Many thanks to RaRaResources for inviting me to take part in Kathryn Freeman’s blog tour, and thank you to Choclituk for the ARC. Here is my review:
What if your dreams were so close you could reach out and touch them?
How could anyone resist Michael Tennant, with his hypnotic blue eyes and voice like molten chocolate? Jessie Simmons certainly can’t. But Jessie’s a single mum who can’t sing to save her life – there’s no way she’ll ever cross paths with the star tenor.
At least that’s what she thinks until she’s unexpectedly invited to take part in a new reality TV show. The premise? Professional singers teach hopeless amateurs how to sing. The surprise? Jessie’s partner is none other than Michael Tennant!
As she becomes better acquainted with the man behind the voice, will Jessie find out the hard way that you should never meet your idols? Or will she get more than she bargained for?
What does TWG think?
Theres nothing worse than, after fangirling a celebrity for goodness knows how long, only to meet them and have your perception of them thoroughly destroyed. Has that ever happened to you? Well it happed to Jessie!!
After her two boys put her forward for a chance of a lifetime (which also meant meeting a man who’s voice turns her legs to jelly), Jessie found herself coming face to face with the man she has only dreamt of meeting. A man who certainly did NOT meet her expectations!
I didn’t really know quite what to think with this one, I must admit. The delivery of the storyline didn’t strike me as a ‘typical’ Kathryn Freeman novel. I know it’s good for authors to adapt their writing style depending on their idea, however I wasnt able to gel with the story quite as well as I have done with other books the author has written.
The relationship that Jessie has with her boys is super cute, and I really did enjoy reading the banter between the three of them. It came across so genuine and so full of love, it really was a pleasure to read.
I thought the idea of going after dreams, trying new things, and stepping out of comfort zones, was quite poignant as I know that a lot of people, myself included, are scared to do something different in case they fail. I think that Jessie’s journey will give a lot of readers hope when it comes to grabbing life by the ahems.
Overall, I did enjoy the premise of the storyline and the humour, I just wish that the author showed more of her personality through her writing like her other books. Either way, Kathryn Freeman is a fab writer!