Author: TA Chase
Publisher: Pride Publishing
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 05/03/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Gay Romance
Will Hunter’s life ever be more than an endless tour of small gigs?
Hunter Lee is lead guitarist of the alternative rock band, Merging Violently. He and his four friends travel up and down the East Coast, playing small gigs. It’s not what he dreamed of when he founded the band, but it’s a way to make a living. Meeting Edward Monterrose might be the best shot he has at hitting the big time.
Edward Monterrose doesn’t have time for a relationship. He’s too busy with his horses and students. Yet he always makes time for a benefit to raise money for charities he supports. While recovering from an injury, he overhears Hunter playing in the park and asks him to play at the benefit.
The two men come from different worlds yet discover they have more in common than they thought. Yet will their relationship last when they’re apart for months on end?
Publisher’s Note: This book is linked to the Home series by T.A. Chase.
Although this new series is loosely linked to the Home series I don’t think you need to worry too much if you haven’t read it. The main character to cross over is Edwards brother Derek St Martin from Wishing For a Home (book3) and he isn’t really pertinent here but more of a way of casually linking a new and old series together. This series seems set to concentrate on the band members of Merging Violently and the author gives you enough introduction to them all in this first book to keep you interested.
This story concentrates on Hunter Lee who is the bands lead guitarist. Merging Violently are working towards stardom but are not quite there yet. They have just finished their latest tour of small gigs along the East Coast and have all gone their separate ways for a few weeks of downtime. Hunter writes most of the music for the band and is never far from a guitar and notebook and this is how he first meets Edward.
Edward Monterrose lives for his horses. He spends a lot of his time on the road competing and has never given a lot of thought to settling down. He has a good set of friends and co-workers and a step brother who drops everything when Edward takes a fall and ends up in hospital with a few more broken bones. Recovering from his injuries and frustrated at not being able to ride he comes across Hunter in a local park and is drawn to the man playing his guitar.
I loved the ease of things between Edward and Hunter right from the start. From their initial meeting, to their friendship to ending up in bed for a pretty steamy bout of sex the author made it seem easy and smooth. As a person who spent most of her childhood on a stable yard with horses I really enjoyed the time spent at Edwards’s stables.
This is an angst free and feel good love story and I am looking forward to finding out more about the remaining band members in future books in particular Boris who seems to have some dark secrets to uncover.
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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