Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you are having a blessed day with family and friends… and yummy food!
Drive by Kate Stewart is easily one of my favorite books of 2017! It’s a completely unique New Adult Romance, mingled with amazing music and lots of heart and soul! Since I’m feeling festive today, let’s celebrate with a Turkey Day GiveAway for an original signed copy of Drive to one lucky winner ~ see the details below to enter!
Music . . . the heart’s greatest librarian.
The average song is three and a half minutes long; those three and a half minutes could lead to a slow blink, a glimpse of the past, or catapult the soul into heart-shattering nostalgia.
At the height of my career, I had the life I wanted, the life I’d always envisioned. I’d found my tempo, my rhythm. Then I received a phone call that left me off key.
You see, my favorite songs had a way of playing simultaneously. I was in love with one man’s beats and another’s lyrics. But when it came to the soundtrack of a life, how could anyone choose a favorite song? So, to erase any doubt, I ditched my first-class ticket and decided to take a drive, fixed on the rearview.
And the long road home to the man who was waiting for me.
Okay, I have heard so much raving about Drive by Kate Stewart that my curiosity was definitely piqued with this book from the get-go. I haven’t read any of her books before, and other than reading the synopsis and knowing the story had to do with music, that’s really all I had going in.
Drive is a coming of age journey of finding yourself and following your heart, and it felt completely unique and different from others I’ve read. It’s a beautifully written story, with so much heart and soul in it, along with raw, real, and relatable characters. Kate Stewart did an amazing job with this and is definitely one of my new favorite rockstars of writing!
There was such a diverse mix of characters in this story! I loved Stella’s feisty and quirky personality. She was flawed and relatable – waiting tables and scraping pennies to pay her bills as she struggled through her college years. I also really enjoyed her relationships with her family and friends. They were very true to life, and the kind of family that you can’t live with and you can’t live without.
As a native Texas girl myself, I really enjoyed the setting of the story in Austin, and I loved the music interwoven throughout! Each song fit every chapter perfectly and brought back so many nostalgic memories of my late teens and early twenties in the 90’s. I definitely agree with the concept of how music reaches into your soul. There are so many songs from the 80’s and 90’s that I listen to, and I can tell you in complete detail when I first heard them and the emotions I was feeling at the time. Although I am in my early forties now, I am still a concert junkie who loves the feelings and the rush in watching a live band in person – the emotions with music never go away!
‘When a certain song plucked those strings in my chest, I felt it all, and it was freedom. Those songs didn’t judge or tell me I was a fool for feeling the way I did. They told me they were with me. It was how I balanced my life and my passion.’
I am curious if the impact this story made on me would have been taken away had I not listened to the music from Stewart’s playlist for each chapter. The music was great though, so I would definitely recommend listening as well to soak up all of the intended feels!
Since I basically went into this blind, I really don’t want to give too much more of the story away. It completely pulled on every one of my heartstrings and left me mixed up in emotions for days when I was done. It is such a sweet, angsty, passionate, reflective, and unputdownable read. If you are one to steer away from possible love triangles, please do not hesitate in reading this, because you will miss out on a beautiful journey and one hell of a ride!
What more can I say than I TOTALLY loved this and would give it more daisies if I had them. Easily a Top 2017 Read for me!
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Kate Stewart lives in Charleston, S.C. with her husband, Nick, and her naughty beagle, Sadie. A native of Dallas, Kate moved to Charleston three weeks after her first visit, dropping her career of 8 years, and declaring it her creative muse. Kate pens messy, sexy, angst-filled contemporary romance as well as romantic comedy and erotic suspense because it’s what she loves as a reader. A lover of all things ’80s and ’90s, especially John Hughes films and rap, she dabbles a little in photography, can knit a simple stitch scarf for necessity only and does a horrible job of playing the ukulele. Aside from running a mile without collapsing, traveling is the only other must on her bucket list. On occasion, she does very well at vodka.
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