Monday, February 27, 2017

Jill's Review of Havoc by Jamie Shaw ~ BLOG TOUR ~ GIVEAWAY ~

Falling in love with her cousin's rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.

Mayhem #4
Jamie Shaw
Releasing February 21st, 2017
Avon Impulse

When Hailey Harper left her family farm to enroll in veterinary school, she had a plan: keep her head down, ace her classes, and most importantly... don't upset the uncle paying her tuition. Translation? Don't piss off his dramatic, self-absorbed daughter, Danica, even if she's a nightmare to live with.

Falling in love with her cousin's rock star ex-boyfriend was definitely not part of the plan.

As the drummer of a now-famous rock band, Mike Madden could have any girl he wants. He's sweet, funny, romantic, talented--and the only guy that's ever made Hailey's heart do cartwheels in her chest. The more she gets to know him, the harder she falls, but Hailey knows they can never be more than friends… because Danica wants him back, and she'll fight dirty to win.

Mike is falling for Hailey too, but Danica's threats and his rock star life-music video shoots, international tours, obsessed fans-could tear them apart before they've even begun. Hailey isn't sure she's the one for him, but Mike's waited years for a girl like her… and he'll do anything to prove it.

4.5 stars for the fourth and final book in the Mayhem series by Jamie Shaw. This is Mike Madden's story - the drummer for rock band The Last One's To Know. Mike is officially the last unattached member of the band and while he has had ample opportunities to indulge in willing groupies he never did. This new adult romance is set at fictional Mayfield University in Virginia and can be read as a complete stand alone, but with hot rockers you can never go wrong.
Hailey Harper is studying pre-veterinary medicine at Mayfield and living in a deluxe apartment with her cousin Danica. Hailey is from a farm town in rural Indiana and can only attend school due to her uncle's generosity as he is paying for literally every single expense she has. Being indebted to her uncle has left Hailey in a precarious position where she has allowed her cousin - Danica - to do and say things she normally would've called her out on. Hailey doesn't want to "rock the boat" as Danica is the daughter of the man who is being kind enough to pay her way through school, but all bets are off when she falls in love.
Mike Madden fell in love with the most popular girl in school when he was in the third grade and started dating her as soon as he joined a band at fifteen. Mike and Danica dated for years until she broke his heart and never looked back until out of the blue she shows up at one of their performances. Mike always felt she was the one who got away and wanted to give them one more chance so he could move on with no regrets. Almost immediately he realized she was not the one for him, but instead her cousin - Hailey - is the girl that dreams were made of. Now he has to shake Danica loose and convince Hailey that they can and should make a relationship work.
This book was very heavy on the angst, but it was also filled with laughs, love and sexy to balance it all out. Then don't even get me started on the chemistry that Mike and Hailey had, it was so off the charts hot it made for some smoking hot scenes to say the least! I am seriously hoping the author will consider writing a "where are they now" novella about the band ten years or so from the date of the epilogue (a girl can dream) :)


A resident of South Central Pennsylvania, JAMIE SHAW's two biggest dreams in life were to be a published author and to be a mom. Now, she's living both of those dreams and loving every minute of it. When she's not spending time with her husband and their young son, she's writing novels with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. With her MS in Professional Writing and a passion for all things romance, her goal is always to make readers laugh, cry, squirm, curse, and swoon their pants off, all within the span of a single story. She loves interacting with readers, and she always aims to add new names to their book boyfriend lists.

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