Kate Hollis’s ex-boyfriend’s face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex. Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he’s famous for is about Kate. For over a decade his soundtrack has chased her - from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist’s office to the bars. Now thirty-year-old Kate gets the call that Jak...more
I've read great books that revolve around romantic relationships and their ensuing demise or success, but in my view, in order to be a good read, the reader ...more
Katie/Kate had a crush on Jake since the 6th grade. They finally become a couple in high school - each other's first true loves. I think most women can relate that their first true love (especially if it was in high school) holds a special plac ...more
Currently loving this book. The characters, the story...I've become invested in the ending, and am really hoping it doesn't disappoint. I started reading this ...more
The book jacket reads great: a girl returns to her hometown to make her high school sweetheart (who's now famous) regret capitalizing on their intimate relationship through his chart-topping songs. However, the back story is told in a series of flashbacks that try too hard to be shocking (e.g. backstabbing, infidelity, mental illness).
It's easy to finish the book because you want ...more
Update: did not do a lick of movement while reading this.
I'm a little ashamed of liking this book. I'm skeptical of the joint writing process, the plot was about as implausible as they come, and it was nostalgia-heavy to the point of needing a forklift. However, the girl opts out of the guy at the end, which in itself is worth noting, and perhaps respecting, chick-lit-wise, and withing the characters' world that seems like a p ...more
"Kate Hollis's ex-boyfriend's face plasters newsstands and TV, the Internet, and the multiplex. Jake Sharpe is one of the biggest recording stars on the planet, and every song he's famous for is about Kate. For over a decade his soundtrack has chased her -- from the gym to the supermarket, from the dentist's office to the bars. Now thirty-year-old Kate gets the call that Jake has finally landed back in their Vermont hometown for an MTV special. The moment she has been waiting for has arri ...more
The other issues were in the story telling. I tend to agree with a couple of other reviewers who said that the main character acts like a 13-year-old throughout the entire book. Most of the characters were pretty flat, and the story itself took forever to take shape for me because of the back an ...more
The story is entertaining enough but it takes quite a leap of imagination to believe an intelligent, professional young woman would pine for the rock star in the making who ev ...more
After hearing from her best friend back home, Kate jumps on a plane and heads back to her where she grew up. The reason is her long lost boyfriend, Jake Sharpe, one of the music industries most bright stars.
Eleven years ago, before prom, he disappeared without a trace or sound. What she was left with was songs on the radio, and all about her. Now he has returned to Vermont, with her celebrity girlfriend, and she has the chance to once and for all confront him on ...more
The switching back and forth in time ...more