Monday, December 9, 2013

BOOK REVIEW...Songbird (Songbird, #1) by Lisa Edward

Title:  Songbird (Songbird, #1)
Author:  Lisa Edward
Publication Date: November 25th 2013 by Self-published
Goodreads URL: HERE
Plot:  Every relationship changes you, some for the better, others can shatter your confidence and almost destroy you.

For the musically talented, twenty-four year old Tara O’Connell, her relationship with Stephen almost broke her, until Tara found the strength to leave.

Now she is on the road to discovering that it is never too late to pursue your dreams and follow your heart.

As Tara’s self-belief grows, she meets two men she is instantly drawn to who will change her life forever.

Corporal Riley Hammond is a soldier in the Australian Military Special Forces. With his smiling sapphire blue eyes, Tara falls for him instantly. He is thoughtful and caring, and gives her the support and love she needs.

While Cole Michaels is the overconfident singer in a popular local band. His charisma, emerald green eyes, tattoos and piercing, have girls falling at his feet. But while Cole pushes
Tara’s buttons, he also pushes her to reach for the stars.

Both men couldn’t be more polar opposites, but both offer Tara different qualities that she needs to fulfil her destiny.

As Tara continues her journey, she will discover fate can offer you more than one path. Her fate is in her own hands, and the choices she makes, will shape her life forever.




Before I started reading Songbird I should have remembered to expect a love triangle. Normally in these situations I get to a point where I’m cheering for one team but in this book I was actually cheering for both. How strange.


In Songbird, we meet Tara, a woman who’s confidence and self-worth has been shattered due to an abusive relationship that she was in. She begins this journey of rediscovering herself and her passion for music and meets two very special yet different men along the way!: Riley and Cole.

So Riley: Riley’s one of those guys you dream about and who girls rage wars over.

Tara meets Riley from her bestie Kelli’s boyfriend, Cooper and the two begin a serious and long distance relationship.

Riley's the definition of sweet, charming, and also makes Tara feel cherished for once in her life. The only downside to him is that he (like Cooper)is a military special forces. AND , here's the kicker: he's about to be deployed. *dramtic music* Dun, dun, dun!


And then there’s Cole: Cole, is like the bad boy that girls go for but get their hearts broken because he’s unattainable.

However of course, since this is a story, the moment he meets Tara he relentlessly pursues her much to Tara’s dilemma. Ever loyal to Riley, Tara does not give into temptation even though she feels this undeniable attraction to Cole and a mutual love (she's a pianist) for music.


So which man should Tara choose? Gah, I don’t even know myself!! Why can’t there be a threeway relationship??!! What’s so wrong in that?! "Sharing is caring"/"The more the merrier" I say!! Lol.

But, as much as I want that, I don’t see this type of book being like those published under Siren Publishing or Ellora’s Cave where ménage and whatnot is accepted. Bummer!! *pouts*

I’ve never been so conflicted in a book before where my emotions were literally felt as if they were on a never ending roller coaster of ups and downs! I did have those moments where I wanted to clock Tara upside her head and to tell her to cut off feelings for one guy and make a decision; BUT AT THE SAME TIME, I also couldn’t help but feel for her in this confusing and tumultuous dilemma.


Perhaps while Riley is gone absence will make the heart grow fonder? OR, will temptation win out and will Tara break her loyalty to Cole?

Holy Jesus, I NEED BOOK TWO!!!

*SONGBIRD was gifted to me by Lisa Edward in excahnge for an honest review. THANK YOU VERY MUCH!! I SO HEART YOU RIGHT NOW!!!*


My Rating:

-Overall : 9
-Plot : 8.5-9
-Writing : 8.5-9
-Characters : 8.5
-Cover : 9

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