Author: Jet Mykles
Publisher: MLR Press
Word Count: 86,849
Before I even start, I must confess that I enjoyed Mykles’ first “band” series (Heaven) – although after the first two, they did seem to be repeating the same themes. That being said, I was excited and a bit weary before reading this one – and I had no reason to worry! This felt like an entirely different story and I was glad that Mykles was able to add new life into this setting. Be forewarned, the story isn’t as straightforward as it appears to be in the beginning few pages – there are some interesting twists and turns (ok, really only one, but still).
As in typical Mykles style, the sex is very… tame and vanilla. The characters are well-written and go through surface transformations; there was room for additional growth, but overall you were able to connect with both characters and laugh and cry, depending on the situation. The strength in this story is the setting (who doesn’t love the fantasy of being with the band?) and the plot. While I was definitely engaged in the characters and excited to see where they went and what happened, they weren’t standouts per se. I’m curious if this will become another series and if so, who will be the next character – I sure hope it’s the manager, not other members of the band…
Out of four…
Overall Read: ♥♥♥
Sex Heat: ♥
I think I may have lost my edge if I’m leaving this as an overall three, but it was an entertaining read and a nice rocker love story (even if the sex was tame). This is a great read for beginners, fans of rock gods, and anyone who’s looking for some light m/m romance entertainment.