Book Reviews

Rockin' it Forever (What's His Passion) by Morticia Knight at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 12-July-2016

Book Blurb

Can the touch of a rock god last forever?

Music journalist Bryan Gallagher’s life has completely changed in an unexpected way. Not only has he snagged a dream assignment as the memoirist to alternative music’s rock superstar Aubrey King, but he’s also promised to give the beautiful and enigmatic musician a chance for them to forge a relationship. It’s all very overwhelming for Bryan since, up until he spent a sexually charged day and night with Aubrey, Bryan has never even dreamed of being with a man.


Aubrey is completely smitten with the boyishly handsome, young rock writer, Bryan. After their instant spark grows into something more, Aubrey is desperate to keep Bryan by his side for always. He’s promised Bryan that their love is for real, that Bryan isn’t simply one of his rock star conquests.


Their road isn’t an easy one, though. Despite their deepening bond and growing need for each other, other factors intrude. Neither Aubrey nor Bryan is ready to come out, and their relationship needs to remain a carefully guarded secret. In addition, Aubrey has to answer to the demands of his profession and Bryan has to traverse the shifting waters between his personal and business relationship with his famous lover.


Then a secret is revealed and everything in their joint world implodes. When a love is so strong that two men can barely take a breath without thinking of the other, will that be enough to bridge the loss of trust? The only way they can rock their love forever is if Aubrey can reach Bryan before it’s too late.


Book Review

“The flood of tears won’t stop, the flow of fears won’t quit. You’re on my mind and in my dreams. The years of hurt won’t go, the terror of night comes back. You’re in my heart and in my soul. We’ve had too many lifetimes to lose love’s light. Why would we even want to try?” ~ Aubrey King (Bryan's Song)

Bryan Gallagher gets a lot more than he bargains for when he agrees to help rock star Aubrey King write his memoirs. Brian has idolized Aubrey since he was a teenager. It's a dream come true to have the opportunity to work with him; he never expected to end up in Aubrey's bed, especially since Bryan considers himself to be straight. Yet, there is something about Aubrey that is intoxicating; being with him just feels...right. Bryan can't imagine how they will be able to maintain their relationship, but he has faith that, with Aubrey by his side, they will find a way to make it work.

Aubrey is thrilled when Bryan agrees to work with him. He's had his eye on Bryan for some time, following his work as a music journalist and wants to meet him. Writing Aubrey's memoirs seems a perfect way to make it happen. Even Aubrey is surprised when he and Bryan click so quickly. Aubry never dreamed that Bryan, who he thought was straight, is so easily seduced; Aubrey is thrilled. Aubrey knows how quickly and deeply he falls in love, and tries his best to take his time and keep the intensity level down. Bryan is more cautious, especially since feelings for a man are so new to him. Since Aubrey needs to stay in the closet, their relationship has to be kept a secret. The men think that won't be a problem, but it turns out to be bigger than either of them had anticipated.

They think they are doing a good job of keeping it secret, but as one of the band members explains, all anyone has to do is look at their faces when they look at each other to know they are in love. After Aubrey reluctantly confides in Bryan about his shady past, Bryan reassures Aubrey that he won't hold what has happened against him. But there is one more thing Aubrey hasn't told Bryan, or anyone else for that matter, but convinces himself that it's not the right time. This omission comes back to haunt him when Bryan overhears a conversation in which Aubrey discusses the 'forbidden' subject. Knowing that Aubrey is still being untruthful, makes Bryan doubt everything else Aubrey has said; the trust between them is broken. For Bryan, it isn't something that could easily be fixed. It would take a miracle.

Some people have to lose someone before they truly appreciate what they meant to them. The key to a successful relationship is honesty. If a couple isn't truthful with each other; if they let their fear overrule being honest, they don't have good communication. Without it, love can't survive. If you like stories about rockers, their chaotic life style, and the necessity of being truthful, then you may enjoy this story. Thanks, Morticia, for a rockin' good story.





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 202 pages/68313 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 14-June-2016
Price $5.25 ebook, $10.49 paperback
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