#Review “Play Mine” by Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

Series: Brooklyn Dawn #1
Released on August 31, 2019

Tricia’s Musings…

4 sexy friends to lovers CROWNS

Play Mine is Cooper and Tegan’s love story and, despite it being romantic suspense, I’d say it is very much their blossoming romance which takes centre stage here.

I loved that these two were friends first and foremost. They had a great relationship, very much best friends, comfortable in each other’s company. Teagan was oblivious to Cooper’s not so platonic feelings towards her until a kiss and some not so subtle dirty dancing clued her in to the fact that there could be more between them than just friendship. I loved the smoothness of that realisation, that transition, which actually could’ve been so awkward but their already close relationship, the familiar banter between them, ensured it wasn’t. Once they took that next step, hoo boy did things get extremely hot between the sheets, and various other places! I loved the fact that Teagan was confident and unapologetic when it came to her wants and needs, if you know what I mean, and with Cooper, she sure had the right man for the job.

I absolutely love the way these authors write rockstars. Brooklyn Dawn in particular are a great bunch. Their camaraderie alone make them more than just members of a band, they’re family. Their musical references and ability to place you right there in the crowd on tour with the band, to have you singing along in my particular case, is second to none. In fact, never mind in the crowd, you could be up there with these artists, such is the vivid imagery of the onstage shenanigans created by these authors.

Although the suspense itself does not overshadow our couple’s relationship, nevertheless it’s very much there waiting in the wings. When it rears it’s head, it takes quite a dramatic turn, going from threats to actions very quickly, actions which have very serious long term consequences. You won’t find any answers here, however, just more questions leading into the next book in the series. Each book is a complete story when it comes to the main couple but I personally think you would be better invested in the series if you read them in order, not just when it comes to the suspense arc running through it, but so you can get to know all the members of the band. The dramatic events which took place in Play Mine have left me hugely intrigued and the next book in this series can’t come soon enough.

Play Mine: Rockstar Romantic Suspense (Brooklyn Dawn Book 3) by [Cari Quinn, Taryn Elliott]

“You need to be careful.”

The day the manager of my rock band said that changed my life.

As Brooklyn Dawn’s newest member on probation, I didn’t think I’d have to worry about anything but rocking hard.

I didn’t expect my tumultuous past to come out.

I definitely didn’t expect us to be in danger.

I never considered I’d need a bodyguard.

Or that my best friend in the band, our drummer, Cooper, an ex-Ranger, would vie for that role—along with a much more personal one as my guy.

Forget the bodyguard my label hired. Cooper is determined to take care of me.

Onstage and off. In bed and out.

When friends become foes and strangers become threats, trust is all I have left.

But falling in love with the last man I ever expected to is just one more complication while I’m trying to stay drama free and most importantly, alive.

Author’s note: Play Mine is a standalone friends 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 Mine ends in a happily ever after with no cliffhanger for the main couple.

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About Cari Quinn

USA TODAY bestselling author Cari Quinn wrote her first story–a bible parable–in 2nd grade, much to the delight of the nuns at her Catholic school. Once she saw the warm reception that first tale garnered, she was hooked. She attempted her first romance in junior high, long before she’d ever read one. Writing what she knew always took a backseat to what she wanted to know, and that still holds true today.

Though she also fires up her computer as a graphic designer, proofreader and editor, she can’t resist the lure of disappearing into a world of her own creation. Now she gets to pen sexy romances for a living and routinely counts her lucky stars.

The only thing she loves more than writing is hearing from readers! Please visit her at her website at http://www.cariquinn.com

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About Taryn Elliott

I’m USA Today Bestselling author Taryn Elliott. I’m a music freak who loves everything about telling stories. I have way too many ideas rattling around in my head, but music almost always ends up in the story somehow. I’m very lucky to have a job that allows me 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.

Oh, and I write 85% of this with my bestie and writing partner, Cari Quinn. We also write super sexy paranormal romance and erotic romance under Taryn Quinn.

Enough about me…go read about one of my hot guys. They’re far more interesting.

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