Author: Laurelin McGee
Publisher: St Martin’s Press
Rating: 4.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
Type: Novel in Series
Received from Publisher
Blurb: Welcome to a seductive world where two solo artists combine their talents-and their hearts-to make beautiful music together…
SHE’S GETTING INTO THE GROOVE
Lacy Dawson is a young singer-songwriter with a record deal, a studio gig, and a serious case of writer’s block. After looking for love songs in all the wrong places, she finds inspiration at an online support group called Song Writers Anonymous. Thanks to one mysterious member who motivates her and inspires her, Lacy’s career is back on track. But is she ready to meet her sexy musical muse…face to face?
HE MAKES HER HEART SKIP A BEAT
Eli is definitely interested in hooking up with Lacy, aka “LoveCoda.” But between writing her new album and his band’s success, they can’t find the time to face the music-or each other-about their burgeoning online romance. All that changes when Eli and Lucy get booked on tour together. In person, the attraction is all too real and explosive. They both should walk away, but once they are in each other’s arms, there is no turning back…
Review: What a great romance! I’d read the first in the series and this one was a great follow up book. The emotional growth and the way the characters bonded made this much more than your regular romance, and I now have my new mantra: everyone’s faking it!
The story has a lot of depth to it and it shows even in the beginning. The slow reveal of her fiance Lance’s cause of death, the writers block, the tremendous excitement of being asked to go on tour, Eli’s sad childhood. All of these things and more contributed to the story arc.
I found the juxtaposition of helping her sister plan a wedding when her own fiance was gone and her wedding obviously wasn’t going to happen heartbreaking and yet realistic at the same time. It seems like the older you get the more these bittersweet things occur. I think the author did a great job walking the fine line between making the female lead, Lacy, a martyr or an insecure woman mired in self pity. It could have gone either way, but I found Lacy to be someone who was dealing with her crap pretty honestly. I liked seeing her bloom as she gained confidence in her songwriting and performing.
And Eli. Poor guy. He just couldn’t catch a break. I was really proud of his emotional growth in the book as well. He needed to grow a spine and he did eventually.
The best part was waiting for the two main characters to realize the secret identities of their screen loves. That one had me cranky! I wanted them to figure that $h@t out!!
Super fun read with characters you could really root for. Thanks!