FEVER PITCH (Heavy Influence, #1.5)By Ann Marie Frohoff Release Date: March 25, 2014 Paperback, 150 pages Genre: Contemporary Fiction / Tough Issues / New Adult
I WAS CRUSHED BY MY HUNGER FOR HIM AND I COULD BARELY BREATHE.Desire? Definitely. Forever? Maybe.When Jake and Alyssa's virtual affair peaks while his band tours Europe, Alyssa decides it's Jake that she wants for her 18th birthday. She surprises everyone, including Jake, with a planned trip to London.After three years apart will it be everything they've both dreamed of? Alyssa is soon thrown into Jake’s stardom, delicate family matters and a side of him she's never seen before.
Genre: Contemporary Fiction, YA Publication.Date June 11th 2013 Pages: 417 Published By: AMF Publishing Website Ann Marie Frohoff First Kiss Goodreads My review copy: I received a copy of this book from the author, in exchange for an honest review.
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About an up and coming teenage rocker on the verge of stardom, when the girl next door becomes something more; they're forced to face the harsh realities on his road to fame and the expectations of their friends and family. Sacrifices are made as everything changes as they know it.
“I stood next to my truck, staring back at the crowd outside, and wondering if I would ever be the guy everyone knew about. I didn't want to be famous for the sake of being famous. I wanted to be known form my music. I wanted to be the guy that these people pointed at and whispered about because of the songs I'd written. I could only pray, because there was no plan B."
“Aly, when I saw you tonight, it was like lightning hit me. I've never felt like I wanted to hang with anyone more than I want to hang with you."
“It wasn't that I didn't care. It was that I cared too much. I cared too much about Aly and wanted so badly to prove to her that I was more than what people perceived me to be. I wanted to prove to myself that I wasn't anything like my father. I was paralyzed by fear of making my dream happen."
This book grabbed me, pulled me in and still has yet to let go."First Kiss" beyond a shadow of a doubt is simply FABULOUS! There are honestly no words to describe the instant love I felt the moment I opened this 5 star novel. From the beginning the book takes off with Aly and Jake being next door neighbors that have known each other for years. They really haven't thought about each other as anything else until Aly and her friend walk over to say hi to Jake one summer afternoon. All of the sudden, both start to look at each other differently. An amazing and INSTANT attraction that can felt by the reader the minute the characters speak to one another.The odds were against these two from the very beginning. You see, Aly is 14 and going to be a freshman in high school in September, while Jake is 17 and going to be a senior. The more they started hanging out, the more they knew how amazing the other was. Aly fell for Jake HARD with his strong muscles, his sweet tender ways and his no nonsense honestly to her always. Jake just adored Aly and how sweet she was, he wanted to protect her from everything and everybody. The age difference might be a bit controversial for some, but to me I quickly forgot about it because these two were just "meant to be"The characters were well developed in this book and I never felt like the story was being rushed along or that the author forgot something that I would have included. Honestly, I could visualize this whole book in my mind and it was just ON POINT from beginning to ending.I was also given a CD of the music with my book and let me tell you, it really adds something to the book and makes the lyrics that you read come alive. I felt every emotion the author was trying to convey. I mean seriously FANGIRL right here. I needed more of this book every time I put it down and quite honestly I will read it again before the year is through.Think about your first love when you read this book. Go back to high school in your mind and remember all the emotions you had, all the mistakes you made and then tell me this book doesn't catch every single thing you were feeling in the moment with eloquence. This novel made me reflect back to my first love and how I felt and all the emotions that just creep to the surface in an instant when you are young and in love.This book is hands down my favorite YA read of the year so far. This book has a bit of music and the passion a young man feels for his dream, the effects that serious situations can have on teens in relationships and the ways in which parents get involved in their children's lives from a young age.I could say so much more to hype up this book but I'm afraid I would give away some of the plot points and that just "ain't happening on this blog today" This is a book you MUST read yourself. You HAVE to pick this up and support this amazing indie author today!
Ann Marie ("Annie") Frohoff grew up in sunny Southern California. As a teen and young adult, she spent her time frequenting and living in nearly every beachside city up and down the coast.Ann Marie is an author whose vision to tell a story started out like many other aspiring writers, with a dream, literally.After taking her then eight-year-old daughter to a concert, her dream weaving took on a life of its own. Long story short, she quit her high- paying corporate job and went for broke to follow her dream.The first installment in her Heavy Influence Trilogy, FIRST KISS, released June 11, 2013 — The series is a story about young, reckless love between a rising rock star and his younger muse, spanning 10 years of their tumultuous and passionate relationship. Each book in the Trilogy will come with a soundtrack of original music, of which the lyrics will appear in the pages of the books.Annie has settled in the South Bay area of Los Angeles with her family.