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Author: Elizabeth Briggs
Publisher: Victory Editing
Published: June 14th, 2015
This is a story of taking risks, going for the dream, daring, lying, ambition and love.
Julie, Carla and Madison are best friends, living together whilst studying and now at the end of their junior year. They’ve gone to see Maddie’s friend and fellow music student, Kyle, as he performs in concert with his band, Villain Complex. The band has four members, Kyle on keyboard, Hector on drums, Kyle’s brother Jarod on guitar and Becky on Bass guitar. After watching the gig, Kyle invites the girls back to an after the show party at the home he shares with his brother, planning on showing Maddie’s their rehearsal room. Maddie has had a crush on Jarod for years but has never actually met him until he discovers her playing his guitar and singing one of his songs in that rehearsal room. Kyle didn’t even know she played guitar, though he knows she’s a very talented musician, playing a range of instruments including piano, clarinet and violin, to a very high standard. When the band are offered a chance to audition to participate in the television competition, ‘The Sound’ just after Becky quit the band, Jarod suggests Maddie could join the group. You’ll need to eat it yourself to find out how things work out.
The story is packed with behind the scenes drama, dirty tricks, relationship problems, teenage angst and turmoil. It is a tale of people chasing their dreams and having to revise these dreams as experience and reality impinge on them. I’m unsure of the target age group for this story; initially I assumed it was for teens and young adults but the sexually explicit interactions probably make it much more appropriate to over 18s.
Thanks to the Author, publisher and NetGalley, too, for letting me read an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.
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