Love Songs & Other Lies has it all: a heart-stinging romance, main characters you will fall in love with, and a poignant backstory that will keep you guessing throughout. I could not put this book down!

Pennington alternates brilliantly between Vee and Cam’s perspectives, as well as the present and their senior year of high school. Her transitions are timed perfectly so that each chapter is satisfying, yet leaves you hungry for more.

The romance between Vee and Cam is so passionate and all-consuming, and it was so much fun to read. It’s also messy and complicated and everything that will keep readers absolutely hooked into the story.

Music books are definitely a hot trend in YA right now, and this is easily my favorite of the ones I’ve read so far. The music in this one really adds to the tone and spirit of the story. If only books came with soundtracks, because this book definitely deserves one!

This was such a strong debut novel for Pennington, and I can’t wait to see more from her in the future.

About the Book



It’s summer romance and second chances, the songs that stay in your head, and the boy you’ll never forget.

Two years after rock-song-worthy heartbreak, Virginia Miller is looking forward to a fun, carefree summer. Her friends just landed a spot on a battling bands reality show, and Vee is joining them for her dream internship on tour. Three months with future rockstars seems like an epic summer plan. Until she learns she’ll also be sharing the bus with Cam. Her first love, and her first heartbreak. Now Vee has more than just cameras to dodge, and Cam’s determination to win her forgiveness is causing TMZ-worthy problems for both of them. With cameras rolling, she’ll have to decide if her favorite breakup anthem deserves a new ending. And if she’s brave enough to expose her own secrets to keep Cam’s under wraps.

About the Author


I’m a novelist (almost) patiently awaiting the publication of my debut YA novel, LOVE SONGS & OTHER LIES, coming out April 2018. I write contemporary YA fiction, mainly romance. There has to be at least some inkling of love! I live in Michigan with my tech-geek husband and my totally adorable 1-year-old son, Rory. Seriously, he’s crazy-adorable. If you don’t believe me check out my instagram feed! When I’m not writing I also own an event design firm where I plan & design weddings. And yes, I do have some good wedding stories–I just can’t share most of them. So basically, my life is all about love!

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