Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
This collection of stories included the 6 main books of the series as well as 4 shorts the author calls “flings”. The stories follow the 4 guys that make up the band Heaven Sent and their manager. Each story focuses one couple but the rest of the band members are in each book and we follow their journey along the way.
Book One: Heaven
Tyler is the manager of the Weiss Hotel and he’s under a lot of pressure. His dad has cancer and the hotel is doing poorly. He decides to open a night club and asks the band to perform on opening night. Tyler is awe struck when the lead singer Johnnie asks him to hang out. This book was one of my least favorites in the series. My issue was that the first few sex scenes were dubious consent and that’s something that I’m not at all a fan off. Johnnie keeps making sexual passes at Tyler and Tyler keeps telling him “No, I’m straight and I’m not interested” but Johnnie does not take “No” for an answer. Then after being pushed in to it, Tyler decided he’s bisexual after all and falls for Johnnie. I didn’t care for Johnnie or this plot device so despite the overall plot being good the story was just ok for me. It was also an insta-love which I can sometimes go with the flow on but since I was already annoyed in regards to the consent issue the insta-love annoyed me too.
Fling 1.5: Pretty Red Ribbon
This is a short story about Johnnie decorating himself in bows and ribbons as a Christmas gift for Tyler. It was a short and steamy story that I would have enjoyed had I not still disliked Johnnie. (I did eventually get over my dislike by the time I got to the later books)
Book Two: Purgatory
This story starts in the past and we see a glimpse of the guys prior to Heaven Sent becoming famous. Luc and Reese are friends until Reese tries to kiss him and Luc freaks out. The two men haven’t seen each other for years but a wedding brings them back together. Reese is shocked to find that Luc has come out as bisexual and has always regretted his past behavior. I really liked these two together. Their love story was more believable as they had so much history. I was really enjoying this one until close to the end when Luc does something really outrageous I couldn’t believe it. It was an over the top, alpha, “I know what’s best for you” type of move and ended up making me dislike him and dropped my rating of the book.
Fling 2.5: Sexy Spring Surprise
This is a sexy short featuring Luc and Reese. It was enjoyable and steamy.
Book Three: Hell
This story finds the band looking to do some changes in their style of music and they’re auditioning new band members. They settle on keyboard player Heller and Brent and Hell immediately hit it off with their love of music. This story shows the guys become friends slowly over time and then become lovers. Through it all Brent is struggling with some personal issues and he has a hard time accepting that Hell loves him. There is a bit of drama before Brent figures things out. This book felt the most realistic to me and I really felt bad for Brent when he messes up. Hell was a fun and likable character. This ended up being my favorite book of the series.
Fling 3.5: Feisty Little Firecracker
This was a very steamy short about Brent and Hell on the 4th of July. Great little erotica short. I loved this one.
Book Four: Faith
This story starts a few years down the road and Darien is the only one of the band members not in a committed relationship. He’s lonely and he knows it and it leads to him asking a girl he’s been seeing to marry him. When things don’t work out Hell refers him to his lawyer friend Chris. Chris is Darien’s total opposite and is quiet and reserved while Darien is constantly talking and seeking people to interact with. These two were adorable together and they had a nice love story. I enjoyed this one a lot.
Fling 4.5: Sly Spectral Trick
This was a Halloween short story that started a bit creepy and then ended quite steamy. It stars Darian and Chris and it was another one I really enjoyed.
Book Five: Genesis
This story is another few years down the road and focuses on all four couples equally. They guys have been touring and working for years and they’re all in a place where they are thinking about taking a break. A few of them also have big life choices like marriage and children on the mind. I thought this was done well and it went from one couple to the other and back again. I enjoyed this one a lot and it was a nice wrap up to these four couple’s stories.
Book Six: Revelations
This book takes place while the band is on hiatus and focuses on the band’s manager Gretchen. She has feelings for her personal assistant, Owen, but feels he is too young for (he’s about 10 years younger). She meets Archer through a business deal and the two of them start seeing each other. After meeting Owen a few times Archer realizes Owen and Gretchen have feelings for each other so he proposes they have a menage and that leads to a poly relationship. This was my least favorite story in the series because it felt really under developed. There is little plot and it felt more like erotica. It was smoking hot but I would have liked to see these three fall for each other.
This was a mixed bag for me. Some of the stories I liked a lot. Some were average and there were a few I didn’t care for. All of the books and flings can be read as standalones except for book five Genesis. If you’re looking for something that is lighter with lot’s of steamy scenes this is a series you should check out.
Cover art by P.L. Nunn
ebook, 698 pages
Published May 10th 2016 by Loose Id
Edition LanguageEnglishSeriesHeaven Sent #1-6