Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hounded by Love

Title: Hounded by Love
Author: Pia Veleno
Publisher: Loose Id
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ISBN: 978-1-61118-857-8
Genre: {M/M} Contemporary
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Lead singer of Hecate's Hounds, Bas Korbas, is in his element on-stage but when the show is over, Bas is aware of the emptiness in his life. Bas finds what he is searching for when he glimpses Reed Parker, the one man who can see past the bad boy rock star image Bas presents to the public. However, Reed would rather run away than admit Bas is the man Reed needs to find the joy missing in his wretched reclusive life. 

Pia Veleno's Hounded by Love features the hard work involved in a long term relationship.  The characters are believable. Bas loves performing but hates the shallow fan adorations that come with fame. What Bas enjoys most when not performing is spending typical quality time with someone special. Members of the band are his only real friends. His best friend is his dog Daisy, who is Bas’ constant companion. It is Daisy who plays a role in Bas and Reed meeting for the first time.  

Reed is a man plagued with panic attacks in large crowds of people. Because of a tumultuous childhood, Reed has succumbed to living like a bad tempered hermit. Nevertheless, Reed’s quick temper is no match for Bas’ determination. Bas refuses to allow Reed to wallow in misery. Bas is a man not afraid to show compassion and Reed discovered he had no defenses against the love exhibited by Bas.

Hounded by Love is a heartwarming thoroughly enjoyable saga.

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