I'm so excited that you all FINALLY get to read Mike's story!!
Title: Deepest Blues (Double Blind Study Book 4)
Series: Double Blind Study
Author: Heidi Hutchinson
Release Date: October 28, 2014
My Rating: 5 Stars
Mike Osborn woke up in a hospital in Germany three years ago. He was breathing. They had saved him.
Double Blind Study has been through every rock and roll cliché ever contrived. When their drummer nearly dies from a drug overdose, everything changes. Life is important again. Living is important again.
No one knows that better than Mike. So why does he feel like even though he's breathing and he's happy, his heart isn't beating the way it should be?
Maybe it never did.
When Mike meets Clarke Matthews for the first time, he knows he should stay away from her. He knows too much about her and what she's been through. But for the first time, his heart has found another with a rhythm that matches his own. Every beat explodes a beam of light to illuminate his darkness.
Mike's been living life raw, unplugged. He's close to a reckoning. When it all comes apart, and he's faced with every mistake he's ever made, will the darkness win out? Or will the steady drum of a healthy pulse finally pull him into the light for good?
I could not wait to read this book. I completely fell in love with Mike from Book One. There was just something about him that drew me to him. He was the quiet one. He was the one always watching everything and everyone around him. He was always there when his band brothers needed him and giving his words of wisdom and support.
Mike holds my heart. His story was heartbreaking and beautiful. I love the determination he had to win his battle and make himself whole. Mike and Clarke were just destined to be together.
I love how Heidi writes and creates her characters. No weak females here. Clarke battles with her own issues. She has no family but she’s still strong, intelligent and fierce. All the characters are well developed and they grow on you. You will laugh, snort, cry and giggle. And be prepared to feel all the warm fuzzies because Mike is just that loveable.
I love Heidi’s writing style. She always delivers a true love story. Her stories are always told with such passion and enough drama to keep you consumed from beginning to end. There touching, heartbreaking, relatable and always carry such a great positive message. Mike’s story gives you hope. That although life can sometimes be tough and there are obstacles that require great strength to overcome, however, if you are determined and believe in faith and hope, you can overcome just about anything.
Although each book in this series can be read as a standalone, I would recommend reading in order. You get to meet the characters from the beginning and get a feel for each one. Each story is just as wonderful and they just continue to get better and better.
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author
Heidi Hutchinson was born in South Dakota and raised the exact right distance away from the Black Hills. She had an overactive imagination very early on, and wasted no time in getting most of her friends in trouble due to her unrealistic and completely ridiculous ideas. Seeing as she was so lazy and also afraid people would think she was bonkers, she didn't write down any of the story lines that played out in her daydreams.
During her high school years, she took pen to paper and filled more notebooks than she is proud of with angsty, depressing, self-depreciating poetry. This led to her writing down more things: notes, ideas, character bios, plot twists that had no plot yet to twist. After years of cleaning up her own scraps of imagination with nothing solid to hold on to, she sat down and wrote the story that had been in her head the longest. Fueled by coffee and her unwavering and perfectly normal devotion to Dave Grohl, she discovered a writer living inside of her.
She still lives in the Midwest, though not as close to the Black Hills as she would prefer, with her alarmingly handsome husband and their fearless child. They eat more pizza than God intended and she listens to her music the same way she lives: loudly.