Our Song by Lauren Runow
Designed by Lauren Runow
Release Date: September 10, 2019
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After a devastating accident crushed my dreams, I ended up back in my hometown teaching kindergarten. I was trying to make the best of it. That is, until the world I had to leave behind, showed up in my classroom in the form of a five-year-old little girl. Her father living the exact life I almost had.
Adam Jacobson is known as the bad boy of rock. While he and his band tour the world, they leave a trail of mayhem. What no one knows is behind the music is a caring, straightedge man with a secret — a daughter who the world is about to discover.
When they move to my small town, their secret is blown. He needs my help to keep her out of the media, and with each exchange we grow closer. Only problem is I need to stay away from the memories he ignites, and the temptations he brings my way.
Secrets I’ve kept and thoughts of that fatal night come crashing back into my life. I have to wonder if it was more than fate that brought his little girl into my classroom.
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I’ve always felt that the lyrics and melodies of songs speak to the musicians who create them and their listeners in all kinds of ways, and the power of music and words is definitely something explored in Lauren Runow’s newest release, Our Song. It’s made clear that music is not just a career that’s made the hero famous; it’s a way for him to express himself…to show the world who he is and what he thinks…and it’s a way for his fans to not only connect with him but also to absorb his words and apply them to their own lives.
Adam Jacobson may appear to be a typical out of control rock star, but there’s definitely more to him that the persona he created for his fans, and it’s the man and father he is beneath his rocker facade that will endear him to readers.
And I love how unexpected Adam’s character is…because while he and his band seem to live up to the outrageous life and antics that the media portrays them to have, Adam knows what truly matters in life and he does his best to put his daughter first, protecting her at all costs.
Sarah used to live her life and dream of her future, but now, since everything shattered around her, she’s merely existing, moving through each day without the same passion or thirst for life that she once had. And her pastor father is not a source of support for her; he’s one of recriminations and damnation, which is not what she needs in order to find happiness and peace again. But a sweet little girl changes things for Sarah and then once that little girl’s father comes into Sarah’s life, everything changes, giving her something that she hasn’t had in quite some time – hope.
Adam and Sarah’s respective pasts absolutely dictate their present, but they help one another to understand that they don’t have to be a constant force of pain and regret, and as they spend more time together, these two realize how things could be, if only they could let go and live in the moment.
The supporting cast of characters all add to the story line and to how readers view the main characters, but Cailin, for sure, steals the show, illustrating the innocence of childhood, the purity of love, and the reason adults can understand what joy is. She’s adorable and more grown up than she should be for somebody her age, but it’s her views on life and love that help both Adam and Sarah to believe again and to look forward to a potential future they can have together.
Our Song is a slow burn romance – one that allows the hero and heroine to truly get to know one another before they step into something bigger, and given who Adam is and what he does for a living, it was the right move to make. This was my first book by Lauren Runow and I’ll definitely be checking out more of her stories because the lessons she teaches through her storytelling and characters are easy to access and understand.
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