Friday, August 16, 2013

Home Sweet Home by Scarlett Metal

**For readers 18+. Contains sexual situations and adult topics**

Things for Lance and Samantha have been picture perfect since they reunited four years ago. They are happily married with a little girl and another baby on the way. Lance's career with the Forbidden Gods is stronger than ever. Samantha has some best selling books to her name and her writing career is taking off.
In just a few short months, that perfect world starts to shatter. Lance has to go on tour without Sam. He has creative differences with management over the band's latest album that have left him frustrated. He suffers loss after loss, not knowing if he can take much more. He turns to alcohol to numb the pain just like he did all those years ago when Sam left him.
Sam tries to be strong for her family when tragedy threatens to pull them apart but when Lance isn't there for her when she needs him the most, she questions everything she ever believed about them and their love.
Lance is lost and hanging by a thread. Can Sam save him? Or is it too late? Will Lance be able to find his way back home?


Reading has always been a passion of mine, but music has also played a significant role in my life. I have been to so many concerts that I don't think I could count them all!  The members of the band were just musicians to me.  I never viewed them as boyfriends, husbands, or even fathers who must leave their families at home for such a prolonged period of time. I never imagined what sacrifices they made for their careers.

Scarlett Metal really made me realize what musicians sacrifice up in their personal life to find professional success in 'Home Sweet Home'. Lance is a member of a rock band that is leaving to go on tour.  He is leaving behind a 2 year old daughter as well as his wife Emma who is expecting their second child. Time away from home proves to be bittersweet for Lance. He enjoys the band's success, but he has to give up a lot of his personal life to achieve his professional success. Devastating news comes from home and Lance turns to old vices to help deal with the stress.

'Home Sweet Home' is a very touching story. I found it to be an easy read, although a bit anti-climactic. I am all for a happy ending, and Scarlett Metal definitely delivers! - Kelly

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