Winter's Wrath #1

This contemporary erotic romance gives a compelling look at some of the challenges that have to be overcome on the road to fame. This glimpse of an up-and-coming rock band and the perspective offered by a woman who has her own challenges with respect to being in the public eye combine to keep one intrigued by the obstacles that have to be overcome, including crazed fans and the difficulties of being confined in close company while traveling between gigs. The tragic background of some of the guys and complicated dance of attraction with the somewhat unexpected developments makes one want to get to know these individuals more and root for a happy ending. Some of the developments are a little awkward for me, particularly with respect to the manager, and the very annoying and disgusting games being played with blithe disregard for the impact on vulnerable egos, but the angst and intense sensuality kept me enthralled by the story and hoping things would work out. There are plenty of things to be frustrated by, particularly the casual sex and use of drugs that threaten to tear the group apart, and I would like to get to know all of the team a little better, but this was another enjoyable story from this talented author and I look forward to reading more about the members of Winter’s Wrath.

“Backlash” by Bianca Sommerland is part of the ‘Winter’s Wrath’ series and centers around guitarist Alder Trousseau as his life intersects with Danica Tallien, a former child star and current model. The tension that swirls around the band threatens the burgeoning relationship that Danica is establishing and may be enough to destroy any happiness that Alder finds with her. There is an additional complication in the tug of war caused by the connection between roadie Jesse and Alder’s brother Brave, not to mention the threats that are escalating, all of which may not only destroy the band but could turn out to be life-threatening.

Book Blurb for Backlash

Outcasts, black sheep, those who never fit in anywhere. Winter’s Wrath belongs to them. Every single member of the band rejects the norm when it comes to music.

They won’t settle when it comes to love.

Alder Trousseau, the lead guitarist in a band that owns his heart and soul, has always stood in the shadow of a man he hates. Braver “Brave” Trousseau, the voice of Winter’s Wrath.

For the success of the band, they have to work past their animosity, but that’s difficult when they have the same taste in women. And men.

Sex is a game to Brave. A game that might leave the people Alder cares for completely broken. Unless he claims them for his own.

If he steps out of the shadows, he’ll have no choice to play. To win.

On stage, the drama drives the fans insane. The songs they sing are a blood racing, body moving, warcry. But the very real battle taking place between the snares and the mic might tear the band apart.

Night Owl Reviews May, 2016 4.00