Genres: Contemporary Romance
Published by Entangled Publishing on March 26, 2013
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Touted by the tabloids as the biggest rock star of our generation, Abigail Kelly is used to being in the spotlight. But beyond the glam of Hollywood, her world is falling apart. Still reeling from the death of her brother and wilting under the iron fist of Max, her manager, Abby banishes herself to the secluded beaches of Florida for the summer, thinking some anonymity and sunshine are just what she needs. What she finds, instead, is Todd, an ex-marine eager to embrace life after war. Together, Abby and Todd find the balance Abby’s life has been missing.
That is, until Max resurfaces, demanding Abby return to Los Angeles to record her band’s newest album. As the pressures of public appearances, paparazzi, and late-night recordings start to mount, Abby will have to risk everything or lose the life she always dreamed of.
Ophelia London’s ABBY ROAD is a love letter to music—both the kind you cherish and the kind you create—as well as a beautiful love story that proves even when everyone in the world can recognize your face, the only people who matter are those who can see inside your heart.
If anyone dislikes the Beatles… I’m sorry, but we can never be friends. Ever. I will not understand you. That being said, I want to meet Abigail Kelly. She has made it onto my list of fictional characters that I’d love to meet in real life.
Abigail Kelly started college wanting to go into the Fine Arts, maybe being a painter or something of the sort. But by a complete accident, she was working at her summer job at a record studio, and was helping her boss test out some new equipment and BAM! Her voice was discovered.
Fast forward a few years and she’s an international superstar — but with major anxiety issues. The paparazzi are after her every move, and she’s lost her brother… after a breakdown, she’s decided to take a full summer off — not something her agent is fully ok with, but he’s a skeeze.
Abby finds herself staying with her sister in a small community in Florida, where she finds herself breaking into a store to keep from being recognized by teen girls — and in this store? Todd.
Between Abby’s love of Beatles music, Todd’s love of the Rat Pack music, and the majority of other awesome music mentioned in this book, as an audiophile and bibliophile, my mind was fully satisfied. Each chapter is the title of a Beatle’s song. And I repeat, I want to meet Abby in real life — the real Abby, not the fake one that the world sees — and when you read the book, you’ll understand what I mean by that.
And you should definitely read the book, especially if you have a love of good music, good writing, and complex characters. You won’t always like the two main characters, but that makes them more human and real. I’ll add that I also want to meet Abby’s personal assistant and best friend, Molly. As a secondary character, Molly is fantastic, British and hysterical.
When you find a book that’s relatable, even when the main character is so huge and you’re just an average person… it’s pretty awesome and well worth reading. And I think every woman should wish for a Todd. A guy who won’t settle for less, who will push you to be better — not different, not changing who you are, but simply a better version. And whose name isn’t Jack.