FEVER PITCH (Heavy Influence, #1.5)
By Ann Marie Frohoff Release Date: March 25, 2014 Paperback, 150 pages Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Tough Issues / New Adult
I WAS CRUSHED BY MY HUNGER FOR HIM AND I COULD BARELY BREATHE.
Desire? Definitely. Forever? Maybe.
When Jake and Alyssa's virtual affair peaks while his band tours Europe, Alyssa decides it's Jake that she wants for her 18th birthday. She surprises everyone, including Jake, with a planned trip to London.
After three years apart will it be everything they've both dreamed of? Alyssa is soon thrown into Jake’s stardom, delicate family matters and a side of him she's never seen before.
What I thought about Fever Pitch
In Fever Pitch, Aly is about to graduate from high school, and Jake is in London pursuing his music career. They've continued their relationship online, and Aly makes arrangements on her own to go visit him for her 18th birthday. She's ready to give him something, and you can probably guess just what that is.
Even though their reunion is sweet, from the start it is clear that Jake is not being completely truthful with Aly, and she knows it. But when he makes a big gesture and they take their relationship to a new level, she pushes the texts and phone calls from his "other girlfriend" to the back of her mind, at least temporarily.
When Jake's mom Kate shows up to interrupt their reunion, things take another mysterious turn as she won't divulge why she's there. I like Kate and Notting and whatever the new development is, it is not revealed in Fever Pitch. hmmm...
Kate returns back to the States, with more questions, setting things up perfectly for the next book in the series. I'm looking forward to seeing if their relationship will survive.
Fever Pitch does a good job of reacquainting the reader with these characters, and what I liked most about it was that for a good part of the book, it's just Jake and Aly so you can get an idea of whether their connection still exists. Yep, they are both still smitten with each other. The question will be whether their feelings can survive when they are together, rather than apart.
There are some nice moments here. I especially like Jake's interaction with some fans, and Aly getting a good idea of what it means to have the paparazzi after your boyfriend. Aly's parents also surprised me. I enjoyed this novella and I think it sets things up for the next book beautifully.
A must read for fans of this series.
Ann Marie ("Annie") Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult, she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast.
Ann Marie is an author whose vision to tell a story started out like many other aspiring writers, with a dream, literally.
After taking her then eight-year-old daughter to a concert, her dream weaving took on a life of its own. Long story short, she quit her high- paying corporate job and went for broke to follow her dream.
The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, released June 11, 2013 — The series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship. Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will appear in the pages of the books.
Annie has settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her family.