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Sound Effects

(Ripple Effects #2)

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What is YOUR passion?

When an uncharacteristically rash decision lands law school graduate Melody Grayson in San Francisco’s dicey Tenderloin District, she comes face to face with a dangerously tempting man who embodies every mistake she swore she would never repeat. Passionate, sexy, and far more insightful than she’d care to admit, he causes her to question everything she
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Published October 10th 2016 by L.J. Greene
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Natalie ✩★ The Biblioholic ★✩
Release Date: October 11, 2016

I'm not sure what I was expecting when I dove into this book, but I got more than I bargained for. That's for sure. The author created wholesome characters.



I know... I know! Who does that?! No one was spiteful, mean spirited, callous, jealous, rude, etc. No one! And the book still worked!!

This story involved budding rock star Jamie and fresh out of law school, Melody. It was basically love at first sight for both of them. No question. And although there was a bit
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Nance
Another awesome book by L.J. Greene! Jamie and Mel together are the perfect couple! Amazing chemistry! And, they're both soulful characters. They're both attracted to each other when they first meet as they begin their relationship in 2004 when the whole music scene is changing. Digital music is introduced as iTunes makes its debut. Social media is catching on. And, MySpace takes on the growing crowd of people being friends via the computer. This was not your typical bad boy drinking and drug us ...more
Dawn West
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance


**Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for honest review.**

Confession time: I may have squealed like a schoolgirl at the end of this book...



I like rock star romances just as much as anyone and went into this one expecting it to be more of the same but this story surprised me in several ways.

Melody knows what she is supposed to do with her life. Or at least, she thinks so. Maybe not. She is about to become a lawyer and finally put her years of hard work to good us
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E.
Dec 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
4.75 stars

“Sound Effects” by L.J. Greene is part of the ‘Ripple Effects’ series and is a semi-contemporary adult romance. This story is a mesmerizing look at a group of people on the cusp of changes. Mel (Melody) Grayson is about to become a full-fledged lawyer while Jamie Callahan and his buddies are about to become the next big thing—if everything goes as planned.

I love the way the author gradually shares bits and pieces of each main character’s life, with little glimpses of the secondary cha
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Bookworm027
Oct 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I was given this book by the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

"Sound Effects" is the story of an almost-lawyer going beyond her comfort zone and discovering who she really is. On the flip side, it's also the story of a band's front man: his dreams and staying true to himself and his music.

I really enjoyed how Greene intertwined Melody's and Jamie's backstory throughout the book. Everyone has a past, and Greene did a fantastic job using the past to show how her characters have grown. Sh
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Ally Swanson
Jan 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing
HOT!! HOT!! HOT!!

I truly enjoyed reading this book!! It was very hard to put down!!

Although this book is book two of the Ripple Effects Book Series, it can absolutely be read alone. But maybe why would you want to read it alone? If book one is anything like book two than count me in!! LOL!!

This book was such a fun, hot, sexy read filled with excitement, love, romance, adventure, and passion! This book was well written and thoroughly researched.

This book has strong, well developed characters that
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June
Nov 23, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Melody has been invited to a barbeque by Dan who she just met at the grocery store. Inside the apartment she notices a keyboard and three guitars. She is not too happy about that as she has had several bad experiences with musicians. Dan says no, he isn't a musician and the place belongs to some friends. Dan went to get her something to drink and in walks Jamie. When Dan appears with her drink and sees how attracted they are to each other he leaves them alone to get better acquainted. Jamie is a ...more
Liz Gavin
Dec 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love me some Irish

Sexy Irish rocker - check.
Dual first-person POV - check.
Steamy bedroom action - check.
Strong female lead - check.
Engaging story - check.

Sound Effects has it all and then some. Complex characters and realistic plot skillfully developed by L. J. Greene. This is my first time reading her books, but it won't be the last. If you enjoy reading well fleshed-out characters in believable stories, this book is for you. Just don't begin reading it late at night because you won't want to p
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Carol Mickelson-shapiro
Charming and laugh out loud funny, the love story of Mel and Jamie hooks you from the first page.Darker undercurrents run through out the story and cause your heart to break for the child Jaime was and the upbringing he was forced to endure. The city of San Francisco and the recording industry are also woven into the story line,enhancing the plot and creating a beautiful backdrop for the love story. I rooted for Jaime and Mel to overcome the obstacles placed in their path and find "true love".
Nik
Aug 07, 2017 rated it liked it
I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

First of all, I'd like to start with the good stuff. LJ Greene is a fantastic writer. Not once through the book did I have to stop and take a break just because something was written badly. I felt the emotions I was supposed to feel, the scenes were vivid, and the characters' personalities were real, dynamic, and interesting. I very much enjoyed reading her words.

My problem, though, was Jamie. I just simply didn't like him or the relationship they both had
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Jennifer Pierson
Oct 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Melody Grayson is a serious law school graduate, that seems to have a weakness for musicians. More than one has broke her heart, and had her swearing off of them forever. That changes when she meets Jamie Callahan at a party where she was meeting another man. He's passionate, and sexy, and all of her vows are thrown out the window the minute he kisses her. He's also very sensitive, and insightful, as he shows her how to live her life to the fullest. On the verge of stardom, Irish born hottie, Ja ...more
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Oct 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
How do you open your heart, put your life’s ambition on the line, and just jump and take a gamble that may or may not pay off for you some time in the future? Yes, you have to ask yourself. What is my passion? Sometimes that passion can be all encompassing or it can expand.

Mel has a chance meeting with one sexy, sinfully good musician, Jamie. He gives her more to think about that just the direction of her career. He pushes her to test her dreams and ideals about her future and where it could go
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Kathy Herink
Good book, held interest, steamy sex passages.
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LJ Greene is a self-professed obsessive multi-tasker who writes really boring stuff by day and lets her inner romantic fly by night. This California native is married to the most amazing man and has two beautiful children, not old enough to read her books. (They probably wouldn’t want to anyway on account of the “Ew, gross” factor.) She’s an avid reader of all genres, with an embarrassingly large ...more

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