Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Selling Out by Martha Keyes: Book Review

 *Book received for consideration. All thoughts are my own.

The only thing more daunting than singing in front of sold-out crowds across Europe? Facing the music when you start falling for the guy in the spotlight.


After years of working my tail off in the music industry, I’ve finally made it: headlining my own tour across Europe. Sure, it’d be great to sing my own songs instead of the stuff my label gives me, but success requires compromise.

It also requires a stellar tour team, which is why I know I have to have Mia Sawyer as one of my backup vocalists when I hear her sing. With thousands of women screaming my name on stage every night, it shouldn’t bother me that she doesn’t seem to think much of me. I don’t have time for real relationships anyway.

Austin Sheppard is the exact type of man and “musician” I roll my eyes at. But since my own following on social media is stagnant enough that it’s bound to start attracting mosquitoes soon, I figure this may be the only opportunity I have to get paid to sing—and to see Europe, for that matter. For an opportunity like that? I can keep my opinions to myself.

Life on tour with Austin gives me a front-row seat to everything I wish I could have as a musician. It also puts me constantly and perilously close to the man I’ve pegged as a womanizer and a sell-out. So close, in fact, that I’m starting to worry the next sell-out will be my heart.

Selling Out is a closed-door rockstar romantic comedy, perfect for fans of Emma St Clair, Jenny Proctor, and Annah Conwell.

Whitney Award-winning author Martha Keyes was born, raised, and educated in Utah—a home she loves dearly but also dearly loves to escape to travel the world. She received a BA in French Studies and a Master of Public Health, both from Brigham Young University.

Her route to becoming an author has been full of twists and turns, but she’s finally settled into something she loves. Researching, daydreaming, and snacking have become full-time jobs, and she couldn’t be happier about it. When she isn’t writing, she is honing her photography skills, looking for travel deals, and spending time with her family.

Selling Out is the third book in the Sheppards in Love series. While you'll see some character crossover, you can definitely enjoy this one as a standalone with no issues. 

I have loved the Sheppard family so far in this wonderful series and was very excited to get to Austin's story. And my goodness, it did not disappoint! Just when I feel like this series cannot get any better, it absolutely does! Austin and Mia are fantastic together. Their first meeting had me laughing out loud and their first kiss!? Oh my! Their story was the perfect blend of humor and swooniness... with amazing characters that you couldn't help but adore. I loved that there was more to Austin than what it seems on the surface and how Mia isn't afraid to tell him like it is, celebrity or not. There was also a really great message about boundaries within the story too, which I thought was really wonderful. Honestly, there was so much to love in this book... a definite must read for sure! 

Selling Out is a closed-door romance with amazing chemistry, but nothing beyond kisses. 

Get your copy: https://amzn.to/4bhZA0W


Post a Comment

"Pleasant words are as a honeycomb: sweet to the soul and health to the bones." Proverbs 16:24