Book Review: Anything But Mine

Anything But Mine (When You're Gone #1) by Taryn Elliott: BOOK 1 in an all new TRILOGY.

Rock star Logan King has come home to Winchester Falls for the annual Summer Festival. Only this time he's hauling a helluva lot more baggage than a few suitcases and vintage guitars. His closet contains more than the usual skeletons…and if he doesn't keep the door firmly locked, someone might get harmed. The specter of what haunts him forces him to turn away from anything more than one-night-stands.

Until Izzy and her topaz eyes finally give him a reason to try again.

Since moving to town Isabella Grace has found friends and a place to belong for the first time in her life. Running the Summer Festival is the perfect way to show how important her new community is. She just never planned on a whirlwind fling with a man too used to saying goodbye. Or to fall for a guy who has as many secrets as he does hit songs.

Logan is used to protecting himself, but protecting Izzy is all new territory. With everything that matters to him at risk, he refuses to let her get hurt—even if that means he has to walk away. For her own good.

BULLETPROOF WEEKS (book 2 - Jan 13, 2015)
EDGE OF FOREVER (book 3 - March 17, 2015)

TeriLyn's thoughts: **Anything but Mine generously provided by the publisher - Fido Publishing - via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.**

Anything but Mine gives us the whirlwind, consuming romance of the jaded rocker Logan King and the fiery small town entrepreneur Isabella Grace. Set in what seems a quintessential, cozy quiet town in New York Taryn Elliott easily whisks you away to this surreal and open town with descriptive prose and a quick coupling between two unlikely people right from the beginning which directly contrasts the opening chapter we get from Logan.

Told from both Logan and Isabella’s points of view, the reader gets a bird’s eye view into the mind of a tortured, mysterious man completely captivated by a beautiful, sassy woman all the while bearing the burden of fear over what’s been happening in his rock star life. The angst-filled subplot with Logan working beneath the love story provides much intrigue.

The secondary characters provide comic relief perfectly as well. Nic and Zeke, Isabella and Logan’s best friends respectively, are fun loving and just what each characters needs in their lives. I’m interesting in Zeke’s story too, I wonder if that’s in the works?

The author convinced me these two have something magical happening between them. Her writing fluidly made up of the pages, making Anything but Mine an easy romantic read. Personally, I’m a sucker for tortured rock stars finding solace with an independent, fierce, honest woman he never once saw coming. There’s more to both these characters still than meets the eye and I can’t wait to find out more. Yes, for those readers who must know, the ending leaves more than enough to be desired you want the next part to their story immediately. If you follow my reviews, you know I'm also a sucker for a good cliff hanger - Taryn Elliott did not let me down. But waiting for the next book, the anticipation to meet Logan and Izzy again will tide you over. I promise.

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