Tuesday, 1 March 2016

Blog Tour and Review | Beyond The Music (Rock Gods #7) by Ann Lister | #NEW #MMromance #Rockstar #review @AnnListerAuthor

Title: Beyond The Music
Series: The Rock Gods #7
Author: Ann Lister
Genre: M/M Rockstar Romance


Lincoln Stallworth, bass player for Black Ice, has quietly watched each of his band mates fall in love and has accepted the fact he'll probably never find the same for himself. He doesn't really believe in true love, couldn't fully understand the absurdity of it, or the notion there could be just one perfect person for everyone. A debilitating health issue began to shadow Lincoln in the middle of their last tour. As his physical symptoms worsen, Lincoln has to fight the urge to hide from the world and himself inside his estate.

Aaron Baylor enters Lincoln's life at his lowest point. Lincoln feels broken, damaged beyond repair, and he's ready to give-up. Aaron's patience and unwavering support slowly begin to pull Lincoln back to being present in his own life and gives him hope for a future and for love. Will Aaron be the glue that holds the broken pieces of Lincoln's life together? Can Lincoln fight his way back to good health and take a chance at love? Or will the task be too great for Lincoln to handle?

Beyond The Music is Book 7 in The Rock Gods series. This is the final story in the series, but also the launch of a new M/M spin-off series, Guarding the Gods, which will have many cameo appearances from The Rock Gods characters in each story. If you enjoyed The Rock Gods, I hope you'll give Guarding the Gods a try! 

Lincoln reached for the lyric book he kept on the end table beside his bed and began to scribble down the song verses popping off in his brain like fireworks on the Fourth of July. Fuck! This hurt, but Lincoln poured his raw emotion out onto the pages; the thoughts coming faster than he could write them down. The music would have to be written later, but this right now was his heart on his sleeve . . . bleeding.

    ~ Broken ~
Can you fix me?
Put back my pieces?
I feel broken.
Damaged beyond repair.

I'm not the man you need me to be,
and that's just not fair.
That I'm so broken.
Broken beyond repair.

Wished I'd met you before the stains.
And long before the sickness ate me alive.
Wished there was a way to make me whole; make me feel again.
I'm so damn broken.
Damaged beyond repair.

Can you glue what's shattered?
Give me back myself?
The man I used to be.
And not the man that's broken.
Broken beyond repair.


“I've never had a partner before, but I like the idea of taking care of you,” Lincoln said softly. “There's no guarantee I can offer you that, and it really bothers me that can't.”
“That doesn't sound especially fair to put all of that responsibility on yourself, Linc,”Aaron said with a gentle touch of his fingers to Lincoln's face. “Maybe it's time for you to let someone else take care of you – I want to be that someone, Linc. If you'll let me.”

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Foxy Rating = Five Stars
This is the final and seventh book in the Rock Gods series and finally we catch up with Lincoln from Black Ice.

Over the past few years Lincoln has been hiding something from his band mates but also casting it from his mind so he won’t need to accept what the signs are telling him. It is whilst he is home from tour that something happens and luckily Spumoni was there to see and click what was happening. He quickly takes charge and tells Linc some home truths and puts forward a solution for Linc, that being Aaron.

Prickly Linc puts his barriers in place but Aaron soon soothes the hard headed bass player and with time Linc comes to trust Aaron. The pair are thrown in close proximity which in turn takes fate in hand and they start to develop feelings for each other. At first it is full on raunchy mode but the relationship develops into so much more.

It is hard to write this review without giving away the storyline. However this is one of the most emotional and soul bearing book in the series for me. The subject matter was cleverly tackled and explained so the reader was taken on the same journey as Linc was in his need to make changes in his life.

As in all the books in the series there was plenty of steamy hot sex thrown in with both men fighting for dominance. I liked that Aaron was able to win Linc round which in turn lead to the trust and love between the pair to flourish. Seeing Lincoln unravel and put aside his need for control and order into something so much more worthy of this gorgeous man. He has always kind of been on the periphery of the other books so for him to now get his own book was fabulous. 

This amazing end to a truly fantastic series was an absolute five star read for me. I can’t wait to catch up with the guys in their cameo appearances in the new spin off series Guarding the Gods! FLOVED!

*ARC kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review

Meet the Author

Ann Lister is a native New Englander currently living on the island of Martha's Vineyard with her husband.  She has pulled details from her years living in the New England area and uses many local settings and landmarks in her novels.

After graduating art school, marrying, and raising two daughters, she established her own video production company.  Her nearly two decades working in video production included work within the music industry and won her a coveted Telly Award.  Her 'behind-the-scenes' exposure to the music world and her love of rock music is the inspiration for her erotic rock star romances.
Her rock star romance, “Fall For Me”, Book One in The Rock Gods series, was a Finalist in the 2013 Rainbow Award and Book Three, Make You Mine, established her as an Amazon #1 Bestselling Author.  Each book in The Rock Gods series brings her two favorite elements together: musicians and the love between two men.  These stories focus on what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels, love without fear or judgment – to just simply love.

Twitter = @AnnListerAuthor



  1. Thank you so much for taking part in review tour. Loved your review ❤️

  2. Ty so much for taking part
    Your review is amazing ty ty ❤️