Monday, February 24, 2014

Review: Live for You by Marquita Valentine

Live for You by Marquita Valentine
Published May 17, 2013


On the surface, twenty-two year old Cole Morgan is exactly what any girl would be proud to take home to meet her parents: He’s charming, intensely handsome and goal-oriented...Only he has some secrets of his own, which include provoking bar fights and a former drug-addict of a mother slowly wasting away in a medical facility. 

At barely twenty, Violet Lynn is Country Music's hottest star, until one night of partying gets out of control. Violet ends up in jail and on TMZ. Suddenly, she’s the girl least likely to be invited anywhere. Sick of the drama and keeping secrets, she runs away from the prying eyes of the paparazzi to her grandmother’s home in Forrestville, North Carolina.

A chance meeting knocks Cole off his feet, but he doesn’t recognize Violet for who she is. In fact no one does and Violet plans to keep it that way. 

Circumstances, however annoying,keep throwing Violet and Cole together. Unable to stop themselves they give into the inevitable.

But when Nashville is ready to forgive and forget, Violet is forced to choose between Cole and claiming her spot as the new and improved Princess of Country Music.

Will Violet and Cole have the courage to live for their dreams...Or their hearts?

One accident turned Violet the country singer to Violet the girl. Violet Rae gets tired of the media storm, her parent’s happiness at being pregnant and heads to the one place and person she knows will never judge her-her Nana. One morning, at 6:30 to be exact, she meets a too hot to handle with more problems than the sinking Titanic. Okay, maybe not that many but pretty close. And with him? His adorable little sister because his mom is currently…..unavailable.  They’re there buying sugar and ingredients you can’t say infested cereal because their health nut brother is working.

Cole wishes for a lot he can’t have. A mother who likes him, even a little bit. A dad who didn’t abandon him. A good like for his baby sister. And Rae. His entire life he never felt like he deserved anything, that is, until Rae. Rae made him feel happy for one of the few times in his life.

Like, quite a few of the books I’ve read lately, LIVE FOR YOU is predictable. While predictable, it’s also utterly adorable with a semi-believable story of a country singer and a broken boy falling too fast surrounded by a bunch of secrets. LIVE FOR YOU is an almost insta love…not quite but almost.

Overall, while this book was entertaining, it wasn’t anything new. 

I've seen a ton of good reviews for this book. Have you read it? What do you think?

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