One Song Away by Molli Moran
Publication date: December 1st 2014
Genres: New Adult, Romance
She needs a fill-in boyfriend. He needs a favor. It’s the perfect, no-strings arrangement until they both realize it’s too real…
Sophie-Claire Wright’s life is like a bad country song on repeat. She keeps running into her cheating ex, her songwriting career isn’t taking off, and her roommate just kicked her out of their apartment. With nothing to lose, she decides to do the one thing she said she’d never do: she moves back home. She left her small Southern town with big dreams, but now she’s going home with empty pockets.
Life moves at a slower pace in Sophie’s blink-and-you’ll-miss-it hometown, but her well-meaning, matchmaking mama doesn’t have a slow gear. Sophie invents a boyfriend to hold off her mother’s efforts, but she’s out of luck when her mom wants to meet him. Sophie panics until she runs into Jake Cooper. Her high school crush is back in town, too, and when he asks her for a favor, she agrees—on one condition. He says he’ll be her fill-in boyfriend, so it should be simple: introduce him to her family and then “break up” with him after a few weeks.
Sophie is sure she’ll be able to resist Jake this time and that their fake relationship will keep them both away from wagging tongues. Sure, she was in love with him years ago, but that was then. This is now, no matter how great he looks, or how she feels around him. But she didn’t bargain for moments that feel all too genuine. Dates that don’t seem fake. Kisses that leave her shaken and wanting more. And she didn’t count on old feelings resurfacing and complicating their arrangement—which is starting to feel less like acting and more like the real deal.
Soon, Sophie can’t tell which kisses are real or fake, but she knows she’s in deep…and she thinks Jake is, too. When she gets a chance to go back to Nashville and chase her dreams again, she has a choice to make: stay or go? Continue hoping that the life she wants is one song away, or write her own?
* A review copy was provided by author for the Blog Tour *
~~ 4 Stars ~~
One Song Away was an easy, fun and sweet friends to lovers love story and about one woman’s journey to finding herself and finding the place she can call “home”. This is the first book I have read by Molli Moran, but it won’t be the last. She has created wonderful and relatable characters and a storyline that has just enough drama in it to keep you intrigued but she doesn’t overdue it with unnecessary drama, that would put it over the top. What this story lacks in steam, it definitely made up for in humor and emotion. I thought the flow of the story was seamless and was just the right length. This is a standalone novel with a HEA that will leave you with a smile on your face.
In this book we meet Sophie-Claire who is a struggling singer/songwriter who is forced to move back to her hometown after having back luck in Nashville. Here is where her journey for self discovery starts. To please her mom, she tells a little white lie about having a boyfriend, so that her mom won’t fix her up with men she doesn’t want to date, so now she is faced with having to find a fill in boyfriend. Enter Jake, her childhood best friend and secret crush. Jake and Sophie have known each other for years and she has been secretly in love with him ever since she met him. What she wasn’t expecting was that when he agrees to do it, be her fake boyfriend, that the sparks start to fly and there is a fine line between fake and real. I really enjoyed watching these two reconnect after 4 years. I thought the pace in which the author took these two was great and realistic. Jake was also such a sweetheart, he had me swooning plenty of times.
Molli also gave us a great cast of secondary characters. Sloane, Brenna, Cassidy, and Mina. These ladies are the kind of friends everyone woman wants to have. They were supportive without being overbearing. They were also there whenever Sophie needed to be cheered up. They never let Sophie give up on herself and her dreams. What I really felt was refreshing is that even though this book is a New Adult book, I felt the characters acted much older then they really were. I had to remind myself they were in their early 20’s.
So if you are looking for that one book that is easy, fun and sweet, this is the book for you. If you like a book that is based on healthy friendships, strong heroine, a swoony Hero, and love, then you don’t want to miss this book !!!
This book is Book B!tch Approved!!
Molli is a Southern writer who doesn’t consider her day complete if she hasn’t written. She loves coffee and talking fast, things she attributes to being raised by Gilmore Girls. She’s a romantic at heart, and brings that to her books. When not reading or blogging, she can be found obsessing over Doctor Who, cuddling her various pets, or spending time with friends, family, or her girlfriend.