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Cadence (Ruby Riot Book 1) by [Swallow, Lisa]
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4.1 out of 5 stars 7 customer reviews

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Tegan Hughes joins Blue Phoenix and Ruby Riot on tour, and drummer Bryn isn't the only one who notices his little sister isn't a kid anymore.

English rock star Jax Lewis is the guitarist for Ruby Riot and the band are rising to success. He's hot property and loving every minute of his new found fame. Now, he's on tour supporting Blue Phoenix and living his rock star life to the full. Until Tegan walks into his world and puts the brakes on.

Tegan Hughes is taking a year out and has her sights set on touring Europe with her big brother's band. Blue Phoenix drummer, Bryn isn't happy when his sister arrives unannounced at his hotel in Lisbon, but Tegan isn't the type of person to take no as an answer.

With her big brother breathing down their necks, Jax and Tegan attempt to keep a handle on their growing attraction but that proves harder than they thought. Tegan doesn't want to be the sexy rocker's latest conquest but Jax is used to getting whoever and whatever he wants. And after kissing Tegan once, he knows one thing...he wants more.

Tegan isn't rock star girlfriend material. She has ambitions of her own and refuses to let anything stand in the way of her plans. But when Jax and Tegan's relationship becomes public knowledge life becomes a hell of a lot more complicated.

All the Ruby Riot books are standalone. This book DOES NOT have a cliffhanger ending.

Ruby Riot is a spin-off from the Blue Phoenix books but the two series can be read separately. 

The Complete Ruby Riot series:

Cadence (Ruby Riot #1) Available Now
Shuffle (Ruby Riot #2) Available Now
Reprise (Ruby Riot #3) Available Now

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1054 KB
  • Print Length: 407 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Australia Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B017GYYDV4
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #53,297 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)

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I first read Lisa's work with The Blue Pheonix Series and this series follows along the same line with Ruby Riot as opening act on their European tour. Lisa's writing style sometimes tends to drag but at the same time keep you intrigued to want to read on I always have the same result of getting frustrated but I can't put the book down.
Jaz and Tegan have an explosive relationship from day one and with the whole world against them they have trouble trying to work things out of course being Bryns little sister isn't helping. They find they both have a lot of growing up to do to get past the hump in their relationship. All in all a good read especially if you've red the Blue Phoenix series
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Lisa Swallow has done it again with this first story in the Ruby Riot series! MAGNIFICENT
Cadence follows the story of the deliciously sexy guitarist Jax Lewis and sassy, sexy and fiercely independent Tegan Hughes. Ruby Riot are an up and coming rock band who are supporting the world famous Blue Phoenix boys on their world tour. Tegan just happens to be the little sister of Bryn Hughes - world famous drummer of Blue Phoenix. This is Ruby Riots first tour and Jax really can't afford to mess things up by getting involved with Bryns sister but of course once he meets her, he's captivated by her sass and her killer body.
The instant and obvious sexual tension between Jax and Tegan sets a magnificent tone for this story. They try to fight their growing attraction to each other but eventually give in. There are many bumps along the way (which I won't give away 😜) but I loved that this story is real.
Both characters have flaws that they struggle to work through as the story progresses. As a couple they are thrust into the demanding and intrusive spotlight that fame brings. Cadence also highlights the pitfalls of fame, excess and a world where 'fans' believe they own their celebrity. I loved that despite the fact they both have flaws, their story shows the very real struggle that young people face when they are trying to find their feet and their place in the world. Of course the smoking hot and sexy sexual chemistry obviously helps too!!!! Throw in the added bonus of the often hilarious (and sometimes frustrating) antics of the twins - Will and Nate (also in Ruby Riot and whom you'll meet in later novels, in particular Wills story coming up next in SHUFFLE) and you have a wonderful story full of angst, struggle and love.
Definitely 5 stars for me and a story I'd happily re read!
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By Sasha TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 11 November 2015
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Loved it! I don't know how she does it but Lisa Swallow keeps producing original storylines revolving around a fun, believable and sexy group of characters. We got to see all our favourites from the Blue Phoenix books in Cadence, and got right inside the head of Jax Lewis, handsome lead guitarist of Ruby Riot. He tangles with Tegan, Bryn Hughes' little sister who is tenacious and ambitious, and ready to cash in on Bryn's half-hearted promise that she could one day come on tour with him. Jax falls for Tegan but he's just so adorably inept when it comes to saying the right thing. He might be great at charming the ladies but when it comes to a real relationship, Jax has a lot to learn. Amazing how one guy can be simultaneously so hilarious and so hot!
This book had exciting and poignant moments, laughter and heartsinks. I was a reader of the fortnightly serial from which this book came and I doubted back then whether Jax and Tegan could make it as a couple. They are both so stubborn and determined ... but the story had a fabulous ending and all I can say is, I'm a believer! I love that we got little tasters of Will and Nate's stories-to-come as well. Can't wait for the next Ruby Riot book!
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By Demelza Carlton TOP 50 REVIEWER on 4 November 2015
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Definitely not your average rock star romance, Cadence is about the contrast and connection between two strong characters who don't have a dark past and are determined to make sure their future is bright.

Having grown up alongside her rock star brother and the rest of his band, Tegan isn't a starry-eyed groupie looking to hook up with anyone. I loved her strength of character - even when her stubbornness drove her to deny what happened at that particular party - as it definitely makes her a heroine to remember.

Now a right d*ckhead at times. Born to be a rock star, or so it seems, he's got his heart set on the future and all the perks that come with it. However, he's never really experienced disappointment or loss and his view of women is...dated, and not in a good way. In order to get the girl, he has to grow up a bit and make some important decisions, or risk losing everything.

This is a fun story - a tug-of-war for an equal relationship between two characters who have all the chemistry...but the timing's all wrong. Though this book does have a traditional romance ending, I'd be interested to see how Tegan and Jax fare in the future.

Five stars. No question.
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