Friday, 24 April 2015

Review - Reverb (Blue Phoenix #5) by Lisa Swallow

Title: Reverb
Series: Blue Phoenix #5
Author: Lisa Swallow 
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Published: 20 April 2015, Self-published
Format: ebook
Rating: 5/5 Sneakers

Blue Phoenix drummer, Bryn Hughes, prefers a quiet life away from the spotlight. But that’s proving difficult when his life is complicated by three very different girls:
Mia, the girl who doesn’t understand the word no.Avery, who wishes she’d said yes.And his forever girl.
Add to this a secret that threatens to take decisions about the future out of Bryn’s hands, and Bryn’s reputation as the uncomplicated band member is over.
The world of Blue Phoenix is changing and Bryn is on the edge. Following a failed attempt to win back the girl he loved and lost as a teen, a broken-hearted Bryn returns to England and discovers heiress, Mia Jordan, has moved herself into his apartment while he was away. Life just got hard.
When Avery spills soup on a rock star at a wedding and suggests he removes his trousers, she doesn’t expect to see Bryn Hughes again unless he’s carrying a law suit. So when Bryn gatecrashes an evening with her friends the following day, what he does stuns her.
Avery and Bryn begin an unlikely relationship but their growing closeness looks set to end. If Bryn’s heart still belongs to a different girl, and he’s about to tour with Blue Phoenix, a future together looks doubtful.
But when a secret explodes, the effects reverberate through every aspect of Bryn’s world and deciding where his heart belongs becomes the least of Bryn’s problems. 

Before I read this, I read the blurb (obviously) and it looked incredibly interesting but sort of vague, which is what made it interesting. I have read all the previous books of this series and they were fantastic, I definitely recommend this if you love a cute but slightly angsty romance!
All of the books in this series - except the second one as it's a continuation of the first one - are standalone's. Although I do recommend to read them all, as they're just all fantastic from the characters to the story.

When this book came out - which was actually the other day - I was really excited to read about our drummer boy, Bryn Hughes, as he is the quiet and slightly mysterious one of the band.

"I'm the drummer, remember? They won't recognise me unless I'm with Dylan or Jem."

 But little do we know..his life is about to get very complicated. 

The romance in this story was adorable, and so cute. It had a lovely slow burn to it, but still very passionate. I loved how Lisa writes the story about Bryn and Avery, I adored how they met and also the humorous banter between them, that had me laughing out loud. 

"One day, you'll change your mind. I'm irresistable." I shove him in the chest.
"Such modesty."

There were quite a few surprises along the way that I didn't expect. *spoiler* When Bryn finds out he has a son - which was completely unexpected, in a good way - I felt like he dealt with it so well, although he does shut Avery out, but he still did tell her. I also felt like Avery dealt with it just as well as Bryn, she didn't freak out like you would expect her to, which was awesome on her part! *spoiler* 

One of my favourite parts of the story was how Bryn slowly gets over his heartache and learns some lessons along the way.

Avery took more than my heart, she took away the confused guy who wouldn't grow up, and replaced him with a man no longer afraid to move on and love.

I really love how the characters deal with things, there is no unnecessary drama, all of it was completely reasonable, which is one of the things that I adore about this book. I hate when books have a whole handful of unnecessary angst and this definitely wasn't one of them.

Lisa's writing never fails to amaze me, it constantly pulls at my heartstrings, and because of this, it's one of the reasons why I continually read every single one of her books.

Bryn has such a way with words when he wants to be all lovely and romantic.
But every time I read each book of this series, each member of the band trumps the other and I really just can't decide who I love more, so I think I'll just settle with all of them *evil chuckle*

 Overall this book was just as lovely, adorable, cute and heartwarming as the other books of this series, Lisa Swallow is definitely an author that I could read over and over again.
I seriously recommend to go read this if you love a cute, new adult romance. So go read it now, like right now..I'll even leave you a link down below ;)

My rating: 5/5 Sneakers

Amazon: Reverb by Lisa Swallow 

In fact here is a link to her whole Amazon page!

Amazon: Lisa Swallow

Lots of love
Kristin @ Simply Bookish Things

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