May 05

Head Tripped by Nicole Archer Review


4.5 Smooches

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Violinist Effie Murphy moved to New York to pick up the pieces of her life. After six months, she’s still broken, not to mention flat broke. But everything changes one weird night, when she meets Elias, the lead of one of the hottest bands in the world. Except, she doesn’t know that. She also doesn’t know he’s leaving the country soon.

Elias hates life in the spotlight. So when he meets Effie at a random party, he pretends to be an unemployed deadbeat. Why not? He’ll never see her again. Except, he can’t stop thinking about the wild woman who helped him write songs that night.

*Erotic content and adult language. Not for readers under 18.

Head-Tripped is the second book in the Ad Agency Series and can be read as a standalone. However, it’s a more fluid experience to start with Book 1, since many of Road-Tripped’s characters are threaded into this book


Effie is a struggling violinist who is trying to pick up the pieces of her life but it isn’t going well and being flat broke on top of that isn’t helping. But everything changes when one night she meets Elias, someone she thinks is struggling just as much as her but as it turns out that’s not quite true…. in fact he is a member of one of the hottest bands in the world. What will happen when their worlds collide? When Effie finds out the truth? And will they both be able to realise what they have in each other and not let obstacles stand in the way of their HEA. 

“If you love someone, you must love all of them. Even the dark parts – the craters of the moon.”

This was a interesting, quirky, romantic, funny and refreshingly real romance with hero’s and heroine’s who both have demons. 

“This wasn’t going to last. Bliss never lasted – it disappeared in an instant.”

I really loved Effie! She was so real and honest. It was refreshing to read about a heroine who is not perfect. Effie had real demons and issues and was struggling with trying to get back on her feet. Despite this her strength and determination to get back on her feet was admirable and I was really rooting for her. Elias was also a really likeable character. He was going through his own struggles but his obvious adoration of Effie was so sweet to read about and was really swoon worthy to read about. I honestly think they matched each other perfectly and could help mend each others broken pieces. 

‘”I know this sucks to hear, but if he can’t deal with your past, then he can’t deal with your future. That’s not love, Eff. That’s conditonal. Real love heals and forgives.”‘

The story was really easy to read because the characters felt so real and had personalities you easily connected with and fell in love with. We have a real, interesting, beautiful read of two people both struggling in their own way and both needing help to move on and get back to their happy selves. The plot really is about following Effie and Elias on the journey of their relationship and their recovery- we of course have drama and obstacles and I both laughed and cried throughout the book which I really liked because in the darkness you need light to help balance it out. 

“Making music, making love, and making each other laugh—life with his half orange was pretty damn sweet.”

Really captivating, beautiful characters and a real, honest and sometimes hard story about a two people trying to find their way and build a relationship with each other. 



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