Thursday, October 13, 2016

Book Review: Songs to Make You Stay (Playlist #3)

Thursday, October 13, 2016

Title: Songs to Make You Stay (Playlist #3)
Author: Jay E. Tria
Genre/s: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Released Date: October 9, 2016
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Love isn't supposed to be this hard.

Now that he’s finally won Jill, the girl who's always rocked his world, you’d think life would be heaven on earth for Shinta Mori. In a way, it is. But maybe he’s underestimated the fact that he’s a hunky movie star in Japan while his girl is ruling the indie music scene all the way in Manila.

When he spends a long-awaited vacation with her--through impromptu performances, frenzied flyer distribution, and unhinged radio guestings--he realizes how imperfect his seemingly perfect life is. And he begins to wonder if what they have is strong enough to survive years of being apart.

Can Shinta prove he’s worthy of the spotlight the universe shines on him? And more importantly, deserving of the devotion of a young girl in love?

My Review:

Songs to Make You Stay definitelymade mestay glued to the story till the wee hours of midnight,wishing for my own dreamy Japanese actor.  As expected, Jay E. Tria gave us another swoon-worthy sequel to her Playlist series. To know more about the Jay E. Tria’s books, you can read my review of Songs of Our Breakup and Songs to Get Over You here or go to Jay’s website here.

The story revolved around the ups and downs ofShinta and Jill’s relationship as a couple, and how two people from different culture and background keep their love despite the odds.It was the continuation of their love story in book 1, but this time, we see itthroughShinta’s eyes.

I feel conflicted right now. I have a crush on Shinta in the first book (who doesn’t?). Then I read book two and I was rooting so hard for Miki (because how can you not?) and then this. It’s crazy amazing how Jay told the individual story of her characters. You will feel the instant connection to them and will relate to their struggles and emotions as if they were yours.Aside from that, her rich description of places and atmosphere will transport you from your bed to the busy street of Japan to the relaxing place of Doozy Books and Coffee and to the Trainman’s gigs.

And don’t get me started on all the evocative song lyrics in Trainman’s album. It should have a different post because it will be a long rave review. I’m begging all the composers, if you’re reading this, please put some melodies in Jay’s song lyrics because I can’t wait to hear them all on repeat.

Songs to Make You Stay can stand alone as a story, in my opinion but I stillstrongly suggest you get Songs of Our Breakup and Songs to Get Over You. I seriously enjoyed reading this story and I would recommend it to everyone.


*An electronic review copy was provided by the author for an honest review. (Thanks, Jay!)

About the Author:
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Hi! I'm a writer of contemporary Young Adult and New Adult romance. These days I'm writing paranormal/fantasy too, and it's a fun exercise. I'm often inspired by daydreams, celebrity crushes, a childhood fascination of Japanese drama and manga, and an incessant itch to travel.

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