Xan Valentine, the rock star that Rolling Stone called “sex incarnate,” stands in the spotlight every night and sings love songs to the women in the audience. They swoon. They scream. They believe him. They don’t know him like Georgie does.
They’ve never seen him nearly beat two men to death until someone pulled him off. They’ve never seen the coldness in his dark eyes when he sat across a table, negotiating a contract that broke their hearts.
He’s never stolen into their bedroom at night, slid into their bed, and made love to them until dawn, and he’s never treated them like it never happened while the bitemarks on their backs and thighs were still sore.
They’ve never seen him play the violin like an angel.
Or a demon.
Georgie is officially in his band now, playing the keyboards, and every concert drives the music deeper into her soul. If Georgie leaves the protection of the band and Xan Valentine, the Russian mafia will kidnap and kill her. If she stays and plays in his band for just a few more weeks, Xan will pay for her college and law school.
If her heart can survive even one more night with him.
Blair Babylon is the nom de plume of an award-winning, USA Today bestselling author who used to publish literary fiction. Because professional reviews of her other fiction usually included the caveat that there was too much deviant sex and too much interesting plot, she decided to abandon all literary pretensions, let her freak flag fly, and write hot, sexy, erotic romance and wild, suspenseful thrillers, science fiction, and urban fantasy.
Moved by the music
Truly outstanding storytelling! I love how the author weaves beautiful music throughout the whole book, and pausing to listen to the violin pieces really captures the mood of the particular scene. I read for hours on end because I just couldn't deal with not knowing what happened next. In addition to Blair Babylon, I'm now also an avid fan of David Garrett!
Careful with Confusing Who/Whom…
￼The determinate for using whoever/whomever or who/whom is the clause in which it is found. The sentence, he wanted to punish whomever made her cry, uses whomever incorrectly.
Look at this sentence while focusing on the final preposition and subsequent clause:
He wanted to punish (whoever/ whomever) made her cry.
You would normally use a nominative pronoun as the subject of the clause, whoever made her cry. Therefore, whoever made her cry is correct, not whomever.
Brilliant! Love It!
This part of Georgie and Xan’s story enlightens readers with background information that explains Xan/Alex/Alexandre’s background. It gives you an idea of what he has gone through, and what he is dealing with now as well.
Fear and grief over Rade’s death drive Georgie and Xan to draft a temporary contract that has brutal consequences for both of them if they break the no fraternization clause. Xan does manage to add clauses that require them to spend great amounts of their time together do band functions.
In addition, enter Peyton Cabot as Georgie’s replacement keyboard player. Peyton was Georgie’s love before her father’s deception was revealed. He wants her back and will do almost anything to get another chance.
Georgie is so torn between her present need to get away from both Xan and Peyton and trying to get away from her past that she runs right into the arms of the Russians.
I can’t wait for part 4 of this series. This story is amazing!
*I received a complimentary copy from the author in return for an honest review*