Feeling lonely, confused, and in need of comfort, Kiera turns to an unexpected source—a local rock star named Kellan Kyle. At first, he's purely a friend that she can lean on, but as her loneliness grows, so does their relationship. And then one night everything changes...and none of them will ever be the same.
So essentially Keira moves with her boyfriend of two years to Seattle, where they move in with Denny’s old friend, sex god Kellan Kyle. Keira and Kyle share an instant connection, but clearly stick to their respected boundaries as friends ‘cause obviously Keira is taken. However when Denny gets a job away from home, putting strain on their relationship Keira allows Kellan comfort her, as a friend of course but alas emotions run high and the constant suppressed sexual tension eventually goes BOOM! Sufficed to say lots of drama, angst, steamy encounters, secrets and heartbreak ensue. There are many things in this book that make it awesome, but more than anything it’s the characters outside of the main characters. They’re not only great but actually contribute a lot to the story, and Kellan’s band members are seriously awesome and oh so very amusing. I’m not going to lie there were times I wanted to throw my Kindle at the wall, where I actually felt my heart breaking, but then there were the times where I’d laugh out loud, melt into a puddle of goo and grin like a lovesick puppy. And in all honesty I loved every bloody second of it!
At the beginning I was freaked out with how much I liked this book (which was like a LOT), because essentially there is a theme of cheating and I do not like cheaters, like at all. However S.C. Stephens wrote this book in such a way I actually not only understood each of the characters on a personal level, but I fell in love with them instantly and my prejudice just flew right out the window, I mean I looked at cheating as well as other aspects of this book as very black and white, and S.C. Stephens very rather beautifully illustrates the grey area, the area no one considers or pays much attention to, and because of this grey my perception of books changed, big time. It changed in the sense I realized a novel based on very real issues has the power to not only make you see things from a different light, but also has the power to change your perspective and it all comes down to an author’s way with words, because it’s not something all authors can accomplish so my mind was like...
His eyes were still closed and his body rocked gently to the music, but his face was almost...desolate. His words matched his face, as he sang about how each day was a struggle, and never seeing my face caused him physical pain. He sang that "my face was his light, and he felt drenched in darkness without it." Tears fell freely after I heard that line.
“I want to be someone's everything. I want fire and passion, and love that's returned, equally. I want to be someone's heart.”