth…priceless!!! No, this is not a book that is all laughs because there were times during it your heart was just breaking or you were wondering how is this ever going to come together. The guys have been on hiatus for one year with each pretty much going their own way. There were babies to be made and they were giving Simon time to come back to them. Well, the time is up but are the guys and girls ready to get back to being one happy, although dysfunctional, family again? So much has changed from when the band first started out. We see the same guys who were all about their music, groupies and partying are now husbands (or almost husbands) and fathers. They have come a long way but now that road has come to a fork and who knows if they will be able to take the road that leads to reemergence as a hot rock band again or just a bunch of guys who were good for a bit but once things got tough they couldn’t hold what they had together. It kept your attention because there was so much happening in this book for Nick/Lila and Simon/Margo. Were longtime friends Nick and Simon ever going to find their way back to being at the very least civil with each other? This was an excellent rock romance that has me hoping that the authors have more in store for the boys from Oblivion since there were some doors that were left open. I would love to see some more on these guys especially when these books were so well written; always fresh, funny, and pulled at your heart.
Anonymous 6 months ago
I was disappointed. I can't believe that I am going to complain it was too long. I felt it dragged and I have to say I was sick of Simon, not enough Deacon and Harper.
CoffeeGoddessTK 8 months ago
Say it ain't so, Lost In Oblivion fans! Sadly but truly, authors Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott have given us the final book in the Lost In Oblivion series, and, man, are they going out with a bang. I mean, seriously, everyone is in this book. Besides our beloved LOI members and their loves, we get a visit from one of my personal favorites ever, the one and only Logan King, along with his lady, Izzy. There are fights, make-up sex, fights, engagement sex, babies, weddings, and, oh, yes, the music. Always, finally, the music. The members of LOI have been through a lot, both together and separately, and OWNED is a bittersweet send-off for our rockers. Everyone has changed so much, but, ultimately, OWNED is a wonderful reminder of what makes this group of folks work so well, and that is the love that they have for each other. Happily, knowing Cari and Taryn, this is not the last we will see of this group of characters that we love so much. With offshoot series featuring siblings, friends, and collaborators, they are bound to show up now and again, thank goodness. Thanks, ladies, for the great ride with the band that we love to love. OWNED, like the rest of the LOI series, is a solid 5-star read, and deserves to be right up there at the top of your TBR. If you haven't started this series yet, well, grab these books and settle in, because you are going to love them.
jeanniezelos 9 months ago
Owned,  Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews I loved the early books in this series, wasn’t so keen on the novellas and the cliff-hangers that crept in, ( personal prejudice – I know they don’t bother,many readers) but still enjoyed the stories. I thought I’d love this book, but...I liked it, more or less, but it wasn’t a great read for me. I think for me the magic of a romance is in the how they meet and will it work stuff. Especially with rock band reads with someone ready to jump into place them moments there’s any sign of disharmony. The barriers that creep up, the people, the assumptions about each other,  and other things that prevent two people for getting together all add to the story for me. Now though Nick and Lila have passed all that, but there are still issues between them, Lila’s role with the band, the band itself and the dynamics between the characters. They’ve come so far from those early days, and I want them to all have a HEA, but maybe I should just stop when they finally get together, because this book just felt to me too much drawn out, too much made of incidences which were minor but blown up to major proportions. I struggled to keep immersed in the story, to stay with the characters. They’re a great mix, love the way they've all grown, and so enjoyed earlier reads, but I found it hard to believe in the split between such long-time friends as Nick and Simon. I didn’t feel convinced that they really wouldn’t have understood each others fears, as they felt from earlier reads that they knew each other inside out. It was one of those stories where because I love the characters so much from earlier books I had to keep reading, and though I enjoyed much of it there were parts that dragged, that felt forced and where I struggled to keep interested.   Stars: Three, a good finishing point that felt a little forced at times. ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher 
Anonymous 10 months ago
Love,love,love this series and these characters. Glad to know they will make appearences in the new series...cant wait for more...would give a 10 !!!
RedAE 10 months ago
Owned, book 5 in the Lost in Oblivion Series by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott, is the PERFECT ending in the series. I loved how we watch the misfits develop into mature (for the most part) and responsible adults. Owned is from the perspective of Nick, Lila, Simon, and Margo. I love how you get the ladies views in this. There are some surprises!! You don't want to miss reading this series!! One of my favorites!!
Maria-Rose 10 months ago
If you've been invested in the Lost in Oblivion series from the beginning, then you'll find that Owned is a fitting conclusion to this rock band romance series. Like Seduced, it's told from the points of view of Simon and Nick, though this time we hear from their partners Margo and Lila as well. Each story in the series (and extra novellas) has focused on one couple's romance complete with happy endings, and now we get the finishing touches. Simon's vocal injury has caused the greatest concern, and the future of the band is at stake. They've taken a year off, and it's time to put their cards on the table and see if they have a future. The guys have been through thick and thin together, and struggled with the highs and lows of fame. Nick and Simon's relationship has been through the worst and their friendship is at a crossroads. This story wraps everything up neatly, with lots of sexy scenes for the couples and emotional ones too as Nick and Lila , then Simon and Margo make the ultimate commitments to each other. It all takes place over a few short weeks, with some fun and emotional scenes at Lila's parents farm (including some hilarious scenes involving the family dogs) over the Christmas holidays, a confrontation with Margo's parents, and the meeting of the band with their management team early in the New Year to decide their fate. I don't think it's easy to read as a standalone and it's not meant to be read that way - there's been too much going on for all the characters to this point that it's recommended to have read the others before this one. But it definitely pulls everything together in a neat and tidy way, and I'm going to miss this group of characters. While Gray started out as my favourite character, Nick and Lila ended up being my favorite couple and Nick surpassed Gray for me in the book boyfriend category - I thought he showed the most growth as a character over the series from his introduction in Seduced to his final scenes in Owned. There are some tense scenes in spots, but we get a wonderful happy ending complete with epilogue that will leave the reader with a big smile. I highly recommend the whole series. 4 stars.
Staci70 10 months ago
I don't even know where to start with this review. This is the last book of the Lost in Oblivion series. That makes me extremely sad. On the other hand, this book was so well written and showed me repeatedly why this band is my favorite fictional groups of characters. Everyone was well represented in the book even though it focused primarily on Simon and Nick. There was so much conflict in this storyline, but an extremely satisfying conclusion as well. I do look forward to seeing my favorite musicians pop up in future stories about the various musicians introduced to us over the course of this series. I would highly highly recommend this whole series to anyone.
Anonymous 10 months ago
Perfect ending to an amazing series. "Owned" is the sniff last book in the Lost in Oblivion Series. If you haven't picked up this set of books, you really should. You can read OWNED as a standalone novel, but you should read the stories in order because you'll get WAY more out of it that way. Trust me. OK. The last story. Wrapping up all the loose ends. Will Nick and Lila get their happily ever after? Will Simon have the courage to do what he KNOWS he can do and rejoin Oblivion? Will they get their mojo back? I could tell you the answers (or you can probably guess them) but it's better if you read for yourself. This long goodbye digs into everyone's story, so you have no more questions except "When will I see these guys again?" Don't worry, Cari and Taryn will not abandon these characters -- they will making cameos in upcoming book series. The whole series weaves a world you can get lost in. All the characters are flawed in some way, yet they manage to make their lives work; not only singly, but with their significant others, and together as a band. You get to watch Oblivion from its inception through to full-on rock god status. It's not always pretty, it's not always easy, but it's always very well written. You will get Lost in Oblivion. And you will love every moment of it. ~ Jennifer_NC (the original review was messed up)
Jennifer_NC 10 months ago
"Owned" is the >sniff
Betterscotch 10 months ago
Owned was the right name to finish this series. Lost In Oblivion owns this fan girl. Yup I’m all signed up for the fan club and waiting for my Meet and Greet! If only. Over the years I have read a variety of romance genres and the paranormal have always fascinated me with the authors imagination. How do they create this whole new world? Well, Taryn Elliot and Cari Quinn have accomplished that in a contemporary series. Welcome to the world of Oblivion. The “World” they created that takes a Rock Band, Lost In Oblivion, adds in all the variables of the different personality clashes involved with said band members, their families, occasionally adding and building to that world with characters from their other series (MMA Fighters and sexy billionaires), and then letting life just spin out for them and the paths they choose. And adding in future bands, more family and building on that world…..Brilliant! So many angles. So many dimensions.
kdawnms 10 months ago
I really cannot believe it is over! The whole series has been amazing. The growth and learning the characters have experienced! Owned managed to pull the reader further into the lives of all the band members. A roller coaster of emotions; one minute you are laughing and the next...yup! crying your eyes out. Although the authors managed to tie up the story and the lives of the characters for a HEA...there is still room for more. Can't wait for my next adventure through Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott.
Sandy-thereadingcafe 10 months ago
4.5 stars---OWNED is the fifth full length and final installment in Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott’s contemporary, adult LOST IN OBLIVION erotic, rock romance series focusing on the member of the rock band Oblivion. OWNED can be read as a stand alone but for cohesion and plenty of back story, I recommend reading the series in order as many of the events of the current time line began in previous installments. Told from four –third party points of view (Simon, Margo, Nick and Lila) OWNED follows the two couples and their relationships that suffer, due mostly in part, to Simon’s ongoing issues with losing his voice, and his year long recovery that have left the other members of the band floundering in their professional lives. Although no one is at fault for Simon’s ruined vocal chords, Nick blames his lead singer for the destruction of the band. What ensues are two separate but entangled story lines where two couples struggle to reunite the band along with a lifelong friendship that has been destroyed by hurtful words and physical discord. OWNED is the culmination of twelve installments including five full length stories and 7 novellas that focused on the relationships, friendships, successes and failures of the rock band Oblivion. LOST IN OBLIVION is a series not only about rock musicians and the people they love, but a series about family-by blood and by association. The breakdown of a friendship all but destroys a once up and coming successful band- a friendship that has weathered many storms of personal and professional failure. The heartbreak and emotional fall out affects everyone involved but none more so than Nick Crandall who is unable to continue without his best friend-a friend he doesn’t know is suffering from something much more than the loss of his voice. Quinn and Elliott pull the reader behind the scenes of not one, not two but three relationships and how their downward spiral has a physical and emotional affect on friendships, family and personal relationships that struggle to move forward. All of the previous story line characters and couples play secondary and supporting roles; we are witness to expanding families, promises for the future, and the formation of a new band and another spin off series-Found in Oblivion. There is already a previous spin off series-HAMMERED-featuring a number of cross overs between both series. OWNED is an emotional and poignant story line about friendship, family and love. The premise is inspiring and heartwarming; the characters are spirited, provocative and intoxicating; the romances are seductive and erotic-there are numerous passionate and sensual $ex scenes throughout the story. Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott have written an addicting series that I would recommend every time -who doesn’t love a bad boy rocker that can be tamed by the woman he loves.
Theresakerch-28 11 months ago
All great things must come to an end All great things must come to an end, unfortunately. This is the final book of the oblivion saga. What a wonderful journey and the read ties up loose ends and also leaves options for other avenues for Taryn Elliot and Cari Quinn's other series to bring some of the characters in. The story was great and the writing was a wonderful as always. This book I didn't want to end. You get glimpses in on what's going on with Deacon and Harper, jazz and Gray, Simon and Margo, and of course Lila and Nick. Then the band as a group. Wonderful read and great ending to the series.
KSP91301 11 months ago
The final book in a series is always bittersweet. I’m always anxious to find out how the story ends yet don’t want to say good-bye to the characters I’ve grown to love. This was absolutely the case with OWNED. Reading it was both wonderful and heart wrenching. Over the course of the eleven books and novellas that make up the Lost in Oblivion series, the authors have taken this young, unruly group from obscurity to fame, hitting every twist & turn and high & low in between. Watching them grow up has been a wild ride— for them and for me. The final book wrapped everything up in a neat bow, giving everyone their HEA, but not before wringing every bit of emotion out of me. One book has never made me laugh so much or cry as many happy, sentimental tears. It was everything rolled into one magical package, and I loved it. While OWNED could be read as a standalone, I strongly recommend starting at the very beginning. LiO is an incredible series you don’t want to pass up.
Anonymous 11 months ago
Love this book. Very funny and hot!! A must buy
Anonymous 11 months ago
Another great Oblivion book. What can I say? Love this series. Glad to know we'll be seeing these characters in future series. Thanks, ladies!
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless 11 months ago
Where to start? I got me a read that was sure to make me go . . . HELL Yeah!! One more time. I have not read any of the other books in this series, but that will change and soon. The author has made sure of that. (See below) I may have walked in on the Oblivion wagon in the midst of it all but I was in no way sadden that I missed the beginning. There was much here to push you forward and make you want to go back and take a look at what got them all to this point. This was not one single person or couples story. This was a story of the band. The group of guys and their gals. Their friendships. Their heartache. Their tests and trials of life. If you have kept up with the series I have to say that you are in a very good position to move forward and love what you get. If like me and you have walked in. You will want to make an effort to learn more about these people, this band, and the lives they are each working to achieve. This tag-team effort put forth by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott has produced some intense work. There was drama. The feelings and senses come to play. You will use them. You will feel. You will fall a little bit in love. This was not like a typical series. You get a full surround sound story. **This ARC was provided via Tasty Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**
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