Face the Music, Andrea K. Robbins (Review)

Face the Music, Andrea K. Robbins (Review)

Allison Banks a 24-year-old grad student has a teaching job with Superstardom, a show that will name one winner gifting them with a large cash prize and recording contract (Think American Idol). Allison tutors the little kids staring in the show while crushing on the shows leading star 27-year-old Chris Knots. Allison and Chris’s romance is shaky in the beginning both connecting as friends even though Chris wants more. Allison’s male friend Jake, her closest friend on the Superstardom set unintentionally blocks the potential romance, Chris believed they were dating. Once it has been made clear Allison also feels for Chris the two move forward with their romance, stalked by paparazzi and jealous contestants. In the end Allison has to decide if Chris is better off with her our without her.

Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. I enjoyed where Face the Music was going. I do believe this would fit the YA audience perfectly. The heroine had such a young voice even while carrying the responsibility of her family. Allison Banks is a character I would describe as well meaning, naïve and unsure of her place in the world. She fell in love with Chris and their romance had almost a hero worship twinge to it. She believed and acted as if Chris was too good for her. She didn’t believe he was interested in her even when he spent time coming to her apartment in between rehearsals for the show. This story was more about the couple trying to come together, the sex scenes were closed-door reminding me of the love stories I used to gobble up when I was younger (mom edited my reads then). I admit there were some things that could have been better. For example the length of time it took for them to become a couple, her mishaps with her sister and her ex-boyfriend Paul. One thing that cannot be denied, I believe Mrs. Robbins is on her way to being a voice to be reckoned with.

 

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Posted on August 10, 2012, in Bookswagger, Swagger Book Reviews and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. i love swagger.
    at first i didn’t like to read that much, but these books make me want to read them..

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