Genre: contemporary, m/m
Publisher: Torquere Press
Number of pages: 250
Word Count: 64000
Cover Artist: BSClay
Longchamps almost lost their careers to the fact that they couldn’t keep their hands off each other.
Sebastian is a country-fried Cajun rocker, and he’s been missing Markus ever since they broke up all those years ago. His label thinks he and Markus are a match made in ticket-sales heaven, but Seb knows better. He knows that it won’t take even the tiniest effort for Markus to break his heart all over again, and this time around he has way more to lose.
Time has changed both men, though, and while Markus and Seb try to fight their addictions, the big music industry machine has plans for them that don’t include the quiet life. Can Markus convince Sebastian that there are things more important in life than adrenaline and control? And can Sebastian make Markus understand that all he really wants is his music and his man?
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
First I have to say is B.A. Tortuga is one fantastic author, this m/m romance story is written so well you can’t stop reading, the character feel so real that you only want them to be together. This is one of the better romance novels I have read in a long time. There are times when you feel so strongly for Sebastian and Marcus it breaks your heart and tears were shed.
This is a story of two men Sebastian and Marcus both musicians in the Country Music Industry, they know they have to keep their feelings and friendship a secret and because who has ever heard of gay country music artists. They make fantastic music together and getting caught in a situation they are basically forced apart. They know they have to choose their music above love or a relationship with each other.
Of course this is not easy for them, both end up struggling and fighting their own demons. Years later when Marcus cleans up his act he calls Sebastian who has buried himself so deep in his work, ends up taking pills and becomes OCD, they discuss working together again.
With the chance of being reunited and making music together again and seeing the only man either has only loved Sebastian and Marcus jump at the chance.
This story is full of music, love, struggles, heartache and secrets, it is a must read.
I have to say that I have given Fighting Addiction by B.A. Tortuga a 5 star rating, because the story is fantastic, the writing is superb it makes you feel so much for Seb and Marcus and you want a happy ever after ending.
One of the biggest challenges of writing a musician is getting inside their heads and discovering what their favorite songs are.
Sebastian Longchamps is a little bit of an enigma, much more than his compatriot, Markus. Sebastian loves R&B, Zydeco, Southern Fried Rock, and the periodic 1980 power ballad.
Have you ever tried to sleep with a character in your head belting out “More than Words”?
Here are Sebastian’s all-time favorites. I’d love to know y’all’s.
Sebastian’s Top Ten Favorite Songs
Jambalaya by Hank Williams
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
More than Words by Extreme
Adalida by George Strait
While My Guitar Gently Weeps by The Beatles
Low by Flo Rida
She’s So Mean by Matchbox Twenty
Three Steps by Lynyrd Skynyrd
Silent Love by Markus Kane
About the Author:
Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and coffee. Lots of coffee. Really good coffee.
Having written everything from fist-fighting rednecks to hard-core cowboys to werewolves, BA does her damnedest to tell the stories of her heart, which was raised in Northeast Texas, but is feeling the Colorado mountains calling. With books ranging from hard-hitting GLBT romance, to fiery menages, to the most traditional of love stories, BA refuses to be pigeon-holed by anyone but the voices in her head.
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