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I haven't gotten any better at remembering to bookmark stories as soon as I start reading, so I am looking for two, the titles of which I have completely forgotten.  I'm not even sure where I read them.

The first is a story about a youngster who gets a job as a roadie, but soon becomes a singer with the band, replacing the unreliable lead singer.  He also falls in love with one of the other band members.  One or both of the other band members are the brother or brothers of the main character's boyfriend, and the father of the fired singer is a silent investor in the band and (possibly) the uncle of the brothers.  Can't remember why I stopped reading, but I'd like to revisit the story and see if it's worth reading further.

The other story is about a doctor whose straight best friend suddenly dies, leaving him with custody of the friend's son, the doctor's godson.  As I recall, the story opens with the doctor finding out about his friend's death while on the way to work at the hospital.  I don't remember reading much further than this, and again don't remember why I stopped.  It possible that both stories are in progress, and I read all there was.

Searching here on GA hasn't turned up either of these stories, nor has searching on Nifty, though I had fun looking at some of the stories that the searches turned up.  The boy band story isn't fanfic, so far as I remember—nor were any of the characters named Justin or Lance—not that my memory is as reliable as I'd always like, lol!  

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On 2/13/2021 at 11:15 PM, BigBen said:

I haven't gotten any better at remembering to bookmark stories as soon as I start reading, so I am looking for two, the titles of which I have completely forgotten.  I'm not even sure where I read them.

The first is a story about a youngster who gets a job as a roadie, but soon becomes a singer with the band, replacing the unreliable lead singer.  He also falls in love with one of the other band members.  One or both of the other band members are the brother or brothers of the main character's boyfriend, and the father of the fired singer is a silent investor in the band and (possibly) the uncle of the brothers.  Can't remember why I stopped reading, but I'd like to revisit the story and see if it's worth reading further.

The other story is about a doctor whose straight best friend suddenly dies, leaving him with custody of the friend's son, the doctor's godson.  As I recall, the story opens with the doctor finding out about his friend's death while on the way to work at the hospital.  I don't remember reading much further than this, and again don't remember why I stopped.  It possible that both stories are in progress, and I read all there was.

Searching here on GA hasn't turned up either of these stories, nor has searching on Nifty, though I had fun looking at some of the stories that the searches turned up.  The boy band story isn't fanfic, so far as I remember—nor were any of the characters named Justin or Lance—not that my memory is as reliable as I'd always like, lol!  

The first one sounds like "Let the Music Play" by CJames.  I have no idea on the second one.  

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On 2/13/2021 at 11:15 PM, BigBen said:

I haven't gotten any better at remembering to bookmark stories as soon as I start reading, so I am looking for two, the titles of which I have completely forgotten.  I'm not even sure where I read them.

The first is a story about a youngster who gets a job as a roadie, but soon becomes a singer with the band, replacing the unreliable lead singer.  He also falls in love with one of the other band members.  One or both of the other band members are the brother or brothers of the main character's boyfriend, and the father of the fired singer is a silent investor in the band and (possibly) the uncle of the brothers.  Can't remember why I stopped reading, but I'd like to revisit the story and see if it's worth reading further.

The other story is about a doctor whose straight best friend suddenly dies, leaving him with custody of the friend's son, the doctor's godson.  As I recall, the story opens with the doctor finding out about his friend's death while on the way to work at the hospital.  I don't remember reading much further than this, and again don't remember why I stopped.  It possible that both stories are in progress, and I read all there was.

Searching here on GA hasn't turned up either of these stories, nor has searching on Nifty, though I had fun looking at some of the stories that the searches turned up.  The boy band story isn't fanfic, so far as I remember—nor were any of the characters named Justin or Lance—not that my memory is as reliable as I'd always like, lol!  

Pretty sure I read the second one ages ago, Ben, and I think it's a well known author. Does the ex come into the picture shortly after? Or a planned new date gets put on hold? I remember the timing was not the greatest for a romantic interest, and I seem to remember a female character being important to the story. If it's the same one, it would have been on GA. I'll think on it some more. 

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8 minutes ago, Headstall said:

Pretty sure I read the second one ages ago, Ben, and I think it's a well known author. Does the ex come into the picture shortly after? Or a planned new date gets put on hold? I remember the timing was not the greatest for a romantic interest, and I seem to remember a female character being important to the story. If it's the same one, it would have been on GA. I'll think on it some more. 

Okay. I think I might have been thinking of @Cias, No Flash.  It is in Premium now. Not completely sure, but it's the one that slowly came to mind as I thought about a doctor and a kid. I still remember parts of what you describe, though, and it's driving me crazy. :)  

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On 2/13/2021 at 10:15 PM, BigBen said:

I haven't gotten any better at remembering to bookmark stories as soon as I start reading, so I am looking for two, the titles of which I have completely forgotten.  I'm not even sure where I read them.

The first is a story about a youngster who gets a job as a roadie, but soon becomes a singer with the band, replacing the unreliable lead singer....

The other story is about a doctor whose straight best friend suddenly dies, leaving him with custody of the friend's son, the doctor's godson.  As I recall, the story opens with the doctor finding out about his friend's death while on the way to work at the hospital.  I don't remember reading much further than this, and again don't remember why I stopped.  It possible that both stories are in progress, and I read all there was.

Searching here on GA hasn't turned up either of these stories, nor has searching on Nifty, though I had fun looking at some of the stories that the searches turned up.  The boy band story isn't fanfic, so far as I remember—nor were any of the characters named Justin or Lance—not that my memory is as reliable as I'd always like, lol!  

The second sounds like a story by Quokka here on GA.  He has a story in which a doctor becomes guardian of two boys, and the younger has been severely handicapped as a result of an accident.  The sequel to the story I mentioned is posting now on GA, titled "Doctor of Dundee."  The original story was titled "Top End Doctor,"  and the boys are his nephews.

I don't know if that is the story you refer to, or not.  I am offering it as a possibility.  Regarding the first story, I have no idea.

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Thanks, @Headstall for thinking of me but the 2nd one isn't No Flash. I don't recognize either of the plots. Sorry! 

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56 minutes ago, Cia said:

Thanks, @Headstall for thinking of me but the 2nd one isn't No Flash. I don't recognize either of the plots. Sorry! 

Yeah, I came to realize that... eventually. :) 

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23 hours ago, Valkyrie said:

The first one sounds like "Let the Music Play" by CJames.  I have no idea on the second one.  

That's the story.  I don't remember yet why I didn't finish it.  Perhaps because of that sinister person in Chapter 3?   (I think it was Ch. 3.)  Anyway, it's good to be able to start it again.  I don't know why it never showed up when I searched here on GA.  Several of the different keywords I tried are right there in Chapter 1.

Many, many thanks, Valkyrie.  I appreciate your help.

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21 hours ago, Headstall said:

Okay. I think I might have been thinking of @Cias, No Flash.  It is in Premium now. Not completely sure, but it's the one that slowly came to mind as I thought about a doctor and a kid. I still remember parts of what you describe, though, and it's driving me crazy. :)  

I see from Cia's post that it's definitely not No Flash.  I was going to say that if there were an ex-lover of the doctor's involved, he didn't make an appearance until some point after I apparently stopped reading.  Thanks so much for trying, though, Gary. 👍

 

18 hours ago, ReaderPaul said:

The second sounds like a story by Quokka here on GA.  He has a story in which a doctor becomes guardian of two boys, and the younger has been severely handicapped as a result of an accident.  The sequel to the story I mentioned is posting now on GA, titled "Doctor of Dundee."  The original story was titled "Top End Doctor,"  and the boys are his nephews.

I don't know if that is the story you refer to, or not.  I am offering it as a possibility.  Regarding the first story, I have no idea.

I remember Top End Doctor well and enjoyed it quite a bit.  It's not the story I'm seeking, since Top End Doctor is set in coastal northern Australia, whereas the story I'm seeking was set in the western U.S., as I recall, possibly California.  I seem to remember that either the wealthy friend was raising his son on his own, or else the boy's parents were killed simultaneously in the same accident.  Also, if memory serves, one of the conditions of the will was that the doctor had to move onto the friend's estate and adopt the boy, his godson.  The estate was a fancy horse farm, perhaps?  I wish it weren't quite so vague in my mind.

Thanks to everyone for their help.  We're batting .500, at least, which is not too bad. 😄

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I've been really enjoying Let the Music Play and its sequels.  Lots of fun!  C. James really seems to know how to write scary villains, huh?  Thanks to everyone for helping to track that story down.  I'm still perplexed about why it never showed up in my GA searches.  Oh, well.

Now, if only I could dredge up some better memory traces of that second story . . . (doesn't help that I can't even remember the site I read it on).

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