ReverbDisclaimer: I consider the author a friend; however, I purchased this ebook for full price.

The final book to follow the romantic escapes of the band Twisted Wishes focuses on bass player Mish Sullivan. She’s pretty much the literal definition of strong, independent woman who knows what she wants. But what she wants is different from what she silently craves: the same sort of strong, committed relationship that her bandmates have developed. Enter David, the band’s new security, hired to protect Mish from a stalker who has escalated his interest.

In traditional romance fashion, the interest between David and Mish is immediate, and the story follows their developing relationship. The drama of the stalker is less of a subplot and more of a machination that interferes and affects the romance story, to good effect. The “dark moment,” when I usually want to smack characters upside the head, was realistic to the characterization Zabo had developed for their characters.

Oh, and by the way, David is a transgender man. This is not focused on in any way beyond how any character focuses on his or her physical attributes, and I adored this representation. It’s character, not tokenism, and I wish I could find more of that in stories, no matter the genre.

Rating: 5 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.

Published by steelvictory

By day, J. L. Gribble is a professional medical editor. By night, she does freelance fiction editing in all genres, along with reading, playing video games, and occasionally even writing. Her debut novel, STEEL VICTORY, was her thesis novel for Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction graduate program in Greensburg, Pennsylvania. Previously, she was one of the co-editors for FAR WORLDS, a speculative fiction anthology. She lives in Ellicott City, Maryland, with her husband and three vocal Siamese cats. Find her online (www.jlgribble.com), on Facebook (www.facebook.com/jlgribblewriter), and on Twitter and Instagram (@hannaedits). She is currently working on more tales set in the world of Limani.

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