Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan's career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger's privacy – and possibly his Rock God status.
The unlikely friendship that develops between Dagger and Ryan brings Ryan to question more than just his journalistic oath to report the news. It also forces him to take a look at himself and newly discovered feelings – feelings that make Ryan blind to the risk of becoming front page news himself.
Will Ryan find the courage to make a life decision to give himself true happiness with Dagger or take the path that would likely lead to heartbreak and destroy his career forever?
*This novel is intended for Adult 18+ due to explicit language and sex scenes*
Dagger has kept the truth about his sexuality a secret for fear it would ruin his career. Ryan has lived his life as a straight man, never even considering he might be gay, until he meets Dagger. The attraction is evident from the start, but Ryan denies it to Dagger and even to himself for the longest time. The two form a unique bond of friendship based on late night phone calls, random texts, trust and mutual attraction. Dagger is a good boy though, and keeps his hands to himself until he's sure Ryan is ready to reciprocate. A snake in the grass, a jackass that is jealous not only of their relationship, but of Ryan's success as well threatens to tear this couple apart before they can even commit to each other.
What a fantastic love story between the two most unlikely victims. Dagger has to work for Ryan's affections and trust me they are well earned. This is not an add water equals love story, no, this was a slow ride to make it to the finish line. I'm not usually a fan of angst, but Lister made that aspect of the story work in her favor by turning it into an internal debate Ryan had with himself about who he was. And more importantly who he wanted to be. There was a role reversal along the way that threw me at first, as Ryan become the strength where as it was usually Dagger. But it played out beautifully.
I enjoyed a fellow bloggers review of this book where she stated she is not usually a fan of M/M books, and even though she skipped the sex scenes in this book, she LOVED the love story. I think that's the best description for this book. I don't recommend skipping the sex scenes though, I read those twice actually. These two are just plain sexy as hell once they get going, and they don't know when to stop. They love to kiss and oh my god Lister knows how to write those kisses, I was fanning myself before they ever even made it past that first kiss!
I will recommend a tall glass of water, a fan and some Kleenex before you begin. Fans of sexy, passionate alpha male loves stories with a good dose of angst and some emotionally charged chapters will love this book.
Pssssst! This scene from the movie "Ciao" reminds me of Dagger and Ryan. They take kissing to a whole new level, and boy are they good at it!
After graduating art school and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company. Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award. It was this 'behind-the-scenes' exposure to the music world that inspired three of her novels, "Sheet Music: A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story", and "For All The Right Reasons", and "Covered In Lace: The Lacey Sheridan Story". Her novel, "Without A Doubt" takes place on Martha's Vineyard, giving readers a postcard glimpse at island life...and love. Her fourth novel, "An Early Spring", was released in June of 2012.
"Covered In Lace: The Lacey Sheridan Story" is the much anticipated follow-up novel to "Sheet Music" and released in November 2012. The Lacey Sheridan character first appeared in Ms. Lister's novel, "Sheet Music: A Rock 'n' Roll Love Story". She enjoyed writing this character so much, she decided to give Lacey her own story; with Annie Logan and Michael Wade both making guest appearances.
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This OR That with author Ann Lister...
Country OR Rock: Classic and New Rock
Pirates OR Ninjas: Pirates are sexy
E-reader OR Hardback: E-Reader (mostly)
Pen OR Pencil: Pen.
Tea OR Coffee: Neither. Hot chocolate.
Top OR Bottom: Bottom
Day OR Night : Day
Movie OR DvD: DVD
Alnighter OR Quickie: Love both.
Vampires OR Werewolves: Vampires
This OR That with Dagger Drummond...
Country OR Rock: Rock, rock and more rock.
Pirates OR Ninjas: Some say I look like a Pirate.
E-reader OR Hardback: Hardbacks.
Pen OR Pencil: I use pencils to write my music.
Tea OR Coffee: Coffee. Lots of it.
Top OR Bottom: Top, but for Ryan I'll bottom.
Day OR Night: Night time and then watching the sunrise with Ryan before we go to bed.
Movie OR DvD: DVD
Alnighter OR Quickie: All night long, followed by a quickie in the morning.
Vampires OR Werewolves: Vampires. I love all the biting and sucking.
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