Everything is finally falling into place for Trey Cooper: his band has been accepted into one of the biggest music competitions in the country…too bad their drummer just quit to play with XYZ, their biggest rival. When Trey has a mind-blowingly hot hookup with a mysterious violinist, Trey definitely plans to see him again – just not on stage as a member XYZ.Dominic Bounds’ time to make his musical dreams come true is running out. If something doesn’t happen fast, he has to head home to find a real job. This competition is his last chance, and Dom needs to come out on top – but he never expected to fall for his rival. As Dom and Trey risk everything to begin a secret affair, there’s no denying their chemistry is off the charts – but could their band rivalry turn their romance into a one-hit wonder?
I love a good rock star book and it feels like it’s been a while since I’ve had my hands on one that I was completely enthralled with. I can’t tell you how happy I am that this was everything I hoped it would be and more. The first chapter had me. From beginning to end there are so many feels on every page. I had such an intense need to know more about these characters and their story. I seriously could not put this book down. I just never wanted it to end. I’ve never read anything by this author before but I can tell that is going to definitely change. A.M Arthur has really created such a special story between some very loveable characters that not only was I completely, emotionally invested but also where I totally believed in these characters. I loved every moment and there isn’t anything I would have changed. This author really has done an outstanding job with this story.
Trey and Dom’s story is one that should be made into a movie. Two rival bands competing in one of the biggest music competitions. Sparks fly on and off stage when Trey and Dom meet at an open mic and create beautiful music together. These guys initially didn’t know who the other was but after their first night together there is such a pull that there is no denying what their bodies want. These guys were just so amazing together.
“Dude, your ass better be ready to cash the check your mouth is writing.”
“Oh, it’s more than ready,”
who cared if Coop was a total slut or pickier than a vegan in a steakhouse. Dom was getting fucking laid tonight, and he was very, very eager to judge Coop’s cute ass for himself.
This story wasn’t filled with too much angst and honestly I’m so thankful for that because there are some pretty tough, heavy moments, and some things that were really hard to hear so we didn’t need added angst thrown in. My heart broke for these characters that have been through and experienced more than anyone should. The highs are high in this story. The love been Trey and Dom is undeniable. Their story is passionate, innocent, exciting and very special. A once in a life time true love. These guys had my heart beating and filled with so much joy. Trey and Dom are just so perfect for each other. Not saying their journey was easy because it wasn’t. They did have bumps in the road and some serious demons to overcome, but these guys were just so real, raw and honest that you just want to cheer for them on the sidelines.
They became one entity, creating beautiful music and baring the soul of a beautiful man.
I am so excited that this is the beginning of a series. This book was so well written and the vivid descriptions and dialog kept this reader completely engaged the whole way. The banter between these characters is a perfect balance between the heavy and the light. I’m so looking forward to seeing more from all these band members. If you are looking for a rock star book with some pretty incredible characters then this is one you definitely want to pick up.
About The Author
A.M. Arthur was born and raised in the same kind of small town that she likes to write about, a stone’s throw from both beach resorts and generational farmland. She’s been creating stories in her head since she was a child and scribbling them down nearly as long, in a losing battle to make the fictional voices stop. She credits an early fascination with male friendships (bromance hadn’t been coined yet back then) and “The Young Riders” with her later discovery of and subsequent love affair with m/m romance stories.
An avid reader of het romance, her first foray into reading published m/m romance (slash fanfic doesn’t count) is thanks to a Dear Author review of K.A. Mitchell’s CHASING SMOKE. After devouring K.A.’s existing backlist, she dove headfirst into other authors. While she prefers contemporary, she’ll occasionally sample an historical or SFF m/m romance.
A.M. wrote her first m/m stories in the guise of Kish fanfic (the Kyle/Fish romance from cancelled soap opera “One Life to Live.” As her stories were met with more and more positive feedback, A.M. was inspired to try her hand at creating original m/m romance. And the rest is history.
When not exorcising the voices in her head, she toils away in a retail job that tests her patience and gives her lots of story fodder. She can also be found in her kitchen, pretending she’s an amateur chef and trying to not poison herself or others with her cuisine experiments.