When I heard that three authors I love were coming together to write a trilogy, I knew I needed to get my hands on those books. Sarina Bowen, Devney Perry and Rebecca Yarros are each writing a book in Hush Note. Lies & Lullabies in the first book in this rock star romance trilogy and today I want to tell you what I thought!
A big thanks to the author for providing me with an ARC to read and review.
Summer nights and star-crossed lovers! From USA Today bestselling author Sarina Bowen.
Once upon a time, he gave me a summer of friendship, followed by one perfect night. We shared a lot during our short time together. But he skipped a few crucial details.
I didn’t know he was a rock star.
I didn’t know his real name.
Neither of us knew I’d get pregnant.
And I sure never expected to see him again.
Five years later, his tour bus pulls up in Nest Lake, Maine. My little world is about to be shattered by loud music and the pounding of my own foolish heart.
Sarina Bowen is great at writing amazing characters and making you love them. She did this as well in Lies & Lullabies and I flew through this book. That being said, unfortunately this book wasn’t my favorite by this author. It’s hard to put my finger on it, but I wasn’t blown away.
Kira and Jonas have an amazing summer together and one amazing night. I enjoyed that there were flashbacks woven through the first chapters of this book, so we could really understand the connection these two characters had. Then things happen, it’s five years later and they haven’t spoken since that night. That is until they run into each other at the same place they met five years ago.
Let’s start out with the tropes in this book. I love second chance romances. Especially for these two characters. They both love with all of their hearts and haven’t had the easiest times. It was fun seeing them connect again. There is also another trope, because there is a surprise baby. Kira got pregnant from their one night stand and never told Jonas. I have to say that’s always a thing that gets to me. While part of me understands her fears, she knew who he was. That’s just a personal thing for me though.
I loved seeing Jonas interact with Vivi once he knew she was his. Those moments really melted my heart. It was interesting to see them find their way back to each other with some obstacles in their way. I think this went too easy at times? So much happens, but seems not to really matter at times. And I know romances are often predictable, but this was maybe just a bit too much so?
All in all, it was a fast and fun read and I liked the characters. Even though I have to say the side characters made this book and I wouldn’t mind a story about Adam (Kira’s brother). Besides a bit of drama there are also steamy moments, humor and a little glimpse of the rock star life. I’m looking forward to reading the next book in this trilogy!
Even though Lies & Lullabies didn’t live up to all of my expectations, I still enjoyed this fast and fun read. The next book is Rifts & Refrains by Devney Perry and my review will be online later this week. Do you like rock star romances? What are some of your favorites?