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March 23, 2015

In Tune With Love {Amy Matayo}

in tune with love
April is willing to do anything for her sister’s wedding—until she comes face to face with a guy from her past.

April Quinn is thrilled to be her sister’s maid of honor, until the wedding coordinator quits and the responsibilities get dumped on her. It’s April’s worst nightmare—especially since her sister has more objections and opinions than a lawyer presenting a high-profile court case. When the wedding singer walks out at the last-minute, her sister hires a replacement. When April finds out who the replacement is, she’s ready to call it quits as well. Because there’s only one person in April’s past that she never wanted to see again, and her sister just handed him a front row seat to the wedding.

Jack Vaughn finally has the career he’s always wanted. After playing in bars and singing in weddings as a struggling musician for half a decade, he’s just released his second album and sales are skyrocketing. But while visiting his parent’s Nashville home the weekend before his first headline tour, he runs into an old friend. When she asks him for a last-minute favor, he can’t bring himself to say no. Even though saying yes means he has to come face to face with April Quinn—the girl who hasn't spoken to him in years.

And rightly so, since he stole something from her that he’ll never be able to repay.

My Thoughts:
This is the fifth book in the Year of Weddings 2 series. Although it wasn't my favorite, it was still a good read.

April and Kristen seem to have the typical sister relationship - the older one is demanding while the younger complains, yet does anything for her sister. Little sister, April, is working hard trying to make it in Nashville, but seems to be going no-where.

I never really got a true feel for Jack. I felt his character could have been developed a little more so we could find a way to connect with him. He just came across as another home town boy who got his big break and thinks pretty highly of himself.

This was a fast read, with the typical ending you would come to expect from a novella love story. Although this was the first in the series (so far) where the wedding didn't include the main character, it was still a fun story to read.

Amy Matayo graduated from John Brown University with a degree in Journalism. Afterwards, she went to work at DaySpring Cards, where she worked for seven years. After the birth of her first child, she became a freelance writer for David C. Cook before pursuing novel writing full time. The Wedding Game won the 2012 ACFW Genesis award and is her first novel. Her second in the series—Love Gone Wild—releases March 1, 2014.

As the mother of four children with a husband immersed in political life, Amy has very little free time, preferring to spend that time enjoying intellectual pursuits such as: watching television with her feet propped up, watching movies with a bucket of popcorn, and watching her laundry pile high—with no desire to do anything about it.