A Song for Josh (Drifters #1)


AUTHOR- Susan Rodgers

PUBLISHER- Bluemountain Entertainment


GENRE- Contemporary Romance

PUBLISHED- January 9th, 2013

When you love somebody this much, someone who is supposed to be getting married to someone else in a very short time, you live in a place consumed by fear. Josh was in that place.

ABOUT THE BOOK: Music has the power to heal. Discovered while busking on the streets of Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Jessie Wheeler — once a teen runaway from Prince Edward Island – is now a popular singer-songwriter and actor. On the day her boyfriend Charlie proposes, he kicks an estranged friend – actor Josh Sawyer – out of his Club. Jessie sees something of herself reflected in Josh’s sorrowful chocolate brown eyes — a deep loneliness and angst. When a part on Josh’s new television series Drifters becomes available, Jessie can’t resist the temptation, despite the fact that taking the part threatens her engagement to Charlie. When a past nemesis, Deuce McCall, makes a tragic appearance in the city, Jessie’s turbulent past catches up with her, threatening any chance she has at a true and sustainable love. A Song For Josh is a simple sweet story about hope and love, and the power of music to heal. Through Josh and Jessie’s story we learn that all of us damaged souls are indeed lovable, even when we are quite certain we are not.

BOOK REVIEW: This book, written in third person, narrates the story of Jessie and Josh, two individuals with difficult pasts. Jessie Wheeler, a gifted artist, is a clear product of her dark past. Her life can be described colorless and monotonous, and I could feel the emptiness inside her while reading the book. Her only escape from this world was the music she played.  Josh Sawyer, an actor, has an equally tough past. To me, Josh’s character seemed in contrast with Jessie’s, who inspite of his broken personality saw hope for himself for the future. Both characters were strong and portrayed hope. 

The book had a remarkable plot, however the writing style just wasn’t for me. The story was very slow and it made the plot kind of dull. Moreover, there was way too much description and information that made the book a little tedious.

This book also shares concepts of drugs, drinking, rape and I found it a little dark and probably not for somebody used to light reading. However, this book did portray hope in a beautiful way and how both the characters fought the struggles life gave them was truly inspiring. Somebody who likes to read serious, thought-provoking books, must check this one out.

*Received a copy of the book in exchange of an honest review.*





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