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Punk's not dead, but it's time to redefine life.
Devlin Waters thought he'd have music forever. But the tragic death of his best friend ended the 20-year run of his punk band, Negative Impression. Unable to process the loss, Devlin distances himself from everyone and everything that reminds him of the band. But 41 is too young to curl up and wait for the end. In a search for a second career, he finds himself at university with a bunch of kids young enough to be...his kids. His sexy archeology professor, however, makes Devlin think about life beyond his grief....
Dr. Jack Johnson does not appreciate Devlin's lack of respect, his inability to be serious, or his chronic lateness. Worse, he hates that he's attracted to a student. When he realizes Devlin is the rock star he crushed on in his youth, he drops his guard - against his better judgment.
Before they can move forward together, Jack must admit to Devlin that he's not only an admirer, but he also sings in a cover band. How will Devlin react to his ultimate fanboy when his own music has died?
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An enjoyable story
Devlin has lost his bandmate and best friend and is still mourning the loss. He has quit the band, and ignores his bandmates calls, refusing to see them. He wants nothing more to do with music and is looking for a new career by going back to school and studying archaeology. He finds his professor the most fun thing about the class and loves getting under his skin though he would like to get the man under the covers.
Jack is surprised annoyed but intrigued by the new older student until he catches a glimpse of skin and knows right away who the man is. Lead singer of Negative Impressions, one of his favorite bands.
Fight it as he may they become friends since Jack refuses to get involved with a student. Plus Jack has a couple of secrets.
Banded together is beautifully written story of two men both with regrets. There is some angst and sadness as Devlin mourns his loss. The story is interesting and the buildup between the men slow. Its a story of life, change as they mature, loss and love.
If you love professors, punk band singers, more mature men, a little May/December (Devlin is older than Jack) a slow build with a tiny twist you will like this.
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