Review and Blitz: Everything (A Songbird novel, Book 3) by Melissa Pearl

 

Everything (A Songbird novel, Book 3) by Melissa Pearl
Release Day Blitz
April 23, 2015

Synopsis

Jody Pritchett had a dream…but life had other plans. Instead of singing and dancing on Broadway, Jody’s a twenty-year-old single mom, living at home with her disapproving father and overbearing sister. The choice to keep her little Angelia came with a high price and although she adores her baby girl, it doesn’t take away the sting of kissing goodbye her chance at a career on the stage.

Leo Sinclair had his own dream…but got lost along the way. After a failed marriage that left him hollow and downtrodden, the Australian songwriter wonders what joy his future could possibly hold. Encouraged by the one family member who doesn’t think he’s a failure, Leo decides to stop living the life everyone expects him to and start chasing his dreams again. When the perfect opportunity comes knocking, Leo leaves Australia behind and hops a flight to LA. With his sights set on selling a musical to a Broadway producer, Leo is determined to finally realize his life-long dream. But life gets in the way again, when he spots a young mother outside his apartment in tears. He never realized how one person, one voice, and one Angel could have him contemplating abandoning his dreams once again. As these two burned hearts wrestle to overcome their past struggles, Leo and Jody must decide what dreams are worth clinging to…because, sometimes, everything you want is not everything you need.

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Review: 
Gosh, this was so good! I’ve read the first book in The Songbird series, “Fever, ” but you can totally read “Everything,” without having read the other books, as these are stand-alone’s. I’ll admit, I took sometime to read this because I have been a little bored with the whole romance genre lately. It was depressing me majorly. Enter, “Everything,” which was like a little whoosh of fresh air. I totally loved it!
What I liked: It was realistic. The character of Jody does not have a grand life, but it’s not totally horrible either. Like many young girls she found herself swayed from her dreams by a guy and in the end she is left to deal with some very real world consequences. Pearl writes what I want to call “reality romance,” there aren’t any gimmicks; no super hot billionaire, no prince, just real world people . Speaking of the “real world” aspects of this, I really liked that Leo    ( the love interest) and Jody build a relationship on mutual interest and friendship vs. just sex. Plus, their relationship lends itself to some very “meet cute” moments. SQUEEEE
What I didn’t like: To be honest, there wasn’t really anything glaring that I did not like about this book. A rarity people!
Overall, this book was a sweet and honest romance. It’s a wonderful read after a long week, or with Summer coming up, a great addition to your beach bag. 4/5
About the Author
Melissa Pearl was born in Auckland, New Zealand, but has spent
much of her life abroad, living in countries such as Jordan, Cyprus and Pakistan… not to mention a nine month road trip around North America with her husband. “Best. Year. Ever!!” She now lives in China with her husband and two sons. She is a trained elementary teacher, but writing is her passion. Since becoming a full time mother she has had the opportunity to pursue this dream and her debut novel hit the internet in November 2011. Since then she has continued to produce a steady stream of books. Recently she signed with Evatopia Press and her first Evatopia book is coming out in February 2014 – True Colors, The Masks Series #1. She is very excited to be trying out new things this year while continuing to publish under her own name as well. She has six books planned for 2014 and is excited about writing each and every one of them.


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