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Entertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan's career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger's privacy – and possibly his Rock God status.The unlikely frEntertainment journalist, Ryan Pierce, meets the infamous bad-boy rocker, Dagger Drummond, and walks away with a great interview and a scandalous news bit that has the potential to turn the music world on its ear. Exposing the story would boost Ryan's career, but it would also come with the risk of ruining Dagger's privacy – and possibly his Rock God status.The unlikely friendship that develops between Dagger and Ryan brings Ryan to question more than just his journalistic oath to report the news. It also forces him to take a look at himself and newly discovered feelings – feelings that make Ryan blind to the risk of becoming front page news himself.Will Ryan find the courage to make a life decision to give himself true happiness with Dagger or take the path that would likely lead to heartbreak and destroy his career forever?...

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Fall For Me Reviews

  • ~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
    2019-01-19 03:59

    Yeah, THAT. This book has not been edited, or it has been edited by a poor-ass slacker who needs to be bitch slapped. The typos and grammar errors were really distracting, particularly the plentiful use of the wrong word ("sign" instead of "sigh," for example) and the massively distracting utilization of the possessive in lieu of the plural: "He was scared to have his parent's visiting" and "The two girl's were all over him" (I'm paraphrasing slightly, but you get the idea.) This made me want to scream and kick something. Besides that, this was an okay story, nothing spectacular, but enjoyable enough, especially if you like rockstars (although if rock gods are your thing, I recommend the well-written - and edited! - Illumination.)Synopsis:For the first 30 percent, Ryan and Dagger talk on the phone. Ryan is "straight" and an entertainer reporter/writer for a music magazine. Dagger is a, what else?, rock god. He is also gay but in the closet, concerned about how coming out will affect his career. When Ryan interviews Dagger, he accidentally catches him with a man; sparks fly. They become friends, but Dagger wants more. So does Ryan; he just won't admit it to himself. From 30 to 70 percent, the two MCs are more or less together and experimenting. Some of the lovin' scenes were hot, but they were also kind of repetitive (and it's not often you'll hear me complain about this). And I couldn't take any more of Ryan's tumultuous internal monologue: "God, I want his dick in my mouth. I've never felt like this. But I'm not gay! I'm not. But wait, one time in junior high I kissed my best guy friend, and I liked it. What does this mean?" Oh, just shut the fuck up already. You KNOW what this means. (This is probably somewhat realistic when a man in his 30s is coming to terms with his sexuality. We just didn't need so damn much of it.)From 70 to 100 percent, we get a "twist" (a completely predictable one, but a plot pivot nonetheless), a falling apart, and a reuniting. Dagger acts like a complete asshole (which comes out of left field, since he's so nice and understanding the rest of the time) and then doesn't apologize until it's almost too late. Then there's lots of emotion and more lovin' and Dagger figuring crap out about his family, etc. There is definitely a HEA! And the angst isn't too anguished. I just think I wanted something deeper. The lust to love was fast, even with all of Ryan's hedging. The secondary characters felt flat and one dimensional. Some may see this as a GFY story. I'm not sure I did, although Ryan is certainly a gay first-timer. It's a decent story. But it would be better if it meandered less and were edited properly!

  • Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾
    2019-01-03 02:08

    DNF at 46%. I will refrain from rating.Well, can't say I didn't try. The synopsis sounded so promising, but unfortunately I never did find myself getting into the story.The writing style grated with me from the very beginning. The POVs kept hopping from one to the other with no clear transition. It made it confusing and very difficult to get into the story.As far the story goes? Well, truthfully there wasn't much to it for me.Dagger is a sexy rock star who's gay but doesn't want his fans to find out about it.Ryan is an entertainment journalist sent to interview Dagger. Ryan is also he thinks.And spoiler alert...The writing didn't flow, it seemed almost choppy. There wasn't much character development so I never really connected to Ryan and Dagger. (Can't speak for the whole book, since I only got half way.) But since I couldn't get into the story from the very get go, I just couldn't force myself to continue reading to see if it gets better. I do seem to be in the minority with my review here, so if you enjoy steamy MM romance you might want to give it a try. Thank you to the author for the chance to read this book. Sorry it didn't work for me.**ARC courtesy of author in exchange for an honest review**

  • Bitchie
    2018-12-31 05:53

    The bare bones of this story was really good, it's a trope that I usually like (rock stars and gay for you/out for you), but I found the execution sorely lacking.First of all, the editing absolutely sucked. This author really needs to learn how to use punctuation, things like commas, apostrophes, colons, and semicolons. I don't remember how many times I read things like "he had two girl's on his lap", "he took me to a sport's bar", "his parent's wanted to see him", it was just bad. And the comma/hyphen/colon abuse in this book just hurt my heart. I had the Kindle edition, and there were also several points in the book where sentences or paragraphs were underlined, like they were marked for edit, but it never happened. Very sloppy!There was head hopping, especially at the beginning of the story. We hopped from Dagger's head to Ryan's and back again from one paragraph to the next, with no real indication of which head we were in now, and the two characters voices were similar enough, it sometimes made it hard to discern whose head we were in now.Oh and a man's chest should NEVER be referred to as breasts, sorry, nuh uh, no way. It yanked me out of the plot like a needled ripped off a record (google that, kiddies!) more than once.Now on to the plot. Dagger is a gay rock god (apparently), who has somehow managed to keep even a whisper of his sexuality from ever hitting the press. I don't really see how that's possible, given that he has plenty of one offs, but I'll go with it.Ryan is a straight entertainment reporter who has NEVER even thought about being with another guy, until he meets Dagger. Oh, except for that one time, when he kissed his best friend when he was around 14, but he apparently forgot all about that until he found himself attracted to Dagger, and then proceeded to think about it it perfect detail. Because THAT'S the sort of thing you forget. I remember every single guy I've ever kissed, you can bet your ass I'd remember kissing a female.Dagger is kind of perfect and patient with Ryan, flirting and joking, but backing away when he thinks he's gone too far. Ryan drove me batty with his constant refrain of "he's so hot! No wait, I'm not gay! I want him! But I'm not gay! I want to touch him! I can't be gay!" This went on for several chapters. Now I understand being shocked to suddenly want a man for a first time, but we weren't really shown any real reason for why it would have been so traumatic a thing for Ryan. Even his parents were supportive once he finally told them.Once they are finally together, the sex is hot, but totally unrealistic. Dagger gets Ryan off on the couch, they go to the bedroom where he gives him a blow job, then they frot against each other and he gets off again, then right after, he gets off in the shower, followed by another blow job before they leave the hotel. That's at LEAST 5 orgasms in just a few hours, and what seemed like 3 in under half an hour! Were these guys taking enhancement drugs, because they were constantly getting off and then being hard again in minutes.(view spoiler)[ Of course, once they are both well and truly and the road to twu wuv, the Big Misunderstanding has to happen, in the form of the truth about Dagger and Ryan being leaked to the press, with Dagger coming unglued and BREAKING RYAN'S RIB in his anger. I get that he was upset, and he didn't mean to hurt Ryan, but dude, that is NOT COOL. This whole plot point didn't even make sense. Dagger trusted Ryan with his real name, which NO ONE knew, and Ryan not only writes it down, but leaves it in a file in his office, where a skeezy too interested intern works? That made NO sense whatsoever. I figured the info would come from the recording made at the beginning of the book, especially when I don't even remember a mention of Ryan putting the paper with the name on it in his desk.(hide spoiler)]But of course, they work things out, and everything is beautiful. The ending was a bit too Disney movie/movie of the week/after school special perfect to me, with even (view spoiler)[ Dagger's parents (hide spoiler)] getting in contact and being totally happy and repentant and not at all attracted to his money.So as I said, this had the potential for a solid 4 star story, but the editing, the constant back and forth, and things that just didn't make sense knocked the rating way down for me. I was very interested in reading the next book in the series though, just to see if it's any better, but I found out it's MMF, and with those, I usually want the female to either go away or for someone to push her off a cliff, so I'll be skipping that one, which means I'm probably done with this series. Maybe I'll check this author out again later, see if she's learned her punctuation or found an editor, but for now, I'm done.

  • Wendy
    2018-12-24 08:48

    I have read almost all the books in this series (except the mmf, book 2) and the "Guarding the Gods" series. I have no idea why I skipped book one, but this is something I do from time to time and I must have had my reasons (likely one of the books in this series caught my attention and I was too impatient to start at the beginning)So I corrected my mistake, when Christelle reminded me about this book.Having read most books in this series, I already knew Dagger and Ryan. So far I have actually liked the the books about the Black Ice members better than the "Ivory Tower" onces. My favorite books being 6 and 7.Dagger is the lead singer of the very famous rock band "Ivory Tower". He has been with men and women, but he classifies himself as gay, because he likes being with men more. He is also hiding in the closet, because being out might ruin his carreer.Ryan is an entertainment journalist, who is about to interview Dagger for a magazine. Ryan has always been straight (except for a kiss he shared in his past) and he is still best friends with his ex-girlfriend.When these two meet, Dagger is immediatley attracted to Ryan. Ryan...he is intruiged by Dagger, at least that's what he thinks he's feeling...After Ryan catches Dagger in a compromising situation, Dagger contacts him, to talk things out. He has to be sure that Ryan won't share his secret with the rest of the world. The two start talking on the phone and from there on out, they keep on talking to each other. They become closer and soon Ryan is not so sure about his feelings anymore......because how can he be attracted to Dagger, since he is not gay.Of course Ryan can't keep denying his feelings and he finally gives in to Dagger. Which was very HOT by the way.A whole new world opens for Ryan and the both of them are as happy as can be.....But some people may not want them to be happy and what will happen when their bog secret comes out...Now this is where I started to get pissed off a bit. I have always liked Dagger in all the other books and come to think of it...this may have been the reason I skipped this book in the first place, after reading some reviews.Beware....there are some spoilers and ranting ahead !!!When their private bussiness becomes public bussiness, Dagger loses his shit !! He blames Ryan and goes on a yelling spree. Now this I could handle. Him actually hurting Ryan....not so much. What a freaking douche bag !!! I hated his guts for what he did and I was really dissapointed by the fact, that Ryan didn't even seem angry.Sure he apologised...and I am sure he meant it, but still....what an ass !!Still I enjoyed this story, but I am taking half a star of for Dagger being a douchebag and Ryan being a push-over !!However, this is one of my favorite rock star series and for me, each book just got better and better....The only thing I really missed in this book were the other band-members....I don't understand why they weren't present in this book. They don't even get mentioned. I guess it might have to do with this being the first book of the series....

  • Rach
    2019-01-22 02:40

    4 Stars Loved it <3 <3I will admit that when I first looked at this book I was intrigued by the cover. I LOVE badboy rockstars and judging by the cover this one was going to be perfect for me. However as I began to read the book I was sad to discover that Dagger wasn't a bad boy like I had hoped. I think he tried to put on this image for the public of being a drinking sexed up rocker but infact he was quite the opposite behind closed doors. Even with this being the case I still loved it as I was able to change my ideas about the book and accept it was going to be different from my initial thoughts. At the beginning the book had a 'gay for you' vibe to it but this was not the case as the story progressed.I loved Dagger and especially loved the care and attention he showed to Ryan. He didn't force himself upon him and helped an already nervous Ryan recognise what they could have together. Dagger did seem a little insecure at times in my opinion and he doubted all sorts of things where Ryan was concerned which almost ruined it for me. But his sarcasm and the way he easily teased Ryan and coaxed him throughout the whole book made me love him so I tried to forget this negative aspect.Ryan was also a likable character and I loved how responsive he was to Dagger's gentle coaxing. The only thing I did find slightly annoying was Ryan's tendency to over analyse every situation which I know was part of his personality but it just seemed to be overplayed at every point. The barriers it caused between him and Dagger were clearly evident and it left me frustrated. Together their chemistry was amazing and the author Ann Lister certainly has a talent for making the climax build for the reader as much as the characters. I felt as though I was slowly simmering to the point of boiling even in the scenes only involving kissing! The phone sex was even more amazing and well worth reading! Would I recommend this book?... Definitely if you like m/m books which have a gay for you feel to them. I hope if you choose to read this one you will like it as much as I did :) Arc copy in exchange for an honest review. Review for Confessions of 2 book lovers blog :)

  • Aղցela W.
    2019-01-07 03:49

    This was book 1 in the "Rock Gods" series this was a really good book it was a little long but still very good. Ryan Pierce is an entertainment reporter who goes to interview bad boy rock Dagger Drummond of Black Ice. When Dagger first sees Ryan he is instantly attracted to him of course he forgot about the interview he has company in the shower with him and comes out in a towel. Ryan who is at a crossroads in his life, his live in girlfriend Beth dumped him and his life has gotten boring. Ryan get more than he wanted out of the interview turns out Dagger is gay as proof of the man blowing him. This book was hot. Dagger is not out and Ryan is straight or so he thought. The other thing I didn't like was that Ryan over thought everything I get that this was new for him. I didn't like Sebastian when he hit on Ryan I knew he was going to cause trouble. As these two get to know each other and fall in love things began to happen. Ryan took Sebastian with him when he interviewed Zander Metcalf of Ivory Tower he also hits on Ryan when he turns him down he hooks up with Sebastian. When scandal breaks Dagger blames Ryan and dumps him after he accidentally hurts him physically. This was a really good book but its long. This book was well written with no errors in grammar or spelling. I am looking forward to reading more books in this series.

  • Natalie
    2019-01-06 01:46

    And things were going so well. Despite some headhopping at the beginning of the story and a general need of editing, I was enjoying it. It was heading for three stars until around 70% when (view spoiler)[Dagger flies into a rage, hurls irrational accusations at Ryan, and fucking breaks one of Ryan's ribs. How does Ryan deal with this? He basically shrugs it off as no big deal because he doesn't want to make any more problems for Dagger. I can't even. (hide spoiler)] I was too angry to believe in the subsequent reconciliation.It might be worth noting that many of the rave reviews of this book are from readers who are new to m/m romance and received ARCs. I don't know if I'd be more lenient if I were new to the genre, though. (view spoiler)[Domestic partner violence is a dealbreaker. (hide spoiler)]Some peculiarities: repeated references to male "breasts" and more than one description of Dagger's "dark skin" without any mention of his ethnicity. That's kind of important information for a reader who is trying to visualize a character.

  • Camille
    2019-01-16 08:52

    DNF at 54%The writing -- prose, storytelling, etc -- is SO. DAMN. BAD. There is no story here. The repetition is wondrous. The head hopping is perplexing. The fact that someone who has no writing ability whatsoever got this published is astonishing. And the ratings on this, nothing short of confounding.The moral of the story: beware of bribed ARC readers and their misleading The author rated her own story five stars. Had I seen that I wouldn't have even purchased it.

  • Candice
    2018-12-24 01:43

    I really enjoyed this story about Dagger and Ryan. Dagger was great from the beginning, sexy and funny. His taunting Ryan during their phone calls was great to read. I didn't even mind the ex-girlfriend. Even with the instant attraction from Dagger and somewhat from Ryan, it was a slow build up of their relationship. Even though the book was pretty predictable with where it was headed, it was still a good story with strong characters. I'm looking forward to the next book in the series.

  • Izengabe
    2019-01-06 08:57

    Esto... Ejem... Lo tenía en la balda DNF, pero me acabo de dar cuenta que me estaba equivocando con otro libro... Y sí, éste sí que lo terminé. Vaya... Pues la verdad es que casi ni me acuerdo de qué iba... Mala señal. Creo que no me disgustó del todo (lo acabé) pero me resultó bastante flojo. Y ese nombre del prota... Dagger, ¿En serio? Estas cosas sólo funcionan en inglés, en español hubiera sido "El puñales" y, claro, no mola tanto...

  • Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
    2019-01-13 07:07

    ohhh price drop to $0.99 at Amazon US! 11/3/13 :)

  • Leaundra
    2018-12-26 05:39

    I loved it! From the minute they met their chemistry was crazy. They were very hot and sweet together.! I loved them as a couple.

  • Smitten's Book Blog
    2019-01-06 02:44

    Well, that was an experience.3.5 starsThis is my first ever M/M read. I've read M/F/M books and I've read books with M/M scenes in, but never read a solely male on male book! To be honest, it's not even something I've really even considered a whole lot.I've read and reviewed for this author before and when she asked me to give this a go, having really enjoyed her previous works, I readily agreed.And I have to say, I quite enjoyed it. I didn't, like some people have said they did, forget that it wasn't M/F, and I don't think I felt quite the same as I do when a man falls for his woman... I was always very much aware that this book was about two men. But I did enjoy it."I am completely in love with him. Nothing else compares. He is my everything; there is no other way to say it."It was hot! There was a lot of sex in this book. A good, hefty dose of smut and one very sexy rockstar."All of this scares the shit out of me," Ryan said. "But the rush I get from you is like no other. I can't get enough and I can't walk away."In Fall For Me, we meet Ryan, a straight entertainment journalist. Or so he thinks. His meeting with rockstar, Dagger, doesn't go quite as he expects and as a result of the continued contact afterward, Ryan is left questioning his sexuality, for the first time in his life."If you spend too much time thinking about doing something, you won't ever have enough time to experience it - or feel it. And feeling is the best part of anything. That's how we know we're alive."To add to the complications, although Dagger has always been acutely aware of his sexuality, his life in the public eye won't allow him to live openly. Dagger and Ryan struggle with keeping their secret, whilst trying to build a new, delicate relationship."What kind of crazy things do you want?""To live in the open with you and not have to hide behind tinted windows or locked doors."I'll tell you what... for a guy who is unsure of whether he is gay or not, Ryan and Dagger sure are at it like rabbits for the majority of this book! Not that I'm complaining. There is a great build up of sexual tension whilst Ryan comes to terms with his feelings, but once he's decided how he feels, they're off! Lol!"Zero to a hundred," Ryan sighed."As in miles per hour?""Yeah, that's what it feels like whenever I'm with you."I definitely feel that I didn't invest as much in Ryan and Dagger's relationship as I might usually do with an M/F character relationship. For me, there is something about a big, strong man who will do absolutely anything to protect, love and provide for his girl. In this book, both men are strong alpha characters and I found that a little hard to get my head around. "I see we're in for a cock fight, to see which man tops. Is that it?"It wasn't that I couldn't believe it, I just felt that the fundamental, respective male/female roles within the story were missing. I can't explain it any better than that."I was desperate for you to fall for me," Dagger said, then looked away. "And, somewhere in the middle of that... obsession, I realized how deeply I had fallen for you."It certainly wouldn't put me off of reading an M/M book again. And I'm really glad I gave this a go. If you like M/M, or you fancy giving it a try, I'd recommend this.Fall For Me StatisticsSteam Rating (out of 5): ♥♥♥♥♥Ending: HEASeries: ✓ (The Rock God's series)Reading Order:Book #1 - Fall For MeOther books not released yet.Can this be read as a standalone? YesThemes:M/MRockstar romanceWarning. This book includes... Graphic sexual contentWriting: GoodUK AMAZON: AMAZON: This Review...?To read more reviews go to my Book Blog: me on Twitter: me on Pinterest:'Like' me on Facebook:

  • Trisha Harrington
    2018-12-31 05:39

    I'm not really sure what I should say about this. The idea was really good and one I thought I would love. Some parts worked well and others didn't. I'm giving this 3.5 but that isn't a very sure rating for me. I'm rounding it up and down in my head all the time.Things I liked.- The gay for you. It was believable, I guess.- The chemistry between the two MC's.- The fact it's part of a series, but I won't be continuing it Had it worked more, that would have had me very excited.- It has a HEA.Things I hated!Yes, hated- Dagger's hands spread over Ryan's chest, covering both his breasts.I don't think I need to say any more.- The break up. I felt it was something to add in order to make the book longer.It might seem strange that I only have two things on the second list. But they really bugged me. The break up maybe more so, but I think overall the book felt a bit like.... I don't know. Maybe this would have worked better as an m/f book? It certainly felt like that a couple of times. However, I did think the couple were good together during some of the rare scenes they weren't arguing or unsure. It was a bit difficult for me, I have to say, to see how things turned out. It goes from one issues. Ryan coming out. To the thing that lead to their break up.Overall, this wasn't exactly a bad book. Maybe it would work for others, but for me it just wasn't working as well as it could have.

  • Keri
    2019-01-10 06:44

    No matter what we live or what we think, sometimes it takes just one person to come into our lives to make us challenge we believe. This was a fabulous story about two men, Ryan and Dagger. Ryan thought he would be alone for the rest of his life and not quite understanding why. Ryan, an entertainment journalist, met Dagger, lead singer of Black Ice, and realized all that he thought was his life was not what it was. Ryan always over thinks everything and needs logic in his life. Dagger put his own demons and past in a locked heart that know one knows about until he met Ryan. The two men were drawn together for the persons they are inside, but of course their equal hotness just helps the dynamic. Dagger teaches Ryan to feel while Ryan teacher Dagger to forgive. The two men fall in love but are scared to say it, due to Ryan not ever having emotions toward a man and Dagger because of the locked heart. Will it ever be enough?

  • Katrina Passick Lumsden
    2019-01-18 02:52

    I had a feeling this was going to let me down. Probably because I never have much luck with rock star stories. I would have liked this a lot more had Ryan been a bit less of a ninny.Seriously, how long does one person need to freak out about being attracted to someone of the same sex? Get over it, dude, there are worse things. Seriously. You've got a hot, rich rock star panting after you and you're just as attracted to him, but you're freaking out because he's a guy? To make things worse, Ryan and Dagger both turned out to be kinda douchey. I mean, Ryan's whole backstory with his old friend? Dick move, bro. And Dagger's reaction to that story getting leaked? Completely out of left field. I suppose these two deserved each other.That ending...a little too melodramatic.

  • Ann Lister
    2019-01-15 08:46

    A great love story between two men unlikely to fall for each other. One is a famous rock star living his life in the closet. The other man is an entertainment reporter that has spent his entire adult life believing he is straight - until he meets the rock star, and he's forced to face who he really is; who he's always been.Fall For Me, is Book One in a new rock star romance series, The Rock Gods.

  • Kim Person
    2019-01-19 03:06

    The author provided me an ARC of Fall For Me in exchange for an honest review ~ I knew a little bit about the book from the synopsis, of course, and I knew it was M/M romance which is a genre I read and enjoy! What I didn't expect how quickly I would fall in love with both Ryan & Dagger I could've..Ryan Pierce is a journalist for a music magazine in LA. His assignment was to interview Dagger Drummond the sexy lead singer for Black Ice ~ a chart topping, award winning rock band! Dagger is a sexy, sensual, playboy that women absolutely would KILL to be with. Can you imagine...oh yes, nothing sexier than a man with a low slung guitar ~ What Ryan doesn't expect when he arrives at Dagger's tour bus is the scene that's presented before him. I know I would've been...but outside of that Dagger took one look at Ryan and felt a pull for him ~ a need for him ~ and Ryan well he took in EVERY and detail about Dagger and that just further made him think...him. He couldn't figure out why he was noticing thinks about Dagger that he never had paid attention to with another man before. Dagger's sexual preferences are not public knowledge and he doesn't trust easily and surely doesn't trust the media. Ryan well he bats for the other team and Dagger knows this ~ Ryan's last relationship with his ex-girlfriend and now best friend Beth had ended a couple years before after four years together ~ according to Beth something was missing and Ryan didn't have a clue what that was. Dagger strikes up a friendship with Ryan via late night phone calls and texting and throughout this I had one big fat...Ryan starts to question everything that he knew about himself and why he was attracted to Dagger. He tries to deny his feelings and the attraction and I just had to ....the heart knows what it wants! It was painful to watch Ryan struggle to come to terms with what was going on. It was also funny to watch Dagger drop little innuendos from time to time I just had to..but when that first ...happens ~ well that's all she wrote folks! Not literally! I loved watching the friendship develop while at the same time watching Dagger & Ryan falling for each other. The hot steamy scenes were exactly that and so tastefully written. I loved that Ryan felt it was "right" to be with Dagger! I also adored Beth who Ryan confides everything in ~ well except WHO this man is, and the advise she provides him. See NO one knows Dagger is gay ~ He is known for the number of groupies he has been with that's public knowledge ~ the men he's been with NO ONE knows cause he's afraid that it would ruin the image of the band. So Ryan & Dagger's relationship is a "secret". A perceived betrayal had heart breaking when it all went down. The "secrets" that Dagger revealed to Ryan ~ the aftermath well I was just killed me all because of a certain person who I wanted was a highly emotional time for both men. It was a part of the book where I just had to..A reconciliation had me was AMAZING! Dagger's emotionally damaged and to watch him come to terms with his past and forgive had me...Dagger had it so right when he said ~ "You have to try," Dagger said. "The only way this is going to work is if we communicate to each other."Boy truer words have never been spoken and maybe that's why their relationship was strong because they weren't "chicks" and they actually talked to one another! My favorite quote in the ENTIRE book is when the Author said:"discover what it truly means to love; love unconditionally, love without restrictions or labels ~ simply love."and that is exactly what Fall For Me is about. It's powerful love story about accepting who you are and finding what you've been missing In your life sometimes in the most unsuspecting of places.This emotional story is a journey of two beautiful, creative men finding the one thing they've always wanted and for one in the last place he thought!!!! Totally...Ann you ROCK! Fall For Me is 5++++ read for me. A love story that knows no bounds and has no labels. An emotional journey into lives of two beautiful creative men who find each other exactly when they were meant to do so!I highly recommend Fall For Me which is the first book in the Rock God series ~ a series that will feature some of the characters seen in Fall For Me ~ each of them emotionally damaged and each of them looking for LOVE~

  • T.M. Smith
    2018-12-23 06:47

    Ryan Pierce is a journalist for a popular music magazine in LA. He’s interviewed more rock stars than he can remember. Unbeknownst to him, his next interview is going to turn his world upside down and make him question who he is. Dagger Drummond is rock star gold. Everything about him oozes sex appeal, from his striking good looks to his air of confidence. The fact that he truly is a talented singer/songwriter is just a plus. Ryan gets a great interview from the meeting, but when he returns for something he left behind he learns a secret Dagger will do anything to keep that way.Dagger has kept the truth about his sexuality a secret for fear it would ruin his career. Ryan has lived his life as a straight man, never even considering he might be gay, until he meets Dagger. The attraction is evident from the start, but Ryan denies it to Dagger and even to himself for the longest time. The two form a unique bond of friendship based on late night phone calls, random texts, trust and mutual attraction. Dagger is a good boy though, and keeps his hands to himself until he’s sure Ryan is ready to reciprocate. A snake in the grass, a jackass that is jealous not only of their relationship, but of Ryan’s success as well threatens to tear this couple apart before they can even commit to each other.What a fantastic love story between the two most unlikely victims. Dagger has to work for Ryan’s affections and trust me they are well earned. This is not an add water equals love story, no, this was a slow ride to make it to the finish line. I’m not usually a fan of angst, but Lister made that aspect of the story work in her favor by turning it into an internal debate Ryan had with himself about who he was. And more importantly who he wanted to be. There was a role reversal along the way that threw me at first, as Ryan become the strength where as it was usually Dagger. But it played out beautifully. I enjoyed a fellow bloggers review of this book where she stated she is not usually a fan of M/M books, and even though she skipped the sex scenes in this book, she LOVED the love story. I think that’s the best description for this book. I don’t recommend skipping the sex scenes though, I read those twice actually. These two are just plain sexy as hell once they get going, and they don’t know when to stop. They love to kiss and oh my god Lister knows how to write those kisses, I was fanning myself before they ever even made it past that first kiss! I will recommend a tall glass of water, a fan and some Kleenex before you begin. Fans of sexy, passionate alpha male loves stories with a good dose of angst and some emotionally charged chapters will love this book.

  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    2019-01-02 00:45

    •••• reread review4.5 StarsSo, do you ever read a book and not particularly care for it, then go back and reread it and love it? Well, that's what happened here. Fall For Me was my first ever Ann Lister book and frankly, the first time around I didn't care for either of the main characters all that much. But after two years and countless books by this author, after rereading the story, I saw the characters in a new light. I always thought Dagger was far too pushy, and I'm not sure why because all I saw this time around was how patient he was with Ryan. How much he took his time with Ryan and let him have his space when he needed it. I interpreted Ryan as being terrified of commitment in the first read through, but not so much this time around. He just had to take the time to truly look inside himself and find the man that was always there. He needed to learn to accept himself and be comfortable in his own skin.Dagger and Ryan had amazing chemistry and I loved that the progression of their relationship, both emotionally and physically, moved at a natural and realistic pace. It wasn't rushed. The characters are well-developed and interesting. I loved getting a backstage pass to seeing a small pierce what life on the road for a rockstar is like. I really enjoyed rereading this story. Although the story is well-written, reading it compared to Ann's later books, I can see just how much she has grown as a writer. She has really honed her craft well and become an amazing author, definitely one of my favorites!! Very enjoyable and recommended!! *book purchased by the reviewer*••••••••Ryan interviews Dagger a rock star for the entertainment magazine he works for. He discovers something that could make his career, while destroying Daggers. He decides not to act in his discovery. Dagger and Ryan begin a friendship over the phone. Ryan is attracted to Dagger, but thinking himself straight, will he take a chance and act on these new feelings or run from them? This book was well written and flowed well, I just didn't feel a connection between the MC's, at least not Ryan. I wasn't sure if Ryan would ever commit to the relationship. Dagger for all his pushing during the book, backed off when he really should have pushed for the relationship to work. It wasn't a badly written book, it just wasn't for me. Ryan had me so frustrated it was hard to enjoy the book.

  • Tracy
    2019-01-09 03:45

    I have read many rock star romance books which I have enjoyed but I must admit it is not my favourite genre. I saw a review of this book on ggr and was intrigued as it said this book was a perfect read. I totally agree with that review. Yes one of the main characters is a rock star and the other a music journalist but that's such a small part of this story. This is about raw love from two intelligent guys that have to find the power and strength to deal with the past, the future as well as their own identities together. My emotions and feeling were extremely high while reading Fall For Me and I found I was constantly telling myself to slow down my reading speed as I just wanted to get to the end of the Book and hope for a happy ever after. This is the first book I have read by Anne Lister and I am about to download more of her books while I try and wait patiently for the next perfect read in this series!Highly recommended!!!

  • Marivett
    2019-01-20 01:08

    I finished this book yesterday and I can't stop thinking about it.... I absolutely loved it. We meet rocker Dagger and entertainment journalist Ryan... Dagger is a closeted rock star and Ryan goes to interview him. From that very first meeting you feel the sparks between the two.. Problem is Ryan is "straight". They immediately strike up a friendship and even though Dagger knows Ryan is straight he never misses an opportunity to flirt.. Here is when Ryan starts to doubt his sexuality because he can't stop thinking of Dagger.. When he finally accepts he has feeling for Dagger, the emotional journey begins.. I felt like I was on a rollercoaster, having the best ride of my life.. If you're into M/M books, this is one I highly recommend.. I would definitely reread this book again.... I can't wait for the next book in this series...

  • Valerie Degeorge
    2019-01-16 02:42

    Wow This book was such a beautiful love story about how a journalist who always thought he was straight meets up with a rock star who he interviewed he accidentally found rock star Dagger was GAYThis story takes you on an emotional roller coaster ride with Ryan trying to fight his feelings for Dagger This is definitely a five star plus read its a must read you will not be disappointed

  • ѦѺ™
    2019-01-07 00:40

    All love stories are tales of beginnings. When we talk about falling in love, we go to the beginning, to pinpoint the moment of freefall. - Meghan O'Rourkeafter Black Ice's sold out performance at the Staples Center, Ryan Pierce, entertainment journalist for Music Spin, heads backstage to a private trailer for an interview with the band's lead vocalist Dagger Drummond. before the night is over, not only does Ryan have a story to write but he also discovers a secret about Dagger that could shock the entertainment industry. moreover, little did Ryan know that this encounter would spin his world off its axis and change his life in ways he never Ann Lister's first novel in her Rock God series delves into the lives and loves of some of the players in the music business. it deals with those events in life that we usually mistake for random and insignificant but are not. it also talks about risks and choices, falling in and out of love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, healing and acceptance.this fast-paced, well-written novel drew me in from the first page to the last. the characters are well fleshed out that their personalities leap out of the book's pages particularly Ryan's tendency to over analyze things - something which i can relate to a lot. the dialogs are often emotional but without the histrionics. the intimate scenes are very sensual, passionate and detailed and some readers might feel uncomfortable reading them. i leave it to the reader then to skip those if s/he wishes to do so. however, i would like to point out the couple involved are in love and their love for each other makes everything different. i would consider their moments together, therefore, as highly erotic but definitely not pornographic.overall, this is a book that will make you involved and invested in its storyline and in its characters. although it might make you sad in a few places, it will leave you in the end with a good feeling that stays with you long after the last page has been turned. Disclosure of Material Connection: i received a copy for review. i did not receive any payment in exchange for this review nor was i obligated to write a positive one. all opinions expressed here are entirely my own and may not necessarily agree with those of the author, the book's publisher and publicist or the readers of this review. this disclosure is in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255, Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.

  • Maarja
    2018-12-24 08:58

    I did kind of enjoy reading this book, but there were several things that bothered me:First of all, the premise seems rather stupid - a rock star (Dagger) who's long known he's gay, but has to hide it, because it would destroy his career. This story seems to take place right now (there are smartphones present) - why would coming out as gay (or even bi, since he also has affairs with female groupies) damage a musician's career? This doesn't seem believable at all... Also, Dagger has lots of one-nighters with (male and female) fans - how could this have remained a secret for so long? It would make sense that at least one of them can't keep from leaking it to the media.Secondly (spoilerish, but nothing unexpected), (view spoiler)[when it does become public, there seem to be no repercussions except for some closer media attention - there's no talk of fans (or band members) turning away from the band - to the contrary, it's hinted that thanks to the attention, they'll likely be even more popular now. (hide spoiler)].And thirdly (this is a full-blown spoiler), (view spoiler)[after Dagger breaks up with Ryan, accusing him of leaking the story, and even violently attacks him, breaking one of his ribs, Ryan is sad and withdrawn, but not angry at Dagger for not trusting him? And it only takes one small public apology after months of silence, and Ryan's right back with Dagger without any bad feelings? And they don't even discuss what had happened?! I mean, I can understand there has to be a HEA to such a romance story, but I don't understand why there'd be such a made-up conflict as I mentioned at first, and then the real conflict would be downplayed like this. (hide spoiler)]Considering also that there were some spelling and grammar mistakes, and the style was a bit clumsy, I simply couldn't give this book more than 2 stars. Still, I guess it's a nice light (and hot ;)) read, if you can suspend your disbelief to simply enjoy the story.

  •  Rosebud
    2019-01-21 05:02

    I've been wanting to read one of this author's works for a while and so when the opportunity came about in a challenge I jumped at the chance to finally check out "Fall For Me"Overall I enjoyed the world building and storyline of this book that featured a rock god closet musician and a straight music industry reporter meeting up only to find there is a chemistry they can't deny. There was enough angst and conflict to make things interesting while the erotic scenes hat some heat that is toe curling good. Overall I think the author's future in the m/m genre is quite promising. My issues were that things started out a bit bumpy for me. Confusing alternating POV slants were distracting and left me scrambling to identify where things were going. My thought is that giving isolated POV glimpses of each character then switching to only one wasn't the best of decisions for this story. It wasn't until the focus stayed on one POV that I felt the emotionalism that pulled me in and I finally felt connected. The other issue I had was that I wanted a more of a manly slant(if that makes sense) in the overall story. The mindset of a superstar male who is still in the closet would have me think they would overcompensate in the machismo department while the straight male fighting against the draw of being attracted to another male also seemed to lack that spark of emotion I seemed to be missing. That was MY mindset which didn't jive with what I was reading nor convince me my thought was wrong.Overall. I liked the promising style of writing by this author. With a few tweeks and continued experience in the m/m genre I do feel I'll become a fan.

  • Silkeeeeee
    2019-01-20 07:59

    The first third of this book I thought, "This is just going to be another mediocre piece of fluff." after that, this got SO much better.  It was pretty spicy, lots of angst, and actually emotional in some spots.  It the first 1/3rd of the book had been a tad better written, it would have five stars from me. I am definitely going on to the 2nd book in this series even though I could do without the female involved.  I guess we can't have everything.   

  • Shannon
    2019-01-19 08:39

    I thought this was a pretty good book and definitely didn't read like it was 408 pages. Typical "in the closet" rock star trope with a ton of editing errors but still entertaining. Loved their sexy times but felt their final reunion was a little flat. I needed some groveling or something. Dagger got off way to easily. I would have probably even read the next one if it didn't have girly bits in it.

  • Jane (PS)
    2019-01-19 01:56

    2.5 starsThis was just seriously slow. No real momentum ever built up and I felt like I was watching paint dry. Even the climax and resolution, whilst faster, didn't satisfy me, nor answer all my questions.I have the next book so I will continue the series with the hope that the author's talent has developed.

  • Tina
    2018-12-25 07:00

    The famous rock star Dagger - he's living his life in the closet - and the reporter Ryan who has spent his entire life believing he is straight meet for an interview and fall in love.You're going to find everything in the book that makes it to a fun read. Hot sex, angst and emotions.I guess I will continue reading the series at some point. Thank you for a nice read, Ann. :)