Little more than a girl when Ali meets him, his voice resonates with her in a time when she needs it most. As an adult, Deklan has the potential to devastate her.
Deklan Thomas catches Ali Pierce's attention at a young age. Not that he notices. His band Rolling Bridges provides Ali the escape she desperately needs from her home life. Music. It's during this journey that she is confronted with what she has attempted to suppress all along. Her discontent with herself.
Refusing to settle for mediocrity, Ali sets off on a mission. Moving to the Big Apple, she gains a new outlook on life, a snarky online friend, a college degree, and a unique internship others would kill to have.
Though she grows leaps and bounds, her first love remains the same. Nothing can keep her from the music—music that will lead her down a road of passion and predicament that even the new Ali is unsure she can handle.
Is Deklan ready to give up his rocker lifestyle? And does Ali really want to be put in the spotlight after so many years in the shadows?
Another great read of this year! Brandace Morrow's debut novel succeeded to give me goosebumps and smiles, made me happy and dreamy. Just what I needed now.
The story talks about Ali Dawson, a 15 years old girl, who has a difficult relationship with her parents. This is the reason why she doesn't think too much to leave her old life behind when her grandparents offer her to go to LA for college. With their help and also her best friend's contribution she manages to change herself into an independent and successful woman, exactly Deklan's type!
Deklan Thomas is the lead singer of the famous band called Rolling Bridges and also Ali's forever crush, which is not hard to believe since he's hot and talented - every girl's dream. When he first meets Ali, he only appreciates her for being their first fan (because she is present from the beginning), offering her free tickets, but after a few years when they accidentally see each other again everything changes and their life will be linked by a strong factor which can neither escape.
I enjoyed the author's writing style and the fact that it was so easy for me to relate with Ali. I also liked that the characters were well developed, with strong and realistic personalities and the events were as normal as possible, without random things happening out of the blue. The relationship between Ali and Deklan was sweet and great to watch, but at the same time based on a close friendship, which I really appreciate the most.
My favorite character is Deklan, mostly because he is incredibly talented and knows how to treat a girl. Despite the fact that he seemed a cocky playboy, there are parts of him that surprised me and I did not expect to find. This book describes the perfect fantasy that a fan could have about a star, becoming a classical tale. I can't wait to read more from Brandace Morrow.
I recommend it to all of you who love romantic books and who have a crush on a superstar.
*I received an ARC copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.
5 out of 5 butterflies
Brandace Morrow is a full time mom of four, and currently stationed overseas with her sexy soldier. Her current obsessions are Maroon 5, rum and coke, and reading in no particular order. Despite being terribly awkward with social media, she's everywhere. Frequently subjecting the public to pictures of her minion's messes, and everything that is Momdom in the Morrow house.