Sunday, June 22, 2014

Elizabeth Briggs' "More Than Music" + Florence/Calvin Harris' "Spectrum"

From Goodreads:

Music major Maddie Taylor seems to have her life all figured out. She’s just finished her junior year of college, has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, and plans to go to grad school to write movie scores. Only her roommates know she practices guitar every night and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don't get to be rock stars.

Tattooed singer Jared Cross has a new girl every week, but when he catches Maddie playing one of his songs, she attracts his attention in an unexpected way. His band needs a fourth member for The Sound, a reality TV show competition—and he wants her. Though Maddie refuses to be another notch on Jared’s bedpost, she agrees to risk everything for the chance to be a rock star. 

Once on the show, Maddie discovers there’s more to Jared behind his flirty smile, and with each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore. When the show pressures Jared to flaunt his player image, they’re forced to keep their relationship secret, but Maddie can’t help but want something real.

As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.

I received a copy of this book from NetGalley for review.

I've been following Elizabeth on Twitter for awhile, and when I heard that she had an NA book out, I wanted to read it. Her musical taste is pretty close to my own, and for some reason I really love when authors have similar tastes to my own - it makes me trust them, somehow.

I really enjoyed this book - the only thing better than a cute guy is a cute guy who can sing. But the best part of this book is Maddie - she starts off shy, keeping her talents to herself, but she finally decides to go after what it is she wants, to embrace her true talents. You have to love when a character faces up to their wants and goes after them.  

I recommend giving this book a try. It's a nice, easy read and I tore through it.

You can read the first chapter here!

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