Monday, July 7, 2014

Mini Review: Dirty Little Secret by Jennifer Echols

Title: Dirty Little Secret
Author: Jennifer Echols
Length: 288 pages
Publisher: MTV Books
Classification: Young Adult, Contemporary, Music
Release Date: April 22, 2014
Source: Paperback (Won from the author. Thank you so much Jennifer for the signed copy!)
Read: May 2014
Bailey wasn’t always a wild child and the black sheep of her family. She used to play fiddle and tour the music circuit with her sister, Julie, who sang and played guitar. That ended when country music execs swooped in and signed Julie to a solo deal. Never mind that Julie and Bailey were a duet, or that Bailey was their songwriter. The music scouts wanted only Julie, and their parents were content to sit by and let her fulfill her dreams while Bailey’s were hushed away. Bailey has tried to numb the pain and disappointment over what could have been. And as Julie’s debut album is set to hit the charts, her parents get fed up with Bailey’s antics and ship her off to granddad’s house in Nashville. Playing fiddle in washed-up tribute groups at the mall, Bailey meets Sam, a handsome and oh-so-persuasive guitarist with his own band. He knows Bailey’s fiddle playing is just the thing his band needs to break into the industry. But this life has broken Bailey’s heart once before. She isn’t sure she’s ready to let Sam take her there again… 

***I won a copy of this book from a giveaway on Twitter from the author. This does not change the way I view this book.***

Overall, I really enjoyed the story.
I think that this was a fun quick read. 
I really liked the plot. I LOVE music very much. So I was really excited about all the musical aspects of the book.
I don’t really listen to much country music, but I do really love Johnny Cash. And I liked that I knew some of the country musicians that were mentioned in the story.
I found that the challenges that Bailey had to overcome were very well written. The story for the most part felt realistic to me and I was very interested in what would happen next.
I had a hard time putting this book down.
I liked most of the characters. I liked Bailey a lot as a main character. And I enjoyed her relationship with her grandfather. I was interested in everything else that was going on with her family. And I liked Sam's friends that were in the band and found myself wanting to know more about them as well. 
But I had a hard time with Sam. The young man. There were times that I really liked him then there were times that I disliked him majorly. I guess I liked him more than I hated him. I just personally didn’t “fall in love” with him or his character. But that didn’t make me hate the story nor did it make me any less engrossed by what was happening.
I enjoyed reading the book and was satisfied with the ending. I am happy that I was able to read this book and plan on checking out some of the author's other books.

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2 comments:

  1. I haven't read Jennifer Echols in awhile, but I have enjoyed her books in the past. I should pick up another. This sounds promising.
    -Flirting with Fiction

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    1. This was my first Jennifer Echols book, but I liked it, so I plan on checking out more of her books. I hope that I will like them as much or more than this one.
      Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting on my review!

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