With the Band

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With the Band

With the Band is the first book I've read by LA Witt, and it definitely won't be the last. I really enjoyed the strong, sexual chemistry between the heroes and fast-paced storyline really kept my undivided attention until I reached the end of the book.

When Aaron's siblings asked him to audition to be the lead singer of their rock band, Schadenfreude, he jumped at the chance to do so. The timing was perfect for Aaron. The last band he was in had broken up, and Aaron is ready to experience something new. Aaron soon finds himself far away from home and in the middle of auditioning for the very up and coming hard rock band and to his delight, passes with flying colors.

There is just one problem.okay maybe two.or three...

Aaron is totally thrown off guard by the intense attraction he feels for the bass player, Bastian, and by the smoldering looks he's been getting in return, Bastian, is just as attracted to him as well. This is a major problem for Aaron because all of the members of Schadenfreude had discussed and vowed to not get sexually involved with each other. Plus, neither Aaron nor Bastian are out of the closet, and because they are in an up and coming famous rock band, this could cause problems for them personally and for the band. To make matters worse, Bastian's ex-girlfriend is a constant thorn in Bastian's side and gleefully becomes a general pain whenever she makes her presence known. With all of these obstacles in the road of happiness, will Aaron and Bastian find a way to make the love they have for one another work without breaking up the band?

I really liked this book. I thought that both Aaron and Bastian were very likeable, sexy heroes and I really enjoyed watching them fall in love throughout the book. With the Band is told through Aaron's first person narrative. This is not my favorite way to read erotic romances because I enjoy knowing what is going on in the other characters' minds, but I think that Ms. Witt did a nice job at Aaron's interpretation of the other characters' were thinking and feeling.

There is tons of hot steamy sex in this book! The sexual intensity between Aaron and Bastian steamed up my e-reader at times! Whew! You'll definitely need a cold glass of iced tea when reading this book just to cool off! From the moment Aaron and Bastian's eyes met they fell in instant lust with one another. As the book progresses, they slowly get to know one another and they fall in love. I liked how their relationship developed, and enjoyed watching them fall in love. I really like rock and roll stories. There is nothing sexier than a rock star so I naturally gravitate to these types of storylines. Ms. Witt did a very good job at describing some of the hard times and decisions that members of the band are sometimes forced to make. Even though there is some predictability within the storyline itself, I really enjoyed With the Band, and look forward to reading more by the author LA Witt.

Book Blurb for With the Band

Hard rock band Schadenfreude is finally on the verge of the success that’s eluded them for the last several years. With Aaron McClure as their new lead singer, nothing’s going to stop them…except maybe a steamy, secret relationship between Aaron and bassist Bastian Koehler. Aaron knows all too well what can happen when band members get involved with each other. After all, his last band was a casualty of his last relationship, and Schadenfreude forbids band members from dating for that very reason. But Bastian is too hot to resist, and besides, it’s just sex, so what’s the harm?

Bastian has just gotten out of a long relationship with his volatile ex-fiancée when Aaron catches his eye. The sexy singer is irresistible, and in spite of the potential for strife within the band if this comes out, Bastian can’t help himself.

Their passion in the bedroom is rivaled only by their ambition as musicians, though, and pretty soon, it's going to tear them, and Schadenfreude apart, if they can't get back to playing with the band.

Publisher's Note: This book contains explicit sexual content, graphic language, and situations that some readers may find objectionable: Male/male sexual practices. 

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 4.00