K.M. struck the right chord with this friends to lovers romance

Strike a Chord
by K.M. Neuhold

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Kyleen rounds off her thoroughly enjoyable Replay series with Benji’s friends to lovers romance and it’s a cracker.

Benji’s the good one, the one who is never any trouble but he’s struggling to see what he’ll do with his life if Downward Spiral actually do implode and split up.

As with the other books in the series, this one runs at the same time as the romances for the other three band members and we get to see what’s happening in their lives from snippets of conversation here.

I loved Benji and Paris and I also loved Paris’ twin brother London. He was determined to fix up Paris with Benji and he didn’t hide it, there was lots of great banter between him and Benji.

The romance starts off as a fake boyfriend Instagram get back at Paris’ ex-boyfriend but it’s pretty clear both men have been in love with the other since they were teenagers. It’s super sweet and slow burn, even though they hook up with blowjobs, before the feelings start coming into play.

There’s sort of flashbacks (but in their heads for brief moments rather than as specific chapters) to when Benji and Paris first met and they help to set the scene for this ultimate friends to lovers romance.

This book wraps up the wonderful Replay series with a romance that’s a study in contrast to Lincoln’s opener and it works perfectly to bring the band’s stories to a close.

I loved it and it ran a good race to become my favourite in the series but ultimately lost out to Jude, Archer and Bennett’s Beat Of Their Own Drum.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.

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