One girl’s heart gets rocked to the core in the first novel in this sexy New Adult series.
Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.
When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?
5 Bright Stars*****
(ARC kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review)
Loud Is How I Love You is the debut novel of author Mercy Brown. I instantly fell in love with her writing style. The way she writes makes you love and relate to the story so easily , it felt like I was sitting at a coffee house, talking to my best friend and she was telling me the story about how she fell in love with her guitarist. The passion in the words were deafening and the melody in the story are something I’ll be dreaming about for many nights to come…
Emmy is passionate about one thing and one thing only, being in a band. Music is in her blood, creating tunes and rockin’ in front of audiences, with her best friends is all she ever wants to do with her life. She’s 21 and going to college to satisfied her mother. She’s an English major whose heart belongs to music.
Emmy has a few rules she’s very strict about following to ensure the longevity of her band. The first rule and perhaps the most important one is: DO NOT have sex with anybody in the band. But then there’s Travis, her sexy, sweet and smart guitarist. She’s been crushing on him for two years, they have a ton in common and have the best time together. Travis is not only her guitarist but her best friend.
One night after too much fun and celebration, neither Travis or Emmy are able to hold their feelings for each other any longer. Their chemistry in the sheets is just as powerful and beautiful as it is on stage, and after that one night of passion it will be very hard for them to keep their relationship as it was before. Because as we know, sex complicates everything…
Emmy is naturally a very dramatic character ( -being a very sensitive musician and all). Immediately she starts freaking out that the sex will mess with the friendship she and Travis share, and will ultimately break up the band. Emmy has seen time and time again how being in a relationship with a band member only brings problems. She is scared of losing everything she’s worked so hard to achieve, and especially now that her band is finally getting noticed by some very important members of the music scene.
Travis is a very logical person and he knows Emmy best, so he handles her freak-outs beautifully, but there’s only so much a guy can take in the name of love. Will they be able to figure things out and reach an understanding where both love and music can be a priority?
If there’s a romance novel about music, I want to read it! AndLoud Is How I love You was exactly everything I love about this genre.
There were a few times there where Emmy got on my nerves because she was so indecisive about something that seemed so clear to me. But as I read more, I understood the pain and abandonment issues she had and that were caused by her rock star father.
When you find something you are really passionate about and it makes you feel like you finally belong somewhere, you do whatever it takes to preserve it. That is Emmy’s fuel behind everything she does and I really felt inspired by her.
Travis was beyond dreamy. His patience and love for Emmy was endless and the way he could just set her on fire with just a stare, drove me crazy with love for him. The steam level in this novel was high and the kind of connection between these characters was just something brilliant.
If you love music, romance and awesome writing, do not hesitate and read this book. I have no doubt that everyone will adore, Love Is How I love You.
This amazing novel releases on January 19th, 2016. You can pre-order today at:
“Loud is how I love you.
Loud is how I know you’re there
Stay loud so I don’t lose you
I will follow the sound of you anywhere.”
*working on a music playlist for this review.