Told from Shane’s point of view, and flashing back and forth from today to the past, this was an interesting story about a rock star’s life. Shane meets a fellow rock star, Kayden, who he is immediately lusting after. The only other guy he ever felt like that towards was Jesse, his best friend while growing up. Flashing back to the past gives us some insight into the relationship with Shane and Jesse. This would have been an amazing story if there had been a lot more dialogue between all of the characters. I just never felt like I got to really know who the other characters were. As it was, I still really enjoyed it, couldn’t put it down, and was tearing up at the end.
There is a free prequel and sequel to this story, and I enjoyed both of them.
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’s 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. 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. But there’s a lesson in store for Shane: when it comes to love, you can’t always leave things to chance.