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Adult, Ménage, Contemporary, Romance
I love her, but I also love him. She’s everything to me. He sets my world on fire. It's our dirty little secret, and it’s about to blow our record deal sky high. I’m Tommy Blade, the Prince of Punk Rock, and this is our story. Warning: This book is for mature audiences only. Tommy Blade is a man with a secret. It’s a secret he only shares with one person, Jessi Blade – and the men he surrenders to in the bedroom. Jessi’s only condition to their tumultuous sex life is that the men are one night stands. But when Angel Garcia enters their life, it’s like a match to gasoline. Mega-talented punk rock singer Angel Garcia, with his smoldering ebony eyes, tight leather pants and unstoppable stage presence, is a man who is used to getting what he wants. He has his eyes set on Tommy Blade as his new lead guitarist, and as his life partner. Jessi Blade, sympathetic to her husband's bisexual needs, loves him enough to share him, but she never counted on Angel Garcia to test the threshold of her marriage. He makes her life hell . . . and heaven. He’s her damnation and her salvation. She wants to hate him. She wants to despise him. But his charm and raw sex appeal are impossible to resist. Without warning, she finds herself falling in love with her husband's gay lover. At the height of it all, their punk rock band catapults to stardom. Their lives are marred by secrecy, deception and sacrifice. Feelings of betrayal, backlash from the sensationalistic media and threats of blackmail send them down a hard road filled with tough decisions. They aren't your ordinary rock stars. They're radical rock stars. And they have a big story to tell.
4 out of 5 (very good)
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Jessi and Tommy have an unusual marriage in that Tommy is bisexual (although he wont come out and say it!) and Jessi will do anything to keep her husband happy, including bringing other men to their bed. BUT these are one time onlys, until that is, they meet Angel.
Tommy is a rock guitarist, and Angel's band needs a guitarist. Angel WANTS Tommy, in more ways that one.
There follows a love story, a band's success story, and a story of unrequited love, gone bad.
this differs somewhat from the usual M/M/F books I've read, because Jessi goes into this fully aware of what is going on. She just has no idea how much it will effect her, her relationship with Tommy and how much it will make her want Angel too, but he ain't swinging that way!
what I particularly liked about this book, was the build up. it was well over a third of the way through before Tommy and Angel finally got their act together, after some prompting from Jessi, and from that point, it was go, go GO! I loved the build up, the way the characters, all three of them, struggled to deal with the attraction between Tommy and Angel. I loved that we heard from all three of them too, so glad about that! I loved how the other band members picked it up, early on, and were non-judgemental. the scenes between all three of them were well written, and their emotions come off the page. made me cry in some places. the dynamics of their relationship evolved through the book, with the usual up's and down's any relationship faces, let alone one played out in the public eye, and there is always one who wont let you be happy. Kendall was the one character I did NOT like, and with good reason! I knew she would be up to no good, I just didn't realise how far she would go.
as the blur says, They aren't your ordinary rock stars. They're radical rock stars. And they have a big story to tell. and a BIG story it is too! one the longer stories I've read for a while too, 315 pages. While this story does not end, as there is a second book, the coming together of the three does, so there is not one of those throw-your-kindle/book-at-the-wall kind of ending! the second book moves on, and tells of what happens next. I WILL be reading that one too!
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* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including m/m/f, m/f, and m/m. She is predominantly known for her Radical Rock Stars Series. The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the Best Bisexual Book Awards.
Jenna is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She volunteers with God's Love We Deliver, delivering meals to people with HIV and AIDS and other life threatening illnesses. She actively raises money and participates in AIDS Walk New York and is a proud sponsor of Children International.
A native New Yorker, she is relocating to Southern California with her husband and two dogs. She's a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.