Loose Strings by Christie Gordon

A playboy rocker running from commitment fears he might lose the sweet cinnamon roll he’s been dating. When an ex comes around pointing out flaws, can the rocker change his tune? 

From the Loose Strings blurb:

Noah Harris

I love a rockstar. It’s not easy, but most of the time he makes it worth it.

Afterall, I was the one who agreed to a semi-open relationship when he’s on the road without me.

As the band gets more and more popular, it’s impossible to ignore the images of him with groupies on social media.

When my ex meets up with me to apologize and points out Wells’ indiscretions, how can I continue to deny the commitment I need?

Wells Tollefson

Commitment means one thing, or maybe two—loss of freedom and complication.

I don’t want either.

I saw what it did to my mother when my jerk of a father tried to dominate her life.

Noah wants me to meet his parents. But with our current situation, what will they think of me?

Now his ex wants to see him, and I have to let him go. My friends tell me I might lose him, and it hurts.

So, I try to open up to him. At the same time, I’m caught in a family crisis and I need Noah by my side.

Is it time to face the music and let my heart lead the way?

Loose Strings is part of the multi-author The Road to Rocktoberfest 2023 series and is a sequel to the novel, Not Alone. 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!

Trigger warning: This book contains the past death of a parent and talk of a partially-open relationship(not on page).

Heather's Review:

Loose Strings is the companion book to Not Alone, but as one who hasn't read that book, I was still quickly able to figure out the lay of the land and get up to speed on Wells and Noah, along with Ash and Micah to see where the relationship started and what our two MC's were thinking when they got together....

It did take me a little while to warm up to Wells, not because of his polyamorous stance, but because he was so focused on not having one love...  and using the idea of one night stands to keep a part of himself back from accepting the bond he has with Noah...  I found this story to be sweet and heartwarming as I got to know both men better.  

Christie Gordon is able to balance this story well, bringing out Noah's caretaking and patience, Wells' fears and apprehension, and finally acceptance and also give them both a caring friend group who supported both men in their crisis.

Rating: 5 Stars

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