Title: Beautiful Thunder
Author: Louise Lyons
Genre: Contemporary, New Adult
Length: Novel (220 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 31, 2015)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Can romance and rock ‘n’ roll dreams survive with a storm raging around them?
Alex Randall has always wanted to be a rock singer. When he answers an ad from a local band, his dream finally comes true. He loves the stage, and the group’s fans love him. Things couldn’t be better, except for the attraction he develops for the band’s guitarist, Lindsey. Alex is surprised and initially worried, since he only had one brief flirtation with a boy in his teens. But even though he and Lindsey become close and start seeing each other, Alex fears commitment, and Lindsey worries that Alex might only be experimenting.
When Lindsey’s ex contacts him following a health scare, fear and anger drives a wedge between Alex and Lindsey, which causes rifts within the band. Alex and Lindsey’s relationship is still new and fragile, and with Alex unwittingly blaming Lindsey for their problems, it becomes a true challenge for them to weather the storm.
Review: It seems to be my week to find authors that I have not read before, but I have to tell you that I was pleased with this story. There is a lot of emotional parts in the story that kind of dragged for me, but other than that it flowed pretty damn good. What called to me about this story was the title. It wasn’t until the end when I found out where the name came from. It was a great surprise and I loved it.
Alex’s family passed away when he was younger and left him with quite a bit of money. He owned his home and really didn’t need to do anything if he wanted. However for most of his life he wanted to be a rock singer. Now many kids want this life, but damn can Alex sing. He answered an ad for a singer, and his life was about to make a turn. He falls in love with Lindsey and things just blow up in their face.
Lindsey left Alex, the band and went to London. Now he is back for a contest and they see each other once more. Time has changed and they need to see if there is away for them to be together once more. The heat is still there and damn they are sexy.
With Lindsey’s past boyfriend, I can see why he is a bit leery but you can just see the heat they both set off. They both have problems, but like all things in life many things get in the way. There is a chance for them to make it together once more.
The ending was pretty good but it seems a bit strange. Now I must admit some parts of it is the fact that it is told in a different country type of story, so some of the language might be a tad different. The ending is left in such a way that it is up to you to decide how it ends. Or maybe reach their own thoughts on it.
I had fun with it, although it is a bit on the slow side it was fun. I enjoyed reading it and look forward to reading more by this author. I would definitely recommend it.