Reviewed by Melissa Brus
Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team
This is the second book about the members of the band Hush. This one is focused on the drummer Billy “Brains” Brennan and can be read as a stand alone, but we do get to see cameos of the cast for fans of book one. The story delves into the painful past of our main character Brains. Triggered by the injury he receives during the signing event at Warped Tour, he is forced to depend on a stranger. Lucky for Brains, that stranger, Paul, is a Navy corpsman who was at the concert with his son, a really handsome Navy corpsman at that. Both men are at huge crossroads in their lives. Whether by choice or by circumstances, they are facing new and uncertain futures. Watching them navigate these new situations, while living in the same house, is sweet and heart wrenching in turns. While I enjoyed the chance to see these two having this time together, I did miss the interactions of the band as a whole that was such a part of book one. The inclusion of the retirement ceremony was well done and gave a great backdrop for a pivotal scene –nope, not spoiling this one. My favorite part of this book was watching both Brains and Paul interact with Paul’s niece and nephew. They brought a different element to the story and allowed the men to show each other a different side to each other. I do wish there was more information about Paul’s history with his friend George, especially in the resolution with Paul’s son. The romance between these two is very engrossing. This is a great addition to the series. I hope we get to catch up with Paul and Billy in the next book.