More Than A Spark (Rock U Book 6) by Christie Gordon

More Than A Spark is the 6th in the Rock U series, and this time it's Milo's turn for his story to be told. Best friends to lovers, with family issues, low angst and high heat. 

From the blurb:

A pop-punk keyboardist carries an unrequited love for his firefighting best friend. With a newfound self-discovery, will their friendship ignite into something more?

Milo Richardson

I was stupid and fell hard for my straight best friend, but he can’t find out. Our friendship is too important to destroy it with my feelings.   

When he took a firefighting job two hours away, it made my life easier and I satisfied myself with gig hookups.

Now he’s transferred home and I’m back to where I was, longing for him.

Even if he’s looking at me differently, do I dare take a chance?

Ryder Scott

I’m transferring to a fire department back home to be close to my family and my best friend.

But the guy I hooked up with a few weeks ago is warning me to come clean with Milo and tell him about my questioning.

Am I queer? I’m not sure yet. But Milo’s presence lights an unfamiliar fire.

When did he start captivating me? When did his scent become a craving? More than my heart is taking notice.

Would it be so bad if we became more than friends?

And will he stick around after he graduates college in a few months?

More Than A Spark is the sixth book in the Rock U series and is part of the Mesa Boys universe. This novel features an artistic graphic arts student surrendering to the love he’s kept secret for his firefighting best friend and contains a bisexual awakening, steamy first times and coming out with a backdrop of choosing love or career. It guarantees an HEA and has no cliffhangers. Each book features a different couple and can be read as a standalone or as part of the series in order.

Trigger warning: This book contains themes of prejudice and emotional abuse by a parent.

Rogue's Review:

This is the 6th and final (unless I'm very much mistaken) story in the Rock U series. Best friends to lovers, low angst, bisexual awakening, HEA.

I have read this entire series so far, and I've enjoyed each one. I was so curious about Milo though, he's the bandmate I knew least about, he's been there in the background but this is his time to shine. Milo's been in love with his (supposedly straight) best friend Ryder since forever. Now Ryder is back, having discovered some new things about himself while he was away and may be open to more with his best friend after seeing him in an all new light.

I liked that Ryder was already exploring his sexuality while he was away from Milo and home, and was open to things with Milo on his return. Sometimes one person pining after another, unrequited, can be a little wearing but there wasn't a lot of that here. Ryder realised his feelings for Milo weren't exactly platonic any more and worked on making that relationship happen, while working out his feelings towards his mum and her new family.

This is low angst, as both were pretty much all in once they realised they loved each other, and most of the drama is from outside sources, with Ryder's family and Milo's new career. That's all resolved with satisfaction though, and the ending/epilogue ties up all the loose ends of the books fairly neatly. If this is where we say goodbye to the Knot Me boys, I'm happy with this and their stories.

Heather's Review:

I am a total sucker for best friends to lovers and Christie Gordon delivers a sweet and emotional story that hits all the right notes.  As sad as I am to reach the end of the Rock U series, I'm glad that Milo and Ryder finally get together and the Band Wives are now a complete set!

There was a lot of redemption, family and growth in this book and it was wonderful to see!  

I'm glad we're staying in the greater Mesa universe for the next spin off - hockey!

More Than A Spark is currently available as an e-book, hardcover and paperback and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription