Disclosure: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase after clicking those links, I will receive a small commission from the sale at no extra cost to you.Strings (Vixens Rock #2) by Marie Lipscomb
Published by Violet Gaze Press on July 7, 2021
Genres: Adult Fiction, Contemporary, Romance
Format: eBook (290 pages)
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Purchase: Amazon • IndieBound
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She wants no strings, he wants to be bound.
When Jordan finds she has a crush on her bandmate she knows she needs a distraction. Fortunately, the moment she lays eyes on a handsome stranger, she can’t look anywhere else. Étienne is gorgeous, thickset, confident, and magnetic and has the kind of face she wants to spend half her life kissing, the other half sitting on. But Jordan swore she would never fall for another musician, and Étienne is set to join Vixen’s Wail as a guest vocalist.
Étienne has no intention of being a consolation prize. After rejecting her no-strings proposition, Étienne finds he and Jordan keep being drawn together, trying to navigate rehearsals and recordings while fighting their growing desire for each other.
But when their relationship is put to the test, they must learn to trust each other, or watch their new found love unravel.
After absolutely loving the first book, Rhythm, I was eager to get to Strings. While good, it definitely doesn’t have that extra something that made the previous book so special. Jordan and Etienne are another plus sized power couple though, which is always nice to see! And Etienne is short!
What kept me from loving Strings was the setup and the conflict. Neither were really fleshed out. Jordan and Etienne meet at Finn’s wedding, where Jordan has been following Finn around with love-starved eyes. After that, there’s no more. Apparently it was wedding hormones, but it was made out to be a bigger deal than that until it wasn’t anymore. Then the conflict has Jordan jumping to some wild conclusions just to force them apart. I can totally understand her being upset at the situation, but her line of reasoning felt forced.
However, the middle portion of Strings was wonderful. I loved seeing Jordan and Etienne come together, and their sex scenes are mildly kinky.