Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Heaven by Jet Mykles

Book Description;

The Weiss Strande Hotel is in trouble. Business just isn't what it used to be when Tyler’s father ran the family-owned hotel. On top of business being down, dad's sick with cancer and bills have skyrocketed.

Desperate to save his family interest, Tyler and his best friend sink their hopes and what's left of their money into a new venture: a nightclub at the hotel. It's imperative that the White Room is a success, or else the hotel will go under. Lady Luck seems to be with them, however, because they manage to sign the mega-popular rock group Heaven Sent to play the grand opening.

Already a huge fan of the group, Tyler couldn't be more excited to welcome them to his hotel. He's not at all prepared for the bomb of lust that hits him when he's finally face-to-face with the painfully gorgeous lead singer, Johnnie Heaven. No, it couldn't be lust. Yes, Johnnie's probably the most beautiful person he's ever seen, but Tyler is straight. It must be a misguided form of hero worship that he's feeling.

Tyler finds out that he and Johnnie share an obsession: video games. When Johnnie invites Tyler to his room to play, Tyler jumps at the chance. Who wouldn't snap up the opportunity to spend time with their idol? He and Johnnie have a great time with the games, but Tyler soon discovers that Johnnie's got more in mind. The rock star aims to introduce Tyler to a whole new level of game play. 


With Jet Mykles, you can't go wrong if you are a fan of M/M Romance! I love this series, this is about the second time I've read Heaven, and I will be buying and reading the rest of the series.

Tyler's a big fan of Johnnie's band Heaven Sent. And from the first moment they meet his body acts like it wants Johnnie. Johnnie definitely wants Tyler, and everyone wants to sleep with a rock star, but ... Tyler's not gay." 

Tyler is charming and delightful from the onset as a serious fan of the band, transferring that adoration to physical desire when finally meeting the sexy men he’s admired. Although Tyler is straight, or so he thinks, he can’t help his reaction to both the leader singer Johnnie and Luc, the bass player. This aspect is refreshing and keeps Tyler from being a classic “gay for you” stereotype, although he admits later that he hasn’t been attracted to another man since Johnnie. Tyler’s struggle with his sexuality, social edicts and growing attachment to Johnnie give his actions and emotions a relatable honesty. He may succumb to Johnnie’s aggressive sexual advances but Tyler’s path to contentment with his choices is much harder and difficult for him.

Surprisingly, Johnnie easily accepts his emotions and growing commitment to Tyler. As the lead singer of a popular band, he clearly never lacks for companionship of either gender and has enjoyed these benefits to their fullest. Without the typical ennui given to most rock stars that yearn for someone to love them for themselves, Johnnie is quite happy with his life even if his desire is to have a partner who appreciates the joys of sex without the rock star tag. Although he wasn’t expecting to be attached to Tyler, Johnnie neither runs from it nor downplays his emotions to himself or his lover.

In addition to the lovely romance that grows between Tyler and Johnnie, Mykles certainly doesn’t scrimp on the sex scenes, which are numerous and incredibly hot. Thankfully the author uses each scene to add more the depth and interest to the characters and their relationship, although the writing is so well done that I could have read many more sex scenes before fatiguing which is rare for me. The fresh and interesting quirks to the characters, scenes, and theme kept this as an easy and delightful read from start to finish. Just enough attention was paid to secondary characters to distinguish them from each other without delving too deeply into any one in particular.

As a quick read, I was surprised by the depth of the characters and their complexity beyond easy, superficial descriptions. Combined with the sizzling chemistry, engaging plot and clear writing made this book a definite keeper. For anyone wanting an excellent and entertaining romance, definitely read this great offering if you haven’t already. If you have, read it again.

“Say you’ll marry me.” Sighing melodramatically, Tyler wound his free arm around Johnnie’s neck. He pulled back enough to look again into Johnnie’s eyes. “Fine. But why do I get the feeling I get to be the bride?”  

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