Author: Jet Mykles
Publisher: Loose ID
My Rating: 4 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Years ago Lance and Gordon fell in love when the bass player and band manager were part of The Might. The band was led by a rich, self important genius and everything was just great as long as no one rocked the boat. But Gordon chafed in the restrictive atmosphere and Lance was too laid back to test any boundaries. Gordon pushed for more; Lance fought any change. The final straw came when Lance acted out by sleeping with someone else. That was it. Gordon broke it off and was gone.
Now, Gordon’s invited Lance to join the Indigo Knights, a new band he’s managing. He’s made it clear that this is business only and that they’re not going to rekindle the flames of their past. But Lance has been so hung up on Gordon that he’s been celibate all this time. He wants no one else. He regrets how things ended, but he’s never had the chance to try to make amends.
This is his only chance. Can Lance convince Gordon to trust him again?
I have really been looking forward to this book. I loved the Heaven Sent series and the first 2 Indigo Knight books. Jet certainly knows how to write about and tame naughty rock stars.
This book is written in both the past and current tense as we learn about Lance and Gordons love affair that went so wrong. I am not always a fan of jumping back and forth but it worked in this case as the story was explained we saw the impact that part of their previous relationship had on their current relationship.
When they first meet Lance is with a band called The Might, not ideal but it serves its purpose and pays his mothers hospital bills. Gordon becomes the bands manager and after months of Lance chasing him and wearing him down the two men start sleeping together.
Lance is relationship phobic and to begin with they are more like fuck buddies whilst they both carry on seeing other people. As the months pass they slowly commit to each other more and more until eventually they are exclusive. When Gordon leaves his job things change and his actions leave Lance unsure of where he stands. Left feeling lonely and not understanding the situation Lance betrays Gordon and loses him thus breaking his own heart.
Moving forward a few years Gordon offers Lance and his best friend Noble a job with the Indigo Knights but makes it very clear that there is not and never will be a chance of any reconciliation between the pair.
Gordon has no idea what lengths Lance has gone to in order to prevent himself hurting any more over his stupidity. He knows that Gordon never gives anyone a second chance but he just cannot get over the man and has given up trying. Having to see Gordon with first a boyfriend then casual hook ups breaks Lances heart a little bit more but nothing he does gets him any closer to getting Gordon back.
There is a lot of pain for Lance in this book and despite his actions at the start of their relationship I felt Gordons actions were cold and harsh. As you learn more of their story it becomes clear that Gordon was aware of how he was making Lance feel and didn’t get the outcome he hoped. Gordon came over as cold and aloof for a lot of the story and only towards the end of the story did he redeem himself.
The secondary characters were as always great and it was nice to see some of the boys from Heaven Sent make an appearance. I look forward to Nobles story next and wish a lot of luck to the man who is going to have to tame that one!
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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