Eighteen months ago, drummer Jude Colburn made the biggest mistake of his life when he walked away from his band just as they were on the brink of success. Now, he’s got a second chance. The band’s bassist just quit, and Jude plays bass almost as well as he plays drums. The other band members aren’t thrilled, but they are desperate.
Running with Scissors needs him, but there’s one condition: no hooking up with bandmates. That’s what ruined things eighteen months ago, after all. Jude’s on board, but no one warned him about the drummer who replaced him. A.J. Palmer is shy and unassuming . . . until he hits the stage. He gets Jude’s attention from the first beat, and suddenly that “no hookups” rule isn’t so easy to follow.
Keeping secrets on a tour bus isn’t easy either, and it’s only a matter of time before the band catches on. When everything hits the fan, Jude has to choose: a second chance at the career he’s always regretted leaving, or a shot at the man of his dreams?
Do you ever start reading a book and think, I must have missed the first one some how.That’s how I felt about this one. Through out the first almost two thirds I felt like, everyone knew the secret but like A.J., I’m the outsider and wasn’t privy to it so I’m missing the punchline.
All these band members are well established, having grown up together. Know each others moods, likes, faults and dreams. So when one betrays them it affects them all. Which is what happened.
So when Jude comes back, no one can be a grown up and deal. Except maybe Shiloh and Richie. All the rest spend pretty much the whole book bickering at each other and about the unfairness of life in general, it became annoying. How old were these kids? Grow up! Yes he f- upped. But so did everyone else. And no one wants to know why or what happened to lead Jude to make those decisions that he made. Conner wasn’t at fault in some way?
Jude and A.J are good together, shy A.J to out spoken Jude. just what they both need, the one thing Kristy had right, A.J is the calming effect they needed. The way Jude get A.J. out of his shell, and even when everyone realizes that they have broken that rule, again. They stand strong together.
Problem for me was all the other out weighed the good.