Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Title: Music of the Heart
Author: Katie Ashley
My Rating: B 

Genre: Contemporary Romance 
Series: Runaway Train #1
Main CharactersAbby and Jake
Release Date: March 2013
Publisher: -
Links to Purchase
Sexual Intensity: hot

Story Overview:
For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

My Quickie Review:
The set-up for this book was cute. The story line was pretty good. I especially loved that the band Abby was trying to hook up was her brothers' Christian band vs. the hard-rocking, hard-partying bus she ended up on. It created an interesting story line with lots of stress for Abby's family in the periphery. I also found myself really fascinated by her brothers' band, too. 

It was definitely the typical good girl meets bad boy and is tempted story. Because the story is a tried and true, there were moments when the dialogue felt a bit stilted or corny. But overall, I only rolled my eyes a few times and could ignore that because I enjoyed the story enough otherwise. I definitely plan to stick with the series and continue reading the other books, both already out and the ones still to come.

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