The Neon Darkness Trilogy Book 4
In 1970, before deploying to Vietnam, quiet Conrad Burke meets freewheeling Travis Reid in a Detroit record store.
Their deep but complicated friendship spans the next three decades.
Through music . . .
Letters . . .
War . . .
Marriage . . .
(A unique prequel/sequel companion to The Neon Darkness Trilogy, Book 4)
- 1 To Be Read list
Publisher: Independently Published
Heat Level: 2
Romantic Content: 3
Ending: Click here to reveal
Character Identities: Bisexual, Gay
Protagonist 1 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 2 Age: 18-25
Protagonist 3 Age: 18-25
Tropes: Coming of Age, Criminals & Outlaws, Fated Mates / Soul Mates, Love Can Heal / Redemption, Unrequited Love
Setting: Michigan; 1970 through mid-2000's
Languages Available: English
Series Type: Continuous / Same Characters
on MM Bookworm Reviews:
My first thought after reading this book was omg, imma need some time to wrap my head around what I just read. Skot Harris is the King of dark, psychological thrillers!
This book is a companion to The Neon Darkness trilogy. I didn’t even know I had more questions after reading ‘Suddenly Alive’ but turns out that yeah, I did. Once again Skot Harris led me through a dark, deep story in such a way that I didn’t know where we were going until the very end. What a ride! Did I mention that this book was deep and dark? It was also sweet and beautiful and humorous.
I adore all the characters, even the ones who are monstrous. Sometimes on both the outside and the inside, sometimes not so much. Hopefully we won’t ever know people like this in real life so I enjoyed having a peek into the minds and thoughts of his psychotic boys. I was astounded by the rippling effect that the events in the story had.
As with the other reviews, I won’t go into a synopsis. I don’t want to ruin a minute of this book for you by giving spoilers. The writing is flawless, smooth and flowing. Very realistic. There were so many feels. I ugly cried more than once while reading.
10/10 Points of Gold (100% Recommended) – Compares to 5/5 Stars
5+ Stars WOW...What a story...
The start of the book begins in 1970 as Travis meets Conrad for the first time. So as soon I started reading in knew this would be an emotional heart-tugging book. I loved these guys and the included euphemisms used are great. The chemistry that Travis feels but he knows not to get attached but yah too late. Being in the 1970s the music and hippie power and drive-ins of the time is included.
OMG this has a huge twist and surprises installed. Conrad was missing in war in 1971 but I'm totally not telling want happens next... Damm Travis had loved Conrad before he'd left but never voiced it.
This is a FANTASTIC BOOK which spanned over decades. Told with Travis's POV and has everything the blurb mentions. Letters and ghosts come through Travis's store. This book is not a romance story although the feelings are there for Trav. Definitely a book that won't leave you in a hurry as Conrad’s service is partly told. This can be read as a standalone book.
I loved Ruthie in this with there deep friendship with Trav for a lifetime.
Travis worked at a record store for the past 3 yrs since he was 16. Now 19 and he was bisexual and didn’t hide it living with his best friend Ruthie.
Conrad has just been drafted and was due to depart in 2 months' time for training. He didn’t do friends or relationships. A story of his time only starts from here.