Book Review: Music of the Heart

Book Review: Music of the Heart by Katie Ashley

For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member. Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train. When he mistakes her for one of his groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is more than willing to prove him wrong. But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby. He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with.

As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?

File Size: 535 KB
Print Length: 369 pages
Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1483966763
Publisher: Katie Ashley Productions (March 24, 2013)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
Language: English
Text-to-Speech: Enabled
X-Ray: Enabled
Lending: Enabled

My thoughts: Who wouldn't love a rockstar? Well Abby Renard certainly thought she wouldn't. Especially not Jake Slater, a typical rockstar who immediately thought that Abby was a groupie, when she accidentally came to his room. No, Jake was wrong, Abby was no ordinary girl. Abby who speaks Spanish, thinks like a guy and was raised by a Missionary parent. The only girl in the family with three older brothers, and most of all she has a voice of an angel while she plays her not so ordinary guitar. With Jake taking her for being "Miss goody two shoes" and a "spoiled brat" he dared Abby, saying that she couldn't handle being on their tour bus for a week. Abby, liking the idea of a challenge, and determined not to lose, agrees to do so. What if it's their fate to be with one another? This is a sweet story of how much patience and understanding they each will need to make their relationship last. It's really not easy, especially given Jake's situation in his personal life. He unintentionally tries to push Abby away from him by making mistakes with his actions every now and then. But the good girl inside Abby is willing to be part of Jake's sorrow and is willing to break behind it. Is their love for one another enough for them to stand through all of this? You'll have to read the book and see... It's a good read with a good taste in music. I can’t wait for the second book of Runaway train series.

Lori L. Clark

She Reads New Adult Admin: Lori L. Clark


  1. Ooh, I've heard good things about this one. Still need to check it out!!

  2. I love the cover, and I'm all about books with music! :)