Thursday, July 24, 2014

Remix - Book Beginnings and Friday 56

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I enjoyed escaping to London through the pages of REMIX. The heroine of this story (Caz) restores rocking horses for a living; the hero (Ric) is a rock star in a band named The Voices in My Head. Who could imagine those two together? The author kept me wondering if Ric was scamming Caz or if he really was innocent of the murder everyone seemed to think he'd committed. He seems to be telling the truth, but ... with the drugs and drinking in his earlier years, maybe he actually did kill his friend. Or has he really changed while he's been in hiding?

Book Beginning:
I didn't see the man straight away.
The sun was shining, so I'd taken my breakfast toast and coffee out on the terrace. I strolled to the far corner to admire a view I never tire of: a London roofscape, a glimpse of trees in Hoxton Square two streets away, and the distant Gherkin gleaming in the early morning sun.

The Friday 56 (from 56% on my Kindle):
Ric wore jeans and a white shirt, with most of the buttons undone, and I could hardly take my eyes off him. This was nothing new. Sometimes, when he was out, I'd secretly go to YouTube and watch videos of The Voices performing, so I could stare at him as much as I liked without him noticing and teasing me.

Synopsis (from Goodreads):
Ric Kealey is the charismatic lead singer of uber-successful band, The Voices in my Head - and he died three years ago. Caz Tallis restores rocking horses in her London studio. When Ric turns up, shabby and alive, on Caz's roof terrace, she is reluctantly drawn into investigating the murder that led him to fake his own death. A feel good page turner; contemporary fiction with elements of murder mystery and romance, and a satisfying ending.

Just for fun, I'm including the book's trailer too:



Genre:  Contemporary Romance/Mystery
Length: 273 Pages
Amazon Link: Remix
Author Website:  Lexi Revellian

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33 comments:

Anne Bennett said...

The book sound fun and perfect for a summer read.

Catherine @ Book Club Librarian said...

I like the sound of this one. I'm going to London in September, so this may be the perfect read for me in advance of my trip.

My Friday post: http://www.bookclublibrarian.com/2014/07/friday-focus-friday-56-book-beginnings_25.html

laura thomas said...

Wow. I could almost see the view. These two sound like a fun mix.
Here's my 56 - http://fuonlyknew.com/2014/07/25/the-friday-56-29-not-juliet-by-ella-medler/

jacquie said...

Sounds really different...restoring rocking horse (who knew people did this?) and a rock star. That's appealing from the start:)

Tea norman said...

That seems like so much fun, restoring Rocking horses. I like the beginning. I like the 56 too. He must be very handsome.

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I love books set in London, and the idea of someone restoring rocking horses while in mourning captured my interest...and then the unexpected reappearance of her lover...so engaging. Thanks for sharing, and here's mine: “EVERYWHERE THAT MARY WENT”

Katherine P said...

This sounds fun! I love the setting, and am intrigued by the restoring rocking horse profession. Thanks for sharing! I hadn't come across this one before but it's definitely going on my wishlist.

Juli Rahel said...

She sounds a bit obsessed in the F56, although if I was around a rock star I'd probably be the same! Not quite sure this one is for me, but I hope you enjoy it! Thanks for sharing :) Hope you have a great weekend!
My Friday post
Juli @ Universe in Words

Elizabeth said...

Not sure I would read this book, but I hope you are enjoying it.

Sounds pretty modern too with Youtube. :)

THANKS for sharing.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Lucky you! I've been to London once and would love to go back.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a fun escape and different from what I've been reading lately.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I've never heard of that kind of work either, but I guess there's a demand for that skill. Makes for an interesting heroine in a story, doesn't it?

sherry fundin said...

Restoring rocking horses, don't know why that fascinates me. ^_^
sherry @ fundinmental

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I enjoyed the London setting as well as the glimpse into the rock-star lifestyle.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It fascinates me too! The author includes a little bit about the work involved but doesn't go overboard. It was interesting.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

The hero was drop-dead gorgeous, and that's part of the problem. Is he being charming or is he sincere?

Sandra Nachlinger said...

It was a fun escape that I enjoyed a lot.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Although I enjoy reading best sellers, I also like to find indie and small press authors to feature. I've come across some real treasures!

Bev Hankins said...

Sounds like a fun escape novel!

I've been away from the meme for a while, but trying to get back in the swing of things. Here's my Friday Post.

writingmylegacy.net said...

I've never heard of someone restoring rocking horses...very strange and interesting. Thanks for sharing!

LadyD Piano said...

I like the rocking horse... but is this handsome dude telling the truth?!

Sheri said...

I love the descriptions! Thanks for stopping by Shut up & Read!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I hadn't either. In fact, at first I thought she was restoring carousel horses.

fredamans said...

The beginning is intriguing and the 56 is hot!!

Happy weekend!

proseandkahn said...

Very cool potential. Enjoy. Thanks for stopping by proseandkahn

brenda

Yvonne said...

Oooh...this sounds like a good one. I have it on my Kindle, but mine has a different cover. I like this cover better.

Fiza Halliwell said...

Oh sounds good, I want to read it now too :)

My BB and 56 :)

Bea said...

That YouTube thing sounds like something I would do. :D I hadn't heard of this one before but it looks interesting.

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I noticed that there were two different covers too, so I just chose one! I hope you enjoy the story.

akernelofnonsense said...

What an interesting sounding book. Whenever someone fakes their death, you know the story's going to be one heck of a ride.

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

Certainly sounds like something I would read; that Youtube video convinced me all together too! Thanks for sharing and have a wonderful weekend :)

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Sandra,

I do read the odd 'cozy' mystery, although generally I like my murder / mysteries with a bit more Oomph! and violence. This storyline just sounds a little 'flat' and not very action packed.

The opening lines do sound quite intriguing, nonetheless I am sorry that I am not tempted to read on!

Thanks for sharing,

Yvonne.

Cassie said...

Sounds intriguing! Thanks for sharing!