I'm willing to bet this started out as Velvet Goldmine fanfiction - the inspiration for most of the characters is quite recognizable. That's not a bad thing, though - since Velvet Goldmine is one of my favourite movies, I very much enjoyed reading this story of what could have been. The chapters in this book exchange between the years 1974 and 1994 - so while you read about something nice, you know a trainwreck is approaching. Still, while most of the story was kind of depressing to read, there were also many happy and beautiful moments, and the author painted lovely and colourful pictures of the characters.
With a bit of editing, this could have been a 4-star-read, but, as is common with LT3 Press, there are several mistakes in this book which could have easily been fixed with a little outside help.