Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Deliver Me
Author: Faith Gibson
Genre: MM Contemporary
Length: 211 Pages
Publisher: Faith Gibson
Release Date: October 3, 2015
Available at:Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Taggart Lee has it all.
Everything except love.
Tag is the jaded lead singer for 7’s Mistress, the biggest rock band in the world. After fifteen years in the business, he’s drowning in it all. When tragedy strikes, he takes a break from the road and the monotony his life has become. When he meets a gorgeous man on a park bench, he sees his lifeline.
Dr. Erik Henrikson thought he’d met the one.
The wrong one.
A year after his breakup, he still has a lock on his heart. Then he meets Lee, someone whose life has just been turned upside down. When he finds out Lee’s true identity, Erik throws away the key.
Tag has two weeks to make the doctor want him. He has three months to prove he won’t hurt him.
Tragedy brings them together.
Lies and betrayal push them apart.
Is love enough to deliver them?
Review: My favorite thing about this book was the cover. That is no slight against the story, trust me, but seriously, look at that cover. The cover alone made me put this on my to-read list. Add a rock star and goody two-shoes doctor in the mix and I’m sold.
Tag/Lee has it all; money, fans, his music, his band mates, friends, and women and men throwing themselves at his feet. It appears he really does have it all, but he doesn’t…he’s lonely and the only family he has is his baby sister…until he doesn’t even have that. Sniff
Erik is a pediatrician who is still reeling from a recent break up and coming to the conclusion that his chance for a family and a happily ever after is probably not in the cards. Erik has no family, no boyfriend, no kids, and he’s lonely. He does have a best friend, Sarah, who at first seems to be pretty caring, but quickly shows her true ugly colors, and I was left wondering how he could accept such a selfish person as his best friend. But you need to read this to let that bit of drama play out.
Erik and Lee meet when Lee is at his wits end and Erik has no idea who he really is. These two start off with a tumultuous beginning and trust is hard won, but they were each looking for the same thing without realizing they were perfect for the other. Lee, as rock star Tag, has a history that no man or woman looking to settle down could trust. And sadly, Lee knew it and wasn’t proud of his past, but he didn’t try to hide it either. He was honest, wanted more, and wanted it with Erik. He just had to earn Erik’s trust and convince him that they both wanted a new beginning.
I am not usually one who loves to read about men with children in my MM novels, but this is a case where it works, and works well. There were times when I thought they could have backed off a bit on the baby stuff, and truthfully I’ve only met one man in my life who nurtured babies more than women, and this book was overloaded with baby “daddies”, but that’s just me and I put those thoughts away and just enjoyed the love affair unfolding on my Nook.
Besides the family drama, friendship issues, and backstabbing, there was also a mystery surrounding the oddball Sarah and her psycho actions. She was a nutcase, no doubt, and jealousy is an ugly creature, but she takes it to a whole new level. She and Cade, Tag’s best friend, would have been perfect for each other.
So, to summarize, we have an amazing cover, a hottie rock star looking for quiet and love, a loving doctor dreaming of that white picket fence, best friends that convince me that maybe I would be better off without one, and a baby that brings them all together. So, go ahead and read it, I’m pretty sure it will rock your world, too.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for a fair and honest review.*