Micah thought he'd always be in a band. All he ever wanted was to play drums and make great music, but when his best friend and bandmate passes away, Micah is left adrift. The thing that's always lifted him up is now a reminder of everything he's lost.
In an attempt to put his life back together, Micah takes a job as roadie for his favorite band, Escaping Indigo. He's always admired the lead singer, Bellamy. On stage, Bellamy is confident, glittery, and radiant. But as the two grow closer, Micah realizes that in person, Bellamy is quiet, introspective, and a little uncertain. And that's the person Micah is falling for.
Micah is determined to know all of Bellamy, both the rock star side and the side hidden from the audience, the side that creates music that touches Micah's heart. Bellamy has secrets of his own, though, things he doesn't want to share with anyone. And trying to uncover Bellamy's truths might be the thing that ends up pushing him away.
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m/m Escaping Indigo is a gentle sweet if angsty rock and roll romance. Micah is suffering from a loss and has had his world turned upside down. Bellamy may be a rock star on the rise but he has problems of his own. Watching these two fall for each other was sweet and sometimes painful but you just know it is going to work in the end. I would call this a young adult book. I fell for the guys and the band and am looking forward to future installments.
Escaping Indigo, Eli Lang Review from Jeannie Zelos book reviews Genre: Romance, LGBTQIA There's bits I love about this story, the band and music parts, really made me feel I was on tour with the band but...the romance. It was subtle, so subtle it almost disappeared, and for me it didn't really work. I liked the guys, but poor Micah, he's had such a sad past, lost his best friend and still feels as if perhaps he could have done more, seen something, made Eric get help. I think we're all like that, feel a kind of survivors guilt sometimes and its played on Micah to the point he was really depressed. Then Eric's brother gets him the job as a roadie for Escaping Indigo, a band Micah has always admired. Its a kind of dream world, interacting daily with the band he's so long admired, looked up to, aspired to be like. Bellamy though is very quiet, and you can feel Micah always worrying he's in the way, going to cause offence, be in the wrong place at the wrong time. Poor guy doesn't know what he should do, and then Bellamy starts talking. It's a dream come true for Micah, and as they chat he begins to know Bellamy the man, not just Bellamy lead singer of the band. Its odd though, Bellamy himslef and others kind of warn him off, tell him to be carefully, with Bellamy saying he's no good for him, could hurt him etc one moment, and then worrying Micah is going to be like his ex, the last roadie and leave him. He's pushing away at the same time as he's pulling Micah in and the poor boy is confused. I so felt for him, he just wants to help, to be a friend and more, part of a couple and its what they do, help each other. Bellamy gets all hurt and offended though at Micah's suggestions and he's back to treading on eggshells trying to keep their relationship going without tipping Bellamy over. At times I wanted to smack Bellamy. Yes he's got issues, but he needs to decide what he wants to do, not blame everyone for wanting to help. It seems in the past everyone had just accepted he had moments, periods when he was...quiet, different, struggling and they all just worked round it. Its a sweet romance, and I really wanted things to work out but by the end I still wasn't sure whether what they were doing would be enough. Its a very gentle romance, not a torrid sex-every-other-page read and that's fine by me, I want tenderness, sensuality not just sex and more sex. Somehow though this book, while being a good read, made me feel part of the scene, didn't quite cut it for a romance read. Stars: Three, a gentle read, great band side but for me a slightly unsatisfying ending. ARC supplied for review purposes by Netgalley and Publishers