Counterpoint (Twisted Wishes #2) by Anna Zabo

Counterpoint (Twisted Wishes #2)

Twisted Wishes lead guitarist Dominic “Domino” Bradley is an animal onstage. But behind his tight leather pants and skull-crusher boots lies a different man entirely, one who needs his stage persona not only to perform, but to have the anonymity he craves. A self-imposed exile makes it impossible to get close to anyone outside the band, so he’s forced to get his sexual fix through a few hot nights with a stranger.When computer programmer Ad...


Details Counterpoint (Twisted Wishes #2)

TitleCounterpoint (Twisted Wishes #2)
Author
Release DateSep 24th, 2018
PublisherCarina Press
LanguageEnglish
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary, Erotica, Bdsm, Music
Rating

Reviews Counterpoint (Twisted Wishes #2)

  • Ky
    1970-01-01
    1.5 stars because I couldn't get in the plot and I never really warmed up to the characters. The first book was really good and it was great to see that couple again, the new couple though didn't measure up. Dom and Adrian had drama revolving around their relationship that I didn't understand. Dom went by three different names (Dom, Dominic, Domino) two of which represented different personas. He was famous and still no one recognized him if he d...
  • Alisa
    1970-01-01
    2.5 starsIt's time for me to admit that this author's Just Business was a one hit wonder for me. I've tried four other books, including this one, and they just aren't my jam. This is the second in this series but can be read as a standalone. I did not finished book one (which should have been a sign I guess) and I had no problems following the plot. The overall plot was fine but I just couldn't connect with either of the MC's. I disliked Adrian r...
  • ⚔ Silvia ⚓
    1970-01-01
    I was sent this book as an advanced copy for reviewing purposes, but all opinions are my own. After reading Syncopation I was really looking forward to reading more about Twisted Wishes and obviously about Dom and Mish (who I really hope will get her own book too!). This is Dom's book.Dominic (Dom) is the guitarist of the band that gives the name to the series, and best friend with the singer, Ray, who was one of the two MCs in book one. They wer...
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    Counterpoint, the sequel to Syncopation, continues the story of Twisted Wishes, a rock band, but this time the story follows the gay lead guitarist and bookish hipster, Dominic. I was super excited to read Dom’s story, because I loved him in Syncopation, and I was also intrigued by his secrecy and the persona of rock-star Domino that he rigidly kept hidden from the world.The second protagonist of Counterpoint is Adrian Doran, a thirty-six-year-...
  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    1970-01-01
    ‘Dominic was hiding. He was hiding both halves of himself from each other. Here was the heart of Dominic’s terror and fear, that if one was the truth, the other was a lie.’Counterpoint was our first book by Anna Zabo and book two in her Twisted Wishes series. Whilst we wish we’d read book one Syncopation first, we absolutely agree that Counterpoint can be read as a standalone. This story had everything; a rock star BDSM erotica with angst...
  • Amanda
    1970-01-01
    Syncopation was a solid 4 stars for me, but I feel that Dom and Adrian's story is underwhelming. First of all, they have the whole insta-lust going on since their first meeting. It remove some of anticipation to build up. Adrian is a nice IT guy with a kinky side and was enamoured with Dom, the guy with the button down and bowtie. Definitely not the rockstar. There are the over emphasis of Dom's dual life - Domino Grinder the rockstar/guitarist a...
  • Natasha
    1970-01-01
    Review on my blog • Twitter • Instagram Rep: gay main character with anxiety, pansexual main character, m/m romance  Content warnings: sexual content, BDSM, panic attacks I received an arc from the publisher via netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewCounterpoint is the sequel to Syncopation and I was really excited about its release. I was not even a little disappointed.Counterpoint follows the guitarist of a band called Twisted...
  • The_Book_Queen
    1970-01-01
    4 1/2 STARS! ✦ Quiet, tattooed nerd who is secretly a rockstar lead guitarist (anxiety rep)✦ Pansexual ginger-haired computer programmer✦ Kinky (D/s, bondage)✦ ADRIAN'S LIBRARY THO I WANTZ IT✦ A+ food porn. And sexy "let me feed this to you and tease you while I'm at it" scenesWhat more can I say: It's just so good? Some angst over the secret identity part but otherwise it's not really a super heavy read. Just sexy, kinky fun with books...
  • Barb ~rede-2-read~
    1970-01-01
    I honestly didn’t think it would be possible for a sequel to be better than the first story in this series, Syncopation, but I was wrong—very, very wrong. This book exceeded all my expectations and effortlessly moved to my top five of 2018.Adrian Doran heads out to dinner one night in his Brooklyn neighborhood and happens to be seated next to a stunning, nerdy looking guy who returns his casual perusal with one of his own. Adrian is a compute...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    1970-01-01
    In Counterpoint, we once again enter the world of the band Twisted Wishes, this time focusing on guitarist Domino Grinder. The world sees a tattooed bad-ass rock god on stage, but Dominic Bradley works hard to keep his real life and the persona of Domino separate. Painfully shy and reserved as Dominic, the only way he can cope with the fame and attention is to maintain two distinct lives. Romantic entanglements would jeopardize this and risk disc...
  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    1970-01-01
    ‘Dominic was hiding. He was hiding both halves of himself from each other. Here was the heart of Dominic’s terror and fear, that if one was the truth, the other was a lie.’Counterpoint was our first book by Anna Zabo and book two in her Twisted Wishes series. Whilst we wish we’d read book one Syncopation first, we absolutely agree that Counterpoint can be read as a standalone. This story had everything; a rock star BDSM erotica with angst...
  • Dísir
    1970-01-01
    I’ve always been intrigued by Dom Bradley, or at least, with the sexy but untouchable stage persona he assumes that has helped become a weapon against his shyness when performing. And it was more than an inkling that ‘Counterpoint’ would be a book that would tear apart these well-compartmentalised identities, considering meeting and hooking up with Adrian Doran is the catalyst that brings us to this point. But ‘Counterpoint’ starts with...
  • Natalie
    1970-01-01
    I enjoyed Dom and Adrian so much! From the very beginning, their meeting was so *heart eyes* I loved how much of a foodie they both are and yeah this book made me hungryyyyy. Anna does an excellent job building Dom and Adrian's relationship. We get to see as they're learning each other, the unfolding of their feelings. But I'm always happy when we also see their lives separate from each other. We can learn so much. And we did! I felt for Dom, wan...
  • Natalie
    1970-01-01
    Anna Zabo has done it yet again, writing a glorious, slightly kinky romance featuring a reluctant rock star and a toppy tech exec, making it a shoo-in for my favorites for the year list. Dom’s “split personality” was described in Syncopation; Domino Grinder is the bold and confident stage presence but his true self is Dominic, bow-tie wearing nerd and bibliophile. Dom believes if his secret is revealed, it will be the end of his career. Pan...
  • Lelyana's Reviews
    1970-01-01
    This is my first book in the series, and I assure you, this one can read as a stand alone, with a little spoiler from the previous book (if you don't mind spoilers that is).When you falling in lust with a nerdy guy but he's not really that nerdy guy you fall for, would you feel cheated on?That's what Adrian felt when he found out who Dom really is. It was interesting in the beginning, how Adrian approaching Dominic and all of a sudden, he didn't ...
  • Joyfully Jay
    1970-01-01
    A Joyfully Jay review. 3.5 starsCounterpoint follows Syncopation in the Twisted Wishes series. The first book focused on Ray and Zander and, while this book expects you to know their story when they appear on page, Adrian and Dominic’s story does stand alone.Dominic is kind of a mess. He created the persona of Domino so he could perform on stage. He loves the music and his band, but the stage fright he experiences is real and being Domino is hi...
  • Sarah
    1970-01-01
    I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads. I absolutely loved this story! Dominic and Adrian’s friendship is beautiful and the smoking hot sex scenes are fabulous. Dominic is a wonderful character. The world knows Domino, his fierce stage persona, while he saves Dominic, the quieter and more intellectual side of himself for his private life. I really enjoyed Dominic’s personal journey in this story. Computer programm...
  • m.a.
    1970-01-01
    When i started this book I was so anxious (not about the book but because of life) but like thirty pages in and it filled me with so many good vibes and excitement in a soft way that I managed to fall asleep! Yay for books that fix your mood.Representation on page: Dominic is gay while Adrian is pansexual.
  • Tolk
    1970-01-01
    Counterpoint was just as intense as the first Twisted Wishes book and I enjoyed it just as much. I was curious to hear Dominic's story and I can say, I was not disappointed. Though there were a few stylistic bumps in the road at the very beginning, the story soon swept me along. I love how full of feeling these books are. The anguish of having to figure out one's life - it's so real in this book.
  • Leah
    1970-01-01
    This book swept me off my feet from the very first page and kept me enthralled all the way through the end.Read the full review on my blog!
  • Laura
    1970-01-01
    This was absolutely one of my most anticipated reads of the year and I wanna thank Netgalley and Carina Press for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.I absolutely loved being back with Twisted Wishes and seeing Dom find his own happy ending. I do wish there had been more scenes with the band because I love their interactions and familial-like closeness. This book largely focused on Dom and Adrian, especially Dom figuring out how to balance hi...
  • Michaelene
    1970-01-01
    Can I just live in this world? Please??I can always count on Anna Zabo to deliver a romance that just hits me right in the feels. Counterpoint gives us commanding, cinnamon roll Adrian and the wicked sharp musical (and fashion) stylings of Dominic Bradley. I want to re-read this one asap.Dominic is chilling in his everyday persona, reading his erotic literature, when Adrian Doran sits down next to him. Dom likes the man something fierce, but Adri...
  • Cee Brown
    1970-01-01
    *✫) Worth the read. .•.•*)✯ .•*)✮ (.•✶ (.•`Countering with 4.5 star goodness "Domino Grinder had become an unapproachable force of nature. A sex god no one could touch. Rock star most of the time, but a twink in bed." I have always meant to read an Anna Zabo book, but the timing just wasn't right. Today, I ventured in and I am kicking myself because, ohmigawd, I just cannot get enough. This author can write. I actually FELT the ...
  • JenMcJ
    1970-01-01
    3.5 stars. I liked this one. It's hard to rate because I liked the chemistry and the kink and the friendship these two found together. I liked the supporting character, Jackson and I think Ray and Zav were used perfectly in this one to prop up the story and not overtake it but give the readers enough thirsty sips to keep us happily in touch with them throughout the book. I like the pace of the relationship, I liked the reasoning behind the angst ...
  • Ruthie Taylor
    1970-01-01
    ~~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads ~~4.5*This is the second book in the series, and I think it is far richer for having read book 1. You need to understand the trauma that the band members have already suffered, and the price that the madness of their previous manager has taken on all of them. Dominic was a nervous and shy person from the beginning and the fear of being found out as Domino the rock star has ...
  • Terri Jones
    1970-01-01
    I've had a soft spot for Dom since I read Syncopation, and so I may have squeaked when Counterpoint landed in my Kindle yesterday. I meant to read it more slowly.Yeah. Dom and Adrian are just too freakin' sweet. The complications are nearly all internal - the hardest to see, let alone solve. I loved what Adrian did, there at the end. The epilogue's a bit tame in comparison, but epilogues often are. If I were to define the core message, it would b...
  • Melissa
    1970-01-01
    The Netgalley gods smiled upon me and granted me access to Counterpoint - and just in time since I was tearing through the end of Syncopation. This is a fabulously well-crafted, kinky, queer romance about a guitar-playing rock god with a stage personality that has a very long shadow for his nerdy, twink self to hide in who meets a computer programmer in a Brooklyn restaurant and things get very sexy and sweet from there. (Also, the entertainment ...
  • Shirley
    1970-01-01
    I kinda sorta fell in love with Dom... <3 Readers met Dom in Syncopation, the first book in Anna Zabo’s Twisted Wishes series. Granted, we didn’t learn a lot about the quiet, private musician, but I got to know him well enough to know I liked him. He was a good friend and a talented musician, but I wasn’t surprised to learn that there was a lot more to “Domino” than just a way to protect his privacy.Adrian was totally infatuated with Do...