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HARTSTRINGS by L.L. Collins Jaded Regret, #3
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BLURB:Tanner Hart, the All-American bad boy bass guitarist of Jaded Regret, has one motto— play women’s bodies like he does the strings of his guitar— hard, in tune, and giving it his all until the show is over. The only strings he wants attached to him are the ones he plays on the stage. He has quite the reputation, even with his own band, and he likes it that way. It keeps the truth of who he really is locked deep inside. But there's so much more to him than anyone really knows… Now that he’s successful, he can afford to find out what really happened to the only girl who’s ever held his heart. The only thing is…will he really want to know the truth? When Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Shepard finds herself in a situation she’s been in too many times before, she expects to do what she’s always done— cover it up, accept the apologies, and move on. She knows trying to get out is futile. What she doesn’t expect is for the world famous Tanner Hart to burst into her life like a knight in sexy armor. When their lives collide and hearts get involved, can Tanner keep his hartstrings from being tangled up in his past, or can he make a new kind of music... with his heart?
✯✯5 Heart Breaking Stars!!!✯✯
I knew from the beginning of this series it was going to be awesome. But, I'll admit I was not prepared for Tanner's story. This book can totally have triggers for some people. It is considered a standalone. But, I wouldn't recommend reading it first. You could be a little lost.
I knew from the prologue that Tanner didn't have any easy childhood. Once Tanner got into Jaded Regret he never looked back. Tanner made a promise to never be that guy he hated and despised the most.
Tanner is the all American bad boy guitar player. Being in Jaded Regret the hottest famous rock band and every concert there's 100's of bras and panties at his feet, waiting for him to choose his bed warmer for the night. In the past few years his fellow band members have started settling down. Not Tanner though.
The nigh Tanner met Mackenzie AKA Mac, their lives were never the same. Mac was in a very unhealthy relationship. Mac feels like there's nothing she can do. That and being brainwashed doesn't help. Tanner makes a point to be in her life. These two end up as friends. Tanner ends up telling Mac things he never told anybody. Not even his Jaded Regret family. He's the first friend she's had in years. And, first person who actually knows her.
Tanner has never had it easy. He'll never look back. But, there's one thing he'll never overlook or not say anything is when a women is getting abused. Tanner might of started off with that in his mind. But, he wasn't prepared for what happened next. A friendship with with Mac showed Tanner what he'd been missing all these years. Including opening up to his Jaded Regret family.
Mac has been told how to feel, think and act for so long now. That even when she's doing nothing wrong she's led to believe she is. The minute Tanner entered her life it better by the minute. He was great at telling her how great, beautiful and everything else she should've been hearing all her life. Unfortunately, Mac has dirtbag men in her life until Tanner and his friends came into her life. Even Natalie, Bex and April were what she needed.
This story was definitely hard to read at times. But, L.L like always did her homework. She always takes us such intense subjects and does them justice. I love that about her. If Tanner and Mac would've jumped into bed together so fast, it def wouldn't be readable. I was shocked Mac trusted him so fast. But, they say when you know you know and she definitely got it right with Tanner. I have been a fan of L.L's since the beginning. I will continue as long as she continue's to write. And, I'm praying she doesn't ever stop. I am excited fir Natalie's story.
Previous Books in the Series
Sentenced (Jaded Regret #1)
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Snared (Jaded Regret #2)
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AUTHOR INFORMATION:L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She's the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus standalones, Back to the Drawing Board, SENTENCED, and Snared: A Jaded Regret Novel. Visit LL on her website, www.llcollinsauthor.com and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon!
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