A Matter of When Wealth Fame Gold record Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all including a control freak manager band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back and last but damn well

  • Title: A Matter of When
  • Author: Eden Winters
  • ISBN: 9781632161086
  • Page: 319
  • Format: ebook
  • Wealth Fame Gold record Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart Literally Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi fi white noise of LA feels like watching his wWealth Fame Gold record Hookers and Cocaine front man Henri Lafontaine has it all including a control freak manager, band members who smile as they sharpen blades for his back, and last but damn well not least, a fan out to steal his heart Literally Trying to write hit songs and plan a comeback in the midst of the hi fi white noise of LA feels like watching his world implode, until he s offered a month in the Colorado Rockies for vocal coaching.Sebastian Unger s rich, classically trained tenor inspires wicked thoughts More than a pretty choir boy, he cracks the whip without hesitation to drive tattooed bad boy Henri to give his all to his music Working, fighting, and finally establishing a fragile peace, they find inspiration and perhaps in each other But the clock is ticking Time will pull Henri back to the grit and gold of LA s mean streets and fame machine, while Sebastian must return to the opera circuit, where a mysterious man known as the patron holds far too much sway Only the trust they ve built on a handful of notes bridges their two worldsd shields them from malice.

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    About "Eden Winters"

    1. Eden Winters

      You will know Eden Winters by her distinctive white plumage and exuberant cry of Hey, y all in a Southern US drawl so thick it renders even the simplest of words unrecognizable Watch out, she hugs Driven by insatiable curiosity, she possibly holds the world s record for curriculum changes to the point that she s never quite earned a degree but is a force to be reckoned with at Trivial Pursuit.She s trudged down hallways with police detectives, learned to disarm knife wielding bad guys, and witnessed the correct way to blow doors off buildings Her e mail contains various snippets of forensic wisdom, such as What would a dead body left in a Mexican drug tunnel look like after six months In the process of her adventures she has written fourteen m m romance novels, has won several Rainbow Awards, was a Lambda Awards Finalist, and lives in terror of authorities showing up at her door to question her Internet searches.When not putting characters in dangerous situations she s a mild mannered business executive, mother, grandmother, vegetarian, and PFLAG activist Her natural habitats are airports, coffee shops, and on the backs of motorcycles.

    107 thoughts on “A Matter of When”

    1. This story is told from the POV of Henri (or Henry- his name before it was changed for promotion purposes). He's rock star who currently has a very good but not stellar career, a band more interested in partying than improving, a manager in it for the money, an alienated family, and a stalker. He's pulled back from his own worst sex-and-drugs indulgences, and is looking for something better. When he barely avoids disaster after being drugged in a drink, he faces the fact that he hates just about [...]


    2. A book that needs a soundtrack!I got a story *dabs eyes*, two MCs I couldn`t help falling in love with although Henri had to work on winning me over------>character growth, nice cast of secondary characters - especially Lucas and Tessa, undying love, not one but two villains (one for each man), suspense, a showdown, a HEA, and music, music, musicThe poodle on the cover is forgiven.;-)


    3. 2.5 ? maybe kinda sortaI think it would have worked better as a romance without the suspense / mystery side stories.


    4. A book that combined two of my biggest passions - a beautiful story and music. What's not to love? Especially if it's flavored with more of my heart's delights: - strong female AND male supporting characters- villains who appear scarily mundane on the outside,but are just as scarily evil on second look- a love story where love is NOT the magic wand that solves every problem- beautiful character growth not only for the main characters, but for some minor characters as well- chocolate (!)- and not [...]


    5. Some stories grab hold of you and don't let you go, even at the end. Some authors spin a story that captures your heart and drags it along on an emotional ride. For me Eden Winters does both time and time again.This story was everything I could hope for. Bad boy rocker Henri is so much more than what he portrays to the world. Vulnerable and with a dream to belong to someone and not feel so alone. He melted my heart pretty damn quickly.Sebastian (my favourite name) quietly snuck in to my heart an [...]


    6. Couldn't get into it. Very melodramatic with characters I couldn't connect with. Don't like the cover. Dreamspinner's cover art has declined in quality lately. Too much dodgy photoshopping.


    7. Note: This book was provided to me by the publisher through Hearts on Fire Reviewsin exchange for an impartial review. Henry LaFontaine has everything any rock star would want—fame, fortune, and a great band, well, it’s a great band by his manager’s standards, but Henry knows the truth about Hookers and Cocaine. They’re a bunch of back-stabbing, bad attitude punks. And Henry is doubly disgusted with his manager, Margo, who has him completely under her thumb and never takes his needs into [...]


    8. This was really good. Both Henri and Sebastian had their issues. We only get Henri's pov in here and only hear about Sebastian's issues and what he's going through when he's with Henri but I have to say I'm glad it was done that way. Henri had enough going on if we had gotten Sebastian's pov it probably would have been too heavy for me personally. I loved how Henri picked himself up and took charge of his own life. I loved all the changes he made. I was so excited to read about them. I'm also gl [...]


    9. “When it becomes more difficult to suffer than to changeyou will change.” ~ Robert AnthonyHenri is tired of faking it. He's sick to death of everyone telling him what to do. He quits the band; fires his manager, who is also his mother, and leaves, having no idea where he is going. Lucas, his new manager, encourages him to make a new start by working with a voice coach, Sebastian, and getting a quiet place to rest and write music. Skeptical, but desperate, Henri takes the offer which ends up [...]


    10. Rock and opera aren’t musical forms that obviously go together in anyone’s hands but Eden Winters. Henri and Sebastian have a lot of the same obstacles to overcome, in their own separate ways. Not only that, but Seb can teach Henri how to sustain a note longer than 3 seconds without passing out.This story is certainly a romance, but as important as the relationship is, so is the theme of independence. These two guys have to find their backbones and get out of abusive relationships, both prof [...]


    11. As I started reading this book, I found Henri very amusing. He's a very complex character, and I loved his determination to get control of his life again. But his private thoughts had me giggling constantly. I ached for him and his relationship with his family. I especially liked how believable his manager/mother's behavior is towards her own son, because money does that to people, it turns them into soulless monsters.There is no abuse in his past, which I appreciated greatly. Being a rock star [...]


    12. Really got involved in Henri's drama. I liked that once he felt he wrested control of his life back, he set about making changes and moving on.I didn't believe that m- manager for a minute. Surely nobody could be that cruel. And the cruelty doesn't end there. Even though our interaction with Charles is incredibly short, his controlling influence runs thoughout the story.Wish I could have glimpsed a little bit of Seb's thoughts. He remains elusive, right to the end. Most heartwarming and inspirin [...]


    13. 4,5 stars.Wonderful story, loved it. Give Tina some musicians and a hot love story, and she's a happy girl:) Highly recommended. :)


    14. REVIEWED FOR PRISM BOOK ALLIANCEThis book absolutely held me from the minute I started it the minute I finished. I fell head over heels in love with Henri and Sebastian and their quiet but passionate love affair.Henri Lafontaine is a rock star that has fame and fortune and not a lot else. His band manager is a god awful human being and as the story progressed and her real identity was found out I wanted to wring her neck! His band hates him although the feeling is mutual. His anxiety is off the [...]


    15. We begin with a man in despair. His life has spiraled out of control. He has no one he can trust, no one to turn to at moments of illness or joy. He has been betrayed by the very people who should be not only protecting him but loving him.Henri is a rock star with a band that has an awful name and band members who are not at all united or caring for each other. The manager's true identity is not a secret from anyone except the reader and when who she really is was revealed I was shocked and want [...]


    16. Gah, I fell in love with Eden after her GRL panel this year. I have to say this is my first Eden book but not my last. Everything felt so real, from the relationship to the drama and angst. I love Seb the most; his personality was so endearing. Henri, what can I say, my heart ached for him. The emotions came through crystal clear in this story. Well done and highly recommended.





    17. This book was wonderful. You have a rockstar who is crashing, an opera star with a secret, put them together in the middle of the Colorado Rockies and FIREWORKS!!! And the secondary characters . . . . OMG!!! I loved them!! Especially Henri's new eclectic band and Lucas. His momager though . . . Throw that bitch off the mountain! I just wish we had gotten to see Seb's POV because his story was definitely deep and needs to be told. This is another book that sat on my TBR forever and I am kicking m [...]


    18. Reviewer: BarbGenre: M/M Contemporary5 HeartsSee Review Here: Hearts On Fire ReviewsFacebook link: facebook/pages/HeartsReview:Henry LaFontaine has everything any rock star would want—fame, fortune, and a great band, well, it’s a great band by his manager’s standards, but Henry knows the truth about Hookers and Cocaine. They’re a bunch of back-stabbing, bad attitude punks. And Henry is doubly disgusted with his manager, Margo, who has him completely under her thumb and never takes his ne [...]


    19. Review can be read at It's About The BookI’m sure I’ll be in the minority in not loving this one. I think it had all the elements of a good book. Maybe too many elements and yet the pacing of the book seemed slow. Sadly I was intrigued by the secondary characters more than the MCs. The baddies were vile and OTT. There was verbal and physical abuse. Then of course Henry makes a miraculous comeback with a band of misfits who come together to make beautiful music while falling in love. Oh and h [...]


    20. 2.5This is a tricky book to rate, not to mention review.When I read, I think of how I'm going to rate a book. During the reading of this I considered a 2 star rating and a 4 star rating, and when I started rating this I went with a 3 star rating. But the more I think about it, it doesn't feel right. There's too much in this book that didn't speak to me.On one hand I liked it, I liked the idea of a rocker turning his life upside down and starting anew with an opera singer. I liked Henri's humor t [...]


    21. A Joyfully Jay review. 3.5 starsRock star, opera star, secluded mountain cabin. This should have been a great read. At first it’s not completely clear why Sebastian is offering to help Henri. Sebastian is being paid for his time, which is not made known up front, but why he agrees to having Henri move into his home is not clear. I could not really feel the connection between these guys. The vocal lessons start out sort of unstructured, which is counter to Sebastian’s very structured life. Hi [...]


    22. I really enjoy books by this author, they are always entertaining and keep me glued to the pages. While I really did like this book, the beginning was very slow going and I almost gave up a couple of times, but I'm so glad I didn't, it was great. I was instantly in love with Seb, his character was absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking, he was so strong willed and determined. Henri took me a little longer to like. Before he went to rehab and therapy I really didn't like him, but once he met Seb [...]



    23. After reading the blurb I thought this book has some BDSM in it. It does not which I could have figured out beforehand I guess. Unfortunately this coloured my opinion of this book and I find it a little bit boring. The stalker storyline is superfluous and adds nothing but cheap drama at the last minute to the book. Overall it is a nice book about personal growth. It is just not really sexy.





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