Thursday, September 19, 2019

Book Review: Write You a Love Song

Write You a Love Song
The Love In Everton Series
by Fabiola Francisco

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What's a girl to do after burning all of her no-good, cheating boyfriend's belongings? Throw a dart at a map and start over in a new town.

I may be new to the small town of Everton, but I’m well aware that I now share a zip code with a celebrity. You’d have to be living under a rock to not know, Knox Bentley, one of country music’s biggest stars. 

When Knox wanders into my bar— careful brown eyes and broody attitude—I can’t tear my gaze away. A cheating scandal fresh on his heels is just one reason I should stay far, far away, but the closer we get, the more I realize he’s not at all what I imagined.

But being a famous musician comes with unwanted attention...the kind that tears people apart, and now it's becoming too painful to stay by his side.

They say love is a choice, but so is leaving… 

By Sara Steven

There are a lot of polarizing elements within Write You a Love Song, particularly where Knox is concerned. We find him hidden away in his small hometown, trying to wait out the fame and celebrity that has followed him around for years. There are scandals and rumors that surround his life, and while he’s enjoyed his successful country music career, the same thing he finds enjoyment in is also the root of all the chaos in his life. When he meets Ainsley, the girl who tends bar at the local watering hole, no matter how much he finds himself drawn to her, he is fearful of what that might mean for him, and more importantly, for her. It’s this back and forth, the not giving in to temptations that adds more of a build-up to this story. Those polarizing elements that wouldn’t let me put the book down, not even when I had to. I wanted to see what would happen next, on all levels. 

Ainsley has her own reasons for leaving everything behind in order to start fresh in a new town. Her past lends into her feelings about potential relationships in general, even with someone like Knox, the local celebrity. I appreciated the microscopic look at what it’s like when there are two people from opposite sides of the fence, trying to meet somewhere in the middle. The obligations and commitments that can sour the ease in which you’d think a relationship would run its course, the way the flashing lights and random paparazzi can only add a damaging element to something that would ordinarily seem like such a simple scenario. Boy likes girl, girl likes boy, they fall in love. Right? Only, that can’t happen here, not with the kind of life Knox leads, and the kind of simplicity Ainsley wants. 

There are a lot of tough choices both characters need to make, in order to do what is right, not only for their personal lives, but for their relationship, too. Knox questions if what he has done is enough, and Ainsley wonders if there will ever be peace, considering who Knox is. It would have been too easy to put these two together and immediately give them a fairy tale from beginning to end, but gladly, it wasn’t like that. It’s in the struggles that we’re able to see the most depth from someone, whether they are living or a character brought to life on the page. I felt that for Knox and Ainsley.

Surrounding all of this is intense heat! There is no lack of attraction, and it’s portrayed well from one steamy scene to the next. It is a blunt, vivid thing, not sugarcoated with flowery words and edges. Hot and delectable, a welcome surprise that was sprinkled in so nicely. While you may wonder at times whether this couple will make it, what will never be questioned is the intense chemistry they share. It only added to the many positive elements within Write You a Love Song, a straightforward five-star read!

Thanks to Bare Naked Words for the book in exchange for an honest review.

Meet the Author:

Fabiola Francisco is a contemporary romance author from South Florida. Writing as been a part of her life since she was a teenager. Even at that age, she dreamed of happy endings with emotional twists. Her novels include Perfectly Imperfect, The Restoring Series, Sweet on You Duet, and Red Lights, Black Hearts.  

Her passion for books and writing has inspired her to write her own stories. She writes novels readers could relate to and grow with. She’s currently working on writing more stories that connect with readers on a deeper.

Fabiola also loves expressing herself through art and spending time in nature. In her spare time, she loves to cuddle with a good book and a glass of wine.

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