I understand why I have the nickname. Hey, what can I say? I like women. All women. It doesn’t matter what shape, size, or color. I’m even into sharing. I’ve done it all, seen it all, but I’m at an all-time low. Who wouldn’t be? My best friend is missing. My uncle’s an asshole. I don’t know who I am without The Nights. We are a band of brothers, soldiering through the world with our music. Only, our faithful leader is gone, and everyone else in the band is falling for the oldest trap: love. Love is a lie. It is painful. It is hurtful.
I need a break. I want to be alone. I’m not prepared to share the exclusive home on the Island. I’m not prepared for her. I don’t know who she is or why she’s here. She tells me to call her Ireland. I tell her my first name only. Originally, I don’t want to believe she doesn’t recognize me. Bass guitarist for The Nights, come on? After a while we both play the game. Secrets are another form of lies, aren’t they?
Our fantasy will crash to reality too soon. Secrets catch up to you. The truth has to be told. It confirms what I already know: love is a lie.
Truth of Tristan Lyons excerpt © L.B. Dunbar
“Hiding,” she replied.
In the development of this story, Tristan grew on me as a hurt boy that didn’t know how to love. He was orphaned and passed on to an uncle that didn’t really show love, only abuse. When shown just what hard upbringing he had, it opened up my mind to sort of like him.
As the story and characters developed, I fell in love with the story of Tristan and Ireland. They were destined to be together and as fate would have it, torn apart. The angst and love in this story tore me up in many ways and had tears in my eyes throughout the night. Yes, I read the entire book in one sitting, how could I not!!
This addition to the Legendary Rock Star Series answered many questions, but also left me with many more. I am eagerly awaiting the final installment to get them all answered and see just what happens in the end.
LB Dunbar is an amazing writer and has captured me from the first chapter of the very first book! I suggest starting there to understand exactly what is going on in Tristan’s book!
L.B. Dunbar loves to read to the point it might be classified as an addiction. The past few years especially she has relished the many fabulous YA authors, the new genre of New Adult, traditional romances, and historical romances. A romantic at heart, she’s been accused of having an overactive imagination, as if that was a bad thing. Author of the Sensations Collection, Sound Advice, Taste Test, Fragrance Free, Touch Screen, and Sight Words, she is also author of the Legendary Rock Star series, beginning with The Legend of Arturo King. She grew up in Michigan, but has lived in Chicago for longer, calling it home with her husband and four children.