The Music Within Series by Faith Gibson

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Deliver Me (The Music Within #1)

AUTHOR’S BLURB: Taggart Lee has it all.
Everything except love.
Tag is the jaded lead singer for 7’s Mistress, the biggest rock band in the world. After fifteen years in the business, he’s drowning in it all. When tragedy strikes, he takes a break from the road and the monotony his life has become. When he meets a gorgeous man on a park bench, he sees his lifeline.
Dr. Erik Henrikson thought he’d met the one.
He had.
The wrong one.
A year after his breakup, he still has a lock on his heart. Then he meets Lee, someone whose life has just been turned upside down. When he finds out Lee’s true identity, Erik throws away the key.
Tag has two weeks to make the doctor want him. He has three months to prove he won’t hurt him.
Tragedy brings them together.
Lies and betrayal push them apart.
Is love enough to deliver them?

MY REVIEW: This could have been shallow or overused. But there was a depth and a sincerity to the story that made you weep along with the characters and triumph along with them as well.

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Release Me (The Music Within #2)

AUTHOR’S BLURB: Fifteen Years…
For fifteen years, Cade Anderson, drummer for the world-famous rock band 7’s Mistress, has been in love with his best friend, the band’s lead singer. Even though it’s been years since they were lovers, Cade still wants the man. When his best friend falls in love with someone else, life as Cade knows it is over. The band breaks up and Cade has to figure out how to move on.
Ten Years…
For ten years, Mal Wilson has hidden who he really is from the small-minded people of Arlo, Kentucky. The family farm is dwindling down to nothing, and the bar he owns is draining him dry. When it looks like he’s going to lose both, Mal has to figure out where to go from here.
Three Months…
For three months, Cade has been drinking and f*cking his way across the country, trying to forget about his former friend and lover. When he finds himself at a redneck joint in the middle of nowhere, he is drawn to the handsome roughneck tending bar. Something in the man stirs Cade for the first time in years.
One Night…
When Mal ends up in a hotel room with the handsome blond man who sat in his bar for hours, the man asks for one night together. When Mal wakes up, he knows that one night will never be enough, but it has to be.
Two men…
One musician, rich and famous, out and proud of his sexuality. One cowboy, poor as the dirt under his boots, hiding who he is from the world. It’ll never work. Or will it?
Release Me is a love story between a hard rockin’ drummer and a hard workin’ cowboy.

MY REVIEW: Starts out as self-indulgent and as drunk as you expect from the character’s portrayal in the previous book. But then you see a glimpse of someone else through the drunken fog and obsession and you start getting curious. But then you tell a lie. And later all these loving gestures you’ve done don’t matter to your lover. How ridiculous. That went on for waaay too long. It’s good and it’s hot but it’s frustrating.

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Finding Me (The Music Within #3)

AUTHOR’S BLURB: Andy Holcomb, heir apparent to the Holcomb Oil Empire, is keeping a secret from his family. When his “good old boy” grandfather uncovers it, Andy is tossed out and disinherited. With nothing but forty bucks and some clothes, Andy leaves Texas and joins the Marines.

Bryan Moore grew up in the projects of Chicago, the oldest son of a mixed-race father and white mother. When tragedy strikes his family, Bryan does his best to help his hard-working mom raise his three siblings. After high school, Bryan joins the Marines so he can send money home to continue helping his family.

After proudly serving their country for eight years then spending six months unable to find employment, a chance meeting at the VA brings Bryan and Andy together when a stranger offers them a job on a cattle farm. Both Andy and Bryan eagerly jump at the opportunity.

A bond of friendship is immediately formed, and though Andy is gay and Bryan considers himself straight, it holds no judgment. Spending all of their time living and working together tests their relationship on many levels. Andy knows what he wants even though he’s not Bryan’s type. Bryan is confused by his changing feelings for Andy though he can’t deny the attraction. Neither one is willing to wreck the best friendship they’ve ever had.

MY REVIEW: This is the teaser book. The “will-they, won’t-they” book. For a little bit anyways. As they’re the last couple and most damaged, I want to say they’re my favorite couple. I want to but I can’t. I think it’s because they’re needier or written so everyone will love them. But they are a sweet and hot couple.

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