The Love Song of Sawyer Bell

Avon Gale
The Love Song of Sawyer Bell
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Riptide Publishing
Release Date
September 2017
Book 1 of Tour Dates
Contemporary Romance, LGBTQ

Victoria "Vix" Vincent has only two weeks to find a replacement fiddle player for her band's summer tour. When classically trained violinist Sawyer Bell shows up for an audition, Vix is thrilled. Sawyer is talented, gorgeous, funny, and excited about playing indie rock instead of Beethoven. Their friendship soon blossoms into romance, even though Vix tries to remember that Sawyer's presence is only temporary.

Sawyer's parents think she's spending the summer months touring Europe with a chamber ensemble. But Sawyer is in dire need of a break from the competitiveness of Juilliard, and desperately wants to rediscover her love of music. Going on tour with her secret high school crush is just an added bonus. Especially when Vix kisses her one night after a show, and they discover that the stage isn't the only place they have chemistry.

But the tour won't last forever, and as the summer winds down, Sawyer has to make a tough decision about her future—and what it means to follow her heart.

Book Review by Ana (reviewer)
Oct 11, 2017   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
97 people found the following review helpful
There's something about a musician book that just got my attention. THE LOVE SONG OF SAWYER BELL wasn't any different. I loved reading about the music world.

Sawyer is a Julliard's student that is changing her classic music background to join Victoria Vincent's band replacing their fiddle player for their summer tour. Vix is impressed by her audition and sparks start to appear between them. But the summer, as well as the tour, is coming to an end, and with it, the question of what will happen to the new relationship and to Sawyer's newfound passion for the music, now that she has to get back to Julliard.

It seemed like an amazing idea of a book, and I felt really intrigued by it, but I didn't liked it as much as I thought I would. It was a good book, but I felt like there was something missing. It might have something to do with the fact that F/F is not my favorite paring, but I really don't think so because I read some other F/F book and liked them a lot.

What I liked about it was the plot, it was easy to get into the story and try to understand what a musician's life is like. I have to admit that I need to do a lot of research about the music mentioned in the book, because other than Johnny Cash, I didn't know any of the artists that were mentioned. There wasn't much angst and there were some funny moments that I really enjoyed. The book is really well written. I also like some secondary characters that might not be too important for the plot development but they were nice nonetheless. I especially liked Jax and a little bit Jeff.

What I didn't liked about it was that I felt like there wasn't a good connection between Vix and Sawyer. I try to care about them as a couple, but it was hard. They lacked passion and I didn't entirely believe their feelings for each other. Maybe I set too high expectations from them, but they just didn't deliver. I did care a little bit more for Sawyer although she was sweeter in my mind than she actually was. They did share some nice moments that I enjoyed a lot, but most of the time I feel like there was nothing more than a summer hookup, especially for Vix.

Overall it was a good book, I think readers who like F/F books might like it a little more than I did. I loved the whole music world the story was set in, and I'm planning on reading the next installments of the series.
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