Review: Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

May 17, 2014 Book Reviews 0 ★★★★★

Review: Music of the Heart by Katie AshleyMusic of the Heart by Katie Ashley
Also by this author: Beat of the Heart, Music of the Soul,
Published by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform on 2013-03-24
Pages: 368

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple-join her brothers' band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she's finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie's, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn't last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake's personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He's never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

Abby Renard is suppose to meet up with her brothers at a music festival. After looking for their tour bus in the crowded lot, Abby climbs aboard and waits for the fellas to wake up. What she never expected was to find herself in the bed of the famous rock star – Jake Slater.

As the two quickly discover, Abby is not the groupie Jake mistook her for. In fact, Abby does not fall for the charm that Jake typically exudes, peaking his interest even more. Jake is use to getting whatever he wants, and Abby has just put him in his place. Intrigued by Abby’s banter, Jake bets her that she could not last a week on tour with the band (Runaway Train). Taking the challenge seriously and determined not to lose, Abby informs her family of the error and her intentions of staying with the band.

As Abby and Jake spend time together, Jake finds that Abby makes him want more. After all, she is his Angel. Each time Jake realizes that Abby is breaking through his barriers, he does something to push her away. Beneath the hurt and pain, Abby can see Jake for who he really is. Both decide to see where the relationship can take them.

When tragedy rears its head in Jake’s life, he lashes out. Trying to push Abby away. With the constant doubt that he isn’t good enough for Abby looming in his brain, Jake finds himself showing his worst attributes. Abby is determined to break down the walls Jake has built around his heart, and show him the love he truly deserves.

What an amazing start to the Runaway Train series!! I was captivated with the turn of each and every page. Jake and Abby’s journey to love is endearing and heart wrenching all at the same time. The amazing characters add so many layers to this story. Making readers crave the next book quickly. Katie Ashley has done a remarkable job of creating a realistic story centered around an infamous rock band and the journey to finding love where you least expect it.


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About Katie Ashley

Katie Ashley is a New York Times, USA Today, and Amazon Best-Selling author. She lives outside of Atlanta, Georgia with her two very spoiled dogs. She has a slight obsession with Pinterest, The Golden Girls, Harry Potter, Shakespeare, Supernatural, Designing Women, and Scooby-Doo.

With a BA in English, a BS in Secondary English Education, and a Masters in Adolescent English Education, she spent 11 1/2 years educating the Youth of America aka teaching MS and HS English until she left to write full time in December 2012.

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