Sunday, November 10, 2013

review: Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper

Louder Than Love
Louder Than Love by Jessica Topper

My rating: 3/5
DRC provided by NetGalley for an honest review
Published: 9.17.2013
Genre: Contemporary Romance

Summary –
In this powerful debut novel, a young librarian grieves the loss of her husband...and discovers a love that defies classification.

It's been over three years since a train accident made a widow of Katrina Lewis, sending her and her young daughter Abbey back to the suburban town of her youth...the only place that still makes sense. Lauder Lake is the perfect place to hide and heal.

Recluse rocker Adrian "Digger" Graves survived the implosion of his music career, but his muse has long lain dormant. Until Kat hires him to play at her library—not on the basis of his hard rock credentials but rather, because of the obscure kids' TV jingle he wrote years ago. In a case of mistaken identity, Adrian stumbles into the lives of Kat and her comically lovable daughter.

Using tattoos as a timeline, Adrian unfurls his life for Kat. But as the courtship intensifies, it's unclear whose past looms larger: the widow's or the rocker's. Will their demons ever rest, or will they break these soul mates apart? (Thanks to for the summary)

My Thoughts –
Where does the story take place? Suburbs outside NYC
Is the title a good/bad choice for the story? I guess
List the top 3 characters and 1 word to describe them each. 1-Kat/Tree=dwelling, 2-Adrian/Digger=reclusive, 3-Abbey= precocious
Give the book an alternate ending…or were you happy with it? It was great
Did you cry, laugh, sigh, cringe, fume or feel nothing? Mildly some of the aforementioned…

OK story. Kat and Adrian were a good couple. I like how they met and how they came together. I think Kat’s friends are all slightly dim for not recognizing him and then getting pissy over it later. I liked this a lot, but I didn’t love it. At times it was slow and some of the wording was too much – too wordy.


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