Love Struck (Miss Match #2)

Love Struck

Author: Kayti McGee                                                                                                   Published: February 2, 2016                                                                                               Pages: 336

Stars: 2 out of 5

Synopsis:
Lacy Dawson is a young singer-songwriter with a record deal, a studio gig, and a serious case of writer’s block. After looking for love songs in all the wrong places, she finds inspiration at an online support group called Song Writers Anonymous. Thanks to one mysterious member who motivates her and inspires her, Lacy’s career is back on track. But is she ready to meet her sexy musical muse…face to face?

Eli is definitely interested in hooking up with Lacy, aka “LoveCoda.” But between writing her new album and his band’s success, they can’t find the time to face the music-or each other-about their burgeoning online romance. All that changes when Eli and Lucy get booked on tour together. In person, the attraction is all too real and explosive. They both should walk away, but once they are in each other’s arms, there is no turning back…

Review:

This is the second book I’ve read from the author Laurelin McGee. Laurelin McGee stands for two authors: Laurelin Paige and Kayti McGee. The first book in this series I absolutely loved. I wish I could say the same about the second book.

After her fiancé dies, Lancy is left broken, trying to piece together her life and hoping to filter her headache through her music. Lacey’s character struggles to find who she is. She makes a lot of illogical assumptions and ignores the warning signs all around her. I can’t say I really appreciated her character because it took her far too long to get with the program and figure things out. But her character was well rounded and her backstory brought her heartache to the surface.

Eli is a gifted musician/writer with dreams of branching out on his own. Eli’s character drove me crazy! His character really brought the book down for me. He’s this passionate, kind, and thoughtful individual. But he’s the biggest pushover I’ve ever seen. For example, he lets his ‘best friend’, who is a horrible friend if you ask me, walk all over him and claim Eli’s ideas as his own. I was really hoping for a stronger character.

I think the thing that bothers me the most is both characters find strength, inspiration, and freedom within each other as their online counter parts Folx and LoveCoda. But in their day to day lives, they aren’t nearly as strong.

This story is far more complicated than it needs to be and the inner monologue and the plot dragged. I did really enjoy reading about the perspective of a singer/songwriter and what it’s like going on tour. I especially found myself loving the creativity and the dynamic of what it takes to write a song.

Overall, I think you either loved the complexity and Eli or you didn’t care for it. The writing was well done and I think these authors are very talented. This book just wasn’t for me.

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