Abby Irons has it all together.She has a life everyone envies. She’s the frontman for the band Thirty Ought Six and co-owns Ironsound Records with her twin brother Alex. A girl with the world at her feet so young must be happy.
Except everything is tainted by a past that won’t stop coming up. A present that is falling apart everywhere but onstage, and a future that shes not so sure about.
Deceased parents, a sick brother, a six year old niece with no mother and a band and business to keep going while everything is falling apart.
When her lead guitarist Derek admits himself into rehab for a drug problem will his replacement cause more problems than he fixes?
Jameson Williams lost the love of his life because of an addict father.He won’t keep a woman around for more than a night because of it and hasn’t had much of a life since he got out of the Marines. His older brother pushes him audition for a temporary guitar position for a major band and make something out of himself. When he gets it he’s more than excited…Until he reaches the tour bus and meets the band.
Will his past bite him and ruin any chance of a future?
Money,fame,love and life are all up in the air.
I fell in love with this story of a rock star dealing with wounds that go back to the time she was a small child. When she ends up crossing paths with someone from her past, Abby has to decide if she’s willing to let go of her hurt or keep her distance.
The story has a lot of language in it and sexual content, so be warned that this is NOT a book for younger audiences. It’s from from two points of view, giving the reader an insight into what each one is thinking and feeling about the events in the story, which I enjoyed. Abby is a great protagonist and I loved her feisty attitude as well as her relationship with her brother and niece. Every interaction felt so natural and there were several bits that left me with a big smile on my face as I tried to avoid laughing too loud and disturbing the husband’s editing session.
If you’re looking for a fast, engaging read with characters who I feel make a big impression that has plenty of romance and music in it, this one is for you.
Abby swiveled around from her usual perch on the backwards chair at the counter to see who walked by. “Oh, Izzy I can’t believe I haven’t introduced you guys. Jameson come here. This Izzy, is Jameson. He’s the new guitar player. Jameson, this is my niece Izzy.”
“Hey Izzy… It’s nice to meet you.” I’ve heard this girl talk before. She’s usually sweet and talkative.
“Do you do drugs?” Whoa… Never expected that from a six year old.
“Izzy!” Both Abby and Alex scolded [KK1] her.
“No, it’s ok guys.” I turned my attention back to the screen. “No, Izzy. I do not do drugs?”
“Good… Because drugs are bad and don’t think for one second I wouldn’t make you go right where Uncle Derek is.”
“Well I certainly hope you would. I don’t like drugs or what they do to people.” Abby smiled beside me as I said my goodbyes to Izzy and started to walk away, but Abby grabbed my arm and told me she wanted me to meet Alex too. My stomach dropped. My hands started to sweat, and my heart was racing a mile a minute. I knew. I knew something bad was going to happen.
I should have run away. Run away and not look back.
Katheryn Kiden was born in Boothbay Harbor Maine in 1989 and raised in Newcastle. She was raised with four brothers. Katheryn graduated when she was sixteen and has been writing since she was young. When she isn’t attached to a keyboard you can usually find her with her two younger brothers, friends, or with a camera in her hand.