Review: Heavy Metal Heart by Nico Rosso

Rock Star. Front man. Demon. A descendant of satyrs and the lead singer in a band that feeds on the energy of its audience, Trevor Sand is growing weary of the constant need to perform. He needs the legend of the Muse—a woman destined to be a demon’s eternal companion and only source of sustenance—to be true.

Misty Grant has never been bold, but when Trevor singles her out among hundreds at a concert, she takes him up on his explicit offer. During an erotic night in his hotel room, she learns that his touch is as electric as his lyrics. But when Trevor’s demon is aroused, her desire turns to horror and she runs.

Knowing that he’ll die if he loses her, Trevor must find Misty before his enemies do. But even if he can save her, he knows that regaining the trust of his fated Muse will be his greatest challenge.

Trevor Sand is an elemental descended from satyrs. He and his friends who are in his rock bank live and breathe off of the energy that the audiences produce. They have lived for thousands of years and will continue to live as long as they can feed off this energy. Trevor and his band mates, Lee and Wolfgang, have heard of the legend of the Muse. None of them actually believe that one woman exists that can feed them for the rest of their lives – without the need for the audience. That is until Trevor meets Misty.

Misty is a huge fan of Trevor Sand and his band. She feels that the songs that Trevor sings have been written specifically for her and when she heads to a small venue that they’re playing she’s thrilled to see Trevor notice her. After the gig Misty seeks Trevor out and they head back to his hotel where sex abounds. Trevor is so excited to actually see and know that his Muse exists and that he’s found her that he shows Misty his true form. Being the smart girl she is she takes off but is soon attacked by Trevor’s enemies who wish them both dead. Trevor shows up and saves Misty and that begins a night of the two getting to know each other, Misty getting to know how she has been changed – both emotionally and physically – and many other run ins with the bad guys.

This was an interesting story. I liked the idea of the elementals and I understood from the story that he had come to be more…substantial from the music that he would play and that would feed him. I just wasn’t quite sure how the demon part of Trevor came into it. I might have missed that explanation but I’m not sure I did. If that could be explained further – maybe in future books – that would be great.

Trevor and Misty’s relationship was fast, like, really fast. The whole book takes place over the course of a night and you would think that it just wouldn’t work but Rosso really did a great job bringing the couple together and making it work within such a short time period.

I do have to say that almost all of the hotel scene, when Misty goes with Trevor after the show, had this kind of transcendent existential feel to it that I really wasn’t digging. I get that Trevor’s not human but the conversations between Misty and Trevor were just odd, imho. I couldn’t get into them and that really ruined the first sex scene for me as I wasn’t feeling the connection between the two characters.

Overall it was a good first story in the series. I’ll be reading further books and look forward to seeing what happens next.

Rating: 3 out of 5

Nico Rosso

1 comment:

Elf2060 said...

Sounds like an inventive story. Thanks for the review.