A Jeri Review: A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love by Arden Powell



Rating: 2.5 Stars out of 5

A new to me author that I wanted to try because of the premise. What was a decent premise and a good blurb got lost, though, with too many story lines and really ridiculous scenarios.

Kid heads to NYC to play music. He doesn’t have lofty goals. He is totally willing to be a studio musician. As long as he can play music for a living. With a cousin in the city he can stay with he is set. Except the cousin kind of bails on him. So with no place to go and very little money, he wanders to Central Park and starts playing.

Ridiculous scenario #1: famous musician needs a guitar player and just happens to be there
Ridiculous scenario #2: homeless musician has no idea who the famous musician is

Ok, ok. So maybe that was it and now the rest of the story can move forward. And it did, for the most part. For a while. Except Kris learning a whole song book in like 2 days. And each band member seeming to fit one of the letters in the rainbow of LGBTQ.

Then a whole other totally ridiculous plot line is introduced that was head shaking.

And then Kris’ sister is hired by the opening band as a drummer.

There’s a peacock.

Oh, and a budding romance between Kris and Rayne- the lead singer who discovered Kris in Central Park.

This could have been so much better without all of the various plot lines and unbelievable happenings. I gave myself a headache from rolling my eyes.

Definitely a throw away book for me.

Cover By: Shayne Leighton.   Red font makes the title hard to red, design is busy and not especially engaging.

Sales Links:  Riptide Publishing | Amazon

Book Details:

ebook, 318 pages
Published October 29th 2018 by Riptide Publishing
Original Title A Summer Soundtrack for Falling in Love
Edition LanguageEnglish

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