Published by Self-Published on October 13th 2017
Music . . . the heart’s greatest librarian.
The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia.
At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I’d always envisioned. I’d found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key.
You see, my favorite songs had a way of playing simultaneously. I was in love with one man’s beats and another’s lyrics. But when it came to the soundtrack of a life, how could anyone choose a favorite song? So, to erase any doubt, I ditched my first-class ticket and decided to take a drive, fixed on the rearview.
And the long road home to the man who was waiting for me.
Just when I thought my tender heart couldn’t handle another love triangle, I took a chance on Drive. Truthfully, if it had been written by anyone other than one of my favorite storytellers, Kate Stewart, I probably would have passed. Drive dragged me through a range of emotions—sometimes kicking and screaming—but man, what a great journey.
You’ve got Reid, the struggling bad boy rocker, and Nate, the passionate startup newspaper owner. Stella is an ambitious music journalist who loves them both deeply. As with most love triangles, I think your level of satisfaction has a great deal to do with who you’re rooting for. You might be #TeamReid or #TeamNate, but maybe, just maybe, you’re first and foremost #TeamStella.
There are some seriously flawed characters in this book, and I’m not just talking about the main players. It’s the imperfections that give the story depth and suck you in. I cursed Kate on more than one occasion and wrestled with my conflicting emotions throughout the entire book. In addition to the angst, though, there are plenty of tender moments.
Music is such an integral part of Stella’s being, so it’s fitting that each chapter begins with a song that conveys the unfolding story. In a truly genius move, the songs are linked to Spotify so ebook readers can easily listen to the music and appreciate the echoed sentiments in a deeper way.
Drive is a highly stirring book that really put my emotions through the wringer. I was exhausted yet ultimately at peace in the end. Here’s the main thing. Whether or not I agreed with the resolution, I felt. Deeply. If that isn’t a testament to quality storytelling then I don’t know what is.
Recommended for fans of:
Dave Grohl (sorry, but gag)
**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**