My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Rock star romance is my go-to trope, hands down, so I had high hopes for Out of Sync. North did not disappoint.

Out of Sync is not a fluffy, lighthearted read; there’s lots of angst and heavy topics. Mental illness (including suicide) is not sugar coated, so be prepared.

Jacks and Ritchie’s meet cute happens at Ritchie’s band’s concert. From there, Ritchie places boundaries on their relationship which, I think, solidifies their connection. I enjoyed the evolution of their friendship to romantic to live-in partners.

Found family is a strong theme. Their fellow bandmates and friends make up a tightknit support system that proves blood isn’t the strongest of all bonds. Each character is full and rich, and plays an important part in the couple’s story.

There is an unexpected change in the dynamic of Jacks and Ritchie’s relationship and the roles they play that surprised me and kept me riveted. Overall, Out of Sync is a complex story that delves into real life struggles without holding back.

***I received an advanced copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.***

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