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.
Maybe is a story about hopes and dreams and finding love in the most unexpected of places.
Love books about musicians? Then don’t miss Amber Johnson’s Maybe, with the smoldering, brilliant Mace and the talented, smart and beautiful Emily. Firmly rooted in the music town of Austin, Texas, this story is an sexy, smart and poignant romance that will tug at your heartstrings.
I am totally swooning over Tyler Macy, who is so sensitive and gun-shy that he hands over the lead role in his band to another singer so he can retreat to the background. Enter Emily, a tough-on-the-outside journalist who doesn’t want to love Tyler, but she does. She has her own dreams that took a backseat to her current profession, and wrestles with not letting anyone to close to her wounded heart.
“When the memories of another time come flooding back too fast, I stop and drop gently to the floor, removing my shoes and lying on my back to stare at the ceiling. It wasn’t a blown-out knee that had changed everything. The man I loved couldn’t bear to see our promised future torn apart. I couldn’t be who I’d set out to be, and he couldn’t take the person I wanted to become instead.”
These two make an unlikely, damaged duo, but their chemistry is undeniable and their sexy times burn up the pages!! I was rooting for both of these incredibly fragile souls from the very beginning and Ms. Johnson makes their stories believable and their characters very, very real. The whole music scene and musician’s life is very intoxicating and seductive, and is described very, very realistically.
“I could have written an entire song in that bed with her, the notes were so loud. Tasting her and touching her? A symphony.”
This is a compelling, romantic and often funny story and I highly recommend it to any fan of rock star romance!
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.