Like a Love Song
Author: Gabriela Martins
Pages: 304 pages
Genre: YA Contemporary
Published: 3rd August 2021
Rating: 5 Stars
This debut paperback original romance follows a Latina teen pop star whose image takes a dive after a messy public breakup, until she’s set up with a swoon-worthy fake boyfriend.
Fake boyfriend. Real heartbreak?
Natalie is living her dream: topping the charts and setting records as a Brazilian pop star…until she’s dumped spectacularly on live television. Not only is it humiliating—it could end her career.
Her PR team’s desperate plan? A gorgeous yet oh-so-fake boyfriend. Nati reluctantly agrees, but William is not what she expected. She was hoping for a fierce bad boy—not a soft-hearted British indie film star. While she fights her way back to the top with a sweet and surprisingly swoon-worthy boy on her arm, she starts to fall for William—and realizes that maybe she’s the biggest fake of them all. Can she reclaim her voice and her heart?
GABRIELA MARTINS is a Brazilian kidlit author and linguist. Her stories feature Brazilian characters finding themselves and love. She was a high school teacher and has also worked as a TED Ed-Club facilitator, where she helped teens develop their own talks in TED format to present. She edited and self-published a pro-bono LGBTQ+ anthology (KEEP FAITH) with all funds going to queer people in need. When she’s not writing, she can be found cuddling with her two cats, or singing loudly and off-key.
I have been really in the mood for romance recently and have been struggling to read anything but that. So when I had the opportunity to read this book and be apart of the tour, I took the chance!
I really enjoyed this book, it was sweet and very easy to read. I loved the characters and I adore the fake relationship trope. There were so many cute moments in this book that made me want to keep reading and had me invested in Natalie and William’s relationship. There were times when I felt quite sorry for Natalie as she had just been dumped live on television in front of everyone watching, but I’m glad she found someone who treated her so much better.
‘I’m not running either. You’re beautiful in every way. I’m done pretending I don’t see it.’
This was a quick read, but very enjoyable. It reminded me of a wattpad book, which are always my guilty pleasures! I recommend this to anyone who loves fake relationship tropes and with the couple being famous.
One winner will receive a finished copy of Like a Love Song. The giveaway starts on August 2nd and ends on August 9th.
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