Dedicated (Rhythm of Love #1) by Neve Wilder
“Our greatest hit is a love song I wrote for my bandmate. And he has no idea.”
Messy-haired, soulful-eyed, off-kilter lyricist Les Graves holds tight to the hedonist’s credo of consumption in every avenue of life. He has trouble staying still, trouble staying sober, trouble turning down a good time—but put a pen in his hand, and he’ll set a page on fire.
Music was Evan Porter’s ticket out of the backwater mud puddle he was born in, the passion keeping him warm as he busked on street corners, fueling him through a dead-end bartending job. Every chord, every song, every ounce of sweat has been devoted to making Porter & Graves a success. He’s the level-head, the quiet maestro, the seatbelt that keeps Les from flying too far out of control. And he’s getting pretty tired of playing savior.
Their chemistry onstage is electric, but offstage it’s another story.
Angst, snark, and nuclear levels of unresolved sexual tension combust in this tale of two rockers, a handful of secrets, a bombed album, and a publicity nightmare thrown in a remote cabin with one shot at redemption. Can Evan and Les find harmony or will they—and their music career—go down in flames?
Dedicated is a 92k standalone bisexual friends-to-lovers romance that also plays on the fake relationship trope, contains a cockblocking greenhouse, really poor decisions involving social media, and a borderline over-the-top HEA.
*Please note: This book contains reference to and depiction of a MMF scene*
🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars
🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4, Oh My!
Super hot rocker romance, with angst, wit, humour and soul! A great start to a new series!!
So much angst and a lot of ‘will they or won’t they’ but its a hell of a ride!! I loved the premise of this book and Neve delivers! Bisexual Les is a rocker on the rock n roll high, or so you think. Les harbours a serious crush on his fellow bandmate and best friend, Evan. I could feel Les’s struggles and avoidance strategies so help him cope. I felt his emotions, thoughts, and self esteem issues and just wanted to give him a hug.
Evan is a serious artist and is somewhat introverted. I loved Neve’s approach to Evan’s sexuality and that he seemed to be demisexual and needs an emotional connection to have a sexual one. I loved Evan passion and found his seriousness and order so endearing.
The dual points of view created such great angst and insight into each characters thought and feelings. It was hard to read at some times as you just want to say “talk to each other!” so they can finally be together!! But once they are together Neve delivers some serious heat!!! Their chemistry is of the charts and Neve has created so serious steam! I’ve got so say though, even ‘once’ they are together Neve doesn’t let up on the angst and disquiet with an unfortunate turn and some challenging times, it all comes together in the end for a spectacular finish, and oh my its awesome and I look forward to more in this series, hopefully we will get so see more of Evan and Les and if not I hope we see Owen find his HEA 😉 💖!
Thanks for reading 📚!