More Than Music by Elizabeth Briggs
Link to buy More Than Music (Chasing The Dream Book 1)
Story Rating: 5 out of 5
A band trying to win it big on reality TV. A secret romance that might ruin it all.
Music major Maddie Taylor just finished her junior year of college and has a summer internship lined up with the LA Philharmonic, yet every night she practices guitar and secretly dreams of a louder life. But geeky girls like her don't get to be rock stars. That is, until tattooed singer Jared Cross catches her playing guitar and invites her to join his band on The Sound, a reality TV show competition.
Once on the show, Maddie discovers there's more to Jared than his flirty smile and bad boy reputation - and that he's just as big a geek as she is. With each performance their attraction becomes impossible to ignore, but when the show pressures them to stay single, they're forced to keep their relationship secret.
As the competition heats up, Jared will do whatever it takes for his band to win, and Maddie must decide if following her dream is worth losing her heart.
*** New Adult romance suitable for 17+ due to mature content. ***
This is a fun read that flies by because it is so enjoyable. All of the characters in this series ( I read the novella that takes place before this book- More Than Exes.) are well written and easy to like which is not always the case in New Adult books. There are sex scenes that are very hot for a NA book which was surprising but greatly appreciated. The world building for the series really works and is believable. The behind the scenes of the reality show were interesting and I found myself rooting for Maddie and Jared's band to win the contest on The Sound. Based on the two books I've read so far I would recommend this series.
Reviewed by Catherine