Hello my loves!! So I totally dropped the ball on posting this!! I wrote this book chat the day I reviewed the book, should have scheduled it then!
I deeply loved this book for SO many reasons, and I’m just going to leave you with that ♥
DISCLAIMER: PLEASE DON’T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN’T READ THE BOOK!
Title: Your Rhythm (Sherbrook Station #1)
Author: Katia Rose
You know what they say: save a snare, bang a drummer.
Kay Fischer is well aware of what they say, and she intends to ignore it completely.
After her first step into the world of music journalism ended with a screw-up so royal it deserved a crown, Kay’s been struggling to re-stack the building blocks of her career. Salvation comes in the form of Sherbrooke Station, the latest alt-rock craze to grace Montreal’s legendary music scene.
A front page feature on the band everyone’s talking about seems like a foolproof shot at success, even after Kay meets their drummer. Matt Pearson might have a smile sexy enough to be the eighth deadly sin and a passion for music so powerful it makes her heart ache, but Kay’s got things under control.
She’s a professional, goddammit, and a professional would not get tongue-tied over a source, even a source who’s a six-foot, tattooed rock god with an affinity for tight jeans.
A professional would not find herself opening her door at an hour long past midnight to pull said source inside and lead him to her bed.
No, that’s not at all what a professional would do.
WOW! I adore everything there is about music and everything there is about writing. This book was the perfect merriment of those two things, two of my favorite things. Everything about this book was so well written, so well thought out and so developed. There isn’t one negative thing I could say about the book. It had the perfect about amount of twists, turns, hills, slides, falls, everything you want from a books flow and more. And the emotions, man was she good at those! I always felt myself feeling exactly what they were feeling. Whether Kay or Matt were getting excited for a show, angry over something someone did or said, nervous about something happened, all of it. I felt those exact feelings all of the time. But, enough about the writing (although it was good enough to rave about).
Kay and Matt. These two really are what you want in a lead couple. There’s mass confusion, lots of complicated feelings, lots of life events getting in the way and there’s always a secret or two. These two made waves though, from the first moment they met. The chemistry they had was undeniable, and I can’t believe that they resisted as long as they did. There were a lot of bumps in their path, but that is really what makes up a relationship. Kay, as a writer, was really an inspirational character. Being a journalist you have to ask yourself a lot of questions, which she did regularly, and you have to know who you want to be. The words that Kay spoke were so perfect. And then we have Matt. It was the same for him. You could tell he was the lyric man, and clearly a romantic. He also seemed to be a glue to his band.
Without giving too much away, the ins and outs of this book were flawless. There was just the perfect amount of everything (which I think I’ve already said). I cannot recommend this book enough!!
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Kay: She is a character that I immediately connected with. I’ve always been a writer, but in high school I was on the newspaper. I was an editor and page designer, but I truly loved writing stories. Between that connection and music I loved everything about Kay! (P.s. [in my ADHD haze] an amazing song on my Hipster BBQ station just came on! All I Want by Kodaline, it’s perfect for this story!!!!) The fact that Kay is a journalist that has a passion for music and the arts, of course instantly connected me to her, but I just love her character for everything else too!! She’s sassy, smart, just everything I’d want in a female character (And maybe a little bit of myself too??). BUT she also has some pretty big hangups. I felt so bad about what happened to her at the Last Bastion, that was just awful! That being said, she also didn’t give herself enough credit. I love that her boss chose her to turn things around, even though she went through the ringer before. It had been the perfect way to turn herself around. I love how she really did take that as a second chance, and even more so by making sure she kept true to herself. She didn’t want to write some gossip story, and I loved that about her. Then we have her relationship, per se, with Matt. She was so afraid of what could happen with him. I hate how she let her past really hurt her that way, and I was mad that she wasn’t honest with him.
Matt: From the moment we saw him being introduced to Kay I knew this was going to be good! I loved everything about him, from his confidence, to his love of the band, and to his genuine love for music. Basically the same reasons I love Kay, I also love Matt. I love how lyrical he is with his words, his love of music, and his sass. I love that he kept Kay on her toes and wasn’t afraid to show his feelings. It was refreshing to see him be so real with her, he really wanted to woo her with his real personality. He wasn’t afraid to be raw about his feelings either. I hated that he was going down this horrible hill with the band, and all of the BS they were dealing with. It seemed to really start to pummel him.
Their relationship: This is my favorite part of my book chats, because the relationship is, of course, the focal of the story. These two had a non-relationship for way too long! Stinking Kay just couldn’t get her act together. But when she finally gave in, IT WAS SO GOOD!!! That was the most romantic thing, and I love how he woo’d her with a song!!! Their connection was so real and so strong, and I love that they both had the same feeling about music. It’s one thing to be a musician, but music was truly his life, as it was hers. That connection is something really special. Other than being special I think their connection was so beautiful and natural. OMG and can we please talk about their MATCHING TATTOOS??? I LOVE that they both had lyrics from Everlong tattooed on them, which just happens to be one of my favorites songs EVER. I’ve listened to a radio interview acapella version of this song on repeat a million times!
So with the good also comes the bad. The fact that she’d lied to Matt about her article, and completely left out her past was so horrible! I hated that it came out the way it did, although I kind of expected it to. I also hate how negative the band was about their relationship instead of being happy that Matt found someone.
The Band & Pierre: I can’t have a book chat on this book without talking about the band!! I HATED Ace for the longest time. He was really letting the “rocker lifestyle” get the best of him until it blew up in his face with that fight. I really loved JP and Cole though. Those two were so hysterical and complete opposites, made for amazing supporting characters. And I was so happy about Ace in the end, it seemed like he finally find his way some.
And Pierre, he was so funny! I loved that he was her “work husband” and even got her coffees. We didn’t see a whole lot of him, but I could tell he was a great friend to Kay.
The End: So I desperately love a happy ending, and I really love how this one ended. The fact that Kay got the balls to call Dylan and ask for his help was monumental. And I really love how she got someone else to tell her story. The genuine care from the band after reading her new article was great. I love how they really came together and understood where she was coming from.
And of course her relationship with Matt at the end was phenomenal! I love how the show at the Metropolis had as much meaning as it did. From it being one of the best shows they’ve ever played, so the entire band welcoming Kay with open arms. The whole thing was just so amazing! The perfect concert was the perfect ending. Oh and that Epilogue. We cannot forget that, because the Epilogue is typically one of my favorite things. Him flying her to London was so awesome, I just love their experience at the airport ❤ .
Let me know what you guys think!!