Moonlight Becomes You

Piper Vaughn; M.J. O'Shea
Moonlight Becomes You
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Loose Id
Release Date
August 2011
Book 1 of Lucky Moon
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Eleven years ago Shane Ventura made the biggest mistake of his life when he caved in to pressure from his record label to kick his best friend Jesse Seider out of their band, Luck. Though he had a gorgeous voice, Jesse wasn't beautiful, and didn't fit the label's ideal look. But Shane's never wanted anyone else more, and all the sex and alcohol in the world can't fill the void Jesse left behind.

As his thirty-second birthday approaches, Shane feels more miserable than ever. Even the prospect of teaming up with Britain's hottest band, Moonlight, for an epic world tour can't get him out of his depressive funk. Until he meets lead singer, Kayden Berlin, and falls into instant lust.

Though Kayden acts like he's not interested, Shane knows he feels the spark between them. But the harder Shane pushes, the more Kayden pulls away. Then one explosive night things finally come to a head and Shane is left nursing a broken heart. That seems to be Shane's lot–lucky at everything but love, the one thing that matters most. But there's a lesson Shane still hasn't learned: when it comes to love, you can't always leave things to chance.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
Sep 16, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
272 people found the following review helpful
At first glance, especially when you see the cover, you might think this is a book about music, rock n' roll stars with insatiable appetites and that ever exciting road to success. Our stars do make an appearance in all their sexy glory and top-of-the-world attitudes, but essentially, this is a story about second chances and more importantly, love.

Shane is one of our rock stars who's been around when it comes to fame, drugs, alcohol as well as sex. He's experienced life almost to the worst, but despite being loved by his fans he is everything except happy. A mistake he made in the past keeps haunting him and while it might be the name of his band, ‘Luck' just seems to be slipping through his fingers.

In comes Kayden, an angel with a sexy voice who for no reason harbors deep animosity toward Shane. Their bands are touring together and Kayden is friendly toward everyone else, but still displays chilling iciness when it comes to Shane and his brother. While baffling, it doesn't diminish Shane's interest in the singer. In fact, despite the cold looks, Shane can't keep his lustful eyes away from Kayden.

It turns out Kayden isn't as uninterested as he lets on, and one sign of weakness is all Shane needs.

I loved the guys. Shane did his share of mistakes but I only thought of him as human for it. He wasn't overly cocky or insufferable like some rock stars in books are and we don't really see much of his wild antics to instantly dislike him. I thought he was rather caring and he had no issues with showing his affection. He is far from perfect but definitely not a bad guy.

Since the book doesn't show Kayden's point of view, it is a bit difficult to discuss his standing point. He has been hurt and his reasons for the icy attitude are more than justified, but for me the situation was pretty much black or white, either forgive or don't.

Fortunately they don't fuss around unchangeable things too much. Instead we get to see their talent and the slow progress of their attraction into something more. There are flashbacks in this book, something I find extremely annoying, but there isn't a lot of them and if I could have read through them, probably others will too.

This book is definitely something I would recommend. The writing is wonderful and story interesting as well as sweet. Especially this one moment at the end where I swear time stopped. You will know when you get to it. So now all I can do is look forward to the sequel. I bet Nicky will have sparks flying off the pages.

Disclaimer: The reviewer is also a published author with Loose Id.
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Book Review by Carly (Carly's Book Reviews) (reviewer)
Jul 31, 2014
212 people found the following review helpful
Shane has spent the last decade regretting the decision that destroyed his relationship with his best friend, Jesse. He realizes that the things that once filled the void..... No, that muted the pain, just aren't working any longer. He's tired of living the life of a rock-star, has become jaded to it's excesses, and is floating through life with no real purpose.

Kaden is talented, focused, and driven. To everyone else he is warm, flirtatious and welcoming but when it comes to Shane; Kaden is nothing but ice. Shane doesn't understand why Kaden ignites a spark that he hasn't felt in years, but for the first time since losing his best friend, Shane realizes that he might be ready to invest a part of himself into a relationship that last longer than one night. That is, if he can get Kaden to give him a chance.

The sexual tension that is building between them slowly draws Shane and Kaden closer; but both men have good reason to be distrustful, and opening themselves up to the idea of more than sexual attraction may destroy what little common ground they have.

As a long time fan of the Lucky Moon series I was excited to read the second edition of Moonlight Becomes You. It met my expectations and then some! I was blown away by the way authors Vaughn and O'Shea enhanced this story with original material, added sections from their previously released novellas,and smoothly transitioned from one source to another. While I recognized their previous works within the story, I was completely unprepared for this second edition to feel like an entirely unique reading experience!

Well written and edited, the second edition of Moonlight Becomes You is a must-read for fans of the series, as well as those readers who are new to the Lucky Moon stories. The "sex, drugs and rock-and-roll" lifestyle, music, romance, drama, and fresh storyline development bring familiar characters back to life in a whole new way. I can't wait to see what they do with the rest of this series!
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