Friday, February 6, 2015

Book Review: Open Road Summer by Emery Lord

Goodreads says: 

After breaking up with her bad-news boyfriend, Reagan O’Neill is ready to leave her rebellious ways behind. . . and her best friend, country superstar Lilah Montgomery, is nursing a broken heart of her own. Fortunately, Lilah’s 24-city tour is about to kick off, offering a perfect opportunity for a girls-only summer of break-up ballads and healing hearts. But when Matt Finch joins the tour as its opening act, his boy-next-door charm proves difficult for Reagan to resist, despite her vow to live a drama-free existence. This summer, Reagan and Lilah will navigate the ups and downs of fame and friendship as they come to see that giving your heart to the right person is always a risk worth taking. A fresh new voice in contemporary romance, Emery Lord’s gorgeous writing hits all the right notes.

Here is another book that has been waiting patiently for me on my Nook and I finally got around to reading it.  The timing was perfect considering it has been extremely cold and I starting to wish for warmer weather.

The first thing that I noticed that Lilah aka Dee is that she reminds me of Taylor Swift.  Matt Finch who was in band called Finch Four reminds me of the Jonas brothers.  (I am not familiar with Jonas, but I know who they are).

A scandal arises threatening to ruin Lilah's image, and Matt is brought in to save it by posing as her fake boyfriend.  Honestly, it took me some time to wrap my head around how this would help.

What I liked about this book is that it focuses on friendship not just centered around romance. Maybe that after Reagan's breakup, she was guarded. However, she falls for Matt but fights it.  Maybe because he is different from other guys she's dated.

Open Road Summer also takes a look at what it is like to be famous.  It is clear that it is not as glamorous as it looks-people always want to be in the know about your personal life and your whereabouts.

I never had an interest in country music.  But now I feel like I should give it a chance.  I have heard a lot of positive reviews for this book, despite not knowing much about the author, I wanted to give the book a chance.

4 out of 5 Stars 
Personal digital copy from Barnes N Noble

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