➦I have to be honest and say that this book totally and completely sucked me in from the very beginning. Brad, a boy who has nothing get picked up by a major recording label and is made into a star. There’s a backstory which I enjoyed very much and it certainly made a strong opening for this book.
➦Years later Brad’s band is looking for a bassist for the tour and hires a young talented female who brings a unique sound to their performances. Well, it turns out she’s a daughter of the big boss Ramsey, the creator of the label the band is signed with. Ramsey is certainly not happy but decides to let her have a taste of the life on the road, convinced she will realize it’s not for her. What will happen during those weeks on the road?
➦I actually went into this book blind. And I suppose I won’t be giving any spoilers but there’s a pregnancy test on the cover. You can kind of sort of guess what happens on the road, can’t you?
➦To be completely honest, I struggled to finish this novel. The second part of the book was giving off a different vibe, almost like the writing style switched. I have no idea who wrote what parts but past the half way mark the things were mostly “told” to me instead of being “shown” through character interactions.
➦The hero of this novel was very hard to fall in love with. He was sort of a very passive person, being told what to do and how to live. By the end of the book I was kind of amazed at his ceaselessness, and not in a good way. I needed him to take a stand and fight. He took forever and I lost interest. The ending was somewhat anticlimactic and felt rushed. Followed by a lot of descriptions of scenes I had little interest in. Didn’t quite hit the mark for me, I’m afraid.
About the Author
Karina Halle is a former travel writer and music journalist and The New York Times, Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestselling author of The Pact, Racing the Sun, Sins & Needles and over 25 other wild and romantic reads. She lives on an island off the coast of British Columbia with her husband and her rescue pup, where she drinks a lot of wine, hikes a lot of trails and devours a lot of books.
Halle is represented by the Waxman Leavell Agency and is both self-published and published by Simon & Schuster and Hachette in North America and in the UK.