Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Resist: Gavin (Sphere of Irony, #3)” as Want to Read:
Resist: Gavin (Sphere of Irony, #3)
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Resist: Gavin

(Sphere of Irony #3)

3.96  ·  Rating details ·  473 Ratings  ·  123 Reviews
All Gavin Walker, bass player for the multi-platinum selling band, Sphere of Irony, wants to do is surf, play music, and occasionally get laid. The problem is that Gavin has a stalker. A potentially deadly one. The threats he receives always mention something about Gavin being gay, which isn't public knowledge since the record label wants to keep it quiet.

Mitch Hale used
Paperback, 311 pages
Published August 9th 2015 by Shelbyville (first published July 4th 2015)
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Resist, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Resist

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30)
Rating details
Sort: Default
J *deep in the heart of Texas*
3.5 Stars

Sort of just stumbled upon this one. I haven't read a rock-star book in awhile. Why not?

I haven't read the others in the series and didn't feel like I was missing out on anything.

There was some pretty good build up and sexual tension. Gavin and Mitch had a bit of a love-hate thing going on for a good bit of the book.

I prefer my books a bit steamier but this one had some steam.

And the suspense was pretty good. It kept me intrigued most of the book.

Overall, not a bad read but it didn'
Jul 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, musician-hero
3.5 'Johnny Utah' stars

The pissy rockstar and the ex-FBI profiler

This is another middle of a series that I read as a standalone. Though this is Book 3, the previous characters were not featured heavily, so it didn't affect my overall enjoyment of the story.

Gavin Walker is the pissy rockstar who had a stalker. Although he didn't try to deliberately hide his sexual orientation, it still not a public knowledge. Gavin is trying to keep himself on the down low in order to help preserve his band image
Aug 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: mm
Think: The Bodyguard but with gay sex.

Mitch: I’m NOT gay! Even though I can’t get it up for women and find men attractive. I’m somewhere in my thirties, but I refuse to admit I am gay!

Gavin: When I don’t feel comfortable I act like a child. When I do feel comfortable I am still somewhat of an asshole.

Mitch: I can’t be gay, I need to push Gavin away.

Gavin: Mitch is so hot, I can’t think and must act like a child again.

Mitch: Gavin is so hot, we need to have hot gay sex while I’m on the clock and
Denise H.
*** Terrific thriller with complicated issues, *** a great "who done it" search for a stalker.
Gavin has been at the bottom, attempted suicide because of his dad,

but now is part of a successful band. He's doing great, but being stalked, written to, and a trail of unsavory "gifts" , has him unraveling.
Former FBI Mitch is taking on the job of

finding the dirt bag who is tormenting Gavin.
Their attraction is shocking each of them,

because Mitch has always been straight. So, in this GFY story, Mit
Denise - Shh Mom's Reading®
Sep 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
First it is important to note, I read this book as a stand alone and loved it!! I had no issues following the story or understanding who was who so if you love male- male stories or rocker books, or if you just love discovering a new author, I recommend this one!

Second if you know me personally or have followed me on social media, you likely know I lost my brother and only sibling to suicide. I think it is important to know that about me before I say WOW, the opening of thi
Rosa Sharon (iScream Books Blog)
I couldn't resist...RESIST...sigh
I'm a Sphere of Irony groupie already, so of course I couldn't resist reading RESIST. I was curious, not sure what to expect, but anxious to get into Gavin's head. I was not disappointed. Gavin is the sweet, sexy, blonde, tanned, muscled bass player. He's not ashamed of being gay, but his record label is reluctant to let him go public out of fear that it will have a negative effect on the band's popularity. So, he continues to keep his hook-ups private. However;
Jul 27, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 0-arc-done
 photo tumblr_li8fwlAgpZ1qglghho1_500.gif
Where, oh where is my review. My original review has disappeared, UGH!!! The second go around is never as good as the first, especially when 20+ days have passed, and probably 20+ books since. But let's give it a try.

This is my second Heather C. Leigh. I enjoyed this one a lot more than the first.
 photo 7640_e847.gif
I've loved Gavin since I meet him in book 1. Rock star-check, surfer boy- check, completely
Ena May - Swoon Worthy Books/Enticing Journey Book Promotions
First read by Heather C. Leigh and I was a bit leery because of it being the 3rd novel in the series however yes I will confirm with all that is in me that this can be a stand-alone because not at any time did I feel like I was missing something or needing more. Now, onto the good stuff. M/M romance quickly became my favorite genre to read, if executed correctly and a BAM she did that. Again I was nervous going in because although I do like a rock star I feel like they are played out (sorry my o ...more
Love Bytes Reviews
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
5 Heart Review by Amber

Oh my GOODNESS….I was so apprehensive about this one. The blurb sounded FANTASTIC then I realized that it was a part of a series that is solely mainstream romance. My past experience with this sort of thing hasn’t been stellar but there have been some gems so I sucked up my apprehension and dived head first into this story. HOLY HOTNESS!!!! Crap, this author can write some M/M romance….DAMN!!! And it wasn’t just the sex (which was friggin HOT) every scenario was so intense
Cocktails and Books
This review was originally posted on Cocktails and Books

I have to say, I was very surprised with how RESIST started. Gavin always seemed like the fun loving member of the band, so I was taken aback when I discovered that Gavin was not exactly what he appeared.

Gavin was very much a tortured soul. Tortured by his father's abuse and his inability to be who he really is in the public eye weighed on Gavin. Add to that a stalker who seemed to be taken his game to another level, you get a Gavin who is
Jennifer Pierson
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Usually, I don't read M/M romance books, but as I have discovered in the past months that I LOVE Heather C. Leigh's writing, I knew I had to read Resist. OMG I LOVED IT!

We have Gavin Walker, the spoiled, bratty bass player for Sphere of Irony. He is gay but the record label doesn't want it out, so it's not public knowledge. The problem is, he has a potentially deadly stalker, whose threats always contain something about him being gay. Then we have Mitch Hale, an ex FBI profiler with his own comp
Abbey's 1 Click Book Blog
ARC copy received.

I was extremely excited to receive this book especially after reading the blurb... and boy it didn't disappoint. I love a good gay for you story and while this wasn't strictly under that label, it most def had some makings of it. Some of the sex scenes in the book was off the charts hot, and the suspense factor during the storyline was also really addictive.

This was my first book by Heather C Leigh and most definitely would not be my last.
Maria "Rosie" Poli
Jul 20, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love M/M books and this was no exception. LOVED IT!! The chemistry between Gavin and Mitch is electrifying. Their constant fighting makes it that much hotter!!

Gavin is a rock star and he is gay. His father never accepted it and always berated him. Gavin struggles through it and comes to terms that he is his own person and moves on with his life. The label he works for does not want him to go public with his sexuality. Gavin is being stalked and the incidences keep escalating.

In comes Mitch e
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hot damn. Heather C. Leigh has produced an awesome book. Her sexy rock star and his badass man grab your attention and do not let go. Their tempting new release, Resist is a fast paced suspense novel that keeps you on your toes. I loved every moment and definitely recommend it.

Mitch and Gavin. Holy hotness. If they had a Facebook status it was be ‘it’s complicated’. Besides it being the worst time for two people to try and get a relationship going – they’re dealing with a serious stalker situati
Jul 01, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Gavin Walker, bass player for Sphere of Irony meets Mitch Hale when a stalker tries to kill him. Mitch used to work for the FBI and specialized in finding serial killers. They both have a lot to hide as they try to work together to find the criminal who is making Gavin's life miserable.

Gavin is gay, but has not come out publicly yet. He has been told the band will sell more records if he looks straight and single. He leads a normal life behind the scenes, but publicly follows the rules.

Mitch has
Aug 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Where to even start. Probably by figuring out how to work the A/C in my melted mind state.
I absolutely loved and adored Gavin and Mitch. They were a pair that would have never managed to stay friends, much less lovers if they hadn’t been thrown into unpredictable and dangerous situations.
Mitch is asked to protect Gavin from his stalker that has just raised the stakes. Gavin is constantly looking over his shoulder, his life turned upside down by the threats and “gifts” from an unknown source just
FMR Book Grind
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing

I wasn’t sure that this series could get much better but I was blown away with this book. Gavin and Mitch set the pages on fire. You will need a fire extinguisher, lots of water, and dry panties on standby. Gavin is a great character. He is not in the closet, but he doesn’t flaunt his sexuality for everyone to see. Mitch suspects he might be attracted to men, and when he sees Gavin he knows he is. The chemistry between these two is fire starting. I love to read a story, doesn
Donna ~ The Romance Cover
3.5 stars!! I really enjoyed this one, MM with mystery and suspense, we have a man in a band and an ex FBI profiler...think Criminal Minds! I loved the story and it was engaging and I couldn't put it down, but right from the beginning I felt it was more a case of instalust. I never got that connection between the two characters and even as their story progressed I just didn't feel it in my heart. I am an emotional reader and I have to believe in it and sadly with these two I just didn't. However ...more
Michelle Leigh
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC of Resist.

Resist, in my opinion, is the best book in the Sphere of Irony series so far.

It's hot. It's suspenseful. It's full of sexual tension. And it's full of love.

I'd recommend this book, this series, to anyone wanting some actual story to go along with all the romance. Heather C. Leigh delivers nicely in this one.
Jul 09, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A very enjoyable read :) I didn't know what to expect from this one, and frankly it's not usually my "thing" to read the third book in a series, even though these are stand alone ones (also the two couples from the previous books don't show up that much). I really liked both MC and the fact they were two strong willed men, yet they somehow completed each other, both having a more sensitive compassionate side as well as being able to defend the other (mentally and physically). I gulped this one i ...more
Michel Reinhard (Smut Book Junkie Reviews)
Blog Banner photo banner2_zps0a9ef8c3.jpg
Resist by Heather C. Leigh is the third book in the Sphere of Irony series. If you are new to the series, it’s okay, you don’t have to back track and read the first two books. This book can easily be read as a stand alone novel or in series order. I can guarantee that after reading Resist you will want to read the first two books in the series.

The thing that makes this series so exceptional is it’s uniqueness. For one thing the band Sphere of Irony has it’s own unique make up. Two of the member
Oct 03, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance
For the writing, the characters, the romance, and the plot, this book gets three stars. The writing is serviceable, but the characters spend the whole book throwing temper tantrums and not communicating, then whining when the other doesn't magically understand. One of our protags goes back and forth between being so terrified of his stalker he's a shaking mess, to randomly pissed off that he has to stay protected and lashing out, doing risky things, etc. It makes for a *ton* of melodrama. Shouti ...more
Sandra Shipman ~ Two Book Pushers
I read Heather's Ricochet series and love it and when I saw the synopsis for Resist, I knew I had to read it. Not only does it involve crime solving but it's M/M which is one of my favorite genres to read. I would like to note that this is the third book in the series but the first one I have read so it could be read as a standalone.

Gavin has been receiving threatening letters and most recently gifts from a stalker. He is a rock star so letters are one thing but when gifts start showing up in h
Valerie Degeorge
Aug 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Resist is book #3 in The Sphere of Irony Series by Heather C Leigh, it can be read as a standalone but trust me when I say you will want to read all the books in this amazing series.

This is Gavin Walker's story he is the Bass player for the band, and has been getting notes and messages from a stalker for some time now.
Gavin is openly gay but in the music world he's been advised to keep that part of his life secret. Growing up with an ex military father Gavin suffered with not being man enough a
Jul 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc-or-beta, m-m
WOW!! This was my first read from Heather C. Leigh and I loved it!

From the beginning I was absolutely captivated and a little emotional.
I was intrigued by Gavin's past, and I wanted to know more!

"I've always loved the ocean. It's peaceful on the outside, but as they've always said, looks can be deceiving. Under those blue-green waves lie torment and fury and the ability to cut a grown man down. Sort of like me, beautiful on the outside- or so people tell me- but inside, I'm a twisted wreck of
J.M. Adele
Jul 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Mystery, danger and two alpha types taking turns at being in charge. These two are actually adorable together. I loved this story!
Gavin Walker, bass guitarist for Sphere of Irony, has been receiving threatening notes and gifts from a stalker. With his life at risk, the record company decides to bring in an expert in criminal profiling to ascertain the identity of Gavin's hunter. When Gavin is introduced to Mitch Hale; tall, dark and gorgeous is the only thing on his mind. If he has to spend all
Aug 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First, even though this is the third book in the series, I haven't read the first two and I will say that you don't need to have read them to enjoy this book. And enjoy this book I truly did. It had fascinating characters with a lot of depth, a storyline that included plenty of drama and suspense, and of course a story of two people falling in love under complicated and trying circumstances. From the opening scene, I was hooked and just couldn't put this down.

I just loved both main characters, M
Independent reviewer for Archaeolibrarian I Dig Good Books.

Someone is out to get Gavin. Mitch is hired to find out who and to keep Gavin safe. From the very first meeting sparks fly, just not the ones either Gavin or Mitch expected. When the stalker turns his attention to Mitch, both men realise just how much they mean to each other.

This is book three, and I have not read the other books in the series. I didn't feel I was missing out on anything, but I still want to go back and read them too. J
Heather / Obsessed With Myshelf
A stalker, a hot rocker and a former FBI agent walk into a….uhhhh, book? This isn’t a joke – but it IS one hell of a hot love story. Heather treats us to a fast paced suspense plotline punctuated by building emotions and hard cocks. RESIST contains crazy stalkers, adorable hand holding, creeping blushes and enough love to burst your heart.

I’m flailing around a little bit with how much I love Gavin. He may be a hot rocker now, but his past is what has created him. His father treated him like utte
Trudy Dowling
Jun 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
First for the Disclaimer--I was given an arc in exchange for an honest review. OMG!!! I honestly loved Resist. I loved this book so much that I couldn't resist reading it a second time. I fell in love with the members of Sphere of Irony while reading the Famous series. All of the band members are survivors in some way. Gavin is no exception. My heart weeped for Gavin from the beginning. The prologue gutted me, tears falling freely. Gavin didn't want for money when he was young, he wanted accepta ...more
« previous 1 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 next »
topics  posts  views  last activity   
Goodreads Librari...: Can't claim my own book 11 34 Jun 29, 2015 12:59PM  
  • Love and Punishment
  • The Ex Factor (Bodyguards Inc. #2)
  • Everything Changes (Resilient Love #1)
  • Looking at Forever (The Rock Gods, #4)
  • The Art of Hero Worship
  • Equals (Equals #1)
  • The Seer
  • The Making of Matt (Souls of the Knight, #3)
  • Playing for Keeps (Glasgow Lads, #1)
  • Time Up (Station One, #1)
  • Shot Through the Heart (The Cowboy Gangster, #1)
  • Rescued by Love
  • Jumping In (ALPHAS #6)
  • Reckless (Pier 70, #1)
  • Braden's Story
  • Undercover Addiction (Secret Sins #2)
  • Guarding January
  • Memories and Marco
Heather C. Leigh is the author of the Amazon best selling Famous series. She likes to write about the 'dark' side of fame. The part that the public doesn't get to see, how difficult it is to live in a fishbowl and how that affects relationships.

Heather was born and raised in New England and after spending 15 years in Atlanta, GA, currently lives north of Houston, TX with her husband, 2 kids, and F

Other books in the series

Sphere of Irony (4 books)
  • Incite: Adam (Sphere of Irony #1)
  • Strike
  • Wreck
No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »