A Bookworm Review by Ana
I give this book 5 stars!
Your past is just that, your past so you can’t live your life thinking about what happened. Life is to short and true love is only one breath away.
Have a look at the blurb:
Evan Walker is living the dream. As Meltdown’s new keyboardist, he has finally found where he belongs. Unfortunately, his wife doesn’t share the same dream. When the band decides to take a break, Evan goes home, only to discover his reality is not as it seems. Unthinkable secrets are revealed, flipping his world upside down.
Quinn Kinley has lived a charmed life, but after suffering a terrible loss and her mother’s sudden move to Florida, she finds herself left with a bar to run and more house than she knows what to do with. She comes up with a plan: get a housemate.
He’s a rock star. She’s a country girl.
She’s looking for a housemate. He needs a place to live.
Love isn’t a consideration… but sometimes love happens when you least expect it.
Oh sweet mother of mine… What can I do?? How can I slow down my readings when my favorite authors have new books coming out? I can’t and I won’t.
RB Hilliard is the bomb. She’s amazing and her books are to die for. Each book has a message that will melt your hearts.
Have you read any of her books? If you have, you know why I’m saying this but if you haven’t, I advise you to do so. In this particular case you should read Meltdown series first. Read Fractured Beat, Broken Lyric, Shattered Rhythm and then this new one.
Evan’s Encore is her latest release and tells the stories of Evan and Quinn.
Evan is the new keyboardist for Meltdown and a very good at doing his job. He had it all, fame, friends, family and a wife… Or so he thought. When the band decided to take a break…
Quinn had a beautiful life until she lost a part of herself and her mother decided to move to another town. Now she’s alone and needs help. She needs to be able to run her bar and to pay her bills so…
So good. So so good.
Perfect plot, superb writing, super engaging and intense. Each scene were meticulously described and made me feel like I was inside the story.
Once I started to read it I couldn’t put it down because things were happening and I needed to know more.
This book presented us with love, loyalty, friendship, dreams as well as heartache, betrayal, deceive and drama.
Sometimes we must see past the nightmares to find the blue sky and true happiness. Things always happen for a reason, the challenge is to fight the odds and conquer all battles.
Believe in you, believe in live and all pieces of the puzzle will fit.
RB… You rock woman. This book is perfect and made this series even more amazing. It was fantastic to have news from the other characters from the previous books but I’m sad. Sad because it’s over… But knowing you, I can be sure that another masterpiece is being created. Can’t wait.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.
A Few Teasers:
“Welcome to Margo’s. Can I get you another beer or some food?” I asked, focusing my attention on Evan.
Leveling that green gaze on me, he said, “Yeah, can I get a burger?” My pulse fluttered under his rapt stare. The man wasn’t cowboy enough for me, but he sure was something worth looking at. His dark hair and beard only helped to accentuate those fabulous green eyes. Now that I was up close and personal, I also took note of his lips. They were full, perfect, and very sexy.
“Hello?” he called out in a somewhat irritated tone.
“Oh, uh, sorry. What was that?” I asked, embarrassed to be caught staring.
“Food?” he clipped.
I started to apologize again, but instead, found myself saying, “Yes, what about it?”
“Can we order some or are you going to stand there staring at us all night?” Talk about rude.
“Sure thing, honey. What would you like?” I asked in a sugar-sweet voice. His green eyes narrowed in on me and I smiled. Take that Rock Star.
“I would like a hamburger.”
“On it?” I questioned.
“On what?” he asked, clearly getting more irritated by the second.
“What would you like on it?” I asked, carefully enunciating each word. His friends laughed.
“Kind?” I interrupted.
“Huh?” he questioned.
“What kind of cheese, dude?” his buddy asked for me.
Catching the female’s eye, I winked and she smiled.
“Fuck!” Evan hissed. “I don’t care. Just give me a damn cheeseburger with the works.”
Lifting my brows, I asked, “The works?” I wanted to make sure I’d heard him right.
“Yeeees,” he replied in the same slow tone I’d given him earlier.
Tit for tat, I thought, but answered, “Sure thing, doll. One burger with the works, coming right up.” This guy was a real twit. After taking the other orders, I quickly escaped to the kitchen.
“You’re sure he wants the works?” Sam asked.
Somehow managing to keep a straight face, I confirmed that the customer did, indeed, want a burger with the works. I left Sam mumbling behind the stove and returned to the bar, smiling all the way.
“So, what are they like?” Alex-Ann whispered.
“Chaz and his girl are nice,” I told her.
“I’m back,” Gretchen interrupted. “Thanks for watching my table.”
“Order up!” Sam called from the kitchen.
“That’s for table six,” I directed at Gretchen. Not even two minutes passed before the bar was interrupted by a loud commotion.
“What the hell is on this?” I heard shouted from across the room. My inner bitch gave a silent whoop and a fist pump and I had to bite back the urge to cackle with glee. Serves the shit-heel right.
A minute or so later, Gretchen called out, “Quinn, you’re needed at table six!”
Zeroing in on my smirk, Alex-Ann whispered, “What did you do?”
Ignoring her question, I slid out from behind the bar and made my way over to table six. Evan’s face was no longer pale, but more like the color of a ripe tomato. That’s what habanero peppers would do to you.
“What the hell did you put on this?” he wheezed between gulps of water.
“I’m sorry, you did say you wanted the works, didn’t you?” I could tell the guy wanted to blast me.
“He did,” Chaz chimed in, which earned him an evil glare.
“People are staring. Let’s go,” Evan grumbled.
“I’m sorry. Did I do something wrong?” I questioned, my tone filled with fake concern. Without answering, he scooted from the booth and walked out the door.
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In the Series:
Fractured Beat (Meltdown Series #1)
Broken Lyric (Meltdown Series #2)
Shattered Rhythm (Meltdown Series #3)
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About the author:
RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. In 2012, she began writing His End Game, the first book in her MMG Series. Hilliard has not only published six books in this series, but has gone on to publish her hilariously funny Whisky’s novels, as well as her Rock Star Romance Series, Meltdown.