Author: Laurelin McGee
Series: Miss Match Series #2
Published on: February 2, 2016
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Humor
Page Count: 336
Format: Physical ARC
Welcome to a seductive world where two solo artists combine their talents-and their hearts-to make beautiful music together...
SHE'S GETTING INTO THE GROOVE
Lacy Dawson is a young singer-songwriter with a record deal, a studio gig, and a serious case of writer's block. After looking for love songs in all the wrong places, she finds inspiration at an online support group called Song Writers Anonymous. Thanks to one mysterious member who motivates her and inspires her, Lacy's career is back on track. But is she ready to meet her sexy musical muse...face to face?
HE MAKES HER HEART SKIP A BEAT
Eli is definitely interested in hooking up with Lacy, aka "LoveCoda." But between writing her new album and his band's success, they can't find the time to face the music-or each other-about their burgeoning online romance. All that changes when Eli and Lucy get booked on tour together. In person, the attraction is all too real and explosive. They both should walk away, but once they are in each other's arms, there is no turning back...
Love Struck was a sweet, light-hearted read that mixed music, lyrics, and online friendships. This was my first Laurelin Mcgee read. There were some things I really liked and some things I had issues with, but in the end it was a cute read.
I liked the initial connection that Lacy and Eli had. Lacy and Eli first meet in the online forum, Song Writers Anonymous and through the forum the two formed a close friendship. Lacy is an up and coming singer/song writer. Since experiencing a devastating personal loss, Lacy has had a horrible case of writers block. Eli’s online persona has helped and encouraged Lacy through her writer’s block. The closer that they becoming online, the more they begin to rely on one another and eventually they decided that they want to meet in person.
Before that can meet, they are both booked on the same tour, but neither knows who each other is in person. Their online share a connection, but the real Lacy and Eli, have an intense connection as well. I enjoyed seeing the physical and emotional connection build up between them. The music that they each inspired was sort of awesome. There is something musicians stories that I enjoy. I don’t know if its just the mix of the music and lyrics, or what but I dig it. Plus there were some humors moments as well.
My key issue with this book was the angst/conflict. Yes, it drove the plot along but to me it went on for much too long. It just seemed to cause unnecessary drama, View Spoiler »ex. the damn pseudo love triangle that formed between Lacy, Eli, and Jax. I mean really?!! Plus I’m not sure how I feel about them getting together when they were sort of committed to each others online persona. I mean it was almost like they were cheating on themselves with… well themselves. Sigh « Hide Spoiler. Many of the issues could have been resolved if the two main characters would have just truly communicated with one another. Honestly that part of the story just frustrated me. Once I got past all that I did enjoy the end and the overall story.