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Jul 11, 2013

Dirty little secret by Jennifer Echols *Blog Tour & Giveaway*

Welcome to my stop in the blog tour for Dirty little secret by Jennifer Echols, hosted by IFB Tours.
Make sure to stop HERE to check the full schedule and enter to win a copy of this awesome book!

My review

Dirty little secret
Jennifer Echols
ARC provided by MTV books
Pages: 288
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…

Well, for a real music lover this was exactly the kind of book to read. Dirty little secret is a book that mix a hot romance with awesome music.
Bailey is a girl that loves music and plays guitar, she's talented and had a great future in her hands, but after her sister Julie goes to promote her debut album Baily starts her little rebelion to catch her parent's attention.
I can totally understand Bailey and what she's feeling, I hated her parents, even her sister for all the hurt they mean. So, when Bailey finally meets Sam, he's what she was looking for in that moment (even is she haven't realized it).

I liked Sam the way he was presented. I loved how they met, it was the perfect time and the perfect escenary. Jennifer Echols did a great job creating a love interest so swoon-worthy and well created. Because Sam was a tool sometimes, but even though he was selfish and wanted Bailey for obvious reasons he has a good part in the development of the plot and you can't help but loving him.

Bailey, of course, was a fierce character. After all the pain in her heart she doesn't stop loving music and playing which is was she loved the more. I can't help but picture her as a brave and talented country singer. 
The descriptions were so clear that if you are not a related to the music terms you will understand and you will feel like you're right there, in a gig, in a concert, just listening to the awesome music.

The only BUT  for this book is the ending. I would love to have a more complex solutions to the problems. Baily was strong and selfless but would have been nice to have more of what she deserves and not resolve the everything in a couple of lines
However Dirty little secret is an incredible YA contemporary with a hot romance, great characters, an amazing writing and music that will fill your heart. 

The author.

Jennifer Echols was born in Atlanta and grew up in a small town on a beautiful lake in Alabama—a setting that has inspired many of her books. She has written nine romantic novels for young adults, including the comedy MAJOR CRUSH, which won the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the drama GOING TOO FAR, which was a finalist in the RITA, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the Book Buyer’s Best, and was nominated by the American Library Association as a Best Book for Young Adults. Simon & Schuster will debut her adult romance novels in 2013, with many more teen novels scheduled for the next few years. She lives in Birmingham with her husband and her son.

The giveaway!


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