Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Conquest


Title: Conquest
Author: S.J. Frost
Publisher: MLR Press
Publisher URL: http://www.mlrbooks.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60820-089-4
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Jesse wants to make it big in the music world. Unfortunately, the very talented musician has a hard time keeping band members. When a reclusive singer happens to hear Conquest playing at a local dive, he knows Jesse has just what it takes to hit it big.

Ethan can't believe what he's hearing. The last thing he expects to hear in the sleazy bar he's sitting in is the voice of an angel. Ethan is soon figuring out just how he can meet the man of his dreams.

I absolutely loved this story. Set in the music world, Conquest by S.J. Frost tells the story of Jesse and Ethan. These two are alike in many ways; both live for their music yet while Jesse is just starting out, Ethan is a veteran in the music world. While neither is willing to compromise on their music, both have made choices in their personal lives that leave them wondering if there is that someone special out there that's just for them. When these two meet face to face, the attraction is instantaneous and the author does a wonderful job bringing those feelings across to the reader. The fact that these two are soon living for the other is so clear to all those around them, which soon causes problems and made me want to smack some of the secondary characters upside the head. One of the things I enjoyed about this story was the lyrics the author has added to it. Conquest is one of those stories that you just can't wait to see how it ends, while at the same time, you don't want to leave the characters behind. Thankfully, the author has a sequel planned already. Hopefully, we will not have to wait long to see these two again.

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