(Love in the 80s #5)
by: Rebecca Yarros
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. Don't worry, her cut-throat-manager/mom paid top dollar to keep it 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.
Just like the books before in this series, I freaking love it. I loved the song that inspired the book, I loved how the author put the story together and I just loved even more that it had an epilogue as happy as this one.
Basically, the story and the song are about that person that got away. Hawke and Brie's story is something like that. They basically "hate" each other, but is basically love over and over again. Just because they haven't been together in three years doesn't mean that those flames aren't high enough to burn the world. Their story is more than you can see at first glance.
What I really like from this story was Brie's backstory. I mean, she is a rock star that has social phobia, someone who is afraid of large crowds. What a story! Is this famous person afraid of its fans. What's not to like? Plus, proving that there was mental illness back in the days is a slap in the face for those old people that say we, kids, are just making a show. Mental illness is something serious and real, and I like that this author did an amazing job writing about this phobia that looks alike to social anxiety, which I know people who have it and its not fun.
As I keep saying, these books are getting better and better. The best part is that I know ALL of the songs and it's really fun to click the song with the story together and came up winning. If you like the 80's, then why the hell haven't you read these?