REVIEW – STAY UNTIL WE BREAK (Hub City, #2) by Mercy Brown



What happens on the road stays on the road in the latest New Adult novel from the author of Loud Is How I Love You.

Twenty-one-year-old Sonia Grant, a business major, has big plans for a career in the music industry. So when she’s offered the job of tour manager for her best friend’s band, she jumps at the chance for some real life experience. When her number one crush, bassist Cole McCormack, jumps her the first night on tour, she hopes she’s in for three weeks of some hot backstage action, too. But Cole turns out to have more up his sleeve than she or anyone realized.

Nobody knows that Cole is on the road to party like a rock star one last time before quitting his dream to take a more practical job and settle down. What he hadn’t planned was to fall in love with a girl he believes is out of his league. Will Cole play out the rock star fantasy he thinks Sonia wants from him, or tell her the truth and take the chance that she’ll either break his heart or make an even bigger dream come true?



*****Dee’s Review*****
5+++ ~Tic Tac Kisses~ Stars*****

(ARC kindly provided by author via Netgalley)

Whether you are a musician or not, from the moment you open this book, you’ll be going on tour with Soft (Stars On The Floor). Be ready to sleep on dusty floors, rock-on in a different venue every night, and fall in love with music, and with a very sexy bassist.


This author lets her wild passion for books and music bleed into the pages of this magical novel. A book that transports the reader to an adventure, you’ll be hoping it never ends…




Sonia AKA Sunshine is Emmylou’s best friend and the recently appointed tour manager for SOFT (Stars On The Floor). For a long time, Sonia has had a huge crush on Cole, the band’s bassist, but he has a bad reputation as being a man-whore, so she knows there’s no possibility of ever hooking up with him, but little does she know that Cole has been fantasizing about her too.

Cole has had a tough life. Bad parents and poverty, forced him to make bad choices in order to provide for his little sister. But music was his ticket out of the bad path he had been on. From the moment Cole held a bass, he knew what he was meant to do on this earth, to create music. Being a part of Soft has given him a chance to do that and also he’s found his own little family in his band mates.



Being close to Sunshine every day has been hard for Cole. He can hardly control his desires for her, and even though he knows she feels the same way about him, as he does about her, his future is not very bright, he has big responsibilities and a huge commitment hanging over his head that prevents him from moving forward with Sonia.

A different city every day, amazing new experiences filled with music and constant close proximity, between Cole and Sonia, will create the perfect setting for these two characters to fall in love. Maybe they’ll give into their passion while they are on the road, but what will happen once they get back home and back to reality?



Reading a Merci Brown book was love at first chapter for me. Her ability to reach inside my heart with her words was something special, and The Hub City series has everything I love and crave from a book.



I felt like I was another member of the band and I too was touring the country playing music. The realness of the story transports the reader inside the pages of the book. You’ll feel the love and the music, loudly. If you are a music fan, a romance fan or just a fan of reading awesome stories, please read these books, the only thing you’ll regret will be not having read them sooner.

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