METAL HEART by Meredith Shayne
Metal Heart by Meredith Shayne
Reviewed by Lisa
Reflecting on the days when he was a guitarist with King Phoenix is something Scott King managed to avoid for 16 long years. But when word reaches him that a beloved crew member is seriously ill and the band plans on getting together for a tribute to help with his bills, Scott reluctantly acquiesces.
So many memories, good times and bad, circle around lead singer and ex-lover Ash Walker, the only man Scott ever truly gave his heart to.
Looking back Scott remembers that the more successful they became the harder it was to deal with his stage fright and anxieties before they went on. Scott fell into a world of hard liquor overindulgence and drugs. Every bit of decent behavior eroded as the drugs took over. His relationship with Ash had encompassed everything wonderful in life until the next fix mattered more. Then one night of overcharged emotions and bad judgment tore them apart and destroyed King Phoenix.
Seeing Ash again after all these years, after everything they went through and what happened, Scott isn’t sure he can handle it. Repeating his self destructive behavior isn’t an option especially when his heart never healed.
A gentle soul with a special gift can’t handle the glory, he crashes and burns in Metal Heart. Author Meredith Shayne writes an intuitive, insightful look into success and later the ugly side where insecurities and sorrow take control. The characters draw the reader into the lives of Scott, Ash, and the rest with charm and tenacity. Metal Heart captivates from the first page to the last and proves that talking things out is the only answer where love is concerned.