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Published by Penguin on June 21st 2016
Genres: Contemporary, Contemporary Women, Fiction, New Adult, Romance
What happens on the road stays on the road in the latest New Adult novel from the author of Loud Is How I Love You.
Twenty-one-year-old Sonia Grant, a business major, has big plans for a career in the music industry. So when she’s offered the job of tour manager for her best friend’s band, she jumps at the chance for some real life experience. When her number one crush, bassist Cole McCormack, jumps her the first night on tour, she hopes she’s in for three weeks of some hot backstage action, too. But Cole turns out to have more up his sleeve than she or anyone realized.
Nobody knows that Cole is on the road to party like a rock star one last time before quitting his dream to take a more practical job and settle down. What he hadn’t planned was to fall in love with a girl he believes is out of his league. Will Cole play out the rock star fantasy he thinks Sonia wants from him, or tell her the truth and take the chance that she’ll either break his heart or make an even bigger dream come true?
I’m officially a Mercy Brown fan! I loved her debut Loud is How I Love You so I was eagerly waiting for the release of the second book in the companion series.
Stay Until We Break was so much fun to read. Sonia Grant wants a career in the music industry and starting out as the tour manager of her best friend’s band seems like the best place to start. A bonus is that just maybe, her crush on bassist Cole McCormack will go somewhere, and when they connect the first night on tour, she’s planning on three weeks of fun, but that’s not exactly what happens.
Cole is ready to live up this last tour… only no one actually knows it’s going to be his last tour. His responsibilities at home are heavy on his shoulders and he’s decided it’s time to give up his dream and settle down with a responsible job with a steady income.
The story line for this installment was so much fun. Mercy Brown does an amazing job of not just focusing just on the couple but also really bringing the indie rock scene to the forefront! Stars on The Floor is on tour and you’re basically right there in the van with them. A different city each night and a new experience around each corner makes this such a fun ride!
But at the heart this is a romance and Brown really did a great job of making me connect with the two main characters. (This was something I struggled with in book 1 because the MC was so back and forth) I found that I loved Sonia and Cole together and their romance was sweet and sexy.
Of course it’s not all smooth sailing for both Sonia & Cole and the band and I really enjoyed the story arc in this installment.
If you’re a fan of the rock star romances this is going to be exactly what you’re looking for and more! These books are Mercy Brown’s love letter to the Indie Rock scene and you don’t’ want to miss out!
Thank you to the publisher for an early copy in exchange for my honest thoughts.