My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Received: ARC provided through Netgalley
Publication Date: September 24, 2018
Publisher: Carina Press
Point of View: Third Person (Dom & Adrian)
Genres & Themes: M/M/Romance, LGBTQIA+, Rockstar, BDSM, Anxiety,
Twisted Wishes lead guitarist Dominic “Domino” Bradley is an animal onstage. But behind his tight leather pants and skull-crusher boots lies a different man entirely, one who needs his stage persona not only to perform, but to have the anonymity he craves. A self-imposed exile makes it impossible to get close to anyone outside the band, so he’s forced to get his sexual fix through a few hot nights with a stranger.
When computer programmer Adrian Doran meets Dominic, he’s drawn to the other man’s quiet voice and shy smile. But after a few dirty, demanding nights exploring Dominic’s need to be dominated, Adrian wants more than a casual distraction. He has no idea he’s fallen for Domino Grinder—the outlandish, larger-than-life rock god.
Dominic is reluctant to trust Adrian with his true identity. But when the truth is revealed prematurely, Dominic is forced to reevaluate both his need for Adrian and everything he believes about himself.
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This book is approximately 93,000 words
Carina Press acknowledges the editorial services of Mackenzie Walton
Counterpoint is all about Twisted Wishes lead guitarist Dominic “Domino” Bradley, a man who’s juggling two worlds. Domino is the stage persona—brash, brave, and wild. Dominic is his “real” self, one that has major stage fright and one that he doesn’t share with the world. The only ones who know of his “real life” persona are his bandmates, and now—Adrian Doran.
Adrian Doran is a computer programmer he meets in a bar whilst he’s reading an erotica book. From there it’s a juggle between two worlds. Trying to find a balance between his personas and who he really is.
Syncopation completely overwhelmed me—in the best of ways. Counterpoint was no different. I’m absolutely loving books that make the characters so complex, making them feel all the more raw and authentic. I loved how Dom and Adrian were more than meet the eye. But, I think, even more than that I love how the reader can see why they could fall in love with each other. This book actually had them going on dates (fun dates!), they talked, and the reader along with the characters get to know each of them.