Manaconda (Hammered # 1)

By Cari Quinn & Taryn Elliott

BR Manaconda


My name is Hunter Jordan, lead singer of Hammered and no, I didn’t name my c*ck Manaconda.
Rolling Stone did. 
On the front cover of their damn magazine. 
I still haven’t lived it down. And now our record label wants to maximize the frenzy. 
So, I have a brand new PR person–Kennedy McManus. 
And she’s making me insane. 
I don’t know whether to ignore her, yell at her, or push her up against the wall and kiss her smart mouth shut. 
I ended up kissing her. 
Come on, I mentioned how exasperating she was, right? 
That’s when it blew up in both our faces. 
Now, the tabloids think she’s my girlfriend. My record label would rather have me remain the single manwhore of the ages. 
Kennedy thinks I’m the manwhore anyway. She wants me for a quick fling and nothing more. 
I just want Kennedy. 
Man, I’m so screwed. 


Hunter is currently the most popular man in the world thanks to a Rolling Stone photo shoot.  His band, Hammered, is reaping the rewards of his popularity with increased record and concert ticket sales, even if his bandmates are a little bitter about the media coverage being so focused on Hunter and what’s in his pants rather than their new album.  Kennedy is sent by their label to handle the PR during the release week for Hammered’s new album and to help the band capitalise on the current publicity.

Even though I only finished this book yesterday, I have to admit that I’m having trouble remembering it.  I know I somewhat enjoyed it, but I did find it a bit flat at some points.  I was quite surprised that within five minutes of meeting, Hunter and Kennedy were almost going at it, especially since I didn’t really get a sense of any chemistry between them at the beginning.  It was a case of “Oh, we’re stuck in here together and have nowhere to go?  Let’s make out.”.  MANACONDA is told in dual POVs, is part of a series and ends in a cliffhanger, which is to be continued on January 26th if the notation at the end of the story is correct.  With tensions running high in the band and an ex-girlfriend out to cause trouble to promote her own agenda, it will be interesting to see what happens next.

Manaconda (Hammered #1)

My Rating:  3 Hearts 1/2

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