Monday, April 9, 2018

Syncopation by Anna Zabo

Title: Syncopation
Author: Anna Zabo
My Rating: A

Genre: Contemporary Romance (m/m)
Series: Twisted Wishes #1
Main Characters: Ray and Zavier
Release Date: April 2018
Publisher: Carina Press
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: erotic

Story Overview:
There’s no resisting the thrum of temptation in this male/male rock-star romance from genre-favorite author Anna Zabo!

Twisted Wishes front man Ray Van Zeller is in one hell of a tight spot. After a heated confrontation with his bandmate goes viral, Ray is hit with a PR nightmare the fledgling band so doesn’t need. But his problems only multiply when they snag a talented new drummer—insufferably sexy Zavier Demos, the high school crush Ray barely survived.

Zavier’s kept a casual eye on Twisted Wishes for years, and lately, he likes what he sees. What he doesn’t like is how out of control Ray seems—something Zavier’s aching to correct after their first pulse-pounding encounter. If Ray’s up for the challenge.

Despite the prospect of a glorious sexual encore, Ray is reluctant to trust Zavier with his band—or his heart. And Zavier has always had big dreams; this gig was supposed to be temporary. But touring together has opened their eyes to new passions and new possibilities, making them rethink their commitments, both to the band and to each other.

This book is approximately 102,000 words

My Review:
OMG, I have so much love for this book!! It was so, so, so good. You don't even need to read the rest of this review...just know, you NEED to read this one!

But just in case you want to know more...here's a bit more about the book. 

Ray and Zavier knew one another in high school. Zavier was a senior and on his way to Juilliard when Ray was a sophomore and asked him to be in his band. Zavier said no, and Ray never quite forgave that. So, when Zav comes to audition to replace their drummer, Ray doesn't want to have anything to do with him. 

Ray has a few issues in the band. He's the lead so he takes all the responsibility for their success or failure on his shoulders. He's also the guy who is taking the constant abuse from their manager, who really, really hates him. It's to the point where Ray is struggling for confidence in anything...until Zav is on the scene.

Zav is a Dom and he reads people really well. He also knows exactly how to calm Ray. While he doesn't do relationships, and has had a really awful experience from getting sexual with someone he works with, the two fall into a sexual relationship anyway. 

I loved the way this book flowed. The story was highly entertaining and I didn't want to put it down from the moment I started reading. Zav is aromantic...which I'll admit I wasn't real familiar with, so I really liked that aspect of the story, too, and learning more about it.

But beyond the relationship between the two guys (which I admittedly adored), there was the music and the band which was fantastic. Mish and Dom...LOVED them and I really hope they both get stories. I can't wait to see where the story goes from here. Learning about how Ray sees music...so interesting. Everything about the music and the concerts worked for me. 

It was just truly a really fabulous book. I HIGHLY recommend it.

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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