Book Reviews

VIPER (Fallen Angel 2) by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank

Genre Gay / Bisexual / Contemporary / Artists/Actors/Musicians/Authors / Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 09-April-2019

Book Blurb

Scorching chemistry. Red-hot lyrics. An irresistible bad boy. 
Halo, the new lead singer for Fallen Angel, never stood a chance against Viper, the legendary lead guitarist for the band.

From the moment Halo set foot in Viper’s lair, the match was lit, threatening to consume the two men with the heat of their desire. But when their casual flings begins to morph into more, will it leave the entire band in flames?

After all, it may have been Halo who fell from grace, but it’s only a matter of time before Viper falls for an angel. 

Author's Note: VIPER is the second book of the Fallen Angel Series and should be read following HALO. Halo and Viper’s story concludes in book three, ANGEL.

Book Review

“You are not allowed to be a coward and be in love. You must choose one.” ~ unknown

Viper, of ‘Viper’ by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank, sensed he was in trouble as soon as Halo walked in the door to audition for his band. He even warned his bandmate, Killian, that having Halo in the band was going to create a problem for him. Even though Halo is straight, Viper doesn’t care; he is determined to do whatever he can to get him in his bed. To Viper’s surprise, strong feelings develop between them; ones that terrify Viper.

With Halo aboard, their new band takes off like wildfire. Halo is stunned by their success. His and Viper’s intensity increase to a point where Halo fears they are bound to crash and burn sometime. In spite of warnings to himself, Halo knows he’s falling for this bad boy. Viper is in denial. He realizes that his ‘Angel’ makes him feel things he has never felt before for anyone, but refuses to admit it. Viper is unbelievably possessive of Halo; their sex is off the charts. Yet he can’t seem to stop wanting more... all the time! Viper needs Halo like he’s never needed anyone before in his entire life.

Even his bandmates, particularly his childhood friend, Killian, see the difference in him. It’s little things like opening doors for him or interlacing fingers, things that lovers, not those in a casual relationship would do. The band teases him unmercifully, amazed that Viper would ever feel this way about someone.  Killian corners Viper and questions his intentions, warning that it could all blow up in his face and ruin not only Viper and Halo’s future, but the band’s as well. Also, he gives Viper advice; if he loves Halo, he’d better let him know or he is going to lose him forever.

Viper thinks he can handle whatever it is between him and Halo; he won’t acknowledge just how much he needs Halo in his life, how much he feels for the man until, on a whim, he takes Halo home to meet his mom. Halo is charming and his mom loves him. The longer Viper listens, the more he realizes just how deep into Halo he actually is and it begins to terrify him. When his mom excuses herself to go get dessert, Viper’s fear reaches a crescendo. He says some horrible things to Halo, including telling him that their relationship is over. Halo is stunned and hurt, but all he can do is turn and walk away.

Brooke and Ella have created a real rollercoaster of a ride with this, their second book in the series. I loved Halo from the very start; as innocent as he seems, there is a depth to him which prevails against almost everything, including the badass Viper. Halo’s revenge for the pain Viper causes him is epic! I cried and cheered at the same time. Besides my feelings of detest for Viper, especially in the way he hurts Halo, I actually felt sorry for him. He was in a cage of his own design and only he had the key to release himself. I’m grateful that he was able to find it. Thanks, Blaine and Ella, for another excellent book in the Fallen Angel Series. I don’t want it to end!  





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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 256 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 25-March-2019
Price $4.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback
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