Review: Sustain by Tijan


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I had a simple life.

I worked two jobs, made ends meet, and hung out with my mom and twin brother. The other part of my life was about avoiding him, but when SWAT raided my boyfriend’s home, that was the last straw. The boyfriend got tossed and to help me keep busy, my brother talked me into joining their old band again, but I had to be honest. It wasn’t a hard sell. Playing drums was in my blood. I used to be addicted and that craving hadn’t been satisfied in three long years. The only problem was their lead singer.

It was him.

The drums might not have been the only thing I was addicted to. I think I was still addicted to him too.

4 star review

Being patient is NOT my thing! I have been so anxious to get my hands on this book. We have known it was coming for a long time and of course it is by Tijan so that alone made me SUPER excited!  We met briefly a couple of these characters in the Broken & Screwed Series but not enough to “know” them and who they were. Tijan books for me are HUGE, everything she writes is golden.  Whether you love it or not, her writing is amazing and the stories flow so well it is always hard to put it down.  Sustain was no different.  I never wanted to put it down, because I just had to know what was going to happen next.

“I thought nothing could get worse for us. I was staring down the barrel of a gun now.  I’d been wrong.”

In one moment the relationship Brielle has been in for the past three years is over. It has to be.  Having,  her now ex-boyfriend, Elijah’s house raided by police was the first sign that she had to get away.  But what would she do now?  Face the past? She had ran to Elijah when everything was too much, and had pushed away her friends and family to be with Eli.  And now she was single, missed her band, missed her brother… and one look at Luke, her old best friend, has her realizing just how much she missed him too.

“It’d been so long since I’d been alone with Luke. I’d forgotten how powerful his presence was. Every sensation I had was on overdrive. I felt assaulted on all ends, from head to toe.”

After being arrested, she never expected Luke to be the person to come pick her up from jail.  But here she is staring into his eyes, knowing she doesn’t have a choice but to go with him.  But being near him brings back all of the old feelings that she had forgotten… or maybe hid from.  Now that her brother and Luke know she ‘knows’ that her relationship with Eli is finally over they want to keep it that way.  So putting her back in the band is the best thing for her.  Keep her busy.

“I’d forgotten how a good set on the drums felt like great sex. I was buzzing, and I didn’t want to stop.”

Being back behind her drums was a bigger rush than she even remembered.  She had forgotten how the sticks felt in her hands and how well they all meshed.  They played as a unit. Together. It was amazing.  But those intense feelings only amplified those between her and Luke.

“My body grew heated, and my heart began pounding. Fuck it. I needed him.”

The tension between her and Luke is driving everyone crazy.  And when they come together it is explosive and HOT!  But when secrets come out everything will change.  Can they ever learn to forgive? Will she ever be a permanent fixture in the band and with Luke? Or is it too late for Brielle?

“One taste wasn’t enough. As he bent down and touched his lips to mine, I knew it wasn’t ever going to be enough.”

Once again, Tijan has written characters you can’t help but love.  There are several guys in this book that will make you swoon!  For me the story was a little rushed towards the end.  I wanted more.  More of their relationship.  More questions answered.  Just more.  I know selfish and maybe we will get more from Luke and Bri later, but that is how Sustain made me feel.  Would I recommend it though… ABSOLUTELY! 



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Meet the Author

I didn’t begin writing until after undergraduate college. There’d been storylines and characters in my head all my life, but it came to a boiling point one day and I HAD to get them out of me. So the computer was booted up and I FINALLY felt it click. Writing is what I needed to do. After that, I had to teach myself how to write. I can’t blame my teachers for not teaching me all those years in school. It was my fault. I was one of the students that was wishing I was anywhere but at school! So after that day, it took me lots of work until I was able to put together something that resembled a novel. I’m hoping I got it right since someone must be reading this profile! And I hope you keep enjoying my future stories.

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