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My favourite so far in this excellent rock band romance series

Starting From Here 500Starting From Here by Lane Hayes

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Definitely my favourite one so far in this excellent rock band based series from Lane.

Part second chances, part fake relationship and redemption, this narrative oozes with feelings and incandescent emotional vulnerability between Declan and Tegan.

Former best friends who were turned into ‘enemies’ through manipulation and bad feelings, Lane skilfully navigates their relationship development while they’re on tour with their respective bands and I was rooting for them from the off.

While this book can be read as a standalone, I wouldn’t recommend it because there would be some of the subtle layers missing from the previous books.

I really appreciated how both Tegan and his band mate and best friend Justin slowly realised Declan wasn’t an enemy and that the drama was kept to a level which totally worked within the story.

Tegan and Declan reconnection came with loads of hot angry sex, something which Lane writes so very well.

But even from the first fraught encounter there is more there than just lust. The sense of something previous, a past that hasn’t been forgotten in spite of all the efforts to do so.

I loved these two so much, I wanted them to forgive the hurts and admit that they still wanted each other but they needed to go on their own individual journey first.

When they do start that process though my heart was singing along and I was smiling throughout.

There’s subtle humour laced with the feelings, the two bands mesh together into a substitute family and Tegan’s own family also has an important role to play.

I loved his parents just from the small glimpses we get. Declan’s mum isn’t as instantly likeable but I also understood her motivations.

The Epilogue is all ends up awesome and I’m dying to find out who book four will be about (the sneak peek isn’t in the ARC).

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

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Epic headrush of a middle book in this Merikan polyamory romance

Their Obsession (Four Mercenaries #2)Their Obsession by K.A. Merikan

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Bloody Hell that was a headrush and it didn’t go anywhere near where I was expecting it to. And it ends with a not quite cliffhanger but still a massive loose end!

It’s impossible to go into the plot without spoiling it completely, all I will say is that is goes much darker than book one and things happen which will need a Herculean effort to put right.

There’s a glorious opening which is insanely sexy and erotic before things definitely take a turn for the unexpected and the proverbial hits the fan at bullet train speed.

I have no clue how Kat and Agnes will pull this back from the brink but I cannot wait to find out how they do.

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

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Viper lives up to the dangers of his name in this second instalment

VIPER FOR WEB
Viper
by Brooke Blaine & Ella Frank

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Chapter two of the Halo and Viper journey focuses on the development of the ever growing feelings between the two men.

For Halo, things couldn’t be better, but Viper’s past means he’s not so easily swayed by the emotional impact spending time with the band’s new frontman is bringing.

At times I forget there’s a ten year age gap between them as Halo always seems way more mature than his 23 years and Viper does his best impression of a mardy teenager frequently.

His grumpy attitude does come with valid reasons though and I liked that Brooke and Ella brought more depth to his character than just the bad boy persona.

Halo’s not willing to just be shoved aside though and there’re words said, and actions taken, that I was really hoping wouldn’t lead me to chuck my Kindle across the room.

Fortunately it’s just a stumble on their path towards happiness and I was very pleased with where things ended up.

Only a month to go before the final book is out and we get to see just how they’re going to deal with all the pressures of the relationship and the band’s success.

As an aside, yes the narrative is as hot as the cover model just in case you were wondering 😉

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