Face the Music (Replay #1) by K.M. Neuhold

Face the Music (Replay #1)

Lincoln I thought there was only one thing I needed to make me happy. I was so sure becoming a rock star would heal the dark corners inside me. But every time I walk onto the stage, with a roaring crowd screaming my name, all I can think about is the boy I left behind. All I want to do is rewind and make a different choice. Jace I thought I hated Lincoln when he ghosted me ten years ago and destroyed my heart. I thought I hated him when he wrote ...

Details Face the Music (Replay #1)

TitleFace the Music (Replay #1)
Release DateMay 20th, 2018
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Contemporary, Music, Musicians

Reviews Face the Music (Replay #1)

  • Cadiva
    Loved this book a lot. It deals with a difficult subject to get right - mental illness - but does so without over-playing it or under emphasising the seriousness.Lincoln and Jace were wonderful together in the flashbacks and it was easy to see why neither had been able to ever move on properly. I also loved the whole fated aspect which KM weaved into the narrative as it worked well for their relationship development ten years later The book doesn...
  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    4.5 starsThis is the first time I’ve read K.M. Neuhold and I was impressed by this author’s ability to tell a story and the way one of the character’s need for self harm was woven into the plot. This was not an easy romance, the two main characters had a history from childhood friends to teens with big plans together when their lives were changed dramatically by a seemingly selfless act that left them both spiraling and trying to forget one...
  • Tracy~Bayou Book Junkie
    4 StarsIf you’ve read my reviews in the past, you’ll know my favorite trope is definitely second chance romances and Face The Music was an enjoyable one. Lincoln abandoned Jace without even a goodbye ten years ago to pursue his dream of becoming a rockstar, and while he’s had tremendous success, he is miserable without the love of his life by his side. After a night of heavy drinking nearly kills him, he decides to get away and heads to a s...
  • Dani Hodge
    #Replay #FaceTheMusic #DownwardSpiral #LincandJace Another AMAZING book by Author K.M. Neuhold!! Emotional, and full of sensitive subjects; Face the Music may not be for all readers, but I found it to be an amazing start to what looks to be an amazing new series! Jace and Lincoln are such deep character; I couldn't help but root for their HEA! This was a book that had me flipping the pages well into the night! If you are a fan of K.M. Neuhold or ...
  • Qin
    A longish, rather boring nothingburger poorly dressed up as a second chance romance, only saved from the one star treatment by dint of its reasonably good literary values. For one thing, the embraced structure of the book, with each chapter alternating between shared memories of the two lads written from the POV of one of them and the similarly focussed rekindling of their relationship in the present time, does not achieve too well its task of pr...
  • Natosha Wilson
    Trigger Warnings: self harm, description of abuse, mental illness, attempted suicide.This was an incredible read. I was blown away by the characters in this book and the love that these two men undoubtedly have for one another and the length one man went through in order to make sure the other man did not give up his dream. Even if he broke both their hearts in the process.Lincoln is a famous rock star. He has all the fame he could have wanted as...
  • Jodi Ciorciari-marinich
    KM is giving us a new series about a band named Downward Spiral. The first story in the series is about Lincoln and Jace.It starts off as Lincoln in such emotional pain since he thought making it big would heal his heart. He figures out quickly that all the money won't make you whole. Lincoln spends his time dreaming of what could have been if he never left Jace behind but he thinks you can never go home again. Jace and Lincoln promised each othe...
  • Amanda at WickedGoodReads
    Lincoln and Jace….I can’t even begin to give this book the justice it deserves, but I will try.First and foremost, this is a story of young love. But, also love lost, and the second chance some of us are lucky enough to get.When Lincoln walked out on Jace….each of their worlds changed. Jace went on with this life, as did Lincoln. But the choice Lincoln made to leave was by far, the hardest he has ever made. And it crushed him. Sure, he’s ...
  • Lori
    I liked this book, but maybe not quite as much as Heathens Ink. I kind of felt like Linc's cutting could have been handled a little better. I don't know that much about it myself but I do know it's a serious issue. I'm not saying Mrs. Neuhold didn't treat it seriously; I am just not sure if someone would be doing as well as he was so shortly after Linc being diagnosed as Bipolar. There was a thread of sadness throughout the story that followed th...
  • Michael
    An excellent romance about second chances. I can't wait for the next book in the series. K.M. Neuhold is a new author to me and I will definitely be checking out more of her books.
  • Lucy
    ARC provided by the publisher through Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words in exchange for an impartial reviewTrigger warnings: Suicide attempt, self-harm. I have to start out by saying I’m probably in the minority about my rating on this one but I will explain why. Lincoln and Jace have been friends since they were kids, spending summers together at their family’s cabins by the lake. They were best friends who, at age 15, realized they could ...
  • Amy Dufera
    Wow! I can't explain how much I love this book. Face The Music is just a fantastic romance, and I am anxiously waiting for the next in this new Replay series by K.M. Neuhold!Lincoln grows up dreaming of becoming a rock star. And he works hard to achieve this dream. He just doesn't realize how much he will regret this choice. It never offers him the happiest he was hoping to find. Instead, he finds himself barely living and wishing that he wasn't....
  • Kathryn Manzella
    I love Lincoln and Jace! Lincoln and Jace were best friends since childhood, only seeing each other in summer at their families' vacation cabins by the lake. As children they were best friends and as the teenage years progressed they became boyfriend's and lovers, vowing to be together for ever. But when Lincoln's band Downward Spiral gets discovered, he disappears from Jace's life and breaks his heart. Ten years later, Lincoln and his band are a...
  • MJ's Book Blog and Reviews
    Review by: Jennifer(5 stars)For Lincoln, his dream of being a rock star coming true is a two sided coin. Sure his dream came true, but he had to sacrifice the love of his life in the process. The regret that Lincoln feels is killing him slowly, missing Jace is making him crazy. When its clear that he needs a break from everything, he decides to go back to the one place where he was happiest, the cabin in Wisconsin.When Jace gets the news that his...
  • Jenn
    4 – 4.5 StarsThis was not an easy read but it was a very good one, raw and emotional and one heck of a second chance story! I really enjoyed this book and am already looking forward to more of this series!Jace and Lincoln fell in love when they were teenagers, promised to be together forever but then Lincoln’s band signed a record deal and he was gone. He had his reasons back then but has lived everyday regretting that choice. Have had learne...
  • Christina Wade - BFD Book Blog
    2.5 Stars so rounding up to 3This book started out really strong – like 5 stars strong - and I was really excited because I’ve been on a bit of a bad book stretch. I was slow going with the reading, preparing for some major pain and heavy angst. I love second chance romances even if I’m not a huge fan of heavy angst and agony. The writing is really good at the beginning as well and I hated to put it down but I had to pace myself because the...
  • Ramona
    Lincoln is a member of Downward Spiral. Not just the bands name but what the whole band is doing. With a couple of failed suicide attempts, Lincoln winds up in the hospital after getting drunk and falling asleep in December on his balcony. Not dead this time either, he just wishes he was. The bands manager calls a break, fearing for the whole bands health. Link goes home to Wisconsin to the summer cabin where he fell in love. Back to the place wh...
  • Tina
    This is a wonderful book about second chances and best friends as lovers, all the while tastefully and realistically including the topic of mental illness. Lincoln left his best friend and love of his life Jace behind when he was in his late teens and being signed by a record label. 10 years later he is very successful, deeply troubled and full of regrets about the man he left behind, who is still the love of his life. Jace has tried to move on b...
  • Chris
    4 out of 5 starsDescription ~Lincoln I thought there was only one thing I needed to make me happy. I was so sure becoming a rock star would heal the dark corners inside me. But every time I walk onto the stage, with a roaring crowd screaming my name, all I can think about is the boy I left behind. All I want to do is rewind and make a different choice. Jace I thought I hated Lincoln when he ghosted me ten years ago and destroyed my heart. I thoug...
  • Beverly Southern Babes Book Blog
    What an amazing start to a new series!! Fair warning, you are going to need tissues for this one. Jace and Lincoln’s story has a powerful punch. An you’re going to love every minute. Sometimes second chances are the best possible chances. Linc.... this man just broke my heart from the start. All he wanted to do was live his dream. He had to make a choice and now it’s was the wrong one. Even before he made it, it broke his heart and soul to ...
  • Marie Brown (Marie's Tempting Reads)
    Marie's Tempting Reads ARC Review:Oh damn! This was a powerfully emotional read. One that deals with a VERY tough subject yet makes the story more precious and angsty and very compelling. This is the type of romance that will no doubt wrench at your heart and have you rooting for the characters and will play with your feelings in an up and down way that can make you swoon, cry, and smile. KM Neuhold set a new standard for touching, angsty, ultra ...
  • Julie
    Great second chance storyI love all of this author’s books, she has such. A way of telling her men’s story. In this book we get glimpses of Lincoln and Jace as they were growing up falling in love and experiencing all of their firsts together. The rest of the book we lear why Lincoln left Jace to pursue his life as a rock star leaving behind the done true love of his life. By chance they are reunited whilst trying to get a break from the role...
  • Jacy Braegan
    Face the Music Has Me CaptiveI was absolutely mesmerized! Face the Music stole my soul. K.M. Neuhold just reached inside me and stole it. Simply put, this was an absolutely amazing read. I did not want to put it down to sleep. What are we talking about? We are talking about an ending that gave me chills from the top of my head to my toes. That’s what we are talking about.(Note: Please read the trigger warning at the beginning of the book. It is...
  • Kathryn Dee
    Face The Music - K.M. Neuhold. I’ve been a fan of Kyleen’s work for a few years now and this book is a wonderful addition to her work.A sweet, yet emotion charged story of young love, torn apart for the price of chasing fame. The depths of emotion and the complexity of the characters just draws you in.To also have a second chance at love, makes this story even more readable and relatable. Lincoln and Jace are two beautifully tortured souls, e...
  • Angie
    Rock star second chance m/m romance3 starsI felt like the book was well written and thought out. I'm not a fan of darker themes...suicidal thoughts, cutting, mental illness. I feel like it's a personal preference and it just isn't my favorite. I'm also not a fan of second chance romances because I don't like that both parties suffer being apart for a crappy reason. All of these factors factored into my rating.The story follows rock star Linc who ...
  • Jessica
    This isn't my usual trope to read but I enjoyed the way it was handled in this book. What I really liked was the handling of mental illness and not shying away from how it can control a person. It gave insight and awareness that often gets exploited or avoided. So I appreciate that. Jace and Lincoln are a sweet but spicy combination that I wanted to see overcome and succeed so badly. There are a lot of great moments in this book to see their conn...
  • Shey Houston
    WOW, just......WOW!!This was not an easy read for me, it covered a lot of my own personal experiences. There are some hard subjects in this book but Ms. Neuhold did such a wonderful job writing them. Lincoln and Jace were so great together, even if it was a difficult journey for them. This book was raw, open and this band is so beautifully broken. I can't wait for the other's and their stories. I know that they all have a difficult road to go dow...
  • Annie E
    A second chance You know that you're going to be hit right in the feelings when you read one of Kyleens books and this is no exception. Jace and Lincolns shot of a second chance is a dance between the past and the present. We got to see the way they started, how they ended and when they finally meet again. There's plenty of steamy scenes but also a lot of feelings and I cried for both Jace and Lincoln, but especially Lincoln ( I suspected his pro...
  • Carolyn Elias
    Second chance but will Lincoln live long enough?I enjoyed the start of this new series. Lincoln was a talented teenager who got to fulfill his dream but left behind the heart of his dream. Years after leaving Jace, he is rich beyond anything he dreamed of but it’s like ashes in his mouth because he feels so empty. This is a story of love, hope and desperation resting on one man, Jace.
  • CrystalCat
    As always superb When your favorite author starts a new series, you wonder, am I going to like it? Is she going to change her writing style? I have to say, I love it and no, this is he same KM I know and love. You will thoroughly love Linc and Jace. This is a great start to a new series. Thank you, m’dear ❤. As always superb When your favorite author starts a new series, you wonder, am I going to like it? Is she going to change her writing ...