Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Series: Brutal Strength #3
Published by Selfpublished on 18 November 2013
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Source: Kindle Purchase
To forgive or not to forgive...
There’s a storm brewing at Black Cat Records and lead singer Marcus Anthony and guitarist Avery Jones are at the center of it.
Brutal Strength is leaving Vancouver and heading out on a big stadium tour with the reprobate rockers from Tempest as their opening act.
Avery is forced to deal with a troubling figure from her past while being pursued by Tempest’s tatted bad boy, Bryan ‘Bullet’ Jackson.
Meanwhile, Marcus must battle his own internal demons as well as this rival for Avery’s affection.
Can Avery and Marcus keep their fairy tale happily ever after together when the prevailing winds of the real world are against them?
Love Resolution showed me all the trouble Avery and Marcus went through, and while I really enjoyed their story, some of it was a bit too much.
My Love Resolution review:
I was so happy when I realized that Love Resolution was going to be a second story featuring Avery and Marcus, as I really fell for both of them in Love Evolution. Of course, there was trouble in paradise, especially because Marcus started being nervous about the tour, the press and how Avery would be able to deal with things. However, instead of sharing his fears with her, he pushed her away, and then became jealous when he saw her dancing with Bryan from their opening band Tempest.
Love Resolution was very well written, and the character development continued to be well done as well. It is definitely just personal to me that I had hoped for one thing and got something a little different. I also think I’d have enjoyed this more if Marcus had been a bit more mature – he was not acting like a rock-star veteran who was used to the press and the groupies, and it was especially hard to see how he wasn’t able to fully trust Avery, who had never done anything to make him doubt her.
Avery had someone from her past show up, and that definitely made her life difficult! She didn’t know if she should let that person in or not, if she would ever to be able to forgive what had happened. When her brother Justin seemed to be more open about this person, Avery had a lot of bad memories flood her, and Marcus wasn’t really there for her to help her through it. Love Resolution did manage to resolve many of the issues the characters had, though, in one way or another. And the overall story of the band, as well as those surrounding the band was a pleasure to partake in.
Written in third person past tense, following both Avery and Marcus and sharing their inner thoughts and feelings with the readers. Some of my good blogger friends loved Love Resolution to pieces, so I do feel like the difficult one, because while I enjoyed the story, I didn’t fall completely in love with it.
Some of my favorite Love Resolution quotes:
She’d never had a lover like Marcus. Not that there had been many before him. Bu she could never have imagined anyone making love to her the way he did. Like it was a physical expression of what he felt inside his soul.
She closed her eyes briefly. “I’m not THAT tired, though,” she said seductively. “I don’t think I could ever be that tired.” You will be, he thought but swept her up in his arms anyway and strode quickly down the hall to the master suite.
She should have been used to people checking out on her when she needed them most. No one ever loved her enough to stay. First, her father after her mom died, then Justin with the drugs, and now Marcus.
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