Louder Than Love

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Louder Than Love

This story has you jumping right in with no warm ups. Suddenly, you are in the middle of the story yet it feels natural and right. Don’t know how this debut author accomplished this feat but she did a great job. My attention was grabbed immediately and when the story ended, my desire for more didn’t. The characters were great, very complex and multifaceted. The situations and settings felt authentic and real. It was as if you were part of this story and these were your friends. Secrets, misunderstandings and misconceptions take this relationship on a roller coaster ride. And, I absolutely loved every minute of it. It was a fantastic romantic story with tenderness, passion and the exploring who this other person is. Through it all, Kat or Tree and Adrian never forgot about Kat’s daughter, Abbey which was touching. I’m left wondering about some of the secondary characters and what this wonderful new author will come up with next. Whatever it is, I can’t wait to read it!

Katrina, better known to her friends as Tree, is a widow. She lost her husband in a freak train accident 3 years ago. She was left with a wonderful daughter, Abbey. After he husband’s death, Tree returned to her childhood home. She finds some comfort there among her friends. Currently, she volunteers at the local library where she is arranging for a music hour. She wants something unique and when she comes across a cd with the musician of Abbey’s favorite tv show, she sets off to find him to come to her program. Little does she know that this musician has a past. Adrian agrees to perform at this library program but shows up a bit drunk. Still has does an outstanding job and Tree is attracted to him. Adrian appears to feel the same way. Do they dare? Both have secrets that they don’t want to share but those secrets will come out if they take the chance to date.

Book Blurb for Louder Than Love

In this powerful debut novel, a young librarian grieves the loss of her husband...and discovers a love that defies classification.

It's been over three years since a train accident made a widow of Katrina Lewis, sending her and her young daughter Abbey back to the suburban town of her youth...the only place that still makes sense. Lauder Lake is the perfect place to hide and heal.

Recluse rocker Adrian "Digger" Graves survived the implosion of his music career, but his muse has long lain dormant. Until Kat hires him to play at her library—not on the basis of his hard rock credentials but rather, because of the obscure kids' TV jingle he wrote years ago. In a case of mistaken identity, Adrian stumbles into the lives of Kat and her comically lovable daughter.

Using tattoos as a timeline, Adrian unfurls his life for Kat. But as the courtship intensifies, it's unclear whose past looms larger: the widow's or the rocker's. Will their demons ever rest, or will they break these soul mates apart?

Night Owl Reviews Aug, 2013 5.00