Melody is Mercy, however, her family thinks she's dead and her new name is Mercy. The story takes place mostly in 1999, and I thought the author did a good job staying true to those times with bands, etc. Mercy is a lost soul with a complicated side to her.
Two men play a part in her life, Ash the hopeful actor and Brad, the drummer in her band. She likes them both, but as a reader, we know only one of them is right for her. Through this story, we go through life's struggles with Mercy until she finally grows into a strong individual, getting over the hurt of her past from her parents.
The story ends in present day witch Mercy getting her happily ever after, which as a reader I was very ready for. At times I felt like this story dragged and I was ready for it to fast forward. Each scene presented added to the story, but I still felt like it dragged a bit at times.
Over all, I liked the story and I would read more from this author. Her writing is good and her descriptions make you feel as though you're there and can feel the emotions. I haven't read Just One Night yet, but after meeting Kasie and Robert in this story and Just Once More, I'm interested to see how their story came about.
About The BookIn the instant international sensation Just One Night, sensible Kasie Fitzgerald unleashed her passions—and found herself—through an explosive affair. In Just One Lie, we meet Kasie’s wild and tortured sister, whose impulsivity and lack of self-control has set off a chain of events that changes her family forever.
Melody Fitzgerald is the opposite of the “perfect” daughter. The lead singer of an indie rock band, she is impulsive and creative, with a rebellious streak that both defines her and becomes her greatest enemy. Her lover, the enticing and unpredictable Ash, shares her free spirit and penchant for trouble. On the face of it, he seems to be her perfect match.
So why is she so drawn to her soft spoken, reliable drummer, Brad Witmer? How can a man who wears polo shirts and reads the financial section of the paper be of any interest to her at all? And why on earth does someone like that appear to be so captivated by her?
Before she knows it, Melody finds herself on a path of self-discovery, passion, and affairs of the heart. But will a dark secret from her past derail it all? Or will its exposure be the very thing that unburdens her heart and allows her to seek a future with the one man who loves her completely?