Release Date: February 12 , 2015
Emily Portman loves her job. A writer for Breakout! Magazine, she shadows and showcases up-and-coming bands. When her next assignment takes her to Austin, Texas, she can’t wait to add the city to her map of places she’s visited. Places she’s left without looking back. Her plan is to keep moving on, and the last thing she needs is a man holding her back. She’s not going down that road again.
Tyler Macy is stuck in a rut. Despite his exceptional talent as a musician, he has chosen to take a backseat with his music and let others grab the limelight. Wounded and mistrustful, he doesn’t appreciate his friends’ efforts to bring him back to center stage. Emily comes onto the scene and sees his full potential, but he fights to stay in the shadows, shutting her out before she can add to the scars another woman gave him.
For Tyler to find his music again, he needs to accept the help that Emily and their friends offer. When he discovers that his muse lies underneath Emily’s skin, it is still not enough to keep her from walking away. Neither will admit what they really want until it is too late.
Emily is once again thrown in Tyler’s path when she is assigned to join them on tour. Despite the pain in his past, Tyler sees that she is worth it, even if she’s stolen both his heart and peace of mind. In order for them to be together, they both must discover whether the music and their passion are enough to overcome the obstacles that separate them.
Maybe finding love is worth the risk.
Walking toward him is like trudging through the deepest mud, but I hold my head high, my hands in my pockets and strides long. When I’m less than a foot away, his head turns toward me without lifting his chin, and he looks up from under his brows. The white smoke from his cigarette causes his eyes to nearly close before he pulls it from his lips and exhales upward into the air.
I’m struck by how incredibly handsome he is in black wool and new jeans. I want to know if his skin feels hot under his clothes and if his back feels the same when I scratch fingernails across his spine. My fists clench in my coat pockets at the thought. This is going to be so much harder than I’d been prepared for.
Every time Amber’s new book lands on my kindle, I open it, read three words and then close it again. Not because I can’t get into it, but because I know that I’ll get sucked right on in and read the entire thing in one sitting. I never want to start, because I don’t want it to finish too quickly.
The story of Emily and Tyler is one that many people can relate to. Despite the whole band/music journalist situation, the way they deal with their feelings for each other from their friends and colleagues is something many of us have had to do.
Tyler could quite easily become a book boyfriend heartthrob, with his immense talent, good looks, and… Where was I? Any woman would be honoured and flattered to become a muse for someone such as Tyler, I know I would.
I envy Johnson’s ability to write in such a variety of genres and styles. Maybe, is as different from her other books as chalk and cheese. Yet, the one thing they all have in common, is their ability to suck you into the world created by Johnson. Her writing is flawless and fluid. Every single book, Maybe included, I can imagine as either a TV series or a movie. Her characters are vivid and realistic and come to life on the page.
I highly recommend any of these books to anyone looking for an escape, be it for a couple of hours or a couple of days. I forsee her career blooming and blossoming with every release.
A true child of music, Amber’s parents surrounded her with the loudest beats they could find, molding her into a girl who found inspiration and meaning in lyrics and chords. Raised on John Hughes movies, Luck Dragons, and pirate ships, she dreamed of love and adventure. When Amber began to create her own world, she envisioned a place where Happy Ever Afters do exist. Since then, she has authored several romance novels, all of which focus on songs and the way they can touch people’s lives. Music may not be able to fix a broken heart, but it can provide one hell of a soundtrack for healing.A full-time wife and mother with a full-time job, Amber finds her muse in everyday life and the people who bring her inspiration.