Title: Deliver Me
Author: Faith Gibson
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: October 2, 2015
Genre(s): Contemporary/Rock and Roll
Page Count: 270
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
Taggart Lee has it all.
Fame… Fortune… 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?
Warning: This book contains hot sex between two men.
This was a nice, hot read that I can recommend, but there were a few things that bugged me.
While this was not insta-love, many life-changing events were decided pretty quickly. Tag/Lee met Dr. Erik Henrikson and decided to quit his rock group (the most popular group in the world, as explained in the book) and buy the house with the white picket fence and settle down with a family. Even if he had been thinking about retiring because of the stress and loss of the rock-star fringe benefits before meeting him, it was still only a thought.
Lee and Erik meet for the first time in front of the hospital where Lee has just lost his sister and realized his niece is now his responsibility. Erik gives him some baby advice that night and then meet again a few months later when Lee brings his niece Delilah to Erik’s pediatric practice. One thing leads to another and Lee has decided to leave Delilah in Erik’s care while he is on the last 3 months of his road tour. Erik seems to fall in love with Delilah first, but quickly falls for Lee too. Bam!
Another bone of contention with me is that we didn’t get to see any grieving for the death of their respective siblings (Erik lost a brother recently) and while I’m sure plenty of mourning went on, these two never shared their pain with each other which would have made for some great healing/comfort scenes.
Oh, and one more thing I just thought of. There are certain books written that will forever ruin you for a similar story line in another book. For me it’s N.R. Walker’s Point of No Return. There is a hostage situation in Deliver Me but since nothing can top the hostage scene from PoNR, it failed to bring the emotion I suspect it was supposed to.
But the sex here is hot and plentiful and I really enjoyed both main characters. If this book is intended to be the first in a series, I have to say I probably won’t read it. The secondary characters did nothing for me. (But given the fact that the epilogue took place during Delilah’s wedding, I doubt it will happen.)
Recommended read, with caution. Read it as a light, easy, low angst book and it will hit the spot!