- Book Title: FRET
- Book Series: The Rock Series, book One
- Author: Sandrine Gasq-Dion
- Publisher: Skull Blaster Publishing (August 31, 2015)
- Book Length: 232 pages
- Genre: Gay, Romance, Contemporary, Action, Drama
- Reviewed by: Scott
- Rating: 4.5 star
- Posting Date: September 7, 2015
Hi Sandrine and Creative Minds Promotions!
I’m proud to welcome them to GGR as they tour with Sandrine’s newest book FRET.
There is a Review, an Excerpt and of course a Giveaway (which I really want to enter) I would so love an XL.
I found this author back in the wee days of my MM reading journey and devoured everything she wrote. I was really into MM shifter books when I started, so suffice it to say, Sandrine will always hold a special place with me as she has contributed through her books on setting me on the MM reading and reviewing journey I’m currently on.
So anyways back to your regularly scheduled review. I really enjoyed this story and it put all sorts of sexy scenarios in my head for what the Author can do with this series. One of them is having Harley on his stomach, ass in the air and with Achilles making him……Oh shit I digress again.
Sandrine has a way of bringing her characters to life on the pages of her books without blatantly stating it, the subtle techniques make for a realistic tale that connects me to the story. Gareth has recently come out as gay and is receiving death threats so Paul the manager of the band, The Skull Blasters, hires Axel to bodyguard Gareth. It’s sort of obvious on where the story is going to proceed but it is the journey where the enjoyment in reading this book came from. Gareth is not happy about his new bodyguard in the beginning and he let’s the “insults” fly. Axel doesn’t flinch but hurls them right back. I love this in a story, the bickering, the fun, the human side of it all, it’s dialog such as this that help the story become more 3 dimensional.
As with all of Sandrine’s books you get a good sense of the characters but she always leaves a little something for later with her secondary characters. Her secondary characters contribute to the current story but they are like a tease for what she may do with these characters in subsequent books. I think this is why she is such a master when it comes to writing a series, she always ends the current story with an HEA, the story feels complete, but in the same instance the reader is left with a sense of want for more. Speaking of characters, the men of Black Ice and Ivory Tower make an appearance, they are from Ann Lister’s best selling books, “The Rock Gods”. It was nice to see that crossover between authors.
I’m not really sure how I feel about the mystery of who was sending the threats to Gareth. The climax of the mystery was rushed and it smacked me up side the head, I didn’t expect it and I’m not sure I like the way it went down. It’s not like it was bad, there is just a voice in my head that has a “?” hanging above it. What I am sure about is that the mystery was solved not at the end of the book but near the end and that left more room to finalize the story between Gareth and Axel, which I was so grateful for.
All in all this was a really fun read that I did in one sitting, I just wasn’t able to give it a 5 due to the hanging “?” in my head.
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