Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Release Blitz ~ Bassist with Benefits by Jenna Galicki ~ (Review + Giveaway)

Title: Bassist with Benefits
Series: Bulletproof #3
Author: Jenna Galicki
Genre: Standalone Adult Contemporary Romance
Release Date: June 13, 2017


A friends to lovers rock star romance. This book is a stand-alone novel.

Bandmates and best friends since they were teens, Jeremy Kagan and Alan Delgado share everything – including men. But their brotherly bond was shattered during one incident of mistaken identity in a darkened bedroom when a line was crossed. With boundaries broken and the line of friendship blurred, they struggle to move forward.

For Jeremy, that night was a dream come true. He had been in love with Alan for a decade but had been too afraid to bear his heart and reveal his true feelings. Now that the opportunity has presented itself, he’s ready to seize the moment. This is his one chance to be with the only man he’s ever loved.

Alan, on the other hand, isn’t dealing with the incident so well. A lot of monumental achievements have occurred in his life, but none were as life altering as a single erotic encounter with his best friend. The usual fun-loving camaraderie he and Jeremy had always shared is now awkward and uncomfortable.

Unable to shed the memory of their rendezvous, Alan starts to look at Jeremy in a new light. Transitioning from bromance to romance isn't as easy as expected, especially since Alan isn’t ready to share their newfound bond with anyone else. Stress from keeping their relationship a secret turns explosive as these two battle their passion in private. Now they need to figure out if it’s worth risking everything, including their friendship, in order to pursue a future together as a couple.

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Jeremy started to laugh. Softly at first, then so hard he doubled over and tears seeped from the corners of his eyes. He needed to hang onto Alan’s arm, as hard as Alan was hanging on to him, so they didn’t fall over. Their laughter slowed, with intermitted bouts of cackling. They glanced at one another and it suddenly turned serious. Their lips straightened, no longer curled into even the tiniest of smiles, and their posture stiffened. Their eyes bore into one another, each reading so much more than friendship. It was there. That little spark they shared was as bright as the blazing sun. Jeremy had longed to see it for so many years. He often imagined it. He swore once or twice that he saw a shadow of a glimmer in those beautiful silver eyes, but not today. The spark they shared right at this moment could have started a forest fire. It was finally real, and it made the hair on Jeremy’s arms stand on end. A flutter rose from his belly and danced around his chest. His breath caught. He was frozen in place. The only thing he could do was stare back at the man he loved and wanted . . . for so God damn long.

4 Stars

Alan, the drummer, and Jeremy, the bassist, along with Brandon and Derek, all make up the popular heavy metal band, Bulletproof. They have all been friends since junior high, but Alan and Jeremy are best friends and they share a special bond. When the lines of friendship are blurred one night, will they act on their feelings or will unrequited love destroy their friendship and possibly their band?

This is a story about choices and chances. Jeremy and Alan have to make a choice as to whether they want to take a chance on love. I'll be honest, while I liked the characters, I wasn't so sure about the story. There's a lot of sex in the book, I don't mind sex between the main characters of the story I'm reading, but, honestly, the amount of sex between the members of the band, well, besides Brandon, who is in a relationship, and random groupies, was astounding and frankly, a bit overwhelming. But even with all that, the story is enjoyable. It's a bit of a slow burn between the main characters and there were times I wanted to smack some sense into Alan and make him see that the best thing to ever come along was right in front of him and he was going to blow it if he didn't pull his head out of his butt.

While this is part of a series, it can be read as a standalone. I haven't read the other books and I never once felt lost. The story is well-written, sexy and filled with slapstick comedy that had me laughing out loud. These four men are the best of friends and the friendship and camaraderie they share come across on each and every page. Alan and Jeremy had amazing chemistry and the love they feel for each other is evident. The sexual tension was palpable and the sex was hot, passionate and filled with love. Very enjoyable and recommendable!

*copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie by the author/publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

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Author Bio

Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres including m/m/f, m/f, and m/m.  She is predominantly known for her Radical Rock Stars Series.  The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book 1) was a finalist in the 2015 Bisexual Book Awards.

A native New Yorker, she now resides in Southern California.  She's a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff.  When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.

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