As I began this book. I thought of Becca and Andy as they'd been described in other books--by their exes and the other members of Villain Complex. What I came to realize, though, as I read, was that it's all about perspective. When a person is portrayed to us from a critical perspective, as is the case with Becca and Andy, it's true that there may not be much good to see. But when we view those same people from their own point of view, or that of someone who cares for them? Well, then they become something else entirely. Indeed, Becca transforms before our eyes into a beautifully misunderstood, down on her luck young woman who has made mistakes (and haven't we all?) out of loneliness, hurt, and desperation. We realize that Andy isn't boring--he just hasn't had anyone who made him feel comfortable enough in his own skin to discover the things he's hidden away.
And now I feel like a giant asshole for calling Becca skanky...
But, oh. When a person can look past that fear, even for a second, and see the possibility? The greatness that could be? Well. That can be an amazing incentive to jump the hurdle of past hurts and forge a new path toward earth-shattering love and self-discovery.
Alright, Elizabeth. We won't give up on our music. We'll see ourselves and other through new eyes, and we'll push forward to finish our songs.
Seriously. Go buy your copy of this book now. And if you haven't read the previous books in the series? Yeah, read those too. Trust me. It's worth it.
You can also read my review of the previous book, More Than Fashion.
Wait, what's that? You guys think it would be really cool if I gave away an e-book copy of Book 1 in the series, More Than Music, in which we first meet Becca? Hmm...ok. If you're going to be all demanding about it. I can do that.
Comment below with your answer to this question, and I'll draw a winner on December 16: Naughty or Nice? (You can simply type the word, or you can enter an explanation. Whatever you choose. Have fun with it!)
AND...since we're doing giveaways, I guess I should let you guys know that Elizabeth Briggs has set up a huge giveaway for you? Where she'll be giving away TWO $50 GIFT CARDS. I know, right? She's the best. Enter on her page, here!