Dedicated (Rhythm of Love, #1) by Neve Wilder

Dedicated (Rhythm of Love, #1)

“Our greatest hit is a love song I wrote for my bandmate. And he has no idea.”Messy-haired, soulful-eyed, off-kilter lyricist Les Graves holds tight to the hedonist’s credo of consumption in every avenue of life. He has trouble staying still, trouble staying sober, trouble turning down a good time—but put a pen in his hand, and he’ll set a page on fire.Music was Evan Porter’s ticket out of the backwater mud puddle he was born in, the ...

Details Dedicated (Rhythm of Love, #1)

TitleDedicated (Rhythm of Love, #1)
Release DateDec 11th, 2018
PublisherWilder Press, LLC/ Neve Wilder
GenreRomance, M M Romance, Music, Musicians, Lgbt, Bisexual

Reviews Dedicated (Rhythm of Love, #1)

  • Elise ✘ a.k.a Ryder's Pet ✘
    ⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱*A Bust For Me*⋰⋱⋰⋱⋰⋱ This book could've been good. The problem for me, was the emotions. I felt nothing, except, perhaps, in the end. I felt no connection between the two bandmates Les Graves (26), the wild one and Evan ‘Ev’ Porter, the level-headed one. And especially not from Evan. So that took the 'fun' out of the book for me. I need a connection. Four years ago Porter & Graves released their first album, an...
  • Emily Seelye
    Things are a little awkward and tense between band mates Evan and Les after a threesome 6 months ago. They’re hoping time together writing the next album will help fix their friendship. Throw in a some less flattering news articles, a PR stunt that goes sideways, and exposed secrets. Will their partnership, let alone personal relationship, survive? This book had me hooked from the start. Les was a bit of a mess, he let the fame and $ get to his...
  • Erica Chilson
    I received a free copy to read and review for Wicked Reads 4 Angsty Stars. Neve Wilder is a new-to-me author, after reading Dedicated, I'm curious to read novels from the author's backlist, as well as future releases. Dedicated is a mix of celebrity, rockstar yumminess, mixed with the slow-burn of friends-to-lovers romance, all wrapped up in a double unrequited romance featuring a fake relationship that shows them how much they truly mean to one ...
  • JenMcJ
    This book was well written and edited but wow, did it feel overly long. I had a hard time with this romance because I never felt that Evan was really passionate about Les. It felt so much more partner/friend/brotherly and when the sex scenes started they just weren't convincing. Even the flashback to the threesome seemed more uncomfortable and reluctant than sexy and lust driven. The most convincing they got was when Evan absently played with Les...
  • Dawn Nicole Costiera
    A TOP PICK FOR 2018Absolute perfection!! Dedicated deserves way more the 5 stars. Neve Wilder's writing is stellar. So vivid and expressive I felt like I was living inside this book. Her attention to detail was impeccable. Dedicated was EVERYTHING!! Tons of heart stopping feels, torturous angst and magnetic chemistry. Sprinkle in some hilarious banter and humor, plus some panty melting heat and you have gold baby.Bandmates Les and Evan are two of...
  • Kirk
    It’s no secret that I love this author’s writing, from the Extracurricular Activities series to her first full length novel, Center of Gravity, I’ve been hooked. Neve Wilder just has a way of making you FEEL when reading a book; and at times not even blink! And this first book in the new Rhythm of Love series is definitely no exception. It’s angsty, gritty, funny and it just drew me in from the off.I particularly liked that it was set in ...
  • Misty M
    This one started off a little rough for me. I struggled with the back and forth time jumps, and the timeline felt a bit wonky to me. But then at some point, I'm not even sure when, I was so sucked in the book just flew. It was hot and so super angsty. Then there was a twist that I did not see coming, blew me away. I loved how the conflict wasn't just resolved immediately, they had to both fix their stuff to get to their HEA. Les and Evan both had...
  • Staci
    If you like angsty, hot rockers, this ones for you. I love the chemistry between Les and Evan. I’m not a huge fan of flipping between past and present but I still really enjoyed this one! Loved the ending! 4.5 stars
  • Rennie
    This was pretty good if not a bit long.
  • Tanya
    This book was amazing. When I finally was done work for the week, I refused to sleep until it was finished cause I wanted to know what was going to happen.It's hard to explain this book,,,,is it friends to lovers? yesis it complicated? HELL YESWhen careers, friendships, relationships and most importantly the music is at risk, taking the risk your heart wants can lead to fallout of those consequences to get there.I can't wait to see where Never ta...
  • Lily Velez
    I saw a Bookbub ad for this title, and the idea of one of the characters having written his greatest hit for his bandmate who he's secretly in love with immediately drew me in. It stuck with me for the next day or two until I remembered to download it through Kindle Unlimited. And once I dove in, I was completely hooked. It's been a while since I've been so addicted to a story that reading it is all I want to do to the point where I'm thinking ab...
  • Sarah Jones
    4.5* Dedicated is the first book in the Rhythm of Love series by Neve Wilder. This is the first book I’ve read by Wilder but won’t be the last, and I’m excited to see where the next book in the series takes us! This book focuses on front-man and lyricist, Les Graves, and guitar player and song-writer/composer, Evan Porter in their band Porter & Graves. The first part of the book skips between the past and the present from both of their poin...
  • Stephanie Carvalho
    Definately one of my favorite books of the year!At first I thought It was another gay guy/straight guy friendship that turns into a relashionship and how they “magically” fall in love and all that. But decided to try anyway and thank the gods for that... How I was wrong! In the best way imaginable!!!Les and Evan are bandmates trying to get back on tack after a a not so sucessfull third album on their carrers, combined with a not so good tour ...
  • Emma Burbidge
    This one is definitely a slow dance between the two band-mates and best friends, Evan and Les. After all, how do you go from being best friends to lovers when one is unashamedly pan-sexual and the other is supposedly straight, maybe bi? The two usually work so synergistically together on their music that when their third album seems to be less successful and the tour ends with a splat rather than a bang, the two try to get back in the groove.Howe...
  • K.R. Phoenix
    🌟🌟🌟🌟 4.5 stars 🔥🔥🔥🔥 Heat Level: 4, Oh My!Super hot rocker romance, with angst, wit, humour and soul! A great start to a new series!!So much angst and a lot of ‘will they or won’t they’ but its a hell of a ride!! I loved the premise of this book and Neve delivers! Bisexual Les is a rocker on the rock n roll high, or so you think. Les harbours a serious crush on his fellow bandmate and best friend, Evan. I could feel L...
  • Debby Kramer
    Oh My! ALL The Feels HereSometimes you just know when you read an author that you are going to automatically buy and read everything else she has ever written. This is how I feel about Neve. I loved her Center of Gravity and could not wait for more. I've been reading her small newsletter story about the two college guys. It's pretty steamy if you haven't already read it you need to subscribe and get to it. But let's talk about Dedicated...these t...
  • T
    Dedicated is a story of a duo of rockers at the end of their tether, both in their band and their relationship. Les is the writer and always seems to be on the edge and a bit out of control but he counts on Evan to catch him and pull him back. A previous album flopped so to try and focus on the next the pair seclude themselves in a cabin where things go from friendship to much more!This author's writing is so very good! Her flow of writing just p...
  • Amy Dufera
    Neve Wilder's Dedicated is one of those books I fall into immediately, enjoy every single second of, and wish would never end.This book has a feel that immediately drew me in, hook, line, and sinker. Of course, I was excited by the story, as it's two band mates, two great friends, who suddenly are broken by a disconnect, an inability to communicate, and extremely repressed feelings for each other.The best part of this book, however, is the execut...
  • Sarita Chapdelaine
    This is another amazing story by Neve Wilder and she is quickly becoming one of my favorite authors. I was fully engaged from the very first page and I could not put it down. Dedicated is beautifully written, emotional, hilarious, sweet, has smoking hot chemistry between the MC's, full of angst, has a few surprises, deals with some difficult issues and the characters are inspiring. This book made me feel like I was on a rollercoaster with dizzyin...
  • Annie Elm
    This book had me hooked form the first pages.The sexual tension between Les and Evan is evident and we get small glimpses of something that happened between a while ago.Les and Evan are band mates and friends and each others polar opposites. Les is the forward,  drinking, doing drug and sleeping with groupies kind of guy and Evan is private, level headed and doesn't sleep around. Despite their differences they are good together but the last mont...
  • DTM
    4.5 stars! I absolutely loved it and read it one sitting!! A seriously slow burn, friends to lovers romance between 2 seriously sexy musicians. Les and Evan’s journey is not an easy one. One night changed their lives and relationship significantly and from there, these boys undergo a lot of self discovery as they figure out their future as musicians and possibly lovers. Opposites in so many ways and both fighting their internal struggles with p...
  • Modwena
    Neve is a new author for me so I wasn't sure exactly what to expect from this book but I fell in love with Evan and Les pretty much straight away. The pair could not be more different, Evan is level headed and Les is living the wild rock and roll lifestyle. They have always been a great team, that is up until 6 months ago. Part of the early story is told in flashbacks where we get more insight into why things changed.When the pair are asked to fa...
  • R
    They make beautiful music together. Les is the words, mostly, Evan is the music, mostly. They share everything, good and bad (and with Les there’s a lot of bad). They share everything, except their feelings for each other. Their story plays out in the tabloids and in private. Both afraid to see that without the words and the music together they can’t be whole.I loved Les! He’s so sweet and clueless and damaged. I alternately wanted to hug t...
  • Abby Cee
    I liked Dedicated as much as Center of Gravity" if not more. Neve Wilder's beautiful prose captivated me, just as it did in Center of Gravity. Les and Evan, musicians who've been playing together for years, have hit a slump and are looking to recapture the magic of their early music. They succeed, but how they get there is quite the ride, one I read twice, back-to-back. (I received an ARC.) Note: there is one MF scene involving one of the MCs but...
  • Karen Lane
    4.75 StarsSexy gorgeous men✔Men who love men✔Band mates✔Hot scenes✔What more could you ask for you may wonder, let me say, nothing!Evan and Les were awesome. I loved Les, he was just a lost soul. So in love with Evan and unable to have his straight band mate. So what does he do? Yep! He plays up. Badly.The only reason this book didn’t get 5 stars (although very close) was 2 things, 1 was Evans reaction to what went down, I mean sure, be...
  • Terri
    This was a great book. Les and Evan had such an up and down relationship. Les hid his feelings for Evan behind snark, drugs, alcohol, and sex with just about anyone who showed an interest. Meanwhile, Evan just refused to recognize his own mixed up feelings for Les. I liked these guys a lot, and I wanted them to find a way to end up together, though it was clear to see that it wouldn't be an easy road. The supporting characters were interesting an...
  • Tiffaney
    Les and Evan are apart of a duo band Graves and Porter. The story begins with the two men in an awkward stage of both their friendship as well as their career. Their last album flopped and they both have unresolved feelings for each other. Les is the bi bad boy rocker of the band. He copes with his issues by sleeping around with any man or woman who crosses his path as well as drugs and alcohol. And Evan is the more responsible one of the two. Si...
  • Kendra T
    Les and Evan have been band mates and friends for years. After a night together with a woman, she decides to go public with details for them and throw them into a publicity nightmare. I love friends to lovers books, and the fake relationship aspect here was pretty cool. I liked that it was a bit different, because most books have the rocker MC's hide who they are rather than go public, so that was refreshing. A bit too angsty for my liking, but I...