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Fair OaksPerfect Rhythm (2017)  

 

Fair Oaks

Perfect Rhythm (2017)

Perfect RhythmLeontyne Blake grew up wanting nothing more than to escape the small town where she grew up, and now she has that, as pop start Jenna Blake.

But at the end of her tour she receives a call from her mother, that Leo’s father has suffered a stroke and Leo should come home, where things aren’t as she remembered–or as she expects.

“Your hair… It looks so different.”

Leo tucked a strand of her tousled, shoulder-length mane behind one ear. “The label thought it was a good idea to add a few golden highlights for the cover of my last album, and then we decided to stick with it.” It occurred to her that even now, as an adult, she wasn’t the one who got to make the decisions about how to wear her hair.

Holly is happy with her job as an in-home care nurse. And she enjoys living in the small town where she grew up. She also figures she can eventually make herself content with being single, because after discovering she was ace, figured she’d never find a relationship that would work for her.

It had taken her a while to understand that hot wasn’t quite the same as beautiful for most people.

I’ve had this book on my wishlist for ages and ages, and since it didn’t seem like the price was every going to drop, I decided to splurge after reading yet another rave review of it.

Because of this:

Content disclaimer This chapter includes a sex scene. If you’d rather not read sexually explicit content, please skip ahead to chapter 23.

This is one of the best things I have every come across in a book! I’ve joked for ages about wanting to know where the boinking bits were so I could skip them, and here is an author giving me just that! YAY!

This was hard to read, as the story contains parental death, which brought back a lot of memories. It also was about difficult parental relationships, which was also not easy reading. But it was a good story that didn’t sugar coat the hard things, and had a very satisfying scene towards the end of the book when she finally has it would with Saul, her manager / agent.

Publisher: Ylva Publishing
Rating: 8/10