Rock Fiction Coveting: A Matter of When by Eden Winters

Posted: April 21, 2015 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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Not a series! But a guy-guy romance and I’ve said it before: these just aren’t my thing. But here, take a look anyway:

Wealth. Fame. Gold record. Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all…including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart. Literally. Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi-fi white noise of LA feels more like watching his world implode, until he’s offered a month in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.

Sebastian Unger’s rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts. More than a pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive tattooed bad-boy Henri to give his all to his music. Working, fighting, and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and perhaps more in each other. But the clock is ticking. Time will pull Henri back to the grit and gold of LA’s mean streets and fame machine, while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man known as “the patron” holds far too much sway. Only the trust they’ve built on a handful of notes bridges their two worlds…and shields them from malice.

I like the idea here of going to a vocal coach to get better. But why, when you’re on top of your game?

Why is a killer stalker mentioned in the first sentence and then dropped? Is there a thriller element to this book? How can a band who hates each other this much make it to the top? I bet there’ve been others who have, and I’d love to see the onstage antics of this band, always trying to one-up each other on stage until even the media knew it wasn’t working.

And why would Henri even WANT to make a comeback with these wankers? Comeback from…. what? From having it all?

This is one that I see so many issues with, I gotta read it just so I can be all, “Hey, I’m wrong and that’s an okay thing when a book’s this good.”

And I’ve never seen a book get so slammed on GoodReads for having an ugly cover. Just don’t tell Susan I’m reading the reviews again…

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