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“There’s just a person. She gets me. I ‘ve never met anyone like her, and I know she is the one I’m supposed to be with.”
A Song For Us was not your average Rocker Romance. What I loved about this book was how realistic it was. Teresa Mummert sugarcoats nothing and I love her for it. This was raw, gritty and very hard to read at times. It covered difficult subjects and didn’t skirt the issues by any means. We dove head first into the world of young love, success, sex, drugs, and rock and roll.
Eric is no good. At least that is what he has been told. He is ripped from the inside out over an incident from his past. He carries the pain and guilt deep inside of him and he releases it through waves of aggression and addiction. He keeps himself completely closed off to everyone, even those he knows love and care for him. His fear and pain will not allow him to form a close and healthy relationship, even if it is what he craves most.
Sarah is unworthy. Or at least that is how she sees herself. Dirty and damaged. All she wants is to feel, but when she is with Eric, she feels too much. She is still in a dysfunctional relationship with her bandmate, Derek and refuses to see the truth right in front of her.
As the reader, it is frustrating and painful to read how Sarah and Eric obviously want to be together but choose otherwise. It is painful to see that Eric has a healthy option but cannot make that choice for himself. It is difficult to watch them both reach complete and utter rock-bottom in bloody and tormented fashions. But is real. It is so real. As I read, I wanted to scream at Sarah. I wanted to scream at Eric. I wanted them to give up on each other! I really did. It was too much for me to take. I shook my head. I set my Kindle down. I walked away. But never for long. I couldn’t stay away. I was too committed to the story. I was drowning in their turmoil. I needed to know why they had so much pain and why they couldn’t stay away from one another.
As the book came to a close, I was astonished by how healthy and once again, realistic, by the direction of the storyline. It was not a bunch of flowers and unicorns. Not at all. I think I appreciated that more than anything.
5 Stars for this not so average, intense, rocker novel. Sex, drugs, fighting & don’t forget he rock n’ roll. This book requires whiskey strait from the bottle!
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