#2, Winter's Wrath
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When Shiori Ayase comes across a casting call to dance on stage for Winter’s Wrath with a model she idolizes, she jumps on the chance. She needs this opportunity to break free from the control of her step-father, and she made her sister a promise on her deathbed. One that involves learning if the Trousseau brothers are the type of men that can be trusted. What better way to find out than by spending a few weeks with them on the road?
Brave Trousseau has to face the damage he’s done to the band in his efforts to push his younger brother away. But then his goddess, a young woman with a sharp wit and moves that drive him crazy, joins the band on tour to take over the sexy performance meant to entice the crowd, Brave ends up more than motivated to be on his best behavior.
Unfortunately, he’s not the only one enchanted with the girl. Malakai Noble, the band’s bassist, has always been a strong, steady presence at the core of Winter’s Wrath, but he’s now become Brave’s most bitter rival. How can Brave show he’s changed with Malakai's constant reminders of every mistake he’s made? With the band on the line, and Shiori stealing her way into his heart, maybe there’s only one way to prove he’s the better man. And that’s by letting her go.
Non-stop thrilling ride
Book two in the Winter’s Wrath series totally lives up to the quality of book one! We continue to follow the band through their ups and downs, adding a sweet new little wrinkle to the mix in Shiori. Will she be a glue to bring members of the band closer together, or a wedge to drive them apart?
Bianca weaves a story that keeps you on the edge of your seat from the first page to the last. As it was while reading Backlash (book one) and now Diminished, you feel like part of the band, watching it all happen. You can feel the thrill of standing on stage, Alder’s fear over the attack seven months previous, Brave’s desire to outrun his demons and be a better man, and Shiori’s desperate need to earn her place on stage, and a better life for her nephew.
All of the characters continue from Backlash into Diminished (well, all but the one doing 3-5 years in prison). While Diminished focuses primarily on three members of the ‘family’, the others provide the background in the fabric that make the whole picture.
You don’t have to like music or metal to get drawn into the story. It is all-encompassing and a universal story of love, forgiveness of self, and personal growth. Definitely going in my iPad’s “repeatable” folder to read again!
If you read the first Winter's Wrath book and fell in love with this band than get ready to fall even deeper in love with this one. The author has a way of making you fall in love with her characters as they are so well developed you come to believe they are real (I mean we all know they are right 😉)
Another wonderful read by this author
Diminished is the second book in the Winters Wrath series. I was hesitant to read due to my dislike of one of the lead characters, however I was completely enthralled and ended up loving this story. Brave is a multi layered guy who will leave you wanting more of him and his 2 loves in this book. Shiori, Malakai and Brave make a dynamic triad and the chemistry is off the charts... Ms. Sommerland has written a great story!!!