I Did it! I finished a book. This is only the second book I have really sat down and read that I wanted to read this year. So this is an achievement. Just like most of my other blog posts this will be a short review and NO SPOILERS. Here we go.
About the Book
Growing up under his punk rocker dad’s spotlight, eighteen-year-old Luke Greenly knows fame and wants nothing to do with it. His real love isn’t in front of a crowd, it’s on the page. Hiding his gift and secretly hoarding songs in his bedroom at night, he prefers the anonymous comfort of the locally popular podcast he co-hosts with his outgoing and meddling, far-too-jealousy-inspiringly-happy-with-his-long-term-boyfriend twin brother, Cullen. But that’s not Luke’s only secret. He also has a major un-requited crush on music blogger, Vada Carsewell.
Vada’s got a five year plan: secure a job at the Loud Lizard to learn from local legend (and her mom’s boyfriend) Phil Josephs (check), take over Phil’s music blog (double check), get accepted into Berkeley’s prestigious music journalism program (check, check, check), manage Ann Arbor’s summer concert series and secure a Rolling Stone internship. Luke Greenly is most definitely NOT on the list. So what if his self-deprecating charm and out-of-this-world music knowledge makes her dizzy? Or his brother just released a bootleg recording of Luke singing about some mystery girl on their podcast and she really, really wishes it was her?
An excellent follow up to Erin Hahn’s first book. While the first focuses on rock music it still has that wonderful love behind it.
Two people who have an unmistakable connection but just haven’t figured out the other one feels the same. It’s a trope that keeps giving. With dual POV this delivers on the cute factor. The story progresses with significant growth by each character but also a bond that doesn’t just show up in one page. We see Vada confront her past and learn just how special she is. Luke comes into his own from being a rocker family protege to his own cheerleader.
Should you pre-order
Are you a fan of friends to lovers, ska music, or looking up every music video mentioned then this is for you. Just be aware that you will need to have music open so you can look up every mentioned song.