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Published by Simon and Schuster on 2014-09-15
Genres: Contemporary, Romance
In this sizzling and hilarious contemporary e-book romance, pop sensation Ivy Hudson returns to her small town to face her ex. Only trouble is, she made her Taylor-Swift-like career with the hit song “Size Matters”—and the football hero has had to live it down ever since.Five years ago, high school sweethearts Ivy and Blake’s relationship imploded and both their lives were changed forever. Ivy became a rock star and Blake lost not only his dreams of a successful NFL career, but his reputation. Ivy’s angry song about their breakup, called “Size Matters,” hit the top of the charts and Blake became a national laughingstock. He’s salvaged his career and returned to Rosewood to be the high school football coach, regaining his status as town hero and leading the boys to the state championships.When a tornado whips through town and destroys the high school gymnasium and stadium, a committee is formed to help rebuild and plan some charity fundraisers. Blake’s grandmother requests that Ivy return to Rosewood for the events. Forced back together for the good of their hometown and their careers, Ivy and Blake have no choice but to put aside their differences, stop running from their pasts, and finally face the music.For fans of Kristen Proby and Colette Auclair, Facing the Music hits a perfect balance between small-town romance and big-time success. Follow Ivy and Blake as they fall back in love and figure out what does matter in the end…
Facing the music was one of those books that I just “had” to read once I saw the adorable cover, I requested it without even reading the blurb – then when I realized it was a story of rekindling old love? I had high hopes! (And luckily, they were met!)
I was so in love with this book! Ivy, Blake, the entire town of Rosewood!! It was just great. And of course, who doesn’t love the “famous girl shows what she is really like” plot line? Ivy’s homecoming (for the first time in years) has potential to be a huge failure! Especially considering her hit song, “Size Matters” is about Blake, and everyone knows! But on top of that, she may not have recovered from her broken heart.
Facing the Music is my first book by Andrea Laurence, but it definitely won’t be my last! Her writing style is witty and keeps you in your toes, while weaving a tale with the perfect amount of sweet romance. The steam factor is totally minimal in this book, leaving the readers completely satisfied with a sweet romance! Fans of Reese Witherspoon (a la Sweet Home Alabama) will adore this story!