Title: Changing Tunes
Series: The Changing Series
Author: Heather Gunter
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: February 16, 2014
Cover Design: Robin Harper of Wicked by Design
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“This is the year of starting over. This is your new beginning.”
After reading Heartstrings, I was so excited to read Ashley’s story. Yes, we were not off to a good start with her being the mean girl, and she certainly got her karma at the near-end of the novel – but who can resist a bad girl reformed? Certainly not me. She was saved, given a second chance, and I knew she wouldn’t mess this up – because despite what happened in the second book of the Love Notes novel – everyone deserves a second chance. Even the person who pissed you off the most.
Oh, she will win your hearts. You might need some chapters to warm up to her, but in the end, you will be proud of the girl that she had become and the change she underwent. Change is the only permanent thing in the world, and for some, it is the most hardest to adapt to. So, give her that benefit of the doubt, give her some time to adjust, be a little patient – because this girl will reward you greatly. You will not reach the final page without her getting your approval.
College was not as easy as it seems, but she was determine to start anew. She found new friends, I so love Mac – and I was glad they were roomies. She had a bubbly personality, and didn’t judge her. Mac made her way through her walls, and before she knew it, she gained a friend she knew she could trust and a girl who had her back. And there was Nick who is a complete flirt, but completely likable, Austin, who has all the potential, if only he can get away from the clutches of his long-time girlfriend and really find someone who is for him, and Ian, the one with the long distance relationship. Ashley didn’t expect to gain good friends, much more gain a family during her stay in college.
Speaking of family – I so hate her father. He was completely ruthless and didn’t really care for her. He cared more for his and his company’s reputation. When Ashley came to him for help, I wanted to smack him for not giving her the support she needed. Good thing she has Zeke and her new friends who stood by her during her lowest times.
And speaking of Zeke – how can I forget this amazing guy! He’s a hot nerd (completely my type) who bumps into Ashley, and suddenly made her heart turn topsy-turvy. At first, she didn’t want to complicate things and prefer to make him her friend (the way he prefers it too), but the attraction and the sexual tension was too much, and their chemistry was just skyrocketing they could no longer deny it.
She worries that her past and indiscretions might drove him away, but what she didn’t know was that this guy was keeping things from her too! I had some inclinations to what the secrets might be – but was still surprised when it was out in the open. I didn’t realize that there was more to this geek than being hot and intelligent. He’s responsible, he loves thoroughly, and his family always comes first. Anyone is lucky to have him – baggage, past and all.
Heather Gunter wrote a great book about moving on, second chances and family. It shows that there is always good in people, and no matter what they did in the past, change is always possible. So, give our Ashley a second chance – because she deserves it. She won’t waste it – although she encounters some stumbles at first, but she survived through it and you will really, really love her just like I do now.
✪Complimentary Copy was given in exchange for an honest review.✪
Heather is a devoted mother of three gorgeous boys. She balances spending as much time with them as possible with writing, updating her Into the Night Reviews book blog and her day job. Her love of animals sees her home in Canton, GA bursting with numerous dogs and ferrets.
Heather campaigns passionately for anti-bullying initiatives and has a strong conviction to reduce peoples suffering at the hands of bullies.
A talented singer, who once dreamed of pursuing a career in that field, she has put that goal aside in exchange for her writing. A self proclaimed geek, whatever spare time she has is spent curled on the couch reading and listening to music.
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