Under the Spotlight
Published on May 5th, 2015 Genres: Young Adult
Under the Spotlight Synopsis:
After an embarrassing stint on a reality-TV music competition years ago, Riley vowed never to sing again. Now she's behind the scenes, working at the prestigious Sound Sync recording studio, and life is looking up. But then Garrett Jamieson, the oldest brother in the famous Jamieson brothers band, crashes into her world.
Garrett has hit rock bottom, and he is desperate to reinvent himself. After calling in a few favors, he ends up working at Sound Sync to learn the ropes of record producing from the industry's best. And he can't believe his luck when he discovers that Riley has been keeping a secret—she is an amazing singer. By producing her album, he's sure to top the record charts again. But Garrett is forced to use every trick in his arsenal to persuade the sassy girl to record.
Riley refuses to sing—or even entertain the thought of it—and sparks fly as Garrett finally meets his match. But in the heat of the moment, one stolen kiss changes everything. Will Riley be the first person to finally rein Garrett in, or will Garrett succeed in getting Riley back under the spotlight?
OK, so I’m going to be honest. When I signed up for this tour, I solely signed up for this based on this amazing cover. It’s gorgeous and made me want to read more about this couple. When I began reading the story this past weekend, I realized I read book one, Rock and a Hard Place, eons ago! Squee, I love those little surprises. But I’m sorta out of the loop—and I need to catch up and read book two, Snapshot, to complete the brothers!
This book has two spunky characters and if I’m truthful, Garrett was a bit of a prick in the beginning (and middle)…but I kinda love the jerks even the ones who are jerks for most of the book. Then there’s Riley. Riley — damn she is strong to put up with a mother like hers. I don’t blame her for being hesitant in this book. So I kept reading and really enjoyed this story for what it is, an easy read, young adult book about trust, love, family and music.
I wasn’t prepared for this book, my mindset wasn’t thinking this was a young adult book. I’ve been reading a lot of New Adult books, erotic books, and this book read very young adult to me, which is great, I just wasn’t expecting it. The writing is good and while there were some slow parts, I felt they were needed to help the reader know these two characters better. I just wanted there to be MORE romance; I want to see a bit more between these two to sate my hunger. I mean she’s 18 and he’s 22—I wanted a tad bit more in the romance department. Also, I wish I re-read book one and read book two, just so that the secondary characters in this book meant a bit more to me. I love overlapping series and when we, the reader, gets a sneak peek on a couple I previously read. So if you’re like me, you may want to start at the beginning.
If you’re a fan of young adult, and a fan of this series, this is a definite good read. I really enjoyed it and hope you do, too! Now, to start Snapshot…