Irresistible Refrain : Tempest (Mankin)

  • by Michelle Mankin
  • Narrated by Kai Kennicott, Wen Ross
  • Series: Tempest (Mankin)
  • 7 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Two years ago, everything changed for the remaining members of the Seattle rock band Tempest. Two years is a long time.
Too long to keep on remembering.
Not nearly long enough to forget.
In trouble with nowhere else to go, songstress Lace Lowell seeks refuge with the band during their stop in New York City. It's a risky move for her because they are both there, two impossibly good looking men whose lives are inseparably entwined with hers. One who bruised her heart and one who smashed it into pieces.
Warren “War” Jinkins, the mercurial lead singer of Tempest, has always had a thing for Lace. But then again so does his best friend and band mate.
Bryan “Bullet” Jackson, the sinfully handsome tat-sleeved lead guitarist, has a bad boy reputation befitting his nickname. For the past two years Bullet's had a rule with the groupies: one time, never twice, leave 'em satisfied, but always leave 'em.
Two guys, one woman, and a host of dark secrets all together within the tight confines of a tour bus as the group travels cross country.
Can the past be forgotten and buried?
Will friendships prevail?
Or will the three of them succumb to seductive impulses too addictive to resist?
Irresistible Refrain is a gritty story intended for mature listeners 17 and up. Contains sexual situations, strong language, and drug use.

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LOVE WITH PERSONAL STRUGGLES, CONFLICTS & PAIN

A gritty romance where hearts and friendships are torn apart. Dual POV, dual narration with the male voices being spoken by the deep and oh so sensual voice of Wen Ross but the female voice was only average. There were a couple of songs too.

A tortured love triangle (that takes place while the group Tempest is on tour) between characters who have known each other since childhood and adolescence there are promises broken, regrets, secrets, jealousies and a deep love that cannot be denied any longer. It flashes back and forth in time giving the backgrounds and histories as to why certain choices were made and the consequences those choices have on their present day relationships.

It's sometimes raw and gritty and also tells of the depressing effects of drug abuse and there's a bitter-sweet heartbreaking love story with touching scenes and some likeable secondary characters. A lot of angst as the whole dynamics of the group implodes and a few sex scenes that weren't too graphic. Great character growth for one but sadly a downhill spiral for another.

Worth a credit? An enjoyable listen (made even better by Wen Ross) that eventually led to a HEA ending for most characters and I'll gladly be spending another credit on the next book in this series. So YES, IMO, a creditworthy listen.
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- CAROLYN "I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again"

Best Audio ever!

I absolutely loved this book & audio! I listen to a lot of books & this is one of my favs! Loved the story & characters!! Can't wait to read more of Lace & Bry with the crew!
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- Jennifer Sons

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-25-2014
  • Publisher: michellemankin.com