Defining Us: The Calvin & Eric Story (69 Bottles) – Zoey Derrick

Defining Us: The Story of Calvin & Eric is a Standalone, Full Length Novel. Can be read without reading the other books in this series.

Loving someone completely means giving them your heart, soul, body and mind. What happens when your heart and soul love someone, but your mind and body refuse to follow?

For Calvin Caldwell, being the lead guitarist of America’s hottest rock band 69 Bottles has its perks. Performing night after night with his closest friends, he finds peace with a guitar in his hands. Playing music wipes away his unimaginable past, albeit temporarily. He struggles not only with who he is as a person, but with who he wants to become and what he is hiding.

Being in love with someone certainly isn’t the problem. He’s been in love for a long time, but what defines him is what keeps him from the person he loves.

Seeing something you so desperately want, but can’t have…

Eric Richardson knows exactly what he wants out of life.
He wants to play bass with his friends because performing gives him a high better than any drug he’s ever used. Being on stage is where he feels most comfortable.

But what happens when being on stage is no longer enough to satisfy him? What happens when the person he loves, doesn’t love him in return?

You fight for it.

You define it.

You prove it.

A rock band, A tour bus, One wild ride…

This book is heart breaking, beautiful, captivating, sexy, angsty its just damn right fantastic.
I had no idea that this book was going to be so deep and have such a sensitive plot but Zoey did such a fantastic job at pulling all the awful together and sprinkle it with love, happiness and friendship to give um a heartfelt m/m read that tops the list for me.
Calvin’s childhood experiences will tear out your heart, what that man has endured would break anyone down, but the way that Eric builds him back up, works through Calvin’s issues at a pace he can deal with makes me smile. Eric loves Calvin so deeply he will do anything to make it work between them.
I absolutely adore this series each and every book has been wonderful, the characters have been a part of my life for a good while and im kind of sad that there have all found there happy ever after.
5 star read.

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