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Music of the Heart - Katie Ashley 3.5 Stars for this Sweet, 'Music of the Heart,' read.

"I had made a bet with the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train to stay on their bus for an entire week. What the hell had I been thinking?"


"My experience with guys was pretty much non-existent."

Our leading lady is Abby, she's 21 and innocent; a singer, guitarist, and training to be a nurse. A hard working sweet, beautiful girl who’s sassy and feisty.....

"You're like a guy's wet dream." ~ Jake

Our hunk of a man is Jake, '...sexy as hell,' and a complete, 'manwhore.' He uses women for sex and sex only but is this what he really wants????

There are times in the book where Jake shows his vulnerability, his caring side; he's afraid he's not good enough for Abby..... and this is when you fall in love with him and swoon!!!

So we've established this story is about your innocent girl meets bad boy rock star, the leading characters have interesting back stories and a fabulous supporting cast......Music of the Heart has all the elements for an enjoyable sexy read and that's what it was for me, light, sweet, nice and enjoyable.

**To make it epic and amazingly fabulous it needed more, for me personally......Why????

*At times the conversations between characters were a little unbelievable and even unnecessary, in my opinion. Sometimes you don't need a big signpost to know something…..us savvy readers can deduce the obvious.

*I found it difficult to truly believe parts of the story how much she still wants and desires Jake 2 minutes after hearing him have sex with another girl??? Also the 'drama' at the end, where he rejects her, was again not really plausible for the character or situation, imo

...all that said I still enjoyed it and even loved it in places, I found myself smiling through most of it, apart from when it made me cry.....'feeling' is good....I just needed something more...more angst.....more truth in the writing.....more showing and less telling.

Sometimes it warmed my heart, made it swell and was 4 star worthy and then at the other end of the spectrum I found I was cringing at the cheesiness......I guess it comes down to~

Do I think the character would actually say that and in a lot of cases, in this book the answer was no....sorry

There were some truly beautiful lines and sentiments.......


"...she taught me about the gift of giving your heart to someone." Jake about his Angel

"He has a tender heart and a giving soul."

"...forgiveness is so much easier than regret." Jake's Mum

There were some delicious sexy times.....

"....my body hummed in response to his closeness."

"Mmm, you have magic fingers." Jake chuckled. "You have no idea, babe."

In the end of course they lived happily-ever-after, which was lovely......

"As a self-respecting dude, I'd never believed in fairy tales, but in that moment, I did. I'd found my angel to live happily-ever-after with.

I don't think it's a bad read, just not my perfect book in this space in time. I liked it I just wasn't in love with it, maybe another day and my thoughts may have been different. I know many others have loved it more, so if you like Rock Stars, a sweet love story and fancy a nice light read then pick up this book, I think you'll enjoy it!!! ♥