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Publisher's Summary

From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Ashley Jade comes an edgy, enemies-to-lovers standalone romance about mistakes, forgiveness, and second chances.

He was the talented bad boy everyone wanted. I was the irrelevant geek everyone hated. 

He was the sun...drawing all of us in. I was a black hole...taking up space. He was destined to be a star. I was destined to remain an insignificant no one.

Until he made me believe I was special...and then he destroyed me.

I never thought I'd see Phoenix Walker again after he broke my heart, but fate had other plans. One tour. Eight weeks. Forty shows. Countless opportunities to make him pay.

The world thought he was a god...but I know the truth.

©2022 Ashley Jade (P)2022 Podium Audio
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I need more! Thank you

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Good story but fell short of being epic

This story had every potential to be epic. Will I remember this story? Yes, I absolutely will. I LOVED the beginning with Lennon and Phoenix’s early friendship and romance. Every time he called her groupie I swooned!
I loved a bad boy, good girl story especially one when he’s broken- and broken he was. But Lennon had her own demons and insecurities. Ashley Jade never leaves a stone unturned and no plot holes- like ever- and this book was no exception.
What I didn’t like was the pacing of the story in the present. It felt like it dragged on and it was repetitive in a way, not excessively but but enough to make me want them hurry up and resolve their issues- i.e. him stealing her song and breaking her heart.
Lennon was easily loveable and relatable but man, Phoenix was 50 shades of effed up. Sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll is one of the reasons I don’t read a lot of rock star romance, but did this author I would, however the over abundance of the mindless screwing and BJs made me unfeeling towards Phoenix, and that’s without his remorseless attitude towards stealing her blooming song and claiming it as his own.
There are lots of sensitive reader warnings and TW that shouldn’t be taken lightly, they’ve all be written well by this author who writes with so much compassion and integrity.

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❤️ BROKEN HEARTS & SECOND-CHANCES = AN EPIC RIDE ❤️

When a listen has been great you really don’t want to leave the characters you’ve become invested in or their world and you also want to follow on with the other secondary characters to make sure they get their happily ever afters too. Well, this my friends, was one of THOSE books. Told from their very one-sided School years relationship - to the present years later, Phoenix and Lennon’s journey starts with an insecure plus sized girl infatuated and in love with the charismatic boy with big dreams of becoming a rock star. But he wouldn’t achieve those heady heights without sacrifice.. and that sacrifice was all hers. Leaving Lennon heartbroken, bitter, disillusioned with love and robbed of the potential she could’ve achieved. However, Fate and Destiny conspire to give them a second chance.. and the toxic, twisted, tempest-tossed journey that follows will have their intense chemistry, volatile thoughts and rekindled feelings pull them together until nothing can tear them apart. Not other women because there’s plenty.. not Contracts forged from desperation.. not guilt or righteous revenge.. and not Managers, Record labels or the mass of negative global opinions. Because here deep love will rise from the ashes of its brutal bloody massacre.. it will bend but it will not break.. and it will reform into something beautiful and unbreakable.

Worth a credit? One hundred percent yes. The characters.. the emotional torment.. the broken devastating backstory feels.. the tears and heart scars and unwanted hungers.. the sizzles and steam.. and the devastating lows and beautiful highs were all phenomenally written. And they were expertly brought to life by A List narrators Teddy and Erin making this, for me, a worthy and very addictive five star listen.

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Stellar!!

Loved this book from the first word! I really hope there will be more books as there are lots of topics/characters that could be elaborated.

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Everything you could ever want in a book

I’ve listened to A LOT of audiobooks and this one is definitely in the top 10 and not likely to drop from that list ever.

A. Jade did an amazing job capturing the emotion and pain in every word. It is raw and real and makes you want to cheer for them and then rip out you ear buds and throw them across the room.

All the characters are so well done and takes you a wonderful ride into this world.

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LOVED IT!

I could not stop listening to this book. I loved every single part of it. I especially loved the fact that Lennon was a curvy girl. And that well, it explains how it feels to be that way in the eyes of lots of curvy girls. It was therapeutic and very uplifting to listen to at times. I will never forget it.... I wish it wasn't over. And will definitely be listening to it again in the future.

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OMG you have to read

I love it! I cried! and I laughed would definitely recommend this book definitely a romantic book

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Amazing

After reading this story I couldn’t get the characters out of my head. So why not listen to them? You get a different perspective on each character when you hear this story.
Absolutely loved it.

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AMAZING!

Definitely in my top 10 books ! best read of the year , can not wait for the rest of the books. The Words was refreshing not the same boy meets girl book that is put there.

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  • angelcakes01
  • 06-24-22

loved it

amazing story line ,characters and well everything
"Phoenix" wow READ THIS BOOK ITS AMAZING ❤❤

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  • 06-27-22

Love love love!

I REALLY enjoyed this! I loved Lennon as a character I can totally relate to, plus size and strong. Addicting to listen to. Hot and fun story. Feel like re-listening to it already.

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  • Book.it.to.me
  • 06-16-22

Amazing!!

Ashley Jade always writes characters that just stick with me! Hooked from page 1 and I never want her books her end.
Phoenix is the perfect book boyfriend, damaged, possessive, talent & hot! Enemies to lovers and rockstar romance done right

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  • Sarah
  • 06-15-22

Phenomenal! 5 stars!

Just finished this! When I say I could not stop listening I mean it.
Such a phenomenal story that pulls at the heart strings. With plenty of laugh out loud moments, relatable characters and full of spice!
A new favourite.
The narration was incredibly well performed! This will definitely be one I re-listen to!