Sunday, November 23, 2014

Review: "Blurring the Lines" by Mia Josephs

Synopsis from Goodreads:  Christian Meyer quit his band and checked into rehab. Only, when he checks out to start his solo career, he can’t write. At all.

Corinne’s done the hollywood, famous rockstar boyfriend thing. It ended in such a huge disaster that she ran herself out of town, despite her career as a songwriter just beginning to take off. She lives in a small cabin in the woods of Washington to keep as far away from her old life as possible.

But when Christian is desperate to start his new career, and his manager has the perfect songwriter in mind, their worlds collide.

Corinne is determined to keep her distance, it’s just collaborating for a weekend. But when Chris shows up on her doorstep weeks after their meeting and pleading for help, she can’t turn him away.

With the life she now lives and the past she’s desperate to keep buried, she’ll do everything she can to protect her heart, no matter how quickly she feels herself falling.

For the first time in his life, Chris can see himself being in love, but with a tour date looming, and Corinne terrified to move forward, they both have a long road to travel if there’s a chance of them being together.

This book received for free from "Ebooks for Review" in exchange for an honest review.


This is a book to read if you are wanting realistic characters trying to make a seemingly impossible situation work.  I enjoyed just about everything in this book, including Chris and Corrine, and I would recommend it to those searching for a light, romantic read.

Chris...sigh!  What can I say about the guy?  He's pretty awesome all around.  Not only is he great looking, he's got charisma oozing from his pores, and he can sing!  Despite all this, he's definitely not perfect.  He's a recovering alcoholic, so he's struggling with sobriety on a daily basis.  He's also starting off a solo career, but with a pretty severe case of writer's block, he's in a bit of a bind.  That's where Corrine comes in.  She's had to grow up very quickly, and while I won't get into her backstory here a whole lot, I will say that Josephs does a great job of explaining Corrine's motivations in a way that will help the reader empathize with her.  So while I sometimes got frustrated with Corrine - come on, girl, this guy is hot for you and he's awesome, go for it! - I could always understand her reason for caution.

There were times I thought the plot moved a little slowly, but by the same token I can see why the author decided to move at a slower pace.  It was nice to see that even with their obvious attraction, Chris and Corrine developed a pretty healthy friendship before deciding to progress to something more.  

There are, of course, some inevitable bumps and bruises on their road to happily ever after, but overall, I'm happy with how Chris and Corrine resolved their issues.  I look forward to reading more in this series!

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