Love Songs & Other Lies by Jessica Pennington

Love Songs & Other Lies

  • Author: Jessica Pennington
  • Published:  April 24th 2018
  • Publisher: Tor Teen
  • Ratings: 4/5

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Book Synopsis

Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fund, carefree summer.  Her friends just landed a spot on a battling-bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour.  Three months with future rock stars seems like an epic summer plan.  Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam.  Her first love, and her first heartbreak.  Now Vee has more than just cameras to doge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them.  With cameras rolling, she’ll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending.  And if she’s brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam’s under wraps.

Breaking Vee’s heart was never Cam’s plan.  All he wanted senior year was a new life, in a new town, uninterrupted by the tragedy he left behind.  Then Vee swept him into a whirlwind of friendship, musical adventure, and a love he didn’t expect or want.  Now, he has a second chance to make it right.  But things get complicated when ratings-crazy producers, cameraman, and fans are involved.  Can he rewrite their love song with the whole world watching?

“You were the missing lyrics to a song I didn’t even know I was writing.”

My thoughts

I’m going to start by saying I loved this book so much!  It was perfection, I’m not a big fan of contemporary romances but this characters were amazing the writing was perfect everything was done perfectly I mean how many times can I say perfectly in a sentence LOL but it true I found myself completely invested in the story and the characters.

When I first started reading the story I was a little put off by Cam I thought he was going to be this stalker creepy guy and he was for about a few pages but then everything completely change and I was completely on Cam’s side.

The story is told in dual perspectives and it gives you flashbacks into the before and the now and in my opinion it was done perfectly.  My favorite POV was of Cam.  I had a hard time connecting with Vee I think she overreacted by holding a grudge for too long, I mean I do get that she needed to know what was happening with Cam but I felt that she could have waited until he was ready to tell her the truth of his past.

Another thing I love about this book was the friendships, this group of High School kid forming a band being there for each other working on music, it was great.  I love the lyrical feel of the story and I really loved the ending.

“She’s the words on the page that tell me to stay.”

Overall, this  was an almost perfect love story, so if you are looking for some summer romance, road trip, friendship and more then this is the book for you I’m still feeling some type of way for this story and the characters.

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Thank you to the author and Publisher for providing me with a copy, in exchange for a review. ALL OPINIONS ARE MY OWN.

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