REVIEW: Your Echo by Katia Rose

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“Big or small, catastrophic or mildly inconvenient—life is defined not by the breaths we take, but by the moments that make us say, ‘Shit. That went fucking sideways.’”

Back of the book blurb:

How do you teach a rock star how to meditate?

The number one question on Stéphanie’s mind sounds like the start of a bad joke, and life would be a whole lot easier if she actually knew the punch line. 

Her meditation coach job description said nothing about private lessons for the most infamous lead singer in Montreal, but somehow Stéphanie still finds herself sitting cross-legged on a yoga mat, right next to a pierced and tattooed music legend who’d rather be anywhere else.

Meditation classes are Ace’s final chance to convince his record label that the last bender he went on really was his last. The demons that have sent him to the bottom of countless bottles might not give a damn about ‘soothing rhythmic chanting,’ but it’s either this or game over for his career.

He’s not what she wants. She’s not what he’s looking for. Yet somewhere amidst all the incense fumes, the lines between student and teacher get blurred.

Even as their deep breathing exercises become nights filled with panting and gasps, Stéphanie can’t ignore the darkness that never quite leaves Ace’s eyes. It’s a darkness she knows far too well, and if she’s not careful, the cost of helping Ace find his way might just be losing herself.

Chase’s thoughts:

Publication Date: September 13, 2018

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My rating:

            I hate myself for not reading Your Echo sooner. I loved Matt and Kay’s story in Your Rhythm but Your Echo really resonated with me. Stéphanie and Ace’s story was irresistible. There’s something about turning a bad boy good. Your Echo is mainly a story of healing, and a beautiful one at that.

“She’s the kind of girl people write songs about.”

            Okay, but really, what’s better than a good rock star romance? It’s so romantic to think about someone so big and powerful getting up on stage and singing words that were written about you. I mean… unless they’re hurtful words. But you get my point.

            Stéphanie doesn’t really care about Sherbrooke Station, even though her roommate is obsessed, until one day, the four rock gods appear in her meditation class. Even more peculiar, the lead singer, Ace Turner, can’t keep his eyes off of her. Stéphanie thinks they couldn’t be more opposite, but little does she know, her and Ace have a lot in common.

“They’re all whiskey shots and beer bottles; Ace Turner has a face that was made to sip champagne.”

            I really liked how seamless Stéphanie and Ace’s romance was. Their feelings for each other happen almost by accident, but it never seems forced or rushed. Both Stéphanie and Ace have some demons to face and it is beautiful to watch them face their demons together, even if they try their hardest to hide the dusty mixed-up corners of their souls from each other. In some romance novels, it’s easy to see that the main characters are crafted for each other, but within Your Echo lies two people who are truly meant to be. I was sucked into their story from page one.

“Shouldn’t broken people look for someone whole?”

            I’m including this quote because I believe Your Echo teaches an extremely valuable lesson. So many people rely on “whole” people to fix them, when in reality, only you can fix yourself. And that’s truly the story of Stéphanie and Ace. They weren’t trying to fix each other. They were trying to fix themselves, but together. It was extremely moving.

“I want Ace to be bad to me and I want to be bad right back.”

            Your Echo was full of steam, as well. I feel like I overuse this phrase, but, wow! Stéphanie and Ace’s chemistry was out of this world. Like I said before, they are truly meant to be together and Katia does a fantastic job of sucking the reader in and never letting them go.

            Your Echo is a fantastic rock star romance that will leave you completely satisfied… until the next book is released.

“You’re wild, powerful, and yes, you’re a little dangerous, but you are so, so fucking beautiful, Stéphanie.”

Happy Reading!

The Wandereader

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