I love books that have music as their main topic, so when I stumbled upon this book, I knew I wanted to read it. Read further to find out what I thought of Love Me Like a Love Song by Annmarie Boyle.
What is Love Me Like a Love Song about?
She used to be on top of the music world. He’s desperate to get there.
Unable to compose since the death of her rock star husband, Grammy award-winning songwriter, Grace O’Connor is terrified the tabloids are right: she’s nothing without her famous husband. But when she’s ordered to help a pompous pretty-boy finish his album or be blacklisted, Grace can’t give up on her love of music—no matter how infuriating her new partner.
Andrew Hayes is crumbling under the weight of his ambition. Determined to prove himself to his hypercritical father, his attempts to write the songs for his band’s first original LP are rapidly unraveling. When his record label sticks him with a washed-up celebrity, the future seems clear: he’s going to let his band down and finally prove his father right.
Forced into an unwilling partnership, the frustration is as thick as the sexual tension. With the deadline looming, Grace and Andrew agree to a temporary truce, only to uncover a far more dangerous threat—a crazy-hot attraction that can’t be denied. But Andrew’s terrified romance will spoil his chances of creating the album that’ll put him on the map and Grace worries she’s fading into the shadow of a charismatic performer—again.
Will they take a chance at a love that could catapult them both to the top of the charts or will this complicated couple allow fear to tear them apart?
What did I think of Love Me Like a Love Song?
Love Me Like a Love Song is a funny, emotional, hopeful book. It is written fluently and is a real page-turner.
I love the fact that there’s such an emphasis on personal development. Grace really develops throughout the story and it’s beautiful to see her trying to find herself.
Andrew is a funny (although at times arrogant) man. He really adds a funny note to the story and his chemistry with Grace is lovely to read. The two of them together really make for a fun duo.
The next lines can be seen as spoilers, so read at your own risk :).
The reason why I didn’t give this book a higher rating is that this story went from ‘slow burn’ to suddenly EVERYTHING. The one minute Grace and Andrew were trying to be professional and the next second they would go all flirty on each other. The transition from the one extreme to the next was a bit too abrupt for me…
Overall, I really enjoyed this book.
I received an advance review copy from Booksirens for free, and I am leaving this review voluntarily.