Off the Recordby Jennifer O'Connell
Jane Marlow is a true-blue good girl: plain, predictable, and perfectly responsible. But when her brother catches an episode of Music One's "Off the Record," he discovers that former pop sensation Teddy Rock is actually their childhood neighbor Theodore Brockford, and that his one-hit wonder twelve years earlier wasn't just a catchy tune that took the charts by storm-it was a song about Jane Marlow! Now Jane has a chance to live life off the record, but is she ready for the changes it brings? And even if she's willing to take the risk, is she willing to face the music?
- Penguin Group (USA)
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.42(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.60(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Jennifer O'Connell received her B.A. from Smith College and her MBA from the University of Chicago. She lives outside Chicago with her husband and two children.
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Even if you weren't a huge Bon Jovi fan or ever dreamed of having some guy on stage pick you out of a crowd, you will love this book. Jane is an unlikely heroine who can be an uptight lawer one minute and then an insecure 16 year old the next. But this book isn't all about rock stars or fame, because Jane has other more serious things going on in her life that keep this from being a one-note story, mainly the fact that she's still coming to terms with her father's death and her upcoming promotion to partner in her law firm. This book has you laughing one minute and thoughtful the next. What a great mix for a wonderful read.
Wow, I loved this book! Watching Jane's life get completely disrupted makes for some funny reading, and Teddy Rock is perfect as the washed up rock star looking for a way to make it back on top. Anybody who was a kid in the 80's can't help but identify with all the stories of Jane's childhood. A super read that I highly recommend.
This book had it all - the fallen rock star trying to make a comeback, the good girl who's always done what was expected of her, and the collision that causes these two people to come together. It was funny, fast, nostaligic and even thoughtful at times. A great, fun read for anyone who ever wished they were 'that girl.'
What a fantastic book! The characters and story line kept me hooked from page one, the writing was funny, and the dialog true to life. There is no way you can't love Jane or get caught up in her struggle to figure out who she is. This is more than just a story about a woman who finds out she inspired a song, it's about a woman coming to terms with the death of her father, her changed family and the choices she's made. Don't miss this terrific book!