Down Beat

Down Beat

Some call him a rock god. Others a celebrity bad boy. Me? I call him the arrogant bastard who stole my concert venue. His apology? To take me and my violin on tour with the band. It?s an offer I can?t refuse, even if it does come with strings attached. Because Rey Thomas isn?t who he seems. Life isn?t pretty behind the deviant frontman?s facade. It?s raw, ugly, and at time Some call him a rock god. Others a celebrity bad boy. Me? I call him the arrogant...

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Title:Down Beat
Author:Max Henry
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Genres:Music
ISBN: Dark Tide #1
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  • Nance
    Jun 18, 2018
    A very powerful and thought-provoking book. Not subjects that I know much about - bipolar, depression and suicide. The things that these characters experience, both as a couple and the hero?s family and band members, are so heartbreaking and debilitating. This was one emotional rolle...
  • Katiria
    May 18, 2018
    *** I received this e-arc by the author through Give Me Promotion blog tour in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much to Give Me Promotion blog tour and Max Henry for the opportunity to read and review Down Beat. *** When I first heard that Max Henry has written a new seri...
  • Heather andrews
    May 09, 2018
    Rey holds no punches, ?eff, kitty.? I wrap a hand around the back of her head and pull her in for a better kiss, a more heated kiss. The kind that tells her I really like her too. ?You make me feel like a h**ny effing teenager all over again: awkward and a little bit insane.? T...
  • Nadia Debowska-Stephens (Obsessed by Books)
    May 13, 2018
    ?My moment where I realize that this fairy tale? This sweet love? It?s never been anything but an illusion, a show put on by one of the industry?s best performers. I merely had to stop believing to see it.? Distorted and twisted; like a reflection on the surface of still wat...
  • Kirsty Dallas
    May 21, 2018
    Max Freaking Henry, girl?just?no words?. JOKING! I?m an author, I?ve always got words. Firstly, I applaud any author brave enough to take a sensitive subject, like mental illness, and be real with it. That?s exactly what Max delivered with Down Beat. She didn?t shy awa...
  • Eden Summers
    May 12, 2018
    It's not often that I read the work of a friend. I'm a harsh critic, which can make for an uncomfortable situation. And Max is a friend. She's an awesomely close friend who I speak to daily. So yes, this review could be considered biased but I'm not writing it as a reader to anothe...
  • Britt Red Hatter Book Blog
    May 11, 2018
    I went into this after reading the blurb thinking ?ooooh, angsty brooding rockstar! GIMMIE? and I will say there is most definitely angsty brooding rockstar, but that just scratches the surfaces of what Down Beat truly is. Yes, you still get an epic romance. Yes, you still get stea...
  • MJ
    May 19, 2018
    My first from this author and overall this was a decent enough book. I liked the premise of an out of control upcoming rock star who needs someone in his life to be his stability when his thoughts of suicide and/or self-destruction become too great for him to handle. Rey finds his b...
  • Amy  Crull
    May 19, 2018
    It's not very often that I say this about a rock star book but this one just bored me. There was nothing that really stood out or drew me into this story, which was disappointing for me. I really wanted to like the story and I was impressed that a cellist could play with a rock band. T...
  • She's a Lip Biter
    May 19, 2018
    Multiple Reviews Belows 5Stars I really don't know where to begin with this review. I don't know how to express the feeling that it provoked and just how to put it all down on paper. But I need for people to realise what a fantastic thought-provoking book this is. Some say we all h...
  • Nina Levine
    May 13, 2018
    This book blew me away. I was drawn to this book because I love a good rocker with an attitude and went into it knowing the topic it covered. I did not expect the book I got. Down Beat is so much more than its genre or its topic. It's an exquisite journey through love and hate, ...
  • Julie
    May 11, 2018
    Rey is the singer of the successful rock band Dark Tide. His persona is the selfish, rude, bad boy ?rock god? that gets everything he wants, when he wants it. But when his management arrange his band to play in a surprise venue, after canceling the previous artists booking, Rey?s...
  • Michelle
    Jun 05, 2018
    Unpredictable and alot of blanks There were so many gaps in this story. I would've liked it to span more time before the professed love for one another. Tabby was strong and supportive of Rey during his time of need. I think the book did a great job portraying mental health and the ...
  • Patricia Rohrs (words we love by blog)
    May 12, 2018
    I love Max?s willingness to tackle topics in her books that most stay away from! She takes them head on and constructs the most beautiful, gut wrenching but truthful stories I have ever read! Tabitha and Rey! Two people who just opposites in many way but both love music! It?s t...
  • Reckless Readers
    May 19, 2018
    This is my first novel from this author and I can officially say I have a new favorite author!!! The music... Just wow, it's awe inspiring... The characters and the message that this storyline sends, sucks the reader in, so much so you are invested in their lives. 'Unaware of what...
  • Marnie
    May 18, 2018
    Can she save his dying heart? Well this book captured mine! How can I write a review that will even give justice to this story about Rey and Tabitha? Well, I know I?m not the only one to ask that! Max Henry has written a book that readers will be talking about for a long time -...
  • Natalie Miernicki
    May 19, 2018
    Who doesn't love a good rock star book! Well this is a great rock star book and then some!! I was so blown away with the content and how Max dealt with a delicate and taboo subject in such a respectful way... she went no holes bared and showed mental illness in all it's ugly glory! Thi...
  • Emma Causer
    May 18, 2018
    I'm never sure what to write in reviews, I would hate to accidentally add a spoiler. So where do I start? I've read rockersany times but never like this, Max took a well know genre and turned it on it's head! This book does contain mental health issues and if it could be a trigger t...
  • Lisa Hill
    May 16, 2018
    It's taken me a while to process this book and get my thoughts into some semblance of order. The first thing to say is that this book features mental health struggles as its main theme. There are warnings aplenty from the author at the start of the book, so if it's a trigger, then this...
  • Kathy Aronoff
    Jun 10, 2018
    Thought Provoking Most of us read Rock Star books for the escape or fantasy of the bigger than life profession, oh to be adored and have your words be immortalized. This book looks at the downside, the pressure to live up to the hype, the expectations to always be "ON", pair that wi...
  • Melanie
    May 23, 2018
    Just okay I wanted to love this, I really did. With the focus on mental health I thought this was a refreshing change from the usual sappy rock star romance but unfortunately I just couldn't connect with the characters and didn't feel the connection between Rey and Tabitha. With tha...
  • Donna Wright
    May 17, 2018
    I really don't know where to begin with this review. I don't know how to express the feeling that it provoked and just how to put it all down on paper. But I need for people to realise what a fantastic thought provoking book this is. Some say we all have our demons and we do but some o...
  • Crystal N
    May 24, 2018
    I loved it, I really did. This would be a perfect 5 for me if not for a couple of rather banal things. 1) This work is highly personal, you can tell, to great effect, but unfortunately our American characters don't sound all together American. They sound British, or Australian, or like...
  • Amanda
    May 15, 2018
    When a book is this intense, when it affects me as much as this one did, I usually like to take a few days before writing my review, so I can sort out my feelings and be objective about the book as a whole, and not just how it made me feel. That won?t work here. I am writing this...
  • Natalia
    Sep 08, 2018
    Rtc ...
  • Diary Of Book Fiend
    May 14, 2018
    Erase everything you have read when it comes to a Rockstar Romance, because Max Henry just changed the game, in the best of ways. With a dash of depth and a sprinkle of unique characters, and just a pinch of imperfectly perfect Lead Vocalist, whose name is Rey. Rey and Tabitha are t...
  • Chelsey
    May 17, 2018
    What an incredible journey this book took me on. I have never read anything quite like it!!!! Raw emotion at its finest. If you plan on reading this book, make sure you download the music playlist that comes with it, it?s a must and takes your whole reading experience to an entire n...
  • Qubra Modak
    May 10, 2018
    Never, have I ever had to take a few minutes to compose myself after a reading a book! I always get to a point in a book where I think ?finally, I relate to you?. Stranger for me on this one is, it?s not Tabitha. Rey! I saw so much of myself in Rey. Even the trigger warning was n...
  • Linda Lee
    Nov 03, 2018
    4 & a 1/2 stars This book is based upon mental illness and how it effects not only the sufferer but those who love them too! It?s very real and often treated as nothing or just as attention seeking, something made up. The tough topic of suicide is the main catalyst in this boo...
  •  Lynsey Goddard ❤ 2 Girls & Their Kindles ❤
    Sep 24, 2018
    A real roller-coaster of emotions, raw, edgy and honest, not your usual feel good romance, but a bitter sweet love story. "It's okay to say your not okay" ? A real roller-coaster of emotions, raw, edgy and honest, not your usual feel good romance, but a bitter sweet love story....