Title: His New Jam
Author: Shannyn Schroeder
Genre: New Adult, Romance
Publishing date: 24th November , 2015
Published by: Lyrical Press
My Rating: 3/5 stars
*ARC received from the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*
Sydney Peters can’t wait to finally drop the cymbals in marching band and devote time to her true love: drums. With the semester coming to a close, she’s blocking out the cacophony during practice, especially sax serenades from Hunter Reed. But when Hunter offers her a paid gig as a drummer in his band, Sydney quickly changes her tune. The two favor different styles, but they make beautiful music together…in more ways than one.
Hunter is fascinated by Sydney’s distant allure. He might be a ladies’ man on campus, but the sarcastic cymbalist is impervious to his advances. When Hunter sees how passionate Sydney is behind the drums, he orchestrates a plan to find out if she kisses like she plays. What he doesn’t anticipate, however, is falling so hard. But will the repercussions of his past crash down on his chance at something real?
Sydney Peters is passing her time with the cymbals in the marching band which she hates just because she needs the credit and so that she can move on to her real love, i.e. drums. Hunter Reed plays the sax in the marching band and is a ladies’ man but has a rule of not dating anyone from the marching band but somehow he wants to change that rule for Sydney.
They are opposites and, well, they say that opposites attract! 😛 They have same interests and same love for music despite their differences, that is what brings them close in the first place. Hunter sees Sydney play the drums and is mesmerized by her passion. He requests her to teach him and also be a part of his band. Sydney isn’t sure at first because-
But then her love for music and the chance of working with a real band grow upon her insecurities. She has always wanted to be a part of a band and has unsuccessfully tried to put together a band. She finally agrees and goes to his place for band practice and for his drum lessons.
While the lessons are in session, she learns more about him. He isn’t what she thought, he has more personality than she expected him to have.
Her past has instilled a fear in her and she has built a wall around her. It is fun to see how Hunter breaks that wall down and captures her heart.
His past threatens their relationship. Whenever there is a player trying to settle down, we can almost everytime expect some drama from their previous lovers. Hunter trying to apologize and make things right between him and Sydney is well-written. 🙂
Why would I pick it up?
People overcoming their fears to move on in their lives and to find love is a concept that will never get old. Conquering your fear helps you see your life in full potential. A story with that moral is hard to pass on. 😀 😀