Blog Tour ~ Desolation Angel by Layla Dorine ~ (Review, Excerpt, Trailer + Giveaway)
Title: Desolation Angel
Author: Layla Dorine
Genre: Gay Romance, Contemporary, Rocker Romance
Publisher: Wayward Ink Publishing
SynopsisDare gets lost in music only he can hear.
Since childhood, it’s rolled through his mind, drowning out the rest of the world. When he comes back to himself he has the notes and lyrics for the songs his band plays. But he wonders if such talent is worth it, when the rest of his life is such a mess.
All Sionn ever wanted was Dare’s attention.
But that won’t happen as long as Dare has his ‘musical dreams’, so he keeps his attraction a secret. Too bad it’s impossible to keep anything secret when you live with your three best friends. When Sionn’s temper reaches breaking point, he sets Dare on a quest to ‘fix’ himself, in the hopes of gaining the love of the man he adores.
And ‘normal’ is just a state of mind, isn’t it? While Dare struggles to change, secrets are revealed, loyalties are tested, and the band is offered the chance of a lifetime. Can they pull themselves together fast enough to take advantage of it, or will Dare’s desire to be ‘normal’ unravel all their lives?
“This shit can’t happen again. No more lies, no more hiding stuff from one another. I thought what we had, what we’ve always had, was honesty. Dammit, Mark, you should have told us what the hell was going on.”
“And you should both trust me enough by now to know that I would never cheat on either of you, so don’t sit there and try to put all this shit on me. I wasn’t the one bellowing like a jealous jackass.”
Tommy raised his head and looked across the room at Mark. “What the hell were we s’posed to think?”
Mark scowled. “You’re supposed to trust me.”
“And how are we s’posed to do that when you keep things from us?”
“It was one thing, one, Tommy, and I would have told you as soon as I was sure there was something to tell.”
Paul cast a disheartened look between the two. “He’s right. Trust goes both ways, Mark. If we’re supposed to trust you completely, then you have to trust us completely and not hide shit from us.”
Mark shook his head, glaring. “So, to have your trust, I have to betray someone else’s. Is what you’re trying to say?”
“I had a right to know.” Tommy spat the words through clenched teeth. “He’s my brother.”
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*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie in exchange for a fair and honest review. ***
Dare has lost himself in dreams of music since he was a little kid, to the point where he was unable to finish school, drive a car or hold a job. His brother and two of his bandmates, Paul and Mark, don't see a problem in this. Especially since Dare creates wonderful music that they can all play together. Sionn, their last bandmate, though, isn't as happy about that and he's pretty vocal regarding what he thinks of Dare's dreams.
Considering Dare has been crushing on Sionn, it makes him resolute to be 'normal' and convinces his brother to take him to a psychologist. However, normal might be highly overrated and Dare might lose his music to it.
I knew this story would be heartbreaking from the start and it was, but it was definitely worth it. I wasn't too sure about Sionn at first. He was kind of a jerk to Dare and the rest of his bandmates and friends because he couldn't admit his feelings. I warmed up to him as the book advanced, though and ended up liking him just about as much as I liked Tommy, Paul and Mark. Now Dare, I loved! He had to face such difficult things. Had to learn to love himself, to accept that different could be good, that even if there were some things he couldn't do, there were a whole lot more that he could. I loved Doctor Horzan, too, the way he dealt with it all was so compassionate and always trying to find the best solution for Dare.
This book has romance, suspense, a bit of violence and a whole lot of heart! A must read for certain! You won't regret picking up this fantastic, heartfelt, eye-opening book!
Rating: 5 Stars!!!
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About the authorLAYLA DORINE lives among the sprawling prairies of Midwestern America, in a house with more cats than people. She loves hiking, fishing, swimming, martial arts, camping out, photography, cooking, and dabbling with several artistic mediums. In addition, she loves to travel and visit museums, historic, and haunted places.
Layla got hooked on writing as a child, starting with poetry and then branching out, and she hasn’t stopped writing since. Hard times, troubled times, the lives of her characters are never easy, but then what life is? The story is in the struggle, the journey, the triumphs and the falls. She writes about artists, musicians, loners, drifters, dreamers, hippies, bikers, truckers, hunters and all the other folks that she’s met and fallen in love with over the years. Sometimes she writes urban romance and sometimes its aliens crash landing near a roadside bar. When she isn’t writing, or wandering somewhere outdoors, she can often be found curled up with a good book and a kitty on her lap.
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