Title: Face the Music
Series: Love, Hate, Rock-n-Roll
Book #: 3
Author: J.B. Salsbury
Side note: I recommend you read the other books in the series.
Good reads: 4.43
Tie up lose ends: 5
Have I read other books by the author: Yes.
Recommend: The Fighting Series and Love, Hate, Rock-n-Roll
Will I read more: Yes.
Thoughts of the author:
I always enjoy reading books by this author. I love how even though this is a spin off series I have
loved each book in both series. I am constantly making sure I know when the next book is
coming out. I also admit I reread the previous books in the series before I read the new book.
You can say I am a huge fan!! The main characters in this book had been in the previous books
and I couldn't wait to read this book. The author did the characters justice and the anticipation
was well worth it!!
Pastor Ben Langley tragically lost his wife six years ago while she was giving birth to their child. He is having a hard time being both parents and moving on without his wife. He has dedicated his life to the ministry and to his child. As she is getting older he feels like he isn't equipped to answer all the questions she has. Ben still believes he needs to honor his vows to his wife even though she is no longer living. Ben starts to feel like there might be more to life than the ministry and has an on going battle with himself.
Ashleigh is a bartender and never graduated. She dresses in a sexy and what some would call provocative. She lives her life day to day with no restrictions. Ashleigh comes off as a confident woman who is comfortable in her own skin, but only a few know the real Ashleigh. One night stands are what she thinks she deserves. But as her obsession with her pastor grows she becomes more confused. Her crush on the Pastor becomes so much more then him being eye candy for her during Sunday Mass.
When Ashleigh is asked to watch the pastors daughter she is sure she is not the best option. But Ben trust her and believes she will be an excellent role model for his daughter. Will Ashleigh ever see her own worth. Will Ben ever be able to move on with his life?
Think back to 10 or 15 years ago. Where did you think you would be in your life? Are you where you thought to be? Is it better? Is it worse? Or is it different?
Well, if you asked me 15 years ago where I would be in life it would not be where I am today. 15 years ago I wanted to be a teacher, married, kids, and living in the state I grew up in. I thought my best friends and I would live near each other and would have our kids grow up together. I thought my family and my husbands family would all get together on holiday's and birthday's. Something out of a Hallmark movie.
So, where am I 15 years later. I am not a teacher and I work two jobs. I am married to the man I wanted to married and we do have kids. I don't live in the state we grew up in. We ended up moving shortly after we got married. We had to look at our situation and find a better fit as to were we wanted to raise our children. My main extended family lives close, but my husband's family has ended up in a few different states. My best friends live in a different state than me, but live 9 to 12 hours away. We do make it work though. We try to see each other once a year and we talk on the phone a lot. Our kids might not be in the same state, but between the phone calls and video chatting they consider each other cousins.
Since my life is not a Hallmark movie the question is would I change it? In some ways yes and some ways no. I would like for my best friends to be closer and I would have liked to have our extend family closer. I grew up with extended family always around and always being close. Then again maybe we would not get along as well as I had imagined it.
I love my life for the most part!! As crazy as it is, as much as I am constantly running around, constantly complaining, and sometimes just want a break I wouldn't change it. There are day's I am surprised I still have my hair, my voice, and my mind. I consider it a day in the life of a mom. In the grand scheme of things it is the most rewarding job. I am also writing this with the kids in school and the school hasn't called today. I actually had time to clean the house and there are no one is sick. Fingers crossed!! So, today is a good day at least until 3 o'clock then I can't guarantee I will feel the same way.
Shh!! Me Time!!