Guest Review: Fall into My Kiss (Merging Violently #1) by T.A. Chase

Will Hunter’s life ever be more than an endless tour of small gigs?

Hunter Lee is lead guitarist of the alternative rock band, Merging Violently. He and his four friends travel up and down the East Coast, playing small gigs. It’s not what he dreamed of when he founded the band, but it’s a way to make a living. Meeting Edward Monterrose might be the best shot he has at hitting the big time.

Edward Monterrose doesn’t have time for a relationship. He’s too busy with his horses and students. Yet he always makes time for a benefit to raise money for charities he supports. While recovering from an injury, he overhears Hunter playing in the park and asks him to play at the benefit.

The two men come from different worlds yet discover they have more in common than they thought. Yet will their relationship last when they’re apart for months on end?

Publisher's Note: This book is linked to the Home series by T.A. Chase.

Reviewer: Shee Reader

Hunter Lee is the lead guitarist in an alternative rock band, Merging Violently. After travelling up and down the east coast playing small gigs, Hunter and his bandmates are taking a break from the touring and each other, and Hunter finds himself in a small town, playing his guitar in the park, writing songs and dreaming of the big time. His music grabs the attention of Edward Montrose a top flight equestrian and horse breeder who he himself is having a break. After a nasty fall during a show, Edward is nursing a broken wrist and numerous bruises when he finds a very attractive man playing his guitar in his local park.

Hunter and Edward are both likeable characters who each have their own reasons for not being in a relationship. Edward has experienced great loss, and travels far and wide, as does Hunter and the band. Add in Edward’s famous musician brother Derek, and we have quite the story set up.

The main characters all get together at a charity benefit Edward is organising and Hunter’s band are the opening act for Derek. The music is good, the declarations sweet and the future looks very bright for both our heroes.

The writing is quite engaging and easy to get involved in. There are some big leaps in the story that may have benefited by being fleshed out a little more, but the descriptions of both the music and the horse world are accurate and realistic. Some of the romance between our two main characters is a bit ‘insta-love’ but I happen to like that.

Overall, the story is a nice easy read and has enough open ended aspects to lure me into any books that follow on. I for one would love the story on the rest of Hunter’s bandmates!

I was given this book for free in exchange for an honest review.

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