Martin is the lead singer for a world famous rock band. He’s been writing music and touring for many years and the glow has definitely worn off. Martin likes being at home now where he can tend to his garden and not have to be a rock star. When he has a break from touring and returns home, Martin’s shocked to see it’s not his long-time friend and gardener tending to the plants, but the man’s grandson, Simon, is there instead.
Simon enjoys helping out his grandfather and loves his time in the garden. He’s not expecting Martin to suddenly make an appearance, and if Simon did have a poster of the hot rock star in his room many years ago, no one has to know. Martin isn’t anything like Simon expected, and he’s certainly wasn’t expecting Martin to want to hand over control to Simon. The attraction between the men is instant and the chemistry is zinging around them, but Martin has to leave again to finish the rest of the tour and he’s never been good at asking for what he wants anyway. But Simon knows what he wants and he certainly knows what Martin needs.
This is the start of a new series and Reluctant Rockstar is a quick, heated, and fun read as two men find their perfect match. Martin is the biggest rockstar and, while he loves the music, the touring is not what he wants anymore. He never even thought that he could stop until Simon plants that idea in his head. Simon is a few years younger than Martin, but he knows exactly what he wants and he wants Martin. Martin is not only reluctant to be a rockstar, he’s also reluctant to hand over his heart to Simon. But there is no stopping the need for these men to be together.
As a novella, the book moves quickly, but the pace is great for the arc of their relationship. I would have liked to know a little more about Simon and I, of course, would have liked to see a little more of the men, but that was because I enjoyed their story.
Simon and Martin’s journey is a well put together shorter story and I will look forward to returning to this world for the rest of the series.