Title: Face the Music (Replay #1)
Author: K.M. Neuhold
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: May 20th 2018
Genre(s): Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 294 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
I thought there was only one thing I needed to make me happy. I was so sure becoming a rock star would heal the dark corners inside me. But every time I walk onto the stage, with a roaring crowd screaming my name, all I can think about is the boy I left behind. All I want to do is rewind and make a different choice.
I thought I hated Lincoln when he ghosted me ten years ago and destroyed my heart. I thought I hated him when he wrote a chart-topping hit about our idyllic young love. But I’ve never hated him as much as I do right now, standing in front of me like he has every right to be in my world again. He’s not the rock god I thought he was…he’s still that same lost boy I used to love. Can I ever trust him with my heart again?
***Face the Music is the first book in the Replay series. Each book in the series will focus on a different band member getting a second chance at love. Each book can be read as a stand-alone. This book contains descriptions of self-harm, suicidal thoughts, and sexy times.
Trigger Warnings: self harm, description of abuse, mental illness, attempted suicide.
This was an incredible read. I was blown away by the characters in this book and the love that these two men undoubtedly have for one another and the length one man went through in order to make sure the other man did not give up his dream. Even if he broke both their hearts in the process.
Lincoln is a famous rock star. He has all the fame he could have wanted as a member of a band but he is not happy. Not by a long shot. He pretty much goes through the motions of the day but he either feels too much to the point that it overwhelms him or he is walking around in a daze. After another time of almost losing his life to an unfortunate event, Lincoln decides maybe his manager is right and he needs a break from the band and the life as a rock star.
Lincoln decides to go back to the place that holds so many memories for him. It is a place that holds so many memories both good and some bad for him but also a place that he remembers as being the last place that he was truly happy as well, his family cabin that he went to as a child and teenager.
Jace stills has memories of Lincoln. But the memories are what holds him back from fully committing to anyone else. That is why his latest relationship has failed because the one person that brings back all those memories is also the person who hurt him so badly. He is the person that Jace has never truly let go of and still loves but also hates at the same time. Lincoln. Lincoln broke Jace’s heart when he up and left him without a backwards thought.
Now ten years later these two are about to come face to face once again and boy are things about to explode around them. There is so much unsaid between these two and so much pain that it will take an act of fate to make things right between them again. But there is another factor that the two are going to have to deal with as well and if not then it may just be what breaks them apart for good.
This was an incredible read. I truly look forward to the upcoming books about the rest of the band members. There is just enough information given about the other members in this book to spark an interest in them but not enough to give away what is about to come next. I know that if the books are half as good as this one then we, as readers, are in for a bumpy ride.