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Rivals

By: Piper Lawson
Narrated by: Teddy Hamilton,Rose Dioro
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Publisher's Summary

When the biggest rock star in the world invited me into his home, there was one rule:

Don’t touch his daughter.

For a kid from the wrong side of the tracks with no future, the offer should have been a dream come true.

Classy new digs.

A fancy prep school.

Someone who cares what happens to me.

Except for that rule.

The rich pricks at my new school worship me. I couldn’t care less.

She's the one person who makes me feel worthwhile.

I want to save her from the turmoil eating up her picture-perfect world.

But she thinks I’m her rival: for her friends, her future, her father’s love.

I should keep my distance.

Avoid rescuing her from the assholes at school.

Definitely pretend I can’t see in her bedroom window from the pool house.

There are only two obsessions my life—music…and her.

All I have is my talent to set me free.

But my future will burn if I can’t stay away.

Rivals is an epic, angsty romance featuring two people from opposite sides of the track forced together by a forbidden love that could cost them everything. Listen today and find out if the damaged boy in the pool house can be the happily ever after she’s looking for!

Note: If you have previously listened to A Love Song for Liars, A Love Song for Rebels, and a Love Song for Dreamers, the new Rivals book also contains an extended epilogue short story.

©2022 Piper Lawson (P)2022 Piper Lawson

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Love Tyler & Annie!

I absolutely adored both Tyler and Annie in this story. Annie’s father is a famous rock star and he lets Tyler move into the pool house to finish school and be his mentor. Tyler’s dream is music and Annie’s is too, just a bit different paths.

The story starts after Tyler has been living in their pool house for awhile and the tension between Tyler & Annie is just perfection.

The timeline is over quite a few years and plenty of ups and downs. When they’re together, it’s obvious they’re meant for each other. My only complaint is the length of it all. It could have been shorter.

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Beautiful emotional ride

Tyler and Annie - these two were attracted like magnets and it was a beautifully, angsty and emotional road to the end. What happens when you meet the right person at the wrong time!?! The story was definitely worth the ride.

I listened to this as an audio and oh wow these narrators!!! Teddy H is everything!!

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Beautifully Tragic

🎸 Rockstar Romance
🎸 Trilogy in one book
🎸 Friends to lovers
🎸 Forbidden romance
🎸 Second chance

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This book will have you on a rollercoaster of emotions and spans from high school into adulthood for the characters. Annie and Tyler go through so much as individuals and together. Annie's dad does not want her to follow in his footsteps even though her dream is to have a career in music. Tyler has a magical gift of playing the guitar but is persuaded to stay away from Annie by her dad.

Piper's ability to make you feel all the characters' emotions is phenomenal. The narrators did a great job of bringing Annie and Tyler to life.

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Love this series!

Rivals is an angsty, forbidden, friends to lovers, opposites attract romance I devoured so quickly. Rivals is the story of Tyler and Annie, their intense, epic connection and their quest to make their dreams come true. I loved these two together and it kept me hooked to this story! I wasn’t a big fan of the first half, but the second half was very good! The narrators did a fantastic job bringing these characters to life and I can’t wait to listen to more books narrated by the both of them!

Rating: 4/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Fighting For Every Moment

Tyler and Annie meet during high school when Annie's rockstar dad brings Tyler to live with them. Tyler is her dad's protégé. The boy who lives in the pool house and the girl determined to make it without her father's name become close friends and more, but as with most young love, the timing isn't right. I loved part one as I could feel the chemistry growing between Tyler and Annie.

Part two finds Annie and Tyler reconnecting in college. They grow as a couple, but they are not without their ups and downs. As fate would have it, a tragedy causes one to let the other go.

Part three finds our couple, Tyler and Annie, meeting as successful adults. More life experience and, of course, time has our couple better equipped to communicate their wants, needs, their dreams.

Overall I loved Rivals. It's a wonderfully angsty, second and third-chance rockstar romance. You can feel the longing, the passion, the chemistry, and the love between Tyler and Annie. Narrators Teddy Hamilton and Rose Dioro are phenomenal and bring all the emotion to Tyler and Annie's love story.

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New Adult Romance - Box Set (Books 1-3)

Rivals by Piper Lawson is a new adult romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Rose Dioro.

This box set includes A Love Song for Liars, A Love Song for Rebels, and a Love Song for Dreamers, an extended epilogue short story.

This was the first series of Piper's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first book and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved the relationship between Annie and Tyler. It's messy and a bit of a rollercoaster. But I couldn't help but root for them. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of views throughout each book. It really brought the story to life.

Teddy and Rose did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this series if you like new adult romances, friends to lovers romances, second chance romances or rockstar romances.

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So angsty! 👀💖

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Tyler and Annie will put you on a rollercoaster of angst, angst, and more angst, but like in the absolute best way ever.

This is a friends to lovers, with a little forbidden twist, that will make you fall madly in love with the characters. The way these two pine for each other. They both want what they can’t have, but both will do anything to have each other.

This book is a bind up of the Rivals trilogy, so contains 3 parts to represent the three books in the trilogy. Each part will take you on a journey through Annie and Tyler’s lives as they grow up and navigate the world of the entertainment industry together and apart.

Honestly loved both the narrators for this (I mean you can’t go wrong with Teddy Hamilton😉). They both brought the characters to life, and made you feel what the characters were feeling.

Overall, I really enjoyed this audiobook. I think you should definitely give this a listen or read the book if angsty friends to lovers with a side of forbidden is your thing!!

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All the feels...

Rivals is an emotional journey full of ups and downs. This is Tyler and Annie's full story that's packed with all the feels, steam and off the charts chemistry that will pull you in and have you feeling as if you are living their story with them.
As for Rose Dioro and Teddy Hamiltion, they did an amazing job portraying these characters and all their emotions.

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A Friends-to-Lovers with undeniable chemistry

🎶 Friends-to-Lovers
🎶 Forbidden Romance
🎶 Rockstar Romance
🎶 Second Chance
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“She's my Mermaid. My Siren. The woman whose call I'll answer when I'm dead.”
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Review: This was my first book/books by Piper and I really enjoyed it. The Blurb sounded so good and I couldn't wait to dive in! I realized there was a prequel called Love Notes, so I read that first.

Annie is the daughter of a famous rockstar who dreams of being seen one day. Tyler is the boy who everyone sees and wants a piece of. These two have been friends for years, but haven't been in talked since Tyler went silent. These two had the sweetest friendship and love for each other. It was just always the wrong place, wrong time. The span over these 3 books has you falling in love, going through heartbreak and of course is full of angst. I loved Tyler and all that he would do for Annie. His love made my heart swoon. These two were definitely meant for one each other. The boy who doesn't feel he's worth it and the girl who just wants to show him how worth it he is. You could feel the intense chemistry between these two. I loved the real-life situations that tested what they meant to one another. I enjoyed the ride this trilogy took me on. The ending made me so happy. I loved Haley, as well as some of the other side characters. I listened to the audiobook by Teddy Hamilton and Rose Dioro. I always love Teddy and he was perfect as Tyler. Rose is newer for me, but she was great. These two did an excellent job bringing Tyler and Annie to life! I want to read A Love Song for Always, which I hear is a perfect ending to Annie and Tyler's love story. I just found out Annie's Dad, Jax Jamieson, also has a book as well called Good Girl. Now I'm intrigued again!

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A sweet & spicy coming of age

A coming of age story starting with high school angst of Tyler and Annie to working adults. It evolves to a beautiful story of tension, a push and pull of the person you love most. So much you set them free because you think you hold them back. I love how the story develops and truly see how their love grows between them and the people in their lives. Who they are as people, as a couple, and creatives will be tested at every opportunity.

This was my first Piper Lawson series and I can’t wait to go back into the world of Jax and Hailey! Rivals is a box set of the A Love Song for Liars, A Love Song for Rebels, and a Love Song for Dreamers. There is an extended epilogue wrap up of their story in A Love Song for Always and a prequel novella called Love Notes.

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  • FS Meurinne - Book Enticer
  • 02-02-23
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Rockstar romance all in one

This is the story of Tyler and Annie, we know them from Wicked, a previous series. This can be read as a standalone, but I strongly recommend you read also the other series. This set includes A Love Song for Liars, A Love Song for Rebels, and a Love Song for Dreamers, with an extended epilogue. The audiobook is narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Rose Dioro, they both did a superb job portraying their characters, and their pacing and sound quality were fantastic. I think they gave the story a whole new experience.

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  • 01-27-23
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Great Boxed Set!

A Love Song for Liars is the first installment in the Rivals Series, a second generation series, and rock star romance. Annie and Tyler's story is well written and emotional. This is a great introduction to their story. Annie is Jax Jamieson's daughter from the Wicked series. She is sweet, kind, and beautiful. Tyler is enigmatic and handsome. They are both interesting characters. Their story is complex, slow paced and emotional.

A Love Song for Rebels is the second installment in the Rivals Series. Annie and Tyler's story continues where the first installment left off. The storyline is engaging and entertaining, filled with angst, and twists and turns. The story ends with a big cliffhanger.

A Love Song for Dreamers is the third installment in the Rivals Series. Annie and Tyler's story continues where the second installment left off. I love them together. The storyline is heartbreaking, filled with angst, and twists and turns.

I loved the extended Epilogue short story!

Teddy Hamilton and Rose Dioro did an outstanding job with the narration. I enjoyed it!

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  • 01-26-23
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New Adult Romance - Box Set (Books 1-3)

Rivals by Piper Lawson is a new adult romance that I listened to on audio narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Rose Dioro.

This box set includes A Love Song for Liars, A Love Song for Rebels, and a Love Song for Dreamers, an extended epilogue short story.

This was the first series of Piper's that I have read, and it won't be my last. I was pulled in from the first book and couldn't wait to see what was going to happen next. I loved the relationship between Annie and Tyler. It's messy and a bit of a rollercoaster. But I couldn't help but root for them. I really enjoyed getting both of their points of views throughout each book. It really brought the story to life.

Teddy and Rose did a great job on the narration. I look forward to listening to more of their work in the future.

I would recommend this series if you like new adult romances, friends to lovers romances, second chance romances or rockstar romances.

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  • J Hobson
  • 01-25-23
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Great progression

Rivals is 3 books in 1 so we get to follow Annie and Tyler's story from School onwards. I liked that we got a bit of back story as to why Annie hated Tyler at the beginning of the story. I enjoyed this the more it went on. I wasn't a huge fan of the 1st story with the bully aspect and the High school petty nonsense but I'm sure others would enjoy it. The progression with the characters was good and it was good seeing them grow and develop. Over all an enjoyable book. I will definitely go and try the Wicked series to get more from the other characters in this story. I really liked the narrators. Rose Dioro gave Annie a really delicate and innocent voice which suited her character and you can't go wrong with Teddy Hamilton he brought the gruff gravely sound to Tyler that was perfect. I will definitely go and try the Wicked series to get more from the other characters in this story. If you like musician based stories with a good dose of angst and drama pick this up.

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  • Teriann
  • 01-25-23
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Loved Annie and Tyler!

I could not get enough of Annie and Tyler! Two very broken souls trying to love each other with so much in the way. Piper Lawson spins this heartbreaking tale of star-crossed lovers. The Rebel King and The Rockstars Daughter.
I am so wrapped up in this story. Happy I bit the bullet and dove in. I am so overly enthralled with this. Annie and Tyler find themselves not only in the same state, same city but the same school. They finally admit to being in love - and like all great books - it all goes downhill from there. The obstacles these two must face to make their love work in truly a story of love & dedication.
Annie and Tyler struggling to work through the accident and how Tyler is dealing with the physical aspects and the mental. Annie knows this is not the best Tyler he can be and has to make some really tough choices to love him and keep him unhappily or let him go and allow him to grow. This was a tough book for me emotionally. I wanted to cry so many times. I adore Annie and Tyler together, but I also love the strength they have apart. Piper Lawson really knows how to build strong characters that you just want to root for all the time.
The narration Teddy and Rose perform for this book was stellar. Rose embodied Annie and brought her to life, while Teddy broke your heart expressing the pain Tyler has inside. Amazing.

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  • serenechaosnyc
  • 01-25-23
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Well thought out rockstar romance

A fantastically well thought out rock star romance that spans years. Admittedly the first half was slow as the author built the relationship and I really liked especially how deeply the author went into both the characters as their lone characters and as a couple. Loved the supporting characters as well. I listened to the audiobook which was narrated by Teddy Hamilton and Rose Dior’s and they were absolutely perfect for the character. Perfect pacing, wonderful transitions and as usual, a great ability to play multiple characters. Rose’s male voice was a little weaker but overall, a fantastic listen.

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  • PATRICIA
  • 01-24-23
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A love meant to be!

Rivals is the story of Annie & Tyler. It has not been easy, and their love has been tested. With the three books, Piper Lawson gives us all the feels, from high school through adulthood as they work their way through. First book Annie is a junior in high school, and recently moved in with her famous, semi-retired rock star father, Jax. She remained friends with Tyler, even though miles apart, that is until her father brought him to live in the pool house and help him with his music. Tyler too is a junior, instantly popular, and things at school are not fun. Their tumultuous friendship is leads them down the road of missing each other, plus leads to greater feelings. Book 2, Annie is off to college, but not where her father is anticipating. She is out to prove her talent, but what she finds is some unfinished business! Tyler is attending the same school, but she has no intentions of giving him the time of day. Tyler has other plans. And just wait until Annie's dad realizes her ruse. And Book 3, Annie and Tyler have been tried and tested with their relationship, and it never seems to be the right time for them. This is the third book in their journey, and it starts off where we left off. And it's still not the time. Circumstances beyond their control has once again separated the two and now they are now on separate journeys. And bringing it all to life is Rose Dioro and Teddy Hamilton, with their amazing talents and performances.