Muses & Melodies by Rebecca Yarros

5 STARS!

Release Date: October 6, 2020

SYNOPSIS: If I can keep Hush Note’s leading guitarist, Nixon Winters, on the straight and narrow for the next six months, I’ll finally get my own band to manage—assuming we don’t kill each other first. The egotistical, irritating rock star is fresh out of rehab, but it’s obvious his demons followed him home—and now I’m sleeping down the hall. I’ve watched him self-destruct every summer, and with album deadlines and tour dates looming, I can’t let it happen again. My career is in his hands. But tattoos can’t cover every scar, and I’m starting to see through his trademark, irresistible charm to the damage beneath. Everyone wants the rock star.
I’m falling for the man.
If he doesn’t let me in,
he’ll never break the cycle—
And when these six months are up,
I might be the one left broken.


REVIEW: I knew I needed Nixon’s story, but I had no idea it was gonna be this good! I loved every moment of this book. There was so much emotion. And the connection between the two characters! WOW. I could feel all the chemistry. When we see Nixon in the other two books, we get this little taste of him–the mess he is, but also the hints at how good of a guy he can be. It just made me wonder what was going on with him and what his backstory was. Why is he the way he is? This story definitely delivered! I thoroughly enjoyed seeing Nixon and learning why he struggled every summer. I also fell in love with Zoe Shannon. I mean seriously, she was perfection. I think I just loved how they came together. Something I love about this series is that they all end up in forced proximity within a small town. Small towns are always characters in and of themselves, and it add this element to a Rockstar romance that really enriched the stories for me. It has this impact on the main characters and helps them really get to know each other on a deeper level. Seeing them develop a friendship, as well as a relationship, made me so much more invested in the story.

Can we also talk about the commitment to each other?! I know both Nixon and Zoe are all over the place, but not once was it about cheating. The topic of hooking up with other people comes up, there is worry over it, but it is never a real issue. It was refreshing because I feel like it comes up all the time in rockstar romances, even if it’s a misunderstanding. It just felt different from other rockstar romances I’ve read. And finally there is the epilogue. It made me so freaking happy and was honestly one of the best ones I’ve ever read. Getting all of the characters in one place, especially after reading the whole series, brought me so much joy. It was wonderful and I loved it so much–like the cherry on top of the perfect Sunday. I would definitely recommend this series!!

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About the Author: Rebecca is a Wall Street Journal and USA Today bestselling author of over fifteen novels, and is always ready to bring on the emotions. She’s also the recipient of the Colorado Romance Writer’s Award of Excellence for Eyes Turned Skyward from her Flight and Glory series. She loves military heroes and has been blissfully married to hers for eighteen years. She’s the mother of six children, ranging from kindergarten to law school, and is currently surviving the teenage years with two of her four hockey-playing sons. When she’s not writing, you can find her at the hockey rink or sneaking in some guitar time. She lives in Colorado with her family, their stubborn English bulldog, and a feisty chinchilla. Having fostered then adopted their youngest daughter, Rebecca is passionate about helping children in the foster system through her nonprofit, One October.


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Rifts & Refrains by Devney Perry

5 STARS!!!

Release Date: September 29, 2020

SYNOPSIS: From the moment Quinn Montgomery sat behind her first snare and cymbal set, she was destined for fame and glory. As Hush Note’s infamous female drummer, she sets the rhythm for the band’s chart-toppings hits. When people tap their feet to their music, it’s to her pulse. Quinn is content to live in a world away from her family and the cage of her youth. Her only regret is leaving Graham Hayes behind without a goodbye. No matter how many sold-out stadiums she plays, no matter how many crowds sing her songs, his voice haunts her when the music stops. When a family tragedy forces her to return home to Montana, she plans to leave the second she’s paid her respects. But seeing Graham again turns her life upside down. As a boy, he wasn’t able to make her stay. As a man, he might be her future. If they can mend their rifts and find solace in the refrains


REVIEW: This was perfect! In true Devney Perry fashion, we got a lot of emotion and depth from the characters creating a story that just pulls at the heartstrings! Quinn has a moment in Lies and Lullabies (book 1 in the Hush Note series) where she kind of comes off like a jerk, and it made me think about who she was as a person and why she was the way she was. It was really great to get her backstory and see all the history with her family and her ex Graham. Plus, we get to see how they interact 10 years after all the drama went down. While she definitely didn’t do everything right given the situation, I think she was really justified in the way she reacted to how she was treated by her family over the years. Especially as a teenager just trying to find herself. Graham’s trajectory from being so angry with Quinn to maybe realizing it’s not all her fault was just so satisfying. When they first see each other again, it is super uncomfortable, but seeing them together as the story progressed and they processed their feelings was really great.

I also really love how well these three bandmates support each other. Jonas, Nix, Quinn are not just a band, but also an awesome family! It’s great that they haven’t dated each other even though it’s two guys and a girl. I think that just adds more to how great of a support system they are for each other. The way Nixon is there for Quinn just made me so in love with him, and I cannot wait to read his story, Muses and Melodies. I would definitely recommend this book.

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Devney is a USA Today bestselling author who lives in Washington with her husband and two sons. Born and raised in Montana, she loves writing books set in her treasured home state. After working in the technology industry for nearly a decade, she abandoned conference calls and project schedules to enjoy a slower pace at home with her family. Writing one book, let alone many, was not something she ever expected to do. But now that she’s discovered her true passion for writing romance, she has no plans to ever stop.

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Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen

3.5 STARS

Release Date: September 22, 2020

SYNOPSIS: Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.

I didn’t know he was a rock star.

I didn’t know his real name.

Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.

And I sure never expected to see him again.

Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.


REVIEW: As an avid Sarina Bowen fan, I was very excited for this one! I know that Sarina was a little nervous about writing a book with the secret baby trope, which is completely understandable because it is a hard one to write. The main thing is that the reasons for why the baby was a secret have to be justifiable. Unfortunately, I don’t think Keira’s reason were. The story starts off great. I was intrigued at Jonas coming back to the small town where he met Keira and found soem peace. I also really enjoyed that they spent the summer as friends and learning about the hardships Kiera experienced before they met. Then it just kind of went downhill from there for me. I didn’t really enjoy the book until over halfway through. It was hard for me because while I liked past Keira, I didn’t really like present Keira or how she handled things. Her reasons just seemed a little selfish. Something I did like about this story, is that we got her brother Adam’s perspective in parts of the book. He took her in when she got pregnant, so it was kind of neat to see that third-party weigh in on what was going on. Knowing the thoughts of the man who played the male role model for the first four years of Vivi’s life, was helpful.

Jonas was a good character and I really liked his relationship with Ethan, their tour manager. Ethan has this conversation with Jonas about friendship and how he treats people around him, which gives you a lot of insight into him as a character. Although Jonas definitely was not innocent in the demise of his and Keira’s chance at HEA, I don’t feel like it was as blatant as Keira’s. Which is probably why I liked him more throughout the story. I also was a little bummed about how Quinn reacted to Keira and I’m interested to see her story in Riffs and Refrains!

Overall, I’m really interested in the Hush Notes band members and what is going to happen to each of them. I’m looking forward to the rest of the series and I thin anyone who loves some rockstar romance should definitely check them out.


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Surrender by Rachel Van Dyken

4.5 STARS

Release Date: June 23, 2020

SYNOPSIS: I’ve always been pretty bad about following the rules.
And my protégé only gave me one.
Stop hitting on his mom.
But I can’t stop thinking about her, and as a famous rockstar, I’ve always gotten what I wanted.
One week. I asked for one week of her time, where I would help Bronte get her groove back.
And then I’d walk out of her life the way I came storming in—through her front door.
The only problem is, now that I’ve had a taste, I’ve developed another addiction—her.
It doesn’t help that all of my bandmates are finally settling down and getting married, but I’ve always sworn never to surrender.
Until her.

REVIEW: When I first started this book, I had not read books 1-3 of the Seaside Pictures series. It can definitely be read as a standalone, but I sincerely enjoy getting the backstory, so I picked them up first. After meeting Drew in the previous book, Steal, I really was interested what his story would be like. There is just something about the antagonist getting their HEA that I really enjoy. The chemistry and attraction in this book burned hot and instant, but I really enjoyed the journey. These two were dealing with their own issues, but really found a connection in one another. It was like everything just fit where is was supposed to go. Rachel Van Dyken did a wonderful job of seamlessly weaving Drew and Bronte together in a way that tug at the heart strings. It was so endearing to read the scenes where Drew interacted with Amelia, Bronte’s daughter. I just felt like this book gave me the warm and fuzzies only an insta-love can give. I’m really happy I picked up the whole series!

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Baking with a Rockstar by Jasmin Miller

4 Stars!

Release Date: February 28, 2019

Synopsis: Rockstar Hudson Mitchell is over the glitz and spotlight of the music industry. Desperate for a break from the fast-paced life of fame, he retreats to the one place that has always been home.

Brooksville, California.

It’s the same place where Charlie has taken refuge, trying to build a life for herself and her young daughter. The quiet, small-town atmosphere and her new bakery venture are exactly what she needs to pick up the pieces of her shattered past.

As they spend more time together, neither of them is prepared for the effect Charlie has on Hudson, and how important she would become for his career.

Review: This romance is sweet as sugar. Charlie is just trying to work on her second-chance, which makes her hesitant. Hudson has been in his fast-paced rockstar life a little too long and has some pretty deep relationship baggage, which makes Charlie and her adorable little girl look like a dream. The journey Charlie and Hudson are on is slow with a couple bumps, but you may just want to stick it out to find out the ending. Plus, scenes with Hudson and Charlie’s daughter are some of the cutest!

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COVER REVEAL: Baking with a Rockstar by Jasmin Miller

Brooksville Series Book 1

Standalone, Contemporary Romance/New Adult

Author: Jasmin Miller

Release date: February 28th, 2019

Cover designer: Alyssa Garcia, Uplifting Designs

Synopsis: When a rockstar and a single mom become roommates, delicious sparks are bound to fly. Rockstar Hudson Mitchell is over the glitz and spotlight of the music industry. Desperate for a break from the fast-paced life of fame, he retreats to the one place that has always been home. Brooksville, California. It’s the same place where Charlie has taken refuge, trying to build a life for herself and her young daughter. The quiet, small-town atmosphere and her new bakery venture are exactly what she needs to pick up the pieces of her shattered past. As they spend more time together, neither of them is prepared for the effect Charlie has on Hudson, and how important she would become for his career.

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Excerpt

“Charlie, where do you want me next?” Hudson’s voice sounds from behind me, making me jump.

The hairs on the back of my neck rise at the sound of his rich voice—the deep timbre almost echoing across the room—as I spin around to face him. “Gosh, Hudson, can you please stop sneaking up on me like that?”

I slap his shoulder lightly, leaving a nice flour mark on his black T-shirt.

Good. Serves him right.

Today is our second day together at “work,” and I still have to get used to him being around. Thankfully, I barely saw him yesterday, since he was helping one of the contractors fix a few things outside the building while I hid in my office, hunched over a pile of papers to make sure everything’s going according to plan. I wonder if Hudson stayed away from me on purpose, giving me some time to get used to him. I’m almost certain he knows how easily some people get overwhelmed by his presence.

He grimaces, but the mischief is clearly displayed in the way his eyes sparkle. “Sorry, I didn’t mean to, but you were so absorbed in your work. There could be a meteor coming your way, and you wouldn’t know it until it hit you.”

Well, he’s got me there. When I focus on something, it’s easy for me to zone out. “Very funny.”

I glare at him playfully and study him for a moment, taking him in, from his black T-shirt all the way to his dark gray jeans that are paired with black boots. His whole outfit is covered in dust, dirt, and a few specks of paint. He looks every bit the busy worker bee he’s been, and since I’m not blind—and my hormones practically demand it—I have to admit, he couldn’t look sexier.

What Readers Say

“Sweet, sexy and funny! This is a rockstar romance that had me SWOONING and LAUGHING! Add the fact that this book also satisfied my cake addiction and we end up with a seriously fun read!-Heather, Book and a Blanket

“This story was fun and an easy read with fun-loving characters. I instantly fell in love with Hudson and the immediate bond he had with Mira. The love story between Hudson and Charlie is beautiful and just about proves that good things happen to good people.” -Drippin_inmelanin, Goodreads

“Well butter my butt and call me a biscuit, this was so cute. If you’re looking for something light to read on a lazy afternoon, this is pretty perfect. It’s just a really great “make-you-feel-good” kind of book.” -Dylan, Goodreads

“The story was unexpected, cheerful, heartbreaking, and made me feel all things at once!” -Kendra, Goodreads