Music of the Heart

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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. Of course, she never imagined that 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 groupies, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

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Overview

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. Of course, she never imagined that 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 groupies, Abby quickly lets him know she sure as hell isn't in his bed on purpose.

Jake Slater never imagined that the angel who fell into his bed would resist his charms by promptly kneeing him in the balls. Of course, the fact that she seems like a prissy choir girl makes her anything but his type. So he is more than surprised when, after betting Abby that she won't last a week on their tour bus, she is more 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, and most importantly, make music with.

As the week comes to a close, neither Abby nor Jake is ready to let go. Can a sweetheart country songstress and a rock 'n' roll bad boy actually have a future together?

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781483966762
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 4/5/2013
  • Pages: 368
  • Sales rank: 269,188
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Katie Ashley is a pseudonym for Krista Ashe, the New York Times bestselling author of The Proposal, The Proposition, and Nets and Lies, along with several young adult titles.

Justine O. Keef's sultry voice, keen characterizations, and spirit of discovery make her a top pick for narrating erotic prose.

Mason Lloyd is an audiobook narrator from Portland, Oregon. With his deep and warm voice, he's found a niche in the romantic and erotic audiobook genres and loves every minute of it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Must read!

    WOW! Simply amazing story and characters. Katie Ashley delivered once again! Buy this book, you wont be able to put it down.

    13 out of 13 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Good

    Really good read. I stayed up until 2am trying to read this in one sitting. At first, I thought I was going to end up reading a Christian, religious book because of the references in the beginning. (Nothing wrong with that, just not what I like to read) but the book moved into rocker land quick and Abby adjusted to it well. The characters were great and the story flowed smoothly. Abby, the fiesty virgin that cusses, and Jake, the damaged rocker, make their relationship work through hard work, dedication, communication, and forgiveness, Mostly from Abby. She was Jake's saving grace, his light of hope. This book provided me with an escape and allowed me to become apart of their world. If this turns into a series, I will continue on with them. I look forward to learn more about AJ, Rhys, and Abby's twin brothers.

    8 out of 9 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 25, 2013

    4.5 Stars This is going to be a quick, down-and-dirty review as

    4.5 Stars
    This is going to be a quick, down-and-dirty review as I have read this book numerous times as a Beta reader as well as an editor. I am simply amazed at the growth and development of this book over the last two weeks up until Katie pressed the "publish" button.

    I simply adored Abigail aka Angel, who is the main female character. Abby is almost twenty-two years old, has a voice of an angel, and admits that swearing is her one and only vice. She is also a virgin and has been saving that "gift" for the love of her life who she has yet to meet.

    While searching for her brothers' tour bus (Jacob's Ladder), Abby mistakenly ends up on Runaway Train's tour bus, along with the hot, lead vocalist known as Jake Slater, and his bandmates AJ, Brayden, and Rhys.

    Jake is the handsome rocker who is only interested in one-night stands. He has no desire for a committed relationship, nor does he have the time. In his mind, women have one use and one use only.

    After a bet, Abby stays on the bus for a week, and during that time there are many funny scenes where Katie Ashley's incredible writing and humor comes through. One of my favorite scenes is when Abby sings "Like a Virgin" to Jake at a diner. I could visualize the entire scene simply by reading the pages.

    We also learn that Jake's mom's cancer has returned, and Abby gets to witness a side of Jake she had no idea even existed. Jake's answer to everything is to get mad, isolate himself, and hurt the people that love him the most. Due to some of the choices and events in his life, he doesn't think he is worthy of having someone truly love him for the person he is...the person he tries to hide from everyone.

    Katie Ashley's heartfelt scenes between Jake and his mom, Susan, were real and heart-wrenching. Unfortunately, I know this from personal experience so the realness was very, very important to me.

    Yes, this book has the hot rocker, some great steamy love scenes, angst, humor, heartbreak, and tears. But once again, it's proof of the incredible writing skills of Katie Ashley.

    7 out of 10 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Absolutely loved it! Could not put it down once I started readin

    Absolutely loved it! Could not put it down once I started reading it, a must read!!!!!!!!!

    6 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Loved it

    I had already read and enjoyed Katie Ashley's first two books so when I saw this new book written by her I was excited. Having already bought two new books I decided to read this one first because as I said I absolutely loved the her books. I was not disappointed , the book was even better . It made me laugh , cry , then laugh again. The story was beautiful written and completely enthralling . I could not put it down. I hate spoilers so I won't go into detail but if your thinking about getting this please do . Katie Ashley will soon become one of your favorites!

    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Will not dissappoint!

    Another great one by Katie Ashley! Make sure you allow enough time to read in one sitting because you will not be able to put this one down. Beautiful story full of emotion! Looking forward to hearing AJ's story next!

    5 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    wow, they made Jake really really really hard to like here. He

    wow, they made Jake really really really hard to like here. He was not a likeable character at all.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2013

    Idiot

    Did all reviewers forget to mention Jake was an A%#wipe? After how he treated her at the beginning of the book, they passed a point of no redemption. D.O.N.E!!! He never attempts to truly make it up to her. AND after saving herself, she deserved someone more worthy. I hate these new storylines that try and baptize manwhores through some symbolism of female virginity. That was the old romance book formula from the 1980s.

    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2013

    Loved it!!

    Loved it!!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 29, 2013

    Sweeeeet!!!

    Well done Katie Ashley!!! This book packed an emotional punch. Loved how we watched Jake come into his own skin and change. He was rough and tough but then could be swoonworthy in the next sentence. I only wish this book was longer with more of Jake and Abby's story.

    2 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2013

    I loved loved loved this book..... I couldnt put it down!.... My

    I loved loved loved this book..... I couldnt put it down!.... My boyfriend kept looking at me crazy when I would laugh out loud....scream at my nook...and cry for no reason :)..... I loved Abby and Jake's story...looking forward to more books with these characters :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 12, 2013

    It was alright...

    This book had its moments but they were often ruined. As an adult I kept thinking to myself, "how childish, how riduculous, how unrealistic." I'm one to always finish a book but it was really hard to do. With that being said I'm happy I finished it but it's not going on my favorites or liked list. The book really let me down because of the amazing reviews, guess I just don't see what others do.

    1 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Nice

    I enjoyed - little underdeveloped

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 8, 2013

    Love it

    I love this author! The characters were great! Abby is a spitfire and i love it! I laughed and cried in this book. I hope there is anotger book withball these characters

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 2, 2013

    I feel like this book had so much more potential. I really lik



    I feel like this book had so much more potential. I really liked the premise, and it started off ok. But after that I felt like things just became too easy. They fight, someone apologizes, and then they are all hunky dory again. Lather, rinse, repeat. I also feel like Abby wasn't "Christian" enough, and Jake wasn't "bad boy" enough. I just wasn't convinced. She was raised by missionaries and her brothers are in a Christian rock band that she is thinking of joining. I would have at least expected her to mention God, or praying or the bible at some point. Or for her to chastise Jake when he said Christ or Jesus. And I don't feel like he was bad boy rocker so much as a sex addict. I also felt like it started to drag a bit after Abby left the tour bus. That being said, I flew right through this book. It was at least good enough to keep my attention.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

    Completely Underwhelmed

    I had high hopes for this book because I loved 2 others from this author but I didn't love this book. I would not recommend it or reread it like I do so many others. I was completely underwhelemed that I will think twice before I spend money on another book from her even with liking her other stories.

    The main character Jake is an ass. (Can i say that in a review? Especially when more fitting words describe him.) The naive way Abby forgives him constantly is unrealistic. He never seems regretful or remorseful about the way he treats her even when you read it from his POV.

    There are many bad boys who we read about that fall in love and change their ways and us as readers fall in love with them and their story. But that is definatley not the case with this book. I enjoy the multi POV it helps the story but that and the other band members is all I enjoyed. Its hard when you can't get connected with the main characters. I am still shaking my head at how this book let me down, took me by surprise at how horrible their relationship was.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 26, 2013

    Loved it

    A must read

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Love this book

    I have been waiting for this book for months. Soaking up all of the teasers i could get my hands on!!! I absolulely love this book. Great characters with hot chemistry and a wonderful story line.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    Loved this book!!

    This was amazing story of love.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 25, 2013

    GREAT BOOK

    Great book!!!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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