Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley
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?
For weeks Katie teased her fans with quotes from this book. I looked forward to it coming out as it seemed like it was going to be a sweet sweet story. Guess what....that it is!
I tell you that Jake Slater is a piece of work. He has demons he has to deal with and is a total douche to Abby quite a few times. She has such a giving heart and is able to see right through his crap. I love a girl that sees through the bad boy exterior to the good inside.
Abby was raised by missionaries and won't take crap off anyone. She's sweet and innocent. Finding herself on the Runaway Train tour bus instead of her brother's Jacob's Ladder bus turns into a week long experience of ups and downs with Jake and the boys. She becomes Jake's lean to. He shows her so much emotion then shuts down when he doesn't think he can show her anymore.
It's a good thing her parents taught her forgiveness and perseverance because she definitely needs it with Jake.
The interesting question is will Jake keep Abby for himself or will he push her away completely?
Fantastic book! 5/5 stars