I honestly don’t have the words to tell you how lovely this story is. I’ve been saving it because the world has been so upside-down and reading has been hard, but this book is just exploding with joy and music and romance and feelings. Luke and Vada won me over from the very beginning of their story and I devoured this book in about 2 sittings, and honestly would have read it in one of things like work and sleep hadn’t gotten in my way. 🙂
Hahn did a magnificent job of keeping the tension just right between the characters. The pacing is perfect, and there is just enough drama, just enough angst to keep you turning page after page, wanting to know when these characters will figure it out already. LoL. This book is a beautiful ride, filled with the true melody of what it’s like to be in love. I love every word, and every song woven through it.
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?