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Access Unlimited – review

I don’t usually read reviews, but I stumbled across this one. I’d really like to thank this anonymous reviewer – who are you, I wonder… Here, deep in the birthing pains of the next book, there is so much encouragement gained by seeing someone respond to ideas you hoped were in the words, somewhere.

Access Unlimited

by Alice Severin



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Highly recommended series! ACCESS UNLIMITED is the third in the trilogy. It could easily be read as a standalone novel, though part of the joy is getting to know Tristan, its enigmatic rock star hero, slowly, much as its journalist narrator Lily does.
The early parts of the book have Lily adjusting to the rhythms of tour bus life. There’s a palpable sensation of ever-forward movement through exquisitely described urban landscapes. The back bedroom of the bus that she shares with her lover, Tristan, becomes a cocoon where they can retreat from the pressures of life on the road and the demands of Tristan’s fans. But bunking on the other side of the thin walls lies fellow bandmate AC, Tristan’s oldest friend, whose quick wit and easy flirtations with Lily imperfectly conceal an inner loneliness.
This is some beautiful writing, not a word wasted, with laugh-out loud funny dialogue and some story-advancing sex scenes that evoke such emotional and visceral intensity that to not be moved by them might mean that one does not have a pulse.  Its unblinking social commentary shows a world that venerates money and fame, callously indifferent to the earth’s natural beauty, or to the bonds of friendship and love. At its heart, it is a love story, exploring the question of what it means to form a bond with someone; not the things one merely says, but the actions one takes, when one values another’s happiness as one’s own.
The characters will stay with you long after the last sentence. Rarely have I read a book that leaves me feeling as emotionally drained as this one did. Alice Severin is a writer to follow.




A few reader comments


Can’t wait to read more from you!
This series is a wonderful read! It gets you in the good and bad of life as a rock star. It’s a thrilling ride full of emotions and turmoil. I truly loved this series and recommend it to everyone! Thank you Alice for such an awesome read!!

A great series by a wonderful author!! You get pulled in to the wonders and troubles of life as a rock star. It’s steamy, alluring and touching. You feel the emotions through Alice’s wonderful writing. I recommend this book to all my friends and anyone who enjoys a great book!

Alice, thank you for responding. You deserve the praise – have put my “book club ladies” onto your series. One was as bad as me and finished both books in two days. Will just have to wait and I know the wait will be worth it!!! xx

I love this series. Lily and Tristan are grown-ups and unconventional people. When Lily decides to be in love with Tristan she does so with her eyes open knowing neither one of them conforms to society’s standards. I do hope there will be more Tristan and Lily.

Not quite finished with the latest book but I love this series! So much character growth and change and so much more to find out. There should be another book because my involvement and interest in Tristan, Lily. A.C. and Trevor is growing with each book.

No! Book 3 cannot be the end. Lily and Tristan are such fascinating characters. We really need to know more about them. At least 2 more books worth, I’d say.

We have to push your book to as many platforms as possible.. U have written a brilliant, but .. Point, well written, I know were you were in Camden, people know NY you have written a REAL story. So xxxxx if I can help u push it, I will. Because you deserve it.

Just finished reading and this is one fantastic book.
We haven’t stopped talking about this book. We miss Lily and Tristan. Loved it. A perfect ending to a perfect series.

have it.. Read it already… It was AWESOME!!!

Not quite finished with the latest book but I love this series! So much character growth and change and so much more to find out. There should be another book because my involvement and interest in Tristan, Lily. A.C. and Trevor is growing with each book.

Review of Access Unlimited


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4.25 STARS

Now, I remember why I love Tristan and Lily (and AC) so much. Alice takes us behind the scenes and backstage to see what life as a rock star is like on the road and in the spotlight. We get a look behind closed doors at what it’s really like being in love with a rock star when you’re considered an outsider.

This is not your typical rock star story, it’s real. Once again, I didn’t feel like I was reading book. It was part blog, part documentary, part Rolling Stone/SPIN magazine article. I feel like I got the real rock star experience, not the watered down or fictionalized version. I learned that living on a tour bus is both interesting and B-O-R-I-N-G. And, that when you are in the music business you don’t really have friends, you have acquaintances. Everyone is out for themselves and wants a piece of you for their own benefit. 

Tristan constantly surprised me. He’s a complex, unique, and genuine creature. Never in a million years did I think I could fall in love with him any more than I already had, but Alice managed to do just that. We know Tristan loves Lily, but this time we really get to see the depth of it. I was honestly taken back by how deep his love for her runs, just how much he really needs her, and the way he shows it is just…….. heart melting. 

And Lily opened up a bit too. I don’t want to say I wasn’t a fan of Lily before, but she was just so closed off that I never got to see much into her. I can now say I really like Lily’s character – A LOT! She’s just scared and Tristan is the perfect offset for her. 

Some might be surprised at what unfolds but honestly the writing was on the wall. I actually liked how it all played out. If “it” didn’t happen I’m not sure the story would have been in keeping with who and what Lily and Tristan are. I feel the ending brought Lily and Tristan’s story to a close. Personally, I loved the way Alice closed it out. The ending fit Tristan and Lily perfectly. Could there be more??? Sure, but I would content if there wasn’t a fourth book.

I will say the first part of the book dealing with life on the road didn’t capture my attention as much as I had expected it to. I even struggled a bit to keep going. But the last half of the book???? OMG, it saved the story for me a thousand times over, it was absolutely wonderful and made me forget about any worries I had when reading the first half. 

Alice’s writing is beautiful and special. It’s not something you see every day. Her style adds to the tone and feel of the story. This series is a very unique experience in and of itself. Overall it’s still one of the best series I have ever read. When someone asks me what my favorite rock star series (or book) is I will always without a doubt say the Access Series.

Just remember……. Tristan is a rock star. Rock stars don’t’ generally do vanilla. Please, go into this with an open mind. If you have the story mapped out in your head beforehand, I can guarantee you will be disappointed because Tristan and Lily relationship is NOT cookie cutter. 

(oh, and I have to say Devised is the best band name EVER!!!)

(ARC received in exchange for an honest review)

Working hard on book three…

And there are some interesting points to consider…

In the meantime, I’ve been looking at some great reviews. I am just so impressed by how insightful you all are. What fantastic readers! I’m really honored. I’ll be posting some of your words up here in the next couple of weeks.

Also trying out one of the scenes from AAA with a POV from Tristan. That should be up soon – I will post a link.

Monday! Have a good week.


Reviews of Access All Areas

Now out on Amazon.

It’s been incredible to read all the comments and reviews. So many of them are thoughtful and personal – speaking about an issue or a detail that meant something more than simply a collection of words on a page. And you’re everywhere – the best part of electronic media is that amazing ability to reach out. So thank you again. Maybe there will be a book tour, and I will get to meet you, and talk about words and ideas in person. That would be pretty fascinating.

If you haven’t yet, and you feel able to share your impressions with a wider group, you could put a review on Amazon – some of the things you’ve shared with me deserve to be out there. I hope you are all writing, because you all have a way with words.