Book Reviews

Truce by Meredith Shayne

Genre Gay / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 24-April-2013

Book Blurb

Dave Robinson is a straightforward, no nonsense Aussie guy, who fronts a straightforward, no nonsense Aussie rock band, Spitfire. Dave has no time for the more showy members of the music scene, believing that music shouldn’t need glitz and glamour to make it good. He’s not shy about letting the media know his opinion of pretty musical peacocks, bringing himself to the attention of Zeke Starr, frontman of Australian glam rockers Lost Angels, a man who never met a pot of glitter he didn’t like.

The slanging match between Dave and Zeke has been going on for two years before Spitfire and Lost Angels are scheduled to play the summer festival circuit together, and Spitfire’s manager tries his best to rein Dave in. The singers’ first meeting proves that even the threat of death can’t make Dave keep his mouth shut, and Zeke never backs down from a challenge. With only two weeks to get past two years of public tit-for-tat, a truce between the two rockers might be more than anyone can hope for.


Book Review

Fun short story about two rock stars in opposing camps. Language and attitudes fit the situation, and from reading the first few paragraphs it becomes clear that Dave and Zeke hate each other's guts. Except – and this is where the story gets interesting, there seems to be a ton of magnetism between them and while it tends to explode into animosity, there is also potential for something else.

Dave is delightfully straightforward, hates glamour and glitz, and believes music should stand on its own, without all the "show-y" stuff. Dave has "hated" Zeke and his band for two years, ad when they finally meet during a tour, the results are explosive – in more than one way. Dave is powerfully built, and his manager and band mates have a hard time holding him back each time there is a physical confrontation.

Zeke is the total opposite of Dave, from the clothes he wears to the music he plays and the makeup he cannot seem to do without. He is tall and thin, and Dave almost doesn’t recognize him when he turns up without his "costume".

The passion between the two is explosive, and from reading this short introduction, it seems to me as if there could be more. If you like short stories with main characters who clash and fight, only to find out there may be a more entertaining way to pass the time, if you enjoy reading about rock stars and their bands, and if you’re looking for a short, hot story with a lot of promise for more, you will probably like this one.




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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Short Story, 4230 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-April-2013
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