"A binge-able rock star series that will leave you breathless. Welcome to life after the cliché."
Book #5 of the Double Blind Study series.
The world's most adorable guitar player falls in love with a fangirl. And everyone knows that nerd love is weirder on the inside.
You can never have too much music... or mayonnaise.
It's sort of been Harrison O'Neil's credo for the better part of his life.
At least since he first discovered his love for playing the guitar and developed a taste for gourmet sandwiches. He couldn't pinpoint which one happened first, and it didn't matter to him. Food and music have always been equally important.
If there's one thing Zelda Fitzpatrick is good at, it's fandom. She can out-nerd the nerdiest, her devotion knows no bounds. Her love is true, her motives pure. Oh, and she's also a talented freelance photographer, newly hired to go on the road with her favorite band, Double Blind Study. All she has to do is not ruin this opportunity with her plethora of Tolkien references or the fangirl inside who has a mind of her own.
And she definitely shouldn't fall madly in love with lead guitarist...
This story is an ode to a fangirl.
PG 16 for language, light steam, and geek speak.
About the Author
Heidi Hutchinson was born in South Dakota and raised the exact right distance away from the Black Hills. She had an overactive imagination very early on, and wasted no time in getting most of her friends in trouble due to her unrealistic and completely ridiculous ideas. Seeing as she was so lazy and also afraid people would think she was bonkers, she didn't write down any of the story lines that played out in her daydreams. During her high school years, she took pen to paper and filled more notebooks than she is proud of with angsty, depressing, self-depreciating poetry. This led to her writing down more things: notes, ideas, character bios, plot twists that had no plot yet to twist. After years of cleaning up her own scraps of imagination with nothing solid to hold on to, she sat down and wrote the story that had been in her head the longest. Fueled by coffee and her unwavering and perfectly normal devotion to Dave Grohl, she discovered a writer living inside of her. She still lives in the Midwest, though not as close to the Black Hills as she would prefer, with her alarmingly handsome husband and their fearless child. They eat more pizza than God intended and she listens to her music the same way she lives: loudly.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I honestly dont understand why there arent a billon 5 star reviews on here. This series is one of my all-time favorites and i read 2-5 books a day.
When Harry Met Zeldy. ;) On the surface, The Hope That Starts is a sweet love story of a rockstar and a fangirl. But it is so much more than simply that. This band of brothers, the women they love and their respective stories are so uniquely created and thoughtfully developed by Heidi. 4.5 Rock Stars for this installment in the Double Blind Study series.
Reviewed by Aly on behalf of The Book Landers YAY IT’S HARRISON’S STORY! Alright so I was super excited to get the chance to read The Hope that Starts because Harrison was a sweetheart in the previous books and I just love him so much! He’s such a sweetie and sigh, I’m gushing a bit. But in the prologue we see a different Harrison from the one that we usually see. This Harrison is introspective, sad and just not his usual happy-go-lucky self. It was different and appropriate for what’s going on. Not to mention as I said you see a different side to him. Zelda was also my kind of character. She’s a self-proclaimed fangirl, and all of the mentions of Doctor Who and several other fandoms made me desperately want to rewatch those shows or movies. If only because I recalled exactly what she was talking about and it made me crave to watch it myself. There is also a bit of an update on previous characters, which is much appreciated. There were characters that I loved to hate and it gave me something to focus on. There were a couple of times that I wanted to smack Harrison because he was totally missing the obvious on purpose and that just frustrated me beyond belief. The plot was easy to follow and didn’t have anything that was too crazy. No explosions or anything like that. The writing continued to impress me and was easy to read. If you love rock star romances then you should definitely check out The Double Blind Study. I can’t really choose a favorite out of the series but Harrison is definitely towards the top!*