Author: A.M. Arthur
Genre: M/M Romance
Series: Off Beat, #1
Publishing Date: June 28, 2016
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Everything is finally falling into place for Trey Cooper: his band has been accepted into one of the biggest music competitions in the country…too bad their drummer just quit to play with XYZ, their biggest rival. When Trey has a mind-blowingly hot hookup with a mysterious violinist, Trey definitely plans to see him again – just not on stage as a member XYZ.
Dominic Bounds’ time to make his musical dreams come true is running out. If something doesn’t happen fast, he has to head home to find a real job. This competition is his last chance, and Dom needs to come out on top – but he never expected to fall for his rival. As Dom and Trey risk everything to begin a secret affair, there’s no denying their chemistry is off the charts – but could their band rivalry turn their romance into a one-hit wonder?
4 out of 5 stars
I’m going to start by stating that there is a lot of angsty drama in this novel. There are several characters in the book that have major baggage, including: physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in their pasts. None of this takes place in the present time in the story, but one character’s past abuse is discussed in a bit of detail, so be forewarned if any of these issues is a trigger for you. Normally I have a very hard time reading any book that has rape involved but I felt as if this one was handled well.
I ended up taking off one star because I felt as if there was just TOO much drama at times. There was always something going on and at times it just felt like too much. There were a couple different moments in the story when I wanted to shake one of the MCs but at least we weren't left hanging long with the conflicts. I really enjoyed the band competition theme even tho it's one that I've read before. It was still a lot of fun. Can't wait to read the next one!!
** I received a copy of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own. **
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