Title: Face the Music
by: Andrea K. Robbins
Publication Date: 6/14/2012
Age Group: New Adult
After losing her mother in a tragic accident, Allison Banks takes on the sole responsibility of caring for her little sister, her young niece, and her disabled grandmother. When her long-term boyfriend walks out, offering little in the way of explanation, Allison is left totally confused and utterly heartbroken. To cope, the 24-year-old closes herself off to any serious relationships and dives into her work as a graduate student.
Needing the extra income, Allison takes a job for the hot, new, reality TV show, Superstardom. Captivated by the competition’s front-runner, the mysterious and sexy singer, Chris Knots, Allison dismisses her attraction as nothing more than a silly, school-girl crush. But, when the hunky performer reveals an interest of his own, Allison must work through her reservations and decide if there’s room in her life for something more.
5 of 5 Face The Music
Face The Music is a great read. I have to say that lately I have been reading more and more rock stories and every time I read one I am just blown away by the story and the groupies and all the crazy stuff that comes with being a part of that scene. Being a rock star and part of their lives is like living in another world. There are so many things that dictate everyday things and the places you can go and the people you should let get close to you that it amazes me how some of these rock stars do it.
Allison is a 24 year old college student just trying to get her degree when tragedy strikes her. She loses her mother in a tragic accident and is left to care for her sister and her niece and her grandmother who is disabled. If the tragedy won't break her then maybe this will. Not to mention that she is in a serious relationship with her boyfriend when he decides he wants a break and breaks if of with her. Allison swears she will not date or get into a serious relationship again. To her the hurt and pain is just not worth it.But as we read we see that Allison is a fighter and I love main characters who will fight and not just lay down and give up. She knows what she wants in life and she is not going to let anyone steal that from her. She will rise above this tragedy and make something for her and her family. So when the opportunity comes up for Allison to tutor some students who are on this reality TV show she jumps at the chance. It is there that she meets the sexy rocker Chris.
Now remember what I said Allison does not do relationships anymore. She has had her heart stomped on and she refuses to go through that hurt again. But Chris likes her and he will stop at nothing to prove that his feelings are real. But Allison is not having it. She knows shes attracted to him but is she willing to open her heart up again and especially to an up and coming rock star. Will his fame come in the way of their relationship? Will he hurt her like her ex did? Is it worth it to open up again? So many things are crossing her mind and she must choose in the end will it all be worth it at a chance of true love or is this just another heart break......
Born and raised in eastern Missouri, Andrea K. Robbins is a graduate of the University of Missouri-Columbia and Idaho State University and hold degrees in Human Nutrition, Biological Sciences, and Secondary Education. She currently resides in southern Idaho with her husband and two young daughters and enjoys teaching Jr. and High School science and health classes at a local school district. Robbins is also working toward her Masters degree in Science Education through Montana State University. When not working, she can be found spending time with her family or getting lost in a sappy love story.