When Grant Hardy, Meltdown’s lead singer, falls off the stage in the middle of a concert while under the influence, his record label has no choice but to step in and take control. The solution is simple. Send Grant to rehab and avoid a public relations nightmare by covering it up as a bad case of the flu.
When the rehab facility’s recommendation for extended treatment starts to affect the label’s bottom line, they are forced to find an alternative solution – hire an in-house counselor for the duration of the tour.
There’s just one problem.
Grant Hardy isn’t an addict.
To say that I was curious when I read the blurb for this book would be a good description on how I felt. I was like yeah right he isn’t an addict let me see what this is all about. I want to say this, because this is something that I personally can’t stand or handle and have recently been accused of something that I not only didn’t do but wasn’t true so I think I felt more with this book than someone else would have. Also my uncle who passed away when I was younger was an addict and I have a friend now who is fighting an addiction that I am terrified he will lose, so while these types of books are not triggers for me they do make me upset but if done right I will always love the book. Fractured Beat was done not just right but very right!
So I wasn’t sure what to believe, if Grant was or was not the addict he denied he was or if he really was and was in denial. Remember that last sentence in the previous paragraph? I had to go into this with an open mind and no I am not going to deny or confirm if Grant is or is not an addict, you will have to read the book to find out but I will say this, please do like I did, don’t make an automatic assumption because you very well could be wrong. I loved how Mallory was with Grant, and the way that their relationship went from an unopened flower blossom to a beautifully fully opened flower, okay that even sounds cheesy to me but what I am saying is that it built slowly and once it was fully formed it was something that was worth the wait.
Fractured Beat is the first book in The Meltdown series and it is a great start to a new series, one that this book whore will gladly continue to read and recommend to you all to read.
“I absolutely loved this book. One of the best books I've read all year.” ~5 Star Review by Leigh Shen
“Having never read R.B. before I wasn't sure what I was in for and I am so glad I took a chance and read this book! It had a little bit of everything...steamy scenes, enough suspense to keep you guessing, characters that are well developed and you will fall in love with and, well, rock stars.” ~5 Star Amazon Review by Erin McFarland
“Wow! This was my first read by this author and I'm impressed! Fractured Beat had a unique story line that sucked me right in! I didn't want to put it down! I love any music/rock star book, but this one was about so much more than just that.” ~5 Star Review by Sammy’s Book Obsession
RB Hilliard lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband and two children. Her love of the written word led her to pursue a degree in English and later a career as an academic language therapist. In 2012 she took a break from teaching and began writing her first novel, His End Game. Hilliard has published five books in her MMG Series, as well as Utterly Forgettable, a romantic comedy and Fractured Beat, the first in her Meltdown Series.