Author: Sue Holston
Length: Novella (160 pages)
Publisher: Evernight Publishing (August 2nd, 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
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/
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!