Title: Face the Music
by: Andrea K. Robbins
Publication Date: 6/14/2012
Age Group: New Adult
After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student.
Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.
I am always a big fan of superstar contemporary romance novels so I was excited to read this one and I did like it. I had some frustrations which I will talk about but I did like the concept and characters.
With Allie I liked her she had some definite strengths but she also had many weaknesses which was the cause of my frustrations. Due to her being so naive it caused so many miscommunications with Chris & Jake & Charles, etc..... She lived a hard life which made her grow up too fast with responsibility but left her too innocent or ignorant with relationships or intimacy.
Some times I get so frustrated with the heroine in books being so insecure and martyrs. I really did like Chris right from the very beginning even though he too frustrated me with his jumping too conclusions and he did a bit of a douche bag move at the end but then Allie reaction to run back to Paul made we want to punch her in the face. Ugh!
But in the end all worked out and I stuck through the whole journey and did like the story and the evolution of Allie as a person and with Allie and Chris as a couple.
I did enjoy the read and I am glad that I finished it and would recommend it to others ;)
3.75 thumbs up!
Born and raised in eastern Missouri, Andrea K. Robbins is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Idaho State University and hold degrees in Human Nutrition, Biological Sciences, and Secondary Education. She currently resides in southern Idaho with her husband and two young daughters and enjoys teaching Jr. and High School science and health classes at a local school district. Robbins is also working toward her Masters degree in Science Education through Montana State University. When not working, she can be found spending time with her family or getting lost in a sappy love story.
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