One Song Away
by Molli Moran
Release Date: December 1st, 2014
ebook, 200 pages
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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Goodreads Summary: She needs a fill-in boyfriend. He needs a favor. It’s the perfect, no-strings arrangement until they both realize it’s too real…
Wright’s life is like a bad country song on repeat. She keeps running
into her cheating ex, her songwriting career isn't taking off, and her
roommate just kicked her out of their apartment. With nothing to lose,
she decides to do the one thing she said she’d never do: she moves back
home. She left her small Southern town with big dreams, but now she’s
going home with empty pockets.
Life moves at a slower pace in
Sophie’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hometown, but her well-meaning,
matchmaking mama doesn't have a slow gear. Sophie invents a boyfriend to
hold off her mother’s efforts, but she’s out of luck when her mom wants
to meet him. Sophie panics until she runs into Jake Cooper. Her high
school crush (and former best friend) is back in town, too, and when he
asks her for a favor, she agrees...on one condition. He says he’ll be
her fill-in boyfriend, so it should be simple: re-introduce him to her
family and then “break up” with him after a few weeks.
sure she’ll be able to resist Jake this time. Sure, she was in love with
him years ago, but that was then. This is now, no matter how great he
looks, or how she feels around him. But she didn't bargain for moments
that feel all too genuine. Dates that don’t seem fake. Kisses that leave
her shaken and wanting more. Sweet moments where she forgets they
aren't really dating. And she didn't count on old feelings resurfacing
and complicating their arrangement—which is starting to feel less like
acting and more like the real deal.
Soon, Sophie can’t tell which
kisses are real or fake, but she knows she’s in deep...and she thinks
Jake is, too. When she gets a chance to go back to Nashville and chase
her dreams again, she has a choice to make: stay or go? Continue hoping
that the life she wants is one song away, or finally write her own song?
The title somewhat has a poetic feel to it. One Song Away kind of makes sense considering that Sophie is an inspiring songwriter. Anyways, fill-in boyfriend? Yep. I think so. I totally love those cliche ideas and things that people will probably never do. Or maybe they do. Not sure. :)
Let's start off with the characters.
Sophie Claire - a country girl going to the city to make some big bucks. But in this case, she wasn't successful and had to go back home. Okay. Had some bad taste in men along the way. No new besties. And well, no other place to live. I guess. Sophie was a bit intriguing. She didn't really have that much story to her other than being the main character.
Jake - Of course, the love interest is always more mysterious. Since we don't really know his side of the story to begin with. Jake definitely sounds like a hunk. He's supposed to be model status and all. Jeez. Wonder where all the model status boys of my city went. :D But anyways, ex-best friend of Sophie. Interesting. And she always had a crush on him. And Jake turned out to be even hotter than when he was in high school! Good riddance! Jake is interesting, I guess. Kind of flirty.
I think I liked the idea behind the characters more. The plot of fill-in boyfriends and faking things that turned out to be real. Well, it's always been there for Sophie. So the real question is does Jake want it to be real? Although Sophie keeps on telling herself she won't fall for Jake again,who is she kidding? She was in love him before. He got a hot personality. And the looks. Kind of successful. How can you not fall for that?
Well, I really liked the book just kept on flowing. It wasn't super long, but not too short. Very satisfying. So if you're looking for a fun, quick, new adult read, here's one for you.
The content is not very explicit. At all. There is one intimate scene. Plus some little romance here and there. I was expecting more since she's probably college age. But otherwise, a fun breezy read!
The Rating: 7~