This Is Our Song, Samantha Chase

This Is Our Song (The Shaughnessy Brothers Book 4) by [Chase, Samantha]



Genre:   Romance

I was sure I’ve read and loved some of Samantha’s novels before, her name seemed familiar and this novel is in one of my favourite tropes, the Rock-star one.

Well, its a decent read but not one to heat my blood, not the five star full of drama one I love 😦 but still a warm, feel-good romance if thats what you want.

Its a good storyline, but everything just feels a little too pat for me, a bit predictable.
The characters were all so nice, no nasties to balance it out – maybe if I’d read earlier ones about the family, I hadn’t realised it was one of those family centred novels – I’d have known what to expect but…

Though everything was laid out well, plot wise,  there wasn’t a trail that made me want to see where it goes.
Like the difference between a hidden woodland path where you’re never sure whets round the next tree, and a municipal park where there are no surprises, it looks really neat and tidy but everything is there in front of you, labelled and made safe, no need to explore, no hidden possible dangers…that’s how I felt here.
It was things like the way he broke out of the writing slump, the song he chose at a certain point – I could see them coming a long way off. It worked well, but didn’t provide any real excitement.

I needed to have some doubt, some reason to believe that Riley and Savannah were going to have a crashing fall out, that there’s some almost insurmountable barrier to them being happy, and though there was a split of course, I didn’t feel it really was serious enough.

Loved the family, loved the idea of the interview with the reclusive, hiding, maybe out-for-the-count rock star but in practice it just became for me a sweet read, not the heart stopper I was hoping for.

Stars: three and a half, a good read, but no real surprises or dramas for me.

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publisher


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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

4 responses to “This Is Our Song, Samantha Chase”

  1. Mary Smith says :

    Hope you enjoy it.

  2. Mary Smith says :

    Rock-star tropes aren’t really my thing but I did enjoy Terry Tyler’s Dream On and its sequel, Full Circle. They aren’t about mega rock stars – more about the struggle to make it. They are very much character-led novels. You might like them.

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