Conquest is yet
another struggling band trying to make its mark and get a
record deal while they play any dive or hole in the wall in
Chicago that will hire them. What Conquest does have going
for itself is lead singer Jesse Alexander with the voice of
an edgy angel and a gorgeous body.
For years the
charts were dominated by gifted singer Evan Arden. Three
years ago he disappeared completely, leaving fans and the
record industry wondering where heíd gone and why.
Fate or lady
luck herself drops Evan in Chicago where his record label,
Phoenix and his manager Greg now reside. For Evan itís as
if lightning strikes the first time he sees and hears
Jesse. For Jesse itís unbelievable that the singer heís
idolized for years thinks his band has the talent to make it
happen. More importantly, Jesse is incredibly drawn to
Evan, man to man.
The world is
slowly changing, but Greg knows that Conquest will never
have a chance if people think that Jesse and Evan are more
than just friends. Evan has already been in the limelight,
however Jesse is an unknown who has always dreamed of having
the number one spot on the charts. Making the choice
between a dream coming true and finding your soul mate may
just tear Jesse apart.
romance and bittersweet journey unfolds into Conquest,
a story to savor, again and again. Conquest
is a contemporary tour de force emotional powerhouse tale.
An edgy plot with terrific characters in Jesse and Arden, as
well as great secondary characters who rise to the occasion
- in particular Jesseís brother Brandon. The overall plot
evolves beautifully, layer by layer wringing every emotion
possible from the characters. I realize that some wonít
read Conquest because of the M/M scenes and
yes, they are explicit, either smoking hot or lovingly
sensual. But itís the love story between Jesse and Arden
that makes Conquest so hauntingly poignant and
exciting to read. Conquest is storytelling at
itís finest. I wholeheartedly Joyfully Recommend