Saturday, October 8, 2016

[Blog Tour + Review + Giveaway] Say It Louder by Heidi Joy Tretheway

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One band. Five love stories. Too many secrets. We’ve been waiting a long time to find out how the band Tattoo Thief will deal with drummer Dave’s toxic ex—and the secrets she’s been collecting on everyone. It was worth the wait. You don’t have to be a fan of the series to love a book that starts fast with a huge wow moment and then unpacks the band’s secrets. In fact, you don’t have to read the earlier books because each book is a different love story about a different member of the band.


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BOOK BLURB:

Dave faces an ultimatum—dump his toxic girlfriend Kristina or break up his band Tattoo Thief. But Kristina won’t go quietly. She has enough dirt to ruin each member of the band, and enough on Dave to send him to jail.
This stinking, bloody threat has haunted him for years.
As Dave hangs in limbo, a new star emerges: Willa, dubbed “The Parking Lot Picasso” by the modern art world. When a magazine feature catapults her to sudden fame, Dave helps her cope with the spotlight when all she’s ever known is the shadows.
Life as a runaway jaded Willa, and it leaves her deeply in doubt of her fifteen minutes of fame. Nothing good lasts forever. Especially not love.
It seems like everyone wants a piece of Willa now. When their music and art worlds collide, Dave's the one person who isn’t trying to take something from Willa, and who might have something to give.
As Dave’s secret is laid bare, a mystery unravels, pointing to his guilt and its dangerous intersection with Willa’s old life on the streets. Both must risk their success and the intense connection to each other to prevent their pasts from defining their future.

SAY IT LOUDER is a stand-alone steamy romance—each book in this companion series is a love story about a different member of the band Tattoo Thief. This novel is about 300 pages/ 75,000 words.


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 Get the first book in the Tattoo Thief series free (on iBooks, Amazon, Nook or Kobo), or dive in to Say it Louder by downloading a free extended sample for Kindle or all other devices. Check out this excerpt, and then enter the Rafflecopter giveaway to win a signed paperback and special swag.





MY REVIEW:


 
4 Stars!

Liked Everything but Dave

Because I haven't read the Tattoo Thief series, I may be giving Dave a harder time than he deserves. From what I learned of him in Say it Louder, he was a bit of a baby. Sure he rocked it as the manager of the band, but when it came to his own life, he liked to blame everybody around him for his problems rather than himself. That said, I loved Willa and she saved the day for this book! In my opinion anyway.

Dave is a mediocre drummer (his words) in the band Tattoo Thief. As a founding member he's got a lot of say in what the band does, however it seems he's let her personal life overrun him in the past and everybody is sick of it. We start this book in the series with Dave's vapid girlfriend just finishing throwing some other bandmates girlfriends under the bus and now she's gunning for him.

Kristina is the b-word in question and she has some dirt on the sappy Dave, so he lets her control his every move. Even when he thinks she isn't. He needs to lose this dead weight once and for all to move forward with his life and with the band. Then he meets the wise Willa.

Willa is a kid from the streets and pity parties aren't her forte. This girl is tough as nails and doesn't give a rats ass what anybody thinks of her. She has made it from the streets to now having a roof over her head, a job and still time to create her street art whenever the urge hits her.

This girl was awesome and the minute she meets Dave, she is putting him in his place and I loved it. She didn't let him "woe is me" around her and constantly reminded him that his "rich boy problems" aren't really problems at all. He needed to put his big boy pants on once and for all.

So Dave is faced with all sorts of ultimatums from the band, the bitchy girlfriend and even Willa. The entire time reading, I couldn't wait to hear what the big bad secret was and hoped it was worth all the angst. It was. Heidi Joy Trethway did a nice job at building it up and not letting it go away easily.

The chemistry between Dave and Willa was there and got a chance to develop. No insta-love for these two, but a mutual attraction. She is so use to not needing anybody, it takes her a while to realize maybe she finally wants somebody. The book is well written and part of a series, yet I didn't feel lost. If anything, I wanted to know more about these band members and girlfriends that helped support Dave and Willa.




ABOUT THE AUTHOR:

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Heidi Joy Tretheway is a sucker for campfires, craft cocktails, and steamy romance in books and real life. She sings along with musicals (badly), craves French carbs, and buys plane tickets the way some women buy shoes.   Her first career as a journalist took Heidi behind the scenes with politicians, rock stars, and chefs, all of whom inspire her stories. Heidi Joy is currently working on her tenth book from her home in southwestern Washington.
 
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2 comments:

  1. I loved it ! I can't wait to read Say It Louder !

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  2. Can't wait to read Say it Louder! :-)

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