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Saturday, February 1, 2014

[REVIEW] Love Evolution by Michelle Mankin

Love Evolution

Author: Michelle Mankin
Genre: NA Contemporary Romance
Series: Black Cat Records, Book 1
Published: May 5th 2012
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Nineteen year old Avery Jones can play the guitar as well as any guy. Better Even.

Brutal Strength, one of the biggest bands around, needs a new lead guitarist.

Seems like the perfect fit, except for one big problem. Temperamental lead singer Marcus Anthony won't allow a woman in his band.

Read Love Evolution, a rock 'n roll adaptation of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

It was interesting. Reminded me of the Koreanovela He's Beautiful (which I love, by the way). I really dig the whole girl-disguised-as-a-guy thing, although if you think about it, it definitely wouldn't work in real life, right? Physical differences and everything. 

But anyway, all that aside, I really enjoyed Love Evolution. I liked the chemistry between Avery and Marcus even when Avery was pretending to be a guy. I also admire her talent. I'm a sucker for talented characters. I just wished Avery's character had more substance. Sure, she lost her twin brother and was in a debt with some mobster, but somehow I couldn't sympathize with her. I connected more with Marcus. I think he's a pretty awesome character despite his mess in the past. Or maybe because of that, and the fact that he managed to pick himself up. It was also interesting that Marcus has been skeptical about female guitarists yet unknowingly lets one in the band. Oh, the irony of it. Beautiful.

I liked the pace of the story, the turn of events, the anticipation leading to the moment when Avery reveals the truth to Marcus. I also found some things quite funny, like when Avery "showed" Dwight and JR that she's a girl. Their reactions were hilarious. I liked the tension, the drama, the angst. I liked Mary and Trevor and Rheta. Fantastic characters.

I really enjoyed Love Evolution. Makes me want to read more good music-themed novels. Rock on!

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Julie @ Books and Insomnia

Julie is a Filipina blogger who pretends she has insomnia so she can stay up late reading. When she's not buried in books, she can be found watching anime, drinking chocolate-flavored instant coffee, lurking on the internet, daydreaming and talking about herself in third person. She loves purple and anything sweet!

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