Moonstruck (Lucky Moon Book 3) by MJ O’Shea and Piper Vaughn

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MoonstruckLGBlurb

Surya Patel is the drummer for the massively popular band, Moonlight. When his label suggests a collaboration with Luck, the band Moonlight toured with the year before, he should be all for it. Except he slept with Luck’s manager during the tour and then bolted in the dead of night. He’s regretted leaving ever since, but he knows being around Em will only lead to disaster. Unfortunately for Surya, the person the label sends to sweet-talk him into the collaboration is none other than Emmanuel himself.

Emmanuel Cortez has spent months trying to forget the hottest night of his life—the night he slept with Surya. It’s been a year, but not even the death of his beloved grandmother and the subsequent family drama could keep the memories away. Now his job is to convince Surya to collaborate with Luck, and he has to be professional. But a day spent together leads to another passionate night. This time Surya is the one to wake up alone.

It only takes Em’s departure for Surya to realize he’s had a change of heart. The heat between him and Em burns too brightly to be let go. Surya isn’t satisfied with just one night anymore. He wants forever.

1st Edition published by Loose Id LLC, 2012.

Review

This is book 3 in the series – I didn’t read books one or two and I didn’t feel lost. I’m sure knowing the other characters would add more to the story, but it wasn’t necessary.

Em and Surya had been friends for months before a drunken night of passion crossed the line into lovers. Surya who comes from a strict family “can’t be gay” and runs in fear from that night.

When they meet again several months later, the chemistry is still there – this time Em is the one to leave before things get intense.

Now, the two bands they work with are collaborating and they are in each other’s pockets all the time. They decide to “be friends” and NO benefits and it seems to be working… but not really. Neither can forget the passion and neither really wants to but both have fears to overcome before they can act on it.

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These two writers have a magic touch with one another! They always impress me with their prowess even when I’m not that impressed with the story. In this case I loved the story as well as the writing.

Since I haven’t read the first two books, I have no judgment on how this compares with them and on its own merits it’s a great book. I love rocker stories and the chemistry between these guys is off the charts.

There was a bit in the middle that seemed to drag a bit – the “we can’t be lovers” part took a bit longer than I think it needed to – and the ending felt a bit rushed. Other than that it moved along a good pace, showed them really becoming emotionally invested and demonstrated just how good they’d be as a couple. I wish we got to see them in an epilogue or something like that a few months or a year later to see them in a fully functioning “out and proud” relationship, but other than that I really recommend this.

I think fans of the series will love this and even if you haven’t read the series you shouldn’t be afraid to pick this one up.

4.5 of 5 stars

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