What happens on the road stays on the road in the latest New Adult novel from the author of Loud Is How I Love You.
Twenty-one-year-old Sonia Grant, a business major, has big plans for a career in the music industry. So when she’s offered the job of tour manager for her best friend’s band, she jumps at the chance for some real life experience. When her number one crush, bassist Cole McCormack, jumps her the first night on tour, she hopes she’s in for three weeks of some hot backstage action, too. But Cole turns out to have more up his sleeve than she or anyone realized.
Nobody knows that Cole is on the road to party like a rock star one last time before quitting his dream to take a more practical job and settle down. What he hadn’t planned was to fall in love with a girl he believes is out of his league. Will Cole play out the rock star fantasy he thinks Sonia wants from him, or tell her the truth and take the chance that she’ll either break his heart or make an even bigger dream come true?
I was so excited that I got this eARC through netgalley!!! Hurray! I read Loud is How I Love You a few months ago and I loved it, so when I saw that Cole and Sonia’s story was next, I got super excited :D.
Very much like the first book of this series, the writing is super unique, but this time the story is told in dual POV, so we get both Cole and Sonia’s POV, which is great because both have their secrets that they keep from each other. Once again, it took me a little time to get into the writing, but once I did, it was all smooth sailing.
I LOVED both characters! Actually, I love all the characters in this book, I loved seeing Travis and Emmylou again, and see their relationship develop, and I love love love Joey. All the bands along the way are hilarious too. But Cole and Sonia are beyond amazing. They were both so scared that their feelings were one directional, and that either social status, the future or something better, would come in between them. Silly them!
The romance was amazing. While the book starts with them kissing, the romance itself is a very slow burn… that had been going on for years! Both Sonia and Cole had feelings for each other for a long time, before it lead to something. So when they do get together, it’s sweet and respectful and hot. Cole is attentive and there’s not any doubt how much they love each other… except that they’re both a little clueless and have terrible communications skills.
The plot and setting were great! The road trip and tour setting was so well done and so much fun to read. The only “problem” for me was the amount of new small characters and names, that sometimes made it a bit confusing, but that was a small thing.
I absolutely loved this book and now I can’t wait for Joey’s story, which I’m hoping is with Claire (a.k.a. Cole’s little sister!). I mean, that screams drama! Eheheh. People, read this series, please! It’s so good. It’s such a sweet, cute, romantic, hot and steamy NA romance, and you should absolutely give it a try.
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I was obsessed with this YA book called Guitar Girl for years (it was the first YA I read with actually sex in it. Gasp). As a result I have a serious soft spot for any books that are about bands on tour.
eheh, then you should give this one a try 😉
I’ve read one of the books in this series, but I need to read the rest. This one sounds good! Great review.
well, this is only the second one, and it’s good 😀
Love the sound of this book! Definitely sounds like something that I would enjoy, I had requested it on Netgalley but sadly wasn’t accepted 😦 Not sure if they preferred US readers only though, I was too excited and just clicked request haha!
i was scared about the US thing too, but I had been approved for the first book, so I guess they counted that somehow. I loved the book and I highly recommend it.
YAAS, I need the Joey and Claire ship to sail! I feel like this story will be more comical than the previous two since Joey is suck a jokester.
he is, he’s also such a good guy though. I’m curious as to how Cole will react to his BFF and his baby sister though.