Review: Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

Posted April 11, 2013 by Lucy in New Adult, Review / 0 Comments

Review:  Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley
Music of the Heart (Runaway Train, #1)
By: Katie Ashley

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Genres: Contemporary Romance

Series: Runaway Train #1
Published on March 24th 2013
Published by Katie Ashley Productions
Pages: 369
Format: Kindle

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?

I really wanted to rate more than 3.5 to this book, but I have to be honest, there were too many WHAT THE HECK moments for me, in the end, I felt really conflicted…

I love a good rocker novel, and when both characters are musicians that really makes me happy. I thought Abby and Jake’s story was sweet and funny. Though I enjoyed it, and it was another page turner for me, thus I really wish I would’ve liked it more. I couldn’t get past the fact that Jake might possibly have some sort of multiple personality disorder, he has that passionate music writer side that would melt every girls’ heart, and then he has that egotistical, cruel rocker side. One moment he would act like the biggest jerk, and then next thing you know he is pouring out of his heart bagging Abby to forgive her, and telling Abby that he has been waiting for someone like her for all his life. I felt like it could’ve gone smoother, but it was more like a switch, he literary switch from cruel to sweet, the situations were often too absurd that I just kept thinking WHAT THE HECK.

Also for someone as headstrong as Abby, I thought there were times she was way too forgiving. I know she’s young, but given her personality, it doesn’t make sense to me that she would just forget the fact that Jack had sex with another woman, and says cruel things to her. And all it took was for him to confess his feelings and she would just forgive all other negative things he did to her. Even for someone as nonjudgmental and understanding as Abby, I thought it was just another WHAT THE HECK moment.

The story about Jake and his mother were emotional, and heartbroken, Jake and his mother had a strong, loving relationship. I thought it was lovely how much he loves his mother, and how he would asks his mother for help when he messed up with Abby. He showed that underneath his jerky, badass rock star side, he does care. Which is where I felt conflicted, the emotional part of Jake were lovely, but when things were tough then he buries the emotional of him, and switch over to the dark side. It just made me want to scream. It’s not so much as Jake has a dark side that bothers me, I mean who doesn’t have a dark side. But it’s how it would happen then how it makes me feeling dizzying and keep thinking WHAT THE HECK.

Music of the Heart was funny, emotional and sweet, Abby and Jack’s love story would suck you right into their world and leaving you feeling dizzy perhaps with a smile. Check it out if you are looking for rocker love story that has little more heat, low dramas, emotional and fun read.

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