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Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper
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it was amazing

This book was amazing. I really, really liked it. Had marked it To Read way back in September but must have forgotten about it until I saw a review by Lkay. Jumped right in and spent the balance of my Amazon Gift Card and I can tell you it was well worth it. Characters are a little older…



Katrina has been widowed for over three years. She moved back to her Hometown as she could not bear to live in Manhattan where Pete and herself had lived and loved. She is a stay at home Mom to Abbey - love how they picked her name.

Accidents can be apologized for;
smoothed over;
explained away.
A wreck is different.
A wreck … does just that.
It damages beyond control.


Her daughter is obsessed with a cartoon character Maxwell MacGillikitty, Feline Private Eye - brought me back to the days when my now 17 year old could not get enough of the Teletubbies!! Tinky Winky, Dipsy, LaLa; Po ….. He will be off to college in September, where does the time go?

This was the best I could do, as poor Maxwell really is a fictional character.



WhatifWhatifWhatif


Kat is volunteer at the local Library and the idea comes to her to invite the singer who wrote the cartoon’s jingle and songs to play and perform for the kids. He is not performing any more and she has a bit of a hard time trying to get hold of him…. I loved his first email back to her when she suggested this to him … I knew then I would like him.


There is something inherently cool about a guy walking down the street with a guitar case in one hand and a cigarette in the other …


Cover might suggest Rock n' Roll/Hot Chick story. Nope, nothing like that. Well it does deal with his Rock n’ Roll lifestyle, the groupies, the drugs… it is so much more than that.



They both had demons to overcome before they get their HEA - it is tough going. This wasn’t sugarcoated - Kat didn’t STOP loving her husband and suddenly fall at the feet of a fallen rock star.

I think most of you know I LOVE my music. I am a concert whore - I don’t even want to think about how much concert tickets for THE BOSS cost for a family of four to see him THREE times last summer…. Ouch. Was never really into the Heavy Metal/Punk/Mod music but anything else, yes please. Have 5 concerts already lined up for this year. It helps to have teenagers who can educate you on new bands on the block.

This is one of those reviews that I could


Would only hold one thing against him, he is a Chelsea fan – I am a Manchester United fan….


Adrian is British. I loved that she got all his mannerisms and language RIGHT, well at least I think she did. I work with a lot of Brits and could find no fault with anything - "I’ve had it for yonks" - love it - do any of you non-UK folks say that?




Her friends were great. I know about living in a foreign country where you leave your school friends - it is hard but she had a great support group.



"Guys don’t care about that, They could be on their deathbeds and still have boners."

"Where is he? Think he sleeps in the buff?"





Loved Abbey, she was a cute, adorable child but she had her moments, as most children do… and some of the stuff she said…

"Thats Mommy’s happy drink", Abbey pointed to the squat, bubble glass bottle of tequila…



HE DISROBED A HALF FULL BOTTLE OF CANADIAN WHISKEY FROM ITS PURPLE FELT BAG ..



That one sent shivers down my spine…. remind me to tell you some day of the guests that were not really invited and stayed for nearly 2 weeks! They were Canadian and he brought a bottle of that stuff with him … and we don’t even drink whiskey, not Canadian anyhow, give us a bottle of Jameson any day. Next time you say to someone “Sure, you are more than welcome to stay with us, if ever you are around …” Beware!!

Oh, I better shut up soon….


Adrian’s tongue still tasted of Irish butter, the decadent and smooth Kerrygold that Liz always used in the shop as he kissed me into bliss


I mentioned that she got her "Britishness" correct, well you know cranky pants me when things "irish" are not done right…. she did it right. She got her "síne fadas" correct when she mentioned the Tír na nÓg pub …
I would love to have heard Marissa’s prononciation of Tír na nÓg - I am sure it sounded nothing like how it is pronounced…. then again, who am I to judge. You should hear my French pronunciations!



"I certainly hoped the place he was referring to was in the borough of Manhatten and not Kilkenny"

= saw Bruce in Kilkenny in July!!


Just going through sentences and quotes I highlighted there…. would love to add more but then you would spend more time reading this review and not reading THIS BOOK.



Just go for it, I really hope this author has more books in the pipeline…. maybe about Kevin, Katrina's brother?

Stunning debut novel by Ms Topper – Hats off to you matey or should that be "Caps" (for sale)" off to you matey!

…. and I think it was Kelly who mentioned how nice it was to read about MATURE characters. yes, indeed, for those of us over the age of 30, ahem!, it is nice to read about an older couple.


ROCK n’ ROLL NEVER DIES….




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Quotes Mo Liked

Jessica Topper
“I guess I'm not a very spiritual person. I don't think things always 'happen for a reason,' everything must be 'God's way,' or (and this is one of Karen's favorites) 'He only gives you what you can handle.' I simply believe, and I'm sorry to sound crude about it, that shit happens. Period.

Sometimes you are the pigeon.
Sometimes you are the statue.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“I can't believe you quoted Shakespeare and the Doors in the same breath.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“If we hurry you can make the 6:35."

"I'd rather kiss you and take the 6:55.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“You are the best thing to happen to me, bar none. You, Abbey...all of this. You both walked into my life and...I never knew what I wanted until you did.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“You've got this...this love-no, it's louder than love. It's passion and beauty built up inside you that deserves to burst out.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“I have never loved like I love you. You've got to know this. My silly drunk girl.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“The pure rapture was apparent, although there were glimmers of what could only be described as an exorcism. He was simultaneously reaching for something yet trying to rid himself of it at the same time as he ran through a smooth and fast legato.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“You are glorious chaos.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“He fell next to me on the futon and curled his body against mine. “I have never been loved . . .” His words poured over me, warming every part, as I lazily kissed up the inky paws on his forearm and wrapped it around my shoulder. I heard his voice catch. “. . . like I have been loved by you,” he continued, his voice scratchy yet gentle, like a cat’s tongue, deliberate and patient, slicking over the same spot. “And I have never loved like I love you. You’ve got to know this. My silly drunk girl.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love

Jessica Topper
“You’ve got all this. . . this love—no, it’s louder than love. It’s passion and beauty built up inside you that deserves to burst out,” I whispered against his mouth as we came up for air.”
Jessica Topper, Louder Than Love


Reading Progress

September 18, 2013 – Shelved
September 18, 2013 – Shelved as: to-read
January 12, 2014 – Started Reading
January 12, 2014 –
10.0% "This one is really good. Thanks Lkay, your review made me buy it....\n \n "
January 12, 2014 –
12.0% ""
January 13, 2014 –
100.0% ""
January 13, 2014 – Finished Reading

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♥Sharon♥ Is that Pat Benatar? Are you liking this book? Might be my next read!


Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ I'm so glad you loved it, Mo. This book was such a great change of pace from the typical MCs you read about. Adrian being not perfectly handsome and older...LOVED it. This author has such an amazing voice, her writing style is what sucked me in. I've been stalking her for future releases. She's an auto-buy for sure


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Mo Lkay ❇✾The one-click buy button addict❇✾ wrote: "I'm so glad you loved it, Mo. This book was such a great change of pace from the typical MCs you read about. Adrian being not perfectly handsome and older...LOVED it. This author has such an amazin..."

Thanks Lkay, loved it. Yeah, I wonder when her next book will be out and who will it be about. Will she stay with some of the characters in this book??


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Mo ♥Sharon♥ wrote: "Is that Pat Benatar? Are you liking this book? Might be my next read!"

Yep, Sharon, Pat Benatar - I loved the book.


Lana ❇✾Dirty Girl Romance❇✾ Mo wrote: "Lkay ❇✾The one-click buy button addict❇✾ wrote: "I'm so glad you loved it, Mo. This book was such a great change of pace from the typical MCs you read about. Adrian being not perfectly handsome and..."

I'm not sure. But I know I would buy whatever she writes.


Shannon The Show Stopper Great review. I love that story about the Crown Royal. I have one of my own staring that drink!


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Mo Shannon The Show Stopper *Mo's "SPECIAL" Minion* wrote: "Great review. I love that story about the Crown Royal. I have one of my own staring that drink!"

Thanks Shannon, you will have to divulge your own story.


Shannon The Show Stopper I've never tried Jameson either. Will have to put that on my to do list.


Maria Lovely review, Mo! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm also super curious about what concerts you have planned!


Brandi Brilliant review, Mo! Jameson over Crown always ;)


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Mo Maria wrote: "Lovely review, Mo! I'm glad you enjoyed it. I'm also super curious about what concerts you have planned!"

Rodriguez,
The Eagles,
The National,
James Vincent McMorrow,
James Taylor
Arcade Fire

.... they are the ones we already have tickets for - God only know what other ones my sons will wrangle out of me to get tickets for....

I love encouraging my kids to listen to music. You have a friend for life with music, kinda like a book.


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Mo Shannon The Show Stopper *Mo's "SPECIAL" Minion* wrote: "I've never tried Jameson either. Will have to put that on my to do list."

I would have a hot toddy i.e. hot whiskey with cloves, sugar and lemon but would not be a whiskey drinker....


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Mo Brandi wrote: "Brilliant review, Mo! Jameson over Crown always ;)"

Totally Brandi. Thanks.


Kelly Wonderful review, Mo! :)


Jacqueline's Reads Great review!


♥ Jx PinkLady Reviews ♥ Absolutely wonderful review, Mo. Just added it to my Amazon wish list!! xxx


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Mo Kelly wrote: "Wonderful review, Mo! :)"

Thanks Kelly.


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Mo Jacqueline's Reads wrote: "Great review!"

Thanks Jacqueline.


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Mo ✽ Sharon is an emotional book junkie ✽ wrote: "great review Mo!"

Thank you Sharon.


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Mo Jxxx ♥ Pink Lady ♥ wrote: "Absolutely wonderful review, Mo. Just added it to my Amazon wish list!! xxx"

Hope your wishes come true, Jxxx. thanks


Arabella ~♡AB♡~ Great review Mo, I've had this on my kindle for yonks!! Must get round to it.


Wendy'sThoughts First...have already put this on my wish list... eitherfrom Lkay or Baba... i can't remember right now BUT.... This review like others you have done in the past... so true and revealing to you the reader and person... That is what i so love when you do these types of reviews... a true gift to us here at GR. Thank you...
Also as a more ah mmm senior person on GR Woopeeeeeee ..people older than 30 - Than You God Cannot wait to read this.. :DDD ...oh... MUsic is the gift given to enhance and make our lives so full...


♥Sharon♥ Mo that is an amazing review! I'm excited to read this one! I agree... older characters are a nice change!:) Definitely Jameson over Crown Royal and I'd love to hear your story.. ;)


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Mo Arabella ~♡AB♡~ wrote: "Great review Mo, I've had this on my kindle for yonks!! Must get round to it."

LOL, Arabella, get your "yonks" on it now!!!


Jess-i-ca ~Sometimes a Gif Witch~ Great Review Mo! I'm currently reading this now!


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Mo Wendy'sThoughts wrote: "First...have already put this on my wish list... eitherfrom Lkay or Baba... i can't remember right now BUT.... This review like others you have done in the past... so true and revealing to you the ..."

Thanks Wendy, hope you love it..... xx


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Mo ♥Sharon♥ wrote: "Mo that is an amazing review! I'm excited to read this one! I agree... older characters are a nice change!:) Definitely Jameson over Crown Royal and I'd love to hear your story.. ;)"

Would need to hit the Jameson if I had to think of that story but I might share some day.....


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Mo Jess-i-ca ~Giffy Giffer~ wrote: "Great Review Mo! I'm currently reading this now!"

Oh, Jessica, hope you are liking it.


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Pam Awesome review, Mo :) glad you loved it!


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Aimie Great review, Mo. Sounds like a good un! Added it:)


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* Meli Mel * Fantastic review, Mo!!!


 ♥  Barb ♥ Awesome review Mo!!! x


Lise *friends don't flag* Wow... amazing review, Mo. I have had this one on my TBR for awhile as well. Thanks to your review I will be moving it on up!


~IreneOust~ Fucking brilliant review, Mo! First Lkay's and now yours! WTF am I waiting for???? I need to read this ASAP.


Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️ Great review Mo. So you're a Boss fan, huh?


Deanna❤Pink Lady❤️ Fantabulous review Mo!! Definitely need to bump this one up!!


*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time Great review Mo!


Amanda great review, mo.

glad you love this one. I'm a Chelsea fan like Adrian <3


Angie **loves angst** Amazing review Mo!!! I can tell from your passionate review that you really liked it.


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Mo Pam wrote: "Awesome review, Mo :) glad you loved it!"

Thanks Pam.


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Mo Aimie wrote: "Great review, Mo. Sounds like a good un! Added it:)"

It was a good 'un Aimie. Thanks.


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Mo Meli Mel *Ty and Zane's Creeper* wrote: "Fantastic review, Mo!!!"

Thanks Meli Mel.


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Mo Barb wrote: "Awesome review Mo!!! x"

Thanks Barb.


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Mo Allison *Will never conquer her TBR shelf* wrote: "Great review Mo. So you're a Boss fan, huh?"

Yes, Allison, I kinda like Bruce alright.


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Mo Deanna ❤Pink Lady❤ wrote: "Fantabulous review Mo!! Definitely need to bump this one up!!"

Thanks Deanna.


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Mo J *I did it all for the nookie.The book nookie* wrote: "Great review Mo!"

Thank you J.


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Mo Lisa wrote: "Awesome review, Mo. I am definitely going to have to read this one. :D"

You definitely will have to Lisa.


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Mo Amanda wrote: "great review, mo.

glad you love this one. I'm a Chelsea fan like Adrian <3"


Thanks Amanda, will try not to hold that fact against you!!!


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Mo Angie **loves angst** wrote: "Amazing review Mo!!! I can tell from your passionate review that you really liked it."

Thanks Angie, it was a great read.


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