Monday, May 20, 2013

Music of the Heart (Runaway Train, #1) by Katie Ashley

This is one of those books that I saw climbing its’ way up Amazon’s bestseller list and so I bought it on a whim. I have to say that I had pretty low expectations going in, but I was pleasantly surprised.

Abby has finally decided to take up her brother’s offer to join the band and go on the road. Their Christian rock bands is playing at Rock Nation, a music festival, and she decides to meet up with them there to test how she likes touring. Abby finds their tour bus, goes inside, only to find that she’s stumbled onto Runaway Train’s tour bus... not her brother’s. As she butts heads with the rock band’s womanizing lead singer, Jake Slayter, Abby makes a bet that she can last a full week on the bus with the band with a bad reputation. When the week is up, Abby has fallen for the rocker and as his personal life begins to implode, she may just be the one to save him.

As I said, I went into this book with low expectations. I sometimes do that with these new adult books that are self-published because you never know what you’re going to get. On the one hand, you could be jumping for joy because you just discovered Abbi Glines or Nicole Williams. On the other hand you could get a book that is so disjointed and has so many grammatical errors that you end up pulling all of your hair out. In the eBook world, it’s smart to be cautious.

I ended up enjoying Music of the Heart. Abby’s character was really fun to read. She was smart, sassy and put up with the hard rockers like a pro. She kept to her morals and was there for Jake in a way that no one else could be.

Jake was a heartthrob... I mean of course, he’s the lead singer of a rock band. I liked Jake because he had a very vulnerable side to him that made him a little more likeable. He made some major mistakes when it came to his and Abby’s relationship, but what boy doesn’t?

The pacing was great, the musical tie-ins were very well done and the book as a whole left a satisfyingly happy smile on my face. If you’re interested in reading a passionate romance straight from the heart, Music of the Heart should definitely be on your list!

7 out of 10
Happy Reading :)



  1. This book sounds really enjoyable. I'm kind of confused as to why it only got 7 out of 10? The characters seem great and I love the whole "wrong bus" fiasco/dare.

  2. This one has caught my eye too. But I have yet to read it. I'm glad it wasn't a grenade! I'm pushing it up my new adult to-read list, which is rapidly growing with your reviews :D

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  5. I stopped reading this one but now I'm wondering if I should have kept going.

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