Review + Excerpt || Songs to Get Over You by Jay E. Tria
by Jay E. Tria
Series: Playlist (#2)
Release date: February 29th 2016
Age category: New Adult
No. of pages: 165 pages (Kindle edition)
It's harder to get over someone who was never really yours.
They say rock stars get all the girls. But Miki knows that's not always true. He, for one, though the guitarist of popular indie band Trainman, just can't seem to get the girl. It's kind of his fault, really. No one told him to fall in love with Jill. No one told him to stand still and watch as she moved on from a terrible breakup into the arms of another guy—a Japanese celebrity with the face of an angel and the body of a god.
So when someone else comes along, someone who finds him cute, smart, and funny (sometimes in the haha sort of way), will Miki finally move on? Or will he continue to pine for Jill?
Patience was about knowing when it was time to translate daydreams into reality.
I'm stuck between hating this and loving this. Why? It's because I love the story line, the structure (I like the writing style plus the songs) of the book, the pacing, etc, but I kinda hate one
Anyway, this book follows the events of the first book, Songs of Our Breakup. From there it was obvious that Miki is harboring this deep "crush" with her band-mate, Jill, but she's already taken. Then came along this cute and smart girl (Ana), who find him fun to be with. Miki's stuck in between letting go of his love and being content with looking from afar (not really).
As I've written, this book was definitely awesome. From the first page down to the last one, I couldn't get enough of it. So where lies the problem? That would be Miki. I liked Miki since I've read the first book. Hell, I even like him than Shinta, and that's saying something because Shinta is so lovable. There's just something about Miki that's so relate-able. But in this book, I'm a bit annoyed that he's taken Ana for granted. Ana is such a freaking awesome lady and anybody who'll say the opposite should talk to me first. Anyhoo, I still love this two together and how it shows that men have sensitive side, too, not just women. I like that they grow slowly together not that wham-bam-i-love-you kind of thing.
Overall, this was a great book. It's such a shame that I can't give this a five star rating but it's definitely something I'll recommend.
Did I like the ending? Yes yes yo yo.
Is it a page turner? Yes.
Will I re-read it again? Why the hell not?
Hi! I'm a writer of contemporary Young Adult and New Adult romance. These days I'm writing paranormal/fantasy too, and it's a fun exercise. I'm often inspired by daydreams, celebrity crushes, a childhood fascination of Japanese drama and manga, and an incessant itch to travel.
NEW RELEASE: Songs to Get Over You | That Thing Called Closure #WriteBreakupSongsAbout
Also by Jay: Blossom Among Flowers | Songs of Our Breakup | Majesty
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