Tuesday, 17 April 2012

REVIEW, Heaven Sent

   Prod dets
Heaven Sent: includes Heaven and Purgatory
Series: Heaven Sent, book 1 & 2
Pub:  2006, Looseld
Author: Jet Mykles
Genre: erotic romance
Format: paperback (mid); 310pp
Whose: Tyler & Johnnie / Lucas & Reese
Age Range: adult
Desperate to save his family’s hotel, Tyler sinks his hopes and what’s left of his money into a new venture: a nightclub at the hotel. Everything rides on The White Room’s success—without it the hotel will go under. Tyler’s nervous, but Lady Luck smiles on him, in the form of mega-popular rock band Heaven Sent signing on to play at the club.
   Tyler’s a huge fan of the group, but even so, he’s not prepared at all to come face-to-face with the painfully gorgeous lead-singer, Johnnie Heaven. But, the bomb that goes off in his brain can’t be lust. Sure, Johnnie’s probably the most beautiful person he’s ever seen, but Tyler is straight. It has to be a misguided form of hero worship that he’s feeling—has to.
    When Johnnie learns that Tyler shares his obsession with video games, he invites Tyler to his room to play. Of course, Tyler jumps at the chance. Who wouldn’t snap up the opportunity to spend time with his idol? He and Johnnie have a great time together, but Tyler soon discovers that Johnnie aims to introduce Tyler to a whole new level of game play.

Tall and sleek with gorgeous red hair and deep, dark eyes to drown in, it’s no wonder that famous bass player, Lucas Sloane, stars in so many dewy-eyed teenager’s dreams.
   Reese used to be one of those teens—back when Heaven Sent was the house band for the local club, Purgatory. Back then, it was easy to get to know Luc, even become friends with him. But he took it too far, worked up the courage to confess his love to Luc—only to be soundly rejected.
   Now, six years later, Luc’s back in town for a visit and more gorgeous than ever. Much to Rees’s surprise, Luc not only apologizes for the way he treated Reese, he also comes onto him! Seems Luc’s discovered the pleasure of being with a man and wants to know what it’s be like between the two of them.
   But Reese can’t. He just can’t. He lives the straight and narrow. He teaches high school math. He’s got a girlfriend. A normal life. He can’t be gay. Of course, it’s really very hard to deny the man who defines beautiful to Reese’s artistic mind.

Yeah, it’s not the best way to start, but I just finished the book and the only thing I can think is ‘wow’.
Hot, passionate, intriguing and a male who just realised he wants something that he’s not sure of.
Its fear and lust and something to deep it moves your heart even before the real emotions kick in and tears start filling your eyes.

I want more...more of them, more of the band, more of Mykles writing style and intensity when it comes to the lovers in her story—because you know this one isn’t a fluke.

Set in the mind of Tyler as he struggles to deal with his lust for a man, a man he’s idolised since the beginning of Heaven Sent the band.
Fear of everything, his need for the male (any male), his need to be more, his fear that people will find out, and lastly his fear of wanting more. Though this one doesn’t really hit him on the head until the real emotional kick of something else happens around him and sends him into a tail spin.

I loved this book. It was pushy and needy and made you want to yell at him to let go and loosen up and then again when he....
That’s too much of a spoiler.
It’s quick and to point and it makes you want something you’ve never wanted. Though it’s not for the faint hearted—really, you can’t deal with men loving each other than don’t bother. Because it gets steamy hot and heavy. And deliciously sweet. If you’re a crier you’ll need tissues because one tear jerking moment pushes you into the next and wraps up the book so nicely you’ll want to close it up and start reading it again.

This one was much more emotionally invested than the last one, and man, did that make it hot.

Reece is a man who’s been in love with his idol since the first time he saw him. Problem was, Lucas wasn’t reading for what Reece was giving out.
The other problem, Reece sees Lucas as something more than what he is.

I actually found it to be a bit of a bummer that this one was done in only one person’s head. The first book worked well that way because what Johnnie wanted was very flat and the tension in not know what was going to happen made the telling something...more. This one? I felt as if it would have been nice to see into both minds as the tale went on.
Don’t get me wrong, it was good, it’s my bit of pick on the novel that it didn’t come in two peoples voice, and really, that’s it.

It wasn’t a complicated tale and so I don’t really have that much to say about it. Both characters are amazing and the time they spend together is actually seeable to the love that flows around them.
You understand both characters, where Luc was coming from, the whys to the beginning of the story, and even more so Reece.
You sympathise with Reece over his overseeing Luc and his need to want but not thinking he was good enough, and that it wasn’t because of past or present but merely the depths of his love for the man.
And now I’m saying too much. Sorry.

It well written and makes you crave more. It certainly did me.

The best part about this book was the fact that you got to see Tyler how everyone else saw him. Not how he saw himself.
I really liked this, liked that he was something shyer and less....I don’t know, but it very different view, though you already knew he’d be like that,
Hell I’m not really making any sense. But it was great to see him as what I thought he’d be like rather than them just telling me he’s like that.

[tb], [tb], Hell, Faith, Genesis, Revelatoins

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