Facing the Music by Sue Holston

ftm2__97450.1375410170.300.450Title: Facing the Music

Author: Sue Holston

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Novella (160 pages)

Publisher: Evernight Publishing (August 2nd, 2013)

Heat Level:  Moderate

Heart Rating:

Blurb: Ethan James, charismatic leader of the rock band Texas Madmen, only wants to play music, until he meets reporter Graham Henderson. Suddenly Ethan’s world isn’t just about music anymore. But Graham’s job is to write an exclusive that will make waves. That means digging up all the dirty laundry that the band has kept under cover for years—and deciding what to do with it.

Can Ethan and Graham’s love withstand the revelations? Will the band continue to dominate, or will the music die?

Product Link: http://www.evernightpublishing.com/facing-the-music-by-sue-holston/

Reviewer:   GiGi

Review: This book has all the things you might come to expect from a Rock’N’Roll romance: Drugs, Sex, Rock’N’Roll, problems with the law, and unfortunate acts by nearly all of the band members. The pace is fast, and as one character puts it, who really needs daytime dramas when this band lives real life drama around every corner. My favorite scene is still the opener when Gray gets caught falling into Ethan’s pool and first glances at his feet after surfacing and then peers up, it’s classic! As Graham travels along with the band on the tour bus, we see every secret, every nuance of the relationships between band members. Although some things are still left to be revealed. It is quite a roller coaster, and at times, I really do want to see Gray back off, go home, and leave these drama queens to their plight. But when the going gets tough, Gray sticks by his man, and boy does it get tough.

Though the main characters are strong enough themselves, I really found myself caught in the web spun between Lars and Aiden. I wanted to slap Lars upside the head and then have Aiden drag him back to the bus, tie him down, and whip a bit of sense into him! The writing is smooth, the tour is an adventure, and I was satisfied with the ending, even though I clearly see another book involving Lars and Aiden!

Coffee, Tea and the Mile High Club by H. L. Holston

Title: Coffee, Tea and the Mile High Club

Series: Love at 38,000 Feet 01

Author: H.L. Holston

Genre: Contemporary

Length: Short (37pgs)

Publisher: Silver Publishing (5th May 2012)

Heat Level: Moderate

Heart Rating:  ♥♥♥♥3 ½Hearts

Reviewer: Pixie

Blurb: International flight attendant Jake Watson jets from Dallas to Tokyo with his boss and secret crush, lead flight attendant Evan Parker. Evan’s frosty glares and snarky comments have held Jake’s feelings at bay for months because Evan hates Jake. Or does he?

While the plane cruises high over the Pacific, Evan proves Jake’s secret crush isn’t so secret or as unwelcome as he believed. Can Jake’s fire melt Evan’s ice? Their layover in Tokyo is Jake’s chance to sneak past his boss’s defenses and possibly into his bed.

Will Jake crash and burn with Evan or find love at 38,000 feet?

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Review: Jake has a secret crush on his boss, Evan.  But, he hates working with him. Not because of his unrequited lust, but because Evan is snarky and unpleasant to work with.  But, on a flight to, he sees a slightly different side of Evan and maybe his lust isn’t as unrequited as he thought.

This is a cute little short that has whetted my appetite for this new series. Jake was expecting to spend his lay over with his friends, Mason and Trevor, but that falls through. So, now he is looking at sightseeing by himself, but his plans are looking to change again, with Evan’s thaw in attitude. Evan has always been stand-offish or as Jake thinks ‘snarky, anal retentive bastard’, whereas everyone else goofed off with light-hearted banter, but Evan is a stickler for the rules.

This short story has quite a bit of humor and is enjoyable to read. There are several different scenes with different characters that are quite funny, so the story is smooth and flows quickly. The Evan we see at the end of the book is completely different form the one we are introduced to at the start, but I suppose some people do have a different face at work. The other characters (Mason, Trevor and Tyler) add to this story as well, fleshing it out and adding to our enjoyment. We don’t learn much about the characters because of the length of the book, but it didn’t actually make me feel like I had missed out though.

I recommend this to those who like flight attendants, humor, some passionate sex, a great short story and enjoyable read.