It's summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you'll never forget.
Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she’ll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she’s brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam’s under wraps.
Breaking Vee’s heart was never Cam’s plan. All he wanted senior year was a new life, in a new town, uninterrupted by the tragedy he left behind. Then Vee swept him into a whirlwind of friendship, musical adventure, and a love he didn’t expect or want. Now, he has a second chance to make it right. But things get complicated when ratings-crazy producers, cameramen, and fans are involved. Can he rewrite their love song with the whole world watching?
Sometimes the last note is just the beginning. Love Songs & Other Lies is the debut romance from Jessica Pennington that Katie McGarry calls "fun and full of heart with a hero who stole my heart!”
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After Virginia's first year at college, her childhood friend Logan, an up-and-coming musician, invites her to join his new band on a nationally televised battle-of-the-bands tour. What could be more fun than spending the summer as a part of the action? Almost anything, Virginia realizes, after she discovers that one of the band members is Cam, the ex-boyfriend who broke her heart during senior year. In this tale of love lost and found again, Pennington depicts the thrill of being part of a band's rise to stardom, while also focusing on the equally dramatic history of Virginia and Cam's relationship. Pennington capably develops the protagonists through their alternating perspectives: readers learn, for example, that Virginia's parents are separated and that she's anxious about her future, and that Cam has been harboring a tragic secret. Set on beaches, stages, and tour buses, Pennington's debut is a light road-tripping romance about redemption and the love of music. Ages 13 18.