Defining Us: The Story of Calvin & Eric is a Standalone, Full Length Novel. Can be read without reading the other books in this series.
Loving someone completely means giving them your heart, soul, body and mind. What happens when your heart and soul love someone, but your mind and body refuse to follow?
For Calvin Caldwell, being the lead guitarist of America’s hottest rock band 69 Bottles has its perks. Performing night after night with his closest friends, he finds peace with a guitar in his hands. Playing music wipes away his unimaginable past, albeit temporarily. He struggles not only with who he is as a person, but with who he wants to become and what he is hiding.
Being in love with someone certainly isn’t the problem. He’s been in love for a long time, but what defines him is what keeps him from the person he loves.
Seeing something you so desperately want, but can’t have…
Eric Richardson knows exactly what he wants out of life.
He wants to play bass with his friends because performing gives him a high better than any drug he’s ever used. Being on stage is where he feels most comfortable.
But what happens when being on stage is no longer enough to satisfy him? What happens when the person he loves, doesn’t love him in return?
You fight for it.
You define it.
You prove it.
A rock band, A tour bus, One wild ride…
***CONTENT WARNING ***
This book is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18 due to the following content and more: M/M sexual content where nothing is off limits. So If two men turn you on or give you a reading rush other books can’t, then this books is for you.
Love is Love – 5 intense and emotional stars
Where do I start with my review of this wonderfully written, emotional, angst filled story? Having read all the others in this series, I couldn’t wait to get stuck into this book and what a journey this took me on. If you are looking for a M/M story which is full of love, hope and leaves you completely wrung out but smiling at the end then this is certainly for you.
Calvin and Eric have known each other for a very long time and have loved each other for pretty much the length of their entire friendship. It sounds like it should be simple – two people in love want to be together – but it’s far from that. Having recently come out to his fellow band members, Eric doesn’t find it too difficult to admit that what he feels for Calvin goes far beyond friends but for Calvin things are far more difficult. Despite realising his attraction to men from an early age, his father will not accept it and attempts to “fix” him in the cruelest of ways, leaving him broken and damaged, he thinks beyond repair. Eric desperately wants to help Calvin through the terrors of his past but whilst Calvin’s mind wants to his body is behaving the opposite way
This is the story of two men who love each other unconditionally and there journey to find the relationship that they both crave and deserve with each other. The emotions are raw and intense, ripping out my heart and I found myself choked up on more than one occasion. Whilst there was plenty of hot, steamy scenes these were also full of such tenderness and emotion. I will remember this story for a long time, it has totally blown me away how much I loved it and in my opinion, Zoey has out done herself with this fabulous story of hope and love, her best yet.
It is from Glendale, Arizona that Zoey Derrick, a mortgage underwriter by day and romance and erotica novelist by night, writes stories as hot as the desert sun itself. It is this passion that drips off of her work, bringing excitement to anyone who enjoys a good and sensual love story.
Not only does she aim to take her readers on an erotic dance that lasts the night, it allows her to empty her mind of stories we all wish were true.
Her stories are hopeful yet true to life, skillfully avoiding melodrama and the unrealistic, bringing her gripping Erotica only closer to the heart of those that dare dipping into it.
The intimacy of her fantasies that she shares with her readers is thrilling and encouraging, climactic yet full of suspense. She is a loving mistress, up for anything, of which any reader is doomed to return to again and again.