Monday, August 29, 2016

#NAAugust Week Five, Day 29: What's Next For New Adult - The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis

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So to start off the week, I'll be hosting a review! I read an eARC of this title; hopefully my review will encompass all the great things about it!

*The Melody of You and Me by M. Hollis*
August 29th, 2016

This is my first book from this author but I hope it won't be the last!

The Melody of Me and You follows Chris, our main heroine who's a bit lost with her goals in life as the university scene wasn't where she fit in and the story does a pretty good job at portraying a girl who's not a teenager but not quite a full-grown woman yet.

In this story we follow her around and learn that while she was on the path to study computer science, it just wasn't her passion to go forth with that path, so she did what any confused 19-20something year old would do, she dropped out and started working.

Man, that was pretty much what I did. It took me a long time to get it right(I'm still not convinced I have it right) so I really related to Chris as a character. Plus she was Pan, y'all! That was a total plus for me!

And then there was her attraction to the new girl who started working at the bookstore she works at, Josie. Josie was really cute and a WoC, also a huge plus for me but I think my major complaint for her was that I didn't really know how to picture her because Filipinas are so diverse and don't fit just one sort of look, I wish there would have been some sort of indicator that gave me a better idea of how she looked. Chris was described a multitude of times so I knew she was a blonde, white girl but if it hadn't been for Josie stating she was Filipina once in the book, I would have imagined her white the entire book. Other than that she was super cute.

Both the girls had passions for artsy themed things(For Josie it was dance, Chris it was music) so I felt like I was watching that movie High Strung that's streaming on Netflix right now(which I loved btw) and who could forget the steamy love scenes! I love steamy F/F love scenes so I'm glad they weren't fade-to-black, which seems to be the deal with a few F/F books I've been picking up.

All in all, it was a super cute fast read that you can finish if you have a few hours to yourself. Looking forward to the next book!

 Follow M. Hollis on Twitter to find out more when this title will be released!  You can sign up for her blog tour with Rich in Variety here, or request an eARC here!


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