Friday, June 24, 2016

Blog Tour: Hartstrings by L.L. Collins

About Hartstrings


Tanner Hart, the All-American bad boy bass guitarist of Jaded Regret, has one motto— play women’s bodies like he does the strings of his guitar— hard, in tune, and giving it his all until the show is over. The only strings he wants attached to him are the ones he plays on the stage. 

He has quite the reputation, even with his own band, and he likes it that way. It keeps the truth of who he really is locked deep inside. But there's so much more to him than anyone really knows…

Now that he’s successful, he can afford to find out what really happened to the only girl who’s ever held his heart. The only thing is…will he really want to know the truth? 

When Mackenzie ‘Mac’ Shepard finds herself in a situation she’s been in too many times before, she expects to do what she’s always done— cover it up, accept the apologies, and move on. She knows trying to get out is futile. What she doesn’t expect is for the world famous Tanner Hart to burst into her life like a knight in sexy armor. 

When their lives collide and hearts get involved, can Tanner keep his hartstrings from being tangled up in his past, or can he make a new kind of music... with his heart?

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Mackenzie, meet Jaded Regret. Bex, Johnny, Beau, his wifeApriland Natalie, our manager and Beaus sister.

Hi. Mackenzie tucked a piece of hair behind her ear, a slight blush creeping up her cheeks. Did I interrupt?

Bex stood and walked over to Mac. No. Were here to see you. Its nice to meet you, Mackenzie. Tanner speaks very highly of you. Were glad youre okay, and we want you to know that were all going to be here for you. A friend of Tanners is a friend of ours.

Tears shimmered in Macs eyes and she nodded. Thank you. You have no idea how much that means to me. I dont have many friends, and certainly not any that would put their lives on the line to keep me safe.

No ones life is on the line, Johnny said. Unless its your asshole boyfriend. Well put all our resources into taking this guy down, Mackenzie.

Mackenzies gaze settled on us. I have to say; its so surreal to be here with all of you. Ive admired you for a long time. It was strange enough when I met Tanner, and then he wanted to be my friend. Nowall of you are here for me.

Natalie finally spoke up. Youre safe here. Tanner doesnt open up to just anyone. Hell, weve known him for five years, and this whole thing has shocked all of us. Youre special, Mackenzie. Its time for you to realize that.

My heart swelled. It took a lot for Natalie to say that. While Mac and I were friends, I knew what Natalie wanted with me. It also reminded me that I closed myself off from them for a long time. While I wasnt ready to give them my entire sordid history, sharing Mackenzie with them was the beginning of opening up.


Are you thirsty? Hungry? April asked Mac.

Could I have some water?

Idiot, I admonished myself. Why didnt you see if she needed anything? Ill get it. Anyone else want anything?

Ill help you. Bex followed me to the kitchen, and I knew I was about to get the third degree.

I pulled water bottles and a few sodas out of the fridge. I could feel Bex staring at me. Go ahead, Bex.


The reason why you came in here with me. Spill it.

Bex grinned, taking a can of soda from me. She popped the top and took a long pull before setting it down on the counter. I know youre deep into this, and I dont blame you for intervening. Were all in this together now. But…” She paused. I want you to be careful.

What do you mean? That asshole isnt getting to her or me.

She shook her head. Thats not what I mean. With our security, I dont think hell be an issue.

Then what do you mean?

Shesvulnerable, Tan. Shes been through a hell of a lot, and now shes under your roof.

Bex. I took a drink of my water, giving myself a moment before responding. Im keeping her safe. I know shes vulnerable. I also know its a moment-by-moment decision for her to stay here. Im not dumb enough to think shell never think about going back to him, especially if he finds her and talks to her. I know all about guys like him. I didnt need to elaborate how I knew that.

Okay. I see how you look at her, though, Tan. And if I see it…”

How I look at her? What do you mean? Youve been here for ten minutesonly five of those shes been awake.

It only took me ten seconds. She picked up her soda and guzzled it again. My mind reeled. What the hell was she talking about?



Previous Books in the Series


Sentenced (Jaded Regret #1)
Available Now FREE on Kindle Unlimited


Snared (Jaded Regret #2)
Available Now FREE on Kindle Unlimited
Amazon US | Amazon UK | Amazon AU | Amazon CA




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L.L. Collins loves spending her days in the Florida sun with her husband and two boys, reading, and writing. LL has been writing since she was old enough to write. Always a story in her head, she finally decided to let the characters out made her lifelong dream of becoming an author come true in the self-publishing world. She’s the author of the Living Again Series and the Twisted Series, plus a new standalone, Back to the Drawing Board. Visit LL on her website, and on all social media. Look for more of her emotionally charged novels soon! 


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