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Griffin’s stuck in the crap town he grew up in, half-supporting the payments on his mom’s run-down trailer in the park where his long-time girlfriend lives. He’s dying for something different, but can’t walk away from his responsibilities either. Lita’s got a name and a reputation to uphold. Forever labeled as the small-town girl who made it big, she’s willing to do whate Griffin’s stuck in the crap town he grew up in, half-supporting the payments on his mom’s run-down trailer in the park where his long-time girlfriend lives. He’s dying for something different, but can’t walk away from his responsibilities either. Lita’s got a name and a reputation to uphold. Forever labeled as the small-town girl who made it big, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to stay on top and shed her southern girl image for the rockstar she is. When Griffin gets a chance to tour with Lita, neither his mom or his girlfriend can tell him no. It’s his dream, and it’s not permanent. When Griffin meets Lita, he expects magic, instead he finds a cast-iron bitch. He’s listened to her non-stop since she debuted three years ago, but the harsh exterior makes him second-guess his decision to be on the road. When he walks in on her during a late night guitar session, her guard is down, and they find understanding in each other they didn’t expect. The late night guitar sessions start to turn into more, but with the pressure for Griffin to return home and Lita to keep up her badass image, the obstacles between them threaten to tear them apart forever.


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Griffin’s stuck in the crap town he grew up in, half-supporting the payments on his mom’s run-down trailer in the park where his long-time girlfriend lives. He’s dying for something different, but can’t walk away from his responsibilities either. Lita’s got a name and a reputation to uphold. Forever labeled as the small-town girl who made it big, she’s willing to do whate Griffin’s stuck in the crap town he grew up in, half-supporting the payments on his mom’s run-down trailer in the park where his long-time girlfriend lives. He’s dying for something different, but can’t walk away from his responsibilities either. Lita’s got a name and a reputation to uphold. Forever labeled as the small-town girl who made it big, she’s willing to do whatever it takes to stay on top and shed her southern girl image for the rockstar she is. When Griffin gets a chance to tour with Lita, neither his mom or his girlfriend can tell him no. It’s his dream, and it’s not permanent. When Griffin meets Lita, he expects magic, instead he finds a cast-iron bitch. He’s listened to her non-stop since she debuted three years ago, but the harsh exterior makes him second-guess his decision to be on the road. When he walks in on her during a late night guitar session, her guard is down, and they find understanding in each other they didn’t expect. The late night guitar sessions start to turn into more, but with the pressure for Griffin to return home and Lita to keep up her badass image, the obstacles between them threaten to tear them apart forever.

30 review for Chasing the Music:

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kathy

    Hmmm, this was not quite what I was expecting. Loved the storyline but more langauge and sexual content than what I am comfortable with. And yet I am picking up the next book in the series because I love these characters. Just wish I had that Clean Reader App to take out the language and wish the sex was implied instead of detailed. Content: Lots of language including the F word, sex scene

  2. 4 out of 5

    Lenore Kosinski

    You ever notice that the books that make the most impact on you (yes I know that didn't make sense) can sometimes be the hardest to write a review for?? This *may* be one of those. Another book I was privileged to beta read for -- and let's just say I was soooooo looking forward to Lita and Griffin's story after the glimpse of them in Blurring the Lines. And this book just completely surpassed all my expectations. The author warned me that this was not a "typical" romance story, but apparently I You ever notice that the books that make the most impact on you (yes I know that didn't make sense) can sometimes be the hardest to write a review for?? This *may* be one of those. Another book I was privileged to beta read for -- and let's just say I was soooooo looking forward to Lita and Griffin's story after the glimpse of them in Blurring the Lines. And this book just completely surpassed all my expectations. The author warned me that this was not a "typical" romance story, but apparently I love atypical, b/c this one got me right in the ticker. So how did it accomplish that? Well that's where I've been sitting around trying to figure it out so I can share that and convince everyone that they need to read this book. It's just that it was so *REAL*...not that I know what it would be like to be a rock star or anything, but I could imagine these people actually existing in the world, and their daily struggles were relatable or something. I remember seeing the author post another beta readers note about how this book embodies what NA is (or should be) about. And I agree. Characters who are 18-24, who are dealing with all those things related to "growing up", and yet not quite being grown up yet. Straddling that line between their youth, and who they are becoming. And Griffin and Lita both struggle with that, but in kind of exceptional circumstances. Going back to the non-traditional romance...I LOVED that. To see such beautiful chemistry and caring and friendship grow between them, while having this huge obstacle in the way. To see them both struggle with old relationships (friend and otherwise) and how that can sometimes change as time goes on. And how HARD it is to deal with those changes and accept them. I mean, who truly writes about that kind of stuff?? Yet *THAT* is what we all dealt with at that age....or at least I did. And sometimes you *don't* deal with all the changes in your life so well....and watching Lita struggle was truly heartbreaking, but with such a sense of hope in the end. I feel like I'm just waxing philosophical at this point, and hopefully not boring people to death. Sooooo....this book has FANTASTIC chemistry between the characters; it has truly LIKEABLE characters who do in fact have flaws; it has fabulous smile inducing moments, and some *snort* out loud humour; it has sections of amazing lyrics that will have you wanting to hear the songs in real life. It's the kind of book that stuck with me after I finished reading it. So yeah, SUCCESS.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Honestly this has been on my tbr list for a while and a week off work allowed me to binge read whatever books I wanted to. Going into this book I already knew what to expect from the author, but I still didn't expect to fall in love with the characters so fast. I loved the world the author created, small town boy going on tour with famous pop singer, which would automatically make you think small town boy has ulterior motives. In fact, Together We Fall isn't like that, Griffin is going on tour a Honestly this has been on my tbr list for a while and a week off work allowed me to binge read whatever books I wanted to. Going into this book I already knew what to expect from the author, but I still didn't expect to fall in love with the characters so fast. I loved the world the author created, small town boy going on tour with famous pop singer, which would automatically make you think small town boy has ulterior motives. In fact, Together We Fall isn't like that, Griffin is going on tour as a stage hand and part of the band, but he has a girlfriend and he is hoping the time away on tour will help him see how much he loves his girlfriend again. Lita has it all, but she is also dealing with a lot of issues herself. Griffin is the person who helps her see the truth about how she is living her life. Lita has some serious eating issues, and they are portrayed in a respectful but honest way. We get to see both the bad side and how it affects Lita, but also the positive things of how to take each day as it comes and encourages the reader to seek help. I'm excited to pick up the next book in this series and see what happens within the pages.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Becca McCulloch

    Nice take on the rocker romance There's some great depth in her, characters with real issues and needs. The music made for a nice touch of realism and was handled well (always touch to make music work in a silent medium) Nice take on the rocker romance There's some great depth in her, characters with real issues and needs. The music made for a nice touch of realism and was handled well (always touch to make music work in a silent medium)

  5. 4 out of 5

    Megan

    Pulls you in. Really good read. It Pulls you in from the first. I Can’t wait to read the rest of the series.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Cheryl

    Lita James is a hard working ,young, singing sensation. She is at the apex of her career at a very young age and ready to embark on a huge concert tour. She should be happy and healthy and loving life but she doesn't and isn't. She is distant from her band and extremely longing for her father's acceptance and love. She comes off as arrogant but when really she is just lonely and downright exhausted. Griffin is small town, guitar playing, music writing, loyal son and boyfriend perfection. His brot Lita James is a hard working ,young, singing sensation. She is at the apex of her career at a very young age and ready to embark on a huge concert tour. She should be happy and healthy and loving life but she doesn't and isn't. She is distant from her band and extremely longing for her father's acceptance and love. She comes off as arrogant but when really she is just lonely and downright exhausted. Griffin is small town, guitar playing, music writing, loyal son and boyfriend perfection. His brother hooked him up to tour with him as a roadie on Lita Jame's new tour. This has been his dream since he started building guitars. The problem is he feels guilt about leaving his mom, who has had a rough life, and his girlfriend Stacey who is also dependent on their relationship. You see , Griffin is a well meaning "do-gooder"...he is seriously self-less and has a constant urge to help others. His step brother Ryker, already on tour with Lita, has his number and tells him honestly that it is time for him to let these two women in his life learn to live with out his help. Lita and Griffin have an understanding and a growing friendship from the first time she stalked him quietly singing one of his songs after a concert. He begins to realize how hard working Lita is and how she truly needs someone to care for her. It isn't too long before his caring becomes more and he has to remind himself he has a girlfriend. As their friendship blooms Lita wants more from Griffin and her health becomes a huge issue for the tour. With no one but Griffin on her side how will she cope with the pressures of the tour? Griffin's caregiver instincts kick in, but is he being honest with himself about his feelings ?? Who is it he really loves...Stacy or Lita?? Is he loyal to a fault?? Chasing the Music is basically the prequel to Blurred Lines and has a sequel in Finding the Dream. All can be read as standalone but why do that ...this is a great series with some very sweet and lovable characters.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Michelle

    Three and a half stars. I really enjoyed this book, though it had some small issues that bothered me. The end felt a bit rushed and anticlimactic, but I liked the setup and watching the heroine's very genuine struggles, as well as Griffin's integrity and sweetness. Periodically, the book would show something through a scene and then have a summary scene that is sort of like, "And then it went on like that for a while" which really killed the pacing and the realism for me. There were also a handf Three and a half stars. I really enjoyed this book, though it had some small issues that bothered me. The end felt a bit rushed and anticlimactic, but I liked the setup and watching the heroine's very genuine struggles, as well as Griffin's integrity and sweetness. Periodically, the book would show something through a scene and then have a summary scene that is sort of like, "And then it went on like that for a while" which really killed the pacing and the realism for me. There were also a handful of small typos in the second half. However, I did enjoy the story and the songs included were really good. I'll probably read more by this author.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Mia Josephs

    (totally biased author review) I sort of broke all the rules of writing romance with this book - or at least SOME of them. Griffin just makes my heart happy. He's warm and giving and so desperate to do the right thing that sometimes he doesn't know what the right thing is. Lita's at breaking point, only she doens't realize it. She's the kind of strong woman I sometimes get grief for writing, but I will never apologize for writing strong women ;-) This book has a lot of my favorite things: Music, Ly (totally biased author review) I sort of broke all the rules of writing romance with this book - or at least SOME of them. Griffin just makes my heart happy. He's warm and giving and so desperate to do the right thing that sometimes he doesn't know what the right thing is. Lita's at breaking point, only she doens't realize it. She's the kind of strong woman I sometimes get grief for writing, but I will never apologize for writing strong women ;-) This book has a lot of my favorite things: Music, Lyrics, Travel, Friends to Lovers, an annoying brother, and a supah happy ending.

  9. 5 out of 5

    H.B. Moore

    Mia Josephs is a tried & true author. When I get jilted by some lame books, I just pick up a book like this one by Mia Josephs and immediately get lost in the story and the great writing. Chasing the Music is a quick read with wonderfully layered characters who offer just what the other needs.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Heather

    Mia Josephs is a tried & true author. When I get jilted by some lame books, I just pick up a book like this one by Mia Josephs and immediately get lost in the story and the great writing. Chasing the Music is a quick read with wonderfully layered characters who offer just what the other needs.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Kyra

    There is something about Mia Josephs' books that keep me awake all night because I just can't stop reading! This is a great read from an excellent series! There is something about Mia Josephs' books that keep me awake all night because I just can't stop reading! This is a great read from an excellent series!

  12. 5 out of 5

    Judy

    Was good,

  13. 5 out of 5

    Kate Larkindale

  14. 4 out of 5

    Tina

  15. 5 out of 5

    Julie

  16. 4 out of 5

    Jennifer

  17. 5 out of 5

    Rene

  18. 5 out of 5

    Cici

  19. 5 out of 5

    Cora

  20. 4 out of 5

    Outi

  21. 5 out of 5

    Rkbell

  22. 4 out of 5

    Courtney

  23. 4 out of 5

    Rachel Furner

  24. 5 out of 5

    Kayla Batan

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ilakkiya

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jill Patterson

  27. 4 out of 5

    Jean Woodall

  28. 5 out of 5

    Vicki

  29. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Talkington

  30. 5 out of 5

    jennifer byrne

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