Friday, February 27, 2015

Riot (Mayhem, #2) by Jamie Shaw ~ Review

Riot (Mayhem, #2) by Jamie Shaw

When Dee Dawson meets sexy mohawked guitarist Joel Gibbon, she knows it won’t be long before she has him wrapped around her finger. No guy has ever been able to resist her… but Dee’s met her match in a player like Joel.

Dee’s not the relationship type—not after seeing the pain “love” has caused her friends and family—yet she’s desperate to make Joel want her more than anyone else. He quickly becomes an obsession, and when a reckless attempt to make him jealous ends in disaster, Dee turns into the damsel in distress she never wanted to be. With her carefree world crashing down around her, the last thing she needs is Joel’s pity.

But Joel is suddenly determined to prove he cares, and no matter how hard Dee tries to push him away, he refuses to let her shut him out. Now the girl who swore she’d never say those three little words must choose between guarding her heart and losing Joel forever… or falling head-over-heels for the tattooed rock star of her dreams.,%201


I so loved the first book in this series.  Couldn't wait for the more so when I got my hands on Riot, I didn't wait to dive in.  Dee and Joel's story is a little different, though.  While Rowan is Dee's best friend, they couldn't be more different.

She loves to have the guys chase her but the catching part is always short lived.  The idea of a relationship is more than she can take.  Her mom broke her heart at age eleven and she's not going there again.  So a different guy every night?  So fine with her.  Guess hanging with a band is the right place for that, right?

Yeah, except that she catches Joel's eye.  He's your typical rock star.  Different girl every night or hour as the case may be.  But he keeps going back to Dee and she's good with that.  And the game begins.  Both of them avoiding what's obvious to everyone else.

Seems that the way to tame a player is to be a player yourself.  When both of them can't stand to see each other with someone else, Joel starts to figure it out.  But Dee resists, a lot.  It's quite amusing actually.  Rowan tries to enlighten Dee but she won't have it.  This girl falls kicking and screaming.

The story is a sexy roller coaster ride of emotions as Dee tries to figure out her heart and Joel shows his in his actions.  I really enjoyed watching them come to terms with their hearts.  Truly was a riot.

While I totally recommend you read Mayhem first, it's not necessary.  Riot can stand alone.  Those that love the sexy rock star story will want this one for sure.  Definitely at fangirl status for this series!

Cannot wait for Chaos in July.  Looks like that's Shawn and Kit's story.   And there's certainly a story there.   A history and some chemistry.  Gonna be good.  Make sure you're ready for that one.


About the series...

About the author...

Author of the MAYHEM series, JAMIE SHAW earned her M.S. in Professional Writing from Towson University before realizing that the creative side of writing was her calling. An incurable night-owl, she spends late hours crafting novels with relatable heroines and swoon-worthy leading men. She’s a loyal drinker of white chocolate mochas, a fierce defender of emo music, and a passionate enthusiast of all things romance. She loves interacting with readers and always aims to add new names to their book boyfriend lists.


  1. Ahhh rock stars... they are so much fun! This one is definitely on my list. Great review!

  2. Whoah, I should definitely check this one out. I have such a soft spot for guitarists :P

    Ps. If you'd like to, stop by my blog and say hi <3

    Frannie @ In clouds of pages

  3. Rock stars can be so much fun, especially in that "bad boy" way. This one may just have to go on my TBR list.

    Fantastic review!