Riven, A Novel Book Cover Riven, A Novel
Riven Series, Book 1
Roan Parish
Paranormal, LGBT, Gay Romance
Loveswept
May 29, 2018
235

Theo Decker might be the lead singer of Riven, but he hates being a rock star. The paparazzi, the endless tours, being recognized everywhere he goes—it all makes him squirm. The only thing he doesn’t hate is the music. Feeling an audience’s energy as they lose themselves in Riven’s music is a rush unlike anything else . . . until he meets Caleb Blake Whitman. Caleb is rough and damaged, yet his fingers on his guitar are pure poetry. And his hands on Theo? They’re all he can think about. But Caleb’s no groupie—and one night with him won’t be enough.

Just when Caleb is accepting his new life as a loner, Theo Decker slinks into it and turns his world upside-down. Theo’s sexy and brilliant and addictively vulnerable, and all Caleb wants is another hit. And another. That’s how he knows Theo’s trouble. Caleb can’t even handle performing these days. How the hell is he going to survive an affair with a tabloid superstar? But after Caleb sees the man behind the rock star, he begins to wonder if Theo might be his chance at a future he thought he’d lost forever.

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Review by Gloria Lakritz

Senior Reviewer and Review Chair for the Paranormal Romance Guild

Have I had Riven on my Kindle since last year? Hmm it’s not like I didn’t want to read it, but due sometimes to the life of a review chair for a book guild, there are certain books I need  to read now,,,,,,and some I want time to treasure. Roan Parish you are one of those treasures

I must admit to this author, her choice of characters, topics and story is my perfect read. In the Middle of Somewhere Series was my beginning, then The Remaking of Corbin Wales was a delight.  So Riven, Rend and Raze are now at my fingertips for a few weeks of reading enjoyment. I was so excited and of course the first one Riven did not disappoint.

This author does not allow me to speed read, her writing talent wants me to hear, feel and enjoy the depth of her characters and the feelings they evoke in themselves, enhancing what the reader feels.

We are presented with our main characters each having a story to share and we are there for the ride. Theo Decker is the lead singer of a famous rock band. How he got there was…. he was filling an open slot. Like most of his life he did what he was told and went with the flow, but he hated the image and hated the notoriety. He just loved the music.

Caleb Blake Whitman was on his third or fourth or fifth rehab release, wanting to not sink back into the drug world that surrounded him in the music world. Losing his career, he is afraid of every decision he makes will let him slip. Every thought he has he questions ….being an icon in the musical business that he lost , but not losing  his love for music.