Book Reviews

Kiss by L.C. Chase at MM Romance Group @ Goodreads

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 29-July-2013

Book Blurb

Dear Author,

I’ve flirted with all my bandmates, male and female. Done many things that skirt the boundaries between play and outright sex onstage. It’s all in good fun, and the crowd eats it up; I'm just giving them what they want. But… this time is different. This time there are actual sparks. I don’t know if it's him, or the fact that I’m underneath him. What if he’s only playing along? I may command the stage, but he’s captivating me…

Photo Description:
Musicians on the stage floor, the guitarist straddling the singer while still playing.



This story was written as a part of the M/M Romance Group's "Love Has No Boundaries" event. Group members were asked to write a story prompt inspired by a photo of their choice. Authors of the group selected a photo and prompt that spoke to them and wrote a short story

 

Book Review

"Oh how the mighty fall" came to my mind when I was reading this story. Rock stars are a special breed of people, and the leaders of the band are quite often the ones who determine what's what. Heath, the leader of rock band Splinter 7, definitely thinks he is the one in charge, and when Brett, a replacement guitarist, doesn’t fall into line, he gets irritated. The problem is that Brett has a plan, or rather, a point to make, and it takes Heath quite a while to understand what that might be.

What I really liked about this story was not just the slowly building heat between the two main characters; a heat that comes to an explosive resolution at the end. What I thought was really well done is the fact that Heath seems to be the stereotypical rock star at first glance – and yet, from the very beginning, he shows signs of potential to be more sensitive than he likes to have people think he is. It takes him a while to get there, and I was grinding my teeth in frustration as he slowly worked it out, but when he gets there, he jumps into the unknown without hesitation.

Brett is something else! He knows what he wants (and it isn’t a pseudo-act on stage) and holds out for it. He has his reasons – and they're good ones – but it's still hard for him to see Roarke jump into everyone's arms. Brett wants so much more and he uses the only strategy that will work: he plays hard to get. I loved the scenes where his turning away angers Roarke to the point he's almost ready to force himself on Brett for the stage kiss he seems to think is his due.

If you like stories about rock stars, if you enjoy reading about men who don’t behave as their stereotype "dictates", and if you're looking for a well-written read that is as hot as it is touching, you will probably enjoy this free short story.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 32 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-July-2013
Price FREE
Buy Link https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18206304