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Silent Chaos

By: Nikki Ash
Narrated by: Avery Reid,Gideon Frost
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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today best-selling author Nikki Ash comes a hate-to-lovers second-chance rock-star romance.

Braxton

Our senior year, I promised my girl forever. 

Forever, as it turned out, wasn't enough. She told me so in her actions. When she took a match to my life, burning it to ash. 

I headed to LA with my band—Raging Chaos—like we always planned, while Kaylee went to college, taking my damaged heart with her. 

This was where our story was supposed to end. 

Only six years later, our lives collide again.

Kaylee is the only thing I ever loved more than music, and I wish I could hate her for it, but the line between love and hate is thin and often straddled.

And the thing about collisions? They result in deadly debris.

Kaylee

When you love someone, you let them go. But what I did was so much worse. 

Because instead of pushing him away, I shoved Braxton straight over the edge.

I’ve spent the past several years avoiding him, trying to make things right.

When my reputation has been dragged through the mud and I’m given the opportunity to clean it up, I have no choice but to cross paths with him again.

Being around Braxton is a harsh reminder of the way I lit his life up in flames, but I'm not sure he knows I've been burned, too. 

If suffering in silence is the cost, I'll pay the price to make things right. 

I just hope our history won’t play on repeat and he’ll see me as more than the stupid girl with the lit match.

Author's note: Like real life, the characters are far from perfect, make morally gray decisions, and deal with subjects that may be sensitive for some listeners. If you are looking for a safe romance, this series is not for you. Trigger warnings (which contain spoilers) can be found on my website.

©2022 Nikki Ash (P)2022 Pink Flamingo Productions

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To Infinity and Forever

Hate to lovers, second chance and rockstar, I was halfway hooked before I got to the first page. But, once I started, Kaylee and Braxton’s story had me hanging on every single word.

After what went down in Controlled Chaos, Braxton understandably wanted nothing to do with Kaylee. His hate for her was strong, but the love he had for her was stronger. Despite the years and distance, his heart never got the memo to let Kaylee go.
Kaylee didn’t expect to run into Braxton again after breaking his heart but life had other plans.

Their story was aptly titled because there was so much unsaid between these two that simmered below the surface. Braxton and his feelings, Kaylee’s secret from the past. The passion, tension, and emotion was palpable. Nikki ensured I didn't lack for a single feel.

Just when you thought these two were on the path to reconciliation, a shocking bomb drop once again shook up their world. Taking through the ringer of ups and downs, Braxton and Kaylee refuse to give up on the beautiful second chance they’ve been given. I loved watching them date and take the time to get to know each other again. It was so sweet and I loved seeing that endearing side of Braxton.

Nikki Ash has delivered another deliciously addictive and compelling installment to the Love and Lyrics series.

Avery Reid and Gideon Frost did fantastic at helping to intensify the emotions written. They were the perfect Kaylee and Braxton.

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Rockstar romance for the win

This second chance, enemies to lovers audio had me on the edge of my seat. I have been anticipating this since the first audiobook and I was not disappointed. Braxton and Kayles’s whirlwind romance was angsty, heartbreaking and swoony. The narrators did a great job being forth all the feels.

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Book 2 - Love and Lyrics

This is book 2 in Ash's Love and Lyrics' series and while it can be read / listened to as a standalone, the series follows the chosen family / band of Raging Chaos who have been friends since childhood. This book follows Braxton and Kaylee, once high school sweethearts when a devastating deception takes place, and their lives take on a path neither anticipated. I love how Ash incorporates the family dynamic trauma that each of our main characters experiences and how it influences their tolerance and behaviors as adults. I also love the sweet and steam romance factor and how well balanced it is. Braxton is the personification of a rockstar but then is also the loyalist of boyfriends. Kaylee embodies a victim more than once but is still a strong woman. I adored the dual narration, and the clincher was this group of characters who have become more than friends - they are family in every sense of the word and made all the better because they are stronger than blood family - they are chosen family!

This book was given to me for free at my request and I voluntarily provided this review.

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Second Chance Rockstar Romance

Silent Chaos by Nikki Ash is a second chance rockstar romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Gideon Frost and Avery Reid. This is the second book in the Love and Lyrics series.

I absolutely love Nikki's books! I can't help but binge them in one sitting. The relationship between Braxton and Kaylee is messy but you can't help but root for them. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of views throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

I can't wait for the next book in the series Total Chaos to be released on January 5, 2023, so I can get Declan and Kendall's story.

Gideon and Avery did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like enemies-to-lovers romances, rockstar romances, second chance romances, or contemporary romances.


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So much revolve around sex

I love this authors writing. I usually love her story and writing. This one was a little too much for me. The H was a man whore and the h had no problem having sex with him after she found him naked with groupies. I find this very gross and not romantic at all. MCs in this story were not like able to me. This one is my least favorite to ALL of this authors writing.

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Silent Chaos

This is the second book in the Love & Lyric series. This book is about Braxton and Kaylee. They started dating in high school. They were head over heals for each other, until graduation night. Pictures were posted on Instagram of Kaylee in bed with a different guy. This broke Braxton’s heart. He left the next day for LA. They ran into each other several years later due to Layla and Camden. When Braxton saw Kaylee again all the old feelings and emotions came to the surface. The band needed a new publicist and Kaylee was the only one up for this job. After months of Kaylee being on tour with the band and Braxton still hating her, something is uncovered. Braxton finds out that Kaylee never cheated on him in High school. Braxton learns things aren’t always what you are told. That there are two sides to every story, and even parents lie. Braxton has a lot of baggage to work through but Kaylee was always meant to be his. This does have some dark themes surrounding Gabe. I can tell the the next book is going to be emotional. Can’t wait for Gabe’s book. Avery Reid and Gideon Frost did an amazing job narrating this book.

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Need 10 Stars for this one...

What an amazing story! It was an epic rollercoaster ride just like the 1st book in the series. They fight their way back together and just when you think they'll never make it over the biggest hurdle, their true strength and desire to be together wins! And the last paragraph...... WOW!

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Sweet

I enjoyed this book, the drama was unnecessary but all in all it’s a great read. Avery Reid & Gideon Frost did an excellent job at narrating. I love Gideon’s voice, he’s becoming one of my favorite

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Beautiful Second Chance Romance!

This is the second book in the Love & Lyric Series. Braxton and Kaylee's story second chance to love is emotional, and beautiful, filled with secrets, angst, and romance. Braxton is very handsome, and caring. Kaylee is beautiful, smart, and strong. Their push and pull relationship is enthralling. They are perfect together. Looking forward to listening to Total Chaos, the next book in the series. Gideon Frost and Avery Reid did a great job with the narration. #TheFlock

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After listening to Controlled Chaos i wanted to experience the rest of this series in audio. As soon as i found out about the release of this second installment, i couldn't wait to start listening to it! I got back into the Love & Lyrics world right away. It continues to be so awesome getting to experience these stories again in this new way. I enjoyed this audiobook so very much!

I've listened to Gideon Frost multiple times before, but this was my first time getting to listen to Avery Reid's narration. Avery and Gideon's narration had the full attention of my heart and ears. The way they got me back into this world so quickly again added even more to my enjoyment of this listen. From the emotions that poured through to the realness, Avery and Gideon each captured characters of Kaylee and Braxton in such great ways. I can't wait to listen to more of these two narrators in the future!

I got right back into Kaylee and Braxton's journey. The beauty of their love to their heartbreak, theirs isn't an easy one. Has the past taken everything from them? Or can they moved forward?

Getting to hear their story really really added to the way it all hit me right in the chest. Once again, I went through a range of emotions from the start of this listen to the end! I really liked getting to dig deeper with Kaylee and Braxton.

With Silent Chaos, Ms.Ash has created a story that had me feeling so much and not wanting to take off my earbuds! I can't wait to listen to the third book, Total Chaos!

Be sure to read the author's note in audiobook synopsis as this series tackles certain subjects.

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  • 11-09-22

An Emotional Second Chance Romance

Silent Chaos is a second chance romance that will pull at your heartstrings at times. Kaylee and Braxton were high school sweethearts with big plans for their future until everything went sideways and they find themselves on opposite sides of the country and Braxton completely hates Kaylee for breaking his heart. Braxton goes on to make it as a drummer in a famous band and eventually Kaylee ends up joining up with the band as part of her job, though neither she or Braxton are happy about this new development. Though time has passed and both have grown, some hurts are too tough to get beyond and Braxton has really held on to his grief and makes Kaylee suffer in the process.

I really enjoyed this audiobook. The narration was fantastic. Avery Reid and Gideon Frost both did a remarkable job bringing forth all of the emotions this story warranted. I love a good second chance romance and this one had some solid plusses. Overall, I did really like Braxton and Kaylee though I did struggle with both of their behavior at times (mostly Braxton). I did find myself rooting for them and their happily ever after. I did not read the first book in this series but now I wish I had so I definitely want to go back and check it out, along with the follow on book and the ending left me a little sad for the next book but definitely intrigued. #TheFlock #PInkFlamingoProductions

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  • 11-08-22

Good second chance romance.

This has even a good, second chance love story I which pressure aced on a young woman, Kaylee, though deeply in live with her boyfriend Braxton, allows him to slip through her fingers. When they meet again years later, there are, inevitably, issues and hurt galore to get through before any possible reconciliation. Both Avery Reed and Gideon Frost narrate the story well. They are animated and sincere in their performances. ❤️❤️❤️❤️

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  • shedevilreads Bookstagram
  • 10-31-22

Second Chance Rockstar Romance

Silent Chaos by Nikki Ash is a second chance rockstar romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Gideon Frost and Avery Reid. This is the second book in the Love and Lyrics series.

I absolutely love Nikki's books! I can't help but binge them in one sitting. The relationship between Braxton and Kaylee is messy but you can't help but root for them. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of views throughout the book. It really brought the story to life.

I can't wait for the next book in the series Total Chaos to be released on January 5, 2023, so I can get Declan and Kendall's story.

Gideon and Avery did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this book if you like enemies-to-lovers romances, rockstar romances, second chance romances, or contemporary romances.


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  • Sarah
  • 10-21-22

Nice story

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I liked that where was a few twists in this book. It kept you on your toes that their was a few secrets and events that occurred kept the story there.

I did feel like there was too much love making in this book, it felt like if I was reading it in a book format it be every few pages. Just felt a lot more than first one listening this time.

I enjoyed the audio was easy to listen too.

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  • Jenna Stewart
  • 10-18-22

Love and Lyrics book 2

Silent Chaos - Book 2 of Love and Lyrics Series

Braxton and Kaylee's story is an emotional journey with plenty of drama and sexy times. A second-chance rockstar romance with some serious enemies to lovers moments, there were moments I wasn't a huge fan of either but overall this was an enjoyable listen. Secrets are uncovered from their past break up and then the continuation of someone trying to break them apart. Their connection and chemistry was undeniable and I was rooting for them to work through all the situations holding them back from a great love.

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  • Gillek2
  • 10-14-22

Braxton and Kaylee!

Although they were only teenagers at the time Braxton couldn’t imagine a future without Kaylee so feeling betrayed by her actions, he was devastated. He never wanted to see her again so years later when he finds out she is handling PR for his band he wants to make the situation as uncomfortable as he can for her until past secrets are revealed.

Through no fault of her own Kaylee’s last job has derailed her career so working for Raging Chaos is a second chance however that also means working with Braxton. She knows he blames her for the destruction of their relationship, but she had her reasons. The chemistry and connection between them is stronger than ever but will it be enough to overcome the pain of the past?

Seeing Braxton and Kaylee find their way back to each other was everything you could want and more and was filled with angst as they tried to heal from the past and the turmoil it caused. The narrators were a perfect choice for the characters as they brought out everything that the characters were feeling as well as the intense love they have for each other. 🎧Audiobook Obsession

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  • Clare Tunilla
  • 10-13-22

Captured my heart

This author sure knows how to toy with my emotions. Her characters are humanly Flawed and to see them get their HEAs after struggles brings a tear to my eye every time. It was a joy to read despite the heavy dose of angst and drama contained within. I cannot wait for more from this series.

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  • Erin
  • 10-11-22

Heartbreak

Braxton & Kaylee have a rocky past, there is heartbreak and hate. But tensions rise when Kaylee is brought in to manage the band.
Can Braxton run her off?
Can Kaylee overcome the hate Braxton has?
Can they move forward and learn to forgive?

This was such a hot story full of push and pull, with raw emotions.
That cliffhanger has me anxious for book 3!

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  • Bette
  • 10-09-22

Love & Lyrics Rocks! Fabulous Story & Narration🎧

Nikki Ash continues to wow me with another amazing novel set in her “Love & Lyrics” series and like the first book, this one grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it the entire book. The book should come with a warning label stating once you start, you cannot stop until the very end. After listening to and loving the first book of the series, “Controlled Chaos”, Camden and Layla’s story, I was looking forward to the rest of the band’s stories, each member is just as interesting as the next. This book brings us Braxton and Kaylee’s story, and what a story it is, childhood sweethearts who thought they were each other’s forever loves. But after a betrayal, Braxton went to L.A. with the other members of Raging Chaos, an up-and-coming band. The breakup broke him and left a bitter taste in his mouth, but that did not stop him from becoming a man whore and take advantage of the women and groupies who threw themselves at him. The timeline jumps several years, Kaylee’s career takes a hit, and she is looking for a new job and wound up getting one working for Raging Chaos, who is doing well. She was hesitant about how Braxton would take to her being on the tour with the band. He was not happy about it and all the feelings it stirred up. I loved all the layers to this story and watching them unfold as Braxton and Kaylee get their second chance. Braxton struggles with his anger and hate for what she did. There were other betrayals for him to deal with as well. There is never a dull moment in this wonderfully plotted story, there is plenty of drama, angst, heartfelt emotions, some twists and turns, and a steamy romance. Niki Ash, thank you for another amazing story and emotional rollercoaster ride.

🎧📚🎧And for the wonderful narration, Avery Reid and Gideon Frost were the perfect cast to bring these characters and their story to life. They had a complete understanding of the characters they were portraying, gave each a voice that fit their character’s persona, sounding believable and just as I pictured the characters would sound. Reid’s Kaylee was spot on, she grasped her every emotion and had you feeling every single one, Frost did the same for Braxton, both grasped every side of their character’s personality, moods and all. These entertaining storytellers are versatile voice artists and a pleasure to listen to. Thank you for another amazing listen.

Thank you @PinkFlamingoProductions @AudiobookObsession TheFlock AudiobookObsessionReviewer🎧

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  • PATRICIA
  • 10-07-22

Love this rockstar series!

Nikki Ash does it again. What does she do? She pulls my heart into a story and doesn't let go! This is Braxton's story, and it's emotional! He and Kaylee were high school sweethearts. Ready to give up his dreams to stay with her, she does the unthinkable and the next thing you know, they are apart and he is on the road with the band. Now six years later, she has been hired to do the marketing for the band and is on the road. Will these two be able to be together? Will his anger and pain win out and make her leave? Will her heart be able to deal with his cruelness? This story has a little bit of everything. Braxton is finding his past haunting him, not only with Kaylee. His emotions are all on edge, and his feelings are confused. Kaylee is harboring a secret that will blow up so much. Her heart is aching and life is not going according to her dreams. Ash knows how to pull me into her books and invest all my feelings. I needed to know how things were going play out, each scene building like a crescendo. When it hit the mark, it all came out. Love this installment to the Love & Lyrics series and can't wait to hear Gage's story.

Avery Reid and Gideon Frost are wonderful story tellers and this story has it all. Reid plays Kaylee with all her pain, fear and love oozing out of her. I could feel her hesitancy as she begins her job, and the feelings she still has for Brax. Frost has a warmth in voice that I love, and as Brax, he uses it so well. He is able to let his emotions flow through as each scene unfolds. Great team and enjoyable performance.