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Music of the Heart ➷ Music of the Heart Free ➭ Author Katie Ashley – For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member For Abby Renard, the plan was supposed to be simple—join her brothers’ band on the last leg of their summer tour and decide if she’s finally ready for the limelight by becoming its fourth member Of course, she never imagined stumbling onto the wrong tour bus at Rock Nation would accidentally land her in the bed of Jake Slater, the notorious womanizing lead singer of Runaway Train When he mistakes her for one of his Music of PDF or groupie’s, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose Jake Slater never imagined the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls Of course, the fact she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type So he is than surprised when after betting Abby she wouldn’t last a week on their tour bus, she is than willing to prove him wrong But as Jake’s personal life begins to implode around him, he finds an unlikely ally in Abby He’s never met a woman he can talk to, joke with, or most importantly make music with As the week starts comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go Can a sweetheart Country songstress and a bad boy of Rock N Roll actually have a future together?.

10 thoughts on “Music of the Heart

  1. Katie Ashley Katie Ashley says:

    What kinda author would I be if I didn't love my own books, huh? Can't wait to share Abby and Jake's story with you in January!!

  2. Jaye Jaye says:

    One word: Cheesy.

    I really wanted to like this book. Needless to say, I was disappointed. I had a handful of issues with the story, but the most glaring travesty took place with Abby's character:

    1. The giggling. Abby is always giggling. Besides being repetitive and annoying, it lowered my esteem for Abby's character. I couldn't take her seriously.

    2. She faints. Within the first few minutes of being introduced to her character, Abby faints. Yes, it is supposedly due to hypoglycemia; however, it's never really mentioned again. Her hypoglycemia plays no further role in the story.

    3. Her personality. I couldn't reconcile the different aspects of her personality. Is she a deliberate temptress with a potty-mouth; or, is she the wholesome goody-two-shoes whose daddy is a minister? The book tries to make her both, but...honey, it don't work.

    Other issues:

    1. Bree's attack on Abby. Seriously?

    2. The members of Runaway Train (except Brayden) are supposed to be womanizers. Don't see it. Throughout the whole book, they're portrayed as the golden boys. Too pure.

    3. Jacob's Ladder. I wasn't really exposed to Abby's family that much. Sad. Definitely a missed opportunity. Another opportunity was wasted with Garret's character and his attraction to Abby.

    4. Jake Slater. The resident male protagonist. Too mushy. Didn't appreciate the story arc with his mother, either. When he wasn't crying or spouting inane lovisms, he was a general d-bag. Could not get behind him. He wasn't a strong character. A failed depiction of the naughty-boy/good-man theme.

    5. The fast track. Abby and Jake fall in love (and admit it) in under a week. I hate it when authors try to pull this off. It is extremely difficult to attain credibility with this sort of love-connection. Also, if the male protagonist is supposed to be a womanizer or a lady's man, it just doesn't work. The transition from equal-opportunity lover to monogamist is too abrupt. To be fair, Jake is depicted with a couple extra women--i.e. the waitress and Bree. The encounter with the waitress was a token one. Jake's sexploit with Bree was silly and mostly surface due to her character's lack of development.

    My other complaints revolve around the split first-person POV style and the juvenile dialogue. Another issue, the incorporation of God. I'm not religious, so I couldn't really connect to this aspect of the story. Also, it seemed unnecessary. In the end, it's not a story about Jake's redemption or the glory of God. If it was, I wouldn't have bought it. Therefore, it didn't seem relevant to the story. It only annoyed me. As it is, I stopped reading and started skimming about 60% into the book.

    I will say, I quite enjoyed the fountain scene between Abby and Jake. However, this scene failed to redeem the rest of the book, in my eyes.

  3. Kristen Kristen says:

    2 Stars

    I'll admit, I have a huge weakness for rock star romances and I'm always on the lookout for good one to read, but I didn't find it with this book. From the reviews, it's obvious many loved this story but for me, it fell short. I had a difficult time staying interested in the plot and the prose lacked intrigue and depth. The characters were somewhat clichéd and unsubstantial. There was a splash of steam but even those few scenes lacked a curtain amount substance. Simply put, I was BORED more often than not. That said, I still finished Music of the Heart, so that must say something!!!

    Overall, if you can't get enough of the rock star romances and are willing to read just about anything in this sub-genre to quench that thirst (like me), you'll more than likely enjoy this book.

  4. Georgia ♥ Georgia ♥ says:

    3.5 Musical Stars

    Music can inspire and give hope. It can show adulation and worship and praise love and people.”


    A feel-good kinda book, a sweet story about two young, musically talented people, beautiful inside and out. A story about the melodies we play and how our hearts respond to them. About the actions that don't have to define us and redemption. In the eyes of the person that means the most.


    Abby Renard grew up as the baby girl to a family of missionaries.


    Innocent, funny, adorable and sassy, she goes on tour to make some appearances with her brothers' band, Jacob's Ladder. A mistake lands her in bed with the infamous Jake Slater, bad boy extraordinaire and lead singer of the famous rock band, Runaway Train.

    Jake is the classic rockstar persona.

    “I’m Jake Fucking Slater, and I can do whatever the hell I want.”


    Tattoos, groupies and an ego to fill a whole stadium. But, he is just a tortured soul in hiding and a romantic in the making. He just needs the right nudge... in the nuts...

    “Most of all, it’s that I want someone like you to want me—just for me, not for Jake Slater the singer of Runaway Train.” I smacked my hand hard against my chest. “For what’s really inside me.”


    These two will fight, fall, hurt and need each other. They will come to realise that love can overcome any obstacle and flourish into the most beautiful of HEAs.

    I see every single imperfection you have, and I still love you. There’s no one else in the world for me but you. And when you’re hurting, I want to be with you. When you’re broken and shattered like you are right now, I’m going to help you pick up the pieces. That’s what love is, baby.”


    Overall, I can assure you, that I enjoyed this story. It's easy and Katie Ashley's style is effortless..

    The problem is with the characters themselves...
    At first, let me tell you that it is unusual for me to really admire a female lead. But in that case, I did. A girl unafraid to speak her mind, with an actual, working backbone. And finally, a woman that doesn't bolt at any given chance! YAAAY!


    But Jake is a whole other story. He makes it a little too difficult to even like him.



    I mean, his actions are really indicative of a well-known medical condition...


    All the Jake mess aside, the book also had what I'm starting to call the expected Katie-Ashley-moment. When everything falls apart, relationships are tested and people break down. She always manages to pick up the right pieces of her heroes and glue them back together, stronger than ever.


    Good, expected, no-WOW-factor story, with a music background and funny banter.

    Keep an eye out for Katie Ashley!

    *Buddy Read, this weekend, with my horror soul-mate (we kinda run out of Karina Halle books to read... LOL!) Fathima!!!*


    I think that we enjoyed complaining about Jake a little too much... LOL!!!
    You can read her review here:

    Fathima's Review


  5. Christy Christy says:

    “Just remember that forgiveness is so much easier than regret.”

    Abby Renard is ready to start a new chapter in her life.

    She is joining her brother’s christian rock group ‘Jacob’s Ladder’. She gets on what she thinks is their tour bus. But its not Jacob’s Ladder’s bus, it’s Jake Slater’s (lead singer of Runaway Train) bus.

    Jake and Abby get off to a rocky start. Abby literally falls into Jakes bed. Jake is fine with this, Abby, however, is not. Jake’s not used to being turned down. Jake is a rock star and known womanizer, but this band isn’t a typical rock group. I loved the band- they were all really funny and sweet guys. After meeting Abby, Jake gives her the name ‘Angel’.
    Jake bets Abby that she couldn’t make it a week on the bus. Abby is not one to back down from a challenge. Her family is not happy, but she decides to stay on the bus for a week with the band.

    The band see’s how talented Abby is, for the first time, Jake makes music with someone.

    He and Abby grow close in a short period of time. Jake is going through a lot in his life. And he screws up... a lot. Over and over again. I really liked Jake, but I think Abby let him off the hook way to fast for some of the things he pulled in the beginning. After the week is up, Abby and Jake make the decision to give their relationship a go. She has feelings for Jake she has never had before, and he is breaking all of his rules about not dating for her. They have a connection and chemistry. I loved the two of them together. Jake constantly feels like he isn’t good enough for Abby, which is part of the reason he acts out so much. Abby is always telling him how much he means to her.

    “You’re not able to see yourself like I do. You’re deserving of my love, and I want to give it to you in all ways.”

    Towards the end, I got a little heartbroken. This story isn’t all happy- there will be tears.
    “When you’re broken and shattered like you are right now, I’m going to help you pick up the pieces. That’s what love is baby.”

    “I barley know how to be with someone when I’m whole. How the hell am I supposed to be with you when I’m so fucking broken?”

    Jake’s first instinct when tragedy strikes is to push Abby away, but will he finally let her be there for him? And will she be able to convince him that he is worthy of her love?

    I love Katie Ashley’s writing! Even though Jake aggravated me at times(pulling all his shenanigans) as did Abby(always letting him off the hook easily) I liked them both. A sweet and emotional read with an ending that left a huge smile on my face!!! I want more from this book, I loved a lot of the secondary characters... maybe a AJ book, or Rhys, or one of Abby’s brothers? hint hint lol! A good solid 4 star read for me.

    Reminded me of Jake <3

  6. Kim Person Kim Person says:

    When I received an ARC of Music of the Heart from Katie I was .........

    I had be waiting what felt like FOREVER to read this one! I knew we had the hot rock star Jake in it and the good girl Abby and well when I read the first part of the book where dear Abby finds herself on Jake's bus ~ well I it was enough to make me........................

    Abby is going to be joining her brothers out on tour but a little detour onto the wrong bus turns into an adventure of a lifetime. The wicked bad boy Jake slater took one look at that Angel and fought to feel what he never felt before. I loved what Abby did to Jake. I loved the guys first thoughts of Abby ~ AJ with his sexy latino self cracked me up but nope he's not what sets Abby's heart to blazing.

    Abby & Jake time together was as sweet as it was tumultuous and there were parts where they were together that I........................

    and some parts I

    but I swear there were parts where I wanted to do this to Jake

    even though if that man were standing in front of me I'd probably do this...........................................................

    Jake's love for his mother was so pure and sweet. I loved watching them together but I think Abby was supposed to be with him because she was going to be there for him more than he ever realized he needed even though there was a point where I was.........................

    Oh don't think this was an easy ride for the two of them. Misunderstandings have a way of literally tearing a good thing a part. Determination had a way of making things come back together and the ultimate sadness has a way of making us realize how precious the ones we love are.

    When these two came together...................................

    It will make you giddy too! Jake may not take the easy road but for a guy that's never experienced love of a woman besides his mother he gets it together and by the end you will be doing this like me......

    SQUEEEEEE! I really loved this book and the beautiful message that was delivered yes ladies between the good parts there really is a beautiful message that the awesome Katie delivered!!

    This is a 5+++++++++++ book for me! I loved every single second of it. I loved the laughs it brought me, I love the tears it brought me along with the gasps and the 'what were you thinking' moments. I freaking adored every part of this book. EXCELLENT!! The writing is brilliant and as I said the ultimate message is BEAUTIFUL and I can't wait for more from the talented Katie Ashley.

  7. Wendy Wendy says:

    After spending quite some time on my TBR shelve, I figured this one deserved to be read...finally.

    Now even though this wasn't a bad story and I did enjoy reading felt as if there was something missing for me. Things moved at such a fast pace... One second Abby was entering the wrong bus and the next they were all acting like they had known each other for years, instead of 24 hours.

    How can you be disappointed in someone's behavior when you barely know them a day ??!! Abby kept feeling hurt and disappointed by Jake's behavior when she had no claim on him whatsoever. She didn't even know him and they weren't even friends at that point...Like I said...24 freaking hours !! He is a rockstar in a famous rock band, the manwhoring was probably mandatory :P

    This book tried to be deep, without actually going deep. It felt a bit superficial to me. I didn't feel like I really got to know the characters. Just a hint of who they were and what they were about. Throw in the insta-love and the whole virgin deal and I was kind of done...

    That is not the books fault's mine. I have read too many books about too many virgins !!

    I am still gonna read the rest of the books in this series though because I have high hopes that the heroines are not all the same. I also enjoyed this author's writing style so I figure I should give the books a fair try ;)

  8. Jodie Jodie says:

    We'd barely known each other twenty-four hours, so he didn't owe me anything. But, deep down, his behavior pierced through my heart to sting my soul.

    I am still wiping away my tears from this book, ABSOLUTELY BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! I don't know how Katie Ashley does it but she has once again rocked my world and left me saying OMG, I LOVE IT, Perfection, My heart hurts, and I now have a permenant smile on my face and yes its all because of this book!!!!!

    This book starts because of an accidential meeting when Abby is suppose to be getting on her brothers tour bus so she can begin touring with them and seeing if being a Rockstar is what she wants to do with her life. How does the Accidential meeting happen? A Roadie directs Abby to the wrong bus and before she has a chance to realize she is on the road with the Mega superstars - Runaway Train.

    You're on Runaway Train's bus?!!!! Yes, she replied. At his next statement, she snorted. Well, I've only managed to do the drummer and the bassist so far, bu tI'm thinking I could get a threesome going and knock out the others. Maybe I'll gang-bang with the roadies when we stop for dinner.

    This is what this book is full of, comedy, it literally had me laughing and crying to laughing over and over again.

    I'll get to you sometime, Angel. I'll break down all those goody girl walls you have built around you.

    Abby aka Angel, is beyond a great character I loved her!! She is confident, pure, witty and exactly what Jake needs but thinks he doesn't deserve. Together they are AMAZING.

    Yes, Daddy. I really like Jake Slater from Runaway Train. Yes, I've only known him a week. yes, he's a bad boy with tattoos and piercings, and yes, he's your worst nightmare when it comes to the guy dating your little girl. I leaned closer to him. No, he's not taken advantage of me, and no, he's not going to turn me into a pierced bad girl with tattoos. With a tentative smile, I added, We're both going to bring out the best of each other as we see where this takes us. Okay?

    Oh Jake, Mr. Manwhore,Bad boy who stole my heart and drew out emotions
    that I live for when reading.

    Handsome? That doesn't sound like the way you would describe yourself. With a grin, he asked, and how would I describe myself? hmmm, sexy, hot as hell, and panty melting? I challenged as I handed him a Coke. Yeah, you're right. Those really describe me better.

    And yes, that is exactly how I would describe him!!!
    I beyond loved this book, I felt like I lived in this book for the short time it let me. Katie Ashley made me a fan when she wrote The Proposition and The Proposal but she claimed me with the words she wrote in this book. As a mom, this book tugged and pushed all the right buttons. As a bad boy rockstar book whore this book was beyond what I look for.

    I'll be your holy water -- I'll purify you and wash away the past. Just don't deny me this.

    Don't deny yourself this book, ABSOLUTELY WORTH EVERY STAR IT IS GIVEN!!!!

  9. Micah Micah says:

    It KILLS me not to rate this higher... I LOVE this author and I LOVE the idea (bad boy reformed whore rock star with tattoos). I just felt this book was...shallow. I can't really put into words why. I didn't like that Abby is willing to try to be in a relationship literally hours after he has had sex with Bree. I didn't understand his emotional freak outs. I feel like they were not fully developed or explained (apart from the first one). I HATE it when everyone is immediately enamored of the female character (friends, strangers...everyone). That happened here and it just doesn't happen in real life.

    Also, it seemed that the characters were really flat. Especially the band characters.

    The ending was supremely rushed and (view spoiler)[ I'm sorry, but if all he did was push Bree off of her, there is NO POLICE OFFICE IN THE WORLD WHO WOULD CHARGE HIM WITH ASSAULT AFTER SHE ALMOST KILLS ABBY. This is left completely hanging. Abby doesn't even ask..oh hey, is Bree going to jail? (view spoiler)[

    I wanted to love it...I really did. But I just didn't. Their love was kind of cheesy, shallow and unbelievable. (hide spoiler)]

  10. JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko JoJo - JJJ (Jo Anna) Janesko says:

    I had such high hopes for this book. I had been waiting for it to be released and was excited to read it when it came out. I am so sad to say that it wasn't what I was hoping for. I never really liked Jake and I felt like Abby was just way to forgiving. I wanted to love it I honestly did because I have loved Katie Ashley's other books but this one just didn't work for me. Although I wasn't a huge fan of this book I will still read anything written by this author. On to the next good book.

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