Code Red by N R Walker
Release Date: June 24, 2021
Word Count: 102K
Maddox Kershaw is the main vocalist of the world’s biggest boy band. He’s at the top of every music chart, every award show, every social media platform, and every sexiest-man-alive list. He’s the bad boy, the enigma, the man everyone on the planet wants a piece of.
He’s also burned out and exhausted, isolated and lonely. Not in a good headspace at the start of a tour.
Roscoe Hall is Maddox’s personal manager. His job is high-flying, high-demand, high-profile, and he loves it. Maddox has consumed his entire life for the past four years. Roscoe knows him. He sees the real Maddox no one else gets to see.
He’s also in love with him.
When the tour and stress become too much, when the world begins to close in, Roscoe becomes Maddox’s lifeline. But as Maddox knows already, and as Roscoe is about to learn, the brighter the spotlight, the darker the shadow.
My new favourite N R Walker book! Code Red was absolute perfection with a mix of sweet and sexy intense romance.
I love the pacing and the development of the deep bond to something more. It has
✔Friends to lovers
✔Us against the world
✔Age gap (7)
Ahh the years of pining!!! Gold! Maddox and Roscoe stole my heart from the start and I just loved them more and more each chapter. Their romance is lovely and heartwarming.
It also felt very real, the pressure of being famous and accessible to the public 24/7, the loneliness and anxiety that comes with fame were all shown very well.
I flew through this book in one sitting and it was an intense ride. I love the band, the friendship between the five of them is amazing. Jeremy especially! I loved the side characters and interestingly there’s not a single character that I dislike. I’m not sure if this is a standalone but I’d definitely love more books in this world!
The epilogue gave me all the warm fuzzy feelings and I loved the glimpse of Maddox’s notebook. Definitely recommended!
PS: the author is an ARMY and the book has Jungkook inspiration, so yeah I stan lol💜
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review