AUTHORS: CARI QUINN & TARYN ELLIOTT
GENRE: ROCKSTAR ROMANCE
FRIENDS TO LOVERS
SERIES: BROOKLYN DAWN #3
“You need to be careful.”
These two authors never fail to come together to write an epic rockstar romance that has me joyfully laughing and swooning, all while also keeping me on the edge of my seat in suspense. Both have collaborated on several books together and one would think that they’d run out of ideas, but no, each character is unique and the storylines never fail to captivate me.
Brooklyn Dawn is back and Play Mine focuses on their newest member, pianist Teagan and drummer Cooper. I adore Teagan as she is this effervescent, spirited soul that is both likable and relatable. She has secrets from her past that haunt her and is insecure about her place in the band. Yet, this girl, while vulnerable, is also strong and her strength of character continues to grow throughout the story. Cooper is positively charming. This ex-army Ranger and delicious drummer is also a great friend to Teagan and to the rest of his bandmates. He has a protective streak and is commanding when he needs to be, but also has a kind-hearted presence. It was enjoyable to see him all tied in knots over his feelings for Teagan. These two together are dynamite with several kindle melting scenes and to witness their relationship unfold was very entertaining.
Play Mine is not only a friends-to-lovers rockstar romance, it is also a thrilling novel with an aura of suspense. Threats are circulating around the band and Teagan seems to be the most recent target. It is someone for her past or perhaps involves something more sinister? The events occurring within the pages left me wondering just who is the real target, who instigating it, and why. Some of the mystery is resolved by the end of this book and the couple do get their HEA, but the main underlying mystery is not entirely wrapped up.
The Brooklyn Dawn series continues to enthrall me as each of the band members exhibit their distinctive personalities and contribution to the band. They are an energetic bunch and their camaraderie is impressive. With each performance, the authors create palpable excitement that shines through the pages. Play Mine is a story of friendship, music, family, and love. It is an engaging friends-to-lovers romance with an interesting storyline and intriguing suspense. It is a book that you won’t want to miss!