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.
Two very important things!
One, I’m not a rock star/music genre fan. But I read the first one, the way Bryan and Audrey met and I was simply hooked.
Two, and most important. DO NOT READ the ending while in a public place, like a restaurant. I was cry sad tears and then happy tears. All the while trying to hide said tears.
So this picks up where the first leaves off, however we get enough back story that if you’ve not read the first one, you will be fine. Audrey is off to Italy to restart a career and Bryan is heading back to NYC to tie up some things so he can rejoin his hopefully boyfriend.
This whole tale is about the ups and downs of not only restarting a career in an industry that is not very forgiving but starting a relationship based on secrets and closets.
These two are so amazing together. I love the openness of Audrey, the way he is trying to be everything to Bryan. And Bryan, in the new wide world of bisexuality. He knows what he wants, he knows he has to be patient, he knows.
The people are these two, some good, some bad, and this author does a fabulous job to keep us guessing on which side is which. The only one I knew for sure is Rudy, totally team Rudy. That other one, can go jump in a lake. I don’t care that he sort of redeemed himself at the end.
The ending was just… awwwww…. perfect HEA!