Tangled Up In You by Lara Ward Cosio
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Stars from Ari
Narration: Lee Brophy
Length: 9 hrs, 50 mins
Gavin McManus always knew he was born to be a famous singer/songwriter. This confidence, along with his sexy, but wounded, rock-star mystique propels his band Rogue into the spotlight.
Sophie Kavanaugh was drawn to Gavin long before he found fame. Her own desire to be what he needed, to somehow be the one to fix him, binds them together in a desperate kind of love.
Conor Quinn, the band’s gorgeous guitarist and Gavin’s best friend, has always dismissed his attraction to Sophie as harmless, but could it be something more?
For years, the three friends revel in all the glam and grunge of the rock star life – until the reason behind Gavin’s wounded persona is revealed. The ensuing media backlash sends him into a downward spiral that threatens to destroy everything, including his connection with Sophie.
Gavin is forced to finally confront the past – if only so he can hang on to the present.
But with Conor picking up the pieces Gavin left behind, will it be too late?
Wow. This book was such an emotionally charged ride. We get to experience Sophie and Gavin’s relationship journey from teen love affair to full fledge adult relationship and all the highs and lows in between. It was an emotional, difficult, sometimes painful, but ultimately beautiful love. That was my favorite thing about Tangled Up In You: the raw and realness of the story. Yes, it’s a love story, but the pain feels true, the emotions are so real, and the love can be felt a mile away. Sophie and Gavin broke my heart, but Lara Ward Cosio did beautiful work of piecing it back together little by little. The writing is exquisitely honest, the characters well developed, and the story grabs you and doesn’t let go. This story doesn’t have a HEA yet, but I’m beyond anxious to get to the next book and see what’s in store for Gavin and Sophie.
Narration by Lee Brophy was amazing! This was my introduction to his work and I was beyond I’m pressed. His Irish accent was delicious and effortless. His performance as Gavin was everything. He brought the rockstar to life and had me swooning, cheering, crying, and falling for him over and over again. Mr. Brophy managed to give so many characters distinction and made nearly ten hours of audio breeze on by. I’m really, really hoping that he returns to narrate the following book because he did such a phenomenal job. He is Gavin! Plus, I just need more of that incredibly seductive voice in my life. 5 Stars.