Saturday, April 9, 2011

With the Band

Title: With the Band
Author: L.A. Witt
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: http://www.loose-id.com/
ISBN: 978-1-60737-978-2
Genre: {M/M}, Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Aaron knows it’s stupid to date members of the band, which won’t be a problem this time since two of the members are his siblings, and the others are his brother’s long time friends. Besides, while he may have had a crush on Andre at one time, both Koehler brothers are straight. Or are they?

With the Band was a great story from beginning to end. The instant attraction felt by Aaron and Bastian heat up the pages. That these two fall in love almost from the moment they meet is evident and the author does a wonderful job bringing all their emotions across. The two have a very difficult road ahead of them however, one that is made even harder by Bastian’s ex. The fact that Bastian was leery of coming out didn’t help much, either. Although Aaron’s pain came through clearly and made me want to cry, I was glad when he put his foot down.

The rest of the band members bring a great chemistry to the story and liven it up with their banter. From the beginning, it is easy to see how tightly bound the members of the band are and when they add Aaron to the group as their new lead singer, the band becomes even stronger. Yet, these long time friends have a hard time adjusting, once Aaron and Bastian start dating. While it is easy to understand why the other band mates would be concerned; after awhile, I wanted to smack all of them. For a group that was made up of siblings and longtime friends, they showed very little understanding of the two young men.

If you love your romance with a little rock and roll thrown in, then you will love With the Band.

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