I look at you and its astounding
How you make me dream of happy endings
Sunsets and blankets,
Strawberry ice cream
When we haven’t yet begun
Title: Songs You Come Back To
Author: Jay E. Tria
Date Published: March 14, 2020
Number of Pages: 184 pages
📚 Series: Yes, but can be read as a standalone.
📚 Genre: Contemporary Romance
📚 POV: Third person.
📚 Cliffhanger: No.
⚠ Read if: you love music and second chance romances.
Book Blurb from Goodreads
Let me come home to you.
When Son meets Alice again after she disappeared from his life four years ago, he can’t wait to impress her. He is the oft half-naked bassist of indie rock band Trainman after all. But adolescent pain lingers, and headstrong actress Alice isn’t about to let Son off the hook for breaking her heart. Can he prove to her, to himself, and to people who matter, that he is capable of being someone she (and everyone else) can count on?
About the Author
(Taken from the author’s website.)
My name is Jay E. Tria, and I think writing about myself in the third person is weird. So I won’t do it here. I am an author of contemporary young adult, new adult romance and paranormal/urban fantasy. When I write I am often inspired by daydreams, celebrity crushes, a childhood fascination of Japanese drama and manga, and an incessant itch to travel. Find a complete list of my books here. I am a blogger too. I blog about most things I like, and I like many things, which would explain the many, varied categories you would find here.
My sincerest thanks to the author, Jay E. Tria, for gifting me a complimentary copy. This review is written voluntarily and all of the opinions are fully my own.
Songs You Come Back To is one of the books in the Playlist series, admittedly the first one of it that I have read. But, the beautiful part about it is that I was not lost at all. It was written as a good standalone novel, with hints about the stories of the others as well.
Son, the bassist of the band Trainman, offers something unique to the table. He is written as a fairly quirky and clumsy yet sexy hero. This probinsyano‘s story warms the heart and brings me to my own memories of growing up in the province.
This is also a story of a puppy love summer romance and what happens when they meet again as adults. Son tries to reconnect with Alice, and prove that he is now worthy of her and endear her back to his strong arms.
This story shows the hero’s struggles with accepting and handling responsibility, and looking at the future. It’s hard not to root for Son, as he shows his perseverance and how he comes up after every failure.
The rest of the band shows how strong their bond is and it is so amazing to see their dynamic. Aside from the love story, this is one defining bonus point that makes me want to pick up the rest of the books.
I definitely enjoyed this installment of the Playlist series. Off to read the rest!
My Book Rating Breakdown
🌼 Main Character:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Significant Other: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Support Characters:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Writing Style:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Character Development:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Romance: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Pacing: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Ending: ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
🌼 Unputdownability: ⭐⭐⭐⭐☆
🌼 Book Cover:⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
☁ FINAL VERDICT: 4.72/5 ☁
♡ , Yna the Mood Reader