Posted by cynthiashepp
Always Forever Blurb:
Music has been there for them, Always Forever
Colton Cruise has a determined, focused, hardworking attitude. He’s the manager of one of the most popular bands. However, all of his problems are coming from a smart mouth, petite, guitar player of the opening band.
Ivee Jamison is a blunt, outspoken girl who has been on her own for a while. She does whatever she wants. That is, until her new boss, Colton Cruise, starts barking orders.
The secrets that drive them are the one holding them back. Now will the music be able to save them once again?
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“Where the hell is Nolan?” Reese Perkins, our drummer, asked unhooking his drum set.
“Wills grabbed him,” I answered.
Reese huffed, rolling his eyes. His blue spiked hair was losing shape as he started carting equipment down the stage. I know that he’s thinking that Nolan was trying to get out of work, because he usually does.
“Hey, Don Juan,” I whistled at Evan. “Wanna help?” I pointed to the items around us.
“I’m trying to get laid,” Evan informed me.
“Well, as long as you don’t break your hand loading up the equipment then you will,” I smarted off to him.
Evan placed his hand over his heart, gave me his sad, puppy dog eyes. “Are you saying I couldn’t get laid by those two, very hot ladies?”
“I’m saying you’ll have better luck with your hand.” I give him a fake smile.
Evan winked at me, knowing that I’m being serious, and then begins to gather up the wires and cords around us.
Once everything was loaded into Nolan’s truck, he decided to make his appearance.
“Where the fuck did you go?” Reese barked at him, jumping down from the tailgate and slamming it shut.
“You three won’t believe where I was?” Nolan’s face was practically glowing like a high watt light bulb.
“Did aliens abduct you?” I asked.
“No,” he growled at me.
“Did you get laid in the bathroom?” Evan questioned.
“Shut up,” he narrowed his eyes, “I was in Wills office and the manager of Shine was there, too.”
“What?” All three of us asked at the same time.
“Yep,” he popped out the ‘p’ with force. “We have a three o’clock audition tomorrow. He’s checking out bands to open for Shine’s latest tour.”
Mary Smith was born in Chicago, Illinois but raised in Princeton, Illinois. She is currently living in West Virginia with her amazing husband. Mary never misses a Chicago Blackhawks, Chicago Bears, or a Chicago Bulls game. She loves her sports. Mary never goes anywhere without her Kindle, her laptop, or a book in hand. If you can’t find her reading, then she is reviewing books on her site, which she co-founded, Book Nerds Across America. Mary is the author of the Amazon bestselling Sports Romance series, The Ice Series, and The Penalty Kill Trilogy, which she co-authors with Lindsay Paige.
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Posted by cynthiashepp
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I will start by saying that I really enjoyed this book. It was very easy read. Jonah is a fifteen-year-old boy that finds out that his dad used to be a rock star. His dad decides to get his band back together just for some fun jam sessions. They record a song that Jonah shares with his friends. Somehow the song gets sent to the radio station and played on air…the catch? The radio station thinks that Jonah and his friends are the ones that are in the band.
The boys decide to start their own band and, along with Jonah’s dad, set out to make the world believe that it was the boy’s song. Throw in a crooked radio station manager, someone from Jonah’s dad’s past, and a gaggle of girls…and you have an OVERNIGHT SENSATION on your hands.
This was a very cute book. It was geared probably towards the younger YA audience (though there was light cussing) but it was still enjoyable to me. I liked the simplicity of it. It made every page turn quickly and easily. With some light romance, a great group of friends, and a bully turned band mate…this is a fun read that I suggest you pick up and give a try.
Quotes from the book:
“All I’m saying is that when a girl finds out you’re in a band, they start acting totally different around you.”
“Sheesh, it sounds like someone had an extra bowl of bitchy flakes this morning.”
“No sweat, Joman. If that jerk ever bothers you again, just tell me and I’ll crush him like a walnut.”
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