From New York Times and USA Today best seller Vi Keeland comes a steamy new standalone novel about a rockstar. Or two.
Dimpled smile of a boy
Hard body of a man
Sings like an angel
F***s like the devil
I was stuck between a rock(star) and a hard place. At 15, his poster hung on my bedroom wall. At 25 his body hovered over mine. Every girl's fantasy became my reality. I was dating a rockstar. Yet I was slowly falling for another man. The problem was - the two men - they shared a tour bus.
Flynn Beckham was the opening act.
Dylan Ryder was the headliner.
What happens when the opening act begins to shine so bright, it seems to dim everything else in its wake?
I'll tell you what happens. Things get ugly.
©2015 Vi Keeland (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
This was a cute story, not all that hot in the romance department, so if you are looking for explicit love scenes, look elsewhere. A very good story that kept my interest even without having those scenes however. Another Rockstar romance book that's worth a credit for sure.
I love being swept away by a new romance and thankfully Audible's ever growing Library means I get to indulge myself over and over again
Lucky is part owner of Lucky's - a Bar that has a small stage and famous and not so famous Musicians make unscheduled appearances to perform or just drink there and where people can enjoy embarrassing themselves at Karaoke too. That's where Lucky first gave the oh so beautiful and dimpled Flynn a screaming orgasm (a drink ladies!!) and they were immediately drawn to each other but, as tempting as Flynn was... especially when he sang to Lucky, and as sweet as he asked her out, Lucky had to resist his many many charms.
The next time they met Lucky's in the arms of the world famous lead singer Dylan Ryder of the Rock Band Easy Ryder.... and Flynn's Band is hoping to go on tour with them (Oops). But first, kFlynn finds himself standing in for one of the Musicians and sharing a Tour Bus with Lucky, the woman of his dreams and her arrogant boyfriend and it's sheer torture for him. From then on the mutual attraction continues to simmer and sizzle... first they agree to become friends because Lucky's been brought on tour to be Voice Coach for Flynn as he has a slight problem and they spend lots of time together - all of it is very tender, touching and romantic. However over time, their compatibility along with the pull, chemistry and sizzles whenever they touched, ended up to be too great a temptation for both of them to resist anymore.... but yes, Lucky did try over and over again to resist.
Lucky didn't want to be a cheater, she kept making excuses up so not to nhave sex with her boyfriend Dylan but behind the scenes Dylan was no Saint.... whereas Flynn was - never giving in to Groupie temptation which was all around because his focus, only desire and goal was Lucky. And so it went on - Lucky was in a relationship that she had once thought was great (despite the age difference), but now her heart's torn - the overwhelming feelings for Flynn has totally confused her and made her look at the relationship again.... which was first stemmed from her love of a Rock Legend when she was just 15. Whereas, when she's with Flynn it feels like it's truly the real deal - but she's been with Dylan for a year and many careers are riding on her to not rock the boat (including Flynn's). So, even though Flynn has been patient and given her time then tried ultimatums, Lucky doesn't know what's best for everybody. However, in the end it's jealous Dylan who takes charge and splits the lovers up.... and then got some very sensational pictures about himself and Lucky splashed all over the media - which nearly destroyed a heartbroken Flynn.
I really enjoyed this riveting listen and I thought I liked Alpha bad boys.... until Flynn came along who was (hold on coz I'm about to gush here) kind, thoughtful, patient, sexy,
sweet, understanding, hot, talented, sexy, handsome, tattooed, loyal, sexy, loving and a very very good Uncle too. Lucky did annoy me the way she strung Flynn on and lied to Dylan, who I admit was a scumbag, but it WAS his show. There were very tender intimate moments and sexy times too but the greatest strength in this book was the undeniable passion and chemistry between Flynn and Lucky which came out loud and clear all through the listen. Dual POV's, standalone and good narration.
Worth a credit? Vi Keeland wrote a wonderful story that was all-consuming and enjoyable about a torturous heartbreaking forbidden love that Fate had a hand in turning it into a sweet HEA.... and Destiny weaved it's magic for the beautiful Epilogue.
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I was so excited that Flynn was getting his own story when this came out. I really enjoyed the first in the series. However, I may be in the minority here; but I could not feel the "angst" that Luci (Lucky) had in fighting her attraction/feelings for Flynn when she was intimately involved with Dillon. Keeland tried very hard (successfully) for me not to like Dillon, but I am a firm believer that if you are "with" someone you don't stray. EVER. You woman up---break it off and explore. This didn't happen in this story line. The both cheated. Lucky was ambivalent in how to handle things... blah, blah. Sebastian York gave a stellar narration/performance as did Ms Glenmore. I would not use a credit... perhaps a sale.
"I can’t wait till the day I get to wake up next to you and kiss the hell out of you in public," is skeevy, not romantic! Ew. She's sleeping next to a guy she's been seriously dating for a year, and then jumping another guy behind his back and outside his bedroom door every chance she gets. Flynn gets her off while in earshot of the sleeping guy, hand over her mouth so he doesn't hear! I say again: Ew. Infidelity isn't sexy. All of the sex scenes were cringeworthy because guilt and shame. Lucky is an unlikable person who needed to have a wake-up call and start fixing her anxiety disorder, and learn to talk to someone about how she really feels, not just hop beds to self-medicate.
I can't wait for the sequel where Lucky gets bored with Flynn and is too chicken to give him a hint, so she just pretends until she finds someone who is more exciting. I wanted to shout at Flynn: "If she'll do it WITH you, buddy, she'll do it TO you. Maybe not today, maybe not tomorrow, but someday when the shine wears off."
I may be addicted to audiobooks. I love my husband and my kids but I get a chance to escape with the books and be someone else for a while
A can't miss!!! one of the best I've listened to in ages!!! Narration was stupendous...
Loved the characters. Flynn was fantastic and S. York narrated his character great. Lucky was good, but she really dragged her feet, and had no backbone. That being said, M. Glenmore played her well, and made me love her and her part in the book. I love Vi Keeland and her hot, steamy romance, and her HEA endings. But this book ended WAY to fast, and even though it had an epilogue it just wasn't enough. I was so disappointed, because I was really happy to find that Flynn was getting his story, but just felt cheated. He deserved more.
This was a really good story - I loved Flynn, hated Dylan and the female lead was a good girl in a bad situation doing some bad things. What's not to like? Both narrators did a good job - Sebastian York has an amazing voice - warm chocolate. I enjoyed the story.
Great story of being torn between two people set in a rock and roll atmosphere!
I liked the relationships between the three main characters
Absolutely! The narrators are the reason why I purchased the book.
This was a good story and the narration was fabulous!
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I would definitely read this again. I could fully appreciate the complexity of the situation that made this book a great read. To fully get the best out of this story, the reader has to look beyond the attitude that 'cheating is wrong' and focus on the desperate need between Flynn and Lucky as they try to deny their own physical and emotional desires, a desire that comes out of the realization that she is not with the person she loves. The story is great and I believe that the more times I listen to this audio (and/or read) the more I will fall in love with the characters.
I have read several rocker romance novels to date, a couple which are in my pile of favorites. All though I this may be the last one I read for a while I am glad I didn't pass up the opportunity to listen to it and ended my rock obsession on a high note.
I think Vi Keeland did a decent job of presenting the dilemma's Flynn and Lucky faced. The author began with the first meeting between our two main characters, so from the beginning we can feel the attraction that's almost tangible. With that in consideration many points are outlined by the author that gave me a sense of respect for the characters as their relationship developed. Firstly, it was freshening to see such an attractive, viral musician like Flynn not want to be the "other man". It was obvious that he wanted Lucky despite the consequences to his career, but as a musician it was apparent throughout the novel that he was very in tune with his emotion side. This was evident by his songwriting and his relationship with his adoring niece, the fact that he pressured her to make a commitment rather than the other way around, so he could freely express himself to Lucky.
Keeland smartly went into Lucky's past from time to time, outlining memories of her mom and mostly her father. Her connection to music becomes understandable as well as her reason's for being with Dylan. Understanding her past is significant to understanding her hesitancy to break up with Dylan. It's not about whether she loves him, in fact she was never sure if she really loved him. But even as a kid her memories of her father and music had been somewhat tied to Dylan - it would be hard enough to break up with a man she enamored of for so many years and overcome her fears at the same time. In the end Flynn was the foundation and support that forced her to face her fear of being on stage. He was a positive force in her life rather than Dylan who seemed to want her to as an excuse to cover up his insecurities of becoming an aging, has-been rock star.
I enjoyed the narrators performance. I got into it easily and was not distracted by nuisances in the narrators voice that could ruin the audio experience for me.
As I've mentioned before, to really appreciate this story and get the most out of Vi Keeland's book, you have to forgo the idea that 'they're cheating and it's not realistic'. Lucky's attachment to Dylan is revealed as you read along and uncover details about Lucky's childhood in relations to her parents and her love of music. You never find out how Lucky and Dylan meet (because it's irrelevant) instead Keeland reveals how Dylan is linked to her past through her father. It's evident that their relationship isn't really founded on anything substantial, if anything each seek some kind of validation from the other (Dylan by dating a younger woman to strip out the fear of becoming a has-been rock star and Lucky because she settled and Dylan seems to be a reminder of her adoring father and the dreams she had as a teenager).
But when Flynn continuously pops up in her world and they are then thrown together, you can see the difference between the men are light and day. Even if you don't think Dylan is that bad of a man, in the beginning, his true character become more apparent next to Flynn's presence in Lucky's life.
The scenes are sexy and the emotional connection between Lucky and Flynn make the sex between them unbound and too irresistible to stop listening. Even when they write poetry and music together it becomes foreplay. The fact they held back so many times when all I could think was "just do it!" was frustrating yet made the book all the more enticing.
"Love Flynn Beckham and love Sebastian York. Win win"
Wow. I'm really loving this series, I sure hope there is more to come. This story follows Lucky, who is dating the guy of her dreams, but ends up falling for someone else. As much as I loved the book I was a little uncomfortable with Lucky going behind Dylan's back. I initially felt a little sorry for Dylan, he seemed to be trying so hard to have Lucky be a part of his life. He did however turn out to be a douche, I'm not sure he deserved to be treated so badly though. Lucky wound me up due to her lack of consideration for both men. I loved Flynn so much, much more in Beat than Throb, and loved that he got his own story and we could see what a genuinely nice guy he actually is. Another well written, light, easy read.
"Loved this fabulous story"
I really loved the characters, story and personality of this audio book!! Both narrators were matched to the characters well and gave great performances, in fact when does Sebastian York not give a fabulous performance he's a star !!
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