Key Change by Ari McKay (Road to Rocktoberfest 2023)

Each book in the Road to Roctoberfest Multi-author series brings something different to the table and Key Change gives us hope out of grief....

From the blurb:

As front man for supergroup Queen Anne’s Revenge, Devon Bailey has a string of hit songs, has traveled the world, and has everything he could possibly want–or so the rest of the world thinks. Behind the scenes, however, Devon’s life is far emptier than anyone could imagine.

With his band scheduled as headliners at Rocktoberfest to kick off their latest world tour, Devon tries to maintain the illusion of perfection. But he’s deep in the closet, QAR’s drummer is battling addiction, and his bandmates seem to think Devon should have all the answers. When the unthinkable happens, Devon’s life is plunged into chaos, and all he wants is to escape the pressure.

Michael Ford has had a crush on Devon ever since he was hired as a bodyguard, but professional integrity demands he keep his feelings in check. However, Michael doesn’t hesitate to offer respite when Devon is overwhelmed by tragedy. Between the paparazzi on the prowl, grieving family hurling accusations, and Devon’s battle with his own demons, will the attraction between them have the chance to develop into something more?

Key Change is a book in the multi-author Road to Rocktoberfest 2023 series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not read them all and see who hits the stage next? Hot rockstars and the men who love them, what more could you ask for. Kick back, load up your kindle and enjoy the men of Rocktoberfest! 

Heather's Review:

Finding hope in the midst of tragedy and learning that it's okay to put yourself first.  I love the longing looks and the war between being professional and following your heart... this book had parts that were gritty, others that were sweet and so much that was real... 

I absolutely loved both Devon and Michael as characters and the depth of their caring!  It was beautiful to see.   Please be aware of the trigger warnings: (highlight the coloured section to reveal - may contain spoilers) Death of a side character, drug use/dug overdose by a side character, Survivor guilt Key Change was a gripping read and a great addition to the Roctoberfest Line up.  

Rating: 5 Stars

Key Change is available in e-book and paperback formats and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited subscription.