At twenty-two years old, aspiring musician Sydney Blake has a great life: She’s in college, working a steady job, in love with her wonderful boyfriend, Hunter, and rooming with her good friend, Tori. But everything changes when she discovers Hunter cheating on her with Tori—and she is left trying to decide what to do next.Sydney becomes captivated by her mysterious neighbor, Ridge Lawson. She can’t take her eyes off him or stop listening to the daily guitar playing he does out on his balcony. She can feel the harmony and vibrations in his music. And there’s something about Sydney that Ridge can’t ignore, either: He seems to have finally found his muse. When their inevitable encounter happens, they soon find themselves needing each other in more ways than one…
Ridge, her neighbour and a musician who she has been texting with and who is going through a writer’s block offers her a place to stay in return of her writing lyrics for his band. Sydney moves in. Ridge has a girlfriend, Maggie and thus begins the dreaded love triangle, which always drives me crazyy.
I liked some aspects of the book. I liked how Ridge and Sydney became friends and I liked their interactions. Ridge is deaf and this is probably the first YA book, that I’ve read where the MC was differently-abled and the author should be appreciated for being sincere towards it and handling it wonderfully.
I don’t like books that try to rationalize or justify infidelity. I understand the concept of falling out of love. It happens, yes, but that’s not going to make cheating acceptable. Take a decision, break up and show some respect to your partner. Sorry, I’m rambling but this is an issue which gets me really annoyed.
I really liked Warren and he gave me some laughs. The secondary characters needed to be more developed. Maggie’s illness in the near end was just convenient to the story and really was not needed.
I like the writing and the ending wasn’t half bad. That’s the reason why the book is getting 3 stars.