Love Evolution Brutal Strength 1 Michelle Mankin Prologue Avery tucked her well-worn journal back into the front pocket of her low slung skinny jeans. Once painted on, they were noticeably loose now. She opened her hand, and the fistful of dirt she held trickled through her fingers, falling like a macabre drizzle onto the wooden coffin below. She stared with unseeing eyes down into the grave, deadly still, as images of Justin drifted through her mind like a movie reel. She was a haunting vision on that windy fall day. Her striking, long, copper- streaked hair swirled around her shoulders like gossamer tendrils around a ghostly apparition.
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Start your review of Love Evolution Brutal Strength, 1; Black Cat Records, 1 Write a review Shelves: books-that-rock This is a fun fast read, with a really cool female MC who will have you rooting for and rocking with her all the way. Her agent tries to pull her out of her downward spiral by hooking her up with This is a fun fast read, with a really cool female MC who will have you rooting for and rocking with her all the way.
Her agent tries to pull her out of her downward spiral by hooking her up with Brutal Strength, the angsty band trying to bounce back after their guitarist has quit, driven off by moody Marcus, their front man, fresh out of rehab. And, mirabile dictu,her plan actually works!
But is successfully deceiving Marcus and the guys really where she wanted to end up, after she clicks so well with the band Michelle does a great job of creating an appeallingly vulnerable but tough character in Avery.
Equally well drawn is Marcus, who could easily strike you as kind of a dick, what with all his misguided, misogynistic malaise, but instead comes across as relatable, if a bit clueless an essential element in a girl dresssed as a guy story! I pictured him as kind of a Kurt Novoselic type guy, brooding and ursine.
Michelle also creates a cool Vancouver vibe, all misty and markety, that makes the story more concrete and pulls you into its magic. Another really great element are the lyrics that Avery and Marcus collaborate on as BS finds it feet again. They create a vibe, move the emotional aspect of their relationship forward, and sound like awesome songs just on their own. I love how this worked to draw you into the world of the story, I really felt it! When all the deceptions and disguises and disorder start to blow up towards the fun finale, there are some satsifying moments of aha!
This is a cute, believable and readable romp, with some real emotion, that will make you glad you came! Michelle provided me with a copy of Love Evolution in exchange for an honest review, which this totally is. Thanks Michelle!
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