Title: Revelry
Series: Taint #1
Author: Carmen Jenner
Genre: Erotic Romance
Release Date: May 25, 2015

Cooper Ryan is living the dream. Between the parties with rock royalty, booze, groupies and performing to crowds of thousands with his band Taint, life seems pretty sweet. There’s just one thing missing: the feisty little red-head that took his baby and ran off with his heart. Throwing himself into music is the only thing keeping him sane.

Until a run-in with a nonplussed, package-wielding PA throws everything off balance.

Ali Jones is having a craptastic life. Her grandmother died, leaving her homeless, penniless, and alone, and her boyfriend left her for a tramp who takes her clothes off for money. That’s why when she lands her dream job at a record company it seems like it’s too good to be true.

Because it is.

Slapped with an ultimatum, Ali must decide if facing the horror of the unemployment line is a fate worse than going on the road with four rowdy rockers hell-bent on making her life misery.

He’s adored by millions.

She’s not even loved by her cat. Can they ignore their hatred long enough to survive the tour from hell? Or will their chemistry force everything to come crashing down around them?

My vision is partly obstructed by Ali, but the sight of her head bobbing as she takes him in her mouth is all I need to know what’s going on. Levi meets my gaze across the limo. There’s gloating there—that much is obvious—but there’s also understanding. When you spend as much time together as we do, you come to know your bandmates pretty well. For all his talk, he’s not as big of a douche as he claims to be. He may not ever sleep with the same woman more than once—with the exception of Ali, I guess—but I know he’s not immune to the loneliness our lifestyle creates. It’s strange how you can be adored by millions and yet completely alone all at the same time.

He slides his hand into her hair and closes his eyes, throwing his head back against the seat.

“Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck,” he whispers, and then he gathers her hair to the side and shifts her body so that my view is completely unobstructed. I watch as she works her hands up his shaft in time with her mouth. He doesn’t attempt to fuck the back of her throat and make her choke on it, the way we both had that first night we fucked her. Instead, his touch is gentle. Reverent.

It makes me crazy, and hot as fucking hell. I shift uncomfortably, adjusting my cock within my jeans. I don’t make a move towards them, though I want to. I want to bury myself inside her and mark her as mine, but at this point the lines are so fucking blurred it doesn’t matter whom she belongs to. Him. Me. The both of us, or neither one.

I lean forward, taking a glass from the shelf and a crystal decanter filled with amber liquor, and I pour myself a drink, and then I slide back into the leather to watch.

“Play with yourself, Red,” he whispers.


“Do it,” I say, and she turns around to glare at me. I can’t tell if she’s disappointed I’m not joining in, or if she forgot I was even here.

“I don’t want—”

“Why are you suddenly so embarrassed?” I say sharply, swigging back more of the scotch than I should.

“I’m not embarrassed. I’d actually rather that you joined in.”
“I’m watching,” I say, eyeing her coolly over my glass. She scowls at me a moment and then she kneels up, steadying herself with one hand on Levi’s thigh. She wriggles her skirt up over her hips and bends over. Everything is on display as she takes him in her mouth again. I close my eyes, not wanting to watch her on her knees in front of him, her head bent low, her full fuck-me lips wrapped around Levi’s cock. I feel as if I’m on a ride that’s spinning out of control and I can’t find a way off. I can’t make it stop. And I so badly want it to stop.

First things first, now that I just finished reading the book I find myself reflecting upon the title. Which actually is a clever choice for  this story, that is quite tainted all over.

When you read the synopsis you’d think it’s a rather classic
 rockstar story, but then again when you know you are going to  read a book that’s written by Carmen Jenner you know classic  ain’t going to fit the bill. 

The actual story does indeed reflect back to the synopsis but with a massive twist added to the equation... Oh and yes, pun intended,  like 12 inches of it! ;-) 

As I mentioned there is a huge twist in the story, being Levi, band member of Taint and of Cooper’s best friends. 

Ali goes into this job with a blind hatred and with no intention to  stick around. But what happens when one stubborn rockstar uses  another to supposedly makes thing less complicated?

We can all guess that’s one major clusterf*ck waiting to happen... So how long will it last until it all bursts into flames? 

Three people - one bus and sexual tension that’s can light up a  room in a split second.. 

... Who will hurt who in the end? Who will end up with who, if they even do? 

For all of you who can handle a severe case of the real life of sex,  drugs and rock&roll written by the amazing Carmen Jenner, have at it and prepare to be “blown” away! 

Oh and *Wink wink* prepare to be massively frustrated at the end because you’ll be screaming at your kindle screen begging for  more... Because rest assured you will NEED to know what’s in  store next! 

Did I not mention little Coop has got a baby mama to deal with?  Among other things.... ;-)

I must admit this kind of twist isn't usually my kind of thing, but somehow Carmen made me “get it” and for that I salute her. So  please even if you prefer something more traditional give this story a chance, you’ll be pleasantly surprised. 

- Written in dual pov (F/M)
- Contains M/F/M action and the use of drugs and alcohol 

Some songs I thought of whilst writing my review and thought  suited the story in some way: 

- Tainted Love by Marilyn Manson (Appropriate for our rockstar  trio)
- Addicted by Saving Abel ( “ “)

- Locked Out Of Heaven by Bruno Mars (“ “ - From the boys to Ali)

- Pony by Ginuwine (My tribute to Ash aka the stripping rockstar)
- Animal by Conor Maynard ft. Wiley (My tribute to Levi - a true  beast with a soft core)
- Never let me go by Florence + The Machine (Ali’s song - dealing with our rockstar duo)
- All of me by John Legend (Cooper’s song - dealing with his feelings for Ali)

- Flaws and all by Beyonce (My song for Ali and Cooper)
- Can’t get you out of my head by Theory Of A Deadman ( “ “)
- Gotta be you by One Direction (“ “ - You’ll get it when the  moment comes!)

- Break by Three Days Grace (My song for Ali and Levi - Vegas  baby!)
- Red by Taylor Swift ( “ “)

Carmen Jenner is a thirty-something, USA TODAY and international bestselling author of the Sugartown, Savage Saints, and Taint series. 

Her dark romance, KICK (Savage Saints MC #1), won Best Dark Romance Read in the Reader’s Choice Awards at RWDU 2015. 

A tattoo enthusiast, hardcore MAC addict and zombie fangirl, Carmen lives on the sunny north coast of New South Wales, Australia, where she spends her time indoors wrangling her two wildling children, a dog named Pikelet, and her very own man-child. A romantic at heart, Carmen strives to give her characters the HEA they deserve, but not before ruining their lives completely first … because what’s a happily ever after without a little torture?

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