True Love Story
I FREAKING LOVED IT!!!!!! 5 STARS…. OH YES!!!!! Oh. YES! And yes… I have a bit of “the shakes” right now. I was looking for my heartache, and I got it. And I believed every. single. moment. Every one. My e-book is highlighted yellow, and there are notes everywhere. I just couldn’t stop talking to myself about it.
A few of my random musings…
“I’m in actual physical pain. And yet I can’t release the tears and it’s probably why my chest aches so much.”
“So well done that I can’t help but wonder if this IS a true story.”
“You’re killing me, lady!” <— my note to the author. I thought it was okay to write this since she wouldn’t see it… but oops. Sorry Willow.
Then… when that wasn’t enough, I exploded all over Facebook. I needed group therapy. Apparently, we all did. There is nothing I love more than when we are all reading a book together and agonizing together. And this was one of those, and SO worth every bit of agony. Here is a short form of our absolute LOVE-FEST for this book (it goes on and on, fellow reader after fellow reader exclaiming their love for it, but then this review would’ve been like… 2 pages long. LOL! Here is the full-length version of our enthusiasm). Oh and… thanks to those who recommended it *ahem* Maria.
Maryse’s Book Blog: OMG I am soooo happy!!! 1.) I’m on a reading roll! A few awesome ones lined up that I just KNOW I’m going to love like crazy. and 2.) The one I’m reading now… yah. I can tell it’s gonna hurt sooooo bad, and I’m so excited about that. Bring on the pain. YAY ME!! <— sucker for bad-boy punishment, but in books only!! Books. Only. *smirky grin* TRUE LOVE STORY.
Dee: You’ll love this one. It’s fantastic.
Kostantina: Omg I just finished true love story !! Ahhhhh u will fall in love!!!
Nicola: LOVED IT!!!
Maria: Love this book SO MUCH!!!!! So glad you are reading it!!
Kerri: Just finished this one and let me just say- I can’t wait to see what you think about it….I LOVED IT- I think you will too but it does have that one thing……
Sara: Me too Maryse!! I was JUST going to recommend this one to you. Has a very Opportunist/ Avoiding Commitment vibe going on….
Autumn: I LOVED this book!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Yep I just heard this thing about some mentioning an “issue” but don’t tell me!!! I wanna see what this is… either way, I’m really enjoying this one so far.
Brie: I loved it!!! I couldn’t put it down
Yoandra: LOOOOOOOOOVED THIS BOOK SO MUCH!!! Ah, Willow Aster is AMAZING!!!
Lindsey: Im at **% and want to stop reading b/c I know the bottom is about to fall out and I love these two…..
Maria: I remember that feeling!!! I wanted to stay in delusional happy land!!
Melissa: Just finished it last night. Really loved it. Had to take the rec’d from the illustrious Tarryn Fisher! Glad I did!!
Toski: I am in absolute love with this book. LOVE .. LOVE… and yes it is all wrapped up in one book. If she ever wanted another it would just be a continuance of this story…I kind of liked having the relief of it being done in one book. FANTASTIC read
Julie: I actually did tear up…so good! and what’s the issue everyone keeps talking about…I LOVED it!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Uggggghhhhh! It’s worse than I thought…. I can’t… There are no words… I mean worse in an angsty way. I still can’t stop reading… But o.m.g. *shakes head*
Julie: I. KNOW!!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: I T-O-T-A-L-L-Y feel this. Despondent…
Kerri: I know! Willow is a really great writer! I felt the story the whole way through!
Carrie: I’m about 56% in and I have no words right now, ugh…
Sara: I’m at 62%…. Ugh!!!
Maryse’s Book Blog: Ohhh you guys. You know? Just…
Jennifer: You are all starting to FREAK me out!!!! I’m only 50% through!!!!! OMG
Maryse’s Book Blog: Author dug deep to write some of that… Those words. My heart. This is soooooo real to me.
Carrie: I’m just coming off my broken heart from Beauty from Pain:( my poor heart can’t take it!! I agree…
Autumn:This book really got to me too. So well done.
Maryse’s Book Blog: Willow Aster/Author thank you for playing “it” all out in length and detail, this way.
Jules: Loved reading your reactions Maryse. Can’t wait to read your review!
Sadie: Your reactions are the best Maryse. I felt exactly the same way yesterday!!! Still recovering.
Toski: This book was so relative to everyone. I couldnt’ have loved it more. I know I actually felt the betrayal and hurt .. and love.. LOVED it. so so so much. 5 HUGE GIANT SHINY GLOWING stars for me!
Okay soooo what’s it about? THIS is a rock star book done exactly right, for me. In a way that I can perfectly connect to it, because I can see it take it’s time, play out, sweet flirtatious moments with lengthy time of waiting by the phone… everything you think falling in love with a rock star would be like… this is it. But!!!! Not in the obvious “obnoxious bad-boy” rock star way. ‘Cause this mostly plays out in his personal relationships when he’s not “on”, you know? Of course there is that “fame factor” that courses through this book’s veins. Lengthy time apart while on tour, mentions in gossip mags, going to see HIM back stage only to see two beautiful models draped on each arm. Yes… that’s there, too, but this is more than just the “shell” of a rock star life. This one digs DEEP.
It is beautifully written In all of it’s angst and drama. It’s FUN!!! And it’s devastating.
I see with sickened clarity that I will never be over Ian Sterling. Never.
And I could 100% relate to the heroine. Her thought process, her silly musings, her naiveté… I was there, once. Maybe I still am, ’cause I LOVED Sparrow. LOVED HER!!!!!! I loved every moment she lived… even when she was breaking. Especially when… well. I won’t say anymore. Just know that I am in awe of what I read, especially for that last half. I enjoyed the “sweet” romance build, but I especially loved the description, the emotion, and the intensity of the downward spiral. I would NEVER wish this on anyone, but the reality of it cannot be denied.
*rubs hands together in excitement* You guys!!!! READ THIS!!! Just know… this one has “issues” that some do not enjoy. But, I dunno. I love reality-reading even in my fantasy escapes, and I know many of my fellow readers do too. Get me? I think you do.
So what’s it about? What do you think? Gorgeous up and coming, uber talented guitar-god meets sweet barely legal (but she is!!) girl and they are smitten. And the way they meet is totally viable. And… maybe it’s love at first sight, maybe not…
I think Ian Sterling fell for me today.
There is no way that Ian Sterling feels anything real for me.
I fell for him at first sight four years ago.
Of course, I don’t believe in love at first sight.
Okay, if not love at first sight, then I fell in love with him today, when we spoke… when he took my hand in his.
That was pure lust, not to be confused with love.
I’ve never felt like this.
I’m young and don’t know what I’m feeling.
I’m not an idiot; I know my own mind better than anyone.
He is a master flirt and it was meaningless.
I think I rocked his world.
I hate when I do the girl thing. I’m sure Ian left lunch this afternoon and didn’t give me another thought. Why can’t I be like that?
I love Willow. I do. I think that would have been my exact thought process…
And yes… I admit. I thought it was a bit fast at first, but I ate my words shortly thereafter, as the author realllllly took her time with the rest. There was a lot to explore. One thing for sure is that it plays out in reality. “True Love Story”? Or just “True Story”? The author even has the title perfect.
This is a perfectly lengthed?? book (I know… I don’t even think that’s a word but my brain is a bit angst-fried right now) that explores the trials and tribulations of falling in love with a rock star. NO. I take it back. This isn’t about the “rock star” per se. More like, falling in love with the one that doubts himself. Fears being like the one person he never wants to be. Falling for the guy that protects himself against… himself and in turn, self-sabotages. Try that one on for size.
Oh yes… I know. We’ve read this kind of thing before, sure. But the way this one was written. Explored. DETAILED…. I lived it. Yes. LIVED.
I LOVED THIS!!!!
5 stars PLUS!
Thank you SO much Willow Aster, for sending me this book. I was taken on the very trip I’ve been needing to take. Totally re-read-worthy!