Hey crew check out my review for RAGE the follow up to Fury by Michelle Pace and Tammy Coons. Be sure to enter the giveaway too!!!!
Phillip Kersey finds himself and his hotheaded girlfriend, Stephanie, at a crossroads. He’s the singer of the chart-topping rock band, Fury, and they’re forever in the studio laying down tracks for their third album.
Steph’s photography career has exploded. She’s always on location and out of his grasp. Tired of Skype dates and stolen weekends, Phillip makes plans to whisk her off to Ireland so he can pop the question.
When Steph returns to the U.K. for the birth of their friends’ baby, Phillip finally gets his chance. He’s down on one knee when tragedy strikes. Aching hearts cause tempers to flair chaotically out of control. Phillip feels pushed aside and vanishes. Assumptions and accusations follow, and the public fallout between them becomes the stuff of legend.
When fate brings both Fury and Stephanie to a remote Brazilian paradise, the former lovers have no choice but to face each other head on. Will their wildfire chemistry burn down the wall between them, or will the tumultuous pair simply go up in flames?
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My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I am so excited that Michelle Pace and Tammy Coons decided to give of us more of Phillip and Stephanie’s story. I love the flippantly delicious British rocker and the fiery ginger haired photographer together. Their chemistry is undeniable. Even a tender kiss or trivial comment is anything but.
Rage continues where Fury left off. Only this time we aren’t following the boys of Fury around on a world tour. We are in a more intimate setting at a beautiful resort in Brazil for the wedding of gorgeous drummer DJ Dave.
Some unexpected events prior to the wedding bring us to an intensity level that rivals the humidity of the Brazilian rain forest.
In fact all the boys of Fury soon realize paradise isn’t always what it seems.
And they need to figure out how say the things they need to say and do the things they need to do.
I love how Pace and Coons have made their characters and storyline grown up. In other words we aren’t dealing with 19 or 20 yr old’s. The boys of Fury have been in the business for a bit and are also at the next stage of settling down and wanting to have some semblance of a life outside of the fame. In Rage we really get to see this. We get to see the behind the scenes life of a rocker lifestyle without all the flair and showmanship. Rage is not a rocker story but a story about the heart of a rocker. It’s as if Fury were a real band and you were reading a book of memoirs. It was so refreshing to read about the rock boys without the stage lights and the groupies trying to bed them. This was a story about their real life problems and how their hearts must deal with them. You also saw the family and loyal relationships they had between each other. Overall, the story just seemed more vulnerable.
I know many readers complain about the time between books that are a series or continuation from the first book. But I will say Rage was definitely worth the wait. You can see the thought and development in the story to make sure we felt the characters and their struggle to balance their music life with their personal life.
The main women of Rage were fabulous. Both Steph and Cheyenne still were feisty and cheeky as ever– all to mask their insecurities. Their hearts are true and their minds tell them otherwise. I love how the girls can give it to the guys and keep up with the banter. They aren’t meek.
Often when two people get together to cowrite a book, parts may seem a tad disjointed. Not so in both Fury and Rage. Pace and Coons write a very cohesive and well developed story. I also appreciate their efforts in making sure to have some of the British slang laced throughout the book as the boys are beautifully British.
And honestly my only thing about this book that makes me pout is that it was over. I love Phillip and could read about him all day long. Scot, Nathan, Bret, and David too!!! D4/5
Michelle Pace is a registered nurse who resides in Texas with her husband, Les. She is the mother of two lovely daughters, Holly and Bridgette, and one uber-charismatic son, Kai. A former singer and actress, Michelle has always enjoyed entertaining people and is excited to continue to do so as a writer.
Tammy Coons lives in Illinois with her husband Casey and three children Skyler, Sawyer and Savana. Writing has always been a passion for Tammy and she hopes to be able to continue on for as long as her brain and fingers will allow.