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Songs for Cricket

(Chasing Butterflies #5)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  256 ratings  ·  86 reviews
She’s his best friend’s little sister and off limits.

College freshman, Finley Farrow, has two fairly ambitious goals this school year: make the football team and get over Shepard Connelly. The gorgeous football player with the magnificent voice would one day be a star on or off the field. But he’ll never see her as more than his best friend’s sister. Now her eye is on the
Paperback, 300 pages
Published February 19th 2019 by Everafter Romance
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I am a sucker for falling for your brother's best friend / friends to lovers romance stories. This book checked both those boxes on my list. It was an okay read for me. I enjoyed it and still I would had changed things if I could🙃

I’ve always enjoyed this authors writing, so she didn’t disappoint. I did enjoy these characters, so many good attributes, I would have added more to help me with this story line and to answer more my own mind. I didn’t enjoy the first half as much as the last half but
Jun 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Enjoy this book very much. This is a NA romance. The story of brother's best freind. So it has some forbidden romance to it. I like both Finley ans Ashton. Both of them deserve so much of their HEA.

The story and the plot twist is also good. Although th conflict resolves too quickly. The chemistry is also good and not OTT conversation.

Overall this is a wonderful read.

4 stars
Aug 06, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m so excited to be back in the Chasing Butterflies series world! Technically this is not a part of that series, but it is in the same world and characters from the other books are mentioned. And Sawyer’s brother Finn is in it! He’s one of my favorite characters.
Terri dives into some very important topics that are going on in today’s world and she does it beautifully.
I really like her message about not being silent but not accusing innocent people, because it will hurt a victim’s cause in the
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it

„Together was my destiny
Forever is my goal”

Oh, how much I would love for Shep to write me a song and sing it in my ear... Unfortunately this boy has his sweetheart and she will listen to his serenades. Songs for Cricket is a touching story in New Adult genre, which contains perfectly measured doses of romance and drama. Because without a bit of drama it would be boring, right?

I love everything in this story! We have here from friends to lovers trope, as well as brother's best friend theme. Both
Jun 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was the first book from Terri Laine that i have read and I really liked it. It was a friends to lovers/sports/brother's best friend story. Finley and Shepard grew up together and lived together due to his family issues. They ended up going to the same college and why they were there, some major things went down with Shepard and they had to fight to prove that he was innocent. Once you get started you won't want to put it down. You get sucked into the story and you want to see if they will b ...more
Heather andrews
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shep's girl sometimes just has to speed him up a little, "I glanced down at her with a crooked smile. “Hopeful. But if you don’t—” Her hand around my ***k was answer enough. “I have to get this on if you want me to eff you.” Shep's girl is often amused by his embarrassment, "she pulled me down for a hug and kissed my cheeks like she’d done when I was a boy. “Mom,” I said, a heat coloring my cheeks. Finley only grinned at my embarrassment." I liked this book, I loved the characters hopefully this ...more
Terri ♥ (aka Mrs. Christian Grey)
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
The narration was phenomenal. I enjoyed every word.
* A review copy was provided by the author/publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. *

~ 4 It's All In the Lyrics Stars ~

So I have to be honest I was a little nervous to read this story. Since this is based in the same setting as Terri's Chasing Butterflies series, Layton University, I was afraid this was going to be much like those books.

And in the beginning of this story I thought it was similar. I almost gave up reading it because I was doing more eye rolling than reading,
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Coming of Age

Finley and Shepard grew up together; literally in some ways. Due to his father’s convictions Shephard had moved in with the Farrow’s until he finished high school. He was best friends with Finley’s triplet brothers August and Cooper. Finley grew up running with the boys playing football and anything else the boys were up to.

Upon going to college and sharing a town house with her brothers and Shepard, Finley was finally going to take a chance and try out for the football team. She w
Feb 13, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Songs For Cricket by Terri Laine is a falling for your brother's best friend / friends to lovers romance. And I LOVE these type of romances!!

Finley, Shepard, August and Cooper. Head off to college together. And while Shepard has secretly been in love with his best friends August, and Cooper's sister, she's been secretly in love with him. Now that they are off to college all living together will the secrets be revealed? And what happens to the friendships? I really enjoyed Finley and Shepard's s
Feb 19, 2019 rated it liked it
2 1/2 stars

A Your-Mileage-May-Vary (YMMV) Review
With sports and music in the same novel, I thought I’d finally found a New Adult novel that I could come away liking. Unfortunately, Songs for Cricket isn’t going to be that novel.

Songs for Cricket is told in first person POVs of Finley, the young woman who wants to make her college football team, and Shepard, her brother’s best friend who she’s crushed on forever. And this is problematic because the narrative is extremely stingy in providing detai
Jun 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this one. It sucked me in from the first chapter. I love an unrequieted love story and a brother's best friend romance. This book was that and so much more!

I listened to the audiobook on Audible. Zachary Webber is a favorite of mine and was wonderful in this. Teri Schnaubelt was very very good. I believe this is my first audio listen of hers and I would recommend her narrations.
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this new spinoff to the other series with a whole new set of charactes. Shep and Finley were sweet and while there was some angst it wasn't too much. Looking forward to the next books and hoping we get Finn's too. ...more
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Sometimes the tension in a New Adult drives me crazy, because the dumb decisions the characters make based on what they think the other romantic interest is thinking. This story pushed that limit just enough. About the time I was ready to start sighing and getting irritated, things came together.

And these characters are very likable. There are elements here that are new: girl wants to make the football team, girl is a triplet with 2 brothers, boy is a football player who aspires to be a musicia
4.5 Stars

This book took place in the world of the Chasing Butterflies Series but with the younger generation from Sawyer and the gang. I absolutely loved that we’re brought back to the place where everything started, and even though there were now different characters I still felt the lingering presence of Ashton and the others. Especially since the new group took up residence within the walls where Ashton, Sawyer, Chance and Kelley lived while attending Layton University. And now Finn, Sawyer
Meghan Lloyd
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ah, young love! The shy glances, the misunderstandings, the angst...what's not to enjoy? I love new adult romances for their young adult conflict paired with very adult sexual situations. It's a coming-of-age type of romance, where they're starting to feel out what a real relationship looks like and figuring out how to navigate "adulting" when it comes to their problems. Mom and Dad aren't there to fix things - you have to figure it out yourself. I loved the two main characters in this story, an ...more
Reviews from the Heart
Feb 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

I have been sitting here trying to ponder my thoughts, and I am kinda all over the place. As soon as I read the blurb for Songs For Cricket, I knew I had to give it a go. I am a sucker for falling for your brother's best friend / friends to lovers romance, and this book checked those boxes, but it was just okay to me. With that being said I will give you MY pros and cons of Laine's newest book. The writing was great, and story had depth to it, with relatable characters. I loved how stro
Thuy Taylor
Feb 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Finley is a part of triplets with her brothers August and Cooper. Also part of the group is their best friend Shepard. They are protective of each other, love each other, their sibling/friendship relationship is something people dream of. It was great reading their experiences and protective nature towards each other.

This book follows them as they enter college. Finley and Shepard love each other but has not admit out loud. Shepard is worried about his best friends August's opinion. He is worri
Tania's Book Blog
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
Finley and Shepard fought their feelings for each other for years and hid it from each other also. But others have seen it and was wondering when they will stop hiding. Except for her brother August. He didn’t know about their feelings until later on and he wasn’t happy that his best friend and sister got together.

But before all that these two were back and forth, drama and they were annoying at times with not seeing each other’s feelings. Then after all the hardship they got together but then t
Feb 03, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story will definitely wow you. It is not your typical boy meet girl and they fall in love. This is a story of childhood love that finally finds its way to each other.

Shepard has been faced with a tough life and is forced to live with the Farrows.

Finley is the second of the three Farrows. She is a head strong girl who won’t give up on her dreams.

She is a stubborn girl who gets what she wants and that’s how she becomes the first girl to play on the football team at Layton and she is not gi
Michele McMullen
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
I am such a fan of the friends to lovers genre. Falling for your brothers friend and having grown up together is always a lovely story of discovery. Finely and Shep are just that couple. You will fall in love with their friendship and watch them make their way towrds one another . Yes as always the little sister is off limits but sometimes fate has a way of taking you places you never imagined .
~~Michele McMullen ~~
Rhonda Ziglar
Jan 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 STARS FOR SONGS FOR CRICKET!! This book will hit all your emotion buttons and the characters are perfect. The story of Finley and Shepard is forbidden, but it is hard when you love someone. There are tough subjects this book hits on, but so worth the read, perfectly executed by this author. You definitely need to 1-Click this book.
Mar 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Finley Farrow is a triplet, she is off to college with her brothers and their best friend the boy she's been in love with forever. She tries out for the football team and gets the boy. I loved the dynamic of the triplets. Hated the overprivileged girl who causes Shephard trouble when he turns her down.
I LOVED Shephard he is my new book boyfriend...SWOON
May 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great Story & Audible Listen🎧 4.5 Heartfelt Stars🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Songs for Cricket
By: Terri E. Laine
Narrated by: Teri Schnaubelt, Zachary Webber
Series: Butterfly Duet, Book 1

I thoroughly enjoyed this book, it is a great story that is not your usual college sports romance. The storylines are interesting and original, they grab you from the start and captivate your mind from start to end. I really liked the characters and how well the author developed them. Finley, August and Cooper are triplets are starting
Sunny Shelly Reads
The next generation of the Chasing Butterflies series continues in Songs For Cricket. Although it is a standalone, the heroine is Finley, the little sister of Ashton, and is set at the same college where the other books took place.

Shephard is the best friend of Finley's triplet brothers, Cooper and August, and grew up with the siblings like he was another family member. He is carrying around some major baggage as a result of his felon father, and while he's been in love with her for as long as h
Claire Annovazzi
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
“Read” this book as an audiobook, and it was quite nice. Since it’s a dual point of view, there was a male reader and a female reader–first time for me, and it worked (although the male voice sounds much older than the freshman he’s supposed to be…). There could have been some background noises–especially music, as the title refers to Shepard’s hobby–but it’s okay.

As for the story itself, it was a cute one. I enjoyed the kids’ hesitations as well as their passion–for music and/or football as wel
Feb 17, 2019 rated it really liked it
I voluntarily reviewed a copy of this book (given by Netgalley)...

3.75 stars

Although this book is a spin-off from the Chasing Butterflies series, you don’t need to read the previous books to read this one; I’m sure if you did, you would enjoy it better since previous characters are mentioned and make appearances.

This is friends to lovers steamy read.

I have to say I enjoyed this book, the connection between Shepard and Finley was very deep; however, this didn’t stop them from making annoying ass
May 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is my second book by Terri E Laine, and I am just enamored with her writing. I was a little cautious thinking it may be too young for me, but this romance hits all the points I enjoy in a story. We have the Farlow triplets, and their friend, Shepard going off to start their first year of college. To stay with the boys, and be with Shep, her long time crush, Finley tries out for the football team and makes it. Socially unacceptable to be a girl playing football, Finley finds herself in for a ...more
Aug 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Terri E Laine has written an amazing story of love, yes.. but also one the tugs at our social consciousness. She not only wows with a college sports story where a female makes it as a college football player, but one in which a young woman makes it her mission to ruin more than one young mans lives because of a past of not being believed.

Shepherd lives Finley, but is he brothers best friend. He has moment where he realizes that he could lose her, and decides that he needs to make a choice. He c
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Terri E. Laine, USA Today bestselling author, left a lucrative career as a CPA to pursue her love for writing. Outside of her roles as a wife and mother of three, she’s always been a dreamer and as such became an avid reader at a young age.

Many years later, she got a crazy idea to write a novel and set out to try to publish it. With over a dozen titles published under various pen names, the rest

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