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After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious re After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student. Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.


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After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious re After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student. Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.

30 review for Face the Music

  1. 4 out of 5

    Victoria Smith

    I really enjoyed this book and what was crazy is that it was free??? I picked it on Smashwords during the Author's free promotion. I read it in less than 24 hours it was that thought provoking. The work speaks for itself. It's a refreshing love story of self-discovery. Grad student Allie has a lot to deal with. She is one of three family members that she has left. She's lost her mother to tragedy and her grandmother to old age. All that's left is her baby sister and her daughter. She' I really enjoyed this book and what was crazy is that it was free??? I picked it on Smashwords during the Author's free promotion. I read it in less than 24 hours it was that thought provoking. The work speaks for itself. It's a refreshing love story of self-discovery. Grad student Allie has a lot to deal with. She is one of three family members that she has left. She's lost her mother to tragedy and her grandmother to old age. All that's left is her baby sister and her daughter. She's struggling to go to grad school and survive when she takes a job as teacher to 18 and under kids on a pop television show called "Superstars." It's American Idol with an awesome twist. In comes Chris one of the shows top contenders. He's 27, gorgeous, and sex on legs!! Think Chris Daughtry here, but even hotter. He comes into her life and sweeps her away. She has to decide if she's ready to deal with his celebrity, all while at the same time, battling being hurt from a previous relationship. Allie is one strong chick and I felt myself constantly cheering for her. She doesn't let people push her down and treads on through her struggles. If your looking for a strong heroine, excellent writing, and a heart warming celebrity love story this is it here. It's a great "new adult" read and those in their twenties will definitely relate to this title!

  2. 5 out of 5

    N.N. Light

    What a heartbreaking story but I really loved it too. A true emotional roller coaster read and one you won't forget. My Rating: 4 stars Reviewed by: Mrs. N

  3. 5 out of 5

    Marcia

    Allison Banks a 24-year-old grad student has a teaching job with Superstardom, a show that will name one winner gifting them with a large cash prize and recording contract (Think American Idol). Allison tutors the little kids staring in the show while crushing on the shows leading star 27-year-old Chris Knots. Allison and Chris’s romance is shaky in the beginning both connecting as friends even though Chris wants more. Allison’s male friend Jake, her closest friend on the Superstardom set uninte Allison Banks a 24-year-old grad student has a teaching job with Superstardom, a show that will name one winner gifting them with a large cash prize and recording contract (Think American Idol). Allison tutors the little kids staring in the show while crushing on the shows leading star 27-year-old Chris Knots. Allison and Chris’s romance is shaky in the beginning both connecting as friends even though Chris wants more. Allison’s male friend Jake, her closest friend on the Superstardom set unintentionally blocks the potential romance, Chris believed they were dating. Once it has been made clear Allison also feels for Chris the two move forward with their romance, stalked by paparazzi and jealous contestants. In the end Allison has to decide if Chris is better off with her our without her. Bookswagger Marcia: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. I enjoyed where Face the Music was going. I do believe this would fit the YA audience perfectly. The heroine had such a young voice even while carrying the responsibility of her family. Allison Banks is a character I would describe as well meaning, naïve and unsure of her place in the world. She fell in love with Chris and their romance had almost a hero worship twinge to it. She believed and acted as if Chris was too good for her. She didn’t believe he was interested in her even when he spent time coming to her apartment in between rehearsals for the show. This story was more about the couple trying to come together, the sex scenes were closed-door reminding me of the love stories I used to gobble up when I was younger (mom edited my reads then). I admit there were some things that could have been better. For example the length of time it took for them to become a couple, her mishaps with her sister and her ex-boyfriend Paul. One thing that cannot be denied, I believe Mrs. Robbins is on her way to being a voice to be reckoned with. Bookswagger Danielle: Three Crowns, swagger jacked, decent read. This book reminded me more of a young adult book. I’m not sure if it was because of the singing competition plot or the closed-door sex scenes. The opening prologue really got to me and no matter what Allison did I couldn’t help but root for her, even though I will admit her indecisiveness got on my nerves. There were a few things that just didn’t quite make sense to me. For example Allison was shy and barely interacted socially but every time I turned around a guy was trying to get with her. This really stood out to me in her interaction with Charlie, I just found it hard to believe she didn’t talk to him before the game but all of a sudden it “seemed” or appeared as if they were together. Allie and Chris spent more time skirting around each other than I would like however I did like them together. I liked that Chris was still humble while seeking fame. I imagine it would be hard to remain unchanged while in the spotlight. He further endeared himself to me when he left the celebration to find Allie (that was some type of devotion) me I would have been ghost. The author did a wonderful job with the supporting cast. I liked Allie’s interactions with her friends one of them Jake even though he was a bit of a playboy he was charming and likeable. I felt the love between Allie, her sister Emily and niece. While they were a small family the bond was strong.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Jenn

    Face The Music had an American Idol feel to it. The judges were a mix from American Idol & Dancing With The Stars. The main guy, Chris Knots, reminded me a bit of Chris Daughtry. So, when you are reading this story just picture him in your head. ;o) About the book Allie starts off the book as a 24-yr-old student/part time high school teacher for the show: Superstardom. She lives with her sister Emily and niece Molly. (Molly is such a cutie in this story). At her job she meets Jake and Chris. Both of these men are really taken b/>About Face The Music had an American Idol feel to it. The judges were a mix from American Idol & Dancing With The Stars. The main guy, Chris Knots, reminded me a bit of Chris Daughtry. So, when you are reading this story just picture him in your head. ;o) About the book Allie starts off the book as a 24-yr-old student/part time high school teacher for the show: Superstardom. She lives with her sister Emily and niece Molly. (Molly is such a cutie in this story). At her job she meets Jake and Chris. Both of these men are really taken by her and would love to date her. She is sworn off on love as it seems everyone leaves her either by choice or by death, with the exceptions of Molly, Emily and her BFF Lauren. Allie is very intelligent, serious, responsible, and always caring for others needs. Chris is one of the contestants on Superstardom. He learns about Allie through one of the other contestants who happens to be her student, Sam. (Sam is also Jake's little 17 yr old brother). Chris finds reasons to visit Allie in her classroom just so he can see her. Eventually he gets Allie to go out with him. However Jake is always in the background and Chris is never sure what the history is between him and Allie. Also, every week when Chris chooses a song to sing, it always revolves around Allie. She is his inspiration. At first Allie is the one against trying to have a romantic relationship with any one, but especially with Chris. So she keeps trying to hold back. Eventually when they make a go of their relationship, it's the media, fans and Mr. Doveland who tries to push these two apart. Jake also doesn't help matters with how he acts and what he says around Chris and Allie. And the story goes like that, and Allie lets others invade her mind which ends up causing some drama for the couple down the road. I would have loved this story so much more if: 1. We had Chris' POV. 2. Chris didn't always jump to conclusions and take action first, then find out the real truth later. 3. The last 20%. Although it does end in favor of who it should end with. Allie and Chris were both stupid in the last 20%. There were so many things I was thinking when reading it thinking WHAT? and Why couldn't Chris have just done that on his own with out the extra shove? And so on... Otherwise over all a good story but nothing major to brag about.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Tee loves Kyle Jacobson

    Face The Music is a great read. I have to say that lately I have been reading more and more rock stories and every time I read one I am just blown away by the story and the groupies and all the crazy stuff that comes with being a part of that scene. Being a rock star and part of their lives is like living in another world. There are so many things that dictate everyday things and the places you can go and the people you should let get close to you that it amazes me how some of these rock stars d Face The Music is a great read. I have to say that lately I have been reading more and more rock stories and every time I read one I am just blown away by the story and the groupies and all the crazy stuff that comes with being a part of that scene. Being a rock star and part of their lives is like living in another world. There are so many things that dictate everyday things and the places you can go and the people you should let get close to you that it amazes me how some of these rock stars do it. Allison is a 24 year old college student just trying to get her degree when tragedy strikes her. She loses her mother in a tragic accident and is left to care for her sister and her niece and her grandmother who is disabled. If the tragedy won't break her then maybe this will. Not to mention that she is in a serious relationship with her boyfriend when he decides he wants a break and breaks if of with her. Allison swears she will not date or get into a serious relationship again. To her the hurt and pain is just not worth it.But as we read we see that Allison is a fighter and I love main characters who will fight and not just lay down and give up. She knows what she wants in life and she is not going to let anyone steal that from her. She will rise above this tragedy and make something for her and her family. So when the opportunity comes up for Allison to tutor some students who are on this reality TV show she jumps at the chance. It is there that she meets the sexy rocker Chris. Now remember what I said Allison does not do relationships anymore. She has had her heart stomped on and she refuses to go through that hurt again. But Chris likes her and he will stop at nothing to prove that his feelings are real. But Allison is not having it. She knows shes attracted to him but is she willing to open her heart up again and especially to an up and coming rock star. Will his fame come in the way of their relationship? Will he hurt her like her ex did? Is it worth it to open up again? So many things are crossing her mind and she must choose in the end will it all be worth it at a chance of true love or is this just another heart break......

  6. 5 out of 5

    Mary

    May just gush over this book? What a fantastic read? I was worried a little bit when I read the blurb because my first though was "Great an American Idol book" *eye roll*. See, I don't watch American Idol, in fact, I don't want an reality TV and I was worried this was going to be like that. Well, Andrea Robbins has the right to kick me in the shin because this book was nothing like that! Allie is an amazing character. Her mother dies from a car accident, her boyfriend pretty much leaves without May just gush over this book? What a fantastic read? I was worried a little bit when I read the blurb because my first though was "Great an American Idol book" *eye roll*. See, I don't watch American Idol, in fact, I don't want an reality TV and I was worried this was going to be like that. Well, Andrea Robbins has the right to kick me in the shin because this book was nothing like that! Allie is an amazing character. Her mother dies from a car accident, her boyfriend pretty much leaves without her even knowing and she has her sister and niece. Let us not forget that she is going to graduate school. The girl works all the time! Well, she becomes the teacher for the young starlets of the show Superstardom. (it seems to be like American Idol, but different) It is there that Allie meets Chris Knots. *insert swoon here* Chris Knots. His name just oozes sexiness. However, he is not the typical "rocker" that you would think of. That is another reason why I enjoyed him! You could tell how much he cared for Allie, right off. However, Allie had a lot of "trust" issues. I mean, who wouldn't, everyone she loved left her. The only people she had was her sister and niece. Throughout the book I felt bad for both Allie and Chris. They were both misunderstood and cared for each other so much. This was just a great book, all around! Plus, there was GREAT music!!! Everyone should read it!

  7. 5 out of 5

    CeCe

    2.5 Stars Misunderstanding OVERLOAD. It became too much. I love drama and I do enjoy some misunderstandings in my stories, but this was too much. ONE conversation could have cleared up everything. It had a strong start, but then at 50% or so it lost me. I did not like how the heroine constantly hugged or went out to dinner with OM. I know she thought it was all innocent, but it really wasn't. I paid $.99 for this one. Not sure if it was worth the money or not. I did no 2.5 Stars Misunderstanding OVERLOAD. It became too much. I love drama and I do enjoy some misunderstandings in my stories, but this was too much. ONE conversation could have cleared up everything. It had a strong start, but then at 50% or so it lost me. I did not like how the heroine constantly hugged or went out to dinner with OM. I know she thought it was all innocent, but it really wasn't. I paid $.99 for this one. Not sure if it was worth the money or not. I did not really care for any of the secondary characters. The heroine's sister irritated me.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Jessica Johnson

    What did I think? I love books about musicians. Seriously. If you followed my blog back when I was on wordpress, you would know that already. I adore musicians.....that's why I married one ha! ;-) When I saw the synopsis of this story, I thought it would be a really cute story. And I was right. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Allison was really sweet and I was glad to see her find her way. I loved the fact that she was so shy and flustered at first and I found her highly endear What did I think? I love books about musicians. Seriously. If you followed my blog back when I was on wordpress, you would know that already. I adore musicians.....that's why I married one ha! ;-) When I saw the synopsis of this story, I thought it would be a really cute story. And I was right. I enjoyed the story and the characters. Allison was really sweet and I was glad to see her find her way. I loved the fact that she was so shy and flustered at first and I found her highly endearing. I thought that Christ Knots was a generally sweet guy. Like, one of the most sweetest characters I've ever read about. He had a good heart and a quick smile. I thought he was a great addition to the story. Allison and Chris's connection was instant and both of them knew it. Well, Allison wasn't sure at first, but of course you have to make the guy work for it!! ;-) Allison and her younger sister have gone through some tough times but they've stuck together through it all. I felt Allison's pain and her loss. Robbins did a good job conveying her hurt and pain. It really came through the pages. Overall I really enjoyed the story. I read it in one day so it was an easy, quick read. My only qualm was that I'm not a big fan of American Idol and this was highly based on the show. Favorite Quote: I shook my head. "Not a chance.Tomorrow night is way too important. I've already distracted you enough." He wrapped his arms around my waist and pulled me against him. When he spoke, his lips were only inches from mine. "You don't distract me. You inspire me."

  9. 4 out of 5

    Lauren at Live Read and Breathe Reviews

    3.5 Stars! I am always a big fan of superstar contemporary romance novels so I was excited to read this one and I did like it. I had some frustrations which I will talk about but I did like the concept and characters. With Allie I liked her she had some definite strengths but she also had many weaknesses which was the cause of my frustrations. Due to her being so naive it caused so many miscommunications with Chris & Jake & Charles, etc..... She lived a hard life which made he 3.5 Stars! I am always a big fan of superstar contemporary romance novels so I was excited to read this one and I did like it. I had some frustrations which I will talk about but I did like the concept and characters. With Allie I liked her she had some definite strengths but she also had many weaknesses which was the cause of my frustrations. Due to her being so naive it caused so many miscommunications with Chris & Jake & Charles, etc..... She lived a hard life which made her grow up too fast with responsibility but left her too innocent or ignorant with relationships or intimacy. Some times I get so frustrated with the heroine in books being so insecure and martyrs. I really did like Chris right from the very beginning even though he too frustrated me with his jumping too conclusions and he did a bit of a douche bag move at the end but then Allie reaction to run back to Paul made we want to punch her in the face. Ugh! But in the end all worked out and I stuck through the whole journey and did like the story and the evolution of Allie as a person and with Allie and Chris as a couple. I did enjoy the read and I am glad that I finished it and would recommend it to others ;) You can also find me on: Live Read and Breathe Facebook Live Read and Breathe Twitter For more of my reviews: Live Read and Breathe

  10. 5 out of 5

    Lex

    It was, again, recommended to me. I'm trying to finish books that are recommended to me first. And since this book is a stand-alone, I decided to give it a try. So... plot... the plot was for me, predictable. I know what would happen in the end. I have read a lot of books with this kind of plot. You don't know how the Filipino love this kind of genre. I've read a lot of contemporary books in my language. And this plot was so overused in here. So I already know what will happen in the end of It was, again, recommended to me. I'm trying to finish books that are recommended to me first. And since this book is a stand-alone, I decided to give it a try. So... plot... the plot was for me, predictable. I know what would happen in the end. I have read a lot of books with this kind of plot. You don't know how the Filipino love this kind of genre. I've read a lot of contemporary books in my language. And this plot was so overused in here. So I already know what will happen in the end of this book, I mean what will the climax be. I think you guys will know what will be the reason behind why Allie did what she thinks was the best. So there, as for the characters... Hmm... They are okay. I mean, Allie is somehow whiny but kinda understandable. Chris is cool, sexy, had a great voice, handsome, Superstar, what else would you want? The supporting characters are good too, Jake, Allie's sister, Lauren, Molly (I like Molly! :)). Overall: I thought it was okay. 3.5 stars. I actually feel like this book is so long. Or slow-paced. Or is it just me? But I finished it in 2days or I mean nights. I even slept at 2am just to finished this book earlier. >_< So yeah, I liked it but not that much. :)

  11. 4 out of 5

    Stephanie

    I really enjoyed this book even though it is not my style of reading. This book kept me very interested and I had to remind myself that I was reading! I enjoyed the "new" concepts of the book: American Idol, cell phones, computers and more, which surprised me because I am a historical fiction buff. The author's descriptions and details of the characters were perfect to me. I could picture them and relate them to people I know. I know the young, romance novel readers will love this book!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Jenny

    Really nice read. The story of the girl who lost almost all people who she ever cared about. She lives with her sister and niece. Studying, working her butt off and trying to heal the wound that was left by her jerk ex. She's been told that she suck the life out of him. So when she meet gorgeous and no doubt talented Chis Knots she is too afraid to let go and be happy. What she didn't realize is that while she was worried to be a burden, she almost destroyed an inspiration.

  13. 5 out of 5

    Susan

    Andrea pens "Face the Music" in a unique plot based the reality singing shows. Filled with suspense, romance, and some sexual scenes but not what I call steamy, this book will captivate you from the start. The characters are believable and relate-able which always makes it a better read, at least for me. A must read for all romance fans. This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.

  14. 5 out of 5

    L

    I stumbled upon this by accident and I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised. So many books have reality show themes gearing more towards shows like the Bachelor that it was really fun to see behind the scene of music based reality shows like American Idol. Really enjoyed this, will be looking for more books by this author.

  15. 5 out of 5

    Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~

    I really really enjoyed this one (even if I wanted to smack Allie at one point fold being such a martyr). I loved the characters - loved that it wasn't insta love and they actually got to know one another. I loved Emily and Lauren - now I just want another book so I can see Jake get his HEA!

  16. 5 out of 5

    Bre

    Stayed up all night to read it! Fantastically written with only a few mistakes (mixing up he/she) but very enjoyable1

  17. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Fitz

    Really liked this book and thought the characters were well developed too.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Adriana

    I really enjoyed this book even though a few times I wanted to shake Allison and yell WTF are you doing ?? But I loved it :)

  19. 4 out of 5

    Camilla Alice Black

    Omg Omg Omg Omg!!!!!Very good book just loved it talk about rockstar love!!!! Andrea you rock!!!!!!

  20. 4 out of 5

    Colm Bell

    Good Story

  21. 4 out of 5

    Jessica (Stuck in Books)

    I've been really into new adult contemporary as of late. I don't know why, but I've been reading as many of those as I can get my hands on. So when this book landed in my inbox, the first thing I did was--OBVIOUSLY--read it, all the way through. I kid you not, I read this book in one day. Why? Because of a few reasons, actually: - I love the celebrity romance thing, and though it wasn't as high profile as I've seen in other books, it was still completely fun. - There was an I've been really into new adult contemporary as of late. I don't know why, but I've been reading as many of those as I can get my hands on. So when this book landed in my inbox, the first thing I did was--OBVIOUSLY--read it, all the way through. I kid you not, I read this book in one day. Why? Because of a few reasons, actually: - I love the celebrity romance thing, and though it wasn't as high profile as I've seen in other books, it was still completely fun. - There was an attractive, rockstar boy. - It was a music competition! I thought that was really cool. - So much sweetness. - The book begins with a break-up. - Jake made me laugh. - More reasons, but I don't want this list to get TOO long, plus I refuse to spoil anything for you kind people. ;) Character Rundown: Allie: I facepalmed at her numerous times. She was so clueless sometimes! Goodness gracious, girl. GOODNESS. FLIPPING GRACIOUS. She just frustrated me. But even though this is true, her character also grew throughout the story and that was nice to see. Almost worth the facepalms. Chris: Mr. Rockstar! He was nice. I liked him. But I felt a little like sometimes he didn't seem the age he was supposed to be--his upper twenties. Don't get me wrong, sometimes he was completely mature, like when they went to the park with Molly, for example. But there were also a bunch of times where I thought he was just, like, 21 or something. Also, there wasn't all that much to set him apart from other guys in this genre. I know I don't complain about the guys in books much (because I love them), but with Chris...meh. I REALLY like him, but I'm not sure I'm up to specifically claming my boy here or anything. The Plot. I felt like this was a little stretched out. Like, if Allie weren't to be so clueless, the story would have wrapped up quicker. A lot of the time, I felt like the story and the characters took one step forward, then two steps back. Which wasn't too great. BUT I had fun reading this book and I did enjoy it. I simply have a qualm or two. Sweets. Sweet moments! Chris is a sweet guy. He really, really is. I was a happy camper with him as the love interest. And then there was Jake who I think I WOULD step up to claim as mine, actually. Yes, it's a love triangle, but Chris was so sweet and Jake made me laugh so much I didn't mind too much most of the time. The only times I had an issue with it was when the triangle helped with the two-steps-back thing I was telling y'all about. The ending. I feel like this part of the review isn't necessary here. Why? Because it's a new adult contemporary romance. What do you THINK is going on at the end? I was not shocked. How we got there, though...THAT was a bumpy road... Overall, Face the Music is a fun new adult contemporary that may not shock you, but it WILL pull you in. If you're having fun exploring this genre, I highly recommend you add this book to your list and give it a shot! :) You can find more from me on my blog: Just a Booklover

  22. 5 out of 5

    Page Girl

    As far as contemporary romance novels go, Face the Music has excellent writing, a nice cast of characters with true-to-life personalitlies and a romantic heart-throb anyone would be pining for. I enjoyed the sooo 2000's plot setting of a reality music show and the behind the scenes happenings that drove the story forward. I would have to say that this novel could fall into either the YA or adult catagory with it's young college age leading lady and PG 13 romance details. My one issue would be th As far as contemporary romance novels go, Face the Music has excellent writing, a nice cast of characters with true-to-life personalitlies and a romantic heart-throb anyone would be pining for. I enjoyed the sooo 2000's plot setting of a reality music show and the behind the scenes happenings that drove the story forward. I would have to say that this novel could fall into either the YA or adult catagory with it's young college age leading lady and PG 13 romance details. My one issue would be the complete absurdity of 24 year old Allison, not realizing for ssssssssooooooooooo long, that she is actually a great catch. I know that in most of these stories the main character is working against themselves and as the reader goes, we have the perspective and incite that they do not, BUT there are about 5 to 6 chapters toward the end where the point is being over-made! The story was still captivating, it just needed some......"tightening". The point was well made from the beginning that she was blind to her own "girlfriend greatness" so we could have gotten to the resolve a little quicker. My only other issue would have been that superstar Chis Knott's sorted past could have played a more influential role to the plot. I was really waiting for something big there, but that is just a small point. If this is your literature genre, I say give it go and keep checking in on Andrea K. Robbins and see what she is up too, I can only see her getting better.

  23. 4 out of 5

    Autumn Review

    I love books about musicians and this one looked a bit different than the Rocker books I usually read. While I'm not a fan of American Idol, I thought I'd give this one a go anyway. The result: Face the Music was a sweet story. Allison has had some tough times. She's been on her own for a while taking care of her younger sister and niece. Allison is also trying to finish her PHD program. In order to stay afloat, she signs on to work as a tutor for the show Superstardom. There she meets rising st I love books about musicians and this one looked a bit different than the Rocker books I usually read. While I'm not a fan of American Idol, I thought I'd give this one a go anyway. The result: Face the Music was a sweet story. Allison has had some tough times. She's been on her own for a while taking care of her younger sister and niece. Allison is also trying to finish her PHD program. In order to stay afloat, she signs on to work as a tutor for the show Superstardom. There she meets rising star, Chris. Though she is instantly attracted to Chris, she's not looking for a relationship. She's mending a broken heart and is reluctant to get involved with anyone again. She's afraid that Chris will leave her behind as he becomes more successful. However, Chris is determined to win her over. While I liked Allison, ok, I really liked Chris. He made the story for me. I know this is a short review, but I really can't think of much more to say. Overall, I liked this one, but it was missing a "WOW" factor for me. I think I was expecting something other than what I got but, this story had so much potential. I would recommend this book to readers who are fans of shows like American Idol. *Face the Music is NA, so there is some mature content, but it was more of a fade to black.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Kim

    This book was very sweet. Its not the typical rocker book, its more popish in the rock sense. Americal Idol and reality show type stuff. Chris Daughtry in essence. I didn't really thing of Chris Daughtery in looks, but music and stuff yeah. I think the only thing I had against this book, was the fact that I'm a little aggravated at the sheer number of predictible books. you have the sweet niave main character who is mouse bookworm type who doesn't believe in her own worth, and is full This book was very sweet. Its not the typical rocker book, its more popish in the rock sense. Americal Idol and reality show type stuff. Chris Daughtry in essence. I didn't really thing of Chris Daughtery in looks, but music and stuff yeah. I think the only thing I had against this book, was the fact that I'm a little aggravated at the sheer number of predictible books. you have the sweet niave main character who is mouse bookworm type who doesn't believe in her own worth, and is full of angst about a relationship, and the guy who is somewhat polar opposite, almost, in a rock star famous way. In a way I was expecting just a little bit more drama when it comes to Chris. He just had a whole new famous world opened up to him, and very little in the way of tabloids and whatnot.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Charise

    A typical dream guy, Chris Knots, gave me all the butterflies with him being all gentlemanly equipped with talents in music. Allison Banks, an intelligent and independent woman, can inspire anyone who wants to pursue advanced education such as a masteral degree, a PhD and the like. The story drawn me with its development between the relationships of the protagonists. Not only that, it entertained me with the very witty remarks of friends and family surrounding them. The story was pret A typical dream guy, Chris Knots, gave me all the butterflies with him being all gentlemanly equipped with talents in music. Allison Banks, an intelligent and independent woman, can inspire anyone who wants to pursue advanced education such as a masteral degree, a PhD and the like. The story drawn me with its development between the relationships of the protagonists. Not only that, it entertained me with the very witty remarks of friends and family surrounding them. The story was pretty cliche but I promise you that you wont regret reading it

  26. 4 out of 5

    Jess F. (From Me to You ... Book Reviews)

    "3.5 out of 5 stars, this is a thought provoking take on the reality singing show world that kept my attention wrapped while having me rooting for Allie and Chris the whole way!!" Read my review and three teasers on my blog here: http://frommetoyouvideophoto.blogspot.com/2012/07/made-grade-face-music-by-andrea-k.html

  27. 5 out of 5

    Saskia 'follow my shoes' Smith

    Quite a nice little book ingot a cheap kindle copy. Different story line to the usual rock star stuff and I it's better than I expected. The formula was a return to clever narrative that created sexual tension and pulled on the heart strings. I love it when a romance makes me feel all tingly with anticipation, while you cheer for the couple to get it together. Although I could have strangled Allison a couple of times, but her insecurities, were believable. Worth the read!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Tracy

    Allie is a strong intelligent woman Jake is one on a show competing. (like American Idoil) It's a rocky start for them it's takes actually almost half the book for them to cleanse the air an get on the same page Over all I enjoyed the book, I didn't skim pages so it kept my full attention. Sometimes it was frustrating the constant circumstances that kept poping up at the worst moment.

  29. 5 out of 5

    Susan Smith

    Good book. Her writing keeps you on the edge of your seat and though you know they have their HEA it is the torturous journey the main characters put themselves through to get to the other side. This book is definitely worth a read. I look forward to other novels by this author if they are of this quality. Thank you .

  30. 5 out of 5

    Rose

    This story sadly needs editing, as it contains immorality and bad language. If it didn't, it would be super cute. Story about a self conscious teacher swept off her feet by a charming up and coming musician.

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