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Monday, November 23, 2015

Picking up the pieces - Out of Chances (Face the Music #4) by Shona Husk

Shona Husk’s sexy new adult series about emerging rock band Selling the Sun concludes this month with a story about a woman who doesn’t want to connect, a man who’s forgotten how and the friendships that save our lives.


Published: November 22nd, 2015

Shona Husk’s sexy new adult series about emerging rock band Selling the Sun concludes this month with a story about a woman who doesn’t want to connect, a man who’s forgotten how and the friendships that save our lives.

Dan Clarke knows he doesn’t have a problem, regardless of whatever his band members, his friends, his family and everyone else thinks. Drinking isn’t keeping him from doing what needs to be done, and it helps keep the anger and pain of his ex-girlfriend’s betrayal at bay. If only she would stay away as well, but, since the band’s return to Fremantle, she’s everywhere-on the phone, in his apartment, at his parents’ house-begging for another chance, reminding him of how good they had been together, holding him hostage to the past. It’s no wonder he needs a beer now and again.

Indigo Matthews is all about control: she trains hard, she works hard and she plays hard. Men are for fun, not forever, and she will never end up like her mother, trapped and miserable. A huge Selling the Sun fan, Indigo knows when Dan wanders into her bar that he is a conquest that she has to make. But their connection is stronger than just sex, and regardless of her credo Indigo finds herself going back for more. Then truths about Dan’s life start to emerge, and Indigo finds herself in the one position she swore she’d never find herself.

A DUI, a drunk one night stand and an ultimatum from the band bring Dan’s life to a halt. Picking up the pieces is something he can’t do alone, and there’s only one person that he trusts to give a damn. The one person that he hurt the most. Indigo.

Learning from mistakes 

When I’m reading I will forgive characters for many things as long as they grow and change. Some people need to really hit the bottom for that to happen. Dan, in Out of Chances, is one of those people. 

However I know that there are some things that a romance hero should never do. It’s one of those rules that the hero shouldn’t be with another woman after meeting the heroine. 

The Face the Music series is about twenty something people finding out who they are and finding their way. People make mistakes. Relationships wobble. I wanted to keep that drama in this series, and I knew that Dan would have to destroy everything before he realized what he’d done. 

Fortunately he has some good friends who give him some tough love as well as a sympathetic ear. 

Indigo, Dan’s one night stand turned girlfriend, has a choice: she can either walk away or give him a chance to make amends. Never an easy decision. There will be people who will say walk, and others who say give him a chance. Everyone’s life experience gives them reasons to make those choices the same as Indigo’s life brings her to make her choice. 

She has her own wounds to heal. 

In many ways Out of Chances was a very complex book to write because both characters need to work through their issues. But I love writing tortured characters because I like to see them stitched back together at the end of the book. In romance you know that there will be a happy ending…real life sadly doesn’t come with that guarantee. 

About the author:
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SHONA HUSK is the author of the Shadowlands, Court of Annwyn and the Face the Music series. 
Face the Music, a contemporary romance series, finishes in November 2015 with Out of Chances.
New SFR series coming soon with Desire to Fall.
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Stephanie LaPlante said...

Sounds very interesting

Unknown said...

Looks like an awesome read. I enjoy rockstar romances.

Ally Swanson said...

This book sounds like such an interesting, fun, exciting, and intriguing read! Totally looking forward to reading this book!

Rebecca said...

great cover!

Juana said...

I liked both the book description, and the book cover.

SamyP said...

sounds good :)