Thursday, September 3, 2015

Book Review: Notch in Your Belt by Kayla Bain-Vrba

Wyatt is a successful country music star who has harbored a serious crush on his band mate, Bryce. They spent six great months on tour together and grew very close. However, Wyatt is sure his good friend is as straight as an arrow and would never return his feelings. Because of this, Wyatt has been suffering from writer's block. His manager and the record company are frantic desperate, so they enlist Bryce's help to cheer Wyatt up and inspire him. What happens next neither man could have imagined.

I was really intrigued by the first half of this short story. I liked seeing how Wyatt's melancholy was affecting not only his life, but his lucrative career. The rapport between Wyatt and Bryce was really great to see as well, until things took a turn. That's when the book started to read like angsty fanfiction and I wondered what happened. The reasoning behind Wyatt's actions were silly and I couldn't believe this grown man actually thought it was okay to do what he did. If I were Bryce's friend, I would have told him to run far, far away and never look back.

While the overall premise was interesting, this book just didn't work for me.

The publisher provided a copy of this book, via Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review.

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~ M

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