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TWO 4 Star Review by Moonstruck (Lucky Moon #3) by Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea #MM #Romance @PiperVaughn @mjosheaseattle

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Title:  Moonstruck (Lucky Moon #3)
Author Name & Publisher: Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 1, 2016 – 200 pgs

Synopsis

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 for one thing—he slept with Luck’s manager during the tour, and then bolted in the dead of night. He’s regretted it ever since, but he knows being around Emmanuel will only lead to disaster. Unfortunately for Surya, the person the label sends to sweet talk him into joining the collaboration is none other than Em himself.

Emmanuel Cortez has spent months trying to forget about 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 drama with his family could keep the memories away. Now it’s time to be professional. His job is to convince Surya to collaborate with Luck, nothing more, but a day spent together leads to yet another passionate night. This time Em is the one to leave.

But unexpectedly Surya has a change of heart. He isn’t satisfied with just one night anymore. He wants forever.

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FourStars

I read this book without reading the previous books in the series. I think I will have to go back and read the other books because I liked the other characters and am curious about them. I enjoyed this book, I thought Em and Sur were great together. The back and forth with the feelings and not telling each other for so long drove me nuts but I get it and it all worked out in the end. The stuff with Em’s family seemed like filler at times and probably could have been left out. There was some angst and drama but it was a good book and I plan to go back and read the others in the series.

Angie

FourStars

I enjoyed this story. While it didn’t quite pack the emotional punch of the first two books in the series, I was engaged and involved from the start.

Surya is a great character. He’s a talented musician, a good friend and for American authors, a pretty believable Englishman. He feels a little old to allow himself to be dictated to by his parents but the authors develop his British-Indian cultural background well, creating honest and believable conflict between Surya and his family.

Emmanuel was never as fully developed. When the angst settles, I like him as a partner for Surya but I never felt like I really knew him. His family drama is told to readers but we never get to see him interact with his family. Oddly, we also see very little of him as a manager in this book. The attraction between partners in the first two books was incredibly powerful, but without fully developing Em’s character, I didn’t have the same reaction to these two.

I also felt like I needed more of Em and Surya’s backstory to fully believe in their connection. I actually requested the previous books in the series after reading this one, certain that the earlier encounter the authors kept referencing must have been explained in a previous story. It isn’t. Em and Surya are peripheral characters until Moonstruck.

So – I liked this without loving it. Piper Vaughn and MJ O’Shae are an amazing writing team and while this might not be a favourite, it is a high-angst rockstar romance well worth reading.

Sarah

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New Release: Harley’s Achille (The Rock Series #3) by Sandrine Gasq-Dion #MM #Rocker @Sandrine_GasqD

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Title: Harley’s Achille (The Rock Series #3)
Author Name: Sandrine Gasq-Dion

Synopsis

Rock star Harley Payne seems to have it all. Skyrocketing career. More money than he’ll ever need. And women. Lots and LOTS of women. But “seems” is the operative word. Because beneath the material trappings of his fame, Harley is deeply in pain. Reeling from the death of his soldier brother, and apparently nonexistent to his parents, every day is an emotional battle for Harley. When Mac Collins, owner of Mac’s Security, puts Achilles Castellanos squarely into Harley’s orbit as a bodyguard, Harley’s world tips on its axis in more ways than one. Under the huge bodyguard’s surveillance 24/7, Harley’s love life takes a nose dive. Surprisingly, Harley doesn’t care because he’s starting to realize his bodyguard has become to mean more to him than just muscle.

Former Delta Force leader Achilles Castellanos lost an entire team, as well as his first love, in an ambush in Ramadi. Clawing his way back to the surface has been hell, but Achilles’ iron will has dragged him from the depths of despair. Achilles can’t miss the crippling pain that shadows his new charge, heavy metal band member Harley Payne. What began as just another bodyguard job has become his very reason for breathing when Achilles finds himself falling for the rambunctious Harley.

Sparks fly when the men travel to Greece, but a startling revelation could ruin everything before Aphrodite even gets a chance to give them her blessing.

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4 Stars for Daron’s Guitar Chronicles: Volume One by Cecilia Tan #MM #Rocker @CeciliaTan

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Title: Daron’s Guitar Chronicles: Volume One
Author Name: Cecilia Tan
Publication Date & Length: November 30, 2010 – 187 pgs

Synopsis

Volume One of Daron’s Guitar Chronicles begins when Daron finds himself at a bar in Providence, filling in for the regular guitarist in a hair metal cover band. He’s not thrilled about it, but a gig’s a gig. He’s too young to drink and trying not to think about how his scholarship money has run out. He’ll need to figure out a way to make a living, much less stay in music school. Everything changes, though, when his former mentor walks into the bar.

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FourStars

So while I really liked Daron’s characters and how this book was set in the 80’s. I honestly thought it was kind of slow and there was literally very little steam in this book. Now that is usually not a problem for me at all but when he does for a lack of better words hook up with someone it just fades the scene after that so you really do not get any details at all.
Now this book is about Daron from is POV. He starts of this book at nineteen and in a band he is also in the closet because back then it was not something you talked about at all.. You get your angst with this book too. So then it slowly it moves up through the years and I did find a lot of this book interesting. What it would be like to be in a band in the 80’s and to be a gay man in that time.

So all together I did like this book but some parts did drag a little bit for me.

Kara

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