JUST A GIRL

JUST A GIRL                                                     ELLIE CAHILL

After getting kicked out of her own band—by her own boyfriend—Presley Mason finds herself back in Wisconsin, helping her parents run their renowned music store. Instead of belting out powerhouse vocals to sold-out crowds in L.A., she’s stocking shelves and inspecting rental violins. But the shop isn’t all bad: When she’s vacuuming up late one night, she bumps into the guitar teacher with the smoldering amber eyes and the killer tattoo. And that’s when things take an interesting turn.
 
Presley soon finds that Paul Kellerman is as good in bed as he is on guitar. So why isn’t he stoked to share his band, Jukebox Bleu, with her? Turns out Paul has crippling stage fright, which he’s been self-medicating without much success. But when Jukebox Bleu’s lead singer gets called for military service, the other members beg Presley to front them. Even though she swore never to mix men with music again, the temptation to perform is almost as intense as her chemistry with Paul. Now Presley must decide what’s more important: a second chance at love . . . or rock stardom.

HUBBY'S REVIEW:
This book begins with Presley Mason being kicked out, fired from the band she started. Now leaving California and going back home to Wisconsin. She is back in her parent’s music store trying to figure out what the next step is. It is here that she meets a guitar player who is teaching at the store. They begin to date and slowly with his help she gets back into music. The problem for her is that his band wants her to sing with them after hearing her and she does not want to do it because she feels that this was one reason why she was fired. She does not realize that the band that fired her was changing or had changed her music and they were trying to change her style. Here no one was asking her to change, just to sing like they did at rehearsal. After singing at a music festival they are asked to go on a three week tour opening for a band in the Midwest. This should be great news, but for her it is panic mode 101 and she gives Paul a choice of them breaking up or one of them leaving the band. She does not want to date someone she is on the band with. Paul confused says you are doing this and they break up. By the last few shows his stage freight has gotten worse and the one person who was helping him he cannot turn to. The band fires him for his own good but once again the music suffers, but this time it is bad for he wrote all of the bands material, and when they get home they cannot find a guitar player like him. Now realizing that she made a horrible mistake she cannot get a hold of him. He is not teaching classes and not taking any calls. Even his sister is pissed at her, and she must find him before it is too late, for her sanity as well. The ending is good and answers a lot. A very good book, a really liked the characters of his sisters and Lilly’s mother, she was a definite lady from the 60’s. overall a very good book. I got this book from netgalley. I gave it 5 stars. Follow us at www.1rad-readerreviews.com

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