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Stella is a beautiful, emotional, passionate girl who lives her life by the sound of music. She brings out so much truth to how music can be the center of everything that goes on in life. She’s insane and weird in the BEST kind of way, which only made me love her more.
Reid my GOD Reid, he stole a piece of my heart and I don’t think I’ll get it back. This man is so broken and sexy that I just wanted to cry. His soul bleeds music and I think it’s the only way he survived his sadness.
Nate is a strong, passionate man who’s dedicated to his job and loves fiercely. He fights for the love he feels and is determined to win.
I can honestly say that this will no doubt be one of my absolute favorite reads and at the top of my list for 2017. Kate your writing is beautiful and unique, I’m floored by your skills and can’t wait to watch this book soar!!!🙌🏻❤️
Drive nurtured my music loving heart and my love for romance. I was blown away by this epic story and the author's lyrical prose.
Drive has cemented Kate Stewart as an author who writes without restraint. Her love and passion for music shines through every word. I'm in love and on a high.
This is Stella's journey and it was meticulously executed. I felt I lived vicariously through her. I saw myself in her and could relate to her.
Stella says pretty early in the story: "Music is the heart's greatest librarian". That's her in a nutshell.
Her passion and outlet is music. Lives and breathes it which also reflects on her emotionally. She studies journalism so she can capture and share her love for music with the world. Stella has a voice and she wants to be heard.
Stella meets the handsome and brooding drummer Reid who plays for the unknown band Dead Sergeants. Their connection is instantly. Like magnets. Reid has a lot of emotional baggage he's dealing with but their connection is undeniable.
Stella plays a huge part in the birth of Dead Sergeants and them becoming famous. Her faith in Reid and the band is unparalleled. I loved that about her. Her selflessness and also her determination to achieve her goal. Which is writing for the Austin Speaks paper and cover artists and music.
It takes a toll on their relationship when Reid doesn't believe and has faith in his future with The Dead Sergeants. He's also battling his own demons. Feeling that he's not enough for Stella. In his own eyes he's nothing. She just wants him. Their love is a drug. Potent. Like Stella I was addicted to their story, their evolving connection and I also feared that the bubble would eventually burst.
Reid wanted to feel worthy of Stella and that led them both on different paths which only made them grew and change as people.
You have to experience Stella's journey. The secondary characters are just as interesting and complex as Stella and Reid. Especially Lexi and Ben. Gahhhhhhhhhhhhhh, I want their story.
When I read the prologue I was intrigued and as the story developed I questioned the why and how. I loved that nothing was certain and how the hell had Stella gotten to that place in the prologue. The story was never predictable and the plot was flawlessly executed with a compelling narrative.
Drive resonated with me because of my love for music and romance. I recognized the artists and references. I was transported into a time warp and I never wanted to leave.
Yes, Drive is about music but this story is so much more. It's about love and what the heart is capable of. Loving two people. Irrevocably and making a choice.
Drive is unforgettable and I was seduced by Stewart's indisputable voice which proves that Drive is in a league of its own. Wow!
Ain't that the truth ! They sure are a lethal combination .I have read somewhere- Don't fall in love with a rockstar, you'll never go back to anybody ever again!
Sometimes you come across a story which has a whole spectrum of emotions, you may not be able to grasp all of them , but the magic in the words will forever change you. DRIVE is such a book.
FYI- I went in blind, no reading the blurb or reviews at all !
KS can reach out from the book and twist your heart in her writer fist till you can't breathe , just by her thoughts alone. They are some mighty thoughts and potent words awright. The bridge she draws between music and the story shows her acute knowledge of the power of tunes and easily translates it to words . She deserves a standing ovation
Because music is the heart’s greatest librarian. A few notes had the ability to transport me back in time, and to the most painful of places. Take any song from the Rolodex of your life, and you can pin it to a memory. It translates, resonates, and there it will remain. And no matter how many of those Rolodex cards you want to rip out and burn like an old phone number to make room for new ones, those songs remain and threaten to repeat.
The pool of NBWs is pretty small in Booklandia. Don't get me wrong , wonderful books are written daily by accomplished indie writers, some have figured out the pulse of readers and their hold onto it, some have honed their craft to perfection, some ride on the success of their trilogy, expanding the kitty by giving associate characters their own books. And they're Good!
But then we have some #NaturalBornWriters or NBWs who have ink instead blood that flows in their veins, the words are the metronome their heart beats to and music their pulse throbs to.
KS is one of this rare breed that was put on this Earth to write, Period.
This is unequivocally my Fourth 6 star book of the year. What a way to end this year on a highest of High notes , still resonating in my heart. The tie-up of music to memories is beautifully portrayed in this book, every moment of Estella Rosa Maria Emerson or Stella, the niña rebelde, who wants to do something amazing, something so groundbreaking, that she's set a timer on herself. she has her priorities lined up, to finish her school, get a job and forget about Don Haley who broke her heart. She moves to Austin and tries to reinvent herself. Her brain runs on music like adrenaline. For her soul, It's like a therapy, a lifeline
She meets Dead Seargents drummer -Reid 'King' crowne and thump goes her heart, beating hard to his rhythm.
The timing couldn't have been more serendipitous , as if written by Fate herself. She literally saves his life by just walking in his apartment one day. Their lives are forever coupled together like chain links from that point on. Stella pushes Reid for a kiss that probably is the most momentous after Juliet kissed Romeo,and their stars realign themselves. Complete transformation of their fates happens , just from the moment their lips meet.
Trouble follows them everywhere threatening to bring their love house tumbling down. They fight, push, repel, compel, pull and drown together
I've often wondered just like Stella or Paige or hundreds of other readers, what would've happened had Stella not pushed for that kiss?
For one we wouldn't have had a love story to dive into and we surely wouldn't be lying on the floor, hurting and bleeding of broken heart. So there's that ! We're suckers like that, lining up to have our souls shattered to pieces by authors and jagged pieces crunching in their inky hands.
Mayhem does break loose, and they are tattered. There's no other way to describe it. Their hearts shredded and lives tattered blown away in the winds of time.
I cried.. Soulful, heart wrenching tears, almost gave me a stroke!! Can one die of heartbreak? Apparently one can .....almost!
My heart literally was stuck in their misery, nothing consoled me and I sobbed my heart out. OMG ! She is just a girl trying to find her fairytale ........but with the WRONG PRINCE!!!
By this point I was so invested in their lives, I was trying to shake the kindle to get some sense into them. Their life is a tragedy of wrong timings.
Reid's abandonment, Nate Butler's companionship and Page's interventions (though from a place of love and care, I still wanted to muffle her Big mouth) are all instrumental and Ill timed in keeping them far apart. Thus far in the book, I'd had enough, I can't take it anymore,that's it- I'm putting my kindle down , after just one more chapter!
I couldn't though, leave it alone or walk away, I couldn't stop reading.......Crying and reading
A palette of Love in all its splendid colours, fluffy blush-pink to jealous reds to sorrowful Greys, you'll see them all in Technicolor. I can't sing enough praises for this book enough. It rightfully sits at the top of 2017 book heap, wearing golden 6 stars embellished crown and I'm so delighted to have popped my KS cherry with such a remarkable book. I'm going to read her entire back collection, as and when I get a break from my tbr