Charlie Bloom never wanted to be 'with the band'. She's happiest out of the spotlight, behind her camera, unseen and unnoticed. But when she's asked to take backstage photos for hot new boy band Fire&Lights, she can't pass up the chance.
Catapulted into a world of paparazzi and backstage bickering, Charlie soon becomes caught between gorgeous but damaged frontman, Gabriel West, and his boy-next-door bandmate Olly Samson. Then, as the boys' rivalry threatens to tear the band apart, Charlie stumbles upon a mind-blowing secret, hidden in the lyrics of their songs
This is the book I've been waiting for. The book to break me out of several months of indifferent reading. I adored it entirely and didn't want it to end.
It could have been written for my inner teen as it appealed to the 14 year old inside of me who adored 90s boybands to an embarrassing level. It tapped into those feelings without being patronising or condensing which I tend to find people in general can be towards teen girls and their obsessions with boybands.
I loved the main character Charlie Bloom. She's cool and level headed despite being thrust into a situation where most teen girls would fall to pieces. I loved that despite that facade she is real in her self doubt in which she questions herself and worries about what she's up to. She felt like a girl you could be best friends with.
I loved how the story played out and I loved that I didn't second guess it at all. Music, boy bands and a cool and lovely lead. I want sequels. I want lots of sequels.
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