BEAT OF THEIR OWN DRUM (Replay #3)
Book and Cover design by Inked Design
Cover Image by Vishva Photography
Every rock band needs their bad boy, right? That’s me. Hookers, drugs, DUIs— been there, done that. I’m in a Downward Spiral and proud of it (see what I did there?). When the band manager, Archer, hires Bennett to keep me from screwing up while the band is on hiatus, I may have finally met someone who won’t take my attitude lying down. With the three of us cooped up together for weeks on end, I have a feeling things might get interesting.
Downward Spiral is my baby. Not only am I the band manager, I discovered them ten years ago when they were nothing but a bunch of high school kids playing in a hole in the wall bar on the weekends. But it’s obvious I haven’t done a great job because they’re falling apart. If the lead singer isn’t trying to kill himself, it’s the bass player telling me he can’t write any new songs. And no one gets under my skin more than Jude, who seems determined to snort and drink himself into an early grave. There’s only one man I can think of who might be able to get Jude back on the right track, Bennett Schmitt. Unfortunately, he’s also the man I let get away sixteen years ago and haven’t gotten over since.
If there’s one thing I know how to do, it’s taking control of a situation. In fact, control is kind of my thing. Which is probably why I’m the best in the business when it comes to getting out of control celebrities back on track. When my ex calls and tells me he’s desperate for my help, I can’t turn him down. Between the infuriatingly sexy drummer with no idea what kind of trouble he’s asking for, and my ex looking better than ever, there’s no way this isn’t about to get messy.* This is an MMM romance with D/s play and mild daddy kink (NO age play).
Despite the old song, “It Takes Two”, there are times when three is the magic number as the author so deftly shows us in this story. For me, this story got off to a little bit of a slow start as a result of the flashback scenes employed to set the stage. By midway in the story, I couldn’t put the book down and by the 3/4 mark, I was entrapped in one of the most erotic, intimate, compelling stories I’ve read in a long time. I was so engaged that I put the book down because I didn’t want it to be over.
Archer and Bennet are two men whose love was perfect in some ways yet the relationship just didn’t work because of their too-similar needs in the bedroom. Even though they didn’t make it as a couple, there was never a lack of caring. Each went his separate way with feelings of regret and neither found anything that came close to the love they had for each other.
5 Phenomenal, Amazing
4.5 A Top pick
4 Really liked it
3 Compelling page-turner
1. Oh so Vanilla
3. Passion and Romance
4. Toe-curling yumminess