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Stryke First (The Rock Series #5) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion

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This book is part of a series. It contains homosexual relations, violence and coarse language. It is preceded by Falcon’s Fox.

Rebel Stryker has had to fight to survive from the moment he was born to a heroin-addicted mother. Raised by his grandparents, his only mission in life was to succeed where his mother had failed. Now, he and his childhood best friends tour the world as a famous heavy metal band. Like any rags-to-riches young man, Rebel definitely enjoys the perks of being in the limelight.

But now something has changed.

Rebel never wanted to fall in love, shying away from relationships and relishing his ‘no worries’ rock-star persona. But there’s something about the band’s new manager that catches Rebel’s eye. Despite fighting it with everything he has, Rebel finds himself succumbing to man’s quiet ways. It doesn’t hurt that the guy loves Rebel’s grandpa — the one relationship that means the world to him.

Staying true to his name, Rebel fights against the tide of attraction drawing him in. But it’s only a matter of time before love finally strikes.

Stan Jackson is hiding a secret. A Very Big Secret. One he prays will never come to light, especially since life is pretty good now. He finally has a good job, and he considers the people around him friends — even if they don’t see him the same way. All he’s ever wanted in life is to blend in, not make waves, and move on through. Now, as the manager of the internationally famous Skull Blasters rock band, he is put squarely into bassist Rebel Stryker’s orbit. He spends a lot of time with Rebel’s grandfather, which is not only fun, but rewarding. Another big benefit is that Stan gets to see Rebel all the time. When his past catches up to him, Stan learns that he isn’t just the Skull Blasters’ manager.

He’s a part of their family.

Review

(I am crushed by the loss of this amazing author. This is her last book (that I know about) and I know I will miss all the amazing characters and “worlds” she built – but I am grateful to be able to re-visit them and often. I hope everyone goes out and buys this book to support her family in this troubling time.)

Sandrine is so gifted at giving us real characters and humor and excitement and I think this follows suit. I laughed and was touched – it’s both sweet and sexy.

Highly recommended for fans of the author bodyguard romances and rock star romances.

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Never byTara Lain

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Blurb
Pennymaker Tales: Book 4

Wendell “Wen” Darling lives in a world of shoulds and musts. Left to care for his brother and sister by his dull drudge of a father and wacko irresponsible mother, he suppresses his creativity, slaving in an ad agency seventy hours a week, letting his no-talent supervisor take the credit.

Then his bosses blow the campaign for their biggest client and Wen gets a chance to shine—but only if he can find the artist who painted a wild, glorious wall of graffiti in the subway. Hiding behind a pillar at 2:00 a.m., Wen comes face-to-face with the scarlet-haired, elven-faced embodiment of his divergent opposite—Peter Panachek, the flighty, live-for-today painter, singer, and leader of the rock group the Lost Boys. Everything Wen takes seriously, Peter laughs off, but opposites attract, even if their kisses always lead to battles. Peter’s devil-may-care persona hides a world of secrets, self-protection, and hidden fears, until the day a drug dealer, Vadon Hooker, threatens everything Wen holds dear. Guided by the mysterious Mr. Pennymaker, Peter has to choose between facing responsibility or burrowing even deeper into Neverland

Review
I so very much enjoy Tara Lain’s reimagined fairy tale series with Mr Pennymaker, the fairy godfather, appearing in each one. I think this take on Peter Pan is my favourite so far. I loved Peter’s vibrancy. He is carefree, an artist and the lead singer of the Lost Boys. Peter lives for the moment. Wendell on the other hand was thrust into responsibility at a young age caring for his sister and young brother. He has to keep his job. Tara Lain does an excellent job of bringing you into their lives and caring about them all. I could feel how tired and stressed Wen is and how spirited and alive Peter is. Together they provided a balance for each other. The only problem being their past. Both of them let past experiences cloud the chance of happiness. This is one of the best opposites attract stories I have read. They want each other but are convinced it’ll never work until a certain Mr Pennymaker helps them see the error in their thinking. The character for Hook is extremely clever and so appropriate for today. All the other characters are included, Tink, the lost boys (each with their own personalities and part to play in the story) smee and a small reference to the crocodile. Such an enjoyable book and one of the best reimagined fairytales I’ve read. I wholeheartedly recommend it.

5 stars out of 5

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Scorch (Homecoming Hearts book 1) by H.J. Welch

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At twenty-three, Blake is facing what most don’t see until decades later: the end of his career. His record label has dropped his boy band, and he’s got no place to go but home, except his mom’s about to turn his entire life into a reality TV show.

Elion isn’t where he wanted to be. A barista in a town so small he knows every customer by name, his world is about to be turned on its head when Blake – and the attending media circus – walks right through his doors. And like a fool, in front of thousands of viewers, Elion feels that old spark reignite.

Blake isn’t sure he’s a man’s man, but his producer assures him that a fling will be great for ratings. Elion’s set on showing him what being with a guy can really be like, too, and as reality and fiction begin to blur, falling in love becomes tantalizingly possible. Dangerously so, as a real-life superfan decides that Blake belongs to him.

Elion will have to fight if he’s to keep the man who’s fallen into his arms like manna from heaven.

Review

What does happen to the members of a boy band when it’s all over? I’ve never thought about it unless I see them of celebrity reality shows. I liked this story because it’s not about regretting a life that has gone but positive about what can be. Blake heads home to decide what to do next and gets quite a surprise when it’s already been decided for him. Initially he goes with the flow. At this point I’m wondering when is Blake going to stand up for himself. He is such a sweet guy that taken he is advantage of by family and people around him.
I loved Elion, he is a fun character. So outgoing and the life and soul but hiding that he has had a difficult life. I loved his sassy attitude, no one was going to push him around. I enjoyed Blake and Elion’s first meeting and I thought the way they ended up in their fake relationship was inspired. The gradual realisation that they actually had something real is lovely. Not to mention they are hot together. Elion is such a gentle teacher and lover.
The filmmakers and the outlandish situations they force on Blake and Elion are described so well. There doesn’t seem to be anything they wouldn’t do to create drama and this makes a great read.
Overall this is such a satisfying start to the series and I’m looking forward to the next book Spark.

4 of stars out of 5

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Breakfast at Midnight by Kim Dias

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Blurb

Hope can be found in unexpected places.

Lonely, still struggling with his divorce, and suffering from writer’s block, successful thriller author Fred spends much more time in an all-night Denny’s than is healthy for any man. It’s the last place he thought he’d meet someone like Callum, who has literally run away from the internationally famous boy band Leos.

Despite their age difference, the two become friends, and their long nights of soul-searching might help them find the courage to face their problems: Fred’s deteriorating relationship with his daughter and Callum’s career issues. It’s easy for their lives to tangle together, and each might provide the other the means to move beyond the past—even if it’s not a journey they can take together

 

Review

Two men meet at a turning point in their lives. Fred’s marriage disintegrated into constant fighting and divorced his husband two years ago. He is stuck, can’t move on with his writing or his life. Callum is running away from his problems. I quite liked this premise that both men need a jolt to get them to wake up to how their life could be. This is a good short story giving a snapshot of their lives and how being together, even briefly, makes them see things differently. Miscommunications is definitely another theme in this story and I liked how Kim Dias sets it up for them to communicate better. There is a happy for now ending which has potential for more but I kinda like it being left open. A good read if you want a bit more grit than a straight forward romance.

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The Love Song of Sawyer Bell (Tour Dates #1) by Avon Gale

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Blurb

Victoria “Vix” Vincent has only two weeks to find a replacement fiddle player for her band’s summer tour. When classically trained violinist Sawyer Bell shows up for an audition, Vix is thrilled. Sawyer is talented, gorgeous, funny, and excited about playing indie rock instead of Beethoven. Their friendship soon blossoms into romance, even though Vix tries to remember that Sawyer’s presence is only temporary.

Sawyer’s parents think she’s spending the summer months touring Europe with a chamber ensemble. But Sawyer is in dire need of a break from the competitiveness of Juilliard, and desperately wants to rediscover her love of music. Going on tour with her secret high school crush is just an added bonus. Especially when Vix kisses her one night after a show, and they discover that the stage isn’t the only place they have chemistry.

But the tour won’t last forever, and as the summer winds down, Sawyer has to make a tough decision about her future—and what it means to follow her heart.

Review

I was reluctant to read this, I’ll admit. I’ve moved away from M/F because I despise the way women are portrayed in most of those novels, as either subservient or slutty. However, I love Avon’s style and her humor and since I know she can handle the subject of bi-sexuality well, I wanted to see what she came up with. (Plus I’m a sucker for a rock band romance!)

First, let me tell you, Avon is hysterical, whether she’s writing about boys or girls! She does a great job of letting the reader be in both Sawyer’s as well as Vix’s head and really knowing where they’re coming from, without feeling like you’re popping around in space.

I loved the way that bi-sexuality – as an “issue” – is explored in this book. The unconscious (or on purpose) prejudices and how it influences a relationship. The merch girl with all the books about gender equality and non-binary nature of gender … I can totally picture her and I loved that tool used as a way to bring up some of these sensitive subjects.

I was worried about the sex. I admit it. I wish there were words that described women that hadn’t been villainized to the point that reading them takes you out of the story. Or that the medical terms were sexier. I’m sure it’s just a matter of taking these words back and making them as sexy as we want them to be…. I’ll bet the merch girl has a book on that subject, too… In any case, Avon chooses the “c” word and I’ll admit I didn’t like it. Sawyer wasn’t too sure about it either, but over time it came to mean something more to her and no longer felt like an insult. I think the sex scenes in this book were some of the hottest and funniest I’ve ever read! The girls are so real with each other but in ways that were still very, very hot. (I’m making rocket noises right now….)

As far as the rest of the book goes – well – it’s funny and sometimes sad and all about how you have to make decisions for the right reasons for you and nobody else. (I give Sawyer’s parents a giant hug because – WOW – that is impressive!)

I thoroughly enjoyed this and cannot wait for Jax’s story!

5 of 5 stars

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Spooky Review: Jazz Singer Audiobook by Nya Rawlyns Narrated by Michael Ferraiuolo

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Her name was RayLee. They called her the Acid Jazz Singer, her sultry voice mesmerizing human and demon alike. She’d been running for three years from her maker and only Travis McKenzie stood between her and the darkness that had become her life.
Travis hunted the hit squads of demons and paid lip service to the sheriff of the city. The half-blood had gifts of the magic shifting kind – and something more. It made him a stone cold killer and the only thing that mattered in his life was safeguarding the woman he was falling in love with.
The singer and the protector had a history. But that history changed when a southern bigot vamp turned Travis’ friend into a travesty – neither man, nor woman – but both. Travis fell hard for the trans known as RayLee. He was having a harder time dealing with his best friend, Ray.
Then the game changes, and Travis and Ray have to rely on an assassin with a secret agenda and uncertain loyalties.
Vladimira was the oldest of her kind, an enforcer – a gun for hire to the highest bidder. Vamp, human, demon. It didn’t matter. It was all about the job – until the stakes changed and she found a reason to care.
When the demon comes to claim Ray, Travis must walk through the bowels of hell to save the only being on earth he cares about.
The problem is – who is going to save Travis from himself?

Review

To be honest I’m not sure I would have chosen this audiobook book myself but after listening to it I would have missed out on a fantastic story. I was so caught up in what happens to Ray/RayLee and Travis that I had to know what happens next. The story kept up a good pace but the flashback sections did leave me a little confused at times and I had to listen to that bit again. But the journey is so worth it. Travis never seems to get a break and it makes an exciting story.
I applaud the unique characters created by Nya Rawlyns. They inspired so many feelings in me. There were times I loved them, hated them, felt sorry and angry and cried for them. I felt for RayLee trapped partway through transition, never being able to finally be who she is. And Travis having difficulty understanding his feelings for him/her. Into the mix comes a Vampire for hire. Is she after Ray/RayLee or Travis? More questions and suspense. This is a superb start to the series and I am eager for the next part.

Michael Ferraiuolo’s excellent narration along with the detailed descriptions made such a vivid picture. The story is told from Travis’s point of view and Michael Ferraiuolo’s characterisation of him really brings him alive. I also liked the defined switch between Ray and RayLee. If you like action and suspense with a touch of romance I absolutely recommend listening to Acid Jazz Singer

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Audiobook: Best New Artist by BA Tortuga Narrated by Brian Hutchison

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Kasey “Tuff” Tuffman just told Nashville to kiss his you know what. After winning Best New Artist at an award show, he knows it’s time to head back home to Texas. So after a very public meltdown, Tuff makes his way to Austin, where the Red Dirt music lives large.

Jonah Littlejohn once loved KT more than anything in the world. When KT loses it on national TV, Jonah knows he has to reach out and offer his home studio as a place to heal and make music. A bad relationship has left Jonah broken and wary of romance, but he wants to help his old lover out.

Seeing Jonah again proves to Tuff that he’s made the right decision. Now all he has to do is convince Jonah that they’re the most perfect duet there’s ever been

Review

I liked the premise of this story. Kasey Tuffman has already made it big in Nashville but it all comes crashing down but rather going home to lick his wounds he goes back to what he knows. I must admit I have never heard of Red Dirt music before and was so intrigued I looked it up. I thought this was going to be a story with a lot of angst but it isn’t. Best New Artist is about starting over and second chances, in love and in life.
Jonah has been through a lot. He was in an abusive relationship which left him reluctant to be in another relationship again. I got quite involved in KT and JoJo reconnecting. KT didn’t want to push anything knowing how hesitant JoJo was so they bond over music. There is a great cast of secondary characters, KT’s family and Jonah’s best friends Brian and Christian.
I hold my hand up that I don’t know anything about Texas so I can’t comment on whether Brian Hutchinson’s accent was good or not but it suited me. I got a good feel for atmosphere surrounding the story. He adds depth to the story and is very pleasant to listen to. There were some occasions when I wasn’t sure whether KT or JoJo was speaking but it didn’t detract from my enjoyment of it. The dialogue helped build the atmosphere, there are quite a few colloquialisms which I enjoyed hearing. Brian Hutchinson’s smooth voice certainly had me paying attention and I will definitely look out for him.

4 of 5 stars

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Creative Process by Jodi Payne

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Blurb

Best-selling thriller author Reese Kelsey knows his career isn’t conducive to romance. He doesn’t work the normal nine-to-five, and sometimes his characters take hold and demand all his attention, causing him to neglect important appointments… and lovers. Rather than go through another heartbreak, Reese contents himself with his small circle of friends—fellow gay New York City artists—and his dedicated publicist, Chad.

Until he sees Owen Mercado lugging his cello toward the subway and impulsively offers him a ride.

Owen has worked long and hard for a career in the symphony, and success comes with a demanding schedule—something Reese understands. Their desires and lifestyles are surprisingly compatible, and Reese and Owen certainly set the bedroom on fire. They’re both carrying baggage, but they fit, and it’s hard not to hope for a future that once seemed impossible.

But when Reese’s work inevitably pulls him into its dark world and refuses to let go, Owen draws a hard line, and Reese discovers he can’t rely on good intentions alone. He will have to control the obsession that drove his other lovers away or risk losing Owen as well.

Review

This was a very creative and interesting book within a book type of story. We get to see the “process” not only of the author, Reese, but the musician, Owen and the fictional detective, Harris – the star of Reese’s book.

I thought the layering was both fascinating and at times difficult to manage. The author drops us into Reese’s story and then – just as the character is – time and again – interrupts us as “real life” intrudes. It felt both authentic and frustrating – as it was probably supposed to feel.

The chemistry between the MCs was HOT and the sentiment, sweet.

I’m not a fan of murder/crime/mystery novels so I wasn’t too keen on reading all those parts, nor am I a fan of stories based in NYC – but those are my own personal biases.

I think fans of those elements, plus creative types will really enjoy this.

4.5 of 5 stars

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Locked In Silence (Pelican Bay #1) by Sloane Kennedy

 

Blurb

I’ve spent years hoping someone would finally hear me. It’s easier not to try anymore…
Ten years after leaving his small Minnesota hometown in his rearview mirror for what Nolan Grainger was sure would be the last time, life has decided to throw the talented musician a curveball and send him back to the town he lived in but was never really home.

At twenty-eight, Nolan has traveled the world as a successful concert violinist with some of the best symphonies in the country. But success breeds envy, and when Nolan’s benefactor and lover decides Nolan has flown high enough, he cruelly clips Nolan’s wings. The betrayal and ensuing scandal leaves the violinist’s career in shambles and with barely enough money to start fresh somewhere beyond his vindictive ex’s powerful reach. But just as he’s ready to get his life back on track, Nolan gets the call he’s been dreading.

After a stroke leaves his father a partial invalid, duty-bound Nolan returns to Pelican Bay and a life he’s spent years trying to forget. When he’s forced to use the last of his own money to keep from losing the family home, desperation has him turning to the one man he’d hoped never to see again…

Even if I could speak, there wouldn’t be anyone there to listen…
Pelican Bay’s golden boy, Dallas Kent, had the quintessential perfect life. Smart, gorgeous, and popular, the baseball phenom was well on his way to a life filled with fame and fortune. But more importantly, he had a one-way ticket out of Pelican Bay and far away from the family who used love as currency and whose high expectations were the law of the land. But a stormy night, sharp highway curve and one bad decision changed everything, leaving Dallas with nothing.

Because the accident that took his parents, his future and his crown as the boy who could do no wrong, also stole his voice.

Despised for the horrific wreck that ended the lives of two of Pelican Bay’s most respected residents, Dallas has retreated to a secluded stretch of land where he’s found refuge in a menagerie of unwanted animals that don’t care that he once had the world at his feet or that he’ll never speak again.

But when the quiet, bookish boy he wasn’t allowed to notice in school suddenly reappears ten years later at Dallas’s wildlife rehab center in desperate need of a job, Dallas is thrust back into a world he’s worked hard to escape.

Dallas’s silence was supposed to send Nolan scurrying, but what if Nolan ends up being the one person who finally hears him?

Will two men who’ve been fleeing from the past finally come home to Pelican Bay for good or will the silence drive them apart forever?

 

Review

Sloane Kennedy has started another series and if the first book is any clue, we will all be waiting with bated breath for the next book to come out.

We are introduced to Nolan and Dallas. Both have had horrific pasts. Nolan was bullied all his life until he left Pelican Bay, MN. Dallas was the golden child of the town until an awful accident took the life of his parents, his baseball career and his voice. 10 years later and they are both put into a position of having to interact.

The feelings and strength both possess draws you in to their story! There is a roller coaster of emotions, with each teaching the other how strong they are. But don’t let the HEA fool you, Nolan and Dallas both hit all time lows that has your heart breaking for them. The fact that each only see the best in each other is tender and moving. The storyline is strong, you can see how public opinion can support or destroy lives.

Grab a box of Kleenex, a glass of your favorite beverage, and a comfy place to read because you can’t put this down until you turn the last page.

6 of 5 stars!

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Audiobook: The Undercover Rock Star: Bulletproof, Book 1 by Jenna Galicki Narrated by John Solo and Nick J. Russo

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Audible Link

https://www.audible.com/pd/Romance/The-Undercover-Rock-Star-Audiobook/B074XJHCTD

Blurb

A spur-of-the-moment vacation was supposed to jolt Cameron Douglas out of his funk, but it appears he only traded locations.
It was a chance meeting with a handsome stranger that changed everything. Brandon stirs Cameron’s interest and his heart, but will the mysterious man reveal his true identity before their vacation in paradise is over?
Sometimes life in the spotlight was a heavy weight to bear for Brandon Bullet.
He never knew if men were interested in him as a person or just enamored with his rock star status – until he meets Cameron Douglas.
It wasn’t often that Brandon shared a connection with someone who wasn’t aware of his notoriety. He’s determined to keep his identity a secret while the two of them get to know each other and before someone blows his cover.

Review
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Cameron is on vacation trying to get over an ex in Rio. He meets a “mysterious stranger” at a bar and they have an instant connection. One thing leads to another leads to hot sex back in the cabana! Eventually Cameron learns his “stranger” is a very famous rock star named Brandon Bullet (though Cameron isn’t familiar with the band) and the two face a decision over what happens next.

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This is a short story with a promise of more to come. So, with that in mind, and a HUGE GRAIN OF SALT, I give you this review:

I liked it! Sure, there was SO MUCH that was a bit (ahem) unbelievable, but it was FUN! I loved the idea of a hard rockin’ bunch of gay guys with tender hearts finding love on the beach in Rio. (I also kinda love this trope – the secret rich guy who sweeps the plain Joe off his feet…YUM!)

Cameron and Brandon also have unique chemistry in that both are a bit “alpha” and I like it when authors shake up those preconceptions. I also liked that being gay wasn’t “a thing” and that his being famous wasn’t really “a thing”. Instead it was two guys figuring out how their lives could mesh in a seemingly impossible circumstance. (Plus the smexy times were HOT!)

So… if you’re willing to suspend your disbelief and just have fun – give this one a go and look for more in the future.

(Ignore the cover 🙂  )

4 of 5 stars

Audio

I LOVED this! This is a “duet” narration, vs. “dual” narration, in that the narrators each use their own voice for one character the entire time, so it really sounds like the two MCs are interacting with one another!

Nick is great as the sexy Brandon, and John Solo does a nice job with the conservative Cameron.

I really enjoyed this and am hoping these two will do the entire series!

6 of 5 stars

Overall 5 of 5 stars

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