“Stoned” Book Review/ Giveaway**

July 15, 2016 / 0 comments

“Stoned” Book Review/ Giveaway**Stoned by Mandi Beck
Published by Self-Published Genres: Contemporary Romance
Format: eARC
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“A rock star with no rhythm is a man with no soul.” – Stone Lockhart

As the lead singer of one of the hottest bands to hit the rock scene, fucks are free, drugs come easy, and music is life.
For as long as Stone can remember, Willow has been his music – the notes that weave his soul together.
His rhythm.
Until he threw her away.
All he has left is a handful of pills and a few lines of powder to make him forget her.
And he tries, over and over.

Clean and ready to make things right, he’s faced with the fact that Willow’s moved on. She’s not the same girl he cast aside. Willow’s a woman sure about her purpose in life. Sure about who she’s meant to love.
Stone may be lost without his rhythm, but Willow has found so much more

Angie’s Thoughts:

That quote alone sums up the whole book for me. If you’ve read Stoned you’ll understand. If not then what in the hell are you waiting for? Oh, the release! Well, make sure you buy this book and read it immediately. It’s one that you definitely won’t forget.

“My heart doesn’t beat in rhythm when you’re not around. I need you, to be me. I’m your rhythm, and you’re for damn sure mine.”

I can not put into words how much Stoned means to me. I felt Willow’s pain. I felt Stone’s dilemma when he had to choose. I cried with them. I was happy with them. I rooted for them together and separately. I saw the anguish and I felt like I was there experiencing it with them. The conflict. So. Many. Emotions. I was there. I was so invested in these characters, all the characters, that I felt sad and empty when the story was over.

We get to experience Stone’s and Willow’s story through their eyes. Their stories are different but quite the same. A love so strong that it turns bitter.

“Your words went from being my cure to being my curse.” Palms raised in surrender, “I’m not into your brand of voodoo anymore. Take care of yourself, Stone.”

I have to share one last quote with you so you know how funny Mandi Beck is. I think we all have that one friend that always makes you smile. I’m that friend and Pervy Perry is Willow’s. Lol

Stoned is a book you don’t want to put down. You can’t put it down until you’ve devoured every last beautiful word. You get so engrossed in it that you forget about everyone around you and concentrate on them.

“I’ll just live vicariously through you while I give my vaggie patch a vibing.”

This my first book by Mandi Beck. She’s freaking brilliant! I know at the end she said she was worried about finishing writing and publishing Stoned because of the triggers it may induce in some ppl and the backlash it may bring. I’m glad she did finish writing it. I’m glad the characters bugged the hell out of her until she gave in. To think I wouldn’t have read this beautiful book that gave me so many emotions is so devastating.

Mandi Beck is an author everyone needs to watch out for, not only is she brilliant but she has a way with words that leave you wanting more. It’s like making love with your first true love, you can’t get enough and keep coming back for more.

The Verdict:



Stoned is NOW LIVE!

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Willow isn’t a performer. She’s too honest and pure for that. She plays and sings with her heart. If she’s mad, she sings angry shit. Happy, she smiles throughout the whole damn song making you smile too. But I know the moment I hear the chords of “Over,” this set she’s working on is all me. She can’t see me in the corner here, but she sings for me nonetheless, and I feel every fucking word. Every last note as she pours her heart out. This is a Willow that was always reserved for me. She never wanted to be in the spotlight. We begged her to be in the band and not just help write the music, but she said no, over and over. But when it was just her and I, this was the Birdie I got. We would play for each other for hours, late into the night, sometimes it would lead to us fucking, and other times it was because we had just finished, our bodies sated, but our souls still full of passion and adrenaline. A naked Wills wearing nothing but a guitar is the most beautiful fucking sight in the world and just thinking about it now makes me hard.


“Stone? Babe? Wake up, I can’t sleep.” I can hear her but can’t make my eyes open to see her. The bed shifts and then dips. Willow straddling my lap has my eyes opening slowly, blinking the sleep away. I suck in a breath when I can finally focus. My beautiful Birdie is sitting astride me, completely naked except for her brand new custom Martin. Her fingers lovingly stroking over the fret board. “I wrote you a new song,” she whispers excitedly. Peering up at her, I can see the excitement on her face, the love in her whiskey-colored eyes. As she starts playing I shift. My bottom lip clamped between my teeth I gently tug the sheet lower down my legs inconspicuously. She begins singing and I feel a lightness wash over me. Her words like a balm on my now overly heated skin. Every time she opens her mouth, beauty pours from it, and I have the urge to fill her. Fill her any way that I can so that I can touch that music. Be her music the way she’s mine. Entranced, I watch as Willow falls into her zone, eyes closed, face intense in its peacefulness. As she hits the bridge, her voice raising an octave, I slip inside her. Pussy wet, always so wet when she gets like this, I thrust. Her eyes don’t open, but she softens, all of her relaxing into me. When I begin rocking back and forth, slowly, rhythmically in sync with the chords she plays, she falters for a beat. Gradually her eyes open, landing on mine just long enough for me to see all the love from moments ago turned to lust and a deep, needy want. She’s close. Thank fuck.

Careful to not bump the guitar, I slide my thumb to her clit and play her, same as she plays her Martin. Silently we make music together as her song envelopes us, breathier than before. I join in on the chorus, my raspy voice melding with hers as I fuck her, pushing us both over the edge.

Blissed out and with hands on her thighs, I smile wickedly, “Sing it for me again, Wills.”

I’m brought from my thoughts when Law elbows me. “Where’d you go, bro? You okay?” he whispers just as the song finishes and she takes a moment to sip from her mug. I’d bet money it was tea. She always drank tea to soothe her throat when she was serious about a session or we had a lot to work out in the studio.

“Yeah, man. Just thinking about Wills.” Shrugging sheepishly, I glance over at him before letting my gaze settle back on Willow. “I haven’t had to share her like this in forever, not even with you guys really. Not like this.” My voice is pitched low so that it doesn’t travel. “It’s fucking with my head a little. There’s never been a time that she wasn’t mine and that music wasn’t ours. Ya know?”

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About Mandi Beck

Writer, wife,mom, student and avid reader.

Mandi Beck has been an avid reader all of her life. A deep love for books always had her jotting down little stories on napkins, notebooks, and her hand. As an adult she was further submerged into the book world through book clubs and the epicness of social media. It was then that she graduated to writing her stories on her phone and then finally on a proper computer.

A nursing student, mother to two rambunctious and somewhat rotten boys, and stepmom to two great girls away at college, she shares her time with her husband in Chicago where she was born and raised. Mandi is a diehard hockey fan and blames the Blackhawks when her deadlines are not met.

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