- MLR Press
- Release Date
- August 2013
- Book 3 of Boston Boys
Contemporary Romance, Erotic Romance, LGBTQ, New Adult
Twenty-three year old Jasper Jones fell in love with Dean McQueen at fourteen, but after a disastrous relationship, Jazz would like nothing better than to see the rock star choke on his own vomit.
After a catastrophic reunion, Dean seems bent on destroying Jazz's life. It all started when an impromptu bar performance ended up on YouTube and Jazz became an internet sensation overnight. The name "Jazdean" keeps popping up in headlines and the paparazzi stalk his every move. To make matters worse, Jazz is about to end up on the streets for the second time in his life.
In a desperate attempt to keep his home, Jazz signs a deal with Dean's band, Black Hurricane, to perform at a couple of concerts. It feels like one of Dean's feeble attempts to get Jazz back, but painted into a corner like he is, Jazz has no choice.
Oct 05, 2013 [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
250 people found the following review helpful
Who can't help but be a fan of Rock Romances? Sexy, often tormented rock stars, guitarists, singers, song writers and groupies, all mashed together in a sexy pile of male testosterone, angst, regrets, lust, emotional burn outs and hot sexy scenes that scorch the pages. I'm certainly no exception.
So when I saw in the reviewing list the story of Jasper 'Jazz' Jones, hard working barman/pizza guy/songwriter/singer and Dean McQueen, famous rock star desired by many, and heard these two had a history, I definitely wanted to know more about what might happen and see how these two men managed to cope with their feelings for each other among the glamour and glitz of show business.
I like reading in first person and this story is told in only Jasper's point of view in the present tense. But just having Jazz telling the story is powerful and Erica Pike manages so effortlessly to do the wonderful character building of all the other players in the story. Dean of course is someone we get to know really well, then Eric, Alex, Cal-Al, Benji and many others are so wonderfully drawn and each have their own personality to add to this marvelously entertaining, emotional and heart-tugging story.
I just loved Eric, with his sweetness, his constant 'look on the bright side' attitude, his loyalty and his sheer exuberance. He was so lovable I wished I could have one of my own.
I really felt for Jazz and what he went through as a young teenage boy, and I understood why he feels the hatred and disappointment in Dean that he's lived with for so long. Dean broke his heart, and then proceeded to do a lot more than that when his own career built and certain things that belonged to Jazz were taken away from him. I'll say no more because I don't want to spoil anything.
But I really loved this book, about young love that went wrong, about people finding each other again, about them coming together to find out that sometimes there are good reasons why bad things happen. It was moving, incredibly emotional, very funny in a lot of places, which I love--humor always has a place in a story for me--and I was so disappointed by the time it came for me to take my leave of this amazing family of characters and the rich, entertaining story.
I recommend this book without reservation and will be reading more books by Erica Pike.
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