This Is Our Song, Samantha Chase
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