About the Book
Her name’s Antonia “Toni” Bennette (yeah, she’s heard all the jokes before) and she’s not a rock star. Neither are the Lillys—not yet. But the difference between being famous and being almost famous can be a single wrong note…or the start of something that’ll change your life forever.
Growing up in dive bars up and down the East Coast, Toni Bennette’s guitar was her only companion…until she met Sebastian Quick. Seb was a little older, a lot wiser, and before long he was Toni’s way out, promising they’d escape their stifling small town together. Then Seb turned eighteen and split without looking back.
Now, Toni’s all grown up and making a name for herself in Philadelphia’s indie scene. When a friend suggests she try out for a hot new up-and-coming band, Toni decides to take a chance. Strong, feminist, and fierce as fire, Toni B. and the Lillys are the perfect match…except Seb’s now moonlighting as their manager. Whatever. Toni can handle it. No problem. Or it wouldn’t be if Seb didn’t still hold a piece of her heart…not to mention the key to her future.
Antonia “Toni” Bennett has always loved playing guitar and making music but she has never desired the spot light so she works as a session musician for a local recording studio and playing a few nights a week at a local bar. Toni’s mother always wanted to make it big so she and Toni would go to club after cub until she turned 12 and her mother left her with a father she has never known. Years later Toni gets an opportunity to audition for upcoming rock band The Lilly’s to fill in temporarily while the lead guitarist has a small break. Toni decides to take the offer and finds out that her best growing up who ended up leaving her without a goodbye, is the band’s manager Seb.
Growing up both Seb and Toni didn’t have a great family so the two made one together so it was really and when Seb left Toni with no warning. At first I was not on board with Seb trying to get back into Toni’s good graces, it was hard to tell what his intentions were but by the end I really liked him. They both had things from their pasts that they needed to go through and I enjoyed them both.
This book was a fun journey for Toni as she struggles with trying to decide what she really wants out of her music career, does she just want to make music or does she want to be a part of something bigger? I really enjoyed this book and the girls in The Lilly’s were amazing and I am so glad that this is a series so we get stories for each of them. There is one character that I really did not like at all and I really don’t want to get a redemption story for them because I don’t want them to end with who I think they will! Also I really want a story about Zeph, they were not a main character and was only in for like 2 pages but I need more about them! Highly recommend this one especially if you love books that have a. musical element in them.
Thank you Sourcebooks Casablanca for my gifted copy for review!