RELEASE REVIEW: VIPER by Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank


Book Two of the Fallen Angel Series

An MM Rock Romance


USA TODAY bestselling authors Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank continue the story of sexy Fallen Angel rockers Viper and Halo in VIPER.

Scorching chemistry. Red-hot lyrics. An irresistible bad boy.

Halo, the new lead singer for Fallen Angel, never stood a chance against Viper, the legendary lead guitarist for the band.

From the moment Halo set foot in Viper’s lair, the match was lit, threatening to consume the two men with the heat of their desire. But when their casual flings begins to morph into more, will it leave the entire band in flames?

After all, it may have been Halo who fell from grace, but it’s only a matter of time before Viper falls for an angel.

VIPER is the second book of the Fallen Angel Series and should be read following HALO. Halo and Viper’s story concludes in book three, ANGEL.

My Review

Brooke Blaine and Ella Frank left readers wanting more at the end of Halo after Viper and Angel finally acted on their mutual attraction, and even though that was one hell of a steamy and sensual encounter, I desperately wanted to get to the morning after in order to see exactly what the fallout, if any, would be and how these two sexy rockers would deal with their newfound relationship, if it even could be called that, amidst the paparazzi who wants a piece of the ‘next best thing’ and their bandmates who have already had to endure one lead singer quitting and their band needing a new name and a new sound in order to rise again.

Halo’s life has completely changed in such a short amount of time, and with those changes, he’s handled everything with such grace and poise, even if he’s spiraling in turmoil on the inside. Add to his new rockstar moniker the fact that what he feels for Viper is unlike anything he’s ever felt before, especially given the fact that he’s never been with a man, and it’s easy to understand why he’s hesitant, but what I loved most about him in book two is that he stood his ground in all facets of his life and didn’t allow others to push him around, even the surly lead guitarist who’s quickly becoming his everything.

Viper is a bit more jaded than most, which absolutely makes sense given his backstory and past experiences, and while readers are privy to both Halo and Viper’s perspective in the second part of their story, it felt like we were given a bit more insight into why Viper’s the way he is and why his feelings for Halo don’t just complicate things for him but mess with him in ways that Viper can’t quite figure out, which leads him to say and do things he regrets, but hopefully he can learn from them as well.

For any new relationship, there are bound to be bumps in the road, but Viper and Halo have to deal with a few more complications due to their on-the-rise celebrity status, Viper’s hesitancies, and the attempts to figure out how to define what Viper and Halo feel for each other while still pretending that what’s between them is only sexual.

While Viper and Halo are front and center in this story, and rightly so since it’s about their relationship, the other band members are just as important and as Blaine and Frank take readers behind-the-scenes and provide the ins and outs of what it takes to make a new name for themselves, each of them brings something all their own to the group and it’s been fun getting to know all of them better and taking this journey with them.

4 Poison Apples

VIPER (Fallen Angel Book Two)

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HALO (Fallen Angel Book One)

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ANGEL (Fallen Angel Book Three)

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You can also find the links for Goodreads below

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VIPER on Goodreads:

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About Ella

Ella Frank is the USA Today Bestselling author of the Temptation series, including Try, Take, and Trust and is the co-author of the fan-favorite contemporary romance, Sex Addict. Her Exquisite series has been praised as “scorching hot!” and “enticingly sexy!”

Some of her favorite authors include Tiffany Reisz, Kresley Cole, Riley Hart, J.R. Ward, Erika Wilde, Gena Showalter, and Carly Phillips.


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About Brooke

Brooke Blaine is a USA Today Bestselling Author of contemporary romance that ranges from comedy to suspense to erotic. The latter has scarred her conservative Southern family for life, bless their hearts.

If you’d like to get in touch with her, she’s easy to find – just keep an ear out for the Rick Astley ringtone that’s dominated her cell phone for years. Or you can reach her at


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