REVERB by Jet Mykles
Reverb by Jet Mykles
Reviewed by Lisa
It was an act of divine providence to him when Marlowe, world famous rock singer, asks little ol’ nobody Nick Gorman to join his band. Sure, Nick’s uncle is Bobby Gorman, once part of a famous rock band back in the day, but still. Life with Marlowe on tour is a heady experience for Nick after years of learning his craft and getting the sweetest sound possible out of his guitar. Between the girls who throw themselves at the band members, particularly Marlowe of course, the drugs, booze, and anything else a person could think of its damn hard to behave at all. Their manager, Kip is the only one who ever seems to keep his head on straight, especially since he’s known wild and enigmatic Marlowe like forever.
There’s no question that Nick looks up to Marlowe. The guy is so self assured, so beyond everyone else. The time they spend together is so special to Nick that he’d do almost anything for the man he idolizes.
High and somewhat drunk after their concert in Phoenix Marlowe asks Nick to see something in one of the tour buses though it’s forbidden to enter them unless they’re on the road. Nick doesn’t know what to think when Marlowe starts making sexual advances. After all, Nick’s straight and he’s only ever seen Marlowe with chicks. Nick isn’t quite sure why he lets Marlowe seduce him, but what happens afterwards has far reaching repercussions that both men and everyone close are affected by. Nobody could have foretold the misery and hate that followed a single error of judgment. Whether they survive is at question. never mind triumphing over the worst moment in their lives. One thing’s for certain Nick and Marlowe will never be the same again.
Heart wrenching and emotionally complex, Reverb is explosive. This is a meaty story where readers never get the chance to take a breath until the last page is finished. A gripping, fascinating plotline that hinges on the premise that a person can fall in love with another regardless of gender. Marlowe and Nick’s relationship heats quickly to the boiling point though Nick puts it down to the excitement of his new life in a rock band. Author Jet Mykles has a seductive way with words and Reverb sizzles with passion. Deep psychological issues unfold for both men after their night in Phoenix, everything they held as truth evolves into so much more. Reverb challenges the gender issue when love comes into play. I Joyfully recommend Reverb. Tears and passion intertwine.