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Too Many Reasons

(The Spotlight #2)

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3.71  ·  Rating details ·  48 ratings  ·  32 reviews
Abby Gauthier is close to getting everything she's worked so hard for. The band she manages, Sinister Riot, has been offered a major record contract. But it comes with a catch: the band must add Eli Jamison, winner of the talent show The Spotlight, to the lineup.

Devon Sinclair is the singer of Sinister Riot, and he's Abby's best friend. She's in love with him, but fears sh
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Published February 9th 2015
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Mandy
Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book! Abby and Devon have been best friends for a long time and Abby has been secretly in love with Devon. She manages his band and she's his biggest supporter. Devon is the lead singer for his band Sinister Riot. He's a bit of a manwhore. When he is forced to add a new member to his band he isn't happy about it. He's even more unhappy when the new member, Eli, takes an interest in Abby. I love a good friends to lovers story and when you add in a rockstar, it's pretty much ...more
Farrah
Feb 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
A story about two best friends who finally take the next step, Too Many Reasons was a great New Adult read. It had sweetness, a bit of spice, and some angst to go along with it. I liked it and I thought it was a nice read.

Both characters were good. Abby was kind, yet determined, and unwilling to dance to anyone else's tune. Devon was sweet and totally devoted to Abby, whether they were friends or more. I liked them both.

Eli was a good character as well. I was hoping he wouldn't just me a total j
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Red Cheeks Reads
Mar 26, 2015 rated it really liked it
Abby Gauthier and Devon Sinclair have been best friends since middle school. Over the years, they piece together a band, Sinister Riot, and thanks to Abby’s tireless promotion of them, the band is now a local fan favorite of the New Orleans music scene. While going to college to pursue an entertainment management degree, she books their shows, manages their social media presence and sells their merchandise at their shows.
Devon is pursuing his dream. Sinister Riot is his and Abby’s youthful brain
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Francine (asreadbyfrancine)
* I received this title as an ARC by NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Abby is the manager of Sinister Riot, and has always been in love with the lead singer, Devon. When Sinister Riot is forced to add Eli into their band, a move that could make them big, tensions are high. Will Sinister Riot finally make it to where they want to be?

This book is for fans of band-based romance, and love-triangles! The author made the relationship between each individual character very differently. Which
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Jessica
Jan 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Too Many Reasons is the second novel in The Spotlight Series. The main character, Abby, is the manager of Sinister Riot and BFFs with main singer Devon. Abby and Devon have been friends for years. They started the band together; with the band's talent and Abby's dedication they're finally getting a record deal. One catch, Eli Jamison. He was one of the previous winners of The Spotlight and the record label decides yes, they'll sign Sinister Riot but only if they take him.

This creates some tensio
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Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
I tend to stay clear from Rock star novels, since it hits way too close to home and brings back hurtful memories. Then again, I can never pass up reading a Kristen Strassel novel. This book made me feel many different emotions and I loved every minute of it!
This was such a great easy read, I started reading and couldn’t believe it was already time to put in down for the night. If I could have stayed up all night reading, I would have. I needed to know what happened next, and Ms. Strassel defiant
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Kelly Akemann
Feb 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
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Book Fancy
Jan 07, 2015 rated it really liked it
Copy provided by author in exchange for an honest review.

Too Many Reasons is the first book I've read by this author, but it won't be my last! Abby is friend and band manager of Sinister Riot. She and lead singer Devin Sinclair have been friends for years. They get each other in a way no one else does. Abby has feelings for Devin that are more than just friend feelings. But she doesn't want to lose her best friend or come between the band, so she keeps her feelings to herself.

Sinister Riot gets
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Tammy Farrell
Jan 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I'm not much of an NA reader, but I really liked this one! Abby and Devon felt real to me, like they were people I could have gone to school with. I also liked the more toned down approach with this book. There's a lot of sexual tension, a lot of time spent building that tension between the characters, and a perfectly romantic execution. Well done. ...more
Danielle
Mar 18, 2015 rated it really liked it
3.5 SMOOCHES!

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Jun 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
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Jillian
Feb 21, 2015 rated it it was ok
*I received an ARC via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*

Hmmm.... This book.. it simply wasn't for me. While the dialogue and pacing was pretty good, everything else was rather messy.

For a book that's supposed to be about a band, I don't know much about them, other than who's in it, and who manages it. The whole thing felt very unrealistic. Lots of characters were thrown together without really establishing who they were, making things somewhat confusing. In a way, this novel felt like
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Paula  Phillips
Feb 07, 2015 rated it liked it
If you are looking for a new unrequited New Adult romance to read, then Too Many Reasons is the book for you. It starts off with of course two longtime best friends Devon and Abby. Devon is the Rock Star and the guy who sleeps around and has countless girlfriends, he is also the guy who knows that if he is ever in trouble - he can always rely on Abby. Abby is the best friend, she has since she could remember had a crush on Devon. She believes that one day, he will realise that she has been there ...more
Jill
Jan 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 stars for book 2 in the Spotlight Series by Kristen Strassel. This book is about a new set of characters and is based in New Orleans.
Abby is in her last semester of college and is trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life in more ways then one. She has been suffering in silence for 8 years while she watches the man she is in love with randomly hook up with different women and then come crying to her when it doesn't work out. Watching Devon with these women wouldn't be so bad if s
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Michelle (Adventure in Bookland)
I tend to stay clear from Rock star novels, since it hits way too close to home and brings back hurtful memories. Then again, I can never pass up reading a Kristen Strassel novel. This book made me feel many different emotions and I loved every minute of it!
This was such a great easy read, I started reading and couldn’t believe it was already time to put in down for the night. If I could have stayed up all night reading, I would have. I needed to know what happened next, and Ms. Strassel defiant
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Fidah
Feb 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Too Many Reasons is the third book in the Spotlight series. It can be read as a standalone as we follow two different characters in each book. However, you could be spoiled if you do not read them in order.

I have a mixed feeling regarding this book. Call it a love-hate relationship if you will. I love the relationship between the two main characters. I've read a ton of best friends to lovers books and not many have met my expectation. This book has definitely done it. I appreciated the developm
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Carra
Feb 12, 2015 rated it really liked it
It's another great addition to The Spotlight series. With a fun cast of characters, a storyline that keeps you wanting more plus some talented writing, Too Many Reasons will take you on an up and down ride through Sinister Riot's entry into the mainstream music world as well as Abby and Devon's relationship (with a bit of Eli thrown in for some added drama).

Abby makes a great female lead being strong-willed, knowing what she wants to do with her life, and working hard to make it happen. Devon-de
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Angel Hatfield
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
**I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**
Abby loves Devon, who is also her best friend. She's known him for 8 years. Mallory is Abby's sister and wants to pursue film production. Devon had been Abby's muse since the 8th grade. Devon's band's name was Sinister Riot. Abby did all of the promo and bookings for the band. Eli was a guitarist who had been this season's winner of Spotlight. Devon and the band had to accept Eli for the record deal. Eli asked Abby if she needed
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Angel Hatfield
May 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Great Story, Great Plot **I received an ARC of this story in exchange for an honest review**Abby loves Devon, who is also her best friend. She's known him for 8 years. Mallory is Abby's sister and wants to pursue film production. Devon had been Abby's muse since the 8th grade. Devon's band's name was Sinister Riot. Abby did all of the promo and bookings for the band. Eli was a guitarist who had been this season's winner of Spotlight. Devon and the band had to accept Eli for the record deal. Eli ...more
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Abby manages the struggling band Sinister Riot. Devon, her BFF and boy crush is the lead singer.She has been in love with him since high school. He, however can't seem to recipate the same feelings and chases EVERY other skirt while she sit back and watch.

With all of Abby's hard work the band finally gets notice by a major label, they are introduced to Spotlight winner, Eli singer and guitarist. The label signs them and want to replace one of the members w
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2kasmom
Feb 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was not sure what to think as I began reading Abby and Devon's story. She loves him so much and is completely invested in him and his band, Sinister Riot.

Devon seems to not notice her feelings as he has a skank hanging off him more often than not. He is truly center as her best friend, however. Is there anything more real than Abby or his band? Not for him.

Abby is being told by her sister to find another man. Get a real job. She is so misunderstood by everyone it makes me want to come out figh
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Shannon Daniel
Mar 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Too Many Reasons by Kristen Strassel
4 stars

Oh Kristen Strassel , you keep writing all these fantastic books and I keep falling in love with them.
Abby and Devon are life long friends; she manages his band, Sinister Riot and is secretly in love with Devon. You’d think he would have caught on by now but no, he’s a guy. Anyways, when Sinister Riot is forced to welcome Eli into the band, Devon isn’t too happy about it. Sure, he’s supposed to help push them to big time rock star status but not push
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She Hearts Books
Jan 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Abby and Devon have been best friends forever and she manages the band he fronts. The band is about to hit the big time, but there is a catch. They have to bring Eli into the band. Eli won a talent show and is part of the contract they want Sinister Riot to sign. Once they do sign everything changes. Wanting to move on from her more than friends feelings for Devon, Abby goes out with Eli. When things don't work out he decides to get even which includes getting Devon kicked out of the band since ...more
Faith89
Feb 16, 2015 rated it liked it
Copy courtesy of Netgalley
Part of a series but can read as a standalone
HEA
I didnt read the previous book(s) in the series and it was fine.
Abby and Devon were best friends. Abby has been in love with Devon since they first met. Devon didn't want to mess up their friendship. I have to admit Devon was not very likable in the beginning of the story. He shared all his girl problems with Abby and was always depending on her to fix things for him. He took full advantage of her and she let him. This in
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Meaghan
Feb 02, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a eArc from Netgalley in return for an honest review.

Too Many Reasons is a music based romance novel. Unlike most it doesn't feature a standard male lead and female which was really refreshing. I liked reading about the different outfits and style. There was band drama, a love triangle, and pent-up feelings. Abby is dealing with graduating from University and not having her dreams come through, while having her sister criticize her love life.

The only thing I wasn't a huge fan of was
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Wendy Gibson
Feb 09, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-books, netgalley
Note: I received an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

I'm not sure why, but it took me just short of forever to get through this book. It wasn't HORRIBLE, it just wasn't a romantic page turner. I found myself annoyed with Abby in a few ways, her wardrobe being chief among them...please, ditch the granny boots! And the description of Devon wasn't a turn on in the least. Tying scarves to his mic, seemed cheesy and too much like an 80's rocker. There also just wasn't enough romance
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Samantha
Abby is the manager of Sinister Riot. her best friend's band. She's also been in love with him forever. She's trying to finish school so she can be part of the music industry but getting an internship has been impossible.

This story is about two best friends searching for their dreams and eventually finding each other. this book was a bit up and down for me. Abby has been in love with Devon for awhile and He in love with her for just as long....i'm confused as to why it took so long to get to th
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Jenn
Mar 06, 2015 rated it liked it
I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

This book was lacking some things. The thing that fell flat for me most was the romantic relationship between Abby and Devon...as odd as it sounds I felt more chemistry between Abby and Eli. Abby's style seemed kind of immature for me and her and Devon did strange activities like dying each others hair and putting on eyeliner, I'm just not into that whole men wearing makeup thing, so that really put me off. As far a
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Kim
Jun 29, 2015 rated it it was ok
I really don't know about this. I found Devon to be pretty unlikable at first. Abby seemed like a hot mess. She's supposed to be really dedicated to the band, but other than Devon, the rest of the band doesn't seem to appreciate her very much. She professes to love what she does for the band and she's supposed to be very good at it, but it's hard to buy in to what she really does for the band. It's discussed a lot, but she really doesn't seem to be very knowledgeable when all is said and done. E ...more
Erin
Feb 23, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: read-2015
This was a real good written book and it was easy to be interested in the main characters. You couldn't help but pull for the friendship to turn into something more, but then it was easy to start to pull for Eli. Of course Eli shows his true colors and feelings about him quickly changes. Enjoyed the ending and the entire book. *ARC complements of the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. ...more
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