This slow slide into love is a gorgeously crafted romance
Starting From the Top by Lane Hayes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
I pretty much love everything Lane Hayes writes, but I must admit to having a real fondness for this rock band series.
A lot of it is to do with the fact that Zero aren’t mega famous. They’re on the way, but still mostly able to just be ‘normal’ guys.
Each book has brought something new to the table and with Starting From The Top we get a bit of an age gap, definitely an opposites attract element and also a smidgen of lost souls finding a home.
There’s a lot to be said for developing a realistic slide from a sex only arrangement through into a friend’s with benefits and then having them fall in love realistically.
Especially when there’re tensions from outside forces including ex wives, growing fame and a visual artist running his own agenda.
But it works brilliantly. Sean slowly unlocks the different boxes he keeps his various pieces of his life in as Johnny provides him with the motivation to relax.
The kids are sweet, Parker’s teenage trials pull at the heartstrings, and all the rest of the Zero and Jealousy crew are on hand to add their brand of chaos.
It’s a seriously hot book, but also has a wonderful sense of warmth and comfort. They might struggle through to their happy ending, but it feels even more real for that.
#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review.
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