Sharon’s review Starting From Somewhere by Lane Hayes

Posted June 3, 2022 by Sharon in #KindleUnlimited, LGBTQIA, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments

Sharon’s review Starting From Somewhere by Lane HayesStarting From Somewhere by Lane Hayes
Published by Independently Published on November 20, 2020
Genres: Age-Gap Romance, Contemporary, Fiction, LGBTQIA Romance, Rock Star Romance, Romance
Pages: 134
Format: eBook, Kindle Unlimited
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3 Stars

The guitarist and the geek…

Bobby J-
What can I say? I’m a man of many tastes. I know what I like, and I’m not afraid to go for it. And I like the adorable geek from the bar. A lot. He’s smart and sassy…and he doesn’t seem to know or care that I’m in a hot up-and-coming band. However, I just found out he’s the new intern at Scratch Records. Uh-oh, this could get tricky.
Confession…I’ve flubbed my mission. My quest is to research cool things and interesting people before I start my job as aerospace analyst—not fall for a rock star. My internship won’t last long if I can’t control this infatuation. Bobby J might look like a bear, but he’s fun and sweet and…oh boy, I think I’m in over my head. But maybe that’s not such a bad thing. After all, you’ve got to start somewhere.

Starting From Somewhere is a MM, bisexual romance with some rock and roll and a little nerdiness! Each book in the Starting From series can be read as a stand-alone.

I had high hopes for Bobby J’s book, but overall I this wasn’t very satisfying. ~ Sharon – Simply Love Books



I’ve enjoyed this series, but this book seemed much shorter and didn’t have a lot of substance making it a bit of a disappointment.  It was cute and smart and the intimate scenes were good, but I just didn’t feel like I didn’t get to know either character, and honestly I didn’t feel the heat between them.

Meeting at the Zebra Den, the dive bar next to the band’s studio, Bobby J can’t help but notice the cute guy at the bar. Cody is a bit surprised when Bobby J sits beside him and strikes up a conversation and embarrassed when he turns him down for more that night, but soon they are being friendly and Cody is working as an intern at the studio.

I liked both characters and they had more in common that you’d expect the geek and the rock star but that’s because the rock star is a closet geek. What bothered me most was that Cody had a big job waiting for him after his internship was over and that wasn’t mentioned in the epilogue.  The entire book felt a bit rushed an unfinished.

I had high hopes for Bobby J’s book, but overall I this wasn’t very satisfying.


3 Stars

About Lane Hayes

Lane Hayes loves a good romance! An avid reader from an early age, she has always been drawn to well-told love story with beautifully written characters. Her debut novel was a 2013 Rainbow Award finalist and subsequent books have received Honorable Mentions, and were winners in the 2016, 2017, and 2018-2019 Rainbow Awards. She loves red wine, chocolate and travel (in no particular order). Lane lives in Southern California with her amazing husband in a not quite empty nest.

Posted June 3, 2022 by Sharon in #KindleUnlimited, LGBTQIA, Reviews, Sharon/Slick / 0 Comments