Talk about a beautiful cover. Wanna know what’s even more beautiful? The story. Let’s get into it ❤
We join our beautiful Lilith Tempest Goode back on the bus with her oh so gorgeous men. Her life with the men of Beauty in Lies flashed before her eyes. She was locked out of the concert venue, told by the bitchface Octavia that she was nothing but a piece of ass for the guys, and completely humiliated by her ex Kevin. This asshole took her VIP pass, license, and money set them on fire and threw them in a USPS box. What. A. Megadouche. She is left in a strange town with no money, no cell phone, and no friend or family. That is until her guys find her. Absolutely fucking terrified that they had lost her. Swoon.
The guys are ready to fire this bitch Octavia. Give her the boot boys! But of course, Lilith is a saint and decides to give the bitch a second chance. I woulda watched the bitch buuuuurn. Trying to steal Ransom, Muse, Cope, Pax, and Michael from her. Not gonna happen. Luckily all is settled. Muse asks her to continue the world part of the tour with them, swoon. Lilith and the guys only have a few more stops in North America before heading overseas. Last stop in the United States though is New York. Place of her childhood home, and where her father’s ashes currently are.
This book is a lot about surviving through grief and mourning. Lilith is able to face the fact that her family is gone. She is lucky enough to have her guys though. All of them also being a little broken in their own ways. They all have truly fucked pasts. Even Lilith. But they are all able to accept each other, it’s freaking beautiful.
“Bad things happen, people die, hearts are broken, but it’s how we walk in the rain of grief that defies us. Do we cower in the downpour and let the frigid chill soak us through? Do we grab an umbrella and fight the storm? Or do we stand tall and let our heads fall back, open our mouths and taste every fucking drop as its coolness sizzles against the heat of our tongue?” C.M. Stunich, Roadie
Jesus h christ, C M Stunich is the queen of deep. She has the power to force you into tears and rip your fucking heart out of your chest. She also has the ability to make you all swoony and giggly like a schoolgirl with a crush. Word wizard. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again.
We learn a lot about our guys in this book. Their pasts. Their struggles. Their blossoming love for our main character that we’ve all fell in love with. Cope is the one that is struggling the most as Lilith and the guys make their relationship more serious. He has dealt with taking care of women his entire life. Saving his grandmother from his grandfather as well as taking care of his mother. Both the women important to him have been frail. Including his former girlfriend Cara who dealt with a lot of emotional issues eventually ending her own life. Cope was devasted by losing her. So much so that he still carries enough fear to decide to end the very new relationship with Lilith and the guys.
Luckily this is short lived. Thank the fucking lord. We can’t lose Cope. He is too adorable. Plus if one of them decides they want out could it work for the rest?! WHO KNOWS?! I CAN’T TAKE THAT CHANCE!! Plus, Lilith is amazing. WHY WOULD HE LEAVE HER?! I feel like a lot of female main characters are whiney and cry a lot. The same can be said for Lilith but not in your typical way. Lilith is experiencing real fucking struggles but still is able to be a person. To love the people around her. To create and have sympathy. She is amazing. #ladycrush PLUS she is a redhead. Having auburn hair myself, I totally dig a main character with red hair. POWER TO THE GINGERS ❤😜
Another amazing thing about this book is watching all the relationships grow and morph. Especially, Random and Paxton’s relationship. There is a lot left unsaid between them. From Ransom and Pax’s ex-girlfriend falling in love to that turning into the girl and Pax’s sister dying in a car crash. There is a lot of bad blood and guilt between them. Pax treats Ransom like shit. I’ve said before that I love assholes. Love em. I love Pax, he is indeed an asshole. I hate how he treats Ransom. Can’t stand it. Luckily this is resolved in this book which turns into something so fucking hot I can’t. I just can’t, okay. Read it. It’s the most fucking swoonworthy thing you will ever read in your whole life. Swoon.
C M Stunich literally does it again. She is such an amazing author. She is able to completely create this realistic group of people and make you fall in love with them over and over. I literally cannot put the book down. All I want to do is read about this woman and her tattooed men, then read it again. It’s so good. I said it before but this time I am so series. This has become one of my all-time favorite series. I laugh, I swoon, I cry, I fall in love. These guys are just so amazing. Lilith is so amazing. It’s all amazing. Are you ready to swoon with me?