#Review “Play Fast” by Cari Queen & Taryn Elliott

𝐏𝐋𝐀𝐘 𝐅𝐀𝐒𝐓, 𝐚𝐧 𝐚𝐥𝐥 𝐧𝐞𝐰 𝐞𝐧𝐞𝐦𝐢𝐞𝐬-𝐭𝐨-𝐥𝐨𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐬 𝐫𝐨𝐜𝐤𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐫 𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐜𝐞 𝐛𝐲 Cari Quinn 𝐚𝐧𝐝 Taryn Elliott Author 𝐢𝐬 𝐧𝐨𝐰 𝐋𝐈𝐕𝐄!

Tricia’s Musings…

4 Lock, stock and Daisy CROWNS

Play Fast

This writing duo can always be relied upon to give us strong, feisty and sometimes quirky female leads in their stories and with Daisy Flannigan they’ve certainly done that. Despite Oz being the rockstar here, for me it was Daisy who stole the show. She’s tough and resilient, confident in an unassuming way, and despite her own sorrow over past events, for the most part she’s got her act together. She fun and funny and I loved her.

Oz is a rather damaged soul and it took me a minute to warm to him. He’s rather an enigma and I found it difficult to get a handle on him. His way of dealing with sadness and remorse was to effectively run away from those emotions, to try and block them out rather than face up to them, or find comfort in the bottom of a bottle. He made some bad decisions, but I was pleased to see that, with a little advice from a certain more experienced rocker, one who makes a fantastic cameo appearance, he did a lot of soul searching. Although I can’t say he’s blessed with a great deal of finesse, and it did take him some time, ultimately his heart was in the right place and his actions went a long way to redeeming himself in my opinion.

Overall, Play Fast is more angsty than I was expecting. Things get very hot and heavy between Oz and Daisy until the little bubble they’re living in is burst and a big dose of danger brings them down to earth with a bang. We know from the previous book that there’s an unknown entity at work here, but I’m loving the suspense and intrigue, even though I’m desperate to know what’s going on and the fact that it’s driving me a little mad!

I don’t think I’ll ever tire of saying that these authors know how to write rockstars like nobody’s business. They give every musician their own unique style and personality and I can’t wait to read what life has in store for each of them in the future. I’m especially curious about Jamie, who’s great fun and larger than life but there’s more to her than meets the eye. I feel she was a little more testy than normal in this book, even for her, and I can’t wait to find out what’s going on there. I have to say my very favorite parts of this story were when the eclectic members of Brooklyn Dawn came together as a band, whether it be jamming together backstage or rocking everyone’s socks off onstage, I loved it. I’m a huge music fan and the vivid imagery of the onstage antics conjured up by these authors, together with the musical references warmed my little heavy metal heart. I can’t wait for more!

Play Fast (Brooklyn Dawn Book 2) by [Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott]

Five reasons I should never go near Oz Taylor:

• He’s a hot as sin world famous rockstar with a big…ax.
• He’s a huge, tattooed older guy with a piercing dark gaze that can destroy a woman’s virginity.
• He’s my forever best friend’s older brother.
• He hasn’t spoken to me in more than five years.
• Oh, and I’m pretty sure he hates me…

Author’s note: Play Fast is a standalone enemies to lovers rock star romance. The Brooklyn Dawn series has a suspense arc that goes through the entire series. It will be resolved in the final book. Play Fast ends in a happily ever after with no cliffhanger for the main couple.

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About the Authors:


USA Today bestselling author Cari Quinn grew up wanting to be a singer more than anything else. When she realized she probably wouldn’t be hired as the opening act for the Foo Fighters, she stopped singing and started writing. Now she happily writes about rock stars, MMA fighters, suited heroes, bodyguards and everything in between. And she blasts her music as loud as the neighbors can stand, because hey, she’ll always be a rock star in her own head.


USA Today Bestselling author Taryn Elliott is a music freak who loves everything about telling stories. She has way too many ideas rattling around in her head, but music almost always ends up in the story somehow. She’s extremely lucky to have a job that allows her to slip into the shoes of musicians, actors, business women, tycoons, bodyguards, chefs, bakers, carpenters, inventors, bartenders, wine makers, artists, and so many more characters to come. Talk about living the dream!

Happy reading,


  1. I fell in love with these authors a long time ago and I have some serious catching up to do. Can’t wait to try out this series!

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