Author: SJ Frost
Publisher: MLR Press
Cover Artist: unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Brad Delfini once had the world in his hands, but misfortune and bad decisions showed him just how quickly the spotlight can go dark. For years, he was struggling to get by, when a fateful phone call brought him to famed rock band, Conquest. Since becoming their drummer, he’s hit the top of fame again and he has all he could ever want. Except for one thing. As Conquest’s world tour draws to the close, that missed chance leaves him filled with regrets.
Remmy Laurent has been a roadie since he graduated high school, but years of being on the move have worn him down. He decides it’s time to quit and bring some stability into his life. He just wanted to finish out this one last tour with his favorite band; Conquest. It hasn’t been an easy tour, for many reasons, but most of all because no matter how hard he tried to deny it, he lost his heart to a man who he thinks barely knows he exists.
When the last concert is played, Brad and Remmy both believe they’ll never see each other again, but a little friendly intervention brings them together once more. As they begin to know each other in a whole new way, Brad must somehow make peace with his past if he and Remmy are going to have a future.
Finally Brad’s story! The often secretive and sexy drummer from Conquest who has never been quite honest with his bandmates about who he really is. When Remmy Laurent who is currently in charge of the backstage on Conquest’s tour catches Brad’s eye maybe all that is about to change especially when Jesse starts to interfere in his own understated way.
Brad is a man with a difficult past that made him the man he is today. When he first played for Evan Arden all those years ago Evan had no idea that he practically saved the man’s life. He had been lied to and misled and when he found out it took away everything he believed. After a night that would haunt him for years to come he decides to live as his family want and goes back to dating girls.
Remmy has been on the road with bands since his late teens and he is becoming tired. He wants stability and he wants to spend some time living in the same place for more than a few days at a time. When he looks at the men in the band he is travelling with and sees the love they have for their partners he also wants that for himself but it appears to elude him. He has one night stands or short affairs with the wrong people. He always seems to crush on the wrong person – first Jules who had already found Morgan and then Brad who was only interested in women.
As Conquest plays its last concert of the tour Remmy takes the chance to approach Brad and is surprised by his reaction. After agreeing to go for a beer at the end of the night Remmy is left heartbroken when Brad seems to forget and leaves the arena without him.
With Jesse meddling as always Brad and Remmy get together after the tour but Brad has more luggage than he feels able to cope with. He has underestimated Remmy who he thinks of as shy and quiet. Remmy has a backbone of steel, he is compassionate and understanding and is willing to help Brad and stand by the man in any way he needs.
Great addition to the series as we watch Brad rid himself of the ghosts from his past and Remmy come out of his shell to show how strong he is and how perfect he is for Conquest’s drummer. Great to see all the other guys too as they prove what a strong and close group they have become once again.
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