Music Notes by Lacey Black – Review

Music Notes

Music Notes_Amazon (1)Synopsis

Sing.

That’s what I came to do.

I was prepared to do just that until I walked into my audition and saw him. Tall, mysterious, and gorgeous to boot, he was sitting at the coaches’ table with three others, ready to judge my performance, and decide my future. Yet, since I’d walked onto the stage, he continued to look at anything but me. So, I did the one thing I was there to do: sing. When I opened my mouth and let those words spill from my lips, he finally looked up. Those startling, dark eyes collided with mine with such intensity that I knew one thing for certain: I would never be the same.

I am Layne Carter, newest contestant on Rising Star, the biggest singing competition on reality television. Nothing can stop me from giving this show my all. Not my horrible diva roommate. Not the fact that I’m terribly homesick and miss my family. And certainly not my uncontrollable growing attraction to my coach, Beau Tanner, award winning country superstar. Nothing will stand in my way.

And I’m wrong.

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Review

3.5 Stars

My Thoughts

I immediately fell in love with the premise of this book. With a  singing reality show and an off limits relationship how can you go wrong? Layne Carter is trying out to be America’s next Rising Star. She’s a little bit rock and roll and her new coach is a little bit country, but can the music of love prevail?

I liked Layne and the song choices throughout the show were pretty amazing. There was so much stupid drama and crap going on that it distracted me through most of the book, but it could have also been my hatred for Shawna. I know you were supposed to not like Shawna and her diva ways, but my skin crawled every time she was even mentioned. OK back to the actual story. I loved Beau and his southern drawl. He and Layne had chemistry that was off the charts. I really liked that Beau did not push for anything while they were on the show and didn’t want to hurt her chances of winning. This was a super slow burn book and while I appreciate the choices made and the way the relationship progressed I still wanted a little more from the romance side of the story.

What I loved about Music Notes was getting a behind the scenes look at the fast paced, drama filled, crazy world of reality music competitions – Lacey Black also let the book no matter which ending you chose had a HEA one way or another. It was like a choose your adventure and I did exactly the same thing I did when I was a kid and read them both. There were elements I loved from both of the endings, but I would have liked to see them blended together instead of two separate endings.

Overall I really liked the book, but the slow burn did not hold my attention as much as I wanted it to. I highly recommend this book if you like a long build up, a little music, and a lot of drama in your relationships.

A review copy was provided by Inkslinger PR for an honest review.

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Reading Order and Buy Links

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About the Author

Lacey Black is a Midwestern girl with a passion for reading, writing, and shopping. She carries her e-reader with her everywhere she goes so she never misses an opportunity to read a few pages. Always looking for a happily ever after, Lacey is passionate about contemporary romance novels and enjoys it further when you mix in a little suspense. She resides in a small town in Illinois with her husband, two children, and a chocolate lab. Lacey loves watching NASCAR races, shooting guns, and should only consume one mixed drink because she’s a lightweight.

Lacey’s debut novel, Trust Me, was released in August 2014 and has been an Amazon Bestseller twice for Free e-books, as well as #1 for Contemporary Romance. All of the Rivers Edge books have been bestsellers in the Romance and Contemporary Romance categories.

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