Goodreads Rating: 4.55 / 5 stars
My Rating: 4 / 5 stars
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance, Rockstar Romance
Publication Date: November 8th 2017
Publisher: Sixth Street Press
One mistake. Four years of regret. A second chance worth fighting for.
When I traded one dream for another, she was the price. My Anna. But I never forgot her. Never let go. And no amount of drumming could drown out my love for her. Her music is my head.
And when I see her again, it’s so clear. Anna is mine. She’ll always be mine. I just have to convince her.
Missing From Me is an epic story about second chances, redemption, undying love, and music. Because every great romance deserves a soundtrack.
I received an audiobook in exchange for an honest review.
First, I would like to thank the lovely Maria (click her name to read her wonderful review!) for recommending this book to me. I’m excited to listen to this book because it’s narrated by one of my favorite voice actors Jacob Morgan (Zachary Webber) and Elena Wolfe (Andy Arndt), whose narration I’m starting to love. I haven’t read any book by Jayne Frost and the story was surprisingly good. I truly didn’t expect it at all. Even it’s the third book in the series, this can be read as a standalone.
Four years ago, high school sweethearts Sean Hudson, Caged’s drummer and Anna Dresden, aspiring law student fell apart after their disagreement and a mistake happened that torn their relationship apart, leaving both heartbroken. They’ve taken different paths as Sean pursued his dream as a musician and their indie band reached its fame while Anna ends up marrying someone else (but separated later on). As much as they tried to move on with their lives, they’re still in love with each other. Sean knows how much he’d hurt Anna for one mistake and he’ll do everything to earn her trust and love again. He wants her back but is Anna strong enough to go back to the person she once loved?
Expect these characters testing your patience for the following reasons: they’re flawed, immature and selfish. Rekindling their romance for the second time, they have several issues that needs to be confronted and the miscommunication between them frustrated me a lot. They act impulsively without even thinking of the consequences. It might be stressful to read those parts but such mistakes will help them grow as a person, as a couple and as parents to Willow. I wish they should sit down and talk it out as couples do.
Looking on the bright side, I like Sean and Anna’s chemistry. Their romance was palpable, the sexy times were scorching hot and the angst was so good! Their journey was difficult and it make things complicated. I’m glad that they’ve owned all their mistakes and learned from it especially from Sean. He’d proven his loyalty to Anna in the end and that’s what the most important for me. With that, he earned my respect. I’m proud of Anna for being a strong and selfless mother to Willow (I adore this little lady so much! She’s so charming and cute!). Despite taking a break from her studies, I’m happy she’s back reaching her dreams and Sean was very much supportive on her. I love how they made things possible in the end.
Overall, this is a wonderfully written second chance romance story and I’m looking forward to read more of Jayne Frost’s novels.