ARC Review: Running with Scissors by L.A. Witt

Posted September 1, 2015 by Annie in Reviews / 7 Comments

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ARC Review: Running with Scissors by L.A. Witt
Running with Scissors
by L.A. Witt

4 Stars

BOOK INFO


Released: August 31st 2015
Published by Riptide Publishing
Pages: 313
Format: eARC
 

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“Witt creates very intriguing characters so when they are paired with their partner, they really become better as a unit. I found that especially true with Jude and A.J.”
~ Under the Covers

After reading a bunch of books and being disappointed in them, I tried switching up genres and going for a M/M. Now I’ve always been a fan of L.A. Witt’s writing, but just reading the first chapter of this book pulled me out of that horrible reading slump I was in. There was something I immediately liked about Jude’s character. The book starts off with him at his boring old nine to five job. He is unhappy, only looking forward to when the workday ends and his multiple cigarette breaks. It’s driving him absolutely crazy. Jude wants nothing more to get back on the road, playing his heart out every night in front of a crowd. Or at least be able to play drums like he used to.

A gift happens in the form of his old manager calling him up out of the blue. Apparently one of their members has unexpectedly quit and they need a replacement. All is good because Jude would love to get back in. The only thing is, the member who left is a bass player, not a drummer and Jude hasn’t played bass in a long damn time. With some begging, Jude agrees, quitting his job to get back on the road.

Things begin to get interesting when Jude meets his replacement. A.J. Palmer isn’t your typical drummer. He’s a little more reserved and I really liked that about him. The dynamic between Jude and A.J. was just perfect. What I like about Witt’s writing is that she writes the male perspective very well. Like I mentioned earlier, in just the first chapter I was able to connect with Jude’s character and once that happens, you’ve hooked your reader until the very end. Witt creates very intriguing characters so when they are paired with their partner, they really become better as a unit. I found that especially true with Jude and A.J.

I’m not usually big on the whole rockstar trope but I think because this is M/M and the romance that occurs happens between two members of the band, it makes it that much more interesting. Add to the fact that A.J. has taken Jude’s spot in the band and you’ve got conflict that is unique and intriguing. I loved the level of tension Witt put in this one. It was just the right amount.

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About L.A. Witt

L.A. Witt is an abnormal M/M romance writer who, after three years in Okinawa, Japan, has recently relocated to Omaha, Nebraska, with her husband, two cats, and a three-headed clairvoyant parakeet named Fred. There is some speculation that this move was not actually because of her husband's military orders, but to help L. A. close in on her arch nemesis, erotica author Lauren Gallagher, who has also recently transferred to Omaha. So, don't anyone tell Lauren. She's not getting away this time...

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I’m an obsessive makeup junkie and a compulsive reader. I like to call Under the Covers Book Blog my stomping ground, but when I’m not talking about books with my girls, I write New Adult Dystopian and Contemporary Romance under the pen name Ana Jolene (http://www.anajolene.com). I also work as a virtual assistant for authors. You also can find me as a reviewer and columnist for FreshFiction.com.

When it comes to books I’m pretty adventurous. I read everything from Paranormal Romance to Urban Fantasy, New Adult, BDSM, LGBT fiction, Cozy Mysteries and even YA. If it’s got the littlest trace of romance in it, then I’ll probably read it. That being said, my all-time favorite authors are J.R. Ward and Karen Marie Moning.

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I’m not usually into the rockstar storyline either but it sounds pretty good…thanks

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This one also intrigued me because it’s M/M. Something a bit different than the regular rockstar pairing up with a groupie chick or that unsuspecting female who doesn’t even listen to their music.

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Thanks…yeah I’ve run into that :-/

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Sounds good, thanks for the review.

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I think the dynamic of joining a band and falling for the guy who replaces you is interesting stuff. Thanks for sharing!

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Right?! I’m not usually into rockstar stories because I think they can be so cliched but this one was very refreshing!

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Thanks for the review Annie