Rating: 5 stars
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I am absolutely in love with Erica Pike’s Boston Boys series, and Black Hurricane is book #3. You don’t have to have read the previous two books to love this one, though, so if you’re a fan of rockstar books, I cannot recommend this one enough. I’ve been waiting a long time for Jazz to get his own story, and it absolutely was worth the long agonizing wait.
Jasper Jones is a bit of a mess. He’s gorgeous and has no problem picking up men, but he never gets more involved than a one-night stand, and he’s not particular about who he lets use his body. It turns out, he’s still hurting from the love of his life, whom he met when he was just 14. Dean was only 16, and was just discovering what it meant to be attracted to another boy. He had his own struggles, and their relationship was about inexperienced rushed sex in secret locations. Since then, Jazz hasn’t been able to trust men, and hasn’t been in love since his relationship with Dean ended without a word from the other boy.
Dean McQueen is a popular rockstar whose career recently took a hit when he was driven out of the closet. He’s been touring for years, singing songs that should sound familiar to Jazz, since most of them are about him, one they even wrote together. When Jazz is asked to help his friend Eric conduct an interview, he has no idea he will come face to face with the man who destroyed him. Jazz makes it very clear that Dean is the enemy, so Dean has to do his best to try to work himself back into Jazz’s life.
When Dean shows up at Jazz’s place of work, where he also occasionally performs, they end up doing an impromptu duet that is posted on YouTube, and Jazz becomes a reluctant star overnight. Dean won’t let their past stay in the past, as much as Jazz just wants him to get out of his life forever. These grown men need to work out the past if they have a chance of being friends in the present. It’s not going to be easy, if Jazz has anything to say about it.
What is it about these books that I love so much? First of all, Erica Pike has a talent for creating the sexiest men. The rockstar character is not a new thing, but Dean McQueen is smoldering hot from the moment he arrives on the scene. Jazz has always been a favorite character of mine — a flighty, slutty, intensely endearing man — when he played a fairly prominent role in his friend Eric’s book. So it’s not a surprise that the two of them together is enough to make your book burst into flames.
At this point, we’ve collected a fairly large group of supporting characters, and I love them all, especially adorable Eric, who won over my heart in the last book. Cal-Al, Jazz’s best friend, is a combination of the most loyal friend imaginable, with a side of friends with benefits. In other words, sexy. I’m desperately hoping the next book will be his.
I could say more, but really, just read this book! While you’re at it, buy them all. This book is angsty enough for it to be substantial and tear at your heartstrings, but not so much that it leaves you feeling drained. It’s entertaining and funny and definitely hot. I loved it, and I’m certain you will too.