The ghost…always silent, always observing
First to love, hardest to fall
For the quiet, watchful boy that grew up with the platinum spoon, being on the outside looking in should be a new experience. Except it’s not, because he’s spent too many years in love with a girl he can’t have. She’s the reason he has music at all, and she’s also the reason he needs it so much. Living without her while she’s right at his side is a special kind of hell, and so is fighting for a spot in a band that seems built to keep him out.
What’s the point of struggling so hard when he knows how to make it easy?
How to take all the pain away?
Music is the blood that binds him and Jazz together. Until even that turns to poison, just like the substances that started out as his ally and now have become his cross to bear. Whether he loses or wins, the battle will take everything that’s within him.
He’s always saved her. Now she’s going to return the favor…
Gray Duffy never thought he’d end up as the co-lead guitarist of Oblivion, one of the hottest rock bands in the country. Even better? He’s sharing the experience with his best friend, Jazz. Since the day she’d showed up as his family’s new foster kid, Gray has protected her. Loved her. And not just platonically either. After all these years of wanting her in his bed, he still doesn’t know what it would be like to have her mouth on his.
Except for that one time. The time he’d shared her with Nick. The best worst night of his life.
Now they’re living their dream. They’re making music together and spending every waking moment trapped in tight quarters. With success at their fingertips, the time is right for him to finally make his move toward the woman he needs.
He just never figured he would lose control. Or that she would find out.
They’ve loved each other through everything. But what if this time love just isn’t enough?