Genres: Rock Band Romance, Contemporary Romance
Published by Indie/Self Published
Released on September 14, 2018
This is one series that had a lot of heartache. Each story is a love story and two even had menage. One of those hit a hardship I never saw coming and didn’t know if I could continue with it in good faith. A death of a major character you have know since the first series and first book you by these authors breaks a bit of trust. This story was a story of survival and moving on with life.
Six stories of love. The fifth story ends with one of them dead. I never saw that coming. I didn’t know if I could continue to read the series or even trust the authors again. The character was lovable, but also in a threesome relationship, leaving behind two people who loved him dearly and a child that might have been his. The sixth book dealt with the guilt. Guilt that the accident was meant for someone else. Guilt that one band member had to choose between two people who they would save. It all burdens a lot of people and the reader.
The seventh and final book of the series deals with the fall out of the death that affected two couples. It’s the comeback of the band which was devastated by the accident and death. Would they all get back together to record? Tour? Or would they all go their own ways? Without a band member or even more?
While I enjoyed seeing what happens to the band as they move forward from disaster, I also got tired of just the two couples hording the story. I know they were the central ones, but the rest of the band was also affected and I felt they were left out on how they were dealing with the fear of losing the band, losing a friend, losing their future. Or even turning it around a gaining a different future.
The story evokes some deep emotions. Why? Did you really have to do that? Everybody is expendable, but this isn’t right! I wanted to pummel the book with my anger and grief. It ran so deep. Not at the characters left, but at the authors for thinking this was ok. I really don’t do well with characters die that I love. But this story was about rebuilding, learning to survive, realizing you can move on even when you heart says you can’t. It’s about honoring the love you had, but also honoring the love you have now.
This story wraps of the story of this band. They are all married or in committed relationships. I don’t doubt we will see more of them in future books because they are all under the same label. We might even see them in the new series with Brooklyn Dawn.
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