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***Thanks to NetGalley and Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group for an eARC of this book. The following review is my honest reflection on the text provided.
Brodie has a gift for writing characters. Jesse and Jane are incredibly realistic, as are all of the supporting cast. I never questioned their motives or actions, and it made it easy to relax into the story and enjoy the ride. That’s not to say that I agree with all of their actions – Jesse and Jane both have very headstrong, artistic personalities, which don’t always lead to the best decision making. However, this contributed to the story’s authenticity – there’s nothing worse than reading about perfect characters who never make mistakes.
I do wish that the tough subjects were addressed more directly. For example, mental illness, drug addiction, and sexism in the music industry are all mentioned, but they felt supplemental to the love story, not the main focus. Even when they directly contributed to problems in Jesse and Jane’s relationship or their career, it still felt like there was a reluctance to discuss them in detail. I would have loved a deep dive into any or all of these topics rather than the feather-light touch used here.
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