Thursday, 26 June 2014

Review: More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs


Title: More Than Music
Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Author Info: Blog|Facebook|Twitter|Tumblr
Genre: New Adult
Series: Chasing the Dream #1
Source: Netgalley
Publication Date: 17th June 2014
Rating: 4 stars

Tell Me About It
Music major Maddie Taylor seems to have her life all figured out. She’s just finished her junior year of college, has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, and plans to go to grad school to write movie scores. Only her roommates know she practices guitar every night and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don't get to be rock stars.

Tattooed singer Jared Cross has a new girl every week, but when he catches Maddie playing one of his songs, she attracts his attention in an unexpected way. His band needs a fourth member for The Sound, a reality TV show competition—and he wants her. Though Maddie refuses to be another notch on Jared’s bedpost, she agrees to risk everything for the chance to be a rock star.

Once on the show, Maddie discovers there’s more to Jared behind his flirty smile, and with each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore. When the show pressures Jared to flaunt his player image, they’re forced to keep their relationship secret, but Maddie can’t help but want something real.

As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.
My Thoughts
I first heard about More Than Music via another author on twitter. When I saw it on netgalley I couldn't help but request it. More Than Music was a book that I fell into easily. The characters are likeable, and I found it easy to become emotionally invested in Maddie.

Maddie is a music major, musician, and new member of Villain Complex (the idea behind the name was fascinating). I loved how she was recruited for this band, by being caught out, and even though it meant not being able to follow her dream, I admire her for sticking with the guys and continuing with the audition. Jared, Kyle, and Hector, the other members of the band are unique in their own personalities and style, but they blend so well together.

More Than Music had a way of drawing me into the story and I found it hard to let go. The ups and downs of Villain Complex's journey kept me wondering what hurdle they would have to overcome next, or what would fall into their laps to make it easier for them. There was a part in the book where my heart dropped, I couldn't believe what had happened to them but when the light flashed I was so relieved.

I loved every page of More Than Music, and while the ending wasn't what I expected, I think it was very fitting. I like how the relationships in More than Music weren't all sunshine and rainbows, that there were ups and down, that people made mistakes, got jealous, it just made that part of the book more real and less picture perfect. Now all I need to know is if there is going to be a sequel to this story?

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