My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Zander Lynch has his limits. He loves touring as the lead singer of his band, but sometimes, he needs a little peace and quiet. Just an hour of silence after a show with no one asking him questions or making demands.
Brad Reese needs this job. He’s recently been hired by the volatile, obnoxious lead guitarist…who is also Zander’s on-again off-again boyfriend. As much as Brad would love to get to know Zander, he’s not risking his job for someone who’s likely out of his league anyway.
But after a chance encounter, the attraction between the two men is undeniable. And though it means risking peace within the band—not to mention Brad’s employment—they might just be what the other has been missing.
So what did I think?
This was a fairly simple and quick to read story set in the world of rock n’ roll.
It has a focus on balancing relationship decisions with career choices as Zander has been staying with what (and who) he knows and making personal sacrifices so as not to rock the boat and upset the dynamics of the band.
Brad is selfless, loving Zander the man not Zander the rock star. “Maybe because I’d sat with him for a little while, shared a laugh and some smoke, and he hadn’t ruined his image by being a pretentious jerk or looking down his nose at me. He’d been human, and so seeing him now with all his stage dress and makeup, his larger-than-life effect was somehow more pronounced.”. Zander is attracted to Brad who sees the real person and wants what’s best for him. “Brad was a breath of fresh air in so many ways. He was so giving, so unselfish. He barely knew me, but still went out of his way to keep me sane.” Rick is the man who tries to manipulate them both.
It’s a short story with some steamy but very loving sex scenes, a bit of drama and a HFN ending.
3.5 stars (which I’m rounding up)
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