Title: Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Radical Rock Stars, #2)
Author: Jenna Galicki
Release Date: September 30, 2014
Genre: Contemporary Erotic Romance
He’s a sex pistol.
I need them both, in my life and in my bed, and I'm not living without either one of them.
I’ll do whatever it takes to keep them there, even if it costs me everything I ever wanted.
I’m Tommy Blade, The Prince of Punk Rock, and this is the rest of our story.
When Jessi Blade is forced to miss the first leg of Immortal Angel’s world tour, Tommy Blade and Angel Garcia are alone together for the first time. Their romance flourishes and brings them closer together, but time apart puts a strain on Tommy and Jessi’s marriage. The demanding schedule of a world tour, pressure from the record label and a wife who feels neglected, leaves Tommy under a blanket of anxiety. He’s helpless as his perfect life slowly falls to pieces.
When Jessi finally catches up to Tommy and Angel four weeks into their world tour, she begins to feel like an outsider. She’s not about to take a back seat to Angel and she competes for Tommy’s attention. Tired of the rivalry, she begins to wonder if they’d be happier without her.
Angel is trying to hold their relationship together, but Jessi’s animosity and Tommy’s nervous tension, are a heavy load to carry. Before long, it becomes clear that their life, and the band, are doomed unless they work out their differences.
Between A Rock and A Hard Place by Jenna Galicki
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This book picks up where we are left not long after The Prince of Punk Rock leaves us. Jessi, Tommy, and Angel are happy together and Immortal Angel is finding high levels of success and are heading out on a world tour. Jessi is finishing her degree and is about to launch her career as a designer with her own boutique. After she needs to miss the first leg of the tour while she finishes school, she starts to feel left out of the relationship while Tommy and Angel are getting closer. When she rejoins the tour it is clear that they will need to find a way to work through these feelings or their delicately balanced relationship will not work.
One of the things I really like about this series is that the author doesn't shy away from the realities of the variety of emotional complications that go along with a relationship of this dynamic. Many books that deal with polyamorous relationships often fail to acknowledge that jealousy and resentment are likely to occur at times. There are plenty of challenges thrown at these three despite their genuine love and affection for one another. Tommy and Angel are struggling with a new manager who is demanding more than is reasonable from the band. Jessi is struggling with feeling lonely and dealing with the stress of working for the band while trying to manage her own new career and business. The sexual chemistry remains hot between the three of them. It was exciting to see the relationship between Jessi and Angel deepen although it remains complex as ever. I have enjoyed reading this series, and I will gladly read more by this author in the future.
*An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place (Radical Rock Stars: Book Two)
Catch up with The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars Book One)
The Prince of Punk Rock (Radical Rock Stars: Book One)
About the AuthorJenna Galicki is a strong advocate for LGBT rights and marriage equality. She lives in Long Island, NY with her husband and two dogs, and she loves meeting new people. She's a rottweiler enthusiast and an avid music buff. When she's not hunched over a computer, you can find her front row at a rock concert.
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