You might think you know Brad’s story, but think again. There’s so much more to his story than what Valerie knew. See Brad before Valerie came into his life and, when he was playing back burner to Ethan, see what Brad was up to when no one else in the band was looking.
Valerie might have thought she and Brad were inevitable and maybe, in the back of his mind, Brad might have felt that way too, but he didn’t just sit around waiting for her. See the secret side of Brad that you had no idea existed. What kept the driving force behind Fully Automatic focused even while his heart was breaking?
Brad Payne is determined to make it in rock and roll. It’s all that he has ever wanted – that and Valerie Quinn. From the moment that he first met her, he has been hers, body and soul. But Val doesn’t seem to feel the same. Sometimes he sure that she knows he would do anything for her and then other times she crushes his heart when she walks away with someone else.
“In theory, Brad was making peace with the Val-Ethan thing. But the next time he heard her having another orgasm, he couldn’t take it anymore. When he slept in the living room, he’d taken to playing movies on the computer until he fell asleep; it also helped drown out any potential noise. In the bedroom, though, it was a crapshoot. He’d been able to sleep the following night he slept in there, but his next night after that, Ethan was giving it to her good, and he just couldn’t lie there and listen to their lovemaking. Val should have been his girl. He shouldn’t have waited, shouldn’t have been patient. From the second he’d seen her, he should have acknowledged whatever it was between them and acted on it. He should have made it his mission to wipe Ethan out of her mind. Part of him knew it wouldn’t have worked, but he still couldn’t stop kicking himself for not having tried.”
This was a difficult book for me to read. I have been in love with Brad from the very beginning and watching as Valerie broke his heart time and time again was excruciating! Brad was always a good guy – honest, hard working, talented, gorgeous and sweet beyond words. How Val didn’t fall hard for him right from the start was such a mystery to me. I could almost understand her infatuation with Jet (because let’s face it, he was almost as swoony as Brad!) but her devotion to Ethan escaped me.
But Jade finally let Brad have his happily ever after and it was everything that I could have wanted for him. After all, the world could use a few more sweet rock and roll Gods like Brad…