Turn the Page
Author: Sydney Logan
Genre: Contemporary/Sweet Romance
might ever hear them.
bring his guitar to the river the next afternoon.
in the distance.
sharing new songs, but for some reason, this seemed different. Important.
Meaningful. Maybe because the inspiration for these songs was sitting right in
front of him, with her long hair in a braid and her green eyes bright with
excitement as she eagerly awaited whatever he was about to play for her.
written . . . while sober.”
prepared. And I want you to be honest if they are.”
unnerved him, maybe because he was used to letting everyone down. The very last
thing he ever wanted to do was disappoint her.
on the strings, she gently reached for his hand.
these days, it was her opinion that mattered most.
and strummed a few strings to make sure it was in tune.
voice echoing across the water. He kept his eyes closed or on his guitar the
entire time, too afraid to see Jolie’s reaction to the music. It was only when
he played the final note in his last song that he finally allowed himself a
glance at the beautiful woman sitting in front of him.
placed his guitar back in the case. “I’m still struggling with the bridge in
that last one. My fault, since I wrote it that way. I was thinking maybe I
should cut it out completely or—”
I’m thinking maybe trying it in a different key or something. I don’t know.”
her tears away. He heard her breath hitch in her throat as he leaned closer. He
knew it was risky. Kissing her could ruin everything before it even had the
chance to turn into something . . .
something that might be incredible and wonderful and life changing.
glide against hers. With a quiet sigh, her lips parted in silent invitation,
and he couldn’t help but smile when he felt her tremble against him.
just below her ear.
against her neck, inhaling deeply and drowning in her sweet scent. She moaned
softly, and it was that moan that finally broke him.
combined with her hands pulling him impossibly closer, sent his body into
overdrive, and they both groaned when his mouth hungrily captured hers. Frantic
and sweet. Frenzied and tender. With quiet sighs and gentle whispers and warm
arms that held each other tight, they laid back against the autumn grass and
kissed until the sun disappeared behind the mountains.
Turn the Page is a heartfelt story about a rockstar who lost everything, struggling with his addictions and coming back home.
After years on the road, it was time for Corbin James to face the music. Almost ruined, nothing left in his career, just maybe some faith to start over, to be on track again. In his career, regrets about how he lived and handled his life made him reevaluate his priorities. Dealing with addictions, trying to be part of a family he was estranged to, being someone more responsible.
Jolie Daniels, the sweet owner of Turn The Pages bookstore, was trying to maintain her business in this town. It was her dream, a place filled with books and music. In spite of her financial difficulties, she was still joyful, not letting this deter her, caring about her customers. Fierce and Independent, she didn’t want any help, she wanted to succeed on her own.
When Corbin found one of his album in her bookstore and getting nicely turned down because of his cockiness attitude, it was the beginning of a friendship and definitely something more.
They may took their time to admit their feelings towards each other but the challenge was to make their couple work with the distance and temptations on the road. They handled it as a team, not acting like selfish or resentment. They supported each other without judging their significant other. The pace was kinda slow but surprisingly it matched perfectly to their story, something beautiful and strong.
I liked Sydney Logan’s writing style, focused on the characters’ feelings, very smooth, sincere. It was an harmonious blend.