Lincoln Stallworth, bass player for Black Ice, has quietly watched each of his band mates fall in love and has accepted the fact he’ll probably never find the same for himself. He doesn’t really believe in true love, couldn’t fully understand the absurdity of it, or the notion there could be just one perfect person for everyone. A debilitating health issue began to shadow Lincoln in the middle of their last tour. As his physical symptoms worsen, Lincoln has to fight the urge to hide from the world and himself inside his estate.Aaron Baylor enters Lincoln’s life at his lowest point. Lincoln feels broken, damaged beyond repair, and he’s ready to give-up. Aaron’s patience and unwavering support slowly begin to pull Lincoln back to being present in his own life and gives him hope for a future and for love. Will Aaron be the glue that holds the broken pieces of Lincoln’s life together? Can Lincoln fight his way back to good health and take a chance at love? Or will the task be too great for Lincoln to handle?
Beyond The Music is Book 7 in The Rock Gods series. This is the final story in the series, but also the launch of a new M/M spin-off series, Guarding the Gods, which will have many cameo appearances from The Rock Gods characters in each story. If you enjoyed The Rock Gods, I hope you’ll give Guarding the Gods a try!
“That doesn’t sound especially fair to put all of that responsibility on yourself, Linc,”Aaron said with a gentle touch of his fingers to Lincoln’s face. “Maybe it’s time for you to let someone else take care of you – I want to be that someone, Linc. If you’ll let me.”
Panty Scorching: 5
Over All Rating: 4.75 Stars
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Reviewed by Robin
Lincoln has a secret that he’s keeping from the band that has alienated him from his friends. He is having health issues and doesn’t want to face that it’s affecting not only his ability to play music but his vision and walking too. Not to mention that all of his bandmates have paired off and found love. Aaron is introduced to Lincoln to help with his rehabilitation and get him ready to go on tour. Will he be able to help Lincoln find a way to deal with his illness and fight the loneliness?
“Lincoln bent forward to reach for the glass of water sitting on the coffee table. He watched his fingers circle the glass, but when he went to lift it to take a drink, the glass slipped through his grip and hit the carpeting on the floor. He could have sworn his grasp was tight enough, even with the limited sensation in his hand, but dropping it hadn’t been a consideration. He studied his fingers, flipping his hand over, then back the other way as if they didn’t belong to him.
Why are you failing me? Lincoln thought. He flopped back against the couch and closed his eyes again. The sting of tears began to build behind his lids. He was thirty-two years old and at the height of his career. If this loss of sensation continued, he feared it would be the end of his job with Black Ice, and quite possibly the end of his musical career. What happened after that? All he knew was music. He lived and breathed it every single day, so how could he suddenly switch gears and do something else for a living?”
I love the Rock Gods series so much. Lincoln hasn’t been doing well but instead of getting checked out, he tries to ignore it because he’s scared of what’s happening to him. I was shocked that his friends didn’t confront him although he was pretty good at keeping them at bay. Aaron had to have been the perfect person to break through his pity party and give him hope. It was amazing how much patience he had. Lincoln is such a straight shooter once he decides what he wants, he just pushes forward and lays it on the line. I think that’s what I liked most about him.
Although I’m sad about this being the last Rock Gods book, I am excited about the spin off with the Bodyguards. We will get cameos of our favorite guys, but I get more stories about different people. Makes me want to throw a little party.
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