My rating: ❤❤❤❤❤ of 5!
Technically this story is a standalone, but please note that it is part of the Blue Phoenix series, so it does contain spoilers and overlaps with previous books, which should be read first.
Bryn Hughes, Blue Phoenix drummer, is the last member to find his HEA girl yet.
From the other books it’s clear that Bryn is a bit of a mystery. Nobody knows his secrets. Nobody knows why we didn’t see him with any women. Through the books he’s just kind of been the peace keeper of the group. As the drummer Bryn can get away with a more anonymous existence than the front figures of the band, as long as he doesn’t create any scandals. And all this has suited Bryn perfectly.
On a night out with the band and their significant others’ Bryn gets doused in soup, and that’s how we meet Avery. She’s a lovely down to earth girl, who’s not swept up in the whole “omg you’re THE Bryn Hughes”. I love Avery’s personality and I think it compliments Bryn perfectly.
The fates aren’t smiling too kindly on these two, that thanks to instant attraction wants to give a relationship a chance. Like the other band members, they have to fight, tooth and nail, to get what they want.
What I did enjoy is that even though it’s, almost, the same recipe used throughout the series, Jem and Bryn’s stories just seem better, more solid. There’s no petty misunderstanding and tantrum throwing hissy fits that stand in anyone’s way, their story shows that even Rock Stars lives can be turned upside down and sometimes you have no choice but to deal!
I think what I enjoyed the most was Bryn’s humour. That man is hilariously weird.
Have you read any of the books or are you thinking about it? Let’s chat in the comments.