Sunday, 15 December 2013

Sound Bites: A Rock & Roll Love Story by Rachel K. Burke

The Book
Release Date: 5 December 2013

Renee Evans has a knack for trouble. After walking in on her best friend and boyfriend in bed together, twenty-five year-old Renee flees sunny Los Angeles and her dream job as a music journalist and returns to her hometown of Boston – only to meet Dylan Cavallari, the mysterious, aspiring musician who lives in her apartment building. Dylan’s piercing gaze and womanizing demeanor make him exactly the type of guy that Renee should steer clear of – which is most likely the reason she falls for him. But when Renee’s troublesome ex comes back and threatens to drive her and Dylan apart, Renee is forced to face her past and save her relationship with Dylan before it's too late.

Sound Bites dramatizes what happens when Renee finds herself caught between a painful past and an uncertain future. Happiness turns out to be within her grasp, but it all depends on whether she can trust herself enough to make the right decisions. Sound Bites is a novel about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, and the power of music to help you find your way.

My Opinion  3 STARS
**ARC Provided by Netgalley and HarperCollins UK for an honest review**

The author sets the scene well as Renee tells us of how she met her bet friend Justine and of how she met her boyfriend David in LA where she had moved for UCLA.  Then we get the part where she goes over to her boyfriends house one day as she gets home early only to find him in bed with her best friend.

Back home in Boston where she has just moved back she meets the boy who lives above her, Dylan.

The relationship swift moves to friendship and she meddles with his music as she exclaims at how brilliant he is.  She pushes him in to auditioning with some friends of hers and his music takes off even though he is scares of public performances.

Both act like moody twenty somethings who both have a little experience of the world, but are ultimately both still finding themselves.

The relationship is both sweet and annoying and the ending twist was good even if i didn't immediately see if coming. 

Her friend Beth is a star and I would love to have her as a friend.  Justine even with the one slip is also a good friend and I'm glad with the ways things ended with them. 

I good sweet read.

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