Friday, January 8, 2021
Blood and Bone
A quick and engaging read about the what goes on behind the "glamorous life" of a rock musician. When Erin Langford is sent from New York to LA to interview Jack O'Donnell, the famous rock guitarist, she has no idea what kind of scoop she is going to get. She goes from getting a door slammed in her face to having Jack jump in her car demanding she drive to the hospital where his ex-wife has overdosed. Against his better judgement, Jack starts lowering his guard around Erin and opening up to her. In less than a day he decides to finally tell her the story of his band, Mogo. The rise, the fall, and all the dark bits. It's a story of betrayal, addiction, redemption, hope, and love. Torn between two women for most of his life Jack constantly made the wrong decisions. Bouncing back and forth between Amber, the mother of his daughter and his musical muse and collaborator, Mia. Telling Erin the truth of his past may be the thing Jack needs to move forward, heal, and forgive. Told in alternating timelines - the present with Erin and his past starting when he was sixteen. Based on the cover I thought this book would steer more toward erotica but I was pleasantly surprised that it didn't. There were a handful of steamy scenes, but those were few and far between. Fans of "Daisy Jones & the Six" and other fictionalized rock and roll memoirs will eat this up.