Review: Toxic by Meghan Quinn

Posted March 8, 2014 by Ginny in Reviews / 1 Comment

Review: Toxic by Meghan Quinn
Toxic by Meghan Quinn
Series: Addiction Series #1
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance
Published by Createspace on February 3, 2014
Format: eARC
Pages: 440
Source: Author, Tour Host

Purchase Links: Amazon
Book Links: Goodreads
Overall Rating:

Book Description:

Book Description:
“You’re an addiction I can’t overcome, no matter how hard I try.” – Rook Tyler

His life consists of his best friend, Jack Daniels, his favorite drug of choice and women. Rook Tyler lives for performing at night and wasting the rest of his days washing away the pain from his childhood so he doesn’t have to feel anything...ever. The only people he trusts are his band mates from Shattered Souls and he wants to keep it that way. His life was completely under control and simple until he heard the voice of Maisy Madison filter through The Tavern speakers.

Growing up in the foster care system with her two other band mates from Twisted Perfection, Maisy finds herself doing pretty much anything to get her and her band noticed but nothing seems to be working. One lucky night, Shattered Souls, the most popular band in the country, decides to show up at their little concert and luckily signs them on the spot. But the arena venues and massive amount of fans isn’t what has Maisy shaking in her heels. It’s the deep baritone voice of Rook Tyler that has haunted her dreams for years which has her wondering if she can actually go through with the tour.

The force is almost too strong. He can feel her everywhere he goes and no matter how much he tries to resist her, he finds himself gravitating towards Maisy, wanting to hold her, kiss her and touch her. He knows he shouldn’t get involved. He knows no matter what, he will end up hurting her but he can’t help it, his soul is connected to hers and the pull is too strong for him to resist.

Rook warned her time and time again but she doesn’t listen, she doesn’t want to listen. She needs him and she doesn’t care that she knows deep down in her heart that their relationship is going to end in disaster.She refuses to acknowledge that no matter what they do, their love is toxic.

Ginny’s Review:
… If there is not another book to follow this one and fix the ending, I’m going to rage quit Meghan Quinn.  I won’t give away the ending, but Ms Quinn, if you are reading this, please know that I wanted to hurl my tablet across the room.

If you’ve read my previous reviews, you’ll know already that I dislike summarizing the book when that is done in the book description, so let’s get go it, shall we?

This book is about two seriously emotionally unhealthy people trying to make it together.  There are so many ups and downs that you wonder why they keep trying and then you remember, “Oh yeah, because they love each other.”

Rook and Maisy seem fated to be, and yet because of the 8 tons of baggage they each carry around from their younger years, it’s so difficult to see past all of it.  Rook continuously tries to tell Maisy to stay away, that they won’t work, but she doesn’t listen, and neither does he. They’re both in some serious need of therapy, both separately and together.

But this story isn’t necessarily all about them.  The other members of the two bands are fantastically written, though Quinn (the character, not the author) annoyed the hell out of me and I wanted to slap her… Not because of her unhealthy habits but because of the things she says and the things she makes others do just to prove a point.

Meghan Quinn also writes men very well, especially alpha males, because as much as you can love them and they can be sweethearts, when it’s just the guys, they can say things that make you want to slap them and yell, “YOU’RE SUCH A DICK!!” — being raised mostly with and by guys, I know this to be a true way that men communicate and interact.

Honestly, this book would have received a four-point-five out of five from me if the ending hadn’t been what it was…

No lie, as soon as I finished, I yelled, “…wait a minute… WHAT. THE. F**K?!?!” as soon as I finished and realized that that was the end.  I wrote to several friends and informed them that I can’t remember the last time I was so pissed off at the ending of a book.  If there is another book to continue this one, I’ll be happy and change my rating. But if that’s how this ends?! No! No way! I do not accept this.

Ms Quinn, please give me more so I won’t have to hurt the nearest passerby. Thank you.




Happy Update:

I am happy to announce that I have upgraded my rating to a 4.5 from 3.5 after receiving a message from Meghan Quinn, who reassured me that there will be another book coming out in the fall, entitled “Fame”.   Thank you, Ms Quinn, for letting me know.  I apologize for any and all threats of physical violence that were made, and I cannot wait for the next book if only so I don’t have to hurt my tablet.

One response to “Review: Toxic by Meghan Quinn

  1. Don’t worry… this isn’t the end! Book two of the Addiction Series ( entitled FAME) will be coming in the fall and it’s going to be glorious, I can promise you that.