Review: Dancing on a Moonbeam Part 3 by Kate Perry

28953771Title: Dancing on a Moonbeam Part 3

Series: Bedford Falls, #3

Author: Kate Perry

Publication Date: March 9, 2016

Publisher: Firelight and Fairydust Unlimited

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit

Goodreads Synopsis:

Eleanor Westwood and her neighbor Max have a deal to help each other—one they sealed with more than a kiss.

Which is a problem, because what was supposed to be a simple deal becomes so much more as Eleanor lets Max dance his way into her heart. It should be win-win, except Eleanor isn’t sure she can ever be triumphant in love…


5 / 5 Stars


Dancing on a Moonbeam Part 3 is the conclusion of Eleanor and Max’s story. (You can find reviews for Part 1 here and Part 2 here.) Eleanor is still trying to find herself. She thinks she wants to run a dance studio, but everyone else thinks she should be choreographing. Her relationship with her daughter Lily is still on the outs and she’s worried they’ll never reconnect. Eleanor’s also worried about giving her heart to Max, who she knows will be returning to L.A. soon.

Max’s dream to compose movies is about to come true. Only, he’s not sure if it’s what he wants anymore. He finds himself falling more deeply in love with Eleanor every day…and her daughter Lily, too. Will he be able to return to L.A. and leave them behind?

This mature second chance romance was sweet and inspiring. Max and Eleanor’s relationship felt real and was relatable. I loved the way Perry worked Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are into the story. It was perfect and suited her Max so well. Kate Perry couldn’t have wrapped up Dancing on a Moonbeam more perfectly.

**I received an electronic copy of Dancing on a Moonbeam Part 3 from the author in exchange for an honest review.

 

Review: Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 2 by Kate Perry

28953773Title: Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 1

Series: Bedford Falls, #1

Author: Kate Perry

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Publisher: Firelight and Fairydust Unlimited

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit

Goodreads Synopsis:

Eleanor Westwood strikes a deal with her neighbor: if Max withdraws the complaint that stopped renovation on her dance studio, she’ll help him with his movie score.

Being a muse shouldn’t be hard, right? For Eleanor there’s too much at stake to fail. She just never realized that rousing Max’s imagination means rousing his passion too—for the music, and for Eleanor herself.


5 / 5 Stars


In Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 2, Kate Perry continues her sweet second chance romance. Eleanor and Max are both reeling from their kiss. Neither is looking for a relationship, but both of them wants more than just that kiss.

Eleanor and Max are also able to come up with a compromise so Eleanor can finish her studio. She volunteers to be his muse and finds herself finding her own groove with dancing. But nothing is ever that simple and Eleanor soon find another hiccup in the renovation of her dance studio.

The slow-burn romance of Dancing on a Moonbeam heats up in Part 2. It was just as sweet as Part 1, but with a lot more sizzle. I loved the way Eleanor and Max have figured out how to work together. It was also fun to see Eleanor figure out where she’s lacked in friendships in the past and how much she wants to reclaim those friends. My favorite parts of the story, though; are the conversations between Max and Eleanor’s daughter. His words to her got through to her in a way others couldn’t. I loved that.

I’m truly loving this second chance romance series. It’s different from the other novels I have read by Perry as the characters seem more mature, but it’s just as beautifully written. It tells a story many readers will be able to identify with. I can’t wait to find out how the story wraps up in Part 3!

I would caution readers that this is the second part of a three part novella series. I would not suggest skipping Part 1 before reading this. The story gradually builds throughout the three parts. Plus, Part 1 was so much fun to read! (You can find my review for it here.)

**I received an electronic copy of Dancing on a Moonbeam:Part 2 from the author in exchange for an honest review.

Review: Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 1 by Kate Perry

28796441Title: Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 1

Series: Bedford Falls, #1

Author: Kate Perry

Publication Date: February 10, 2015

Publisher: Firelight and Fairydust Unlimited

Genre: Contemporary Romance, Chick Lit

Goodreads Synopsis:

Eleanor Westwood-Fehr gave up being a prima ballerina for dreams of love. Big mistake—one she won’t make again.

Determined, she won’t let anything stop her from opening a dance studio. Not her doubts. Not her teenage daughter. And certainly not her new mysterious neighbor, no matter how enticing he might be…


4.5 / 5 Stars


In Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 1, Eleanor has just said goodbye to her unfaithful ex-husband with a stroke of her hand. She’s ready to start her life over and reclaim her dance shoes. Eleanor’s decided to start a dance studio in the shed that used to be her ex-husband’s “man cave“.

Just as Eleanor gets to work on her new dance space, a new neighbor moves in next door. Max may be handsome, but his need for silence quickly hampers Eleanor’s big plans. Eleanor is determined to make Max see the error in his ways and get her studio done.

Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 1 was a very sweet beginning to a second chance love story. It was filled with Kate Perry’s beautiful writing and storytelling. I loved the hostile attraction between Eleanor and Max. It was a really fun slow-burn romance.

I would caution readers that this is a novella and one of three. There isn’t a conclusion to this part of the story. It simply concludes with a fun cliffhanger-ish ending.

I can’t wait to find out what happens next in Dancing on a Moonbeam: Part 2.

Review: Come Back to Me by Thomma Lyn Grindstaff

28824613Title: Come Back to Me

Author: Thomma Lyn Grindstaff

Publication Date: January 31, 2016

Publisher: Amazon

Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance, Mystery

Goodreads Synopsis:

For Annasophia and Maestro, their love is ageless, and music is their door through time.

Annasophia Flynn is a young, classically-trained pianist and singer-songwriter who enjoys a special bond with Wilhelm Dahl, her older mentor and teacher whom she affectionately calls Maestro. Maestro is terminally ill, and Annasophia must come to grips with the fact that she’ll have to say goodbye to him soon.

But not so fast. Annasophia receives a mysterious email to which is attached a photo of her standing by the side of a virile and much-younger Maestro, years before she was born and during the height of his fame and power as a concert pianist. Either somebody’s doing some serious Photoshopping, or Annasophia traveled — or will travel — back in time, meaning that there’s more to her relationship with Maestro than meets the eye.

She visits Maestro in the hospital and shows him the photo. When he talks about a mysterious door and hums a few bars of a romantic Rachmaninoff concerto much beloved by them both, she is compelled to go home and play the piece on her piano. The concerto indeed turns out to be a door back through time, where she meets the younger Maestro, and they fall in love.

But staying in younger Maestro’s time proves tricky. For one thing, he has a son, who will never be conceived or born if Annasophia stays and changes things. She starts to second guess herself and tries to go back to her own time, only to find, each time, that the timeline as she has known it has been altered. For another thing, Maestro’s very elegant and cunning ex-wife, Elena, is determined to get him back and makes up her mind to do everything she can to send Annasophia back to her own timeline for good, where she will have to say goodbye to Maestro forever.


3 / 5 Stars


Come Back to Me starts off in Annasophia’s present. Her piano teacher, Maestro, is deathly ill. Maestro has been Annasophia’s mentor since she was very young. She can’t imagine life without him.  As she deals with his illness, she receives a photo of a young Maestro and a woman who looks startlingly like herself. The young woman in the picture looks deeply in love with the man standing next to her. It couldn’t possibly be Annasophia, could it?

When she approaches Maestro about the strange photo, Annasophia learns something she never dreamt possible. She can travel through time. Annasophia then travels through time to unravel the mystery of the photo and her relationship with Maestro.

I hate to say it, but Come Back to Me is just one of those books that’s not for me. The writing was good and the concept of the story was intriguing. I found the idea of music as the machine in this time travel romance very creative and interesting. I just had a hard time connecting with the characters.

If you read my blog, you’ll know one of the relationship tropes I dislike is the student-teacher relationship. I just find crossing those boundaries very wrong. That was my big problem with Come Back to Me. While Annasophia is an adult in this novel and during her relationship with Maestro, it made reading their shared experiences as Annasophia grew up kind of disturbing. I just couldn’t fall in love with their romance because of that.

Come Back to Me is a book well suited for fans of time travel mysteries and readers who don’t mind a little forbidden romance.

**I received an electronic copy of Come Back to Me in exchange for an honest review.

 

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Songs I Wish Were Books

Top Ten Tuesday is an original weekly feature created at The Broke and the Bookish. This week’s theme is all about music & books. My post will be on the Ten Songs I Wish Were Books. I’m picking songs that I think would make a great story. I’ll also through in a quick idea of what the book could be about.


1. Just A Friend

Biz Markie

This song is all about the drama of a guy who finds out the girl he’s trying to date just has a “friend”. I thought that would make for a fun story. Maybe someone at the girl’s school could console him and it could be a story about their relationship.

Have you ever met a girl that you tried to date

But a year to make love she wanted you to wait
Let me tell ya a story of my situation
I was talkin’ to this girl from the U.S. nation
The way that I met her was on tour at a concert
She had long hair and a short miniskirt
I just got onstage drippin’, pourin’ with sweat
I was walkin’ through the crowd and guess who I met
I whispered in her ear, “Come to the picture booth
So I can ask you some questions to see if you are a hundred proof”
I asked her her name, she said blah-blah-blah
She had 9/10 pants and a very big bra
I took a couple of flicks and she was enthused
I said, “How do you like the show?”
She said, “I was very amused”
I started throwin’ bass, she started throwin’ back mid-range
But when I sprung the question, she acted kind of strange
Then when I asked, “Do ya have a man, ” she tried to pretend
She said, “No I don’t, I only have a friend”
Come on, I’m not even goin’ for it
This is what I’m goin’ sing

You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
And you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend

So I took blah-blah’s word for it at this time
I thought just havin’ a friend couldn’t be no crime
‘Cause I have friends and that’s a fact
Like Agnes, Agatha, Germaine, and Jack
Forget about that, let’s go into the story
About a girl named blah-blah-blah that adored me
So we started talkin’, getttin’ familiar
Spendin’ a lot of time so we can build up
A relationship or some understanding
I was gonna be in the future we was plannin’
Everything sounded so dandy and sweet
I had no idea I was in for a treat
After this was established, everything was cool
The tour was over and she went back to school
I called every day to see how she was doin’
Everytime that I called her it seemed somethin’ was brewin’
I called her room a guy picked up, and then I called again
I said, “Yo, who was that?” “Oh, he’s just a friend”
Don’t gimme that, don’t ever gimme that
Jus’ bust this

You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
And you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend, oh baby
You, you got what I need but you say he’s just a friend
But you say he’s just a friend

So I came to her college on a surprise visit
To see my girl that was so exquisite
It was a school day, I knew she was there
The first semester of the school year
I went to a gate to ask where was her dorm
This guy made me fill out a visitor’s form
He told me where it was and I as on my way
To see my baby doll, I was happy to say
I arrrived in front of the dormitory
Yo, could you tell me where is door three?
They showed me where it was for the moment
I didn’t know I was in for such an event
So I came to her room and opened the door
Oh, snap! Guess what I saw?
A fella tongue-kissin’ my girl in the mouth,
I was so in shock my heart went down south
So please listen to the message that I say
Don’t ever talk to a girl who says she just has a friend


2. All I Wanna Do Is Make Love to You

Heart

A woman has a one night stand to give her husband the child they so desperately want. years later, she runs into the one night stand — with the child. Can you say drama?

It was a rainy night when
he came into sight
Standing by the road, no umbrella,
no coat
So I pulled up along side and
I offered him a ride
He accepted with a smile
so we drove for a while
I didn’t ask him his name,
this lonely boy in the rain
Fate tell me it’s right,
is this love at first sight

All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will
You want me too
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

So we found this hotel,
it was a place I knew well
We made magic that night.
Oh, he did everything right
He brought the woman out of me,
so many times, easily
And in the morning when he woke all
I left him was a note
I told him
“I am the flower you are the seed”
We walked in the garden
we planted a tree
Don’t try to find me,
please don’t you dare
Just live in my memory,
you’ll always be there

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
I’ve got lovin’ arms to hold on to

Oh, oooh, we made love
Love like strangers
All night long
We made love

Then it happened one day,
we came round the same way
You can imagine his surprise
when he saw his own eyes
I said “please, please understand
I’m in love with another man
And what he couldn’t give me
was the one little thing that you can”

All I wanna do is make love to you
One night of love was all we knew
All I wanna do is make love to you
Say you will, you want me too

All night long
All night long
All night long
All night long


3. On My Mind

Ellie Goulding

This song could inspire so many different stories! There are a lot of possibilities based on the lyrics. A girl doing a guy wrong. A girl who just wants to a casual relationship but then finds out the guy wants more. I could go on and on.

Oh, oh
Uh-oh-oh-oh
Eh

It’s a little blurry how the whole thing started
I don’t even really know what you intended
Thought that you were cute and you could make me jealous
Poured it down, so I poured it down
Next thing that I know I’m in a hotel with you
You were talking deep like it was mad love to you
You wanted my heart but I just liked your tattoos
Poured it down, so I poured it down

And now I don’t understand it
You don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth
And I know I shouldn’t say it
But my heart don’t understand

Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind

I always hear, always hear them talking
Talking ’bout a girl, ’bout a girl with my name
Saying that I hurt you but I still don’t get it
You didn’t love me, no, not really
Wait
I could have really liked you
I’ll bet, I’ll bet that’s why I keep on thinking ’bout you
It’s a shame (shame), you said I was good
So I poured it down, so I poured it down

And now I don’t understand it
You don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth
And I know I shouldn’t say it
But my heart don’t understand

Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mi-i-i-i-ind

You got yourself in a dangerous zone
Cause we both have the fear, fear of being alone

And I still don’t understand it
You don’t mess with love, you mess with the truth
And my heart don’t understand it
Understand it, understand it

Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
But my heart don’t understand
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind
You think you know somebody
Why I got you on my mind

Uh, uh, uh, uh


4. Cry Me a River

Justin Timberlake

A guy finds out he gets cheated on and finds out. Then, he falls in love with a gorgeous actress…

You were my sun
You were my earth
But you didn’t know all the ways I loved you, no
So you took a chance
And made other plans
But I bet you didn’t think that they would come crashing down, no

You don’t have to say, what you did,
I already know, I found out from him
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
And don’t it make you sad about it

You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me, all alone
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me, on the phone
Girl I refuse, you must have me confused
With some other guy
Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn
To cry, cry me a river
Cry me a river-er
Cry me a river
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

I know that they say
That somethings are better left unsaid
It wasn’t like you only talked to him and you know it
(Don’t act like you don’t know it)
All of these things people told me
Keep messing with my head
(Messing with my head)
You should’ve picked honesty
Then you may not have blown it
(Yea..)

You don’t have to say, what you did,
(Don’t have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don’t it make you sad about it

You told me you loved me
Why did you leave me, all alone
(All alone)
Now you tell me you need me
When you call me, on the phone
(When you call me on the phone)
Girl I refuse, you must have me confused
With some other guy
(I’m not like them baby)
Your bridges were burned, and now it’s your turn
(It’s your turn)
To cry, cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be leaving
Oh
(Oh)
The damage is done
So I guess I be… leaving

You don’t have to say, what you did,
(Don’t have to say, what you did)
I already know, I found out from him
(I already know, uh)
Now there’s just no chance, for you and me, there’ll never be
(No chance, you and me)
And don’t it make you sad about it

Cry me a river
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river
(You can go on and just)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea

Cry me a river
(Baby go on and just)
Cry me a river-er
(Go on and just)
Cry me a river
(Cause I’ve already cried)
Cry me a river-er, yea yea
(Ain’t gonna cry no more, yea-yea)

Cry me a river
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh
Cry me a river, oh

Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)

Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river, oh
(Cry me, cry me)
Cry me a river
(Cry me, cry me)


5. You Belong to Me

Taylor Swift

Best friends to lovers? Yes, please.

You’re on the phone with your girlfriend
She’s upset
She’s going off about something that you said
‘Cause she doesn’t get your humor like I do
I’m in my room
It’s a typical Tuesday night
I’m listening to the kind of music she doesn’t like
And she’ll never know your story like I do’

But she wears short skirts
I wear T-shirts
She’s cheer captain
And I’m on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up
And find that what you’re looking for has been here the whole time

If you can see I’m the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can’t you see
You belong with me
You belong with me

Walkin’ the streets with you and your worn-out jeans
I can’t help thinking this is how it ought to be
Laughing on a park bench, thinking to myself
Hey isn’t this easy

And you’ve got a smile that could light up this whole town
I haven’t seen it in a while since she brought you down
You say your fine
I know you better then that
Hey what you doing with a girl like that

She wears high heels
I wear sneakers
She’s cheer captain and I’m on the bleachers
Dreaming about the day when you wake up
And find that what what you’re looking for has been here the whole time

If you can see that I’m the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can’t you see
You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door
All this time how could you not know
Baby, you belong with me
You belong with me

Oh, I remember you drivin’ to my house in the middle of the night
I’m the one who makes you laugh
When you know you’re about to cry
And I know your favorite songs
And you tell me about your dreams
I think I know where you belong
I think I know it’s with me

Can’t you see that I’m the one who understands you
Been here all along so why can’t you see
You belong with me

Standing by and waiting at your back door
All this time
How could you not know
Baby you belong with me
You belong with me

You belong with me
Have you ever thought just maybe
You belong with me
You belong with me


6. One

Ed Sheeran

A girl is engaged to one guy, but still has feelings for another. The other guy begs her not to get married and be with him.

Tell me that you turned down the man
Who asked for your hand
‘Cause you’re waiting for me
And I know, you’re gonna be away a while
But I’ve got no plans at all to leave

And would you take away my hopes and dreams and just stay with me?

All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
‘Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
[Regular version:] Just promise me, you’ll never leave again
[Acoustic version:] Just promise me, you’ll always be a friend
‘Cause you are the only one

Take my hand and my
Heart and soul, I will
Only have these eyes for you
And you know, everything changes but
We’ll be strangers if we see this through
You could stay within these walls and bleed
Or just stay with me
Oh lord, now

All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
‘Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
Just promise me, you’ll always be a friend
‘Cause you are the only one

I’m stumbling off drunk, getting myself lost
I am so gone, so tell me the way home
I listen to sad songs, singing about love
And where it goes wrong

All my senses come to life
While I’m stumbling home as drunk as I
Have ever been and I’ll never leave again
‘Cause you are the only one
And all my friends have gone to find
Another place to let their hearts collide
Just promise me, you’ll always be a friend
‘Cause you are the only one


7.  Ex to See

Sam Hunt

A guy and girl are using each other to make their exes jealous but end up falling in love.

Well there ain’t enough smoke in my eyes
To hide the kinda games you’re trying to play
Honey don’t you act so surprised
You know exactly what I’m bout to say
You kiss my lips, like you mean it
But you ain’t that slick

Everywhere we go you keep looking around
Fixing your make up like its about to go down
And he walks in, it all makes sense
Suddenly you’re climbing all up next to me, next to me
I ain’t no fool, you rascal you
You don’t want me, you just want your ex to see, ex to see
Woahh woahhh woahh ohhh

So thats why when I pick you up
You always want me to drive your car
So I can leave mine at your house
And he can wonder where you are
You’re right here
Looking sexy whispering in my ear

Everywhere we go you keep looking around
Fixing your make up like its about to go down
And he walks in, it all makes sense
Suddenly you’re climbing all up next to me, next to me
I ain’t no fool, you rascal you
You don’t want me you just want your ex to see, ex to see
Woahh oh woah oh woah ohhh oh

Girl you look kinda cute, called out
You’re making it hard to have hard feelings for you now
So hey, did he really do you wrong
Hmm
I guess I can play along
I guess I can play along
He walks in, it all makes sense
Suddenly you’re climbing all up next to me, next to me
I ain’t no fool, you rascal you
Girl come here and kiss me
I just want your ex to see
Woahh oh woah oh woahhh
I just want your ex to see
Ex to see, ex to see


8. Somewhere on a Beach

Dierks Bentley

A guy’s girlfriend breaks up with him, so he goes on vacation and meets an awesome girl.

Bet you think I'm sitting at home, no!
Bet you think that I'm all alone, no!
Bet you think I'm missing you and wishing you would call my phone,
Hell, no!
I went wheels up on a runway
And that ticket was a long way
I'm somewhere on a beach
Sipping something strong,
Got a new girl, she got it going on
We drink all day, and party all night
I'm way too good to have you on my mind
Well, she got a body and she's naughty,
and she got me like you ain't never got me
Getting sun, getting sun, and I ain't slept in a week
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.
Heard you called my boys,
Heard you called my folks
They said you drove by my house real slow
You can check every spot, roll down every road
But girl, I ain't even close
I'm somewhere on a beach
Sipping something strong,
Got a new girl, she got it going on
We drink all day, and party all night
I'm way too good to have you on my mind
Well, she got a body and she's naughty,
and she got me like you ain't never got me
Getting sun, getting sun, and I ain't slept in a week
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach.
I wish it could've worked out
But I'm gettin' over you now,
On a beach towel
With my shades on
My drink's up
And the sun's out
Huh! somewhere on a beach!
[guitars break]
I'm somewhere on a beach
Sipping something strong,
Got a new girl, she got it going on
We drink all day, and party all night
I'm way too good to have you on my mind
Well, she got a body and she's naughty,
and she got me like you ain't never got me
Getting sun, getting sun, and I ain't slept in a week
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach
Yeah, I'm somewhere on a beach


9. Jack & Diane

John Mellencamp

I just want to know more about Jack and Diane.

Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids growin’ up in the heartland
Jackie gonna be a football star
Diane debutante backseat of Jackie’s car

Suckin’ on chili dogs outside the tastee freeze
Diane’s sittin’ on Jackie’s lap
He’s got his hand between her knees
Jackie say, hey, Diane
Let’s run off behind a shady trees
Dribble off those Bobby Brooks
Let me do what I please
Say a

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Say a
Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
They walk on

Jackie sits back
Reflects his thoughts for the moment
Scratches his head
And does his best James Dean
Well you know, Diane
We oughta run off to the city
Diane says, baby
You ain’t missin’ nuth-in
Jackie, say-a

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone

Gonna let it rock
Let it roll
Let the Bible Belt come
And save my soul
Hold on to sixteen as long as you can
Changes come around real soon
Make us women and men

Oh yeah, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone
Oh yeah, I say, life goes on
Long after the thrill of livin’ is gone

Little ditty about Jack and Diane
Two American kids done the best they can


10. Single for the Summer

Sam Hunt

A guy breaks up with his girlfriend because he wants to have fun. Turns out he can’t get her out of his mind.

The new years getting older, the February roses are withered away
The sun keeps getting closer, sinking a little slower everyday
Ooo it’s getting louder at the lights, music clashing in the street, moon shining on the parking lot dolls
Tanned legs in the nights, sliding out of the sea, stilettos at the crosswalk
I graduated but every year in May I get that ‘schools out’ feeling
I feel it creeping in every day’s a weekend and I’m drowning in the freedom

[Chorus:]
Blame it on the bikinis, party girls, and martinis and the sunshine
Private school daughters that never go under water, keeping their hair just right
I know in September, I’m a remember how much I love her
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer

I’ve gone off the deep end, the company I’m keeping is messing me up
The good girls at home sleeping, while I’m out creeping til the sun comes up
Ooo I’ve got my phone faced down, and my hair combed back, riding round getting good at the game
Saying the wrong things right, chasing midtown girls holding hands and forgetting their names
I graduated but every year in May I get that ‘schools out’ feeling
Don’t wanna leave and pretend that I’m not a cheater and I can’t help leaving

[Chorus:]
Blame it on the bikinis, party girls, and martinis and the sunshine
Private school daughters that never go under water keeping their hair just right
I know in September, I’m a remember how much I love her
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer
All of these pretty young thangs (pretty young thangs)
Can make you forget a goodbye’s sad
Tryin’ to make a good guy bad

[Chorus:]
Blame it on the bikinis, party girls, and martinis and the sunshine
Private school daughters that never go under water keeping their hair just right
I know in September, I’m a remember how much I love her
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer
I’m single for the suh-uh-uh single for the summer

Why do I love all of these city girls
Why do I love all of these city girls
Why do I love all of these city girls with pretty eyes, down on Demonbreun
Broken hearted rich girls, the debutantes, the small town runaways
All dolled up at the bar, with debit cards, they don’t know how pretty they are
City girls, city girls


Would you want to read any of these books?

You’re Really Lovely…

“You’re really lovely
Underneath it all
You want to love me
Underneath it all
I’m really lucky
Underneath it all
You’re really lovely “

♥ Happy Valentine’s Day! ♥

My final music inspired romance theme for the week is inspired by No Doubt’s Underneath It All. All of the romance novels I spotlight are really lovely underneath all of the angst, humor and whatever else they have going on.

I’ve decided to spotlight quite a few, so I’ve broken them down by Adult, New Adult and Young Adult. If they are part of a series, I’ve included the first book in the series with a link to its Goodreads page. Maybe this will inspire you to read one of them today or another day when you need a little romance.


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And that’s it for my romance related posts inspired by music. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day. I’m going to be spending at my nephew’s 5th birthday party. 🙂

In case you want to catch up on my romance related posts for the week, here are all the links to them.

Don’t You Want to Be More Than Friends…

Top Ten Tuesday: Bad Boys, Bad Boys..

Who Do You Love? Are You For Sure?

I Don’t See Nothing Wrong…

I Should Have Known Right From the Start You’d Go and Break My Heart

Little Ditty About…

The Playlist Shuffle Tag

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A big thank you to Lila @ The Bookkeepers Secrets for tagging me in The Playlist Shuffle Tag.  I love music and I’ve been enjoying reading everyone’s playlists for this tag. You can find Lila’s playlist here.

My dilemma prior to completing this tag was which music source to hit shuffle on. Do I pull out my old school iPod Nano that I still use to listen to music in my house (I haven’t downloaded new music in a couple of years) or do I choose Spotify on my phone? Decisions are the worst! So, because I was curious, I decided to do both. They turned out so random.


 

The Rules:

Put your music on shuffle and list the first 15 songs to play (no cheating) then tag 10 others to do it as well.


Spotify:

  1. In The Dark – DEV
  2. Always – Erasure
  3. I Believe In A Thing Called Love – The Darkness
  4. Primitive – Richard Vission, Luciana
  5. I See Fire – Ed Sheeran
  6. House Party – Sam Hunt
  7. Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode
  8. Dancing On My Own – Robyn
  9. We Run the Night – Havana Brown, Pitbull
  10. Just Give Me a Reason – Pink, Nate Ruess
  11. Till It Hurts – Yellow Claw, Ayden
  12. You Can Do It – Ice Cube
  13. Na Na – Trey Songz
  14. She’s Gone – One Drop
  15. Pray to God – Calvin Harris, HAIM

iPod:

  1. The Boys of Summer – Don Henley
  2. Oh L’Amour – Erasure
  3. Lucky – Jason Mraz, Colbie Caillat
  4. Making Memories of Us – Keith Urban
  5. Out from Under – Britney Spears
  6. Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
  7. I Got 5 On It – Luniz
  8. Billie Jean – Michael Jackson
  9. Say Something – A Great Big World, Christina Aguilera
  10. Feel Your Love – Kim Sozzi
  11. Starships – Pentatonix
  12. Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
  13. Ready or Not – Fugees
  14. Let’s Get Down – Tony! Toni! Toné!
  15. And We Danced – Macklemore

 

Now it’s your turn! I tag:

Ashley @ What’s She Reading?

Claire @ Art and Soul

Giselle @ Hardwork Boulevard

Jesse @ Books at Dawn

Jessica @ Mud and Stars

Jordyn  @ J.Bookish

Joey @ Thoughts and Afterthoughts