Review ♥ Drive by Kate Stewart

October 24, 2017 Angela Reviews, Romance

Review ♥ Drive by Kate StewartDrive by Kate Stewart
Published by Self-Published on October 13th 2017
Genres: Romance
Pages: 412
Format: ARC


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.

Two days.

One playlist.

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.

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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:
Love triangles
Converse sneakers
Dave Grohl (sorry, but gag)

**ARC received in exchange for an honest review.**

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About Kate Stewart

Kate Stewart

A native of Dallas, Kate Stewart now resides in beautiful Charleston, S.C. She lives with her husband of 9 years, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie.

Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring the city her creative muse. Since the move in 2010, Kate has written and published four novels including Room 212, Never Me, Loving the White Liar and The Fall.

Kate writes messy, sexy, angst filled romance books with ‘hard to get’ happy endings because it’s what she loves as a reader. She has a scary addiction to chocolate milk and a deep love for rap music specifically the genius known as Marshall Mathers.

In addition to her addiction to romance, Kate also lets her alter ego take over on occasion and writes erotic suspense under the pen Angelica Chase. Her other novels include Room 212, Never Me, and Loving the White Liar which are all available now.



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