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Living in Fast Forward (Radio and the Road)

3.9  ·  Rating details ·  84 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Hollis Lee is an aging rock star with a country edge who needs a little TLC. Or a lot, according to his manager Charlie. He's been drinking and partying, and he's not getting any younger, so Charlie hires a personal trainer to get Hollis back in line. Before he ruins his career. Jeremy is just the trainer for the job. Even-tempered and able to put up with anything Hollis t ...more
Paperback, 236 pages
Published June 1st 2007 by Torquere Press (first published June 1st 2006)
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Jun 05, 2009 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: BA Tortuga Fans
Recommended to Daisiemae by: I like the author's other works
4.25 Stars

I am a fan of BA Tortuga’s books. I like her characters and there is something about her style of writing that I really enjoy. I admit that I haven’t loved all of her books, but she is still an automatic buy for me, and I always look forward to reading them.

Hollis Lee is a very famous rockabilly singer who is on the verge of becoming an alcoholic and he is possibly on his way to have some major health problems. Since he is on the road more often than not, his life consists of partying
Elisa Rolle
Hollis is a country rock star with an image to preserve. He is thirty something and handsome, and maybe fans, especially women one, like him both for his music than for his look. But years of living on the road, and alone, are leaving him on the brink of alcoholism and poor state of health. So his manager hires for him a personal trainer, Jeremy, who will live with him in the bus during the tour.

Jeremy is young and spirit free. He is openly gay and while days pass on tour, he begins to resent t
Serena Yates
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay
Not many romantic partners are a worse match than Hollis, a rock star who loves to live life in the fast lane, and Jeremy, a personal trainer with more principles around food and healthy living than seems healthy. That is – if you look at the surface of these two men interacting and, definitely, when they first meet. But as this tumultuous, chaotic, and very entertaining story unfolds and these two sometimes aggravating men get to know each other better, it becomes clear that there may be far mo ...more
Oct 07, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 stars - I was given a copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is a sweet and sexy story about the relationship between a country rock star and the personal trainer hired to get him into shape. Jeremy and Hollis don’t hit it off too well at the start but soon their playful bromance turns into a proper romance. Personally, I loved the friendship between Hollis and Jeremy but I didn’t fully engage with the rest of the story.

There is a whole lotta sex in this story. Maybe too
The Novel Approach Reviews
Opposites attract. Enemies to lovers. The unexpected twist and a bumpy road to a HEA. It’s all here in this book.

Hollis Lee is a country rockabilly star. He’s at the top of his label, and the executives want to keep him there. Problem is, Hollis has been living in his motor home for so long, on tour, that he has started a serious downward spiral of booze, hard living, and junk food. Part of him loves his life: the chicks, the money and the adoration. Part of him, though, is tired of hiding his t
Oct 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A Scattered Thoughts and Rogue Words Review

Rating: 4 stars out of 5

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From that review: "In Living in Fast Forward, BA Tortuga combines a staple of hers,  the troubled country rocker character with a California personal trainer and comes up with a sweet, heartwarming hurt/comfort story that's pretty realistic for the times.  I say that because this is a re-release and unfortunately it feels so true for the current political climate than I wo
Notta Chance
Was into it up until they hooked up and then it was downhill from there. From that point onward it was just sex scene after sex scene loosely linked together by cheesy, low budget porn-like scenarios. It's unclear if a few weeks or a full year passes after (view spoiler) ...more
Elizabeth H.
Okay, so sometimes a particular author just hits all your buttons. There is a lot about B.A. Tortuga's writing that shouldn't work for me, but sometimes the subject is just right and the characters are just so aw-shucks appealing and the sex hovers just on the right side of too-much. I really liked Living in Fast Forward. It was just what I needed during a tense day. Absolutely adorable relationship between a rock star and his personal trainer on a tour bus. Still too much sex, as in all this au ...more
This is the first book I've read by B.A. Tortuga so I'm not sure if the style it was written in is how she normally writes or not. I'm used to more prose than dialogue telling the story, so this required me to put more of myself into the story. I liked the plot, the characters and the sentiments. Lots of sexy scenes throughout. I'm looking forward to reading another to see if the characters tell the story in it.
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Even if this is an oldie, I didn't read it jet. I admit the start was so funny that it install pulled me into the plot. This story was built around the relationship between Hollis Lee and Charlie, his personal trainer. Their mutual attraction developed from need toward deep love. And the plot was well developed around them and Hollis music career. They were really hot as a couple and really well suited. I liked them a lot. I recommend this book to everyone.
This writing style was a little difficult for me to get used to. It was a lot like the characters, rough and blunt. What I did like was the sex and boy there was a lot of sex. Actually, this was mostly sex. The whole ook is rough, sexy and kind of dirty. There's not a lot of plot, a lot of rough romance and an unsatisfying ending. 
Kristy Maitz
Book was enjoyable. Plot was to easy for my part and nothing much happens. There is a lot of sex action around main couple at last what pulls you reading on. We have happy ending.
Got just past halfway and all they'd done was exercise, get high, eat omlettes, and fuck. It got boring.
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Texan to the bone and an unrepentant Daddy's Girl, BA Tortuga spends her days with her basset hounds, getting tattooed, texting her sisters, and eating Mexican food. When she's not doing that, she's writing. She spends her days off watching rodeo, knitting and surfing porn sites in the name of research. BA's personal saviors include her partner, Julia Talbot, her best friend, Sean Michael, and cof ...more
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