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“You want to fake date me?”

Music is my life, my band is my heart and soul, and it’s all falling apart before my eyes. 

A plan hatched from desperation as we both watch our careers burn down around us. Dating my best friend’s twin brother, Paris, who just so happens to be a gay icon at the moment seems like the perfect plan. And if we have a little fun along the way, where’s the harm in that? The band is spiraling, his football career is going up in flames, and the more the world falls down around us, the easier it is to get lost in each other. 

But are stolen moments during our own busy schedules and hurried kisses hidden behind social media posts the basis for a real relationship, or is this just another thing that’s going to turn to dust in our hands?

Strike a Chord is the fourth and final book in the Replay series. This series can be listened to in any order.

©2019 Kyleen M Neuhold (P)2019 Kyleen M Neuhold

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  • Annika
  • 09-01-2020

Beautiful ending

Strike a Chord marks the end of the Replay series. And for the past four books we’ve followed each member of Downward Spiral. We’ve watched (some of) them crash and fall, seen them turn it all around again, finding the lost pieces of themselves – but also the special someone’s that completed them. This time it’s Benji’s turn.

Compared to the rest of the band, his story is way less angsty and he has things under control. For the most part, Benji is worn down to the bone and needs the break that was offered. A break he chooses to spend in his hometown catching up with his best friend London – and his twin brother Paris. The twin brother he’d had a crush on since they were teenagers.

Both Paris and Benji are at a crossroads with their careers, Benji is not hopeful the band can recover and is thinking of other ways to have a career in music. A shoulder injury is keeping Paris from his football career and if it doesn’t heal right it might just put a stop to his playing altogether. Add in a cheating (ex)boyfriend and it all adds up to a mess he rather not think of. To help them both with the public’s opinion they device a fake relationship. A relationship that doesn’t feel fake to either of them – considering they’ve both had a crush on each other for years.

Benji and Paris were refreshing in a way. There was not much angst, sure there were issues but not in the addict/self-harm or trauma kind of way we’ve had in the previous books. It was warm and sweet filled with tension and longing and hoping for something more. These two made sense, they were right for each other. It was never a question if they’d end up together, only when and how they’d get there.

I’m a Kenneth Obi convert. I absolutely loved his narration – or rather performance of this book. I lived in this story while listening and the rest of the world just didn’t exist. I love how he had different voices for all the characters, it made it easy to always know the narrator or speaker and keep track of what was going on in any given moment.

Obi also added much feeling to his performance and made you feel what Benji and Paris did. Especially the longing they had for each other, present day and as teens. Especially from Paris’ side, thinking that Benji and his brother London were a couple and in love. Obi made you feel his pain watching the two of them, wishing it was him instead. Which I also have to give huge credit to Neuhold for. This set up has all the markings for becoming a melodramatic and angst love-triangle with anger and jealousy and resentment. But that never happened here, she never went down that road and I for one will be forever grateful for it.

Strike a Chord was the final instalment in this particular series. However, going by the doors that opened in the end of the book, I wouldn’t be surprised if Neuhold decides to go down the spin-off road. Time will tell.

A copy of this book was generously provided by the author in exchange for an honest review for Love Bytes.

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  • amber
  • 22-02-2021

I loved this series!

This is a definite relisten to series I loved this book and #2 the most of the 4 definitely give them a try

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  • L.D.
  • 13-02-2021

Music Notes and Footballs

Strike a Chord is the fourth and final book in the Replay series. This series is best read in order, but this book could be read as standalone.

Benji, out of all the Downward Spiral members, is the most stable. He’s living his dream and enjoying every moment - the only thing that’s stopping him from fully relishing everything is the trouble and issues all his other bandmembers are dealing with. However, as much as Benji has been enjoying his rock star life, it turns out he’s been missing having love in his life. When he and Paris reconnect and start a pseudo fake relationship, Benji finds happiness and love that fills that hole he didn’t even know he had. This was a fun book that had a lot of romance and steamy moments between two high school friends. I also really enjoyed the Heathens Ink cameo that happened. That was fun and great to see some of my favorite characters hanging out with some new favorite characters.

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  • Rachel Harper
  • 06-02-2020

What a great finish!

I absolutely love this series! The conclusion to this series is just amazing and brings it all together.
Kenneth Obi does an AMAZING job. His voice is so calming and easy to listen too. Definitely one of my new go to narrators!

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  • MsDarkPhoenix
  • 04-02-2020

Benji!

Benji was one of my faves! Kenneth Obi does such a great job with him! I love his style and how he brought these characters to life!

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  • Zara
  • 09-12-2019

Nice wrap up

This was a nice wrap up up of the series, but it felt a bit hurried and still very drawn out.

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  • Book addict
  • 16-10-2020

4.5 stars

This was a really good ending to the series, and better than the other books in the series too. It got a bit choppy and lost a little momentum towards the end, but I still really enjoyed it and felt invested in the relationship so only took half a star off for that. I find this author a bit variable with how much I like their stories, but this is probably one of K.M. Neuhold’s best books.

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  • zoe pappa
  • 08-05-2020

Awww

This was wonderful!! What a great ending to the series. I'm going to miss all the guys very much!

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  • Claudia CG Lezár
  • 20-12-2019

as great as the ebook

The story is always full stars, because if I wouldn't like the story as ebook, I wouldn't listen to the audiobook.

The performance from the narrator is also very important for me. I can't listen to a lot, because my English as a non-native-speaker isn't so perfect to follow a whole story over hours, when the narrator speaks too fast or too sloppy. Normally I have to SEE the person, who is talking to me in English. Kenneth Obi is one of the top 5 narrators (so far) for me, I can listen without break and have no problems to follow. I'm just not yet finish with the book, but I listen enough to give a review.

PLEASE READ MY RATING SYSTEM!!!

To my ratings:

5* - very very good
it's like an A+

4* - very good and will be often re-listening
it's like an A

3* - it's more then a one-time-listening.
it's like a B

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