My rating: 5 of 5 stars
➳A love story with unexpected twists and turns that will make you swoon over Charlie’s sweet charisma and Hudson’s warm heart…
➳After coming back from reading a dark romance, a change of pace was needed for sure. Thank the heavens I had this beauty waiting for me ready to be devoured and snuggled with. I was hooked the instant I read the words “rockstar” and “single mother” because my weakness for single parents romances are always up there as my favorite tropes. And after encountering new authors and taking the risk of reading their novels, I just know I will keep it flowing with Jasmin’s writing. The sweetness and that touch of alpha male possessiveness if present, and my readers, you know how much I love me a jealous alpha. And with Hudson there is nothing more than just love and passion towards the ones he cares for and also his music.
➳Right off the bat, we know that Charlie is a single mother of a cute and adorable baby girl. She is also in the midst of opening her own bakery after rebuilding her life once again from a tragic past. A past in which she is very delicate about sharing with others. After the tragedy that happened to her, she found comfort in Hannah. A widowed old lady who lives by herself and was friends with Charlie’s grandmother who was like a mother to her. When she moves in with Hannah, she is hesitant at first because she knows she does not want to bother anyone or intrude anyone’s time. Hannah has non of it and brings her to the comfort of her home. Instantly she is in love with Mira, Charlie’s baby girl. I mean, who wouldn’t be after the way Jasmin describes her? That’s when we also meet Hudson. The single rockstar who is looking to move farther away from the celebrity scene for a while for the sake of getting hit with inspiration for his next big hits. When he meets Charlie and Mira, and sees that they are both living in his house… Oh yeah, did I forget to mention Hannah is Hudson’s grandmother? Well yeah, and they are all now living together. Do you think it bothers Hudson? On the contrary! He is in love with the idea, because the moment he sees Hannah, inspiration hits him to write and write more and more music. The melody is there, the rhythm is hitting him hard, and he knows that he cannot be far away from her. So when he asks Charlie to stay living in his house for the sake of her being his muse, Charlie feels like its a bad idea. But why try to play with temptation when we all know it always wins?
➳When the truth comes out, Charlie must learn that opening her heart to Hudson will be a risk that she is willing to take. We don’t get a point of view coming from Hudson. The novel overall is written in the first point of view of Charlie’s, so the inner thoughts coming from Hudson are not described. But in some way it was refreshing to read something from just the female’s point of view. Her inner battles are what makes Charlie an ideal character to have an inner connection because of her past, it has made her into a strong individual who has lots of potential of striving in the world. With the help of Hudson, she knows that having a friendship is better than having nothing. But Hudson is having none of that. All he wants is to have Charlie as his, and his only. That possessive side of him is what makes me swoon, but also his love for baby Mira is what makes the reader swoon even more.
➳Overall, I am glad I gave this novel a chance because now I am actually hyped to see if we get Gabe’s (Hudson’s brother) and Mo’s (Charlie’s best friend) story because those two are a mystery that needs to be revealed. Especially now that they live close to each other. Thank you so much to Jasmin Miller for allowing me to read an advance copy of her beauty, I am utterly excited for everyone else to enjoy this cup of tea that concludes of Charlie and Hudson. Do not miss out on this rockstar that will melt you away with music, and his warm heart.
➳ARC kindly provided by the author, in exchange for an honest review…
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Jasmin Miller is a professional lover of books and cake (preferably together) as well as a fangirl extraordinaire. She loves to read and write about anything romantic and never misses a chance to swoon over characters. Originally from Germany, she now lives in the western US with her husband and three little humans that keep her busy day and night.