Review: Under The Spotlight

Jun •  29 •  2015

I received this book for free from FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

Review: Under The SpotlightUnder The Spotlight by Angie Staton
Published by HarperTeen on May 5th 2015
Genres: Young Adult-Contemporary/Romance
Pages: 400
Source: FTC: Exchange for honest opinion, Publisher

Perfect for fans of Sarah Dessen and Jenny Han, this third book in the Jamieson Brothers trilogy will have readers wanting to fall in love with a rock star.

After an embarrassing stint on a reality TV music competition years ago, Riley Parks vowed never to sing again. Now she's working at the prestigious Sound Sync recording studio, and life is looking up. But then Garrett Jamieson, the oldest brother in the famous Jamieson brothers band, crashes into her world.

Garrett has hit rock bottom, and after calling in a few favors, he ends up working at the Sound Sync studio to learn the ropes of record producing. And he can't believe his luck when he discovers that Riley is an amazing singer. But Garrett is forced to use every trick in his arsenal to persuade Riley to record.

Sparks fly as Garrett finally meets his match. But in the heat of the moment, one stolen kiss changes everything.

After reading the first two books, I knew I had to finish the series. As much as I enjoyed the first two books, this book felt very different.

Plot: So this story is based on the third boy of the Jamieson boy band. Garrett is the bad boy. He is always doing something wrong and getting into trouble. Then he meets Riley who is a hardworking gal and stays out of the spotlight. The plot did move some but what bothered me was how cliche it was. Garrett always messing up and him falling for a girl who is hardworking and bad thing always happened to her. I really wanted the plot to be more than just that.

Relationship: Well if you get the plot, then you’ll know that their relationship was always on edge. They fought a lot but they did have some good times. I did however, like how Garrett had to stop being selfish and help Riley instead of picking on her. Still, it all felt rushed.

Ending: Sorry to say this but the ending was pretty typical and what I expected. For a bad boy story, I just felt so much was lacking from the plot to the relationship. It all seemed so….cliche. I could tell what was going to happened before it happen and that folks took the fun out the story. Too predictable.

Overall, this story is okay. I really wanted more for this story but in the end, it lacked for me.


1 Comment

  1. Aw too bad. I don’t think this one is for me. I don’t mind predictable but I do think I’d be wanting more as well. Brilly review!