Author: Megan Derr
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Dai gave up everything when he ran away with his cousin, traded a life of wealth, power, and security to create their band and live the way they want. The one thing he refuses to do is hide; he’s worked way too hard, and given up way too much, to pretend to be something he’s not.
Cooper never anticipated he would trade rodeo fame for country music stardom. But the secret he had to keep for his own safety is now a secret he has to keep to protect his band. The one thing he can never do is make his sexuality public; he’s sacrificed far too much to risk it all by airing personal matters.
But when a chance meeting turns into a passionate night that neither can forget, a tenuous relationship neither wants to let go, someone is going to have to break the rules…
If you have not read the first two installments in The Missing Butterfly series by Megan Derr, you can still enjoy the latest Shine Forever. However, to fully understand some of the innuendo and allusions made throughout, you should probably read book 2, Love You Like a Romance Novel.
While technically Shine Forever takes place five years before the events of LYLARN, I don’t think you lose anything reading them in series order. Timeline-wise it takes place between The Missing Butterfly and LYLARN, I believe, as Mal and Cassidy have a cameo as a couple in the story.
So how is the story itself? As far as couples go, Dai and Cooper are probably my favorites from the Missing Butterfly universe. While their story might be the most mundane of the three, they just fit so well together. There love for one another shone through every encounter. You knew that, even with time apart, they were committed to each other long before either one admitted it to themselves.
This universe is not done with us. I can think of two stories I still need. First is the naughty love-sick Britt and his twin Brice. The other story I sorely need harkens back to The Missing Butterfly. I need to know more about Jake and Eddie from Four Butterflies. Finally, I think Nikko has a story to tell, as well.
These stories aren’t angst fests. They are lighter stories about rockers who find their true love and know how to be loyal and make things work. I will continue to follow these boys.
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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