AUTHOR: Ann Lister
RATING: 3 STARS
PUBLISHED: March 2009 - CreateSpace
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"Parental Discretion is Advised. Annie Logan and her band, White Rush, have been waiting years for their big break. Taking a last chance at stardom, Annie enters them into a 'battle of the bands contest' and wins an opportunity to perform with the legendary rock band, Thrust. This twist of fate puts Annie on a collision course with her larger-than-life rock hero, the infamous guitar God, Michael Wade. Annie's model good looks and Michael's dangerously raw rock 'n' roll swagger are like a burning fuse on a stick of dynamite. Would she be the woman to finally tame Michael's wild ways and show him the true meaning of love or would the gritty reality of the music industry prove to be more than she could handle? Sheet Music will give you a backstage pass into the rock 'n' roll lifestyle full of egos, excess and extremes; where sometimes even true soul mates aren't strong enough to survive the heat of the spotlight."
Sheet Music: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Love Story by Ann Lister was a long, stressful, emotional roller coaster ride. When I wasn’t hoping that Lister would just kill off her two main characters, I really enjoyed this novel. It’s a good story, but it’s also extremely frustrating.
The two main characters weren’t extremely likeable. Michael made a few horrible decisions and gave up trying to reconcile with Annie way too easily. I would have liked to see him fight harder for their relationship, especially in the beginning. Annie was jealous and constantly running away. Her character drove me crazy. Michael and Annie had a very bipolar relationship. Sometimes they were beautiful together, and sometimes their relationship was toxic. They would emotionally destroy one another, and then try to pick up the pieces and repair the damage. Still, I rooted for them. Why? I have no freaking clue. I didn’t know if Annie and Michael would EVER get a happy ending. Every time I thought they were going to kiss and live happily ever after another catastrophe would happen, and that is what frustrated me so much about this novel. At the beginning of this novel, I rooted for Annie and Michael, but after they did everything in their power to ruin their relationship, I sort of lost my enthusiasm.
I gave Sheet Music: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Love Story by Ann Lister 3 STARS. I recommend this novel to adults who like rock stars and romance. Just keep in mind: this novel is a long, crazy intense ride. If you are looking for light and fluffy or hearts and flowers then this isn’t the novel for you. Personally, I enjoyed For All the Right Reasons by Ann Lister more than Sheet Music. For All the Right Reasons is also a novel about a famous rock star.