Rock Fiction Coveting: Simple Man by Lydia Michaels

Posted: March 4, 2016 in Rock Fiction Coveting
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I’ve talked before about why there aren’t more secret babies in Rock Fiction. With all the sex that happens in Rock Fiction (and real life… or so the stories go), you’d expect rubbers to break, pills to be forgotten, people to tell lies. It’s just how the world works.

But nope. Not a lot of secret babies. Even this one is only a nephew. And it’s not such a secret.

Months after Shane Martin’s sister vanishes, life crashes down and he finds himself the guardian of a nephew he never knew existed. Blissfully ignorant, Shane trades in his musician status, full of late nights and fast women, for midnight feedings and lullabies. But when Kate McAlister, his prissy, stuck up caseworker, arrives unexpectedly, he realizes he could lose everything.

Kate isn’t impressed by Shane’s messy bachelor pad, rocker image, or sexy tattoos. As a matter of fact she finds it all very sophomoric. The sooner she’s off the case the better. Everything from his long hair to his sarcastic attitude threatens her professionalism. But when he lowers his guard and asks for help, she discovers a side to this tattooed musician she can’t resist. Behind this simple man is an unsung hero.

The question here, like it often is, comes down to whether or not this is truly Rock Fiction or if a man employed in any other job can stand in for our rocker of the moment. And that’s going to come down to the charisma of our hero, Shane. Because let’s face it: sports romance or Rock Fiction, our rockers need to have charisma. Period. That’s what sets them apart, what makes the difference between success and failure.

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