Savaged Dreamsby Jennifer Lyon
Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past...or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she's thriving--until an internship
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How much will she risk for love?
Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past...or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she's thriving--until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can't resist...and one that could get her killed.
How far will he go for fame?
Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.
**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won't be stranded on the cliff for long!
Meet the Author
Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than twenty books and novellas, won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.
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There are only a hand full of authors I would read a trilogy from without all 3 books released because I hate cliff hangers but Jennifer Lyon is one of them. Book one, of this amazing trilogy, introduces us to the band of non blood related brothers who call themselves, Savaged Illusions, who are competing for a contract/record deal to be the next big thing through a reality TV show. Each band is given an intern to help promote them and Liza Glasner is not only theirs but also the woman Justice Cade, lead member of the band, falls hard and heavy for. Both have a painful sorta pass that helps to make each other stronger, but also complicates things for all concerned. Justice is trying to prove he is somebody while Liza is trying to stay out of the limelight. Even thou this book mostly centers around Justice and Liza and their up and coming romance and struggles it also gives the reader an in depth look at the band as a whole. It's a great read and I can't wait to find out what happens next!
Just when I thought the attraction couldn't sizzle more, or their pasts get more harrowing, Jennifer Lyons turns up the heat to a harrowing cliffhanger!
Savaged Dreams, Jennifer Lyon Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance, This is part one of a trilogy, and has quite a dramatic ending but books tow and three are scheduled for July and September this year so not too long to wait ;-) I can live with that, its waiting a year of more that I hate! Forgotten half the story by then, and lost the impetus that kept me reading. a few months means its still reasonably fresh. I'd still like trilogies like this to be all three parts out simultaneously - but that's not going to happen. Anyway, great start. Liza is young, but not one of those lightweight main characters, she's solidly ambitious, she's got a dark past and a big secret. She needs the intern position that comes if her band wins the competition, but they're one of three in the finals and they're all out to win. Justice, band leader isn't happy they've a college student for their PR. He expected someone with experience, but as he and the band are learning, the contracts they signed are tough and there's lots of things were hidden carefully in the wording. From that rocky start though they soon are into a hot and heavy romance, and while he's focused on leading his band to win, she's also dealing with things as they crop up. Some of the band have secrets too, dark pasts, things that can damage their reputation, and its her job to ensure they don't. There's a fierce and vindictive rivalry with one of the other bands that's above usual issues, and brings them into danger and dirty tricks. There's lots going on in this read, a fun and real feeling romance, dark secrets, dramatics, and of course the band stuff, songs and music making, the TV show that's strongly skewed to ensure top viewing more than letting the band and their music show through. The fireworks really light up, with the TV guys positioning things to let the sparks fly, regardless of the damage it causes to people, reputations and the bands as a whole. Its the whole viewers attract ads, ads bring in money and money is God that rules reality TV ( and why I never watch it). Its done really well in this book, shows exactly how badly people can get hurt in the quest for maximum viewers. I really enjoyed this story and though it ends on a cliffhanger its also a natural break point. Not one of those reads where you're expecting the story to continue and just run out of pages. Roll on parts two and three, I'll be waiting to read the rest of the story. Its for me a perfect blend of great characters that feel real, problems and issues that many people face and which make for a good story, and its balanced out by sex that adds heat but doesn't dominate. Great read. Stars: five, a great story, lots going on with main and secondary plots that feel genuine and lots of drama and excitement, plus of course some very sensual heat. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers
I fell completely under the thrall of this book. Justice isn't your typical rock star which I appreciated. I was a little afraid when starting this book because I kind of expected the bad boy player type of rockstar. Justice had a lot of heart. His band was pretty great too. Liza is such a strong character. I loved seeing her fight back her demons. I absolutely adored them together. They connection between them just arcs right off the page like lightning. I didn't realize when I read this that it was a book one, so now I'm upset I have to wait for book two (though at least I won't have to wait long)! Savaged Dreams is both riveting and sweet. I was glued to the page and couldn't get enough. The next installment can't come fast enough!
4.5 stars--SAVAGED DREAMS is the first full length installment in Jennifer Lyon’s contemporary, new adult SAVAGED ILLUSIONS erotic, rock romance trilogy focusing on twenty four year old lead singer for the rock band Savaged Illusions Justice Cade, and twenty year old college student/publicist Liza Glasner. For fans of Jennifer’s THE PLUS ONE CHRONICLES there is a slight cross-over with the appearance of Sloane Michaels and Drake Vaughn. There is a prequel novella SAVAGED SURRENDER that introduces the characters and some of the background to the series. Told from dual third person perspectives (Liza and Justice) SAVAGED DREAMS focuses on a battle of the bands- a reality show that will see one band’s meteoric rise to stardom. With four bands remaining, each band is assigned a publicist to help promote and primp the bands for their upcoming appearances. Enter Liza Glasner, college student and Savaged Illusions temporary publicist, and the woman who will call to Justice Cade’s heart. What ensues are the band’s preparations for the upcoming competition, Liza and Justice’s building romance, and Liza’s struggle to remain calm as her life slowly begins to unravel with the revelation of her past. SAVAGED DREAMS follows the band as they battle not only for the coveted prize but a media campaign that exposes secrets and lies, heartbreak and pain, jealousy, rivalry, and sins of the past. Although the story line primarily focuses on Justice and Liza we are introduced to the members of the band: their history, their failings; their sins of the past. As the competition nears the end, old rivalries come to a head, threats are made, and the past comes back for revenge. Jennifer Lyon’s SAVAGED DREAMS is an emotional, heartbreaking and wonderfully written story that will pull you in and never let go. There are moments of jealousy and rage, romance and love, drama, tragedy and destructive words. The premise is imaginative, spirited and intelligent ; the characters are passionate, colorful and broken; the romance is seductive, provocative and intense. SAVGED DREAMS is an intoxicating and sensual story of romance, love and the toxic reality of jealousy and hate. The story ends on a cliff hanger-you have been warned!