Review: My Life as a Pop Album by LJ Evans (My Life as an Album #2)


Note: This ARC was provided by the author via Wordsmith Publicity in exchange for an honest review.

Full disclosure: I'm an Ed Sheeran fangirl, so I was rather thrilled when I found out that LJ Evans's second novel had Sheeran's songs as her inspiration playlist for Mia Phillips and Derek Waters's love story. My Life as a Pop Album is book number two in the author's My Life as an Album series, and if I had any qualms about whether or not this would be, at the very least, at par with its predecessor, Evans managed to silence them. My Life as a Country Album had me impressed with the heartrending story of Cam Swayne, who had an incomparable love for Mia's older brother Jake and whose heart was mended by the love of Blake Abbott. With her second foray into the world of self-publishing, she's successfully met my expectations, writing a beautiful love story about a young woman coming to terms with the loss of the brother she loves, dealing with the misplaced feelings of guilt and responsibility connected with his passing, and realizing that the time has come for her to chase after her own dreams. All that with Ed Sheeran's music as the backdrop and a bad boy rocker with a heart of gold? Yes, please!

A word of caution: This review of mine already has spoilers regarding the first book, and in as much as you can read this second book as a standalone, there are spoilers when it comes to Cam and Jake's (as well as Cam and Blake's) story. So, fair warning, fellow bookaholics! Proceed if you've read the first book or you're cool with a spoiler or two. My heart went out to Mia in this book. I get why she felt so heartbroken about everything that went down with Jake and why she had reservations when it came to her relationship with Derek. Speaking of Derek, goodness me, could the guy be any more worthy of the book boyfriend title? He was sweet and snarky and every bit the kind of guy that makes it waaaaay too easy to fall in love with him. Their romance had me grinning, courtesy of a lot of banter and bickering. I also liked being able to keep tabs on Cam and Blake and how their life is going forward. I seriously needed a tissue at a couple of points in the story, but there were also loads of lighthearted moments. If you've never read either of LJ Evans's books, I suggest you give them a whirl. Five stars for My Life as a Pop Album. ♥

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Read my reviews for the My Life as an Album series:


My Life as a Country Album (book one) - five stars - My Review

My Life as a Pop Album (book two) - five stars - My Review (posted above)

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Date Read: 02 February 2018

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