My rating: 5 of 5 stars
When the dark clouds gather, find a patch of blue sky.
And chase it into tomorrow.
Sway Schaeffer had always known music was going to be a part of his life. It wasn't until he picked up an electric bass in high school that he thought he might actually have fun with it. Raised by classical musicians with the expectation to follow in their footsteps, Sway had gotten used to not caring what other people thought of his choices.
He had made it a habit early on in his career to find the bright side to every situation, even when others—including his fellow bandmates—disagreed with his methods. Or misinterpreted them entirely.
Ryan Zacherson is a moderately successful romance writer. She enjoys her quiet life and does not enjoy surprises. She's tense, suspicious, and completely thrown off by the rock star that has happened to move in next door. She's not looking for an adventure. Or a fling. Or anything really.
But she keeps finding herself drawn further and further into the whirlwind that is Sway's life.
For the first time ever, she feels like she can be herself... and be loved for it.
When life interrupts, and reality checks back in, will what they have built together be solid enough to survive the hurricane that is part of the Double Blind Study world? Or will they be torn apart by simple doubt, drama, and pride?
Brand New Sky is the sixth and final in a series of standalone novels following the lives and loves of Double Blind Study. Rated PG13
I mean we all knew the last book was going to be the hardest to read. Not only because it was the last, but because it was Sway. I had to stop reading at about 69% because I just didn't want the story to end. Not only the story, but the series. This truly has been an epic roller coaster, an amazing ride that Heidi has taken us on- both singly and with the group.
In reading BNS, I found that I kept having to stop. And because the story was bad, it was the complete opposite. I didn't want it to end. I kept monitoring my kindle % because I didn't want to see the number go up. I wanted to see it stay the same or go down. I didn't want this to end. Not the story or the series.
The thing I love the most about Heidi's writing is its so all encompassing. Each book is part of the series, but each person has their own book. And each book is just so,.. Complete. You get this full story, thus full circle, almost life cycle of a story, and you get to see it play out from so many people. Miles, Ryan, Sway, Gran and Gramps, the other band mates, the ladies. It's just such a full story, there's no better word for it. And every single book is like that. It's just so epically amazing and I wish the series wasn't ending. If you haven't started it, you will too.
But I also loved the epilogue. It was truly an epiclogue. Heidi made sure that she didn't leave her readers hanging for any of the band mates and their happily ever ever after. And it's just what we needed - the cherry on top.
I wish I could sit here and say 5 stars. But I can't. It's not enough. Heidi's DBS will always be one of the best written series I've ever read and I don't see that changing. For that, 5 isn't enough. It deserves far more.
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Lenny Evans felt like her life was suffocating her. She would do just about anything to change that, which is how she ended up taking a job that landed her on tour with the biggest rock band in the world.
The plan was simple: get a job, get out of town, don’t get attached. But Lenny has never met anyone like the members of Double Blind Study and they easily adopt her into their makeshift family. Now, Lenny finds herself caring far too deeply for these tattooed misfits, daily bringing them closer and closer to revealing Lenny’s true past and everything she’s running from.
Sometimes crashing headlong into the unknown isn’t the worst thing.
WARNING: contains foul-mouthed rock stars, irritating exes, loud music, an overworked tour manager and random shenanigans.
He was as wild and unpredictable as a prairie storm.
She was trying to pretend like he wasn’t everything she ever wanted.
How long can a storm be in stasis before lightning strikes?
Double Blind Study is taking charge of their future. Coming off of one of the most successful tours to date, they start their own label and decide to get back to what they love the most: the music. But relearning how to be responsible adults can be a long road.
Blake Diedrich has been running from himself his whole life. Being in a band with his very best friends has helped to keep him on the move during that time. But then Blake’s past joins the tour and he’s forced to think about all the choices he’s made to get him where his is today.
Lucy Newton, raised by her widowed rock star father, has a talent beyond measure. But she’s placed her hopes on the back burner, putting family first. An opportunity arises that allows her to chase her dream but there’s a catch: Blake Diedrich, the man who broke her heart too many times to count is part of the package.
Pride is a destructive foe and Forgiveness is hard to accomplish. Friendship is powerful and Love is unpredictable. Every journey has a purpose, will Blake and Lucy come out stronger for it on the other side? Or will it destroy what’s left of their shattered hearts?
Warning: contains foul-mouthed rock stars, surprise appearances from exes, heart wrenching revelations and of course, fantastically loud music.
No matter how solid something seems, if enough pressure is applied, hearts and lives will shift.
Shane Brookings, passionate surfer and accomplished athlete, was not a rock star, as much as he tried to represent himself as one throughout most of his adulthood. Mostly, Shane had always been kind of a jackass. A talented jackass, but still. So it really came as no surprise to him that the only two women he had seen a future with, chose actual rock stars to hitch themselves to.
Feeling cold and hollow, he returned to California to focus on growing his brand. Determined to now stay serious about his life choices, he never anticipated Greta O’Neil’s blatant shove into his life.
Greta O’Neil, avid artist, surfer chick, and baby sister to a rock star, had a life that was anything but boring. Having a knack for pulling sad men out of their funk, she sets her talents on Shane Brookings. She has no intention of breaking her rules, which include getting too close, letting him in, and accidentally falling for the guy.
But Shane is not like her other projects. Not only is he built like a Greek god, he’s hardworking, passionate, clever and heroic. (Not that he believes any of those things about himself.) The rules she has so firmly set down to protect herself, are more than shaken up with Shane’s every push into her life.
Even as they both compromise to make room in their hearts for the other, outside forces put pressure on their burgeoning relationship. Shane’s dream is put into jeopardy, ex-lovers surface at the worst moments, and their own faults threaten to violently tear them apart.
Mike Osborn woke up in a hospital in Germany three years ago. He was breathing. They had saved him.
Double Blind Study has been through every rock and roll cliché ever contrived. When their drummer nearly dies from a drug overdose, everything changes. Life is important again. Living is important again.
No one knows that better than Mike. So why does he feel like even though he’s breathing and he’s happy, his heart isn’t beating the way it should be? Maybe it never did.
When Mike meets Clarke Matthews for the first time, he knows he should stay away from her. He knows too much about her and what she’s been through. But for the first time, his heart has found another with a rhythm that matches his own. Every beat explodes a beam of light to illuminate his darkness.
Mike’s been living life raw, unplugged. He’s close to a reckoning. When it all comes apart, and he’s faced with every mistake he’s ever made, will the darkness win out? Or will the steady drum of a healthy pulse finally pull him into the light for good?
You can never have too much music… or mayonnaise.
It’s sort of been Harrison O’Neil’s credo for the better part of his life.
At least since he first discovered his love for playing the guitar and developed a taste for gourmet sandwiches. He couldn’t pinpoint which one happened first, and it didn’t matter to him. Food and music have always been equally important.
If there’s one thing Zelda Fitzpatrick is good at, it’s fandom. She can out-nerd the nerdiest, her devotion knows no bounds. Her love is true, her motives pure. Oh, and she’s also a talented freelance photographer, newly hired to go on the road with her favorite band, Double Blind Study. All she has to do is not ruin this opportunity with her plethora of Tolkien references (which are in abundance), or the fan girl inside who has a mind of her own.
And she definitely shouldn’t fall madly in love with lead guitarist, Harrison O’Neil… who is taken. Unfortunately.
Zelda is more than the band’s new photographer. She loves Star Trek, Doctor Who, and making gourmet sandwiches. This puts Harrison O’Neil in the very awkward position of loving Zelda’s sandwiches—with their perfect ingredients, and impeccable construction, and their ability to make his heart happy without even trying—and being in a relationship with another woman… who thinks he should cut out eating sandwiches entirely.
Which one will win out, his heart or his stomach?
Is there a difference?
This story is an ode to a fan girl. Because, male or female, we all have one inside of us. And sometimes, on the rarest and most wonderful of occasions, the fan girl’s dream gets displayed in all of its beauty.
The Double Blind Study series continues. Each book in the series focuses on one band member at a time and they can all be read on their own. If this book were a movie, it would be rated PG-13.