Book One – Late Nights in L.A
AJ Brooks is a young man in Memphis, waiting tables and attending college with the hopes of one day being a screenwriter. However, when a woman dangling his dreams in front of him as bait lures him to Los Angeles, he is quickly reeled into a new career role, and his once modest life is changed forever.
Book Two – Late Nights in L.A: Descension
After a brief reprieve from business following their legal scare, Maggie and the boys return to Los Angeles. Some decide to give up working for Maggie in order to start a new life. Others decide to embrace the craft, further expand their client list, and give up more of themselves for the opulent lifestyle they’ve grown accustomed to.
A once simple Austin is convinced to push past his preconceived preferences and conservative ideas on sexuality when Maggie offers him a bit of a promotion. No sooner does he get Hermosa to see him as more than friend, than do influenced ideas start blurring his beliefs, leading him to not being completely honest with her. The changes in his life have him confiding in someone new, and unexpected feelings develop. He soon finds himself questioning who he is, what he really wants, and whether or not you can be in love with two people at once.
A once grounded AJ starts writing songs for a famous pop star in between lucrative romps with rich older women, and soon finds himself in a high profile relationship with the young songstress. The fast life is heady, the money is flowing, and the nights are late. However, what starts out as something fun and fulfilling develops into something toxic and taxing overtime. Reconciling the cost of what he’s lost with vain gain becomes a fulltime mental battle. And when he realizes that his every move is controlled by which strings the two powerful women in his life choose to pull any given day, the damage has already been done.