Fleeing tragedy and infidelity, twenty-five-year-old Shayna Jones takes the longest walk of her life-which ends with her in the protective and possessive arms of heavy metal music's hottest commodity, Dante Deity.
HE'S THE BEST THERE IS
Dante Deity is revered by everyone who knows anything about heavy metal music, and he's respected by everyone else. Rich, handsome, and successful, he has a voice like velvet-wrapped lightning and an ability to juggle numerous philanthropic ventures and still crank out hits. When he's on tour, music is his life. When he's taking a break, he's thinking about his next tour-or working on a project that helps him forget he's alone. In front of him lies his next endeavor.
SHE'S READY TO BE MORE
Shayna Jones is fleeing her past. Tragedy, infidelity, heartbreak: the twenty-five year old has suffered it all. She was strong enough to run, however, like a spunky heroine from one of her novels, and soon she'll be flying...just as soon as she can walk again. But this time she has help. Unlike her abusive ex-husband or her bullying mother, the man standing before her is determined she succeed. In fact, Dante commands it. But while his intensity and generosity can easily win her heart, to gain her trust a man must first prove she's something worth worshipping. Even-or especially-a rock god.
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Shayna is broken mentally after she finds her husband cheating on her, her son is found deceased, and the father completely devoid of being human when it comes to his son being dead. He's not there physically or emotionally to help Shayna out. He's a total a**wipe. I almost feel like he should be in the book more to give the reader a better sense of satisfaction when Karma sits on his face and takes a nice big dump on him. Dante is one of those people who wants to help everyone, please everyone, tries super hard to do this, and in getting to a few people, he feels incomplete and unsuccessful because everyone wasn't please. That single person messed his day up. Bacon was burnt; entire day ruined. So when he thinks he "fixes" Shayna, but finds more about her that reveals just how broken she is, he feels failed because he tried and failed because pieces were missing. Instead of looking at a small portion of the picture that's fixed, he only looks at the whole picture. At least later on in the book and relationship, he figures out that just because the glass is cracked does not mean you have to throw out the mirror. Bonus for making their quirks real enough to relate to. But just over the top enough to feel ... well, scripted. It's there because it needs to advance the story. I like the story .. mostly.. But I don't think I can like the characters in this one. Perhaps because society brain washes us to have the idea that an almost 40 yr old should not be dating a 20 something yr old, and perhaps because of the above assessment of the characters. It stopped bothering me so much toward the middle of the book. Love is love. Some of the story felt forced, almost like the passion of the book was lost during writing, and the words flowed out through numb and bored fingers. The number one thing that I cannot get passed, however, is the beginning of the book. If you managed to walk the 603 miles between Portland, OR, down to Sacramento, CA, the amount of blisters and damage to your feet would be immense. Described as infected blood blisters, slight nerve damage, malnutrition, and dehydration, you will be spending at least 3 days in the hospital. I.V. antibiotics, fluids, and vitamins to accommodate for the malnutrition. Not a few hours. Days. As a side note, I would totally read the story about the nobleman turned minstrel.
Dante has a need to help people. Shayna needed help. Together, they are a strong couple, helping each other. I enjoyed the bonding between these two characters. The support despite misunderstandings kept me turning the pages. This is the third in the series which I have enjoyed reading, and I look forward to more. I received a copy of this story, and this is my unsolicited opinion.
This story had the perfect balance of sexy, sweetness and romance. The romance felt so real that I could see myself falling for a guy like Dante, regardless of his occupation. I loved that although protective and assertive he was never domineering and always kept in mind she a mind of her own ~~ Love me a man that never forgets that fact ~~ Shayna although shy by all standards, she was no meek mouse. She obviously had a troubled past but once she decided to leave that life behind she knew she could start anew. You could tell from the get go she was smarter than she even gave herself credit. The story itself kept a very nice flow and steady peace, which was probably why the romance didn’t feel rushed. And, have I mentioned the romance? I just cannot get past how the relationship blossomed and how he handled those bumps that got in the way. I’ve read other genres by this author and thought they were pretty good so I thought I’d give this one a try. Though part of a series it can be read as a stand alone. It was definitely worth trying and I cannot wait to see what comes next. *** I received this book from the author at no cost to me and I volunteered to read it; this is my honest opinion and given without any influence by the author or publisher.***
Another great book in the hearts of metal series. This book had fantastic and well developed characters, a cracking storyline, a chance to catch up with previous characters and some interesting develops for what is to come in the books. Thoroughly enjoyed the style of writing and looking forward to reading the next book