The rock star whose posters cover her bedroom wall is banging her roommate right on the other side of it. Even for Molly, the reigning queen of embarrassing moments, the situation is epically awkward. Every thump of the headboard is just one more reminder that the lead singers of famous bands don’t date bumbling shy girls too anxious to leave their own rooms.
JP Bouchard-Guindon wasn’t looking for Molly’s room when he accidentally burst through the door, but the wild-haired girl lying there in her underwear was certainly worth the detour.
As the keyboardist for Montreal’s latest indie rock sensation, JP has met his fair share of fangirls. He’s always ready to throw up some finger guns for a photo. What he’s not ready for is the way skittish, wide-eyed Molly Myers gets stuck inside his head.
A practical joker and a social recluse are the last people anyone expects a connection between. She’s silence aching for a voice, and he’s sound with a craving for quiet. Their differences will either pull them together, or fracture their worlds when they push them apart.
Full length novel
Even though this is book 3 in the Sherbrooke Station series, each can be read as a standalone.
OMG, guys! This book! This book... This book stole my heart!
From beginning to end it made me smile, it made me feel happy. I laughed, I cringed, my stomach swooped and my heart fluttered and I full on fell in love with JP and Molly.
They were two perfect for each other little peas in a pod.
Molly is a painfully awkward fan-girl living with the horror that the frontman of the band she idolizes is her roommate's boyfriend. She's sweet, she's loyal and an unbelievably talented artist but it's all buried under layers of self-consciousness, doubt and social anxiety. Molly is being smothered by her own fears and the expectation of her mother. I swear, I just wanted to hug the poor girl. She was so awkward it was painful at times but then she begins to bloom! She begins to realise what she is capable of. She comes out of her shell, finds her voice, stops being so afraid and goes after everything she wants.
JP is a mad-hatter. He's constantly on the go and totally random. He reminds me pretty strongly of Mal from Kylie Scott's Stage Dive series. However, he's so much more than the random goof who exists to provide the comic value. JP has hang-ups and wounds that are as real as anyone's and he too has to go on a journey to heal and move on.
I adored how, on paper, JP and Molly shouldn't have worked but they are exactly what the other needed. I loved how they were friends first and slowly built to being more... To being everything. Each was the catalyst of the other's change but the story wasn't a "and then they fell in love and everything was better" story. They help each other, make the other see themselves more clearly, but there is no magic cure all here: The changes come from within.
It's a journey of self-discovery and, in the process, falling in love. It's not a heavy-hearted read, it's low angst and fun but serious when needed. I seriously loved it!
For those who love a rockstar romance with heart, you've got to read it. In fact, you've got to read the series. It's awesome.