In a poignant romance from the author of This One Moment (“Hot, intense, and filled with emotion.”—Rachel Harris), the rock stars of Pushing Limits have hit the big time. But fame gets tough when love presents a fork in the road.
At twenty-one, Jared Leigh had been prepared to give up the life of a touring musician to be a father after getting his girlfriend pregnant. When she told him that she’d gotten an abortion, Jared was devastated. Now at least he has the groupies to keep him company—until a blast from the past rocks his world.
Callie Talbert hasn’t seen her sister’s ex since high school. But after Callie bumps into Jared while she’s grocery shopping with four-year-old Logan, there’s a spark that wasn’t there before. Jared quickly realizes that her deaf “son” is the same age his own child would have been. When Jared demands to know more about Logan, Callie panics. There are things she just can’t tell him. Besides, Jared’s a bad-boy rocker, not a dependable father figure. He’ll move on to his next gig soon enough . . . right?
Trouble is, Jared refuses to be pushed away, and the more quality time he spends with Logan, the more he’s captivated by the woman Callie has become. When the truth is revealed, Jared only hopes that the three of them have what it takes to become a real family.
Praise for My Song for You
“Romantic angst powers this fast-paced novel, and readers will return to the series to learn more about the enigmatic side characters whose own stories are waiting to be told.”—Publishers Weekly
“My Song for You will break your heart and put it back together again. Loved, loved, loved!”—Melissa West, USA Today bestselling author of No Kissing Allowed
“Sexy and sweet, smart and romantic. This is my favorite Stina Lindenblatt book to date. But it’s four-year-old, hearing-impaired Logan who stole the show—and my heart.”—Christina Lee, author of the Between the Breaths series
“The author has an amazing and deep connection with her characters. . . . I loved every single page.”—Extreme Damage Blog
“From the first to the last page—greatness unfolded.”—Ellie Is Uhm . . . A Bookworm
“Filled with romance, misunderstandings, lies and a whole lot of heat . . . [My Song for You] has everything to satisfy the romance itch in all of us.”—Twin Spin
“Six stars—Stina Lindenblatt has a skill to write heroes with some depth like few can.”—Collectors of Book Boyfriends & Girlfriends
“I loved this story. It sucked me in and held my interest from the get-go. It moved at a good rate, had ups and downs and realistic situations, and the supporting characters were just as strong as the main ones.”—Words We Love By
“My Song for You is a sweet and sentimental read that I consider an easy read—the story flows along so well that you’ll be swept through the weeks that Callie, Logan and Jared redefine what a family is and create their own little safe haven.”—Once Upon A Page
“This is a sweet contemporary romance that will pull at your heart and bring tears to your eyes. But inevitably it will make you smile!”—TBQ’s Book Palace
“A really good, entertaining read and I enjoyed it a lot. I'd definitely recommend it.”—Smitten with Reading
Includes an excerpt from another Loveswept title.
Lindenblatt's second Pushing Limits rock band contemporary (after This One Moment) places a daunting obstacle between its protagonists. Rock star Jared Leigh encounters childhood friend Callie Talbert in an L.A. grocery store and is surprised to see that she has a four-year-old son, Logan. Years ago, Jared had dated Callie's older sister, Alexis, and was very upset when he learned that he'd gotten Alexis pregnant and she'd had an abortion. Now Jared is drawn to Callie and his heart warms to Logan; he learns sign language so he can communicate with the young hearing-impaired boy. Callie once had a crush on Jared and still finds him very attractive, but she's determined to keep him at arm's length and away from Logan before he learns their secrets. Nonetheless, they become enmeshed in one another's lives, and though Callie and Jared both insist they're just friends, their mutual chemistry is too hard to deny. Romantic angst powers this fast-paced novel, and readers will return to the series to learn more about the enigmatic side characters whose own stories are waiting to be told.
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When Jared was 21 years old, he thought that fatherhood was right around the corner. While he didn't plan for it, he was ready to step up and take care of his responsibility. Until the mother told him that she had an abortion. Having the choice taken from him, he puts everything he has into making stardom a reality. Fast forward four years and Jared see Callie, his ex's sister, in the grocery store with a child and attempts to rekindle their friendship. Callie put her dreams aside to raise her nephew as her own. When she runs into Jared, she panics and continues the ruse that Logan is her child.
I loved Jared and Logan's nearly instant connection. Even when Jared believed that Logan was his friend's child, he put in a lot of time and effort to make sure that they could communicate and connect. I understood Callie's desire to fulfill the wishes of her sister but given what she knows about Jared, I'm not sure why she thought he can't be both a rock star and a father. I also didn't understand Jared's family's views on separated parents. I am definitely looking forward to more books in this series. I can't wait for Mason's story!
*I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.*
Loved this heartwarming, adorable, as well as sexy romance. This story was well written and these characters will win your heart. Jared is not only a hot rocker but is also caring, giving and has great family values that make him one super book boyfriend. Callie is self sacrificing, loving and giving and has given up her dreams to give her sister's deaf son a home. Logan is so adorable he will win you over in the first few pages. But together these three take this book to another level. This is a emotional heart warming story that will capture your heart and make it soar as these three meet and come together, working through their real life struggles and leading them to a ending that you will adore. Great secondary characters that are well developed and add so much to this story. Don't miss this series! Loved it! Highly recommended!
Received a complimentary copy through NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
I wish I could say I really loved this story.
My Song for You is the second book in the Pushing Limits series but you don’t need to have read that book to enjoy this one. Each of the stories stands alone with no problem. When I saw this book available on NetGalley the blurb got my attention right away. Secret baby, check; former friends to lovers, check – these are two of my favorite romance tropes. Because I like reading series in order I decided to look for book 1, This One Moment, and maybe give it a try. It was on sale for 99 cents so I picked up a copy and read it before I read My Song for You. I’ve done a separate 3 star review for that story.
Jared is the lead guitar player for Pushing Limits. When his friend with benefits (FWB) turned up pregnant a few years ago he was prepared to give it up and become a father. However he wasn’t given that chance when his FWB told him later that she had an abortion. From the books blurb we pretty much know that his FWB lied about the abortion but there’s a lot more to the story of how his FWB’s sister, Callie, came to be taking care of his son.
Callie has had a rough time of it the last few years. She has given up a lot to take care of baby Logan. When she bumps into her sister’s FWB, Jared she panics and doesn’t want him to find out the secret she’s been keeping. She also realizes that the crush she had on Jared when they were kids has never gone completely away.
I read a lot of New Adult stories and, much to my surprise, I really enjoy most of them. The proliferation of the “F” word doesn’t bother me; neither does the use of a lot of swearing. I’ve also enjoyed reading other “rock star” books so it’s hard for me to put my finger on why I didn’t love this one. I have to think that it must be the author’s style. I’m not saying there is anything wrong with her writing; just that I think it’s not really for me. I’m writing this review concurrent with writing one for This One Moment so I’m not basing my feelings on just this one book and some of my words from that review will be repeated.
I do have to say that I liked My Song for You more than I liked This One Moment. I don’t know if this is because I got used to the author’s writing style or if I just liked the story better; probably a bit of both. The cast of secondary characters seemed to be given a bit more attention in this book and that added to my enjoyment of the story.
While My Song for You held my attention more than This One Moment neither of them had my emotions involved too much. For me this is the surest sign that a book wasn’t a good fit for me. I’ve come to the conclusion that this series probably isn’t one that I’ll read more of. From what I see on the author’s website it looks like a total of 5 books are planned with the next one being I Need You Tonight which is about Mason Dell; readers who are enjoying this series should be happy about that.
Like I said in my review for This One Moment, I think my feelings about this series really points out that not all readers are going to like all authors, even if the writing is good.
ARC provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for my review. Review will be posted to Xtreme-Delusions dot com on or after release date.