What do you do when you fall in love with your best friend’s boyfriend?
That is the question that twenty-six year-old Justine Sterling has been asking herself ever since the day she met David Whitman, her best friend Renee’s boyfriend. Justine is determined to ignore her growing feelings for the irresistibly charming David, until one night, when she finds herself in the bed of the one person she should stay away from.
When Justine and David’s affair ends in heartbreak, Justine is forced to repair the damaged friendship with her best friend. In doing so, she learns that right and wrong decisions aren’t always black and white, and sometimes you have to follow your heart to see where it leads.
Our story starts with Justine retelling the high school memories of meeting and “falling in love” with her best friend Renee. The two are fast friends and go off to college together in Los Angeles. While living in Los Angeles, post graduation, we witness the dating disasters of Justine and Renee’s new relationship with David. Unfortunately for Justine, she like David a little too much, and when Renee comes back from Boston and finds them in bed together… well that’s where the story begins. Present day, post-David, both Renee and Justine are back in Boston and are friends again. However, Justine is suffering from a break up after a year long relationship with David. (Yes, that David!) Will Justine get her groove back?
This story is fun and entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed the voice and first person narration. So often I’ve read books where using this style fell flat. However, in this book there were well developed and supporting characters to provide addition insight into the events and plot that the story was fully developed and multidimensional.
This novel had wonderful and nostalgic details about teenagers growing up in the 90’s. The girly and rebellious teenage years of Renee and Justine add depth and character to this wonderful story of rediscovery.
…………………………………………..Don’t forget the TOUR………………………………………..
Renee Evans has a knack for trouble. After walking in on her best friend and boyfriend in bed together, twenty-five year-old Renee flees sunny Los Angeles and her dream job as a music journalist and returns to her hometown of Boston – only to meet Dylan Cavallari, the mysterious, aspiring musician who lives in her apartment building. Dylan’s piercing gaze and womanizing demeanor make him exactly the type of guy that Renee should steer clear of – which is most likely the reason she falls for him. But when Renee’s troublesome ex comes back and threatens to drive her and Dylan apart, Renee is forced to face her past and save her relationship with Dylan before it’s too late.
Sound Bites dramatizes what happens when Renee finds herself caught between a painful past and an uncertain future. Happiness turns out to be within her grasp, but it all depends on whether she can trust herself enough to make the right decisions. Sound Bites is a novel about love, friendship, betrayal, forgiveness, and the power of music to help you find your way.