Rand O’Malley dreams of superstardom. He hopes to one day sing the blues like a rock god. Moving to New York City and hiring a new manager are steps to make his dreams a reality. But nothing moves as fast as Rand would like, and everyone has opinions, which include he keep certain pieces of himself quiet if he plans on making it in the Big Apple. Like his bisexuality.
Will Sanders is a gifted musician who dazzles Rand with his ability to coax gorgeous notes from an electric guitar one moment and play the piano like a professional the next. He’s a geek, but Rand isn’t concerned about Will’s pressed exterior clashing with his tattoos. His focus is music. Yet there’s something about Will that makes Rand think there’s much more to the quiet college student than he lets on. As Rand’s dreams begin to materialize, he’s forced to reconsider his priorities and find his own kind of truth. One that might include Will.
I was on the fence about getting this audio, for one simple reason. I’m not a rock god/star/music/ whatever you want to call it fan.
And the blurb definitely suggests it’s all about music. But I enjoy Lane Hayes books and I enjoy the narrator and it wasn’t very long so I jumped in.
So as the title suggest, this is book one, so a lot of characters and building of parts, places, where they fit in. Not overly complicated, and we absolutely focused on Rand and Will mostly, but we did get a fair share of the other band mates and the boyfriends and girlfriends that will be tagging along.
Rand was a rebel is whole youth, so him making a band and moving to NYC would be a natural progression in his life. He was able to bring band mates with him to NYC but they lost one along the way, and that’s where the trouble/drama starts.
Will, left home to go to NYC, now about to graduate he has some decisions to make. About his life, his future and whether to bow under the pressure of his father and family.
Rand and Will have this insta connection I’m not sure they realized to start. They both knew, and the reader knew something was going on, but what? So as the meeting continued and we learned more the time together was more special.
The twists that were thrown at them along the way made for a great tale, and by the end even though they got the HEA they wanted you can feel, that maybe we haven’t seen the last of those two bad guys?