Tuesday, June 27, 2017


Title: Savaged Dreams
Author: Jennifer Lyon
Series: Savaged Illusions #1
Release Date: June 19, 2017

My Rating: 5 STARS
Going away to college gives LIZA GLASNER a chance to escape her painful and dangerous past…or so she thinks. At fourteen years old, she survived an attack by a famous musician. After that, the media, groupies and crazies hounded her with a merciless cruelty that ruined her life. But now she’s thriving—until an internship brings her face to face with the sizzling hot lead singer of a rock band, and she finds herself drawn to the very thing that once destroyed her. Justice is a temptation she can’t resist…and one that could get her killed. 

Sexy rock star JUSTICE CADE is determined to take his band, Savaged Illusions, to the top by winning the Court of Rock T.V. show. Tortured by guilt for failing his family, he believes fame is his only path to redemption. But when the fiery college-intern hiding her beauty beneath baggy sweaters and a snarky attitude bursts into his life, Justice is forced to choose between the woman he loves and the stardom he craves. The wrong choice will cost him more than he can bear.

**This is book one in a trilogy and ends on a cliffhanger. However the next two books are being released in July and September so readers won’t be stranded on the cliff for long!
For a few seconds they stood there watching before she became aware of Justice’s gaze on her. “What?”

“You look beautiful tonight. All damned night, I’ve watched you. Every time you laughed, it jolted straight to my cock. I wanted to yank you against me and kiss the hell out of you, show the entire ship that you’re mine.” He clenched his jaw, his eyes glinting. “I’ve never had this possessiveness over a woman.”

Energy crackled between them, a connection so magnetic she leaned into him. For years, Liza had felt like a burden forced on her aunt and uncle. The outside world judged her without even knowing her. But Justice did know her, and he wanted her. That sensation poured into the loneliest part of Liza, making her feel sexy, worthy and a little bit wary. She wanted to feel this, but not lose her head.

“Lust. This is just lust, right?” She needed something to tell herself, to hold on to. She wasn’t going to throw her life away or become her mom. “It’ll burn itself out.” Not destroy her.

His gaze scorched into hers. “That what it feels like to you? Like a couple orgasms will cure this attraction?” He fingered a lock of her hair. “Or will it whet your appetite for more?”

Wowzers. This book. This book. This book. I'm not sure what I was expecting when I picked up Savaged Dreams, I've always been a huge Jennifer Lyon fan, but good grief, she outdid herself with this book! Liza and Justice = mega swoon alert. These two have just about every obstacle in their way, but somehow they could not be more right for one another. They're the epitome of "it's so wrong, it's right". From Justice's devoted attention to Liza, to Liza's ability to ground Justice when no one else ever has, these two are scarred beyond imagine, but throughout the first book in their journey, it's an epically effortless melding together. But again, as right as they are for once another the TV show Justice and his band are trying to win, Liza's hidden, and ticking time bomb past are just the most present and noticeable tribulations that face these two in their unexpected romance.

I will say this: holy cliffhanger, batman I was NOT ready for a cliffhanger like this book delivered. I'm not adverse to them in the slightest, and I should have known going in, but I was just so damn excited about another Jennifer Lyon book I didn't even fully read the description before I started in on the book. But I got to about 65% and thought... hmm there's no way this can wrap up, and sure as heck curveball after curveball got lobbed at my poor sensitive reader heart and now I'm just sitting here desperate for the next book. I need Justice in my life like I need chocolate (hint, it's an almost daily consumption here in the SBDR household). I just cannot WAIT to get more of this story and figure out how one of my beloved authors is going to dig her characters out of these holes!

A definite must-read for me - you won't be disappointed!

Happy Reading!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*

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Jennifer Lyon is the pseudonym for USA Today Bestselling Author Jennifer Apodaca. Jen lives in Southern California where she continually plots ways to convince her husband that they should get a dog. After all, they met at the dog pound, fell in love, married and had three wonderful sons. So far, however, she has failed in her doggy endeavor. She consoles herself by pouring her passion into writing books. To date, Jen has published more than fifteen books and novellas, including a fun and sexy mystery series and a variety of contemporary romances under the name Jennifer Apodaca. As Jennifer Lyon she created a dark, sizzling paranormal series, and The Plus One Chronicles, an emotionally sensual adult contemporary series. Jen’s won numerous awards and had her books translated into multiple languages, but she still hasn’t come up with a way to persuade her husband that they need a dog.


  1. Sounds really good. Excited to read it! Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  2. Sounds so good. Cannot wait to read it!

  3. I really enjoyed reading the entire post today. This is a new author for me so thank you for the reveal!