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Monday, March 2, 2015

Book Review: One Song Away by Molli Moran

One Song AwayOne 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…

Sophie-Claire 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.

Sophie is 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?

Book Review: 
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~

Happy Reading~

1 comment:

  1. I actually kind of like that this isn't explicit, sometimes we get a little to much of that in reads. ;)


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