Something to Believe In by Ella Fox



Something To Believe In by Ella Fox

A rock star with millions of adoring fans.
A country girl with a broken heart.

Rock star, Tyson Allen, is the hilarious, in-your-face bass player for one of the world’s most popular bands. Behind his funny-guy exterior hides a tragic past full of unbearable horror. After turning to drugs and alcohol to numb the pain, Tyson hit rock bottom on a New York City sidewalk. For several minutes, Tyson Allen was gone–dead. And now, he’s trying to rebuild a life he nearly lost. He found a way to move forward and live life—a way he was comfortable with. All was going according to plan until he met the new assistant for his band.

In an instant, everything changes.

Daisy Hammond has a slew of her own tragedies. And the last thing she needs is a crush on one of America’s rock legends. But unlike Tyson, her kind and generous heart refuses to push people away. Working with the band isn’t easy as Tyson doesn’t want anything to do with her. Despite his standoffish and rude demeanor, Daisy can’t deny the pull she has for him. Determined to stay away from the bass player with an attitude, she goes about her business without getting in his way. But one night, their desire for one another erupts. Now it’s up to Daisy to pull Ty out of his shell before the tour ends and they go their separate ways. Will she find a way to break down Ty’s walls before it’s too late?

Dear Ella Fox,

what am I supposed to do now? This is the last book in the Renegade Saints series and so now, unfortunately, I’m going to need something else from you. So get cracking.

Being serious for a moment, Ella Fox is one of my go-to’s. We all have them. Its that group of authors that could literally write about the process of cleaning their toilet and we’d one-click and be fascinated. So that is Ella to me. And now I’m lost.

If you’ve read the other books in this series, you’d have to be insanely curious about Tyson. After reading the last book (Cole & Devon’s story), I was like…what is happening with Ty? I mean, this seriously plagued me for months.

I truly can say that I appreciated the approach that Ella took with this book. I actually felt like she went a bit outside of her norm. Not that every book is the same at all. But in past books, we might see more of the Hart family sneak in, or the couple may have more conflict. This book is different. And Ella might say I’m giving her too much credit here, but I felt like this book was the perfect one to give closure to the series as the characters are gaining a certain amount of closure too.

Tyson and Daisy spark immediately. I mean, its intense. And he’s a huge jerk to her to try and push her away. One thing I loved is that the Saints boys know each other so well, so the others are well aware of the this connection. They see it immediately. Instead of leaving Tyson to screw this up royally, they just call him out on it. Which is what a true friend would do for each other.

Once Daisy and Tyson start getting closer and opening up to each other, its explosive. Ella Fox writes the most intense sex scenes. I mean…Tyson and Daisy are off the charts. But its the way they interact otherwise that makes the story really special.

Tyson has had addiction issues and an extremely rough childhood. As someone who has had family members with addiction issues, I felt she gave a lot of reality to Tyson’s character and some of the anxiety that he experienced, especially as he became intimate on a more mental level with Daisy. You knew he really wanted to open up but was scared that she wouldn’t be accepting or that something bad would happen.

As for Daisy, I just loved her. It was hilarious to watch her be professional and then when she would get mad, she just lit up and then her more country roots came out. I enjoyed that a lot. As she learns more about Tyson, and his past, she isn’t trying to slap a band-aid on him. She listens. She understands. She never throws anything in his face or betrays his trust by using his past against him.

I want to give this review more and more of my words, but I keep retracting because I’m scared I’ll leave a spoiler. And of any book, I do not want to spoil this one for you. I want you to experience it for yourself because it will make you think and it will truly make you appreciate the fragility of life and how important it is to have those great people in your corner.

Ella closes out the series so beautifully with Tyson and Daisy. I am not sure how intentional it was for Tyson to be the end, but I thought she did it flawlessly and I adored this book.