Review ~ Love Struck by Laurelin McGee

LoveStruckBook: Love Struck

Series: Miss Match #2

Author: Laurelin McGee

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Format: e-book

Page Count: 336

Published: St. Martin’s, February 2, 2016

Source: Publisher

Lacy Dawson is a young singer-songwriter with a record deal, a studio gig, and a serious case of writer’s block. After looking for love songs in all the wrong places, she finds inspiration at an online support group called Song Writers Anonymous. Thanks to one mysterious member who motivates her and inspires her, Lacy’s career is back on track. But is she ready to meet her sexy musical muse…face to face?

Eli is definitely interested in hooking up with Lacy, aka “LoveCoda.” But between writing her new album and his band’s success, they can’t find the time to face the music-or each other-about their burgeoning online romance. All that changes when Eli and Lucy get booked on tour together. In person, the attraction is all too real and explosive. They both should walk away, but once they are in each other’s arms, there is no turning back…



Ever heard of the movie You’ve Got Mail, with Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks? It was a sweet movie. Kinda was the definition of romance when I was younger. Well, this book followed the same idea, only it was sexier, funnier,  sweeter, definitely more romantic, with the same level of emotional, and of course, with a happy ending.

Having had my share of internet romanticism-in my youth, mind you, nowadays I’m strictly more adult in the virtual world- and my own kind of blockage, I loved the premise of this story. It took me back, no matter how much more we’re involved with internet these days. I was almost immediately smitten with the idea of people with the same passion coming together on a platform to share everything about it. I do the same with books, while Eli and Lacey had their music. And music was the basis of their story. It made me happy that since they were both musicians, their passion wasn’t pushed aside once their romance began. Music was in a supporting role, like a best friend who played matchmaker.

Ever since reading the first of this series, MISS MATCH, I found I liked the way Laurelin McGee wrote her heroes, and Eli was no exception. He was the subtle kind of hero, not possessive in an obvious way, but passionate and funny and sweet. Lacey was the same. She kicked the ass of her problems, found a way to heal herself, through both music and Eli, and helped him do the same. They were the perfect example of what Jerry Maguire was talking about when he said Dorothy completed him. I think Eli and Lacey complimented and completed each other in such a way that it was almost impossible not to like them as a couple. And I might’ve had my reservations about the hero of the previous book at first, but had no such loss of time in here with Eli.

Since this story had music in its core, I have to mention that it was charming to read the lyrics of both Eli and Lacey’s songs as they came to them. It was such a nice gesture for the reader. My inside voice probably killed them dead, but still, it was nice.

A sweet and sexy, easy to read story of two people who share their love and their music, I add four spoonfuls of this into my hodgepodge. Now, I think it’s time to get back to Goodreads and to the people I share my passion with.



Miss Match series by Laurelin McGee:

  1. Miss Match
  2. MisTaken (Book 1.5)
  3. Love Struck

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