Nine years ago Chance and Alex were found as teenagers in a sexually compromising position by Alex’s Father. Alex threatened Chance with outing him to his family if he didn’t leave immediately and not see Alex again. This wasn’t the first time that Chance and Alex had been together and they had developed a consuming love for each other in that time. Now broken apart the young men are no more.
Chance was now the Front man in the rock band Armageddon Showdown. Alex is in his home when over the radio the song that Alex wrote for Chance when they were younger was now coming out over the airwaves. To say he was pleased to hear his song being played would be far from the truth with the opposite being more the truth. How could Chance betray Alex by releasing “Their” song.
Cliff Scarborough the band’s manager has just announced that a crew is coming to do a movie about the band and their current tour. Here is the kicker the film crew is headed up by Alex. Can the love that Chance and Alex found with each other nine years ago still be found or will the betrayal be too much.
I like the premise of this book the hard edged rocker and the white collar filmmaker. The story is pretty predictable but I enjoyed the twists that Author K. Vale gave us, neither man was willing to cave on the feelings that were still held for the other. Chance was believable as the drunk and you felt his despair at having Alex in his life again. This book tackles the age old quandary; what happens when a public figure comes out of the closet, what will it do to the fan base, how will his fellow band members react, will he still have a place playing music and be accepted or shunned due to his sexuality? Chance has big decisions to make if he wants to make a life with Alex.
The author did a great job of reinventing the characters, it was a joy to read about the rekindling of Chance and Alex’s relationship. This is sort of weird but I wish the character names would have been swapped. Alex comes across as a harder edged name which for me fit the rocker persona much better. Chance seems softer and would have been more suited for a filmmaker. Reading the story I needed to keep telling myself which character was which. Perhaps this is just a quirk with me but it was there.
- Print Length: 154 pages
- Publisher: Liquid Silver Books (September 8, 2013)