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.
APPLE BOOKS REVIEW
Full of heated kisses and heartbreaking memories, Sarina Bowen’s Lies and Lullabies is a gorgeous contribution to the Hush Note trilogy. Five years after a lustful summer together, rock star Jonas and small-town girl Kira reunite. Sparks seem set to fly, until Jonas discovers their connection is more complicated than he first thought. Writing sensitively about serious topics like assault and unplanned pregnancy, and creatively about the cost of lies and fame, Bowen’s trademark sweetness gives this second-chance romance its harmony. Skilfully plotted, this is an old-fashioned love story with an energising rock ’n’ roll edge.
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!
Loved Jonas and Kira
I really loved both Jonas and Kira in this story. This book had all of the things I’ve come to expect from a Sarina Bowen book - great writing, characters and supporting cast I fall in love with and can’t wait to have more of, great dialogue, sweet scenes and emotional moments. It has its differences too, with this being a rock star trope, but at its core it’s a friends to lovers/2nd chance type story and I really enjoyed it. Jonas just grabbed me immediately and I loved how real and loyal he was. I cannot wait for the next 2 books from Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros to continue the series and with the band.
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!