Thursday, 21 June 2012

Sound Bites Blog Tour: Review

Source: Received an ebook to participate in the AToMR Blog Tour 
Release Date: Already Released

Blurb from Goodreads:
Renee Evans has a knack for trouble. After walking in on her best friend and boyfriend in bed together, twenty-five year-old Renee flees sunny Los Angeles and her dream job as a music journalist and returns to her hometown of Boston – only to meet Dylan Cavallari, the mysterious, aspiring musician who lives in her apartment building. Dylan’s piercing gaze and womanizing demeanor make him exactly the type of guy that Renee should steer clear of – which is most likely the reason she falls for him. But when Renee’s troublesome ex comes back and threatens to drive her and Dylan apart, Renee is forced to face her past and save her relationship with Dylan before it's too late.

Sound Bites dramatizes what happens when Renee finds herself caught between a painful past and an uncertain future. Happiness turns out to be within her grasp, but it all depends on whether she can trust herself enough to make the right decisions. Sound Bites is a novel about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, and the power of music to help you find your way.

I'm gonna start off this review by talking about the music. :) I absolutely love music! You can pretty much always find me listening to music, or doing something with music playing in the background, so I always love to check out books revolving around a musical element, and I absolutely loved the music aspect woven throughout Sound Bites! :D I loved both Dylan's and Renee's passions for music, and I loved how music brought them together. :D I also always love hearing about songs that other people are absolutely crazy makes me want to listen to them. ;D haha

Along with their musical connection, I just loved Dylan and Renee together. They had some amazing banter. I only wish that there had been more actual romantic scenes between them. It was the one element that I kind of felt was missing. I felt like these two had so much buildup, and that their chemistry and banter rocked, and then it was like I was only given a tiny piece of the major spark between them. I would've loved more kissing personally, and more scenes after their romance bloomed, but other than that, I totally loved their whole relationship. I just wanted more. :P

Along with Dylan and Renee, the characters were great. :D I especially loved Renee's friends. :) Sound Bites is full of sound characters, and packed full of passion for music. I also just loved Renee herself. I liked her as a narrator. She seemed very genuine, and I loved that she was so real. She had doubts, and fears, too. I love my butt-kicking heroines, but I also love when they show that they aren't perfect and that they actually are afraid sometimes. It makes them extremely easy to like, and makes it easy to empathize with them. I felt for Renee, and I really enjoyed reading her story. :)

Overall, I thought that Sound Bites was a great story. While I would've loved more of the romance, and especially would've loved to see more romantic moments, I still thoroughly enjoyed reading it. I think that Rachel K. Burke has crafted a wonderful story, with some fantastic characters, and I look forward to reading more of her books in the future. I'd recommend Sound Bites to anyone who loves music and loves to get caught up in the passions of others (the romantic and musical variety especially ;D).

 Sound Bites is available on Amazon: UK / US
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And if you're following this Blog Tour, you can find the rest of the posts, here on AToMR Book Tour's Site.

Is anyone else a huge music fan??
Does Sound Bites sound like something you'd like?
Has anyone else read this one?
If you have, what did you think? And if you haven't, any thoughts?


  1. Oh I love banter! You really do seem to like books with a musical influence on them, I noticed that when you had a stack of 2 or 3 when I visited :P I would be disappointed if I read a book with love story in the title and it wasn't filled with romance though, but that's great you enjoyed it anyway :)

    1. Me too! haha I did have a big stack of them. :P I still have to get to Amplified though. :D Well, it wasn't that bad. It was there, but it definitely could have used some more, but I'm a person who likes to be shown things. I like to see the kisses and feel what they're feeling, and there wasn't a lot of that in this one. It was still good though. :)


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