Blog Tour and Giveaway: Under the Spotlight by Angie Stanton
After an embarrassing stint on a reality-TV music competition years ago, Riley vowed never to sing again. Now she's behind the scenes, working at the prestigious Sound Sync recording studio, and life is looking up. But then Garrett Jamieson, the oldest brother in the famous Jamieson brothers band, crashes into her world.
Garrett has hit rock bottom, and he is desperate to reinvent himself. After calling in a few favors, he ends up working at Sound Sync to learn the ropes of record producing from the industry's best. And he can't believe his luck when he discovers that Riley has been keeping a secret—she is an amazing singer. By producing her album, he's sure to top the record charts again. But Garrett is forced to use every trick in his arsenal to persuade the sassy girl to record.
Riley refuses to sing—or even entertain the thought of it—and sparks fly as Garrett finally meets his match. But in the heat of the moment, one stolen kiss changes everything. Will Riley be the first person to finally rein Garrett in, or will Garrett succeed in getting Riley back under the spotlight?
I went into this story blind. I hadn't read the first two books... But since this was considered a standalone in a series, I thought, "what the heck, it sounds good." I think maybe I should have read the first two books. Even in standalone series, there is background in each book that truly is vital to each book. I felt a little lost in this book at times...
With that being said, the story is a good story. It's told well. The tug and pull in this book kept me reading. The characters relationships are inviting and engaging.
I usually enjoy YA books, and I really did enjoy this book. However, there was something missing for me. I am not sure what it was. I felt a disconnect. Maybe it was because I hadn't read the beginning of the series. So, that is what I plan to do. I plan to read the first two books, then reread this one. I don't feel it fair to the author that I write a full review on this book until I have read the whole series.
Angie Stanton never planned on writing books—she wanted to be a Rockette. However, growing up in rural America with her brothers’ 4-H pigs as pets, she found that dance didn’t quite work out. Instead, she became an avid daydreamer. After years of perfecting stories in her head, she began to write them down, and the rest is history. When not writing, she loves watching natural disaster movies, going to Broadway musicals, and dipping French fries in chocolate shakes.