Tuesday, January 20

Lowdown And Lush by Selena Laurence

Mike Owens is the devil. Sexy, snarky, and as lowdown as they come, he's one of the world's greatest guitarists and one of Portland's most notorious bad boys.

Jenny Turner is an angel. A preacher's daughter, she's a good girl with a great voice and a dream to hit it big in country music.

When these two opposites meet, the attraction is undeniable, but something's stopping the bad boy from pursuing what he desires most. Can this angel handle the truth behind her devil? Or will his secrets be too Lowdown and Lush?

I have been forever intrigued as to how Mike's story would go about. Although it was pretty clear from the many obvious teasers in the previous book of this series that Mike was going to be with Jenny, I was pretty excited at how their story would progress.

As soon as I finished reading this book, I realized that the previous book is still my most favorite book in the series...yet. (Because hello! Walsh.) The story here wasn't as gripping as the first two books in the series but nevertheless told in classic SL awesomeness. It was beautiful in its simplicity.

My take-aways from this book? The complexity of the family unit. SL was able to weave a romance that incorporated beautifully the family stories of both protagonists in a trope that remained romantic. I just melted at the way Mike took care of his father. And I loved reading at how Jenny slowly mended her relationship with her own father who disapproved of her becoming a musician. And there was the family that was the Lush band. Even if they had already disbanded, broken up, they still managed to get together and remained friends. This despite a difficult history that they had learned to live with and continue to improve from. Weaker characters would have crumbled but this lot aced it...and we are not even done with the series yet!

I am so, so, soooooo ready for the next book! I'm gonna be an ugly mess waiting for it. Ugh.

Final verdict: 9/10. Great read.

Lush series reviews:
A Lush Betrayal
For The Love Of A Lush


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