Broken Lyric (Meltdown #2) by R.B. Hilliard

Nash Bostwick is the sexy, playboy lead guitarist of the world renowned band, Meltdown. He doesn’t do love, because love only leads to pain.
Then he meets Rowan…

Rowan Burns is running. Her secrets are deep and her past is deadly. She doesn’t have time for love, nor does she want it.
Then she meets Nash…

When Nash and Rowan finally take a chance on love, a family tragedy threatens to derail Nash’s career. In his search for answers he pushes Rowan away.
By the time Nash realizes what he’s done, it might just be too late…

Pet’s $0.02

I am in love with this series. The cover isn’t anything to shake a stick at either, but it’s the story that keeps bringing me back. I didn’t think there was any way that RB Hilliard could maintain the level of suspense that she did in Fractured Beat, but she surpassed what I expected in Broken Lyric.

Nash was a favorite of mine from book one. He’s got a lot on his plate and the shenanigans that Meltdown and his bandmates went through with their prior management was intense. He definitely did not need more heaped on, but you don’t always get what you want… I do have to say that RB had me questioning my feelings towards Grant at the beginning, because I felt that he should have had Nash’s back way more than he did, but she brought me around by the end and I was not disappointed.

As for Rowan… This woman has a ton of shit she’s hiding. Her past needs to stay there and getting involved with someone as high profile as Nash will not in any way help her keep it there. But Rowan is also the one person that Nash feels understands all the pressures he’s facing and their connection just seems inevitable. She’s a very strong female character, which was fun to read.

Like Fractured Beat, the action is fast, the motives are blurred and the bad guys are elusive. Hilliard had me guessing who done it right up to the end and I have to admit that she surprised me again. Let’s see if she can go three for three with Evan or Chaz. I don’t care which, but I need the next book.