Saturday, October 3, 2015

Release Day + Review, Exclusive Excerpt & Giveaway: SONGBIRD by Sydney Logan


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One bridesmaid. One groomsman. One classic wedding hookup.

But for Callie and Devin, their weekend of passion is anything but typical.

Callie Franklin doesn’t do one night stands.

Ever.

She’s far too responsible and focused on her career to ever let herself give in to temptation. But, on the eve of her best friend’s wedding, she meets that temptation . . .

And his name is Devin McAllister.

Devin, on the other hand, has no problem with meaningless hookups. The very last thing he needs—or wants—is a relationship.

Relationships come with strings.

Relationships come with heartbreak.

A late-night encounter in the hotel’s piano bar finds the two unable to resist each other. With her angelic voice and bright blue eyes, Devin’s sure he’s never met anyone as beautiful as his Songbird.

Six weeks later, when two pink lines confirm Callie’s worst fears, she and Devin have to face the consequences of their wild weekend.

And they have to deal with each other—whether they like it or not.

With a love story that’s far from traditional, Callie and Devin begin to wonder if their one-night stand could turn into something neither of them anticipated.

A happily ever after.
Rating: 5/5 Stars

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Age Group: 17+

Are you looking for a fun and quick read? Maybe looking for a solo book to help you with a book hangover? If your answer is yes, then I have just the book for you.

Songbird is a wonderful untraditional book! And by calling it untraditional, I'm talking about the two main characters, Callie and Devin; the two are anything but traditional.  

Callie is one strong willed female. She's a journalist, and is also working her way up to write about real news that happens in the world.  She's been making her own decisions for herself for a while now, and doesn't take it too kindly when someone tells her what she needs to be doing.  She's used to being single,  doesn't like to get too attached, and never likes to have someone else in control- her mother made sure of that when she grew up. 

Devin is a well known lawyer who also doesn't like being too attached to anyone. Though he's seen with many beautiful women, the world doesn't know what all his heart holds. At first he seams like your typical hot broody guy, but there's so much more to him, which makes you fall in love with his character that much more.

Not knowing each other are both in the wedding, the two run into each other at a bar the night before their friends wedding. The undeniable attraction between both of them is hard to miss.  They are drawn to each other at first sight! Between so many drinks and the attraction they both felt, the "bow chicks wow wow" was bound to happen! 

Thinking its just a one night thing and never seeing that person again, boy they were in for a real treat the next day when they saw each other at the wedding party breakfast! After a fun filled weekend, they both head their separate ways until fate brings the two together again six weeks later. Can you guess what? Yep, Callie is pregnant! That's when both of their worlds spiral a little out of control. 

After reading the synopsis, I was very quick to dive right in and start reading. And in less than 24 hours, I was finished!

Sydney Logan did an amazing job writing every single character. Not only did I love Callie and Devin, I also loved the secondary characters - Devin's parents, Callie's Dad and friends.  You could feel the love and support through every single one of them. Devin's mom, Valerie, might have been my favorite! She's the sweetest person ever and is definitely the picture perfect mom! 

Not going to lie though... I did get pretty teary eyed in a couple of parts of this book. The way that Sydney intertwined the past with the present was absolutely beautiful. It helped tell the story without needing chapters on chapters of explaining. It was just enough to touch the heart, and make you feel so much all at once. 

Also, I wanted to note another thing I loved about this book. I loved how Sydney was able to show the love between two characters without them having sex every chapter of the book. I feel that a lot of the newer books that have been coming out have been overdoing the whole sex thing, but this book was absolutely perfect 

Being a contemporary romance book, I would usually recommend this for anyone 18 and over. However, this story was so beautiful, I'd lower this to 16 and over. 

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Traffic’s insane, but I finally make it to Callie’s apartment just after two. I anxiously knock on the door, ridiculously eager to get my hands on her. Maybe she’ll be wearing some flimsy lingerie. Maybe she’ll be naked. My mind’s busy conjuring all the possibilities when she opens the door . . . wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.

“Hey,” she says softly, stepping aside to let me in.

“Hey. You okay?”

She looks pale as a ghost. Is she sick? She looks sick. Maybe I should call an ambulance. Or my dad.

“I’m okay.” Callie leads me over to the sofa. “Look, Devin, I know you probably have some plans for us for tonight, but that won’t be happening.”

“Oh.” Disappointment floods me, but if the nauseated look on her face is any indication, it’s probably best. Besides, there’s the next night. And the next.

“But we need to talk, so I’m glad you’re here. I have something I need to tell you.” She abruptly jumps to her feet and walks toward her kitchen. “Would you like something to drink?”

I can’t tell if she’s being a good hostess or simply stalling, but I ask for a beer. It looks like I’m gonna need it. I hadn’t pegged her for the kind of woman who needs to talk about her feelings.

When she returns to the living room, Callie hands me a bottle and sits down next to me. I notice she only brought one.

“You’re not drinking?”

She curls her feet beneath her. “Unfortunately, no. I won’t be drinking for a long time.”

I’ve had it with the riddles.

“All right, what’s going on? My brother and his girlfriend threatened to murder me if I make you cry. Something’s obviously up with you because you just want to talk.”

Her forehead creases. “Don’t you ever just talk to a woman?”

“Not if I can help it.”

“Why not? The girls you usually date don’t have enough sense to carry on an intelligent conversation?”

“I don’t date, Callie.”

“I see. You just sleep with them.”

“Sometimes. Is there something wrong with that?”

“And are you careful?”

“Careful?”

“Safe,” she says softly. “We didn’t use protection. I just wondered if that’s typical for you.”

Oh. It’d be easy to blame the alcohol, but honestly, using protection was the very last thing on my mind that night.

“No, that’s not typical. I’m sorry about that.”

“So am I.”

Callie seems far more relaxed after my apology. Maybe this night won’t be an epic failure after all. I slide closer to her, but she raises her hand in warning.

“We’re not finished.”

I groan and lean back against the couch.

“Devin, I need you to listen. Something happened that weekend. I’m almost positive you won’t want to sleep with me after you hear what I’m about to say.”

“I seriously doubt that.”

“I don’t.” Callie sits up a little straighter and squares her shoulders. “I want you to know I expect nothing from you. Our weekend together was a mistake, and I’ll deal with the consequences of it. I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do at this point, but I thought you should at least know what’s going on.”

“What’s going on?”

Her eyes flood with tears.

“Devin, I’m pregnant.”

Pregnant.

Pregnant?

I stare at her. She stares at me. I watch her closely, hoping that at any moment she’s going to burst out laughing.

But she’s not laughing. She’s crying.

I hear Lorie’s voice in my suddenly throbbing head.

Don’t make her cry.

“Why . . . why are you telling me?”

She wipes her eyes. “What do you mean?”

“You’re assuming it’s mine?”

“Of course it’s yours!”

I snort. “Really? How can you be so sure? Maybe it was that bartender in the hotel’s piano bar. Or maybe it was the guy who sat with you at the reception. Or maybe—just maybe—it was the photographer you were with tonight. You two seem pretty close.”

Even as the bitter words drip off my tongue, I know better. Her face is just too furious . . . her eyes too heartbroken.

Suddenly, Callie stops crying. Her eyes flash with fury just seconds before she slaps me across the face.

Despite the ringing in my ears, I can hear my brother’s warning.

Don’t be an asshole tonight.

Too late.



Sydney Logan Bio Pic jpgAmazon best-selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master's degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of five novels - Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, Soldier On, Once Upon a December, and Pros & Cons. Sydney has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.

Visit her website at www.sydneylogan.com.







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