Bassist Brand and filmmaker Lexi have both suffered traumatic pasts, but together, they can heal and have a happy future.
THE GRUMPY BASSIST
Brand Kife, bassist for heavy metal band, Viciöus, is known in the metal world as "the man who never smiles." He has even less reason to smile when he learns that his band's tour is going to be disrupted by beautiful filmmaker, Lexi Adams, who's making a documentary about Viciöus. Brand has secrets that Lexi can't learn.
AND THE BEAUTY QUEEN
Former child beauty pageant winner, Lexi Adams resists her mother's pressuring her to become a model and is instead determined to be a successful filmmaker. She's thrilled to film a documentary on one of her favorite metal bands, but Brand Kife is making her work difficult. First by being uncooperative in interviews, then by distracting her with his sinful good looks and aura of mystery. When they give in to temptation, Lexi wants to learn about Brand's traumatic past, but first, she will have to trust him with her own.
Subgenres: rockstar romance, rock star romance, enemies to lovers romance, contemporary romance, romcom, workplace romance
Tropes: damaged hero, grumpy hero, damaged heroine, grumpy-sunshine, forced proximity, enemies to lovers, secret affair, good grovel, angsty