Reverb was emotional, sexy, sweetly romantic and I am sorry my time on the Twisted Wishes tour had to come to an end. One of the most accepting books I’ve read in a long time. ~ Leigh, Guilty Pleasures
The tougher they are, the harder they fall.
Twisted Wishes bass player Mish Sullivan is a rock goddess—gorgeous, sexy and comfortable in the spotlight. With fame comes unwanted attention, though: a stalker is desperate to get close. Mish can fend for herself, just as she always has. But after an attack lands her in the hospital, the band reacts, sticking her with a bodyguard she doesn’t need or want.
David Altet has an instant connection with Mish. A certified badass, this ex-army martial arts expert can take down a man twice his size. But nothing—not living as a trans man, not his intensive military training—prepared him for the challenge of Mish. Sex with her is a distraction neither of them can afford, yet the hot, kink-filled nights keep coming.
When Mish’s stalker ups his game, David must make a choice—lover or bodyguard. He’d rather have Mish alive than in his bed. But Mish wants David, and no one, especially not a stalker, will force her to give him up.
With each book of Mx. Zabo’s that I read, I think that they can’t possibly top their last. But they always prove me wrong by writing a story that is more unique, more boundary-pushing and more engaging than the last.
Reverb is the third book in the series, following the band Twisted Wishes along their rise to fame. While each book covers a different band member, this can still be read as a stand alone. We’ve met Mish in Dom’s, Ray’s and Zav’s stories and now we finally get to see her happy ending. Mish is the Rock Queen, the ballsy, strong bass player that holds the band together. But when a stalker threatens her safety, David is hired to provide protection.
From the start, the attraction between Mish and David is apparent. The flirting, the looks, it all provides an undercurrent and a hum between the two of them that is undeniable. And no matter how much David fights the appropriateness of entering into a relationship with a client, he can’t resist Mish.
I loved the themes of this story. About acceptance, about family being who you choose to surround yourself with. But what I found most interesting was that the fact that David was a trans-male, and this was never made to be a big issue. It just was what it was. There was never a big reveal, it was never dwelled on, no discussion about David’s background and the decisions he made regarding this. This was just how David was. I found it heartening that the acceptance of David was simply there among this queer-friendly band, and given Mish’s pansexual leanings, never an issue. Both Mish and David accepted one another for who they were. Stereotypes were totally smashed, with the dominant woman kicking ass and the masculine body guard easily submitting to the whims of his rock goddess.
Anna Zabo truly is a fascinating author. Their books always pull me in with the amount of heart and intelligence they contain. Combined with the masterful creation of characters that I wish could be real, each new story Mx. Zabo puts out is guaranteed to be one that won’t be able to put down. Reverb was emotional, sexy, sweetly romantic and I am sorry my time on the Twisted Wishes tour had to come to an end. This was truly one of the most accepting books I’ve read in a long time.
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