on September 12, 2013
Genres: Contemporary Romance, New Adult, Romance
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"Music is a Moral Law, It Gives Soul to the Universe"- Plato
Sometimes it doesn't matter how long you know a person. The effect they can have on you can happen after four seconds or four years.
In Chase Taylor's case - it's both.
Avery McGuire doesn't just flip on a light inside of her - he sets a blaze to everything holding her back. After only a week together, he has to leave, but he strikes a match before walking away that won't easily burn out.
Four years later, Chase finds herself face to face with the boy -now rock star - who changed everything. The same one she still can't admit to falling head over heels in love with. She has no idea that her world is about to get rocked, in more ways than one.
Chase meets Avery at a bar.
She’s eighteen and he’s 21. She’s there to sing on stage for the first time ever on stage. He’s there celebrating with his brother.
A kiss is shared. A few hours of talking. Chase leaves to go home with her best friend Vic. She doesn’t know if she’ll see Avery again. But she does the very next day when he shows up in her hometown. They end up spending a few days seeing each other. Just long enough to share an intimate moment and for just long enough for Chase to fall in love.
They both know that Avery has to leave for New York. Chase knows her parents would never condone her seeing Avery. Her parents OMG I really did not like her parents. I’m sure there are some people out there that are religious and raise their children like that but I have a hard time distinguishing where it crosses over to abuse. Chase isn’t abused in the physical sense. She’s just very sheltered. No music, no tv, no computer on school, church, and chores. She craves music though and she hides from them her abilities to sing.
I won’t share what happens but the poop hits the fan and poof it’s now 4 years later.
Avery is now a rock star and Chase is struggling to get into the music industry.
Chase and Vic are still bff’s and living together. I really really liked Vic. I don’t know what it is about stories with girlfriends but I always end up liking the best friend. They tend to have killer personalities and Vic does not disappoint!
So to say things are complicated would be an understatement. Chase has been following her dreams and learning who she is. She’s no longer a brunette but now a purple haired, tattooed, and pierced beauty. Avery is very much attached when they finally do see each other again and this is where the story gets interesting.
Chase gets to meet Avery’s band members, who make up the Vengeful Honor. All of these guys have big personalities and I can really see myself loving them all. I can’t wait to see where this series goes. Anyway…..with Avery unavailable and his band member Jesse showing interest in Chase….well there ensues the craziness.
This is one hell of a love triangle.
Avery pretty much pushes Chase into Jesse’s arms. A confused, somewhat naive Chase allows herself to be pushed. Jesse is blissfully unaware. It was all a big mess if you ask me.
I didn’t really take to Avery like I had hoped. He showed some promise in the beginning but then he sort of fizzled out for me. I honestly didn’t think he was interested in Chase. I believed his “let’s be friends” story. He just came across as wussy and almost uncaring. I don’t know he was confusing to me. Until the end. In the end he put on his big girl panties and finally I saw the Avery that deserved Chase.
Avery, I really liked. I’m all for strong women and she definitely comes across as a defiant little thing. I liked wild Chase. She was fun and quirky and I liked that she knew who she was and who she wanted to be. I also liked her internal struggles for Avery and Jesse. The conflict felt real and the emotions were spot on. I could definitely believe what she was going through.
Jesse, Jesse, Jesse
I fell hard for Jesse. I was actually rooting for Jesse. I wanted Chase and Jesse to stay together and make sexy beautiful music together. He for me was the star of this book. He was honest. He was gorgeous. I felt like I could really hear him in my head by the description the author gives us of his voice. I felt connected to Jesse and I just wanted more and more and more of him.
But he’s a causality in this love triangle and my silver lining is knowing that book 2 is his story.
My biggest issue with this book? The names of the characters.
Chase and Avery
My husband was laughing at me while I grumbled and complained about how confused I was. I kept forgetting that Chase was the girl and Avery the boy. I would have to stop and go back and read again because I couldn’t understand why Avery was saying what I thought Chase should be saying. I HATED THEIR NAMES!
Silly right I mean in the big scheme of things it doesn’t make or break a story? What can I say, I was confused? 🙂
I am very much looking forward to reading more from L.A. Bressett. I thought this was an awesome debut and I just know that Jesse’s story is going to ROCK!
*A copy of this book was kindly provided by the author in exchange for an honest review*
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Angie yells out that she is going to take a minute to look over a few shots and figure out what she wants to shoot next. A few people come over to touch up our makeup and rearrange a few limbs while we wait.
“I’m pretty sure that I had this exact dream last night,” Adam chokes out when Vic is told to move. She drapes a long leg across his, and wraps an arm around his chest.
I hear my friend giggle, “I bet you did. I star in a lot of dreams; at least that’s what I’m told.”
Almost instantly, Avery speaks up.
“Where are you from, Victoria?”
My friend hesitates a whole second, and then answers proudly, “Texas. Born and raised.”
Jesse busts out laughing, “Oh god, don’t tell Avery that! He has an obsession with that state.”
Avery’s body tenses slightly underneath me.
“I do not have an obsession.”
Kennedy finally breaks his silence, “Dude, you kind of do. I get it. The southern accent is kind of hot.”
Victoria’s smile lights the room as she turns in Kennedy’s direction and winks at him. Suddenly, the gleam forming in her eye begins to worry me.
“Well it must be your lucky day, Melanie there is a Texan, too,” Vic states playfully, in a move that I can only assume is one to reveal me. The anger in me starts to rise as I picture strangling her pretty neck right here on the green screen. They could even CGI in some explosions afterward for dramatic effect, but I was about to kill me a model.
Avery’s eyes soften as he looks over at me and whispers, “I’m not obsessed, but your home state is, well it’s pretty amazing.”
Something in his words tugs at my heart. Thankfully, we are interrupted by an intern as it’s my turn for a touch up. Insisting I stay put in his lap, they quickly do it right there, pinning me in the most awkward moment of my life for just a minute longer. When they finish, I stand up quickly, needing a moment to breath. I lean down to fix the heel of my shoe, or at least that’s my excuse.
“No way! Can I see that?” Jesse asks from close behind me. I turn to see him now standing beside Avery.
“Who me? See what?” I ask anxiously.
“The tattoo on your back. What is it, wings?” Jesse inquires with a wicked sparkle in his eyes.
I blush slightly, “Yeah, those are wings.”
Avery’s eyes fall on my face and he stares hard.
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