I read the first edition and if you did too reading this edition will put a happy smile on your face.
Author: Piper Vaughn and M.J. O’Shea
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
My Rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Lucky Moon: Book One
Eleven years ago, Shane Ventura made the biggest mistake of his life when he caved in to pressure from his record label to kick his best friend, Jesse Seider, out of their band, Luck. To this day, Shane has never wanted anyone more, and all the sex and alcohol in the world can’t fill the void Jesse left behind. Not even the prospect of teaming up with Britain’s hottest band, Moonlight, for a massive world tour can get him out of his funk. Then he meets lead singer Kayden Berlin and falls into instant lust.
Kayden may act like he’s not interested, but Shane knows he feels the spark between them. Yet the harder Shane pushes, the more Kayden pulls away, until one explosive night leaves Shane with a broken heart. That seems to be his lot—lucky at everything but love. Shane still has one lesson left to learn, though: when it comes to love, you can’t always leave things to chance.
1st Edition published August 9, 2011 by Loose Id LLC
This is going to be a relatively short review so as not to give the story away. If you have read the first edition you will know what I am talking about, if you have not then you are in for a surprise and I would hate to spoil it for you!
This is a story of opposites attract and love coming from the strangest place and out of the blue. You could compare it to the ugly duckling fairy tale as a good analogy. It is about first love and love lost with drama, pain and deceit and the authors are very good at making you feel the raw emotion they have written about.
Shane Ventura has the worst home life with an abusive father and a younger brother he desperately tries and wants to protect. He is angry at life and that anger has morphed into a ‘don’t give a shit’ kind of attitude and subsequently he is failing at school.
Enter Jesse Seider who is pudgy, nerdy and badly dressed but also has a heart of gold and compassion by the bucket. He has been given the task of helping Shane bring his grades up at school and is absolutely terrified. The mere presence of Shane is enough to make him tremble and stutter but he determined to see the task through.
Here are two young men who seemingly have nothing in common but end up over the course of the next three years becoming best friends and lovers. What was the link? As soon as Jesse spoke of his interest and love of music a friendship formed between this unlikely pair.
Not only can Jesse play an instrument well but he has the voice of an angel and is soon jamming with a band that Shane has put together. The more time Jesse spends with Shane the more he realises how much he loves him and when he discovers Shane feels the same way he has to pinch himself to believe it.
The band are successful and when finally noticed and offered a record deal Shane has to put his brothers safety before his own feelings. The record company doesn’t like Jesses image so Shane commits the ultimate betrayal and leaves Jesse behind, breaking both their hearts.
Forward eleven years later and Shane and his band are highly successful. Alongside that success there is anonymous sex, drugs, alcohol and not a lot of happiness in the singers life. His thoughts still dwell on Jesse and the hurt he caused but he has never been brave enough to find the other man and apologise.
At the start of their next tour they will be performing alongside the popular British band Moonlight. Their lead singer Kayden Berlin is a beautiful man who seems to despise Shane at the first meeting but Shane can’ seem able to get this man out of his head.
I am going to leave you there ladies and gentlemen to read this book and I only hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
I would like to thank Dreamspinner Press for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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