Thursday, January 3, 2019

Random Review: Dedicated by Neve Wilder #Review #Giveaway

Author: Neve Wilder
Title: Dedicated
Series: A Rhythm Of Love #1
Self Published
Publication date: December 11, 2018
Length: 328 pages

Reviewed by Jenn


“Our greatest hit is a love song I wrote for my bandmate. And he has no idea.”

Messy-haired, soulful-eyed, off-kilter lyricist Les Graves holds tight to the hedonist’s credo of consumption in every avenue of life. He has trouble staying still, trouble staying sober, trouble turning down a good time—but put a pen in his hand, and he’ll set a page on fire.

Music was Evan Porter’s ticket out of the backwater mud puddle he was born in, the passion keeping him warm as he busked on street corners, fueling him through a dead-end bartending job. Every chord, every song, every ounce of sweat has been devoted to making Porter & Graves a success. He’s the level-head, the quiet maestro, the seatbelt that keeps Les from flying too far out of control. And he’s getting pretty tired of playing savior.

Their chemistry onstage is electric, but offstage it’s another story.

Angst, snark, and nuclear levels of unresolved sexual tension combust in this tale of two rockers, a handful of secrets, a bombed album, and a publicity nightmare thrown in a remote cabin with one shot at redemption. Can Evan and Les find harmony or will they—and their music career—go down in flames?


I love a great friends to lovers book, add in a band/touring situation and you have one of my favorite sub genres. Dedicated by Neve Wilder checks all the boxes for me and I am really looking forward to what she brings us next.

Music seems to come as natural to Evan Porter as breathing. It just makes sense and never more so than when he plays with lyricist, Les Graves. Together that are Porter and Graves and they create magic on stage. Preforming, giving interviews...they’re just in sync. It’s the rest of time, the time that they’re not “on” that seems to be the problem lately. It’s getting so bad that it’s affecting the music, their third album didn’t go well. The tour is not going well. Something has to give or someone has to give. The guys have one last chance to pull it together at the cabin in Tennessee where they’ve written all their albums. It’s a place that is meaningful to both men, a place they’ve made a lot of memories. The memories are good and a little terrifying for Evan and Les, for many reasons. Will they recapture the magic or will this be the final straw to end it all?

I fell so hard for this book and for these characters. Les is someone who breaks your heart and makes you want to slap him all at once. He makes me feel so much. Evan is just so earnest and so dedicated. He also brings out high emotions and makes me want him to just let go. Together, they are so dynamic on page, on stage and in private? Wow! This is my first book by this author and she has left me wanting more!


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  1. There are always many books that I'm looking forward to, including this book and an ARC of Noble Hops by Layla Reyne that I won.