Title: Face the Music
Series: Replay: Book One
Author: K.M. Neuhold
Publisher: Amazon/Kindle Unlimited
Length: 295 Pages
At a Glance: One of the things I liked the most about this story is how every book in the series seems to be taking place at the same time. I’m just speculating here, based on what I read in this book, but if I’m right, I’m even more excited for the rest of the guys to get their stories!
Reviewed By: Ky
I thought there was only one thing I needed to make me happy. I was so sure becoming a rock star would heal the dark corners inside me. But every time I walk onto the stage, with a roaring crowd screaming my name, all I can think about is the boy I left behind. All I want to do is rewind and make a different choice.
I thought I hated Lincoln when he ghosted me ten years ago and destroyed my heart. I thought I hated him when he wrote a chart-topping hit about our idyllic young love. But I’ve never hated him as much as I do right now, standing in front of me like he has every right to be in my world again. He’s not the rock god I thought he was…he’s still that same lost boy I used to love. Can I ever trust him with my heart again?
Warning: This book contains descriptions of self-harm and suicidal thoughts.
Review: Face the Music is the first book in a new series about the members of a rock band that somehow all get their happily ever after in the form of second chance romances during a much-needed break to recharge and keep going. In this book, it’s Lincoln who gets his second chance with his childhood best friend, Jace, who was also Lincoln’s first boyfriend. There is a certain amount of struggle for them to get over past hurts and betrayals, but it was necessary that they go through that first in order to make a new start together.
I very much appreciated the realistic way that Lincoln’s mental health was dealt with. I won’t tell you what the diagnosis was, but if you have the slightest knowledge about it, you will figure it out for yourselves pretty easily and pretty early on. There was no magic cure even if there were no setbacks and everything went smoothly from the start, which I don’t imagine happens in real life, and he had a long road ahead of him, but the overall message was full of hope. Jace was amazing with his support and encouragement and exactly what Lincoln needed to turn his life around and start living again.
One of the things I liked the most about this story is how every book in the series seems to be taking place at the same time. I’m just speculating here, based on what I read in this book, but if I’m right, I’m even more excited for the rest of the guys to get their stories! There is an endless opportunity for scenes to be told from different perspectives or to leave us wondering from one book to the next until we get the whole story behind a scene we already read about. It happened here a few times and one that pops up in my mind is a phone call where Benji picked up laughing. I hope we see that same phone call from Benji’s POV and learn what had him in such a good mood. The same goes for Archer too with his secret smiles.
Important note: The warnings in the blurb weren’t put there just for show; read them and take them into serious consideration before you open this book.
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