Synopsis: In a town as small as Tyson, CA, everybody knew the four brothers with the four different fathers– and their penchant for making good music when they weren’t getting into trouble. For Mackey Sanders, playing in Outbreak Monkey with his brothers and their friends—especially Grant Adams–made Tyson bearable. But Grant has plans for getting Mackey and the Sanders boys out of Tyson, even if that means staying behind.
Between the heartbreak of leaving Grant and the terrifying, glamorous life of rock stardom, Mackey is adrift and sinking fast. When he’s hit rock bottom, Trav Ford shows up, courtesy of their record company and a producer who wants to see what Mackey can do if he doesn’t flame out first. But cleaning up his act means coming clean about Grant, and that’s not easy to do or say. Mackey might make it with Trav’s help–but Trav’s not sure he’s going to survive falling in love with Mackey.
Mackey James Sanders comes with a whole lot of messy, painful baggage, and law-and-order Trav doesn’t do messy or painful. And just when Trav thinks they may have mastered every demon in Mackey’s past, the biggest, baddest demon of all comes knocking.
Review: I don’t have words… What I do have are tears; heartwrenching, snot-filled, UGLY tears.
The best review I can give is this:
I’ve found that my favorite books are usually the love stories that gut me. The ones that shred me and leave me a raw and broken mess while I cry in the corner trying to recover.Those are the books that I remember; the stories that every other book afterwards is measured against. And it’s not even that they’re perfect or well written, sometimes they aren’t. But that they evoked such a strong, visceral reaction. They’re rare, for me. Maybe only a handful.
They are the reason I read. ♥
If you haven’t read this one yet, I highly suggest you pick it up! This one ranks up there with my all-time favorite Something Like Autumn; which is quite the feat considering it has held its #1 spot now for 3 years.