Wednesday, March 7, 2018

Can't Stop the Music Review Tour

Blurb:
Jammed highways, food shortages, and rainstorms can’t stop the music when hippies Rose and Dakota hear the melody of love at the 1969 Woodstock Music Festival. Or can it? When a jealous wannabe girlfriend and misunderstandings drive them apart, the couple loses track of one another in the massive crowd. Will they find each other again, or live lives of missed opportunities?



Excerpt:
When they reached the makeshift bridge over the road, someone yelled, “Hey beautiful! You with the red hair.”

She looked around to see if there was anyone else with red hair. Then she glanced up and spotted two guys, one blond and the other dark-haired, leaning over the side of the bridge.

“Yeah, you,” the blond called out as he caught her gaze.

Willow halted beside her. “He’s cute. How about him?”

Rose looked away, her gaze landing on the other guy.

He jabbed his companion in the ribs. “Quit trying to pick up every girl you see.” Then he leaned farther over the rail. “Don’t pay any attention to him. He’s high.”

“So she’s not beautiful?” Willow yelled to the hippie.

She poked her friend. “Stop it, Willow, you’re making a scene.” In spite of her protest, her gaze remained on the dark-haired guy.

He rested his elbows on the rail and stared back at her. The intensity of his expression shot heat into her belly.

“I didn’t say that, just that she shouldn’t pay attention to him.” He flapped a hand at his blond buddy, then tapped his own chest with his thumb several times as if to say, ‘Choose me!’

Does he want me to pay attention to him? Her heart thumped in rhythm to his jabbing thumb.

“Take that one,” Willow whispered. “He’s the real cutie.”



My Review:
3 stars

I loved the authors’ writing style, which really made this a winner for me.
The details were vivid and engaging, the characters were likable, and I loved how the authors interweaved both the Tree and music throughout the story. I had a lot of fun just trying to recognize all the music references throughout the story.

Unfortunately, I felt the ending was a tad underwhelming, especially after all the details and such throughout the rest of the story. I would have liked to read more, and I felt it wrapped up a bit too quickly after all the angst throughout the story. I will also say that this story requires major suspension of disbelief, especially considering they didn’t spend much time together before a 10-year separation. However, it was a fun, lighthearted read that I would recommend to anyone looking for a quick romantic read.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.*



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Author Bio and Links:
Two hearts creating everlasting love stories.

Putting words and stories on paper is second nature to co-authors C.D. Hersh. They’ve written separately since they were teenagers and discovered their unique, collaborative abilities in the mid-90s. As high school sweethearts and husband and wife, Catherine and Donald believe in true love and happily ever after.

The books of their paranormal romance series entitled The Turning Stone Chronicles are available on Amazon. They also have a short Christmas story, Kissing Santa, in a Christmas anthology titled Sizzle in the Snow: Soul Mate Christmas Collection, with seven other authors.

They are looking forward to many years of co-authoring and book sales, and a lifetime of happily-ever-after endings on the page and in real life.

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17 comments:

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    1. Thank you. We had fun working with the artist.

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  2. I enjoyed getting to know your book; congrats on the tour and I hope it is a fun one for you :)

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    1. We're looking forward to the tour. Thanks for commenting. :-)

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  3. Thanks for the giveaway; I like the excerpt. :)

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  4. I love the cover and enjoyed reading your review!

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  5. Everytime I read the opening line of your blurb for this book, I think it's talking about an apocalyptic novel instead of a Woodstock romance!

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    1. Well, Woodstock69 signaled the end of the era the parents of the baby boomers knew and ushered in the beginning of an era of free love, drugs and many things that led to today's society. Depending on your point of view it was apocalyptic.

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