Author: Z Allora
Publisher: Rocky Ridge
Cover Artist: P L Nunn
Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars
What’s the use of being a rock legend if you have no one to share the fame and fortune with? Not that Dusty Davis is looking. He’s content taking care of himself, his bandmates, and his rambunctious younger brothers.
And while the rest of The Dark Angels are happily paired with men, Dusty can’t be gay. A night in a club brings him face to face with the woman of his dreams. J is articulate, well-read, witty, and smart. How could Dusty not finally fall?
J didn’t mean to deceive Dusty; he introduced himself as Justin, after all. He didn’t realize the drummer heard, “Justine” and missed the other cues. Dusty’s declarations of love sounded too good to be true. After all, who could possibly want someone as broken as Justin?
But the heart wants what the heart wants, and love knows no gender
Dusty is the only Dark Angel left to find true love but boy it’s a difficult task. He is the least comfortable member of the band when it comes to talking about feelings, sex and relationships. He is not attracted to gender particularly but more the individual personality. He may give Angel and the boy’s grief about their relationships but under all his grouchiness and subterfuge he is lonely and quite sad. With a very religious mother making vile comments and threats he would never be able to admit being attracted to a man. His brothers are the most important people in his life and he will do nothing to risk his relationship with them.
Only Dusty would find the love of his life just as he is leaving the country for months on tour. After spending hours talking to J about anything and everything and a rushed grope in the bathrooms the next few months are filled with texts and emails and a longing to see each other again. He has found the girl of his dreams!
J has been to hell and back and is still living with events from the past. Meeting Dusty was a dream come true but also one that seems too good to be true. After months of keeping in touch any way possible the night has finally arrived for them to meet up again. When the concert lights dim and they meet back stage Dusty is left shocked to his core and J is left devastated. The surprise was huge but did Dusty really not know deep down? The band rally round him and offer him support but he is left truly heartbroken.
True to form Dusty fell for personality and finds it impossible not to track J down and work things out. They are both a bit broken in totally different ways and I loved their trepidation in moving onto all things sexual. For J the reason for this is stark terror and dealing with flashbacks but for Dusty it is far more complicated in some respects, he takes everything so seriously about himself and now he has to worry about his partner, he is filled with doubt and anxiety.
There are some great glimpses of Angel and Dare along with Robin and Josh and as always Z treats us to a little bit of kinky naughtiness. It is like being entertained by a large family who all love each other despite their quirks. We also get to know a lot more about Dusty’s brothers Zack and Jordan and the mysterious Andrew who is J’s older brother. Please, please, please can we have Andrew and Zack’s book soon?
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