Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan's career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger's privacy – and possibly his Rock God status.
The unlikely friendship that develops between Dagger and Ryan brings Ryan to question more than just his journalistic oath to report the news. It also forces him to take a look at himself and newly discovered feelings – feelings that make Ryan blind to the risk of becoming front page news himself.
Will Ryan find the courage to make a life decision to give himself true happiness with Dagger or take the path that would likely lead to heartbreak and destroy his career forever?
Fall for Me was book one in the series and the introduction to the ROCK GODS as well as Dagger Drummond, the lead singer of the band, Black Ice. It is the first peek we get of some of the other characters that will come into play later, and our first chance to start getting to know all of them and maybe just start to love them… if only a little bit. But, that is not what makes this book so great and pulls you in. It is the story of Dagger and Ryan… a rock star who is trying to hide his sexuality and a journalist, who has always considered himself a straight man, but yet cannot hide or help his attraction to Dagger. Their story of their undeniable attraction and unfolding relationship will make you keep turning the pages to find out just what happens, and if in the world of Rock and Roll if two men can be happy. (If after this book, you cannot wait to read the next one, you might need to have your pulse checked or see a doctor… just saying!)
Take What You Want (The Rock Gods #2)
Mega rock star, Alex “Zander” Metcalf is burned out after nearly two years touring with his band, as well as emotionally drained after his sexual preferences were exposed by the media. He is ready for a long sabbatical – alone, and retreats to the east coast island of Martha's Vineyard; leasing an oceanside estate.
Alex seeks the quiet lifestyle of a recluse to write new material for his band, only to meet the handsome estate manager, Chase, and his gorgeous fiancée, Danni, living in the guest house on his property. Alex's hope of solitude is soon forgotten when he discovers Chase has a repressed bi-sexual side that is aching to surface and Alex is more than happy to help him explore it.
What neither Alex or Chase expects is the emotional power of their chemistry expanding to involve the three of them when Danni becomes entangled in their passion. Alex believes he has finally found his perfect menage relationship with Chase and Danni.
Sometimes two isn't enough and it takes three to complete the union of a fulfilled love. But, will their new relationship be strong enough to survive when real life wants to punish them for their unconventional love? And, can they be confident in the strength of their love to take the 'happily ever after' they can only give each other?
Take What You Want is the second book in the Rock Gods series. By the time I had finished the first book, I was practically jonesing for this book to download to my reader. (And I am only slightly kidding) In this book there was a lot that really caught my attention and the first of it starting with Alex “Zander” Metcalf being so burned out on the scene and with performing that he needed time alone. There is something to knowing that rock stars are real people with real needs and the fact that Ann Lister writes that into this story makes it feel so real and makes it easier to get into Alex’s head and heart. So, when he meets Chase who is struggling with his thoughts of bi-sexuality you immediately are pulled into the chemistry that the two men have together and the struggles they face with not only their ‘hook-ups’ but with Chase’s relationship with his fiancée, Danni. What unfolds during the story is wonderful and somewhat frustrating relationships where three people learn to not only give into their desires, but into their feelings, and like the first book, you will be flying through the pages!
Make You Mine (The Rock Gods #3)
Cooper Rand is the high-energy drummer for his band Ivory Tower. Everyone is drawn to Cooper; which makes him the go-to party guy for those lucky enough to call him friend. He loves the lifestyle that comes along with being a rock star and feels perfectly suited for the role. He is also a professional when it comes to the hook-up, unwilling to stick around long enough to allow emotions to enter into what he's doing. He's lived his entire life 'in the moment' and it isn't until he meets Jayson that he begins to question the direction of his life and if he's been missing out on something truly special all this time.
Jayson Keller has spent most of his life living on the island of Martha's Vineyard working as a builder. Living on a small, conservative island also has Jayson working overtime to keep his sexual orientation secret. He has mastered the art of hiding in the closet, but he doesn't want it to be a forever thing. Jayson always said if the right man came along he'd happily leave the safety of his closet and live openly as a gay man. The problem is, living where he does limits his partner options and finding someone worth coming out of that closet for seems an unlikely prospect.
A party at Alex Metcalf's island estate brings Cooper and Jayson face-to-face. Lightning strikes hot and fast and suddenly their lives take a whole new path. Has Jayson finally met a man worth leaving his self-imposed closet? Have a couple of hours spent alone with Jayson opened Cooper to the idea there is a deeper meaning to life beyond the stage and the value of a committed relationship? But, a bigoted family and the rock star lifestyle could ruin everything and keep both men searching for what was standing right in front of them: a soul mate.
Make You Mine is the third book in the series and when I finished this one, I felt like stalking Ann for the next one. Just knowing she was planning another book had a smile on my face, but I think part of it was leftover from THIS book! I immediately liked Cooper when he made an appearance in book two and then to see his story unfold with Jayson was amazing. There was so much to this book that made me keep turning the pages, and it was not the lack of a ‘breakup and the get back together for a happy ending’ (because there is still the inner relationship struggle and turmoil) but rather the attraction and feelings of two men who are trying to make something work despite all the obstacles and miles between them. When you add the chemistry between two characters that is off the charts and the reappearances of characters from the previous books, there is just nothing about this book that will keep you from wanting more! At least, that is how it was for me… and now… I am waiting!
What am I waiting for exactly? I am waiting for Looking at Forever, which is scheduled to be released in Fall/Winter of 2014. Let me just say, as soon as this is available for download, my finger will be ready to press ‘read’ so that I can continue on with the series I have grown to love and get back to the characters who have rocked my pages! Don’t miss out on Ann Lister’s new release or the rest of the Rock Gods series. Trust me, you won’t be sorry that you read them, and hey, they might just rock your world like they have rocked mine!
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