Author Guest Post
Love/Hate Boy In A Band
I have readers tell me they love, love, love, the book and others that tell me they love and hate it. It is a story that will make a reader feel, whatever that emotion is. I myself love and hate Mathew. There are things about him that are endearing and then there are times you'd like to wring his neck or knock some sense into him. Morgan felt that very same way. She knew he was her drug, not always good to, or for her, but couldn't help herself. Morgan met Mathew when she was just going on thirteen and just getting to the stage in her life that she noticed boys. What Morgan sees in Mathew is the boy she met then, the one she played tag with, listened to music in his room, had long talks, walked on the beach with. She got to know Mathew before he was really “the boy in the band” and this is the person she continues to love. When a reader asks why does she go back and back for more, it’s because that is the Mathew she wants to see, the boy of old, and in him she still finds those glimpses on occasions. I know Morgan can frustrate a reader as well because of this. You may want to shake her on occasion, but one must remember their own young/first love, most are not rationale. I think many women have had a Mathew type in their life at one time or another. A man they logically know is not good for them, but they continue on anyway. That is Morgan Mallory. One of the things some readers don’t tend to see is that she finally figures it out, as slow and hard as it is for her. She realizes she deserves more, that she can’t stand by and wait for him to find the next girl around the corner, which she knows is inevitable. Boy In A Band is not your predictable rock star romance novel. The ending may not be what you hoped for, but you have to see that Morgan did get her HEA. She did move on to find true love and a good solid true love. The sequel to Boy In A Band is Casanova Cowboy (contemporary romance) and there is a prequel to Casanova Cowboy, Racing Through Cornfields (contemporary coming of age) Ryan Walker's story. See all my books on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords.
About The Author
Lisa Loomis was born in Oakland California and raised in San Jose until she was a sophomore in high school. Her father then took a job in the San Diego area where he moved the family to Escondido, California (or hickville as she called it). She finished high school at San Pasqual High then went to junior college at Palomar JC, ultimately graduating from San Diego State University with a BS in Finance.
Finding more BS than Finance with the financial meltdown in 2008 she went back to her passion of writing. See all her books on Amazon, and coming to Barnes & Noble and Smashwords in April 2014.
She now lives and writes in Park City, Utah.
Her latest book is the contemporary rock star romance, Boy In A Band.
Boy In A Band by Lisa Loomis
Book 1: A Morgan Mallory Story Series
Publisher: Independent Self Publishing
Publication Date: April 1, 2010 (1st Edition) / July 3, 2013 (6th Edition)
Format: Paperback - 418 pages
Kindle - 1170 KB
Nook - 440 KB
Genre: Contemporary Rock Star Romance / Erotic Romance
BUY THE BOOK: Boy In A Band
BUY THE SERIES: A Morgan Mallory Story Series
Book 1: Boy In A Band
Book 2: Casanova Cowboy
Book 3: Racing Through Cornfields (Prequel - Casanova Cowboy)
Disclaimer: I received a copy of the book from the author in exchange for my honest review and participation in a virtual book tour event hosted by Pump Up Your Book Tours.
Morgan Mallory meets beautiful, sexy, bond haired, blue eyed, Mathew O'Conner, a singer in a rock band, when she's just a teen. Her instant physical attraction to him completely unnerves her. Their convoluted relationship transcends years, and even when she knows it would be best to stay away from him she can't seem to stop herself. What is it about the bad boy she seems to love?
An edgy coming of age novel that is erotic, entertaining, and deeply moving. The characters will seize you and stay with you long after the read is finished. Not your predictable Cinderella story.
My Book Review:
Do you ever really forget your first crush / first love? Not if you are Morgan Mallory ...
If you are looking for a beautiful story that will take you on an exhilarating roller coaster ride while experiencing the full gamut of emotions, then Boy In A Band is the book for you.
Author Lisa Loomis pulls out all the stops in this emotional and passionately sexy coming of age love story set in 1970s San Jose, California. Morgan Mallory and Mathew O'Conner met at the age of twelve, and over a span of time their complex relationship develops from friendship, to discovery, to an undeniable connection and hold on one another that endures ... it pulls them together and tears them apart ... it is a breathtaking love story about two people who loved, lost, and loved some more.
Boy In A Band is a gritty, sweet, sexy, fun romance story with a touch of erotica, that easily draws the reader into Morgan and Mathew's story, and holds them captive with gripping twists and turns until the surprising conclusion.
The author easily transports the reader back to the decade of the 1970s, a time of discovery, free love, and letting it all hang out. The author provides the reader with a walk down memory lane as she mentions the sights and sounds of that decade. I found myself smiling and remembering the lyrics to songs from my favorite bands: The Eagles, Queen, Styx, etc ... thank you Lisa for taking me back to my teenage years, it was a fun blast from the past!
I would be remiss if I didn't describe Morgan and Mathew's relationship: a complex friendship, where Morgan develops feelings for Mathew, her first crush / first love, only to receive mixed signals from him ... and when their friendship becomes a sexual one, the emotional roller coaster ride gets bumpier as their undeniable connection and hold on one another endures over the years, despite the fact that Mathew is never able to commit to Morgan the way she has always wanted. Theirs is a story of two young people who discover love, loss, and life lessons. An all consuming love that no other love could replicate.
Boy In A Band is a poignant love story that will pull at your heartstrings, and in the end leave you utterly and emotionally drained.
RATING: 4 STARS
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