More Than October by Blake Allwood


Blake Allwood takes us on an sweet and heart rending journey for his part in the Road to Roctoberfest 2023 series, More Than October.

From the blurb:

The talents of a renowned musician and a reality TV rock singer collide in the deserts of Arizona. Can their combined success save their relationship or will family and career tear them apart forever?

Sparks fly when Ted, a member of the famous Hayden Koal band, discovers August, an aspiring rockstar, in the heat of the Arizona desert.

As August and Ted's relationship develops offstage, they must learn to navigate the complexities of the music industry and confront the emotional turmoil of their personal lives.

When they perform at Rocktoberfest, a renowned music festival, their journey reaches a crescendo; yet their relationship is crippled by unexpected challenges.

Is success enough to bolster their fledgling relationship, or will the pressure of their careers and families keep them apart, forever?

"More Than October" is a hurt to comfort gay romance that explores themes of redemption, forgiveness, and the transformative power of music.

Heather's Review:

First off, August is the sweetest lead singer!  He's a little naive, a little clueless, and all heart!  There are just so many forces acting against him - and in so many ways he's his own worst enemy and critic.  Ted is the perfect foil, patient and altruistic, but also positioned to help August reach his true potential - and hey, throw in a little chemistry....

The crises that August suffers show him both how he can lean on friends, but the little voice in his head that says to distance himself is strong too...  and it doesn't help that Ted is clueless to romance... and sharing his romantic feelings...

More Than October was a great read, and a lovely addition to the multi-author series.  I highly recommend checking it out if you love a hurt/comfort redemption story that packs a lot into their hard won HEA!

Rating: 5 Stars

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