I am so excited to be part of the blog tour for Sound Bites: A Rock & Roll Love Story by Rachel K. Burke. This tour is hosted by AToMR (A Tale of Many Reviews)
Format: ebook (ARC)
Pages/Size: 148/307 KB
Published: January 2012
Genre: Fiction, Chick Lit
My Rating: 4.5/5
Summary (from amazon.com):
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.
Review:**NOTE: A copy of this novel was provided by the author. However, no compensations were made and this review reflects my honest thoughts and feelings.**
Do you love him? Want to be his friend? Or do you just plain HATE him? These are all the questions that Renee asks herself as she works out what she really wants to do about the man that ditched her (for her best friend, no less) and the man who lives above her.
Being a huge fan of chick lit and cheesy romance stories, the synopsis for Sound Bites really made it seem like a book that I would enjoy and boy, was I ever right. From the beginning, I knew that the read would be quick as it was a very short story but as I dove in, I found that I couldn't STOP reading and that by the end, I wished there were another 100 pages so I wouldn't have to stop.
The characters in this book were so engaging. I found myself being a true cheerleader for Renee and as she began to turn her life around, my heart would feel more full for her. While her story wasn't all roses and it really seemed like two steps forward, one step back, the overall flow of the story was very well written. Dylan was, by far, my favourite character. I loved how he was able to show his true feelings even though he may not have been trying to. Even though you have a feeling where the story may be leading, the bumps in the road are so unexpected that I was left guessing how things would turn out until the VERY LAST PAGE.
Overall, this was a very well written, thoroughly enjoyable story and I definitely hope that there will be more of Renee and Dylan in the future.