By: Samantha Chase
Release Date: February 7, 2017
Series: Band on the Run #1
Matt Reed was living the dream until a bad career move sends him back to his hometown for much-needed privacy. Instead, he finds someone he never expected: the woman whose steamy kiss he remembers like it was yesterday.
Vivienne Forrester finally has her life in order... until Matt moves back to town. She doesn't want to think about the time she threw caution to the wind with him, but running into him everywhere, it's impossible not to...
I absolutely adore books that include music or musicians so this book was right up my alley. I love that it is the beginning of a series and I get to experience it from the very start. Samantha Chase did a great job bringing you into this world of musicians and characters where everything isn’t so perfect but it’s how you get over your hurdles that define the person you will become.
We have a prelude to a couple years before the book starts and it’s a great way to introduce the main love interest, they’ve met before but not both of them will remember. It was great and really its many girl’s fantasies, first this is your brother’s best friend, second he’s now a rock star, and I mean really who wouldn’t want that? The two couldn’t be more different from one another but it’s the complimenting of each other’s personality that makes them work the right way.
Matt Reed is on a hiatus after having had some bad backlash of his performance on Broadway, hey that kind of stage is not for everyone. So he’s hiding out at his best friend’s house, where Aaron’s sister happens to live in the guest house next door to the main house. First off the scenery in this book the description of the house, the kitchen, the food and the location is amazing, makes me really want to go there to relax. Regardless this was a recipe for something very interesting and not a disaster at all. There was an attraction there from the very beginning, and according to preface even longer than that.
It was pure joy watching them get to know one another again and enjoying each other’s company. It was a joy watching them grow and learn from one another, whether it was about food or family, relationships or responsibilities they conquered it because they each made the other person better. Vivienne was very OCD, there is no other way to explain it but she felt some type of way about her parents, it’s tough I can completely relate to her in the story about some people acting differently towards you than others around you, it’s hard. But I like the way she resolved her issues at the end of the book. Same with Matt, although his situation was a little harder you can’t really define what’s more dire to one person, after all you aren’t the one living in their shoes.
Overall this was a really great start to the series and I can’t wait to see who comes up next! Love the cover, it’s initially what got me interested in the book, again a musician and he’s quite good looking, I’m all for it!
I received this book from NetGalley and Sourcebooks Casablanca, so that I may give my honest opinion and a review. Whether it is good or not please do not let it discourage you from purchasing/reading the book yourself and forming your own opinion. What might be good for me may not be good for you and vice versa. With that said, Happy Reading Everyone!!!