Review: This Lullaby

Remy doesn’t believe in love, and if she’s learned anything from her mother’s past five marriages, she’s better off without it. It never works out, right? She even has a method for dating, which is to not keep a boyfriend for too long, and just so she doesn’t string them along, she gives it to them straight that she’s not looking for a permanent thing.

Then Dexter crashes into her life.

Literally. The boy slams into her to get her attention at her soon-to-be stepfather’s car dealership claiming that he felt they have a natural chemistry and were meant to be together. Remy only gets annoyed by him and goes on her way, thinking that he’s off his rocker and that she’ll never see this weirdo again. Only she does – he’s the singer of the band that was booked for her mother’s wedding. Then she runs into him again after that. What she cannot deny is that yes, he is cute, but he breaks her number one rule which is not to date musicians. But will she be willing to give Dexter a chance?

Remy was a good character to follow the story of because you can see that there are some things she’s willing to change about herself. While she’s adamant about her cynical feelings about love, she does find that there’s something different about her relationship with Dexter, and it scares her. She learns a good lesson over the summer which is that good things are worth waiting for, and even if a good thing doesn’t last forever, you need to make the most out of it.

Dexter on the other hand, stole the show! I missed him when he wasn’t around because he is just a character you love to love. He’s hilarious and adorable, kind of like an excitable puppy, so you just want to hug and cuddle him. His banter between not only Remy, but his band mates as well, is fun to read and I just enjoy the camaraderie he has with everyone, even Ted (who’s kind of a downer).

While I enjoyed the book, I can already feel it’s one that’s kind of slipping through the cracks of my mind. The only parts that kind of stick are most of the scenes with Dexter. It is a good book though, so if you’re looking for something easy to read with some fun summer romance, I’d say to pick up this one.

Rating: 3.5/5 stars

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