Thursday, April 4, 2013

Review Music of the Heart Katie Ashley and Giveaway review by Dee


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?

I don’t know where to start with this review. This book pulled me in from the first chapter and kept me pulled in so much I stayed up all night reading.. I could not put it down. Total book hangover. Once it was over I seriously considered picking it up and reading it again. I have a thing for our rockstar book boyfriends, but this one….

he was just so cocky and sure of himself. He sucked me in just like he did Abby. Right from the get go, I wanted more Jake. 

All the rockers of Runaway Train have their own little bit of hotness about them. You have AJ who is the Latin Lover, Brayden the family man, Rhys the stud, and Jake Slater our leading man. So imagine being on a bus with all the rocker hotness and trying to fight your feelings for one of them. 
In a tour bus. In tight, cramped quarters. Fireworks are bound to go off right, of course! With a voice, body and personality like Abby’s, how could they not. She’s the blond hair blue eyed good girl. And with Abby being our stereotypical good girl, she sure does come out of her shell a little throughout her journey. And what a journey it is. That good girl sure does land the ultimate leading man. She brings out his good side, the one usually hidden that no one gets to see, and it is so worth it. She’s his angel and what a pair they make.

I loved how the book had so much light heartedness to it. But I also liked the realness of the story line. There are some hardships our boy goes through. Some real life hardships. It’s not all lollipops and roses. While Abby is there through it all, she becomes Jake’s glue. Boy does he need it. He needs her to keep him together and she needs him just as badly. He teaches her how to perform in front on a stage and she teaches him how to love. They teach each other how to love. But their love has its ups and downs. Just like real life. It’s never easy, but so worth it.  A journey they take together.
I loved it. Highly suggested.

I gave this 5/5

Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley Playlist
Abby sings an acoustic guitar version for the boy of Adele's Someone Like You.
Abby gives Jake a run for his money by knowing how to play AC/DC's Highway to Hell
AJ and Abby dance to the La Tropa Vallenata version of Los Caminos de la Vida
AJ and Abby sing a duet to Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton's Islands in the Stream
Abby proves Jake wrong singing Madonna's Like a Virgin
Abby tries to get Jake to keep song writing by mentioning Eric Clapton's Tears in Heaven
Then Alter Bridge's In Loving Memory
 And Dolly Parton's I Will Always Love You
And singing in codes like in the 60's with The Byrds Mr. Tambourine Man
Abby is dancing to Michael Jackson's Beat It while cleaning the bus when Jake interrupts her!
Jake helps Abby prepare for her duet with Garrett to Jason Aldean and Kelly Clarkson's Don't You Want To Stay
Jake and Abby hang out together and jam to duets like Conway Twitty and Loretta Lynn's Louisiana Woman, Mississippi Man
Ozzy Osbourne and Lita Ford's Close My Eyes Forever
For her first song with her brothers, the boys of Jacob's Ladder, Abby sings a cover of The Band Perry's If I Die Young
At his sister, Allison's, Sweet Sixteen, Jake sings Chrissy Hynde's Forever Young for her.
At the Sweet Sixteen, AJ and Abby dance to Paula Rubio's Dame Otro Tequila to show how the kids how it's done
One of the most important song is Aerosmith's Angel that Jake sings to Abby on stage
Susan asks Abby to sing the old hymn Angel Band for her.
With her brothers, Abby sings Pink's Beam Me Up at Susan's Benefit Concert
She also sings Pink's Great Escape, which she dedicates to Jake
At the benefit concert, Jake and Abby do a duet to Tim McGraw and Faith Hill's I Need You
They also sing Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed's All I Ever Needed 


Katie Ashley is the New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author of The Proposition. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs and one outnumbered cat. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo. 

She spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

She also writes Young Adult fiction under the name Krista Ashe.




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