*This book contains adult situations and explicit content/language*
For months now Jayde Kimberland has been touring from city to city with her best friend, Arianna Moore, as The Daughters of Darkness. Living the dream most musician would kill for, they were known as the opening act for the platinum selling rock group, From Yesterday.
With Arianna battling demons of her own, Jayde found what she thought was her Prince Charming within rocker bad boy, Cash O’Brien. As the tour came to a close, the distance between them pulled like the tuning key turning to tighten one of their guitar strings. When Nate Daniels walks back into the picture, she’s faced with the possibility of having the life with the man she loved years ago or trying to hold onto a reckless Cash.
Everywhere Jayde turns she is hit with a curve ball, shattering everything she tries to build. But one person is there to help pick up the pieces no matter what. But as tragedy reveals its ugly head, she finds herself lost, lonely, and confused on what the future may hold. Will she be able to let go of the past and find happiness within her future or will she have to forever deal with the shattering effects of a love long gone?
Chelly’s Thoughts <3<3<3<3
“Life was unfair…it was a cruel bitch that wanted to cause others pain and would stop at nothing to do just that.”
Wow. There was so much that went on in this story that it’s hard not to give anything away, but I will try my best. Even though this is book 2 in the Behind the Words series, I was told it could be read as a standalone so I didn’t read Arianna’s story first. I didn’t really have any problems keeping up with the story itself, but I felt like it would’ve been more beneficial to read book 1 first to build a relationship with all of the characters. However, that didn’t keep me from falling in love with these characters at all.
Jayde opens with a heartbreaking scene and we know immediately something terrible has happened, just not exactly what or to whom. Then, we go back to the beginning…
Jayde Kimberland is one half of the Daughters of Darkness duo, the other half being her BFF Arianna. The duo toured with the famous rock band From Yesterday, and Jayde is in a relationship with the sexy, bad boy drummer, Cash O’Brien. It’s been a while since she’s seen Cash so she decides to surprise him. The surprise is on her when she walks in on Cash in a compromising position with a blonde on her knees in front of him. Needless to say, she is heartbroken and can’t believe she was stupid enough to think he actually cared for her or was faithful to her.
Nate Daniels is a very talented and well-known songwriter, and Jayde’s current duo partner. He’s loved Jayde for a while, and after being there to help her pick up the pieces when Cash broke her heart, he finally has his chance. He’s the perfect guy – sexy, sweet, caring, and thoughtful – who wouldn’t love him? Jayde doesn’t want to ruin their professional relationship but if she doesn’t give it a shot, she’ll regret never knowing what could’ve been.
When Jayde’s world is rocked with a major bombshell, she asks Nate to keep a VERY BIG secret. He agrees, not because he is okay with what she has decided, but because he loves her. That doesn’t keep Jayde from second guessing her decision over and over. She can’t help but feel like she is holding Nate back from his life, but she loves him too much to let him go. She’s not being fair to Cash, either. Yes, he screwed up and his life is in a major downward spiral, but would it be different if he knew the truth?
Jayde’s story is terribly tragic, but it still manages to work out in the end. It is a perfect example of how one decision can (and will) affect your entire life, as well as everyone’s around you. This story is just as much heartbreaking as it is heartwarming, so be sure to keep those tissues handy! I’ll definitely be looking for more from this author.