Tangled Up In You: A Rogue Series Novel

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9780692712078: Tangled Up In You: A Rogue Series Novel

"Such a great and intense book - I'm hooked!! I had a difficult time putting it down. This is a book about success, love, friendship and even betrayal. It's beautifully written, with amazingly flawed characters, rock star lifestyles and deep and intense friendships." (reader review)

Gavin McManus always knew he'd be a famous singer/songwriter. His disheveled good looks, confidence, and undeniable magnetism were the perfect combination to propel his band Rogue into the spotlight. But it's his wounded-rock-star mystique, born out of childhood trauma, that seals the deal.

Sophie Kavanaugh was drawn to Gavin long before he found fame. Her own desire to be what he needed, to somehow be the one to fix him, lasted beyond what should have simply been a memorable school-days romance.

Their reunion several years later happens just as Rogue has made a splash in the college music scene, and there's no turning back.

Over the course of three more albums and the next decade, Rogue earns their place as the biggest band in the world, while Sophie finds her own career as a model. Gavin and Sophie exude the outward appearance of the perfect rock star/supermodel couple, but that façade is about to crack. At the same time, Conor, Gavin's best friend and the band's guitarist, struggles to contain his feelings for Sophie.

When Gavin's secret is revealed, the ensuing media storm and backlash sends him into a downward spiral that threatens to destroy everything he's worked for, including his marriage, his friendships, and his band.

Set against the globetrotting, glamorous worlds of rock music and high fashion, TANGLED UP IN YOU explores Gavin, Sophie, and Conor's tangled struggle to answer the questions that haunt them:
What would you do for the love of your life?
How much would you endure before protecting your own heart?

Order of the Rogue Series:
Tangled Up In You
Playing At Love
Hitting That Sweet Spot

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About the Author:

Lara Ward Cosio is the author of the Rogue Series Novels. When not writing, she can be found chasing her two girls around the house or at the beach, always with music on in the background.

Review:

"I'm staring at the screen in a love struck daze trying to snap myself back to the real world and leave my fictional crushes alone in order to write this review and try somehow to express how much I loved this book...There were love triangles, lots of drama, betrayal, soul mates,beautiful connections and inspiring friendships and I was completely drawn in by the wonderful cast of characters...I couldn't stop thinking about them, I was totally hooked and invested in them.
Gavin is such a unique character and Lara has a way of writing to where I could truly feel every emotion he was going through and hear every time he said 'Darlin' and it made my heart a flutter each and every time.
Sophie, I absolutely adored and immediately wanted her to be my best friend. Sophie is such a beautiful soul and I admired the love that she had to give, how she didn't judge people and sought out the best in others.
Connor oozes passion, passion towards Rogue, passion towards his friendship with Gavin and passion towards Sophie. Beneath the sex, drugs and rock n roll he is utterly charming and sensitive and will make you weak at the knees.
I highly recommend picking up the Rogue series, it is a fantastic collection. It is romance with so much depth that it will ignite your passion for love like never before." - Sweet Is Always In Style Book Reviews 
 *  *  *"There is raw and realistic writing going on between the covers of this dark romance. Lara Ward Cosio has brought a gut-wrenching read to the table and trust me, you won't want to miss it. Tangled Up In You is the story of the grit, the loyalty and the love that may or may not withstand the heartbreaking trials and human frailties of two people desperately trying to make a life together in the fishbowl of fame.

Gavin is determined to make a name for his band, made up of life-long best friends in the music industry and he plans on bringing his Sophie along with on his journey to fortune and fame. She is his strength, his ground and the safe haven he needs following a dysfunctional childhood, leaving him the emotionally needy, yet feeding his inspiration for songs that make the crowds swoon.

Sophie is loyal to a fault, his wife and his soft place to fall, but it isn't enough as Gavin barrels forward on a path of drugs, addiction and self-destruction. Is it time for Sophie to give up? Is there another who has longed for her who is able to give her all SHE needs?

Lara Ward Cosio's gritty and slightly dark tale is written pulling out all of the stops as she captures the ugly side of emotional damage, need and deceit. Meet the players, the tricksters, the enablers as well as the main characters who will bring you to the edge of tears, raging anger and sorrow for all they go through, self-inflicted or not. This is not a romanticized version of loving a rockstar or of being one, under the crystal fantasy of the celebrity world, Ms. Cosio bares the jagged shards of reality and the pressures few can endure."
- Tome Tender Book Reviews

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