Smoke and Lyrics
Lindsey Farrar wants nothing more than to prove herself as a music photographer. Fiery a ...more
➳Holly Hall, a close friend, and an incredible author... She has once again out made me realize that her writing is one of a kind that provides an insight to the romance world through a new perspective that brings joy, sadness, and hope. We read through the characters of Jensen and Lindsey that they are both individuals that are from totally ...more
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"Nothing sticks in my world; not good habits, not love"
Sometime you just want to get over everything you have ever given your blood and sweat too. A deep sense of need of that silver lining to hold onto as your life is just an endless play of nightmare. The desire to get woke up from this all becomes a necessity as it's blurring your existence.
Jenson King is trapped in his own nightmare build by his own Insecurity, a lost soul ...more
You are my greatest adventure, Jenson King.
This was a sweet read. I absolutely loved Jenson’s tortured character. I just wanted to give him a bear hug. Lindsey was very 'meh' for me. I had a hard time connecting with her, and found myself disagreeing with many of her decisions. This book took me way longer than normal to finish, and I'm just going to chalk it up to so much angst that it wouldn't keep my attention.
Now that I know that Smoke and Lyrics is the third book in a series o ...more
This is my first book by Ms. Hall and I'm so glad I took the chance on this book as it's a fabulous introduction to an author that is able to write a story that is both heartfelt and heartbreaking. I say heartbreaking because the pain the Jensen King is feeling in his heart is so palpable it reached out to me through my kindle and grabbed my heart.
He's a man that has actually achieved everything he's dreamed of in the music world but has so many demons and pa ...more
Jenson is what I like to call a reluctant country star. His band is his family and music is his first love but the fame, the living under a microscope.....that part he can live without. Jenson is full of self doubt and ghost from his past and his career and recent divorce are not helping matters. He's fighting a battle and losing.
Lindsey is head strong, independent, career driven, smart and kind. I liked her immediately. She has ...more
Independent, sexy heroine following her dreams? Check.
Let me tell you, Holly’s writing is smooth as butta. This chick can come up with 20 ways to say something. She makes me hate my own writing.
But back to the book...
Jenson King is a star. The kind of star who could have his pick of women. He’s also the kind of star whose past keeps him tethered right where he is - in limbo. He’s a mess. Really. He’s lost his house, his wife, his baby. He’s as broken as a ...more
The story consists of such a commonly known plot, but the author made it into something totally new and refreshing. I loved the writing. It was so captivating and sucked me right in. It had the perfect blend of everything. It had raw emotions but at ...more
She wasn't afraid to take a chance and deal with alcoholism in this book either. I admire that. Alcoholism has plagued ...more
Both are from distant spectrums. He is a rock star who has had everything crumble around him, trying to get himself in the right way again when he stumbles into this young no-nonsense woman.
Lindsay is a new comer into Nashville trying to make her way with her photography. Meeting Jensen was not her want at the moment but when that moment comes and even though you try to fight it. It is and was meant to be.
Both Jensen and Lindsay try to fend of those f ...more
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Can't wait for December 1st? Meet Jenson King in Love in Smoke, a romantic suspense standalone released earlier this year.
Smoke & Lyrics is a story about romance, mistakes, and conquering. Jenson King is a famous musician who can't catch a break. He's lost his unborn child, his home, and is now recently divorced. He is throwing away his music career for the whiskey because he doesn't feel the drive anymore. Jenson is such a multi-dimensional character. I was worried when reading that his drinking was going to make the story rough but it actually played a whole differe...more
This is my second emotional book for the day and all I can say is wow. I am in total awe of this author. I have never read a book from this author and all I can say is how? How could I have missed an author that puts so much emotion in a story that you connect to, whether you love this genre or not it makes you stop and think how much people actually go through in life. This book puts in perspective that second chances is sometimes all someone needs to be put on the the path they should h ...more
Going into Smoke & Lyrics I hadn't ever read anything by the author before and I was only going off the synopsis. And let me tell you this book definitely didn't let me down. These characters and so troubled, in so many ways...broken but it's what makes their characters speak to me. It's that brokenness that lets you relate to the characters.
"I am not made for the greed and narcissism of the industry, yet I hold onto ...more
Do you hear me? I LOVED IT!
Jenson King is a man with vices. Makers, cigarettes, woman, music, whatever you give the poor broken soul, he’ll take it. He lives for his vices. Mainly his music.
His life as a country music superstar isn’t working for him anymore. So he sets out on a path of destruction. (One we hear about in this book.) After losing a baby, he sets his house on fire, leading to his wife Raven to finally divorce him. Raven knee deep down Jenson didn’t love ...more
Jensen is a broken man. A musician trying to recover from the ...more
Holly Hall has written him with such honesty, and such rawness and so poetically, there are no excuses for his behavior and he needs to decide to be a better man all on his own!
Lindsey doesn't want love, doesn't believe in it and feels it will deter her from her dream of being a ...more
Gah! Jenson! I felt for him in the last book and I'm so glad he got a story of his own. Everyone deserves a second chance. Even with his struggles, you saw the man he wanted to be. Who he was away from the lime light showed that.
I loved the friendship that happened between him and Lindsey. It felt effortless and real (minus the whole rock star thing lol).
Lindsey had her own ...more
This is my first book by author Holly Hall. Although I think it was well written, I honestly had a hard time getting through it. I just couldn't connect to the heroine, Lindsey. I don't want to give any spoilers, but the heroine had several occasions where she was confronted by friends or family about her issues. And while she seemed in those moments to have a "light bulb moment", we don't see any real change or action until the very end of the book. I LOVE a good character ...more