NEW RELEASE – REVIEW: Anthology- Axe to Grind- Road to Rocktoberfest 2023- Gabbi Grey

Anthology- Axe to Grind Book Cover Anthology- Axe to Grind
Road to Rocktoberfest 2023
Gabbi Grey
Anthology, Rockstar Romance, Rocktoberfest, BiSexual Romance
Oct 6, 2023


For ten challenging years, I’ve been the lead guitarist for the band I formed with my best friend Axel. Grindstone is on the verge of making it big. Which is why I’m livid when our manager brings in some snooping, scandal-chasing documentary producer to film our trip to Rocktoberfest. We’re about to hit the biggest stage of our career, and I’m worried this rich jerk, who has destroyed other celebrities, might uncover the secret I’ve kept hidden for years. I want to just ignore him, but as attraction sizzles, I start letting down my guard. Giving in to these urges might mean distracting him from his mission and getting him on my side. That’s the point. Right?


I want to bring Ed and Axel down for what they did to my sister. I’ve managed to insinuate myself into their inner circle as a documentarian, and I'm this close to pay dirt. Using seduction to uncover the last of Ed’s secrets might be tacky, but what red-blooded man would turn down what the bisexual rock god is offering? But as we find stolen moments to try to slake the need, I’m having second thoughts. If I don’t avenge the wrong done to my family, I won’t be able to live with myself. The promise of sex shouldn’t be enough to stop me. But as I sink deeper into a relationship with Ed, I must decide if my need for revenge is worth destroying any hope of a future together.

Axe to Grind is a book in the multi-author Road to Rocktoberfest 2023 series. Each book can be read as a standalone, but why not read them all and see who hits the stage next? Hot rock stars and the men who love them, what more could you ask for? Kick back, load up your Kindle, and enjoy the men of Rocktoberfest!

Reviewed by Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Guild Review Team

Ed Markham and Axel Townsend have been hard at work for ten years performing every gig they could find but their band Grindstone is on the verge of having all their work put them on top. Now with an invitation to Rocktoberfest things are finally where they hoped they would be. Performing before thousands of fans they have a chance for a record contract.

Their manager, Pauletta was the one who set them on the straight and narrow, got them off drugs and she was responsible for getting the band where it is now. Ed always acquiesced to Pauletta’s ideas, only her newest idea has him scratching his head and refusing. She wants Thorton Graves to do a documentary on the band, a rags to riches story she hopes will garner interest with fans and record labels. They will be followed before Rocktoberfest, during the concert and then a wrap up after.

Ed knew he couldn’t say no to her, but he worries about secrets that he and Axel have been living with for eight years.

Ed was right to be worried because Thornton’s purpose of the documentary is to take Axel and Ed down and exposing their responsibility for his sister Kyesha’s death. The only thing standing in Thorton’s way is his sudden attraction to Ed which has made him question if he is doing the right thing. His actions could affect his family and the rest of the band members. He is torn between caring for Ed and the rest of the band and his guilt over not doing right by his sister.

Thornton hopes that Ed and Axel will reveal information about his sister, but Ed and Axel are very careful, well Ed is and keeps Axel close for fear he will slip. Ed is convinced that Thornton has something up his sleeve, but he suffers the same problem Thornton faces, his feelings for a man he doesn’t trust and wants to be with. Rocktoberfest is a huge success and Thornton still hasn’t gotten the information he wants but he has a folder with everything that will bring Ed and Axel down and time is running out.

There is mention of Thornton’s sister, Ed and Axel are consumed by guilt over her death but never talk about it so the only question throughout the story is what the truth is, and I won’t reveal it. Ed is bisexual, Thornton is gay and neither of them has come out of the closet. Ed and Axel are two black boys who have had difficult childhoods, and the documentary would encourage other kids like them to reach for the stars.

Unfortunately, having information that could destroy a lot of people before getting the full story is sad, Thornton believes he knows everything, but he is wrong. Whether Thornton goes ahead with his plan putting his feelings for Ed and everyone that his plan would hurt is not something I will reveal but it is something that will be surprising and something you need to find out for yourself.

Secrets, lies, surprises, sex and rock and roll. I love this multi-author series, each book a standalone with amazing characters and all heading to the biggest music event of the year. I would not miss one book even though they can be read alone, and I didn’t neither should you.



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