Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.
Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.
I didn’t know he was a rock star.
I didn’t know his real name.
Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.
And I sure never expected to see him again.
Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.
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Review: Hush Note 1: Lies & Lullabies
Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is the first book in the new Hush Note series. A series of three books, each one written by a different author but all set in the same world and of the same band, Hush Note. This is Joans and Kira's story. A summer friendship that began in Nest Lake, Maine between a young woman recovering from a tragic ordeal and a young rock star hiding away and finding his muse.
Jonas returns to Nest Lake with his band mates determined to find a few days of the peace he found that summer, five years ago. What he did NOT expect to find was the woman he left behind, his muse, his Kira. Even more so, he did not expect to learn that he was also a father.
Wonderfully written with views of the past interactions told as present day reminiscing and with a dual point of view between Jonas and Kira, this romance was everything I needed to get out of my book funk. Sarina always has been a must-read author for me and learning that this series not only had Sarina Bowen but also Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros as authors was a absolute yes for me. Loved it! Enjoy!
Loved it! Such a great story!
I was so excited to learn I would get a chance to listen to an early copy of Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen. This story introduces us to Hush Note, one of the best and most famous bands around whose stories will be told by different authors. Here Sarina gives us Jonas and Kira and their second chance romance. Five years ago, they spent a summer together becoming friends who share one night together before he leaves. What neither expected was for Kira to become pregnant. Now five years later he is back and imagine his surprise when he sees Kira again.
I loved Jonas. He was a tortured soul who was lost until he found what he was missing. Once he makes up his mind, nothing will deter him. He was determined and protective. Kira has struggled with her choices but does the best she can. She was warm and caring. Once they are reunited, they cannot deny the attraction they feel. But they lead such separate lives, can they find a way to make it work?
Narrated by Erin Mallon and Tim Paige, they truly brought these characters to life and had me captivated for hours! I loved this story so much and highly recommend reading or listening to Lies & Lullabies by Sarina Bowen
P.S. That song! The feels! Loved it!
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Brilliantly written! HEA, 2nd Chance, Rockstar
Lies and Lullabies by Sarina Bowen is a terrific start of a new series that is brilliantly well written (as I’ve come to expect from Ms. Bowen).
There is so much to why this book is a 5 star read for me, but primarily the writing, storyline, and characters. .... and it was an immediate re-read for me. .... over and over and over.... I mentioned the writing ... but the storyline, is a solid standalone and a great start to what’s lining up to be a super creative series. This book is a HEA, Rockstar, and second chance with a super cute kiddo. The plot and subplots are well thought out ... this book has family drama, characters that question long standing convictions, and realization that taking a chance on love may not be as scary as it seems.
Kira (KiKi) has history with Jonas. She’s back in Nest Lake ME with her brother Adam trying to recover from a challenging situation. She’s busy raising her daughter Vivi and working on her degree ... all while trying to figure out her relationship with her father
Jonas is a tall drink of water ... he’s maturing and is ready for more ... when he comes to know that he actually has more that he didn’t know about. ... seeing how he matures and becomes a swoon worthy main character kept me reading long into the night. As the chemistry and connection between Kira and Jonas grows, they grow into a great couple.
Other characters in the book are what I hope to see in future books. ... in fact, up next is Quinn and Nixon ... but we’re all hoping for Ethan and Adam! If you’re looking for a new series and a good book that will pull you in from the start, Lies & Lullabies is for you!
Download today and settle in with a good excuse to keep you reading all day long! I received an ARC; this is my honest review.