Welcome to my stop on the One Song Away by Molli Moran blog tour!
Author: Molli Moran
Published: December 1st 2014
Source: Copy given by author for honest review
Genre: New Adult Contemporary
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She needs a fill-in boyfriend. He needs a favor. It’s the perfect, no-strings arrangement until they both realize it’s too real…
Sophie-Claire Wright’s life is like a bad country song on repeat. She keeps running into her cheating ex, her songwriting career isn't taking off, and her roommate just kicked her out of their apartment. With nothing to lose, she decides to do the one thing she said she’d never do: she moves back home. She left her small Southern town with big dreams, but now she’s going home with empty pockets.
Life moves at a slower pace in Sophie’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hometown, but her well-meaning, matchmaking mama doesn't have a slow gear. Sophie invents a boyfriend to hold off her mother’s efforts, but she’s out of luck when her mom wants to meet him. Sophie panics until she runs into Jake Cooper. Her high school crush is back in town, too, and when he asks her for a favor, she agrees—on one condition. He says he’ll be her fill-in boyfriend, so it should be simple: introduce him to her family and then “break up” with him after a few weeks.
Sophie is sure she’ll be able to resist Jake this time and that their fake relationship will keep them both away from wagging tongues. Sure, she was in love with him years ago, but that was then. This is now, no matter how great he looks, or how she feels around him. But she didn't bargain for moments that feel all too genuine. Dates that don’t seem fake. Kisses that leave her shaken and wanting more. And she didn't count on old feelings resurfacing and complicating their arrangement—which is starting to feel less like acting and more like the real deal.
Soon, Sophie can’t tell which kisses are real or fake, but she knows she’s in deep...and she thinks Jake is, too. When she gets a chance to go back to Nashville and chase her dreams again, she has a choice to make: stay or go? Continue hoping that the life she wants is one song away, or write her own?
Alright now. *cracks knuckles* Here we go.
I was one of the lucky few who had the opportunity to beta read this beauty and let me tell you: Worth. Every. Second. If I hadn't been able to read it early, I have a feeling I would have been sitting here saying, "Is it release day yet?" It just that good.
The story though... Sophie is one of those characters you immediately fall in love with. You empathize with her, you cheer for her, you wish you were her, and sometimes you see yourself in her. That's the power of a good protagonist. And when it comes to Jake, swoonworthy is on the long list of adjectives for him. Put the two of them together and BAM! Sophie and Jake have obvious chemistry--it's something they know deep down, despite the charade. And first kiss? OH YES. I loved watching Sophie grow and make new friends, and reconnect with her family. Everything tied together beautifully, not necessarily with bows, but everything came full circle in just the right way.
One Song Away is a story with a hook that reels you in, and before you know it, you can't pull yourself away. You will adore every character--from our lovely couple to side characters that we only spend a few minutes with. It's honest and brilliantly written. Put Molli Moran and your "must by" list now.
Molli is a Southern writer who doesn’t consider her day complete if she hasn’t written. She loves coffee and talking fast, things she attributes to being raised by Gilmore Girls. She’s a romantic at heart, and brings that to her books. When not reading or blogging, she can be found obsessing over Doctor Who, cuddling her various pets, or spending time with friends, family, or her girlfriend.
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