Forever is Now by K. Vale

foreverisnowTitle: Forever is Now    

Series: Shooting Stars 01

Author: K. Vale    

Genre: Contemporary    

Length: Novella (101pgs)    

Publisher: Liquid Silver Books (9th September 2013)   

Heat Level: Moderate – Explicit     

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥4 Hearts   

Reviewer: Pixie     

Blurb: If you love someone, set him free. If he steals something of yours, hunt him down and make him sorry.

Alex Bremen is over Chance Ralan. Ever since his high school boyfriend ditched him nine years ago, Alex has barely thought of Chance at all. Sure, Alex attended a concert or two when his ex’s band, Armageddon Showdown, was in the area, but that was more curiosity than anything else. Who wouldn’t want to see firsthand how his once clean-cut boyfriend transformed into a pierced and tattooed heavy metal god?

But when Chance has the nerve to record a love song Alex wrote for him years ago, Alex crosses the country to confront him. Revenge becomes a dish best served sizzling hot. The two men lock horns, but find the chemistry between them has only intensified with time, and occasionally love needs to do some growing up before it can be done right.     

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Review: Alex was madly in love with his high school boyfriend until Chance chose music over love and deserted him when he needed him most, now he barely thinks about Chance, but when he hears the song, he wrote for Chance all those years ago on the radio he decides it is time to get his revenge. Alex crosses the country to film a documentary about Chance’s band ‘Armageddon Showdown’ and to make Chance squirm, after all no one knows the heavy metal gods secret gay past or that he never wrote the song. The two men lock horns and the chemistry between them still burns strong and although the love is there, is it strong enough this time around to compete with the music career? 

This is a great story where revenge turns to love and choices are scary. Alex carried on with his life when Chance turned his back on him, he is doing great in his career and he can have any man he wants and he put Chance far behind him… until he heard his song on the radio and all credit being given to Chance. Alex acts fast to get his revenge on the closeted singer, but his feelings aren’t as far in the past as he hoped. Chance didn’t want to record the song but his manager forced him to, now he is facing his ex, Alex, the only man he has ever loved, the one he threw away for a music career and he has no clue how to handle the man. Chance can’t resist the sexy man but how can he love another man and still have a heavy metal music career? Will Chance take a chance on love with Alex or can he live without love as long as he has his music?

Both Alex and Chance are great characters who make this story slightly edgy. Chance denies his sexuality but is miserable and drinks too much, his music is all he really has, and now because of his manager he has his ex on his tail determined to make him even more miserable. Alex soon realizes that he doesn’t want revenge, but getting what he does want might be even harder when Chance still hides behind the music. Both men want something strong but Chance’s fear drives him, but as they get closer again and Alex is determined to give Chance the time he needs they fall foul of a jealous man. This really is a great story, you can see what hiding his sexuality has done to Chance and although he tries to deny it Alex never stopped loving Chance.  

I recommend this to those who love getting back at an ex, an explosive ‘outing’, hot sex, passionate secrets, lingering love, a bitter rival and an amazing ending. 


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