Title: Facing the Music
Publisher: Evernight Publishing
Author: Sue Holston
Ethan James, charismatic leader of the rock band Texas Madmen, only wants to play music, until he meets reporter Graham Henderson. Suddenly Ethan’s world isn’t just about music anymore. But Graham’s job is to write an exclusive that will make waves. That means digging up all the dirty laundry that the band has kept under cover for years—and deciding what to do with it.
Can Ethan and Graham’s love withstand the revelations? Will the band continue to dominate, or will the music die?
Facing the Music is a contemporary story set within the rock – n- roll world. The book is the story of Graham, a reporter and Ethan, the lead singer for the Texas Madmen rock band. In many ways it is also the story about the band as well. I have to say that I was expecting the two men to get together and then for Ethan to find out Graham was a reporter on a story, yet that is not how it plays out. With Ethan and the band all knowing why Graham is there, you would think that they would be a little more private, yet these men let all their dirty laundry out, which makes for an interesting and raw story.
With Facing the Music set in the rock-n-roll world the reader should expect to see a lot of sex and drugs thrown into the mix as well. I was kind of surprised by the blasé attitude the characters had regarding all the drug use, especially when one of them is trying to recover. As for the sex, there is some of that as well, especially between our main characters.
I loved the story that existed between Ethan and Graham, but their relationship is by no means an easy one. This angst filled story is full of little twists and turns, some I found myself really shocked by.
Facing the Music is a great book to recommend to those who love the m/m genre, especially if you are looking for something a little more on the heavy side. The story is written by two author who, along with their individual careers, have also come together to write under the name Sue Holston. While this is the first of their books I have read, it will not be the last.
Reviewed by: Lydia