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My Life As A Pop Album

(My Life as an Album #2)

4.59  ·  Rating details ·  226 ratings  ·  113 reviews
He sounded like he looked. Sultry. Intoxicating. Bad Boy. Good Girl Mia was screaming in my head to back away from the boy.

Bookworm Mia Phillips is back home, trying to pretend she's got it all together while taking over the family car dealership. A heavy burden of guilt she weighs her down just like thoughts of a man who never really loved her.

Derek Waters just signed his
Kindle Edition, Birthday Celebration, 371 pages
Published March 30th 2018 (first published January 30th 2018)
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Chelsea Humphrey
I absolutely adored Mia and Derek's love story! Instead of a traditional review, I'd like to leave you with some of my favorite quotes from the book, as they can do more justice to the story than any words I could provide at this time.

"It was full of deeply felt words about humanity being a collage of mistakes made beautiful. I was a book girl, and words were like a drug to me. They could bring me under with a well-positioned adjective. His song was like that, drawing me under."

"God help me, I l
Kate Olson
LOVED IT! I was nervous because book 1 hit me so hard, but book 2 was just as fabulous. I adore romance series that have connected but different main characters from book to book, and this did that in an excellent way. Cam and Jake were "there" throughout this entire book, but Mia fully had the story as well. It was swoon-worthy and I inhaled it. Excellent contemporary, sexy romance - NOTE: this one is a LOT more adult in a sexual way than book 1, so not appropriate for school libraries (book 1 ...more
Heather❀Kiss The Pages❀
This was a story of finding love in the midst of grief and guilt and taking chances to find a happy ever after.

Good Girl Mia lost her brother and she is suffering from severe guilt as his body rejected the kidney she donated. Mia is a responsible, play it safe type of girl. She meet Dangerous Derek while he is on tour with his band. They have an instant connection and Derek invites her to go on tour with him. Mia makes an out of character decision to live in the moment and go on an adventure.

I l
L.J. Evans
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition
I'm thrilled to finally be able to share Mia and Derek with the world. Their heart broken souls have called out to each other for healing and forgiveness. I hope that all of you who take a chance on reading this novel find words that make you feel like you've shared their journey with them. Happy Reading! ...more
Lori R.
Feb 27, 2021 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audiobooks
Holy Potato Peels, this was SO GOOD!

Good Girl Mia is the sister of Jake from book one. After listening to that audiobook, I knew I needed her story. And what a story it was.

A road trip romance? Okay!
An opposites attract? Yes, please!!
A very well-written and emotional and captivating story with a swoon-worthy hero? Oh my gahd, give it to me now, YES!

With each turn of the page, this story got better and better. My love grew stronger and stronger. You know those romances where the hero eventually
May 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was a fun sweet story. The characters and their struggles were very relatable. Mia and Derek work so well together and compliment each other so well. They both have their own demons to overcome and I really enjoyed seeing them navigate life and their relationship, finding a way to make it work. Derek has some real swoon-worthy moments. I liked the secondary characters, especially his band mates.

The audio is wonderfully narrated by Sarah Puckett. She's become one of my favourite narrators a
Lisa Marie Barrera
Apr 15, 2018 rated it it was amazing
OMFG!!! SWOONING AND MY HEART SQUEEZED FOR THIS BOOK!! L.J. Evans is a First time AUTHOR for me and She Had Me Melting over Derek Waters!!! My Life As A Pop Album is OUTSTANDINGLY EPIC & BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!!! THIS Book is NOT for your typical Love story with Hearts and Flowers but an Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Raw Emotions!!! I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS BOOK and Had me at the Very First chapter alone!! AND I COULD NOT PUT IT DOWN!!
Good Girl Mia Phillips lost her Big brother Jake and blames her
Apr 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Once I started My Life As A Pop Album there was no turning back. I LOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH! I wasn’t sure if anything could live up to Cam and Jake but Mia and Derek absolutely held their own. Like the first book in this series, every chapter of this book starts out with a song lyric only this time they are all songs by Ed Sheeran 🙌🏻 He is one of my favs so listening to the playlist was a total blast! Mia’s journey of healing from terrible grief to falling so epically in love and then learning t ...more
Erin Lewis
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
5 Star review of My Life AS A Pop Album (My Life As An Album #2) by L.J. Evans
Audio Review:
I was a little uncertain going in to this one, but once I got through the first couple of chapters I was hooked. L.J.Evans is a new author to me and although the second book in the series, you certainly can listen to it as a stand alone as enough of the back story is mentioned for you not to get lost.
This book certainly was an emotional listen, there was so much angst, guilt and suffering that was conveye
Katy Ames
Jan 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ms. Evans has the wonderful ability to draw you into the story from the very first page. Good Girl Mia is certain she knows her path in life but the second Derek walks onto the scene both Mia and the reader know that there are so many more, exciting things in store. The relationship that develops between Mia and Derek is sweet, genuine, heartwarming and infused with just the right amount of heat so that the slow-burn builds in a way that you know is definitely going to pay off. Without giving to ...more
I loved this book just as much as the author’s debut novel! This story revolves around Derek and Mia’s young love, but it has so many other layers that bring more depth to the story. I enjoyed following the young couple as their relationship developed, but what I loved even more was how their relationship led to individual self discovery. So true to real life! I really liked how the author involved so many characters from her first novel; it helped me connect to the characters and story right aw ...more
Candyce Kirk
Apr 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Before I even start talking about this book, please understand that these can be read as standalones, but to truly understand all of the emotions in this one, you need to read My Life as a Country Album first. You won't be disappointed. It's just as good as this one and you'll be happy to be able to understand Mia just a little bit better.

I don't even know where to start with this review. Right from the beginning, I was sucked into this book and it didn't let me go. My Life as a Pop Album hit me
Leslie Esteves
Apr 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Guilt and Heartbreak! Must Read!

Like every other book of LJ Evans’ this book made me lol, cry, just everything. It is a roller coaster of emotions as you become enthralled in her words. The guilt that poor Mia has lived with since her brothers death is unimaginable. Yes, she did what she could to save him, but in the end it did not work as they wanted and she blames herself for it. Then she gets her heartbroken by a boy whom she thinks she loves. Thankfully, Derek is there to teach her to be her
Amy Malek Concepcion
***This can be read as a Standalone but there is a major spoiler for book 1 so I HIGHLY recommend reading in order***

L J Evans continues to wow me in this series. Book 1 crushed me but this one moved me I other ways. So much emotion. (Spoiler for book 1- but you know this if you read the blurb). My heart broke for Mia and her guilt over Nate’s death and well as her self imposed “sidekick” status. She lived so much in his shadow and it was beautiful to see Derek get the “Little Bird” to fly free
Mom Seeks Smut
Dec 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Soon as I finished book 1 of the series My Life As An Album I was ready for more of this world!

Mia’s narrative and version of events was not lost on me per se in book 1 but you don’t realize just how much everything affects her whole entire life until you get to this book. All edges of her life are affected by the events of book 1 in every way. To see her let her hair down and live a little was just what her character needs. Being pushed out of her comfort zone and facing some of her demons.

Apr 27, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio
Rating - 5+++

So, I recently read My Life as a Country Album and fell head over heels in love. The minute I finished, I knew I needed more. Thankfully, My Life as a Pop Album was right there waiting for me. I demand you read these books in order. If you haven’t already read book one, feel free to stop reading this right now, and go back to that review, because it is a delicious story that will be spoiled in book two. Since this series is an absolute must read, you don’t want to spoil it for yours
the. quirky. wallflower
"They were fireflies colliding in the sky. Beautiful and brilliant."

This is the beginning of the journey that is Mia and Derek. L. J. Evans continues to guide her characters journeys with lyrics. After all, "sometimes words have a much more lasting impact on you than anything that anyone ever does."

The path that is Mia and Derek is lit by lyrics that have you listening to the playlist on repeat as you read. You'll stop and go back and listen to the words of the great philosopher and it only en
Jun 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: audio, musicians
*This is the second book in the My Life as an Album series and must be read after book one, unless you want spoilers!*

*Audiobook Review*

This is the second book I've read by LJ Evans and it just made me a forever fan. The first book in this series was outstanding but really broke my heart so I was wary to pick this one up. Thanks goodness I did! This had all the heart and soul that I loved about the first book without all of the ugly crying. Not to say I didn't shed a few tears, but they were mos
Kari Hansen
Nov 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Mia has never been able to forgive herself for not being able to help her brother however she also hasn’t told anyone about her feelings as she doesn’t want to burden her family. She has finished college and returned home to manage the family car dealership and be the perfect daughter.

Derek is a rock star who has just signed a contract. He presents an outgoing happy façade on the outside, but on the inside he has his own demons. From the moment that he met Mia at the dealership he was enchanted.
Nicole Dunton
May 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I really really really enjoyed this book! I think I've been waiting to get the chance to read this book since I read the first book. That was a beautiful and sad story. This story doesn't compare to that in the deep factor, but that's okay. It was a different story entirely and didn't need the depth. The narrator was terrific as always. She's one of my favorites.

I don't really have much to complain about as far as this book goes. I really related to Mia in so many ways. There were some things I
Sally Mieske
May 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely loved this sweet story! It’s was unputdownable for me. Also, I MIGHT be a sucker for hot guys with Abs, too 🤷🏼‍♀️

Good Girl Mia has done everything right in life. Graduated high school, went off to college and then back home to run the family business. She is determined to help her family in any way that she can, especially since the tragic death of older brother, which she still feels guilty about.

Derek, the hot AF musician, comes strolling into Mia’s place of business and her life
Alexandra Page
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I'm a picky reader. I want a story I can feel. I want to be so wrapped up by the characters emotions they feel like my own. I want a book that breaks my heart to pieces then puts it all back together again and Mia and Derek's story did all of that and more. So many books out there skip over how harsh life can be, they focus on just the love and sex. Which I get, it's an escape. I'm so thankful Ms. Evans doesn't do that though! Her beautiful way with words just floats off the page and straight to ...more
Jenn Lockwood Editing
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was amazing
An inspiring and genuine story of overcoming the deepest grief and the most self-deprecating guilt.

Mia is a good girl. A pleaser. It’s her job to make sure everyone around her is okay. But the thing is…she’s not okay.

And when she meets Derek Waters, the rock star with his own demons that he hides behind a gorgeous smile, he pulls her well outside of her comfort zone, and she eventually has to face her grief and guilt head on. But he is with her, loving her, every step of the way. And that is th
Becca Whaley
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Swooooon meter is off the charts !!!!!
Derek is NOT your typical 25 year old guy, he’s sweet, swoony , patient, understanding , deep, loving, charming, hilarious but parts of him are also broken. Mia sweet sweet innocent Mia carries so much misguided guilt that it breaks my heart... she punishes herself for things that she had no control over. Derek comes along and brings so much into her world . He literally brings her to life and it’s so beautiful to read... Derek will make you swooooon .... a
Ashleigh  Griffiths
Feb 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I am loving this series

I absolutley loved this book.. I was a little cautious driving into this book after the first one crushed me in the best way. This story follows Mia and Derek as they seek forgiveness and find love during an epic adventure.
This is not your typical love story, it is packed full if real raw heartbreaking emotion. And love that heals their hearts..
Derek is a swoon worth BB :)
This series will be re-read many times.
Liz Lick
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I loved Mia and Derek's story just as much as I loved Jake and Cam's story. I cannot wait to read the rest of the series ...more
Isha Coleman
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: first-reads
Audio Version: My Life As A Pop Album by L.J. Evans (Author), Sarah Puckett (Narrator)

LJ Evans must have been a poet in another life. Her stories read like a sonnet put to music. The characters stir deep emotion and the words melt their way right into your heart. My Life as a Pop Album puts heartache on full display. Derek and Mia could make sweet music together, but it's the baggage in their past that has them playing the wrong keys. Can they find the right melody to turn their love ballad into
Apr 13, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I read this months after reading "My Life as a Country Album," and diving back into this world (where Jake and Cam still "were") was comforting and felt like home. Mia is stuggling with some inner demons but has an opportunity to go on an adventure. Enter Derek, a sweet, genuine, sexy, up-and-coming rockstar. The relationship that develops between Mia and Derek is real, believable and infused with just the right amount of heat and slow-burn that you know is going to come to an explosive peak! Th ...more
Jhommie Kem-ing
Aug 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have never heard a story this way before so I was really excited when I first listened to this and it definitely did not disappoint!

A story about getting out of your comfort zone, having fun and allowing yourself to fall in love.

A perfect love story with a great narration by Sarah Puckett.. definitely one of my favorites. Grab yourself a copy.. a must read or listen. ❤
Vera Blaz
Mar 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: audiobooks, 2020, audible
Good girl Mia is filled with grief and remorse after her brother Jake dies. She does all she can to keep her parents from worrying and has adopted the good girl persona. She surprises herself and those who love her when she decides to embark on a three-week road trip with Derek.

Woooweeee! My heart! While not as heartbreaking "My Life as a Country Album," this book still pulled at my heart strings. It gives a deeper look into Mia's life in Jake's shadow. Oh the guilt she carried around! Derek wa
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Award winning author, LJ Evans, lives in the California Central Valley with her husband, daughter, and the three terrors called cats. She's been writing, almost as a compulsion, since she was a little girl and will often pull the car over to write when a song lyric strikes her. A former first-grade teacher, she now spends her days reading and writing, as well as binge-watching original shows like ...more

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