Review ~ The Replacement Guitarist by Lori Toland



Title: The Replacement Guitarist

Author: Lori Toland

Series: The Replacement Guitarist #1


10 synopsis


Blaze Shinozuka has two goals: get a job as a guitarist and lose his virginity. At an audition for a famous pop star, he draws the attention of celebrity manager Jason Stockton—and their instant attraction sends his world careening off its axis just as he is thrust into the gritty world of rock ‘n’ roll.

Straight-laced music manager Jason Stockton is always professional and never dips his pen in the company ink. But there is something about Blaze that leaves him wanting what he shouldn’t. The guitarist’s exotic beauty and compelling innocence is a temptation Jason can’t resist.

After one lie in the national media pushes them apart, Blaze must decide whether he will trust Jason, a man he shouldn’t touch, let alone love. The cutthroat, jealous world of rock ‘n’ roll, has chewed up and spit out the toughest musicians, and Blaze vows he will be the last man standing, even after the music stops.


I don’t read M/M romances often, but I do love when I find an author that I enjoy reading. There are a couple authors that are on my list who do a damn good job when writing M/M. Kele Moon and Lori Toland would be my top two favorites.

There is a lot of sex in this one and that isn’t so much a problem, but for me, I kind of felt like there was a bit of a disconnect. Like they rushed into it and there wasn’t much of a connection between the two before hand. But the sex, wow, it was hot. It happened often and that was find but they didn’t talk much it was just a lot of sex and then they loved each other. I kind of wish we got more of the mushy stuff to watch the relationship grow. I know they were both so busy with Blaze being in a rock band and Jason the manager and so he is always all over because of that.

I just kind of wish we had more of the beginning of a relationship. It just seemed too perfect. (if that’s possible haha) They were perfect for each other and fit together so well and everything worked out. It seemed like the only time they really talked was after or during sex. 😉

Lori does a great job of pulling you into the relationship that you always forget what else is going on. I forgot a time or two that it was about Blaze in a rock group. I enjoyed the break from my normal reads and this was definitely different. Like I said I don’t read many M/M because I am picky when reading them. I enjoyed the story, it was fun, I thought. I just wish we got more, I will read the others in the series to hopefully fill that hole I fill was left. There is so much that isn’t said between the two of them that I can only wonder will it work out, will there be drama, will things stay amazing for them? When will Blaze come out to his tutu? It does leave you with questions wondering what will come.


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