Book Reviews, Contemporary Romance, Year of Reviews - 2022

Review – Total Chaos by Nikki Ash

Total Chaos; Love and Lyrics #3
(#3 within a series)

Publication Date: January 5, 2023

Genre/Tropes: Rock and Roll/Friends-to-Lovers/Runaway Bride Romance

Author: Nikki Ash

Review Rating: 5 Gold Stars


A beautifully written, friends-to-lovers romance that completely stole my heart.

Total Chaos was plotted to perfection. Each twist was revealed at the perfect moment to give the characters emotional depth, but also to keep the story flowing so I never wanted to put the book down. Also, while the series has given me a unique couple to fall in love with with each book, Kendall and Declan have easily slide into first place with this beautiful book.

Declan has been in love with Kendall for years while she has been oblivious to his infatuation. I believe everything happens for a reason and at the right time, even though Declan suffered years of unrequited feelings, it truly was for the best and he does come to agree with that sentiment. During those hard years Kendall went through men like kleenex as she wasn’t ready, nor was she emotionally stable for Declan. He is a forever kind of guy and once they jump into something…well, together they are all kinds of perfection.

This story is sweet, romantic, and truly heartfelt. It delves into those feelings we’ve all felt at one time or another. Self doubt, self esteem because, yes, even rock stars have self-esteem issues. We’re human and isn’t that why we love connecting with other people just like us, even a runaway bride and her best friend with a ton of unrequited feelings. This book is real and hits all the feels. Total Chaos is total perfection and I couldn’t get enough of this newest couple.

🎤 Kendall🎤

My life has been an endless loop of heartache and breakup songs.

I’ve lived in fear that I’m broken and will never find the kind of love that would piece me back together into something whole.

When my boyfriend proposes, I say yes, desperate for an easy fix. For a super-glue solution.

But, on the day of my wedding, when my dad tells me to follow my heart, it doesn’t lead me down the aisle.

Instead, it takes me straight to Declan Pierce’s car—where I crash his road trip.

The more time we spend together, the more he shows me it’s okay to be broken.

With him, lyrics aren’t just words on paper.

Promises aren’t just whispers in the dark.

And having a few cracks…well, they help the light come through.

🎤 Declan🎤

I’ve had feelings for my best friend’s sister for as long as I can remember.

Watching her jump from guy to guy, I’ve been biding my time, waiting for the right moment to tell her.

And then she does something I never thought she’d do…she gets engaged.

This is the part where I’m starting to accept that the woman I love will never be mine.

Until she jumps into my car in her wedding gown and tells me to floor it.

With Kendall in my passenger seat and the past in the rearview mirror, I plan to do whatever it takes to show her that she doesn’t need super glue.

She needs to find the beauty in the cracks.

🎵 Total Chaos: a friends to lovers, rock star romance is coming January 5th! 🎵

What you can expect:

🎶 Brother’s best friend
🎶 Sexy rock star
🎶 Runaway bride
🎶 A surprising twist

🎧 Audiobook will go live on release day—narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Sarah Puckett!

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New Release – Sidelined by Becca Steele


 SIDELINED by Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author Becca Steele is LIVE! Don’t miss this best friends to lovers, M/M college standalone romance!



From USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author Becca Steele comes a new standalone M/M college romance.

I’ve been in love with my best friend, Ander, for as long as I can remember. I’ve always kept my feelings to myself, knowing that I’d never have a chance because he’s straight.

Until the day he does me a favour by pretending to be my boyfriend.

After that, things change. He’s suddenly interested in experimenting with guys…just not with me.

It’s time for me to move on, and accept that nothing between us will ever change. He only sees me as his best friend.

Except…now he’s looking at me in a different way.

Does he feel something more than friendship for me, or am I just deluding myself?

I guess it’s time to find out.

Sidelined is an M/M new adult college romance with best friends to lovers and bi awakening themes. It is the second book in the LSU series. Each book can be read as a standalone.

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Becca Steele is a USA Today and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of M/F and M/M romance. She currently lives in the south of England with her husband, two kids, and a whole horde of characters that reside inside her head.

When she’s not writing, you can find her reading or watching Netflix, usually with a glass of wine in hand. Failing that, she’ll be online hunting for memes, or wasting time making her 500th Spotify playlist.


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