Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse Nuttall for Kindle Friends Forever
The prologue opened my appetite! But after reading the first few chapters, this book gave me the impression that it was focused on chick lit fiction causing slight confusion. How wrong I was though! There is no doubt whatsoever that the author’s method of writing this beautiful love story wasn’t by any means in her madness! She has managed to develop her protagonists’ lives with all their vicissitudes over a long period of time without boring the reader. In fact, I read Brittan, Cane and Jordon’s story in just one sitting and believe you me, it’s not a short read! However, I would have liked to have seen this book in a series because not only are there so many more interesting characters that play an important part, but there are also some details that could have been exploited more.
I really had no problem connecting with the author’s personae and instantly fell in love with Brittan. The story starts when she’s a teenager and hanging out on the beach with Roxie, a little crazy and with a bubbly personality who will calm down as she get older, but she’s always there to give Britten good advice. When the going gets tough, she’ll stand by Brittan regardless and that’s exactly what one would wish for in a best buddy. Do you believe in love at first sight? Well, you will after being introduced to Brittan and Cane! Theirs is a sweet romance and here the author has taken utmost care in describing a relationship with no boundaries.
They get older, swear their love has no end, and then the unthinkable happens! Under these circumstances, what does happen is certainly feared by most loved ones and their families when someone dear to them goes to war. The author describes all that they go through with extreme sensitivity. Brittan breaks down. Even though she knows her heart will never be owned by another, she struggles on, and the only thing which relieves her pain is her music which she puts her heart and soul into it. Before her talent really takes off in the music world, she is forced to do something her music label insists on. She eventually pulls through and the book picks up at an incredible speed when she has the opportunity to audition for the lead singer in Beyond Redemption.
Jordon is frigging gorgeous. He’s sex on legs and the women fall at his feet! Tattooed in all the right places, this lead guitarist plays in an up and coming indie band called Tempting Tomorrow and guess what, they’re going to tour with Beyond Redemption for six months! To say that he and Brittan are attracted to each other would be an understatement. She’s been whoring around since her personal tragedy and not the slightest bit interested in having a stable relationship with anyone. Now then, do you think Jordon is the right man to convince her otherwise with his reputation? Maybe what starts of as very hot meaningless sex could turn into something more solid. You’ll have to wait and see if you want to find out what is in store for this highly libidinous couple and what the future holds for them.
It’s an awful shame I had issues with the editing since the storyline is realistic, has a lot of flow, and had me in tears more than once! Nevertheless, I highly recommend this read and am looking forward to reading more from Ms Jamie.