B-Mine (Wayward Lane, Book 2) by Ava Olsen; Narrated by Zachary Zaba

B-Mine is the second book in the Wayward Lane series, following the lead guitarist of a famous rock band and his bodyguard as they navigate a stalker, a meddling record company, and well meaning bandmates on the way to their HEA.

From the blurb:

I’m the lead guitarist for Wayward Lane and I love everything about my rockstar life. Everything except my security detail. And the more popular our band becomes, the less freedom we have. All it takes is one overzealous fan and I find myself constantly shadowed by the one bodyguard I love to tease and evade: Dawson Everly. Mr. Tall, Dark, & Uptight lives by strict rules, and I’m a free spirit, so naturally, we argue at every turn. But my flirtation and his aggravation is a combustible mix and suddenly I discover there are some orders I don’t mind taking. And those strings I usually avoid? They start looking pretty good. Thing is, Dawson has a son and I never imagined I’d fall, let alone for a family man.

But every rockstar has their day - is it crazy that I want Dawson to be mine?

Dawson: As a bodyguard for Wayward Lane, I’ve seen all the rockstar shenanigans. The biggest troublemaker? The guy who loves to escape his detail: guitarist, Iain Holloway. He’s stunning, spontaneous, and a gigantic pain in my… you get the picture. I’ve tried to keep my professional distance but it’s getting impossible to ignore the attraction between us. But falling for a rockstar is a risk I’m not prepared for. I have an eight-year-old son, Jaxon, who means everything to me. The single dad guilt is hitting hard when I’m on the road and the time has come to make a choice.

Only, my heart doesn’t belong solely to my son anymore. It turns out, Iain has managed to find a way in there too.

B-Mine is a slow burn, single dad, opposites attract, MM rockstar romance filled with fiery chemistry, unexpected love, and a heartfelt, hard-fought HEA.

Nedra's review:

As with Van and Brody, Ian and Dawson definitely had their moments of vulnerability and passion. When you know, you just know and there is no denying the power of love. Both of these couples were interesting to say the least, their age differences didn’t seem to matter. Jackson was such a great character addition, can’t wait for him to grow up a little so we can experience life with a tween on the road.

Zachary did another exceptional job with this narrative. Even though, I must admit, Dawsons character did become kind of monotone which was similar to Van’s character in the first book. Playing multiple characters is difficult and differentiating between the characters can be challenging, but either way, great storytelling and bringing the characters to life!!

Lesetiger's review:

For me, it was the author's first book and I found that B-Mine can be read well as a standalone.
It's about a rock star, specifically the guitarist of the band and his bodyguard. The story isn't new, but it's entertaining as it's well written. I really liked Iain and Dawsen. There are some interesting themes such as single dad, age gape, protective bodyguard, a hot guitarist and a stalker.

The romance starts slow as Dawson tries to keep his distance professionally. The banter between Dawson and Iain was entertaining and the two can't seem to let go of each other. The chemistry between the two was good!

The stalker adds tension to the story, but doesn't take up too much of the story. B-Mine is an entertaining and sometimes thrilling, but sometimes somewhat predictable story that kept me entertained.

The narration by Zachary Zaba was good. He gave each character their own unique voice and feeling and brought the story to life.

B-Mine is currently available as an audiobook, e-book and paperback, and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription