Author: Amy Lane
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Rating: 4.5 stars
Received from Publisher
Blurb: In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers– and their penchant for making good music when they weren’t getting into trouble. For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends—especially Grant Adams–made Tyson bearable. But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind.
Between the heartbreak of leaving Grant and the terrifying, glamorous life of rock stardom, Mackey is adrift and sinking fast. When he’s hit rock bottom, Trav Ford shows up, courtesy of their record company and a producer who wants to see what Mackey can do if he doesn’t flame out first. But cleaning up his act means coming clean about Grant, and that’s not easy to do or say. Mackey might make it with Trav’s help–but Trav’s not sure he’s going to survive falling in love with Mackey.
Mackey James Sanders comes with a whole lot of messy, painful baggage, and law-and-order Trav doesn’t do messy or painful. And just when Trav thinks they may have mastered every demon in Mackey’s past, the biggest, baddest demon of all comes knocking.
Review: Part 5 picks up with Travis and Mackey keeping their relationship going, but life has to move on. Or get back to normal. As normal as a rock star’s life is after rehab. The band finally gets back to performing. Things don’t go smoothly, but the guys learn some things. Mackey takes charge of his career again. He finds his first real friend outside of the immediate band.
The holidays are coming up. Travis has already made plans to go to his parents. Mackey isn’t ready for that. He’s headed back to his home town to be with his mom and brother. He does all his shopping and thinks he’s ready, but he panics at the airport. Delaying facing his past for just a little longer.
Kell realized a lot of things in this book about Mackey and Grant. And he handles it all really well. This was huge for Mackey since he’s always kept secrets from Kell, but this Is a big one. Kell feels a lot of guilt. He barely has time to deal with it when they guys get some bad news. News that you know is going to hurt.
Picking up part 6 is going to hard. I know it’s going to hurt, but I’m also anticipating the moment Grant sees Mackey again. And dreading it. Ack!