Sunday, July 6, 2014

Book Review - Guitar Face by Sasha Marshall

My Thoughts

Guitar Face is the story of Henley who started playing the guitar at age 5 and was a prodigy by age 12. She's the lead singer of the band Abandoned Shadow touring with her brother's band Broken Access. All of them are super close having grown up together. Then a tragedy happens (full out cried while reading as it happened and still get choked up thinking about it) and Henley not only stops playing music, but she travels the world trying to find peace. 

She returns home to photograph a Broken Access concert and comes face to face with her brother's best friend, Jagger who she has been in love with since the sixth grade. The chemistry between them is off the charts. I love the banter between all of them especially Kip. He is hilarious, sweet, naughty, and inappropriate, but damn if that didn't make me crush on him just a little harder. He made me laugh and I just love him. The moment where everyone working on the tour lines up to protect her with their hands on their hearts slayed me. With her mom and dad dropping off a suitcase Henley finds out that Jagger has conspired to get her to come out on tour with them. She agrees and while on tour the guys all work together to get Henley playing music again. I love that it was a little boy that got her to pick up her guitar again. At the same time she and Jagger being their relationship which has its challenges. You can't help but want a happily ever after for two people who have loved each other since they were kids.

I give Guitar Face 5 hearts!

About the Book

Henley Hendrix has been a guitar prodigy since the age of 12, and has grown up in rock-n-roll her entire life. By the age of 22 she was the Queen of rock-n-roll, and lead singer/guitarist in her band Abandoned Shadow. Women wanted to be her, and men simply wanted her. Tragedy strikes and she walks away from music for four years. She spends four years attempting to pick up the pieces of her life, then she is slowly pulled back to the only things she has ever loved, music and Jagger Carlyle. 

Jagger is People's Sexiest Man Alive, and rock's biggest bad boy, and every woman wants to bed him, while every man wants to be him. Jagger presses her to tour with his and her brother's band, Broken Access, and sparks fly. Her eyes are opened back up to music, and to the boy she fell in love with in the sixth grade.
The journey is marked by Henley's fears of her past, and how to proceed with her music career. She is surrounded by comic relief, and most of all love, but will the pressures of the rich and famous be too much after her sabbatical? Will the cameras and the women be too much for her?

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About the Author

I have a pretty abrasive sense of humor, and I speak "guy" on most days. I love music, so incorporating it into Guitar Face was only natural. I toured with The Allman Brothers Band as a concert photographer during 2009, and gained a great deal of insight into the music industry and the lives of the rich and famous, and readers can see a good deal of that in the book. 

I live in Georgia, and have three dogs who drive me crazy. Most of my book was written while a mini schnauzer, 80 lb. lab, and an American Bulldog puppy (who is part monster and part baby doll, and possibly a tad of goat) all seeing who can sit closest to me. 

I enjoy tattoos, art, music, writing, reading, and photography. I love my boys bad, and tattoos are a must!

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