Banded Together

Title: Banded Together
Author: K.C. Burn
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 29, 2017
Genre(s): Contemporary
Page Count: 189
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5

Punk’s not dead, but it’s time to redefine life.

Devlin Waters thought he’d have music forever. But the tragic death of his best friend ended the twenty-year run of his punk band, Negative Impression. Unable to process the loss, Devlin distances himself from everyone and everything that reminds him of the band. But forty-one is too young to curl up and wait for the end. In a search for a second career, he finds himself at university with a bunch of kids young enough to be… his kids. His sexy archeology professor, however, makes Devlin think about life beyond his grief….

Dr. Jack Johnson does not appreciate Devlin’s lack of respect, his inability to be serious, or his chronic lateness. Worse, he hates that he’s attracted to a student. When he realizes Devlin is the rock star he crushed on in his youth, he drops his guard—against his better judgment.

Before they can move forward together, Jack must admit to Devlin that he’s not only an admirer, but he also sings in a cover band. How will Devlin react to his ultimate fanboy when his own music has died?

Banded Together is a student/teacher love story of Devlin and Jack. The story is kind of a second chance love story and how Devlin and Jack find their forever.

I really liked the way the author portrayed the student/teacher relationship, that portion of the book was really interesting. But apart from that I could not quiet enjoy the story. It felt like their relationship was rushed or most of it happened off the pages. That made it quiet difficult for me to enjoy the story. I really liked Devlin and Jack as characters but I felt like I did not know enough about them to make me like them more. There were really good secondary characters and I would have liked it if more was there about them all.

Banded Together did not quiet work for me even though the premise was interesting. If you are a fan of this author do read this book.

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