The Will To Loveby Selene Chardou
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"I wasn't looking for love, only a good time and a way to tour the world with a rock band when he came along and hit me like a hurricane. Nothing could have prepared for me for the complexity that was Will Cullen. He hid a secret that would devour me whole and spit me out. However, I had my secrets too and how would he feel about me when I told him about my past? The only problem I had was how did I let go when I decided to give my heart to the very man I would never be able to control and who would always be just beyond my reach?" – Laurel Munsen
Will Cullen has always been comfortable in his own skin, even it was behind the scenes as the bass player for Scarlet Fever. He's always known he was gay and accepted his sexuality even if he couldn't be out and proud as a member of one of the most popular rock bands in the world.
Laurel was supposed to be a diversion, a beard to hide behind while he and his lover, drummer Grant MacMullen continued their hot and heavy relationship. Until Grant breaks his heart and admits there can never be a future between them.
It is Laurel who picks up the pieces and although he knows what they have together is wrong and conforming to society's standards of what love supposed to be, how can he rectify his strong attraction and desire for men while he is falling in love with a woman?
Both Laurel and Will learn the fluidity of human emotions and together, they gather the strength and courage to live life, understand each other and love with heart, body, mind and soul.
Note: This story is about a homosexual man who happens to fall in love with a heterosexual woman but it does not negate his homosexual status nor is the author implying sexuality is a choice; rather that most of the time, we don't and cannot choose the person we fall in love with and decide to give our heart and soul.
I will continue to read the series.
Meet the Author
Selene Chardou is a world traveler and the alter-ego of Elle Chardou.
Ms. Chardou’s writing is all about hot romance and exciting times with the wild, damaged, out of control and/or rich and famous set in the New Adult realm.
She is currently working on Deadly Seduction, the first novel in the Rough Riders series, which chronicles the issues between Lucifer’s Saints and Demon’s Bastards motorcycle clubs. She is also working on Love TKO, the first novel in the Love Unexpected series, which features the rough and tumble Duffy brothers from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Ms. Chardou has lived abroad in Stockholm (Sweden), Manchester (England), Los Angeles, the San Francisco Bay Area and Portland. She currently resides in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Though at points the story seemed to run away with the writer the characters were interesting
If you follow the blog, then you can tell that Selene Chardou is one of my favorite authors. There is just something about her books that I really enjoy, and I can’t seem to put them down once I start reading them. Now all of her books tie together, but they can be read as standalones as well. That is the case with this book, it is a standalone, but it also brings back some of the characters that we have met in the other books. Now while I do enjoy Selene’s writings, this is probably my least favorite book from her. Don’t get me wrong, I still enjoyed it quite a bit but I just felt it was lacking on a few levels. The story starts kinda in the “middle” of Laurel and Will’s relationship. We do know from the blurb that Laurel was supposed to be Will’s “beard” (or cover) for his relationship with Grant. But I was left wondering how that all started how they were able to come to the agreement to do that and when their relationship had actually taken a turn for the real. The characters in this book were really well written though, and that’s one of the reasons why I enjoyed it. Laurel’s character is by far my favorite out of all the characters in the Scarlet Fever Series, she has an enormous amount of strength that shows through in many parts of the story. Even though something horrible happened in her past, she was able to overcome it. With Will’s character, I have mixed emotions about him. Even after everything was said and done, I didn’t really feel like he actually loved Laurel. Which bothered me because she’s a kick butt woman and deserves someone amazing! There were lots of interesting information that was brought out in this book that explains a little bit about the characters, and the relationships that they have. I enjoyed that part completely. It was also great to see how Selene made the characters seem very life like, (sisters fighting and threatening each other), because that stuff happens in real life. I think with her adding that extra part in the book it made the story that much better. Overall, while this isn’t my favorite book of hers, I did still enjoy it. And I will continue to read further into the series.