Moonstruck: Lucky Moon 3 by Piper Vaughn & M.J. O’Shea
Surya Patel is the drummer for the massively popular band, Moonlight. When his label suggests a collaboration with Luck, the band Moonlight toured with the year before, he should be all for it. Except for one thing–he slept with Luck’s manager during the tour, and then bolted in the dead of night. He’s regretted it ever since, but he knows being around Emmanuel will only lead to disaster. Unfortunately for Surya, the person the label sends to sweet talk him into joining the collaboration is none other than Em himself.
Emmanuel Cortez has spent months trying to forget about the hottest night of his life–the night he slept with Surya. It’s been a year, but not even the death of his beloved grandmother and the subsequent drama with his family could keep the memories away. Now it’s time to be professional. His job is to convince Surya to collaborate with Luck, nothing more, but a day spent together leads to yet another passionate night. This time Em is the one to leave.
But unexpectedly Surya has a change of heart. He isn’t satisfied with just one night anymore. He wants forever.
Right away we are thrown into the story with the two main characters already in conflict. Surya is in the closet because of how his parents are about homosexuals. Em is hurt by Surya’s departure the night they slept together but has been busy dealing with his grandmother dying. When Em goes to England to convince the reluctant Surya to agree to a collaboration of Luck and Moonlight, Em does his best to convince Surya that their night together would not interfere with business. Somehow the two end up in bed again! Surya has decided to try and have a relationship with Em but this time Em runs. Surya agreed to the collaboration so he goes to the States and convinces Em to give them a shot. This, of course, isn’t the end of their trouble.
I did think the authors wrote an excellent book. The plot is well designed and the characters were “well fleshed out”. The plot wasn’t very complex. I was expecting a lot out of this book having read the previous books in the series and really enjoyed them. This one just missed the mark for me. Again the writing is good but the conflict and the resolution at the end of the story were a bit weak. Em just became a very unconfident where as the rest of the book you can see he is a man who has great belief in himself. There also was a big conflict in Surya’s reaction to the major conflict. He did a total 180 with no explanation. Given all this the book was good but had a very disappointing conflict to conclusion.
Posted on Sunday, July 14th, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, M/M Romance, Novella: 100-150 pages, Three Roses, TJ and tagged Loose ID, M.J. O'Shea, M/M Romance, Novella, Piper Vaughn, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.