Code Blue by N R Walker
Series: Atrous #2
Release Date: February 24, 2022
Page Count: 442 pages
Steve Frost had dreams of wearing the national championship belt in mixed martial arts, maybe even going pro, but instead, finds himself working as a security guard for the rich and famous in LA.
Quickly earning a reputation for his blunt and precise people management skills, he lands a position on the security team for an up-and-coming boyband, Atrous. Years later, he’s head of security. He knows these boys, and with countless tours, flights, car trips, public events, concerts, he’s closer to one band member in particular.
Jeremy’s been a pillar for Atrous since day one, but even more so these last few months. Now the face of the band more than ever, he’s also got himself the attention of a delusional stalker-fan.
When the fame and stress become too much, when Jeremy’s health takes a hit, Steve becomes Jeremy’s lifeline. But as Jeremy knows already, and as Steve is about to learn, not even the brightest star can shine forever.
I loved Code Red so much and I thought it was a standalone, so Code Blue was such an unexpected surprise. This book was so beautiful and Jeremy and Steve totally stole my heart.
This book is entirely in Steve’s POV and it was fascinating to see the band from the security perspective. Steve has been in love with Jeremy for ages and oh the pining!
I love how it’s more focused on the effects of fame that are usually not shown, the stress and toll it takes on their health and how it’s not all parties and booze. The suspense and stalker plot worked well with the story and I really enjoyed it a lot.
Really loved how Maddox and Roscoe supported throughout and I’m so glad they are as amazing as ever. Highly recommend this duology to everyone! While it can be read as a standalone, I’d definitely suggest reading it in order. The ending was perfect and I really loved the songs at the end!!!
*ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest and unbiased review
N.R. Walker Bio
N.R. Walker is an Australian author, who loves her genre of gay romance. She loves writing and spends far too much time doing it, but wouldn’t have it any other way.
She is many things: a mother, a wife, a sister, a writer. She has pretty, pretty boys who live in her head, who don’t let her sleep at night unless she gives them life with words.
She likes it when they do dirty, dirty things… but likes it even more when they fall in love.
She used to think having people in her head talking to her was weird, until one day she happened across other writers who told her it was normal.
She’s been writing ever since…
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