Manhandled: a Rockstar Romantic Comedy

Manhandled: a Rockstar Romantic Comedy


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Manhandled: a Rockstar Romantic Comedy by Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott

My name is Faith Keystone, but my friends call me Keys.

I'm the piano player for Hammered.

Did I mention I'm the only female in my band?
That means I technically have five older brothers.
Can't forget my manager and security team, too.
Alone time is nonexistent.
I escaped an overbearing family to join this happy circus, and most of the time it's awesome.
Except now, because of one teensy little incident at a show.

Now I have this hulking bodyguard shadowing me like a freaking puppy.

Only this puppy is more like a Doberman with an attitude problem.

And he only knows one word NO.

I hate that word.

And I hate Quinn Alexander.

The one thing I do like is giving him the slip. Is it wrong that I kinda like when he growls at me after he finds me?

Because he always finds me.

Worst of all? I want him so bad that I keep forgetting I hate him.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940346489
Publisher: Rainbow Rage Publishing
Publication date: 04/08/2016
Series: Hammered Series , #2
Pages: 354
Sales rank: 849,672
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

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Manhandled: a Rockstar Romantic Comedy (Hammered, #2) 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed reading this so much. The chemistry between the characters was awesome! There were a few minor errors, but I don't feel that they took away from the story line. I plan to look into the other books in this series as well as anything else by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series! C
1_book_reader More than 1 year ago
In this second book in the Hammered series we get to tag along with Keys. Keys is a fun loving people person who likes to interact with the Hammered fans, but when a stalker gets thrown in the mix Quinn Alexander is hired as her bodyguard. Quinn who likes everything orderly and scheduled. Well Keys will definitely be stirring up his life in more ways then one! This is a fun, smoldering hot, rock star romance.
Rainn2978 More than 1 year ago
I absolutely loved this book!! This is book 2 in the Hammered series and can be read as a standalone but the first is just as good as this one! This one is about Faith "Keys" and her bodyguard Quinn. Faith had an "incident" and her band decides she needs a bodyguard until they know for sure she is safe. And Quinn is trusted by the brother of one of her bandmates and hired for the job. This book cracked me up! Faith and Quinn couldn't be more different and just reading about their interactions was hilarious. Between him always saying no and having no sense of humor and Faith being so off the wall, it was great. And their chemistry? Off the charts!! This book doesn't end in a cliff hanger, I think the original file was wrong but my copy is complete. Well worth the read!
MayaTheBookExplorer_Blog More than 1 year ago
I wanted to read this book so such a long time and now that I've fnally done it I can say it did not disappoint. Ever since I've read the first book, I knew Keys aka. Faith is going to be a kick... character and super cool and I was right. She's in love with music and also in love with her band. They are all like a big family that care for each other. As we all know fame has it's downsides and this time an obsessed fan wants to become Faith and let's just say that this obsession is way more than harmless. Thus that we met Quinn, Faith's new bodyguard and a complete control freak. While she's being a free spirit that need lots of freadom for her creativity, Quinn is...well...he's Quinn. Alpha to the max, supper serious in his job and did I mention a control freak? Yeah, he does has his cute and sexy moments but those two clash a freaking lot!!! And in a way that makes their chemistry so amazing and fresh. You just never know what's going to happen next. I loved the plot twists and the ending. I can't say I saw it coming the way it did but I'm still really happy about their HEA. They sure deserve it. I wonder what the deal with Bats is. I mean, he better have a real good reason for acting the way he is and with that person, too! If they ever end up together, that would definitely be a no-go for me. Just can't stand 'her'. All in all, the story is fun with lots of romance and even some action and fans of the first book will absolutely love it. I know I did. :)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love these authors, I've read the oblivion series and am once again hooked on this band!
CoffeeGoddessTK More than 1 year ago
Faith 'Keys' Keystone is a take life as it comes, enjoy every day, kind of girl. As keyboardist for the group Hammered, Faith is completely comfortable living life in the public eye. Until, that is, an unknown someone decides that they want Faith for their own, sending everyone that cares for her scrambling for a solution. Enter Quinn Alexander, bodyguard extraordinaire. With Quinn on the job, there's no way that anyone can get to Keys, but she is not about to make it easy for him. MANHANDLED is the second book in the Hammered series by authors Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott. These ladies have mastered the art of writing about rock stars and the crazy lives that they lead, taking all of us along for the wild ride. Faith is not going to let one little incident make her a prisoner in her own home, at least, not if she has anything to say about it. But with Quinn on the scene, life as Faith knows it is about to change in a big way. Because this man is alpha to the nth degree, and not about to let Faith get grabbed on his watch. Add in the über-hot sparks flying whenever the two are in the same room, and things are about to get crazy, making for one heck of a thrill-ride. I am thoroughly enjoying the Hammered series. The characters, the storylines, everything, make it a pleasure to read the books, and I am quickly falling for the members of the band. And, right here, right now, I am claiming Quinn, because, oh, my goodness, that man. I love that Faith can keep him on his toes, even though he's used to being in complete control, and watching the interchanges between them is both entertaining and hot. 5 sexy, action-packed stars for MANHANDLED. It kept me on the edge of my seat, all while steaming up the windows, and I can't wait to see what the ladies have in store with the rest of the series.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wedding! A happy wonderful event! Hunter and Kennedy are exchanging vows, so of course there are nerves and anxiety. The wedding goes off smoothly, even with the unorthodox ringbearer and others in the wedding party. Bats/Reed is the only band member not in a festive mood; he's got problems. The reception starts off fine, until something really awful happens to Keys... Intrigue, mystery and new romance all combine to pull the reader into this entertaining tale! Enjoy! Book free for honest review.
CathyGeha More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Fun…yep…that is what this book was for me. It had a rock band for characters but focused on the female keyboard player, Faith “Keys” Keystone. In the first bit of the story Faith is accosted by a stalker so a bodyguard is brought in as additional security to keep her safe. Talk about opposites! Quinn Alexander is a quiet controlled man who prefers alone time to being out in public with chaos to contend with. Faith is outgoing, thrives on time “out there” and not the easiest person to guard – especially with so much chemistry in the air. The interaction between the two of them was super and the rest of the characters are begging for their stories to be told, too. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope to read more by these authors in the future. Thank you to NetGalley and Rainbow Rage Publishing for the copy to read and review. 4.5 Stars
sweeterica0712 More than 1 year ago
The Hammered series is the hot new thing. Keys (Faith) and Quinn's story was impossibly awesome and possibly even better than Hunter and Kennedy. I love the whole Hammered crew - and every time I crack open another book in the series, I fall a little more in love. Quinn is hotness personified. Bodyguard? Check. Totally dominant? Check. Sense of humor? Double check. Watching him and Faith fall more in love with one another was beyond great. Pairing romance with the band life is the perfect story. Add in a crazy stalker and things get just crazy. Yet another masterpiece from this dynamic due. Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott sure can write up a romance, and I already cannot wait for the next one.
Maria-Rose More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this rock star/bodyguard romance! Keys and Quinn have a lot of chemistry right from the start, even if Quinn is trying really hard to remember that Keys is hands off, he's just there to do a job and protect her from a crazy stalker. Since she's technically his employer, getting distracted isn't going to help keep her safe, but Keys has no qualms about enjoying Quinn's attention, and it leads to some steamy scenes between them. The stalker subplot added a good mix of tension and kept things on edge throughout - I wasn't sure if it was someone in her inner circle, or a stranger and we don't find that out until the dramatic ending! For rock star romance lovers, there's plenty of music scenes and glimpses of the rest of Keys' bandmates. Hunter got his match in the first book in the series, Manaconda, and it looks like Owen will be next! I look forward to continuing the series. 4 stars.
Staci70 More than 1 year ago
This book was the second in the series for the rock band Hammered. This book follows Faith Keystone, the only girl in the group. Keys sees the guys in the band as her 5 older brothers. Everything is going great until someone tries to kidnap her at a show. Her overbearing family freaks out, as well as the band. Keys ends up with a bodyguard, Quinn Alexander. She does not want a bodyguard and does whatever she can to escape him. I loved the chemistry between these two, as well as trying to unravel the mystery of who is after Keys. I love learning more about all of the band members, as well as the connection to other characters from other books by the same author. It makes me feel like all of my friends pop in to say hi. Fantastic read and I can't wait to see how the next story for this band plays out.
RedAE More than 1 year ago
Manhandled is book 2 in the Hammered Series by Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott and these ladies know how to write about rock stars. Quinn Alexander and Faith "Keys" Keystone are smoking hot and funny as hell!! I love the fact that Keys is the rock star and heroine in this story. Quinn will leave you hot and worked up and wanting more! This book can be read as a stand alone but I suggest you read book 1 and 1.5. You won't regret it!!!
Sandy-thereadingcafe More than 1 year ago
4.25 stars--MANHANDLED is the second installment Cari Quinn and Taryn Elliott’s erotic, rock romance series focusing on the band Hammered. This is keyboardist Faith ‘Keys’ Keystone, and former Ranger/security specialist Quinn Alexander’s story line. MANHANDLED can be read as a stand alone without any difficulty. Quinn and Elliott’s HAMMERED is a spin of from their best selling Lost in Oblivion rock series. You do not have to have read the original series to understand the premise of the Hammered series. There is an occasional character cross-over between the series. Told from dual first person perspectives (Faith and Quinn) MANHANDLED focuses on Faith; a stalker who has attempted to abduct our heroine; and the bodyguard who will protect Faith with his body and his heart. What ensues is a forbidden relationship between Faith and Quinn, when our hero begins to fall for the client he has been hired to protect. Quinn is a man hired to do a job and Faith is unlike any of his previous clients. She is snarky, funny, energetic and a little bit crazy for the likes of Quinn, but Quinn is a man determined to never repeat the darkness that invaded his life once before. Quinn likes regimented order and schedules, while Faith is a woman on the move 24/7. The $ex scenes are intimate, intense and hot. The sexual tension is palpable and frenetic. All of the previous story line characters play secondary and supporting roles throughout the story. There is still a bit of a mystery surrounding Reed aka Bats, and his constant disappearing act as well as his ‘relationship’ with a woman who isn’t welcome with band. Faith’s BFF Owen is someone whose story needs to be told soon. MANHANDLED is a fun and intoxicating read. The premise is imaginative and uplifting; the characters are passionate and intense; the romance is provocative and electric. Quinn and Elliott’s writing flows seamlessly touching the heart and soul of every reader.
Jennifer_NC More than 1 year ago
LOVE....THIS....STORY! Faith “Keys” Keystone, the piano player for Hammered, has a problem. A super-fan who is super-psycho. Once this psycho-fan tries to kidnap her, the band circles the wagons and brings in Quinn Alexander, bodyguard/security-stud extraordinaire. Keys doesn’t think she needs watching, and she definitely doesn’t think she needs a Warden to give her a zillion rules to follow. She grudgingly comes to realize that she can count on Quinn to keep her safe. What she wasn’t counting on? Wanting Quinn. I really loved how this book unfolded. This is probably one of my favorite Cari/Taryn books ever. This story hit all my happy spots: - The damsel in distress who is capable of taking care of herself (or she would be if she would accept that there are scary people in her world)… - The knight in shining armor (bulging muscles)… - The sexual tension that culminates in an EXPLOSIVE coming together And of course, - The inevitable HEA You don’t have to have read Manaconda to get buried in Manhandled. Though this book starts where Manaconda leaves off, you can get caught up quickly as to who’s who and what’s what. That being said, you should really give the whole series a try.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Love this series...cant get enough. Quinn and faith are amazing together...cant wait for owens story
KSP91301 More than 1 year ago
Quinn and Elliott give good growly, sexy heroes who know exactly how to reduce their heroine-and this reader-into a quivering, begging, pile of bliss. Repeatedly. And Quinn Alexander is no exception. Lawd. Have. Mercy. Faith and Quinn are the perfectly opposite couple, and I adored them. She's a perky, loud little live wire who's always moving while he's a quiet, watchful protector who requires routine and order. Match meet tinder and watch the sparks fly. And did they evah! So many times. So many ways. In such delicious detail. HOLY HOTNESS. I really enjoyed this story. It hooked me immediately. It's fast-paced, clever, and so gripping I wanted to hide away from life until I read the last word. Oh, and hawt. It's scorching hot. But I gotta admit it has more serious tones than the RomComs I'm used to reading. I think the authors may have created a new sub-genre: RomComSuspense. Because the mystery plays a pivotal part of the storyline, and it totally works, leading to a startling conclusion. I can't wait to revisit this cast of characters in MANIPULATED. If you haven't checked out this series yet, you should get on that now.
Theresakerch-28 More than 1 year ago
another great read from this writing duo This is the second book in the hammered series. This is Faith "Keys" Keystone story. It starts where Manaconda ends at Hunters wedding, where Key's is "attacked". When there are more questions than answers left with who did it and why, they brought in a bodyguard Quinn "Warden" Alexander for Keys and he also helps with the bands tour protection. There is chemistry between these two will they be able to deal with each other or will more become between them. Will anyone be able to fiqure out who's behind keys attack and will keys and the warden stay together. This was a great read. Taryn Elliot and Cari Quinn