#LoveIsLove As a child, I trusted no one. Then I found my best friends. They gave me a family and saved me from a life of abuse that still has me messed up. Then one of those best friends captured my heart. Lincoln, tough yet tender, a walking contradiction. He loves me too?flaws and all. He?s the most patient man on the earth and understands my PTSD. What he doesn?t understand #LoveIsLove As a child, I trusted no one. Then I found my best friends. They gave me a fa...

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Author:Anne Mercier
ISBN:Rockstar #9
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  • Darcy
    Jul 31, 2019
    There was a lot going on in this one and not just with Linc and Ethan, but since this book was mainly about their relationship we'll start there. I really liked that both of them were secure in their relationship that they were ok with going public and I loved that they didn't do an...
  • April Symes
    Jul 22, 2019
    Refrain by Anne Mercier is the M/M love story of Ethan andLinc. This book is in the timeline that Xander Part 1& 2 is in. Ethan is the bass player for Falling Down ; he is such a complex character- he's got this background that before this book, was a mystery but now the reader...
  • Michele
    Jul 23, 2019
    This is my second M/M book and my first had no sex in it. I didn?t know if Anne was going to stay true to herself and give us all the sexiness she usually has in her books. If she did was I going to be ready for that. Am a true believer to love whoever you want I don?t care but I?...
  • Amber
    Jul 22, 2019
    I love this series. Let me start by saying, I enjoyed this book. I love the Rockstar series, but this wasn?t my favorite installment. I know Anne couldn?t go into Ethan and Lincs history as much as she did with Tera and Xan, but I would?ve liked a few flashback memories from ...
  • ROMBookTalk
    Jul 21, 2019
    I received an ARC copy for my honest opinion. Refrain is the love story of Ethan and Linc, that?s been a long time coming. The timeline of the book coincides with Xander Part 1 and 2. I?m glad I read the series again. Ethan has been my favorite besides Kennedy, the quite ones a...
  • AudreymlHawkins
    Jul 23, 2019
    Speechless, absolutely speechless After finishing Refrain all I can say (or not say) is I was NOT expecting that ending! Kudos to you Anne for writing such an amazing story on such a hard topic and for portraying such a loving and supportive family!!!! Can?t wait to see what?s n...
  • Tianna
    Jul 21, 2019
    The Rockstar Series just became even more dynamic than any other has been before. Refrain is in the same timeline as A Very Xander Christmas 3 and Xander: part 2. We caught glimpses of Ethan and Linc, but now we get them full force. Ethan is the quiet one that always had a sense of ...
  • Anita
    Jul 21, 2019
    Get ready for an emotional rollercoaster I love this series so much. Refrain is full of the feels. It's more than an M/M book. That's just a little tiny smidgeon of this book. There is so many things going on. Loose ends are tied up and its heading more into the mafia side of the...
  • Amanda
    Jul 22, 2019
    I was lucky to the an ARC of this book. I absolutely fell in love with Ethan and Linc. Ethan?s story was a hard one to take in but the way Linc shows love and support gets you through. Anne did a wonderful job of tying everyone in in a way that does not confuse you nor does it take a...
  • Marnie
    Jul 22, 2019
    ?*?*? I love this Rockstar family ?*?*? How great it was to catch up with La Famiglia again! For them all, it is family first and family is everything. I have previously re-read every book in this series, but it has been a while, so the grey matter needed a little...
  • Mindee Dubrico
    Jul 22, 2019
    Oh my goodness.....I could not put this down! Love is love, and it is an amazingly well written example to prove it! Lincoln and Ethan's story is a love story of all love stories! It might not be your "normal" relationship, but then again, what is normal these days anyways? Their story...
  • Jeri L. Moseley
    Jul 22, 2019
    Whoa... I'm in shock. People who have followed this series from the beginning know that $hit can and does happen. The lives of our Rockstars have never been easy or without hardship but this book...The highs and lows were so powerful and the ending had me in tears. ANNE Mercier, I'm...
  • Nana Pickrell
    Jun 25, 2018
    I guess I will be skipping this one as well. I thought I would be able to get back to this series since I skipped Xander, but I don't do MM romance. Guess it's time to drop this author. ...
  • Debbie Turk
    Jul 22, 2019
    Emotive & Full Of Love But Also Brutal & Bruising!!????? What a story!? Ethan & Linc's love was stunningly beautiful.? it was full of all the feels you could ever want & their heat was scorching.??? This storyline ran alongside much of ...
  • Tosha
    Jul 21, 2019
    I?m still processing everything that happened in Refrain.... so Holy Moly! First off, this is a M/M Rockstar Romance. Yeah yeah yeah, we know some people don?t like that.... oh well! For the series, this book must be read to understand what?s going on, Refrain is a complex book, ...
  • Nina Traweek
    Aug 06, 2019
    I liked this book but I have my questions on some stuff and I am SURE that Anne Mercier will fill in all the answers because this book left you knowing something big is coming. Linc and Ethan are a perfect couple and a very supportive one too. The way that Linc handles Ethan's issues w...
  • Samantha Lawless
    Jul 22, 2019
    Love is love I have been hanging out for these two, and it didn't disappoint. I loved that the foundation of their terms so strong. The fact that nothing shakes that foundation is amazing, yes There is outside problems but it doesn't affect the love they share. Ethan working through...
  • Megan Lowe
    Jul 21, 2019
    This book is a little bit of a mess to be honest. I found the writing to be stilted, and despite it being part of a frankly too long series, I wanted and needed background in how Ethan and Linc got together. I wanted the butterflies stage, the newness, the exciting part of first being ...
  • Acai
    Jul 22, 2019
    Just when you think it can?t get any better or more shocking here comes Refrain. It was refreshing to catch up with our beloved Rockstars and so much is going on in their lives. Linc and Ethan... 5 alarm fire. This was a smoking hot read. That ending though. My mouth dropped open and...
  • Wendy Livingstone
    Jul 22, 2019
    This is the 16th book in this phenomenal series, and Ethan and Linc?s story. Linc is a tough MMA fighter and Ethan the rock star, but the love they have for each other is unique and genuine. These two have many obstacles to overcome along the way, as well as heartbreaking pasts and f...
  • Sophie Ruthven
    Jun 25, 2018
    Omg this book, there are no words. This book was a long time coming and has a lot of people judging/making assumptions before reading. Stop, just stop. Personally I'm a non M/M reader but having read every single book by this author, I knew she would give Ethan and Linc the justice ...
  • Laurel Nilsen
    Jul 24, 2019
    Refrain is book 9 in The Rockstar series. This book is about Ethan and Lincoln and a love so deep that they want to as they say ?come out of the closet ? it shows us still how some still can?t grasp same sex relationships and cause them heartache. This book also gives some answer...
  • Kim Richards
    Jul 25, 2019
    Absolutely Brilliant I was pulled into this story from the beginning and stayed there until I had finished every single word that had been written. All the time I had my mini movie playing in my head. There are surprises throughout the story, some are large and some are small, som...
  • Melissa Christine
    Jul 22, 2019
    I love this book as I love all the others in the Rockstar series. I?ve missed them. That being said, I felt like there was maybe too much character jumping. At this point there are a lot of characters to keep up with, and a lot of die hard readers of this series want more of all of t...
  • Stephanie Hutchison
    Jul 21, 2019
    I've been waiting (along with many others) for the latest entry to Anne Mercier's Rockstar lineup and let me just say.... I. Am. Not. Disappointed. This will contain no spoilers, but it's stated up front (and you can tell by the cover), that this is an M/M romance. It's not for everyon...
  • Alyssa Soliz
    Jul 22, 2019
    Y?all ?? ain?t ?? ready ?? for ?? this ?? Without question my favorite book in the series now. There?s so many layers to this and I feel like it?s really setting the tone for the way the other books are going to play out. We FINALLY get to see Lin...
  • Joanne Davies
    Jul 21, 2019
    So many emotions whilst reading this book. A book full of love and family. The subject of gay hate crimes, ridicules and child abuse approached and wrote about perfectly. Well done Anne Mercier #loveislove ...
  • Up All Night With Books
    Jul 29, 2019
    4 Stars Review by Lisa Late Night Reviewer Up All Night w/ Books Blog Holy smokes with this book everything! If you have been following the Rockstar series by Anne Mercier, then wait until you get your hands on this one. Refrain is book nine, but if you read all the little snip...
  • Marcellina T Reno
    Jul 22, 2019
    Ethan and Linc Omg!! This book was definitely worth the wait!! I couldn?t put it down. I love how we got to see the strong relationship between Ethan and Linc and the unconditional love they had for each other. I love how the finally got a chance to focus on their relationship an...
  • Louise
    Jul 22, 2019
    OMG! If you are a fan of Anne Mercier and have read Refrain then you know exactly what I am talking about. The 16th book in the series goes a little off typical because it is a M/M romance and it ends with a cliffhangar. Neither of these things take away from the awesomeness of this bo...