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Chaz Jones’ life hasn’t been easy. Meltdown’s newest drummer doesn’t give a damn about anything except for his kit, his sticks and his throne. Music offers him a way out and he takes it, only to discover it isn’t enough. Nothing is ever enough. … Until Olivia Olivia Marshall had her dream job, her dream boyfriend, and her dream life. Then, in the blink of an eye, she di Chaz Jones’ life hasn’t been easy. Meltdown’s newest drummer doesn’t give a damn about anything except for his kit, his sticks and his throne. Music offers him a way out and he takes it, only to discover it isn’t enough. Nothing is ever enough. … Until Olivia Olivia Marshall had her dream job, her dream boyfriend, and her dream life. Then, in the blink of an eye, she discovered it was all a lie. She hit rock bottom. But then fate steps in, and music offers her a way back. She thinks it’s enough. … Until Chaz Together, they find their rhythm and begin to mend their shattered lives. Fate steps back in. This time, it’s not to save them… but to tear them apart.


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Chaz Jones’ life hasn’t been easy. Meltdown’s newest drummer doesn’t give a damn about anything except for his kit, his sticks and his throne. Music offers him a way out and he takes it, only to discover it isn’t enough. Nothing is ever enough. … Until Olivia Olivia Marshall had her dream job, her dream boyfriend, and her dream life. Then, in the blink of an eye, she di Chaz Jones’ life hasn’t been easy. Meltdown’s newest drummer doesn’t give a damn about anything except for his kit, his sticks and his throne. Music offers him a way out and he takes it, only to discover it isn’t enough. Nothing is ever enough. … Until Olivia Olivia Marshall had her dream job, her dream boyfriend, and her dream life. Then, in the blink of an eye, she discovered it was all a lie. She hit rock bottom. But then fate steps in, and music offers her a way back. She thinks it’s enough. … Until Chaz Together, they find their rhythm and begin to mend their shattered lives. Fate steps back in. This time, it’s not to save them… but to tear them apart.

30 review for Shattered Rhythm

  1. 5 out of 5

    Alecia (The Staircase Reader)

    5 STARS!!!! I loved Grant I adored Nash I am totally Obsessed with Chaz! Chaz and Olivia's story is my favorite in this series...so far. This series keeps getting better with each book! Shattered Rhythm is a story full of heartbreak and unanswered questions. Chaz's story isn't an easy one to read, but trust me when you get through all the grit and angst it is well worth it to see this man...FINALLY...find his happily ever after. Chaz's character was perfectly thought out. I always wondered why he wa 5 STARS!!!! I loved Grant I adored Nash I am totally Obsessed with Chaz! Chaz and Olivia's story is my favorite in this series...so far. This series keeps getting better with each book! Shattered Rhythm is a story full of heartbreak and unanswered questions. Chaz's story isn't an easy one to read, but trust me when you get through all the grit and angst it is well worth it to see this man...FINALLY...find his happily ever after. Chaz's character was perfectly thought out. I always wondered why he was such a grouch and shy he was so closed off and distrustful.....I never imagined his back story would be that traumatic. Holy hell, this is one fierce ride. Olivia is the new stand in road manager while Marcy has to look over her sick father. Olivia has her own slightly less traumatic back story that involve a member of the opposing band Meltdowns are touring with. Someone is out to sabotage the tour and maybe even harm a member of the Meltdowns. Trust me when I say....you Will not see this one coming! Freaking EPIC!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Karen

    I was thinking that this would be a simple rock and roll story of boy is rough rockstar and pitfalls of his lifestyle kind of thing....it's way more involved than that. I read until 3 am and still dreamt of the twists and turns. Chaz is no book boyfriend!! Olivia is a bit of a sicko for falling for damaged men. Chaz has a rough exterior but Olivia sees the hurting within. So if you want a truly interesting story and some romance then this is your story. It was something right to end. It reminded m I was thinking that this would be a simple rock and roll story of boy is rough rockstar and pitfalls of his lifestyle kind of thing....it's way more involved than that. I read until 3 am and still dreamt of the twists and turns. Chaz is no book boyfriend!! Olivia is a bit of a sicko for falling for damaged men. Chaz has a rough exterior but Olivia sees the hurting within. So if you want a truly interesting story and some romance then this is your story. It was something right to end. It reminded me of author, Olivia Cunning. Good stuff.

  3. 5 out of 5

    Stef - British Book Binge

    Right, not many people know this. But i do not like books about bands, rockstars, or famous people in general. I tend to be very choosy about the ones i read and I usually read them because my favourite authors have written them. I am so glad RB knows how to do them right! I knew Chaz would be my favourite in this series since we met his brooding arse. I love a good sullen, miserable bastard :) And the book certainly didn't disappoint. We see a whole new side to him in this book and although its Right, not many people know this. But i do not like books about bands, rockstars, or famous people in general. I tend to be very choosy about the ones i read and I usually read them because my favourite authors have written them. I am so glad RB knows how to do them right! I knew Chaz would be my favourite in this series since we met his brooding arse. I love a good sullen, miserable bastard :) And the book certainly didn't disappoint. We see a whole new side to him in this book and although its not all good he stays true to his character the whole time. The way he does and deals with things may not be the right way but he certainly does them his own way and has his reasons for his behaviour. But the most importantly is we find out why Chaz is like he is and we realise, he isn't as f*cked up as he should be, we see how strong he is and that is why Olivia is perfect for him. Olivia has decided to get back on the horse, since fate threw her a heartbreaking hand. And she doesn't find it easy. It seems fate still has more to throw her way. You have got to give it to the girl, she doesn't stay down for long and she definitely fights her way through life, she is a survivor and i think Chaz realises this soon after meeting her. So he does what Chaz does and pushes her. The sparks between these two kept me hooked from page one and I was engrossed. They have many challenges to face as a couple and as individuals and being with them on their journey was epic. I didn't want to stop reading. Alas my children needed to be fed so i put it down until they went to bed. This book will be a reread for me, i think it will be a book that i will get more out of each time i read it. Thanks RB for an amazing book! The effort and talent show on every page! So i am looking forward to Hank and Evans books. P.S I don't like Evan's wife.

  4. 4 out of 5

    ♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

  5. 4 out of 5

    Karen Hrdlicka

    WOW! I don't even know where to start. In the past two books, Chaz has been an bit of a jerk and an enigma; a part of the band but very much feeling like an outsider. A feeling he has felt most of his life. He took a hard hit at the end of Broken Lyric, sleeping with the enemy as it were. Once readers get a glimpse of Chaz's backstory, not only will they forgive his indiscretions but they will fall in love with the man behind the facade. Always appearing confident, once Chaz meets Olivia, all be WOW! I don't even know where to start. In the past two books, Chaz has been an bit of a jerk and an enigma; a part of the band but very much feeling like an outsider. A feeling he has felt most of his life. He took a hard hit at the end of Broken Lyric, sleeping with the enemy as it were. Once readers get a glimpse of Chaz's backstory, not only will they forgive his indiscretions but they will fall in love with the man behind the facade. Always appearing confident, once Chaz meets Olivia, all bets are off. Olivia's gone through hell and back in her own right. Once the best in her field, she is blindsided and flees the career she loves and loses so much more than just a job. After three years, she is given the opportunity to prove herself, but so much is not as it seems. Ms. Hilliard does an excellent job with the suspense aspect of this book. She digs back into the first two books and ties up loose ends that the reader didn't realize were hanging there waiting to be revisited. I was surprised by many of the twists in this book. The writing is tight, the storyline flows at an amazing pace and the sex scenes are scorching. I adore Ms. Hilliard's characters and am always happy to get updates on characters from previous books. If you have not read the first two books in the Meltdown series, DO IT NOW, because you don't want to miss out on this story

  6. 4 out of 5

    Coralee Corrigan

    Wow .omg. Beyond amazing read.loved Chaz and Olivia. It sucks u in from the beginning and keeps u going to the end of the book .i couldn’t put it down till I finished reading it

  7. 4 out of 5

    Brandy Roberts

    I legit love R.B Hillard her books always are refreshing , emotional , steamy , and with lovable characters . I love everyone of her stories but Shattered Rhythm has got to be my favorite which is some pretty tough competition , I'd suggest that you read the first two books in the Meltdown series before you began this one and if you haven't read her MMG series you really need to binge them because they are flipping amazing . I really didn't know how I was going to feel about Chaz because he was I legit love R.B Hillard her books always are refreshing , emotional , steamy , and with lovable characters . I love everyone of her stories but Shattered Rhythm has got to be my favorite which is some pretty tough competition , I'd suggest that you read the first two books in the Meltdown series before you began this one and if you haven't read her MMG series you really need to binge them because they are flipping amazing . I really didn't know how I was going to feel about Chaz because he was such a major D bag in the first two books but if any body can make a character that I didn't like to being one of the best heroes I've read this year it would Be R.B , I felt really bad for him at the end of Broken lyric and then again in this one it was beautiful to see the man under the facade he's funny , talented , cares about his band mates and the ladies that hold their hearts , one hell of a naughty man , and he's a drummer so the the cover is basically eye porn for me (wink) . I so adored Olivia everything about her is likable when we find out her backstory my heart hurt she's really good at her job beautiful on the inside / outside .Them as a couple is perfect and the way they flowed together was just right , Chaz and Olivia have both suffered in the past while over coming what happened becoming stronger , these two really burned up my kindle with such steamy sex scenes I felt like I was intruding at times . While getting to see how the past couples are doing we get to see some of the guys from LASH which is always pleasant . I can't wait to see whats to come for the secondary characters I'm so excited to see whats to come . copy provided for honest review  **************************************** hero=10 heroine=10 secondary characters=10 Chemistry=10 steam=9 romance= 7 humor= 8 darkness level= 6 action=5 mystery=6 enjoyment= 10 angst= 3 story line= 10 Story ending=10 character development= 10 pacing= 10 cover=10 stars=5 author= 10++++++++ would I recommend this book=yes would I re read this book= yes would I read future books by this author= yes yes yes hell yes

  8. 4 out of 5

    Ana Rita

    It's been a few months since the last time I had the chance to read a book from this lady and I was starting to get mad, lol. OK not mad mad but I missed her and after the last book ended the way it did I wanted answers. I needed to know what the hell happened. So, after a while here I was, again, super excited to start this book. I know that I must sound crazy but honestly I really don't care. R. B. Hilliard is the one to blame. Her writing is simple, pretty detailed, with lots of feelings into It's been a few months since the last time I had the chance to read a book from this lady and I was starting to get mad, lol. OK not mad mad but I missed her and after the last book ended the way it did I wanted answers. I needed to know what the hell happened. So, after a while here I was, again, super excited to start this book. I know that I must sound crazy but honestly I really don't care. R. B. Hilliard is the one to blame. Her writing is simple, pretty detailed, with lots of feelings into the mix. Her words have the ability to get your attention in a sec and that will make you want to read and read without stopping. Shattered Rhythm is the third book from the Meltdown series and you need to be ready for them. Oh boy... But before I tell you a little bit more about this story I need to tell you something. In order for you to understand this series you need to read all books in order. Things will happen that you need to know and that will make you see why this book was the way it was. This book explores the lifes of Chaz and Olivia. Chaz is the Meltdown drummer and not a very pleasant guy. He's always mad or upset with things and he's only happy when he's playing his music. But is behavior as a reason to be the way it is... After being severely betrayed he hit rock bottom but show must go on so... Olivia had it all, an amazing life completed with a fantastic job and a dream boyfriend until one day it all ended. Now she's struggling to get back on her feet but it's hard. One phone call from a friend will give her the push up she needed but... Once the book ended I was overwhelmed. I can't find a word to describe how I felt because it was blow after blow after blow but I really really loved it. This series is one of my favorite series of all times. The plot is superb, super engaging, very well written and left me anxious and nervous all at once. The interaction between the characters is intense, raw, funny, bumpy you name it but they will show you how to live real life. The way the story progressed left me wanting to keep reading and reading because we were hit with enigmas and troubles all the time and when I thought that I knew the cause of it bamm I would be stuck by another mystery. This book presented us with deceive, madness, craziness, betrayal, crime as well as friendship, true love, family and happiness. Nothing comes easly there for you need to keep fighting. R. B. Hilliard your one wicked lady... Wicked I tell you. You are becoming an expert in suspense. Jeez why make us suffer like that? You're lucky that I love you. Can't wait for more news from this amazing band. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book

  9. 5 out of 5

    Dawn Yacovetta

    After reading the first two in the series, I couldn't wait to read the third. This one, about Chaz, an enigmatic drummer, sarcastic angry man, and man-whore, was probably my favorite of the three. It was ugly and gritty, and it took me places I didn't want to go. It made me laugh and cry, made my stomach clench and my breath still. It was more intense than the others in that his life was more difficult, and how he escaped from the pain of his childhood and managed to keep any semblance of sanity After reading the first two in the series, I couldn't wait to read the third. This one, about Chaz, an enigmatic drummer, sarcastic angry man, and man-whore, was probably my favorite of the three. It was ugly and gritty, and it took me places I didn't want to go. It made me laugh and cry, made my stomach clench and my breath still. It was more intense than the others in that his life was more difficult, and how he escaped from the pain of his childhood and managed to keep any semblance of sanity is beyond the normal person's capacity. When Olivia steps in to become the band's road manager, she has her own demons to fight, the majority of them due to a previous involvement with the lead singer from another band while taking on a managerial job just like this. It isn't until she's on the road with the band that she discovers the one person she never expected to see again, along with his band, is tag-teaming with Meltdown while on the road. It doesn't help that she has the attention of Meltdown's drummer, Chaz, and that she is having more than a difficult time turning off the attraction she feels for him. As the story delved deeper into the psyches of these two characters, I found myself hurting for both of them, wanting them to find each other and heal each other, and hoping they would both escape their miserable existences in each other's arms. Once again, I was completely stumped by the mystery until the end of the book, and I'm finding this author has a remarkable way of taking the reader directions we never expected to go. The story, once again, is the major reason for the 4 star review as there is still a problem with grammar and spelling that should have been caught before publishing. Still, I am looking forward to Evan and Hank's stories with excitement and can't wait to see what mystery she brings this time.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Sara Oxton

    Shattered Rhythm by RB Hilliard a five-star read that will shatter your heart and build it back again. This is the third book in the Meltdown series, and be prepared to have tissues at the ready. You would be doing a disservice to yourself if you don’t read the series in order as its one you need in your life, RH Hilliard writes characters that you want to have a bonfire and beer with, you miss them when the story finishes and you wish you had more. Chaz Jones was someone I wasn’t so keen on whe Shattered Rhythm by RB Hilliard a five-star read that will shatter your heart and build it back again. This is the third book in the Meltdown series, and be prepared to have tissues at the ready. You would be doing a disservice to yourself if you don’t read the series in order as its one you need in your life, RH Hilliard writes characters that you want to have a bonfire and beer with, you miss them when the story finishes and you wish you had more. Chaz Jones was someone I wasn’t so keen on when we first met him in the Meltdown series but he came into his own in this book, we got to see the reasons why he is the way he is, his pig-headedness and his attitude it just made you fall a little harder for the hard-headed man behind the drum kit. Olivia Marshall has lost it all once, and when she has no other choices she has to decide, ask her folks for money or take a job that may just break her once and for all. Tour manager for Meltdown will mean getting back on the horse but that’s ok, they seem like good guys and it’s a job she can do in her sleep. Music has a way of bringing people together and helping ease past heartbreaks, but will Olivia ever be able to overcome hers. Together Olivia and Chaz make a great team and help each other overcome their pasts, together they will be able to save each other create a smoother rhythm for the band and all of their lives going forward. RH Hilliard you may have broken me with this one. I can’t wait for Hank and Evans books, what will happen with the pair of them. I really hope Evan gets his happily ever after, but I do wonder if his happily ever after will be with his wife or someone else. I can only hope Hank shows us his oher side like Chaz did in this amazing story.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Michelle Brace (Wicked Babes Blog Reviews)

    R.B. Hilliard has once again delivered an amazing installment in the Meltdown series. She finally answers some questions we have had about Chaz. We get to see why he is the way he has been in the other two books in this series. She has packed it with secrets, heartbreak, devastation, being able to see two people attempt to move on from the past, angst, a friendship bloom and so much more. Chaz and Olivia have a connection from the moment they meet but both have been burned in life and have a his R.B. Hilliard has once again delivered an amazing installment in the Meltdown series. She finally answers some questions we have had about Chaz. We get to see why he is the way he has been in the other two books in this series. She has packed it with secrets, heartbreak, devastation, being able to see two people attempt to move on from the past, angst, a friendship bloom and so much more. Chaz and Olivia have a connection from the moment they meet but both have been burned in life and have a history that keeps them from opening themselves up to others. I loved how we get to learn more and more about their pasts as the story goes on. You are left intrigued and eager to find out all their secrets and it kept me completely engrossed in the story. R.B. Hilliard did such a great job with this book and keeping the pace of the story perfect and the relationship that buds between Chaz and Olivia is one that is addicting and lets not forget the smoking hot sex. Whew. I highly recommend this series. It isn't all about the music but of course there is some and not all about the cheating rockstar the girl has to change, which is awesome. You are going to love it and the first two books. This series will become your next favorite and you will be hooked from the beginning.

  12. 5 out of 5

    Kim Brewing

    Chaz is the drummer of Meltdown and made a colossal mistake in the woman he chose to let into his bed, not his heart, just his bed. Always feeling like an outsider in the group, his relationship with Chelle certainly didn't help. Olivia had always dreamed of being a band manager and her first foray into the world almost destroyed her. Both these characters are carrying a boatload full of history. Can two broken people make a whole? Will three months on the road be all they're given? Or despite th Chaz is the drummer of Meltdown and made a colossal mistake in the woman he chose to let into his bed, not his heart, just his bed. Always feeling like an outsider in the group, his relationship with Chelle certainly didn't help. Olivia had always dreamed of being a band manager and her first foray into the world almost destroyed her. Both these characters are carrying a boatload full of history. Can two broken people make a whole? Will three months on the road be all they're given? Or despite their pasts, can they look forward to a great future? I really enjoyed this story. It moves at a great pace and the story sucks you in from page one. We keep getting pieces of the past as the pages turn and I couldn't read fast enough. I was surprised by a couple of different things in the story and I loved that!!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Mona Livsey

    Devastation, in one word, Devastation. Chaz’s life has been filled with devastation. Olivia’s life had been filled with devastation. And when they meet, it is as if devastation will be the only thing they will ever know. An absolutely heartbreaking story of two lives coming together to save one another. Meltdowns third in the Series is absolutely tragic. The Characters are well entrenched in this story, they are so very real as you delve into their live. I love how all the characters have grown with Devastation, in one word, Devastation. Chaz’s life has been filled with devastation. Olivia’s life had been filled with devastation. And when they meet, it is as if devastation will be the only thing they will ever know. An absolutely heartbreaking story of two lives coming together to save one another. Meltdowns third in the Series is absolutely tragic. The Characters are well entrenched in this story, they are so very real as you delve into their live. I love how all the characters have grown with each other throughout this series. An absolute must read for anyone who loves Rocker Romance with all the inherent twists and turns one comes to find in a great mystery. The roller coaster ride of emotions this book takes you through is amazing. And to think there is still more to com, Hot Damn!

  14. 4 out of 5

    Sandra Loves Reading

    Brilliant! You really need to have read books 1 and 2 to appreciate just what this book is all about. Chaz and Olivia. He's the broody, womanising and unpredictable drummer in Meltdown. She's the stand-in manager when Meltdown's manager has to step back temporarily. Olivia has now got where she wants to be and her life is looking good. As you delve back into their pasts, you see just how messed up they both are, and then realise that despite everything Chaz really is a nice guy. That came as a bit Brilliant! You really need to have read books 1 and 2 to appreciate just what this book is all about. Chaz and Olivia. He's the broody, womanising and unpredictable drummer in Meltdown. She's the stand-in manager when Meltdown's manager has to step back temporarily. Olivia has now got where she wants to be and her life is looking good. As you delve back into their pasts, you see just how messed up they both are, and then realise that despite everything Chaz really is a nice guy. That came as a bit of a shock. The plot is entirely unpredictable which is a total bonus and I found myself cheering them both on. There are lots of machinations going on everywhere and it all comes together perfectly at the end. Excellent reading!

  15. 5 out of 5

    Marta

    3.5⭐️

  16. 4 out of 5

    B. C. Booklover

    Great series I wasn't sure if I was going to like reading Chaz's story because, if you've read the other books, he was a real ass to just about everyone. He still is, but this book takes us to his past & shows some horrible things that Chaz had to deal with as a child which revealed something of why he is this way. Nevertheless, you can't help but love him & root for him to be the one to show Olivia that not all men will break her heart again. There were a few scenes that were so hysterically fun Great series I wasn't sure if I was going to like reading Chaz's story because, if you've read the other books, he was a real ass to just about everyone. He still is, but this book takes us to his past & shows some horrible things that Chaz had to deal with as a child which revealed something of why he is this way. Nevertheless, you can't help but love him & root for him to be the one to show Olivia that not all men will break her heart again. There were a few scenes that were so hysterically funny, I thought I wouldn't be able to stop laughing. Another good twisty, turny, suspenseful rocker love story. I have to say though, the cover picture was not appealing to me at all. The guy looked like a robot from the Terminator, not a real person. No offense to the cover model. I loved this book & would really like to see more about the Meltdown 'family' in the future, maybe with some kids & years thrown in.

  17. 5 out of 5

    Jaime Keener

    5/5: Secrets-Lies-Jealousy-Revenge and  Romance; This book has it all!! This book will definitely keep your interest from Chaz's cockiness, Olivia's love to the determination they have to get and keep what they want (when all things seem to be against them at every turn). All the pushing and pulling will keep you turning the pages as your heart breaks with all the secrets involved. Every book has been better than the last. Just when you think you have your favorite member RB makes it so the next 5/5: Secrets-Lies-Jealousy-Revenge and  Romance; This book has it all!! This book will definitely keep your interest from Chaz's cockiness, Olivia's love to the determination they have to get and keep what they want (when all things seem to be against them at every turn). All the pushing and pulling will keep you turning the pages as your heart breaks with all the secrets involved. Every book has been better than the last. Just when you think you have your favorite member RB makes it so the next stands out even more. I was a huge Nash fan and now Chaz has won me over. This is the best book of this series! Go and buy them all today, you will not regret it.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Roxs Reads

    Shattered Rhythm is definitely my favorite of The Meltdown series and has earned 5 stars from me because it is an amazing story that has so many elements. Drama, suspense, mystery, shock, suspense, steamy and sometimes playful romance and it captures the true nature of human beings. Greed, jealousy, love, anger, pain; they are all part of this story. The Meltdown Series by RB Hilliard has been and continues to be a favorite rock band series for me. All the band members have their own struggles a Shattered Rhythm is definitely my favorite of The Meltdown series and has earned 5 stars from me because it is an amazing story that has so many elements. Drama, suspense, mystery, shock, suspense, steamy and sometimes playful romance and it captures the true nature of human beings. Greed, jealousy, love, anger, pain; they are all part of this story. The Meltdown Series by RB Hilliard has been and continues to be a favorite rock band series for me. All the band members have their own struggles and have led interesting and colorful pasts. So far, we have seen two of them be tamed by strong women who have added a great dynamic to the series. In Shattered Rhythm, it is Chaz’s turn to shine. Time for all of us to learn what makes this brooding, grumpy pants drummer tick and see if he can be tamed. The band, Meltdown, has had a rough go over the past few years. A greedy manager and a crazy ex-girlfriend (if you can call her that) cause havoc at every turn. This is where the fun begins and RB gets creative. The storyline makes you laugh, makes you shake your head, and makes you love every one of the characters. The craziness continues with book 3 where Chaz has become the target but everyone is threatened, no one is safe. Trying to figure out who is after Chaz and the band is half the fun. The other half is watching the relationship between Chaz and Olivia evolve. Chaz is a newcomer to the band. Through tragic circumstances, the band’s original drummer passes away—you can read about that in the first book. Chaz has the talent and is up to the task but his sulking attitude keeps him from really bonding with the boys. He’d love to show them more of what he has to offer but breaking through that barrier has proved to be tough and brings out the worst in Chaz. Loyalties are tested, friendships strained while the fate of the band comes into question once again. Suffering silently over the events of his childhood, Chaz’s demons come back to haunt him. Someone is out to get him but who and why? Memories of that terrible time bring out the brooding, untrusting spirit in Chaz but new road manager Olivia sees through all the roughness and sees a man who is worth the trouble and with so much love to give. Can Olivia break through Chaz’s walls and save him from himself? The first time Chaz’s eyes land on Olivia, he isn’t sure what to think, isn’t sure what hit him. She is a hot mess and he likes it, likes how his body reacts to her. He doesn’t understand it but he likes it. He has never been in a committed relationship but she makes him want to try. One thing stands in his way, can he possibly get out of his head long enough to treat her with the respect she deserves instead of pushing her away with his harsh words, trigger temper and overall bad attitude? Chaz is the bad boy drummer you want to hate but can’t. He has overcome so much but still holds so much in. Olivia doesn’t show pity, she shows and feels love. Watching her start to care for Chaz and help him come back to a world where he feels he is worthy was heart-wrenching. Tears were in my eyes many times. Both Chaz and Olivia have endured some of the hardest things humans could be forced to endure and they both broke my heart into a million pieces. RB does an excellent job of keeping it real, bringing us into the moment with the characters so we can feel the pain first hand before we start to heal along with the characters. RB has also done an excellent job of filling in the holes that might be there if you haven’t read the first two books in this series. She catches you up so you’re not lost but of course, your reading pleasure will be enhanced if you start with books 1 and 2, Fractured Beat and Broken Lyric. I highly recommend this author and most especially recommend this series. RB does the rockband storyline so well. She fractures, breaks and shatters your heart but rest assured, she knows how to put you back together again in the best way possible.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Kerry Fletcher

    I Bloody knew it!!! I knew he'd be my fave! I love a moody brooding grumpy arse hottie and Chaz Jones wrote the rule book on that! I love him!! Chaz is still angry and hurting from recent events. He feels responsible for what happened to his friends. He doesn't have many and it makes him feel worse that he should have seen what his ex was up to. He's not sure if he's going to continue being in Meltdown even though it's everything he ever wanted. The group manages to get him back in to record thei I Bloody knew it!!! I knew he'd be my fave! I love a moody brooding grumpy arse hottie and Chaz Jones wrote the rule book on that! I love him!! Chaz is still angry and hurting from recent events. He feels responsible for what happened to his friends. He doesn't have many and it makes him feel worse that he should have seen what his ex was up to. He's not sure if he's going to continue being in Meltdown even though it's everything he ever wanted. The group manages to get him back in to record their latest album and do a small tour. Olivia is at the end of the line. Having give up her career years ago after a traumatic event and a non disclosure agreement she's now out of money and in danger of having to move home with her parents. A call from an old colleague comes out of the blue with a job offer. Can she go back to what she used to do and risk her sanity she's worked so hard to keep? When Chaz meets her he thinks she's a hot mess he has no intention of having anything to do with. When Olivia meets him the warning to ignore him rings loud in her ears. But attraction can never be accounted for and they find themselves drawn together. Oh my god Chaz just stole my heart! Honest to goodness reached in my chest and like a thief in the night ran off with it for good! I loved him. All through the series you knew there was something major going on behind the snarky comments and scathing insults. This book starts of with a teaser of what happened to him. There's little bits revealed more and more throughout the story and making you think that more happened but nothing sure. Then BOOM 65% in my heart cracked wide open for him. There were snotty tears at this point when you realize exactly what he's hidden. But just like in this story he refuses to be anyone's victim and won't take your pity! I know that sounds odd that a fictional character won't take your pity as a reader but he really doesn't! He stays the same character throughout. I think that's a great tribute to the writing of this author. She makes you break for him but he's so strong you can only sit back and be angry on his behalf and be proud of the man he is. Even if he's a little messed up. The storyline kept my attention from word 1. The flow and pace of the story was absolutely perfect. I loved the ups and downs and also the humor written in which helps break the heavier subjects. Olivia was perfect for Chaz. She gave him back as good he gave. Her first meeting with the band and their dog sealed the deal for me loving her. I loved how she just seemed to fit. Like she should have been there from the start. She's so outwardly confident even after the things she's been through and is dealing with that you melt a little for her at her inner insecure monologue. Perfect together they balance each other out and i loved how passionate they both were. The steamy scenes were exactly that! Pheewwww *gets a little hot around the collar*! It was also great to see the rest of the band and catch up with them. I'm really apprehensive with Evan and what he has going on though so i'm impatiently gonna wait for that one! Loved this book. Loved this series. Love this author. Highly recommend! A is for Alpha B is for Books

  20. 5 out of 5

    Miranda Knight

    Chaz Jones has not had an easy life. His stepfather abused him in a multitude of ways that has left permanent scars on him both physically and emotionally. He keeps everyone at arms length including his new band mates. Chaz was just hired by Meltdown to be their new drummer after their previous drummer was fired for his drug addiction. Chaz feels like the outsider of the group--which in a way he is. Meltdown has been together for years. Grant and Nash started the band with Luke and Dave coming s Chaz Jones has not had an easy life. His stepfather abused him in a multitude of ways that has left permanent scars on him both physically and emotionally. He keeps everyone at arms length including his new band mates. Chaz was just hired by Meltdown to be their new drummer after their previous drummer was fired for his drug addiction. Chaz feels like the outsider of the group--which in a way he is. Meltdown has been together for years. Grant and Nash started the band with Luke and Dave coming shortly thereafter. But the band has been in turmoil. It seems that after Grant fixed the record label issue by all of them buying out part of the label, Nash being kidnapped,  Luke's death, and Grant's stalker behind bars--the band is starting to come together with the addition of Evan, the new keyboardist. Chaz's role in Grant's stalker has left him without--he can no longer write or down himself in music. His escape. Now, the band is going on tour--but their manager is having family issues. Her father is dying so she needs someone to replace her as band manager. Olivia Marshall walked away from the music scene for a reason--it completely shattered her. At one point, she thought she had everything--a dream job, a terrific man, and traveling around the world with both. But that was all taken away from her. Olivia was in love with the lead singer of Indigo Road, Sander. Only Olivia wasn't the only person that Sander was having sex with--the lead guitarist Gio. The band's manager Frank fired Olivia when he found out that she was pregnant with Sander's baby. Olivia's world was shattered even more when she lost the baby at seven months. She fell into drugs, alcohol, and depression for months, almost years. Now, she is managing another band--Meltdown. Chaz Jones makes her panties melt. She is determined not to repeat the past. Chaz keeps pursuing her. She keeps letting him in, at first only emotionally then physically. They both heal each other. Until Olivia is kidnapped. It takes every member of Meltdown's security staff to find her. And find out who has been sending emails and texts to the previous owner of the record label. Can Chaz open himself up to another woman claiming his heart? Will they find Olivia before the kidnapper kills her just to further hurt Chaz? Will Meltdown ever be able to outrun their demons? Can Chaz find his rhythm again to write music and find his escape?

  21. 5 out of 5

    Jennifer - You Can't Resista Dirty Book

    Shattered Rhythm, book 3 in the Meltdown series. We have had the Lead Singer, the Guitarist, and now we get the Drummer. You may remember Chaz, he is moody, broody and always on the outskirts of the band. Brought in as a replacement when they lost Dale, he feels he has never been fully accepted into the fold. He also doesn’t make it easy for you to like him. He tends to speak his mind and doesn’t care if he hurts your feelings. Chaz’s comeback to the band so far has gone without a hitch and with Shattered Rhythm, book 3 in the Meltdown series. We have had the Lead Singer, the Guitarist, and now we get the Drummer. You may remember Chaz, he is moody, broody and always on the outskirts of the band. Brought in as a replacement when they lost Dale, he feels he has never been fully accepted into the fold. He also doesn’t make it easy for you to like him. He tends to speak his mind and doesn’t care if he hurts your feelings. Chaz’s comeback to the band so far has gone without a hitch and with the tour looming he just hopes that lady luck stays on his side. But as always with the Meltdown boys something sinister lurks around the corner. Olivia has had a rough time in her life. She walked away from a career she loved and has been struggling to cope with her tragedy. When she is offered the chance to become tour manager for Meltdown she is unsure what to do, she is desperate and on the verge of losing her shirt but is all the trouble that comes with this band worth it? In the end she doesn’t have a choice. She is a fighter; a survivor and she refuse to go backwards. Chaz and Olivia’s attraction to one another hits like lightning. For Chaz there is just something about Olivia that piques his interest. I wonder does he recognise the pain she has suffered as it mirrors his own. Olivia doe not want any complications, that is how she got into her current predicament. She has been warned off Chaz, and ignores him in the beginning but that doesn’t last very long and soon they are as thick as thieves. Their relationship grows and evolves, Olivia is perfect for Chaz, she doesn’t take his crap but is prepared to go to battle for him at the drop of a hat. Chaz must learn self-control, he is quick to react and make assumptions, and if he continues to do so could lose the one good thing in his life. Olivia gives Chaz a strength he didn’t realise he needed. She supports and holds him up and when he finally comes clean about his past, he does not give him the reaction he expects, in fact she completely blows him away. This book will bring a tear to your eye. It is highly emotionally charged, and the characters are so loveable that you can ultimately feel their pain. Another stunning and gripping instalment by R B Hillard, kept me up into the wee hours of the morning just to finish it.

  22. 4 out of 5

    Love N. Books

    Pet’s $0.02 I’m a little bit in love with Chaz. Any man who can piss off so many people without really even trying has got to have a gripping backstory. With Chaz you get someone who is funny and can be incredibly sweet but who irritates the Hell out of so many people you knew it was going to be good. As I said…I kind of have a soft spot for Chaz. Personally, I think he’s never been treated fairly by the rest of the band. Honestly, they never even gave him a chance. He’s not a saint by any means, b Pet’s $0.02 I’m a little bit in love with Chaz. Any man who can piss off so many people without really even trying has got to have a gripping backstory. With Chaz you get someone who is funny and can be incredibly sweet but who irritates the Hell out of so many people you knew it was going to be good. As I said…I kind of have a soft spot for Chaz. Personally, I think he’s never been treated fairly by the rest of the band. Honestly, they never even gave him a chance. He’s not a saint by any means, but damn, some of their shit is just harsh. And, while he doesn’t just sit back and take it, he gives back as good as he gets, he doesn’t call the guys out on their bullshit until this book…and I love that he finally did. Those guys are a bunch of fucking hypocrites…that’s all I’m saying. Olivia was a woman I could support. I so wanted her to spill on what was in that non-disclosure agreement. Could not wait to find out what they were hiding and I was not disappointed when I finally found out what it was. Even with all the baggage that wrecked her life as a road manager for another band she still did her job with professionalism and class. I also liked that she was the only one who took the time to listen to Chaz and see something behind the asshole persona. The rest of the guys should have been the first to see something was wrong with Chaz since they had known him longer…but it took someone from outside to see that stuff was seriously messed up with him. One thing I appreciate with this series is that each book has its own separate mystery you will be trying to figure out but that is still connected in some way to all the crap that’s been happening to the rest of the guys. And each mystery is done really well. There aren’t any holes I could find in the plots. The resolutions seem plausible and Hilliard does a good job of keeping the suspense going from beginning to end. I’m sad that Evan’s, which is the next book, will be the last in the series because I truly enjoy getting lost in every single one of them.

  23. 5 out of 5

    Kristina Montigny

    Gaahh!!! This book was freaking amazeballs. There was soo much that happened in this book. It's packed with so much drama and cray cray, my head was reeling! Let's start off with Chaz. Broody, sexy, definitely effed up, drummer boy...man. From the other books, I wasn't quite sure what to think of him. So when I got my hands on this, I was so happy to finally hear his story. And oh what a story it was! When his story finally comes out, I wanted to scream for him. I finally understood why he was t Gaahh!!! This book was freaking amazeballs. There was soo much that happened in this book. It's packed with so much drama and cray cray, my head was reeling! Let's start off with Chaz. Broody, sexy, definitely effed up, drummer boy...man. From the other books, I wasn't quite sure what to think of him. So when I got my hands on this, I was so happy to finally hear his story. And oh what a story it was! When his story finally comes out, I wanted to scream for him. I finally understood why he was the way he was. It was pretty heartwrenching and just downright awful! I was happy that Olivia stepped into his life when she did. Olivia had her own demons to battle. Her own secrets to share. I was definitely not expecting the secrets that she finally spilled, to be what they were. They too were, gut-wrenching and a bit shocking as well. Honestly, Olivia and Chaz were made for each other. I was so happy the two had found each other, although that shiz-storm they went through to get to that point was nucking futs! So on top of all these crazy secrets from Chaz and his Hot mess, we find out even more crazy shiz and betrayal and it's like, what in the actual fudge? We get new info that finally comes out, and it seems as if things were not as they seemed in the previous books and there were some loose ends tied up in this book. It was pretty messed up and again heartbreaking, and for a bit there, I was thinking this band must be cursed! This author for sure knows how to weave a story and I cannot wait to read about Evan. I have to say, his story has got me soo curious and I know it'll be just as amazeballs as the rest. And poor Hank, that man deserves his happy ending and I can't wait until he finds it as well! So ready for the next book Ms. Hilliard! BOOMSHAKALAKA #B2BKristina

  24. 5 out of 5

    Pam

    Chaz has stuck out throughout the series and not really in a good way. He has seemed to always be difficult and not really getting along with the other members of the team. It was certainly time for his book and we needed to see the man behind the persona. I never expected the soft side that comes to light when he meets Olivia. The more I got to know and understand him, the more I liked his character and could understand some of the things he had done. Olivia is no stranger to the world of Music Chaz has stuck out throughout the series and not really in a good way. He has seemed to always be difficult and not really getting along with the other members of the team. It was certainly time for his book and we needed to see the man behind the persona. I never expected the soft side that comes to light when he meets Olivia. The more I got to know and understand him, the more I liked his character and could understand some of the things he had done. Olivia is no stranger to the world of Music and Tours as she was once a Tour Manager for a band. That is how she managed to fall into this temporary position when she needed it the most. Fighting to keep her life in order and not have to run back to her family once again. A little nervous but a lot of determination she jumps in. Only to be knocked down time and time again in one way or another. She doesn't give up easily though. Fighting hard against her instant attraction to Chaz as she has been there done that. Slowly though she gets to see more and more of the real Chaz and it becomes harder and harder to stay away. Will Meltdown survive the craziness around this last leg of the tour? Will they find out who is out to take them down before it is too late? Will Chaz and Olivia find love? Or will it all fall apart in the end? Ms. Hilliard does a great job of finishing off this series. The band members have clearly had their issues but watching them truly become more than band members and become friends who have each others backs. A forming of a new family of sorts. Wanting to help make each others lives better. I am excited to see what she will bring us next. *** Advanced copy provided in exchange for an honest review. ***

  25. 5 out of 5

    Serena Worker

    Chaz lost his rhythm once before, with what happened in his past, only this time he could control it, he missed the life and music, so he was going back to the band. Oliva is at rock bottom and going to have to move back to her parents until she gets a call from Marcy to help her manage Meltdown for a while, with what happened last time she managed a band she didn’t want to go back, but she really had no choice she needed the money. Oliva was warned away from Chaz and told he was trouble but when Chaz lost his rhythm once before, with what happened in his past, only this time he could control it, he missed the life and music, so he was going back to the band. Oliva is at rock bottom and going to have to move back to her parents until she gets a call from Marcy to help her manage Meltdown for a while, with what happened last time she managed a band she didn’t want to go back, but she really had no choice she needed the money. Oliva was warned away from Chaz and told he was trouble but when she saw him she knew she was in trouble. Chaz thought everything was broken after what happened with Chelle, but one look at Oliva he knows it’s not, but there’s nothing he can do. They both want to know the others, secrets, but when Chaz hears that Sander is talking to Olivia he remembers the fear in her eyes and decides to help her, although it works Olivia wasn’t as grateful as he thought she would be. While talking to Sander, she realised that he may not have known what happened when she left, and then Chaz turned up, and she didn’t think about Sander, but she knew after that kiss that Chaz could destroy her. Chaz knows he wants Olivia, nothing will stop him, not what she has told him about what happened with Sander not the pictures he’s been receiving, until he hears something that chances everything. Olivia decides she’s going to close the past with Sander, and, wants to see what her and Chaz have even if it is nothing, but is she too late. With both of them being burnt in the past can they get over their trust issues to make it work.

  26. 4 out of 5

    Rebecca

    Meh. I think I actually started reading the first book in this series but stopped because it had similar problems as this one. Or I just got bored of reading it. There's too much. I thought the book was almost over, but I was only 40% in! Chaz and Olivia both had secrets, and then there were multiple people out to get them in various ways. I just kept being like...is this still going?! Also, Chaz was not okay when they first got together. I don't know if he apologized, but he kept saying it was Meh. I think I actually started reading the first book in this series but stopped because it had similar problems as this one. Or I just got bored of reading it. There's too much. I thought the book was almost over, but I was only 40% in! Chaz and Olivia both had secrets, and then there were multiple people out to get them in various ways. I just kept being like...is this still going?! Also, Chaz was not okay when they first got together. I don't know if he apologized, but he kept saying it was because he just didn't know how to do this. ?? I'm sorry that a grown ass man doesn't know not to get extremely angry and jealous and sort of violent when his girl is talking to another guy. I can't remember specifics (because it was so early in this crazy book), but there were some VERY red flags throughout this book. I guess we are meant to think they are just so good together because she understands his outbursts...but no. Not okay, Chaz!!! As for all the other insanity, I just don't know. I didn't read the second book at all, but apparently, there was a lot of attempted murder and kidnapping. I can't say I didn't like this book at all because I definitely stuck around to finish it. I just think the whole series could have used some editing to the all around plot. Like, does everyone really need to betray EVERYONE except for the members of the band? (But also, I think Chaz would actually not fall under that umbrella given what happened in the last book.) It was just too too much even if it kept me reading.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nicola Adams

    Series favourite! This is the third book in the Meltdown series that follows a rock band on tour. The story begins a month after Broken Lyric ends with the band trying to move past the nightmare that nearly ended Rowan's life. Chaz has walked away from his life with the band and is trying to come to terms with what has happened. He's angry, hurt and messed up but makes the decision to go back. Olivia has her own past she's trying to escape and an unexpected phone call throws her straight back into Series favourite! This is the third book in the Meltdown series that follows a rock band on tour. The story begins a month after Broken Lyric ends with the band trying to move past the nightmare that nearly ended Rowan's life. Chaz has walked away from his life with the band and is trying to come to terms with what has happened. He's angry, hurt and messed up but makes the decision to go back. Olivia has her own past she's trying to escape and an unexpected phone call throws her straight back into the life she never wanted to be part of again. There is an instant attraction between the two and despite being warned off Chaz she just can't keep away. Olivia is a perfect match for a moody Chaz. She's tolerant and accepting but doesn't put up with any crap while Chaz is protective, giving and understanding. The book is fast-paced and full of twists. Just when you think you know which way the story is going it surprises you. It's really hard to put down and kept me awake well into the early hours. There is some heart breaking moments as the couple work through their issues and come to terms with their pasts. It brings them closer together instead of tearing them apart. There is also a lot of humour that balances out the more serious stuff. I loved the road trip that Chaz and Sampson share. Overall I loved it, I love the whole series but I think this one is my favourite. Would definitely recommend to those who love romance mixed with suspense and a few hot guys thrown in for good measure!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Rhonda Hicks

    After Chelle had killed poisoned Rowan, killed Connor and then tried to kill Mallory in Book 2, "Broken Lyrics", Chaz left the band. Betrayed, humiliated and feeling used, he had lied to everyone in the band about being with Chelle and then had it thrown back in his face because she was so obsessed with Grant. He had lost his internal rhythm and needed answers before he could be free again. Now Grant's given him a choice, be in Austin in two days to finish recording the album before the tour lau After Chelle had killed poisoned Rowan, killed Connor and then tried to kill Mallory in Book 2, "Broken Lyrics", Chaz left the band. Betrayed, humiliated and feeling used, he had lied to everyone in the band about being with Chelle and then had it thrown back in his face because she was so obsessed with Grant. He had lost his internal rhythm and needed answers before he could be free again. Now Grant's given him a choice, be in Austin in two days to finish recording the album before the tour launches or he's out and they really want him back in the band. Olivia was once road manager to another band until everything she'd worked for was ripped away and she went into a death-defying downward spiral that she barely survived. Now three years later, completely broke and with no other choice, when her friend Marcy calls explaining Meltdown needs a Road Manager for three and a half months, Olivia has no choice. She accepts. And OMG!!! If you thought the first two books were good, wait until you read this one! Chaz has gone through hell and back. Olivia has been pulled in the middle of a cyclone she wasn't expecting. The band thought their troubles were behind them and then WHAM!! R.B. Hilliard has taken this storyline and characters and completely embeds them into a reality you have no problem following or relating to. Your heart will break and soar when you get to know Chaz and Olivia.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kimberly

    Best Meltdown of them all I’m not going to lie, I love everything RB Hillard has written so far, but after seeing Chaz in the first two Meltdown books I was thinking what an asshat! Through both of books one and two I honestly kind of expected Chaz to turn out to have some secret evil plan and he was just playing them all. Or...he really was just a big jackass. Either way, But I couldn’t imagine his story being one I could get into. I was WRONG! In fact...and this shocks the hell out of me to ad Best Meltdown of them all I’m not going to lie, I love everything RB Hillard has written so far, but after seeing Chaz in the first two Meltdown books I was thinking what an asshat! Through both of books one and two I honestly kind of expected Chaz to turn out to have some secret evil plan and he was just playing them all. Or...he really was just a big jackass. Either way, But I couldn’t imagine his story being one I could get into. I was WRONG! In fact...and this shocks the hell out of me to admit, but I was TOTALLY COMPLETELY WRONG. Chaz’s story turned out to be my favorite of the three Meltdown books. Chaz is a hard one to understand and love. But just like an onion he has many many layers and once he meets Olivia who has her own past hurts, he begins to open up and revel himself. I won’t give the good stuff away, although I can say without a doubt there was a lot of good stuff...but what I will say is that I found out I really liked Chaz a great deal. While he is often sarcastic and sometimes caustic in his words or actions he also has so much inside of him that is lovable and admirable. You see him from a new view and realize that it takes a very strong person to walk in his shoes and an even stronger woman to be by his side. This one was amazing RB Hillard... you wrote him perfectly.

  30. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer Pierson

    Oh R.B. Hilliard, you brilliant author, this story is now my favorite, and that's saying something since I LOVE EVERY amazing piece of goodness that you put out! I'm highly addicted to the Meltdown series, with Shattered Rhythm being the third book, which is Chaz & Olivia's story. Now, there is so much going on, that I'm going to just say if you need a description, read the blurb, because I'm just going off of my feelings. Chaz has been a quiet tortured soul that I wanted to know what made him t Oh R.B. Hilliard, you brilliant author, this story is now my favorite, and that's saying something since I LOVE EVERY amazing piece of goodness that you put out! I'm highly addicted to the Meltdown series, with Shattered Rhythm being the third book, which is Chaz & Olivia's story. Now, there is so much going on, that I'm going to just say if you need a description, read the blurb, because I'm just going off of my feelings. Chaz has been a quiet tortured soul that I wanted to know what made him tick for some time, and boy when I got my wish, it nearly brought me to my knees. And Olivia has her own past demons, although not quite as heartbreaking as Chaz. So here's my warning, the angst levels are off the charts emotional, & I found my eyes leaking more than once despite my normal toughness. And as they start to fix their shattered lives, fate cruelly steps in to really throw them for a loop, which I never saw coming, & the f-bombs flew out of my mouth very loudly over & over again. This storyline sucked me in from the beginning, while keeping me glued to my seat until the end with heart pounding, & emotions on my sleeve. I LOVE this fabulous author, and cannot wait for more, so I HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!

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