Title: Stealing Blue
Series: Blue #4
Author: D.P. Denman
Genre: M/M Romance
When a hot new rock star shows up in Vancouver, Blue Atkins’ career turns out to be more explosive than anyone imagined. His first shot at producing traps him between the kid determined to have him and the boyfriend determined to blame him.
The young singer’s desperate antics crank up Brady’s jealousy and drive Blue out of both their lives into new opportunities and the arms of another man. With the battle for Blue’s affection on, Brady must find a way to bring him home or lose him to a sparkling new life in Los Angeles.
This is the fourth instalment of the Blue series and cannot be read as a standalone.
Blue and Brady have been through such a lot in the last six years that it was hard to believe there were more curveballs to be thrown at them. But this book took them to their utmost limit and personally it wasn’t a ride I wasn’t happy to be on.
Blue is now coming to the pinnacle of his producing career and is given the chance to help a debut artist with his first album. This was also a test for Blue so to have the not so mature eighteen year old making the moves on him was not only a threat to his new step in the spotlight but also to his personal life too.
Brady has always been the stronger of the pair and the one to steer them in the right direction. However when a threat to his relationship with Blue brings forth old insecurities, it releases some strange and alien behaviours that Blue has never witnessed from Brady before. Feeling like he is fighting a losing battle, he decides to put some space between them but will this space be the breather they both need or will it be the start of the end for them?
First off this is one of my utmost favourite series of all time. However I struggled with this book for many reasons. For the first half of the book I was ranting and raving at Brady and then for the second half it was Blue that had me wanting to throw my kindle at the wall. I didn’t like the love triangle or the way that Blue handled that. Yes I could understand that Brady had been the only relationship he had ever had and his need to test how he could be with another but it just made me so unhappy. I felt like he was betraying Brady and why did he not understand why Brady had been such a dick? In turn he was more of a dick in my opinion.
I don’t want to throw this book under the bus because it was still a need to read for fans of the series but the triangle bit went on a bit too long then there was no explanation to the third party when it came to the end of that. Then the HEA I was hoping and praying for seemed to happen in a flash with no deep and soul searching talking between Blue and Brady. It felt like it was rushed and it didn’t leave me with the feels like the previous books had. It felt like the connection was lost.
This was a very angsty and heart wrenching read that had me in tears for all the wrong reason and didn’t give me enough at the end to make me cry for all the right reasons. I just hope this is not the last book in the series as I need to see Blue and Brady back in their happy. 3.5 stars.
Award winning author DP Denman writes character-driven contemporary romance about gay men. Her stories are real and intense, but resolve in endings that make people want to read the book all over again. She lives among the moss and trees of the Pacific Northwest with a rambunctious pair of fur babies.
In her spare time, she is a dedicated LGBTQIA rights activist with a special focus on the thousands of rejected and abandoned kids who end up on the street every year. To support the cause, 25% of the royalties from every book go to LGBT charities.