Jinx and Toombs from the Hard Rock Harlots series spend their first Christmas together in the Great Smoky Mountains and exchange gifts that will alter the course of their relationship.
* This 14,000-word short story is best read after Kendall Grey’s STRINGS, BEATS, and NOCTURNES. “Love Notes” contains graphic language and sexual content. Not suitable for readers under the age of 18.
After reading STRINGS shortly after it was released, I instantly became a Kendall Grey fan. Although this series contains very vulgar subject matter, she delivers in a way that makes sense considering the nature of the characters and their lifestyle. Killer Buzz Float is a hard rocking, hard sexing band that takes fornication to a new level.
Jinx (Gianna) has been my favorite character in the series and for good reason. She is the least self assured person in the group and it took a lot for her to come out of her shell. When she and Toombs (Jeff) came together BEATS, after a literal tug of war with Rax, she became an unlikely hero. Fast forward to Love Notes. Jinx and Toombs are struggling in their relationship.
With the demands of the band and touring schedule on hiatus, they finally have a chance to get away as a couple during the holidays. This novella explores their interpersonal relationship and how two people who truly love each other are not completely capable of filling each others needs, no matter how badly they want to.
The scene where Gianna and Jeff exchange gifts was extremely touching. They reached deep within themselves to try and provide something extremely meaningful and it showed the profundity of their love. It reminded me of an old story involving a watch chain and hair comb.
Kendall Grey keeps things very tender between Jinx and Toombs as their love is very fragile. The realization they come to at the end of the story will surely set up her next book to be both complex and explosive.
Kendall Grey is the self-appointed past, present, and future president of the Authors Behaving Badly Club. A whale warrior and indie freedom fighter, she spends summers in the corner (usually with a dunce cap on her head) and winters hunched at the peak of Mt. Trouble, fiery pens of fury (complete with invisible ink) flying across the pages. She has a big set of cajones, and she’s not afraid to use them. In her spare time, Kendall speaks your mind so you don’t have to.
Kendall lives off a dirt road near Atlanta, Georgia, but don’t hold that against her.
Experience her questionable antics at kendallgrey.com.
P.S. <—— Kendall is on the left. Lisa is on the right. ——->