Thursday, 19 June 2014
More Than Music (Chasing the Dream #1) by Elizabeth Briggs
Release Date: 17 June 2014
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.
*** New Adult romance suitable for 17+ due to mature content. ***
My Opinion 5 STARS
**Copy Provided by NetGalley and Elizabeth Briggs for an honest review**
I LOVED this book. It was a really fun read and made you really wonder what its like being in a reality show and how things can go either against you and how tough you need to be sometimes.
I loved that all of the band characters were geeks to an extent, even as they were cool in other ways, especially that Maddie could play so many different instruments.
The push and pull of Maddie and Jared was also done well and I couldn't help but smile at the at the end of the book.
I would definitely say that it is one of my favourite New Adult books at the moment!!