Sara's Review: Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin by Mariana Zapata
REVIEWER PURCHASE PUBLISHER: Tantor Audio
NARRATOR: Carly Robins RELEASED: November 3, 2015 GENRE: CONTEMPORARY ROMANCE, COMEDY LENGTH: 9 hours and 8 minutes FORMAT: EBOOK, PAPERBACK, AUDIBLE
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Twenty-six-year-old Gaby Barreto might be a lot of things (loyal, sarcastic, one of the guys and a pain in the butt depending on which family member you ask), but dumb isn’t one of them. When her twin brother invites her to go on tour as his band’s merch girl, she isn’t exactly screaming at the top of her lungs with joy.
With no job opportunities pounding on her door, an ex-boyfriend she would still like to castrate, and no end in sight to moving out of her parents’ house in Dallas… it would be dumb to say no to the chance of a lifetime. Two bands, three continents, one tour. Spending the next ninety-plus days with three beloved idiots and eight complete strangers shouldn’t be a big deal, right?
If only the singer of the headlining band didn’t have tattoos... a great personality… a fantastic body… and if he wasn’t so funny….
Let’s be real: Gaby never had a chance against Sacha Malykhin FIVE BOUNDLESS STARS
I typically don’t like books with musicians but every once in a while one will utterly surprise me, and I will find myself falling head over heels in love with the characters. That was the case with Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin. Gabby AKA Flabby is that cool chick that tends to be one of the guys. She goes with the flow and doesn’t take herself or a bunch of dudes too seriously. Then there is Sasha AKA Sassy, the lead singer of the headlining band. He is gorgeous and so entirely down to earth and not a douche like that “character” is usually depicted. I loved it. I loved all the characters in this story and their dynamic with Gabby, she was effervescent and full of wonderful, joyous spark. The love story with her and Sasha was the icing on an already rich beautiful cake. But once again Zapata is the “Queen of the Slow Burn.” I haven’t read all her books but close, and it is so far her trademark, and she is so fantastic at it. I am giving Rhythm, Chord & Malykhin 5 Boundless Stars, I loved it, and it wouldn’t get anything less.