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Top Customer Reviews
In this books’ authentically raw vocabulary, having a “chick” pen the tome adds heart to what could be just another tale of sex and drugs and ripped off rock licks. There are unchecked egos, plagiarism allegations and too much money blown, much of it up nostrils. But these guys are getting on in years. Mike Mays does his best to stage a comeback tour, but he’s rode the highway harder than most and has a host of health problems to prove it. When he collapses on stage, he ends at the doorstep of an unlikely relative who is anything but happy to see him.
Has Mike finally reached the end of his road? No money, no guitar, no chick, not even a roof he can call his own. And his family wants him out of their home so bad they buy the guy a one-way ticket to a rocker retirement home in Italy. Here Mike meets many former rivals and a few old flames. He also begins to mend fences and conjurs a crazy idea to stage an all-star event to save the geezer villa from back taxes and bankruptcy.
Will Mike get the has-beens on board? Will they ever forgive him for all the selfish deeds he’s done? Will they live to see their big Hollywood Bowl come-back come true? Lots of questions and don’t think one of them will be answered the way you expect. This scribbling woman, rock wife and manager, knows her way around the w
There are two main story threads woven together to form Mike’s story. The first is reconnecting with his estranged daughter and forming a relationship with his grandson who prior to this didn’t even know Mike existed. The second is the story of “Groove House,” an Italian villa populated by other rock stars now past their prime. This second story line was entertaining, although I’ll admit to groaning when I realized it was probably heading toward the clichéd “let’s put on a show” resolution. The first story thread, however, redeemed the second, with its exploration of the consequence of decisions, the importance of family, and a reminder that things aren’t always as they seem.
**Originally written for "Books and Pals" book blog. May have received a free review copy. **