Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Book Review: Bulletproof (Bulletproof #4) by Jenna Galicki


Available February 19, 2018

Derek MacAlister, the wild one. Known for dancing on table tops, partying too hard and possessing a never-ending thirst for excitement. With his bandmates now settled in committed relationships, he’s the last man standing. The only problem is that he wants to party all night long, but his best friends are content to stay at home. Enter Travis Fontana, a bad boy with a reputation for trouble, and Derek has his partner in crime.

Travis Fontana just scored the gig of a lifetime opening for the nation’s top heavy metal band. He’s a rebel who thrives on pushing the limits of a good time and Bulletproof’s sexy long-haired guitarist, Derek MacAlister, is right by his side to share the fun. Together, they’re double trouble.

But all is not as it seems. Underneath the painted-on smile and carefree exterior that Travis shows the world lies a tortured soul with a dark past. Little by little, Travis lets Derek see a side of him that no one else knows. Derek, unused to the unfiltered raw honesty that Travis shares, finds that he wants to take care of this troubled, vulnerable man and turns out to be Travis’ rock in times of crisis.

When the pressures of new-found fame begin to overwhelm Travis, he quickly starts to unravel. Pushed to the breaking point, it becomes clear that even Derek can’t save him. Travis needs to save himself.

Catch up with the band! (each are stand-alones)
The Undercover Rock Star, Bulletproof Book 1 (only 99¢ - also on audio!)
Branded, Bulletproof Book 2
Bassist With Benefits, Bulletproof Book 3

4 Stars!

Bulletproof is book 4 in the Bulletproof series and while they can be read as standalones, they feature the different members of the band, so you might feel a bit lost as to their stories.

This book is angstier than the previous ones, in the sense that it deals with mental illness. Ms. Galicki did a great job portraying Travis's issues and his downward spiral, which were so different from Derek's party boy ways, even if their escapades were what brought them together in the first place. 

Both Travis and Derek were very likable and had great chemistry, it was nice how supportive and protective Derek became with Travis, when he'd never been interested in having a relationship before. And I absolutely loved Travis's 10 Things He Liked About Derek texts, they were sweet and a great insight into his growing feelings. Of course, it didn't hurt that they were really hot and passionate together. ;) 

I really enjoyed seeing how much more mature the rest of the guys are now that they have settled in their own relationships. They were still touring, still having fun, but the drugs and sex with anyone other than their partners was a part of their past.

Overall, I think this might be my favorite book in the series, if nothing else because it gave us a darker view into what some rock stars go through. I could have done without the 'cheating' part near the end, which in my opinion, the book didn't really need with everything else going on. Bulletproof was angsty and heartbreaking, hot and sweet and it kept me riveted to my Kindle from start to end. Very recommendable!

*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***

Jenna Galicki writes in multiple genres, including m/f, m/m, and m/m/f.

She is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality.

A native New Yorker, she recently relocated to Southern California where she lives with her husband and two dogs. She's a Rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.

She also makes adorable commemorative prints for books signings and special events - a keepsake to have signed by the attendees. Click for more info.

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