Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Review: 1984: Against All Odds (Love in the 80s #5)

Release Date: May 27, 2016
Love the music—never the man. At twenty years-old, Sabrina Caroline was America’s sweetheart pop star, until she took a year off to treat her social phobia that her cut-throat-manager/mom paid top dollar to keep quiet. Now as part of her comeback, she’s forced into collaboration with one of the hottest rock bands topping the charts—Birds of Prey—whose lead guitarist happens to be her biggest mistake…and her biggest regret. 

Hawke Owens never imagined Birds of Prey would surpass the basement of the Duncan High School for Performing Arts, let alone score them a European tour. But success has its price, and for him, it’s being forced to work with the only girl who shattered his heart—Sabrina Caroline. She’s everything that he remembers and more, every memory and fantasy come to life. At first touch, their connection is electric, but it’s also as strong as her determination to follow her number one rule—she doesn’t date rock stars…even though she’s become one. 

Loving her again is as natural as holding his guitar, but she’s destroyed him once, and this time the stakes are higher, more public, and the consequences life-altering. Against the backdrop of the birth of MTV, they’ll have to choose between the demands of their label, and the demands of the heart.

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What I thought about Against All Odds

In this second chance love story, Hawke and the girl who broke his heart are reunited and must figure out whether they can make another go of things. They are both in the music industry, with Hawke having the reputation of a classic rock and roll bad boy and Sabrina coming back from a health related hiatus. Not exactly a recipe for success, especially when Sabrina's manager-mother isn't in favor of them getting back together.

Once these two manage to clear the air, it's evident to everyone that they belong together, but the price of their relationship could damage Sabrina's career and her squeeky clean image.

It will take a bucket load of honesty, a whole lotta love for Hawke and Sabrina to be brave enough to get together.  This was a very cute love story set in the MTV era, nicely sized for an afternoon reading.  

ARC provided for review.

About the Author
Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and lover of all things chocolate, coffee, and Paleo. In addition to being a mom, military wife, and blogger, she can never choose between Young Adult and New Adult fiction, so she writes both. She’s a graduate of Troy University, where she studied European history and English, but still holds out hope for an acceptance letter to Hogwarts. When she’s not writing, she’s tying on hockey skates for her kids, or sneaking in some guitar time. She is madly in love with her army-aviator husband of thirteen years, and they’re currently stationed in Upstate NY with their gaggle of rambunctious kiddos and snoring English Bulldog, but she would always rather be home in Colorado.  
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