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Loud is How I Love You by Mercy Brown

Release Date 1/29 release
LoudIsHowILoveYou

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One girl’s heart gets rocked to the core in the first novel in this sexy New Adult series.

Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.

When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?
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Reviews

Kara’s Review

Let me start by saying I was sucked in by the first page. But my mind was not ready for it to be thrown into my face so quickly. This being said, 75% of the novel dragged for me and I found myself predicting what was going to happen next. Once I hit the last chapter, I didn’t want Emmy’s story to end. My thoughts in regards to the hangups in my head: 1) Emmy and Travis are best friends. If this is so, then why can she not openly share with him her fears. What she wants. Her feelings and thoughts regarding where her mind is. 2) Then comes the pushing away she does with Travis. She does so to “protect” the band, their friendship. Emmy has a devil on her shoulder blunting stating her worries and fears, which she listens to. Repeatedly. But when Travis is in her presence all she thinks about is him, he consumes all of her thoughts. 3) The problem (imo) is that Emmy has a single focus, their band. It all comes back to the band for her, she fights for them and their future. But what she fails to recognize is that she’s not fighting for herself and her personal future. I get pissed with her about as much Travis does. I wanted to slap her numerous times. I have to remind myself how young Emmy and Travis are and I understand the back and forth, doubting ourselves when we want something is normal in our early twenties. So in realistic terms-Mercy hit it dead on. But this being the meat and bones of the novel did not settle with me. I wanted more fight, more communication and their being best friends, I thought there’d be more of this. But instead I see Travis doing all the chasing and Emmy the pushing. And lots of avoiding and running. I like this band, and the music they make together, when they get in their zone-I can hear it and it’s beautiful. I finished this novel content overall, excited for the next in the Hub City series, but wanting more substance in terms of their relationship. As Mercy’s debut novel, you get a standing o from me. Give this a try and find your next rockstar book crush!! Rating: 3.5 stars

Karen’s Review

This novel started out with a rock style bang! “Don’t f*ck anyone in the band”. I was in and gripping the edges of the book with this opening. I couldn’t wait to see where Travis and Emmy’s story was going. Rock star romance with a bad ass female lead singer/guitarist and set in the 90’s – ah, the day memories this brought back. These characters had chemistry, friendship and a great band making their way through college and playing in the local bars trying to make their way in the music scene.
The book was heading in the right direction and then Emmy’s actions and behavior became so exhausting. Emmy had some real issues with indecision and this character flaw made me lose interest in her. Travis was an all-around package. Rocker, guitarist, nice guy and smart – he had his act together and at time it seemed for me that his flaw was that he fell for his bandmate. When Emmy and Travis were together it was great but as soon as she started second guessing and going back and forth I wanted to punch her.
I stuck through the rough patches and made it through to see the story wrap up nicely and was beautifully heart-warming. It was almost more than Emmy deserved but she came around and the story wrapped up nicely.
This author did a great job giving insight into a college band working hard to make it in the industry and the story felt solidly placed in the 90’s. There were many funny and endearing moments and it was worth the read to get to know some new characters. Give this a try and find you next rocker Book Crush!! 3.5 Stars

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