With The Band

L.A. Witt
With The Band
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March 2011
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Hard rock band Schadenfreude is finally on the verge of the success that's eluded them for the last several years. With Aaron McClure as their new lead singer, nothing's going to stop them…except maybe a steamy, secret relationship between Aaron and bassist Bastian Koehler. Aaron knows all too well what can happen when band members get involved with each other. After all, his last band was a casualty of his last relationship, and Schadenfreude forbids band members from dating for that very reason. But Bastian is too hot to resist, and besides, it's just sex, so what's the harm?

Bastian has just gotten out of a long relationship with his volatile ex-fiancée when Aaron catches his eye. The sexy singer is irresistible, and in spite of the potential for strife within the band if this comes out, Bastian can't help himself.

Their passion in the bedroom is rivaled only by their ambition as musicians, though, and pretty soon, it's going to tear them, and Schadenfreude apart, if they can't get back to playing with the band.

Book Review by Tyra Berger
Jun 04, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
181 people found the following review helpful
This was my first book by author L.A. Witt, and WITH THE BAND rocked it out! Aaron and Bastion burn up the pages with incredibly sensual love scenes. The secondary cast of characters give more depth to the overall storyline. The story is told from Aaron's point of view, but I always felt like I knew what Bastion was feeling as well.

With the demise of his last band due to internal drama, Aaron has returned home to audition for lead singer of his siblings' band, Schadenfreude. He better than anyone knows the danger of dating with-in the band, but one look at Bastion and Aaron is having trouble remember why it's a bad thing.

Bastion has finally made the break from his psycho girlfriend and now he just wants to play music. With the addition of Aaron as lead singer for the band, he knows they will be going places. Bastion has a secret that not even his brother and band mates know, that he is bi-sexual and is completely hot for Aaron. He just has to keep his hands off the sexy younger man.

When the two come together, it is electric and one of the sexiest kisses I have ever read. But keeping their relationship a secret isn't easy when they can't keep their hands off of each other.

Just when things seem to be going well for the band, Denise, Bastion's ex, drops a bomb on the band when she calls the couple out in front of everyone. Now that they have been outed, Bastion isn't sure he can handle the pressure of trying to keep both the band and his relationship with Aaron together.

The relationship the author builds between Aaron and Bastion was incredible to read. At times very sweet and other times scorching. The sentence, "Just one more kiss", becomes a recurring theme for the pair and their clandestine meetings backstage.

As much as I enjoyed reading the scenes between them, some of my favorite parts are when the band is together and giving each other a hard time and teasing back and forth. The dialogue between the siblings was hilarious and very real. And while the ending seemed rushed, the writing and story line flowed well and kept me entertained.

So, if you believe in long, slow, deep, soft, wet kisses that last three days, then WITH THE BAND is the book for you
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