Ruin Porn by SJD Peterson and SA McAuley ~ Book Review by Caroline

25418220Title: Ruin Porn

Author: SJD Peterson and SA McAuley

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.75 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 08/28/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Menage/Poly

Blurb:

There is underlying beauty in destruction….

Miah Thade, Finn Reese, and Ritchie Meyer are Resonator, an indie rock band with an edge—best friends turned rock stars, known as the Detroit 3. When Evin Rene appears in their life none of them can deny he belongs with Rez.

They may have named their first album Ruin Porn because people get off on seeing how Detroit went from deeply loved to thoroughly forsaken, but they’re determined to prove that blight isn’t the entire story and blight isn’t always ugly.

Ritchie, Miah, Finn, and Evin take Resonator to a level no one anticipates. But no prosperity comes without sacrifice, and no secret stays hidden without a trail of lies. As Rez’s fame grows, so does the intensity between two of its members…as well as their potential for destruction.

Evin and Finn are about to discover the underlying beauty in their ruin porn.

My View:

I have a real soft spot for rocker stories and this one hit just that spot. The love story almost takes a back seat in Ruin Porn as we figure out the Detroit 3+E.

Miah, Finn and Ritchie are rock band Ruin Porn and are well on their way from rags to riches when Kevin Rene hits their radar. Kevin is part of another band that should be opening for them on their latest tour but when his band is sent home before the gigs even start Kevin is offered the chance of a lifetime and three become four.

There is a lot of history involved in the relationship between the original 3 who have been friends since childhood but as much as they all believe they know each other well there are secrets that could devastate their dynamics. Miah is homophobic and their elected leader with an ego the size of a house but you can’t help fall for him as he strives to make a father that doesn’t even notice him proud. Ritchie and Finn appear a lot closer and when Kevin, or Evin as he is now known, joins the band that closeness becomes like a buffer.

I loved the trepidation and then the heat between Finn and Evin as they tried to work each other out. The build-up, the intensity of their feelings and their desperation and the need to keep things secret. All of them involved know that being honest will more than likely mean the end. The end of friendships, the end of the band and the end of their respect for each other but before they can think about it too hard the decision is taken out of their hands.

This is not just a gripping story that ended far too fast but it also set the scene for the next book and hopefully we won’t have to wait for too long. I expect sparks to fly and I hope we get good things for Ritchie!

Links

Ruin Porn on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

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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