February 27, 2014
Title: Learn to Fly
Series: Double Blind Study
Author: Heidi Hutchinson
Published: September 2013
Lenny Evans felt like her life was suffocating her. She would do just about anything to change that, which is how she ended up taking a job that landed her on tour with the biggest rock band in the world.
The plan was simple: get a job, get out of town, don’t get attached. But Lenny has never met anyone like the members of Double Blind Study and they easily adopt her into their makeshift family. Now, Lenny finds herself caring far too deeply for these tattooed misfits, daily bringing them closer and closer to revealing Lenny’s true past and everything she’s running from.
Sometimes crashing headlong into the unknown isn’t the worst thing.
Ana will put Learn to Fly on her second shelf!!
My Review: This book comes with a warning…”Contains foul-mouthed rock stars, irritating exes, loud music, an overworked tour manager and random shenanigans.” And, boy does it live up to it! Rock stars who need to prove themselves, a girl who wants to get away from everything and everyone, and a manager who brings them all together…the perfect recipe for a great read! This was such a fun book with great characters and a sweet love story!
I can’t tell you how much I liked the guys from Double Blind Study. These true rockers with potty mouths and huge egos managed to find a place in my heart from the very beginning. As I got to know them better, I also realized that they were a family and, even though some of them tried to hide it, they all have a soft and vulnerable side. I loved them all! Lenny was a strong character who just wanted to start over after an accident and a disappointing relationship. She wasn’t looking to fall for anyone and did her best to stay away from Luke. But, really, there was no hope. Luke is strong, sweet, sexy and swoonworthy…the poor girl didn’t stand a chance! His rock star good looks and his heart of gold made him irresistible. Their relationship was definitely a slow burn and their chemistry was sizzling!!
So, at this point, you may be wondering why I gave this book 4 starts instead of 5. For me, it came down to one thing…too many story lines after the 50% mark. All of a sudden, we had ex-girlfriends, ex-boyfriends, mean friends and even other guys who were in love with Lenny who needed to be taken care of before the story could end. To me, simpler is always better…a good love story needs to stand on it’s own. Because of these extra complications, the book lost a little momentum for me. I just wanted to bask in Lenny and Luke but, instead, I had to contend with the other story lines. Now, don’t get me wrong, these other characters and relationships were good too…it’s just that I didn’t think they were necessary. However, don’t let that deter you. If you’re looking for a fun read with great characters, pick up this book. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it!!
Oh..and one last thing. Once you read the book, the pretty cover makes such wonderful sense…I love when that happens!!