Roman Holiday

Roman Holiday America s favorite pop band Roman Holiday is done dead and so totally last year For eighteen year old rockoholic Junie Balti this is music to her ears But when she discovers their sexy ex lead si

  • Title: Roman Holiday
  • Author: Ashley Poston
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 245
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • America s favorite pop band, Roman Holiday, is done, dead, and so totally last year For eighteen year old rockoholic Junie Balti, this is music to her ears But when she discovers their sexy ex lead singer hiding out on the boardwalk, her summer vacation becomes the cover story of the year.She s willing to keep him a secret, but when a sleazy paparazzo offers her theAmerica s favorite pop band, Roman Holiday, is done, dead, and so totally last year For eighteen year old rockoholic Junie Balti, this is music to her ears But when she discovers their sexy ex lead singer hiding out on the boardwalk, her summer vacation becomes the cover story of the year.She s willing to keep him a secret, but when a sleazy paparazzo offers her the cash she needs to save the bar her father left behind, could she sell out for the chance to save her future Who is she kidding That s a no brainerbut she never planned on falling head over heels for the lead singer.

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    1. My cheeks hurt from smiling -- THE SOUND OF US was such a fun ride. It struck just the right balance of humor, nostalgia (carnivals at the beach, crappy cars, dive bars), beautiful prose, and characters you want to be friends with. Junebug was a riot and after finishing this book all I want is to hang out with her and listen to the radio. She and her best friend, Maggie's, pop culture references (among them Harry Potter, Boy Meets World, Star Wars) had me laughing out loud and nodding my head li [...]

    2. Are there words to explain what I feel for this novel? It's fun and hilarious. The characters are amazing, feel real, and are great for laughs (and some tears). I have to say, while I love Junie and Roman, Maggie and Boaz are totes my favorites. Their lightheartedness and quirky natures off set the seriousness that Roman and Junie seem to possess. Junie's dour outlook on life seems to have damaged her "Fun" button but, I mean, come on, who doesn't want to fall in love with a broody rock star? Le [...]

    3. This book makes me want to date boys who wear suspenders and will make up ridiculous acronyms with me. It makes me want to wear red lipstick and leather jackets, and tell people about The Smiths, The Strokes, The 1975, Walk the Moon, Little Comets, X Ambassadors, and all my favorite music across decades. But mostly, it makes me want to get my ass in gear and do some writing, because sometimes you read a thing that PUSHES YOU. For me, THE SOUND OF US was that.Ps, Roman Holiday 5eva!

    4. I enjoyed this so, so much, and in a category where it feels like every book is plagued with darkness, this is absolutely my new #1 rec when someone tells me they're looking for fun, lighter NA. The dialogue between the MC and LI is fantastic, and hanging out with them is just the best way to spend a few hours. Especially if you're into music-themed books, but even if you're just looking for fun, quirky characters to laugh with for a while, pick this one up ASAP.

    5. Me encantaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.Mi lado adolescente dramática amó completamente esta historia. Junie y Roman son una pareja demasiado cute y aunque quise golpearlos en varias ocasiones disfrute demasiado leyéndolos.Aunque mi favorito es Boaz y su falda escocesa. ¡Quiero un libro de Boaz!

    6. Ever wonder what it would be like to hang out with a pop star?To see them behind the spotlight?For Junie she gets the chance, but before long she discovers she's falling for Roman. But Roman is still famous, and he'd never go out with a girl like Junie, right?The Sound of Us is a epic tale of love, loss, friendship and being true to who you are.This story will go far.Fantastically written and a pleasure to read.Full review: kitkat1242/2013

    7. My baby, my first book. It has a special place in my heart! A companion to this book, WE OWN THE NIGHT, comes out in September, just in case you missed the mohawk as much as I have.

    8. DNF @ "i don't even know"This feels like a cliche fanfiction, and I'm not a big fan of those. The main character is a "more of a classic rock type of girl" who "hates Roman Holiday" -- and Roman Holiday is the name of the pop? band in the book. It's very convenient to have the main character hate the band. I didn't even read past chapter four but it doesn't take a genius to guess the rest of the book. There are many of the same story on Wattpad. Not that I have anything against cliches. I can en [...]

    9. There is a special magic that happens when you meet someone on vacation. Something about being away from the people and places that know you allows you to be more real. Ashley Poston captured that feeling and wrapped it up in the gauzy haze of stage lights and classic rock ballads. Junie is earnest and broken and resilient, just the kind of heroine I love, and Roman is a brilliant, delightful mess. Together, their chemistry sings. Sweet and funny, with so much heart and just the right amount of [...]

    10. You can also read my review here."falling in love is like hearing your favorite song for the first time. It's something so unsuspecting, something so quiet, that you don't realize it's happening until it's over, an all you is hear it again."We all have a band that EVERYBODY loves except for you.That is Rowan Holiday for Junie. His song irks her. Annoys her. So imagine them meeting in a very awkward way. Let's just say that there are underwear involve!!Ooooh guys!! I love this story so much. It i [...]

    11. I really enjoyed reading The Sound of Us. I came across this book on a blog about books in the new "New Adult" book genre/category. After reading the synopsis, I was intrigued to read this book and see if it was as good as it seemed. I was not disappointed. Not one bit. Junie is a serious jem of a character. I'll be honest though, all of the characters in this book are gems. Junie is spectacularly real and unapologetic. (And you have to adore her pink hair.) Roman is charming yet very raw. Boaz [...]

    12. A pretty fun premise let down by - a lot. For starters (and this is in the first section, so no spoilers), if the police are looking at someone for murder, they don't say "we couldn't find any witnesses to say he was somewhere else so he wasn't in their apartment killing her, so we'll let him go". Also, the vile journalist turned out to be ridiculously vile, and not even remotely credible. The scene at the cemetery near the end was -- (view spoiler)[ thousands of mourning fans, reporters, etc, j [...]

    13. When I saw the cover for The Sound of Us I was instantly drawn to it, and after reading the synopsis, I knew I wanted to read it. The cover is eye catching and looks like the book could be a fun read, and it fits perfectly with the synopsis.The protagonist of The Sound of Us is Junie, she 'works' at The Lining, her Father's bar that she has taken over in the running of it in the attempt to keep it standing after his passing. Leaving behind The Lining, Maggie, her best friend, and Caspian, her ho [...]

    14. Originally posted on serendipityreviews.This book was a refreshing change and a surprising one as it is on the debut list for Bloomsbury’s new ebook imprint, Bloomsbury Spark which is launched this month. The reason I found it refreshing was probably the setting. Considering how influential the musical and celebrity environment is on the younger generations, there aren’t many books that embrace the pop star phenomenon. I can only think of C.J. Skuse’s Rockoholic And Bridget Tyler’s Drumm [...]

    15. Ash Poston’s been on my radar increasingly, as I’ve been told by Dahlia that Geekerella is SUCH a Christina book. I picked up the second Radio Hearts book off of NetGalley a while back, because I have autoapproval and it has a pretty cover. Then I picked up The Sound of Us in a sale. Unfortunately, I’m not that impressed with Poston’s debut. I think it could have been pretty good, but a lack of editing was the kiss of death.Honestly, I’m pretty offended that Bloomsbury’s Spark imprin [...]

    16. I seriously loved this book. I have a soft spot for stories that have some sort of music theme to them, and this one didn't disappoint. Poston did a fantastic job creating a flawed, confused and relateable character in Junie. Roman and Boaz and Maggie, the supporting characters in this tale, were well rounded and each had their own story outside of the one we were witness to.I loved how I could feel Roman's pain and confusion and fear, even though I wasn't inside his head. The relationship betwe [...]

    17. Originally read as Roman Holiday: Radio Hearts #1. When initially released the book had a bit of a non-ending to it. The Sound of Us, released by Bloomsbury Spark, definitely gives us more closure.I'm keeping my rating at 4 stars, because that's what I had it at before, but I have to say that I didn't enjoy this book quite as much the second time around.Overall, though, a cute read with larger than life characters.

    18. Favorite! Favorite! Favorite!! All the stars! Loved this one so incredibly much. I promise I'll review this more coherently soon. Until then, Ashley is my writer spirit animal.

    19. Smartass rocker girl meets jaded boy band pop star in a glorious fusion of snappy one-liners, classic rock and pop culture references, and hotness. The Sound of Us is music to my keen reader ears.

    20. What a delightful, quirky love story! Complete with a light saber battle at midnight mini-golf, Junie and Roman's story will make you laugh, swoon, and speed read to find out what happens.

    21. I love this book.Yes, I realize how biased I am. No, I don't care. I love Junie and Roman's story. I've loved it since I read one of its earliest drafts four years ago when I wasn't biased and Roman wasn't even Roman and Junie wasn't rocking pretty pink hair and Caspian kept annoyingly popping up when all I really wanted was some Roman and Junie make-out scenes. And even if Ashleyn insists on tagging me on Facebook in heartbreaking snippets that come in later books in the series because she is c [...]

    22. Junie isn't a fan of the band Roman Holiday, but her best friend Maggie absolutely loves them. Because of the death of one of the members Roman Holiday won't be performing anymore. Maggie is devastated and she's keeping a close eye on all the developments. Roman and Holly used to be best friends and they were fantastic on stage, together with the third band member Boaz. Holly is the one who died and Roman doesn't want to let anyone know where he was on the night she passed away, which makes him [...]

    23. You have no idea how much I enjoyed this book!! The Sound of Us was such a fun, quirky read that I couldn’t help but giggle most of the way through it. Don’t get me wrong, there is a touch of seriousness in the storyline, but when the main characters are together, they are trying to forget about their pasts and have fun in the moment. And I can’t help but enjoy a story when a normal girl meets someone famous and they hit it off… Just like a cinderella story!Junie is a fabulous character [...]

    24. Read more reviews on my blog, Words and Tea Bottles.A free e-ARC copy was given to me in return for an honest review.Well! What can I saw about Roman Holiday? It isn’t nearly the same book as it was when I first saw it, slapped up on inkpop and titled Junebug (the sequel to Roman Holiday is titled Junebug now, for one). That was a long time ago. And by long I mean three years.Uh anyway.Roman Holiday is a self-published new-adult novel. I’ll say up front that it does suffer from a typical sel [...]

    25. The Sound of Us is one of seven launch titles for the new eBook-first imprint, Bloomsbury Spark. It's another quality release which I think is being billed as New Adult, though there's no explicit content that would make it unsuitable for the YA market. It's one of those clever crossover titles that will appeal to a wide range of readers,making it more accessible and difficult to label. So, if you like YA or NA, you'll be golden with this one!This book is fast, fun and infused with so many music [...]

    26. I honestly didn't expect to like this book as much as I did. I thought it'd be an enjoyable read, but nothing overly memorable or fresh. And true, the actual plot wasn't anything particularly ground breaking, but the romance and characters were fantastic.While somewhat cliched, The Sound of Us contained quite a nice romance. To be honest, it’s difficult to pull out something truly surprising in a contemporary romance without killing off one of the characters or something, so I really shouldn't [...]

    27. What I loved most about The Sound of Us by Ashley Posten is learning about the word “Ya’aburnee”.Apparently it is an Arabic word that literally means, “You bury me”, but the whole meaning of it is much more profound.It means loving someone so much that you can’t imagine a world without them. It means that you don’t want to live a single day without them, and that you’d much rather die before they did, so that they’d have to bury you, and not the other way around.It’s a beauti [...]

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