Defiant, emotional, hotheaded, he’d fight the devil to protect what he holds dear. Passion is his fuel and he runs until he’s empty. His one gift, his only solace, is finding the words to express the music he can’t get out of his head. When he rages, it goes into lyrics. When he falls in love and makes love, he channels it into the stanzas that somehow make the experience more real. Without that center of gravity, his world ceases to have meaning. He can deal with the loss of anyone or anything—and has—but the loss of his band. The threat of being squeezed out of the only family he’s ever known is what keeps him up at night…and makes him work harder than he ever has in life. In his darkest hour he finds his greatest success, and the woman that will make it all worthwhile.