Serenading the Shadows (Lightning Strikes #1) by Jodie Larson

No one should have their life planned out at the age of three. Yet that’s exactly what happened to Adrienne Carmichael. Paving the way as the “piano prodigy” was all her parents wanted… Only she didn’t.

All she wished for was to be normal, to be a regular teenager and everything that came with it–including the decisions that would shape her life.

Wish granted.

Ten years later, scarred and broken, she knows that being alone isn’t everything she imagined. The piano is finally everything, except nobody will ever hear her play again.

All that changes when a sexy-as-sin rock god blows into her life. Tall and tattooed with jet-black hair and a dangerous bad boy smile… he’s every girl’s fantasy.

To her, he’s a distraction, yet Kade Evans is everything she shouldn’t want.

Instinct tells her to run, but she can’t get him out of her mind.

But maybe, just maybe, he can be the one to pull her from the shadows before the darkness swallows her…for good.

Serenading the Shadows (Lightning Strikes Book 1)Serenading the Shadows by Jodie Larson

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Adrienne has a horrific past, that she blames herself for. She is punishing herself, and can’t move forward. It seems that she feels like she doesn’t deserve to be happy, that she has to spend her life alone. It makes the tragedy that much worse, because it just won’t let her go.

Kade is an up and coming Rocker, who falls for Adrienne as soon as he sets eyes on her. He knows what he wants, and will do whatever it takes to make it happen. He is determined to see where the connection can lead, even when Adrienne fights him every step of the way.

This was a wonderful book, full of emotion. Even though this book is about the lead singer of a Rock band, it focuses more on the lasting effects of Adrienne’s tragedy. The interactions between Adrienne and Kade at times had me in tears, and at times had me laughing out loud. This was an amazing start to this series, and I can’t wait to see what happens next!

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