S.J. Sylvis is an author that has written a few books so far and I’ve really enjoyed her stories (Three Summers, Yours Truly, Cammie, Chasing Ivy & Falling for Fallon). Today is the release of her newest book, Truth. Instead of the romcoms she’s given to us before, this one is a bit more angsty and darker. A big thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC to read and review. Keep on reading to find out what I thought about Truth!
There’s only one thing that stands in the way of having my name stamped on a big, fat check trailing with several zeros.
And it goes by the name of Reid King.
What is a totally average elementary school music teacher doing standing in a tour bus with the King of Music? I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to help him. That, somehow, Reid King and I can collaborate on an album together and make him the authentic, raw, soul-crushing singer that he once was.
Reid King thinks I’m in over my head.
Heck, even I think I’m in over my head.
But that check will solve all my problems, and nothing will stand in my way of getting it. Not Reid King, or his devilish smirk, or his soul-gripping voice, or his talented fingers that roam effortlessly over a guitar. Not even the steely glances he throws my way every three seconds.
I’ll get that money and save my family from years of heartache. And maybe… just maybe… I’ll save Reid from his heartache, too.
“A desire to feel like him. A desire to love like him. A desire to break like him.”
So far I’ve enjoyed this author’s romcoms, but was not expecting to get what we did with Truth. This book is filled with so many raw emotions that really hit me in all the feels. Truth is a slow burn romance, but so good!!
Brooklyn is a music teacher and loves what she does. She writes her own songs, but is too shy to do anything with them. That is until her friend is able to get her a once in a lifetime job. Brooklyn doesn’t see herself helping a singer when she doesn’t even dare to show anyone her own lyrics. The money is tempting though, because her family really needs it.
I really liked Brooklyn. She’s a very caring person and what she did for her family is amazing! Brooklyn is a bit insecure and it shows at times with Reid, but I loved that him being a celebrity didn’t matter to her at all. She wasn’t taking an attitude from him. Brooklyn is sweet, caring, sarcastic and really just herself. I think she’s one of my favorite characters by this author.
“There was something about her that unwrinkeld a piece of my heart.”
Reid is a rock star and loved by many fans! He’s definitely one that’s used to getting what he wants and won’t accept his record label hiring someone to help him write again. Reid is definitely a hard cookie to crack, but as the book goes on, it’s clear why. Letting a woman in really hurt him and he’s still trying to figure out what’s happening.
Reid really hit me in all the feels. You just want to hug him and tell him it will all be okay as you read his story. My heart just wanted to break for him and I loved him at the same time. He’s definitely on the book boyfriend list now! Reid is arrogant and sarcastic, but feels so much more than he want to admit.
“It was like I could see inside him. I could see the beautiful harmony of how his heart beat for his music.”
Seeing these two together was such a good time. I loved watching Reid and Brooklyn interact. The arguing and teasing, but also the sweet moments that really had them getting to know each other. Definitely a slow burn romance, but it fit this story perfectly! Yes, I wanted to smack them a few times along the way as well, haha.
Truth hit me in all the feels, but also had me laughing out loud. The connection between Reid and Brooklyn felt so real and I was sad when this book was over. Add some amazing lyrics in this book and I was sold. I really wish these songs were real, because I need more. Truth is everything I want in a rock star romance and then some. I would definitely love to see the other band members get a story!
“She swtiched on some kind of emotion that I was destined to wear on my sleeve for the rest of my life.”
I also need to say that this author has always been an amazing writer, but this story was just wow! She really took her writing to a whole new level! I really hope she gives us many more books like this one!
Truth is a book that really left me wanting more! I love when books do that to me. What is your favorite rock star romance? Let me know in the comments!