Friday, May 8, 2015

Under The Spotlight by Angie Stanton ~ Review and Giveaway

Under the Spotlight Synopsis:
After an embarrassing stint on a reality-TV music competition years ago, Riley vowed never to sing again. Now she's behind the scenes, working at the prestigious Sound Sync recording studio, and life is looking up. But then Garrett Jamieson, the oldest brother in the famous Jamieson brothers band, crashes into her world.
Garrett has hit rock bottom, and he is desperate to reinvent himself. After calling in a few favors, he ends up working at Sound Sync to learn the ropes of record producing from the industry's best. And he can't believe his luck when he discovers that Riley has been keeping a secret—she is an amazing singer. By producing her album, he's sure to top the record charts again. But Garrett is forced to use every trick in his arsenal to persuade the sassy girl to record.
Riley refuses to sing—or even entertain the thought of it—and sparks fly as Garrett finally meets his match. But in the heat of the moment, one stolen kiss changes everything. Will Riley be the first person to finally rein Garrett in, or will Garrett succeed in getting Riley back under the spotlight?

This was my first Angie Stanton novel and I really enjoyed it. Riley and Garrett have a slow start to their relationship, matter of fact, Riley is pretty irritated with him when they first meet. But that's what makes this book really good. Friends to lovers are always more believable (not that it has to be, since it is fiction) and I really enjoy that in a love story. Garrett was really arrogant, and it was nice to see who he really is come out in this story. Riley is just trying to do her best and put behind her a bad experience from when she was young. I think you will enjoy this tale of two young adults, finding their way in the world, and finding their way to each other.

Angie Stanton Bio:
Angie Stanton never planned on writing books—she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural America with her brothers’ 4-H pigs as pets, she found that dance didn’t quite work out. Instead, she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history. When not writing, she loves watching natural disaster movies, going to Broadway musicals, and dipping French fries in chocolate shakes.

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