Blog Tour: Songbird by Sydney Logan

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Today is my stop during the blog tour for Songbird by Sydney Logan. I share my review with you, an excerpt and there’s a tour wide giveaway!

Songbird ebookTitle: Songbird
Author: Sydney Logan
Series: standalone
Rating: 5 stars
Genres: Contemporary Romance

One bridesmaid. One groomsman. One classic wedding hookup.
But for Callie and Devin, their weekend of passion is anything but typical.

Callie Franklin doesnโ€™t do one night stands.


Sheโ€™s far too responsible and focused on her career to ever let herself give in to temptation. But, on the eve of her best friendโ€™s wedding, she meets that temptation . . .

And his name is Devin McAllister.

Devin, on the other hand, has no problem with meaningless hookups. The very last thing he needsโ€”or wantsโ€”is a relationship.

Relationships come with strings.

Relationships come with heartbreak.

A late-night encounter in the hotelโ€™s piano bar finds the two unable to resist each other. With her angelic voice and bright blue eyes, Devinโ€™s sure heโ€™s never met anyone as beautiful as his Songbird.

Six weeks later, when two pink lines confirm Callieโ€™s worst fears, she and Devin have to face the consequences of their wild weekend.

And they have to deal with each otherโ€”whether they like it or not.

With a love story thatโ€™s far from traditional, Callie and Devin begin to wonder if their one-night stand could turn into something neither of them anticipated.

A happily ever after.

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My Review:
This is a beautifully written love story that really tugged at my heart strings.

Devin is a commitment-phobic player with a successful law practice. Since his twin sister died when they were fifteen he has struggled to let anyone in, and he certainly hasn’t given anyone a piece of his heart. A chance encounter with Callie changes all that.

Callie is Devins opposite in many ways. She doesn’t indulge in one-night stands but her and Devin are inexplicably drawn to one another and they quickly cave to their mutual attraction.

At her friends wedding the next day, she realizes he is the errant groomsman that has been missing, and they end up spending the night of the wedding together as well.

When she falls pregnant, she is gobsmacked but determined to do the right thing by her baby. Devin receives the shock of his life when she first tells him and he doesn’t react well. Once he’s had time to recover, he tries to make it up to her, but she has shut him out. The rest of the book is the story of how they slowly let each other in and discover a love that was always meant to be.

While their love may be unconventional, it is sweet and romantic and I loved reading every moment of it.

I kept waiting for some big drama, or some major curveballs – certainly with Dominic and Nina, there were options to really milk the suspense – but the author didn’t do that, and I loved her for it. Instead, this is a simple, sweet tale of two people opening up their hearts and falling in love. It’s also a story about family and friendships, and overcoming long instilled fears and pre-conceived notions.

Callie’s mom has been bitter since she got pregnant with her at 17. Some of her warped ideals have twisted Callies perception of men, marriage, and the world in general. However, with the help of Devin and her friends, she is able to make her own decisions, and learns to trust her own instincts. I loved her dad. What a sweet man, and the opening scene where we meet him was very funny.

It’s hard as a reader not to fall in love with Devin. He starts out being a total ass but once he lets his barriers down, and learns to keep his controlling ways on a leash, he was perfect leading man material. His tender love and care of Callie was swoonworthy.

I was gripped from the very first page. I started reading it late at night only intending to read a few chapters but I stayed up until 3am and finished it in one go. I was so engrossed I just couldn’t put it down.

I love Sydney’s writing style and the words flowed beautifully on the page. As this is a character driven story, the character development was superb. She really got under both Devin and Callies skin and I properly understood what made them tick. I felt a strong emotional connection to them and their story. I honestly can’t fault this book at all. What an amazing read. I think I’ll be adding Syndey Logan to my list of favorite authors, and I look forward to checking out more of her work.

Thanks to the author and Inkslinger PR for providing an ARC of this book for review in exchange for my honest opinion.

Trafficโ€™s insane, but I finally make it to Callieโ€™s apartment just after two. I anxiously knock on the door, ridiculously eager to get my hands on her. Maybe sheโ€™ll be wearing some flimsy lingerie. Maybe sheโ€™ll be naked. My mindโ€™s busy conjuring all the possibilities when she opens the door . . . wearing a sweatshirt and jeans.
โ€œHey,โ€ she says softly, stepping aside to let me in.
โ€œHey. You okay?โ€
She looks pale as a ghost. Is she sick? She looks sick. Maybe I should call an ambulance. Or my dad.
โ€œIโ€™m okay.โ€ Callie leads me over to the sofa. โ€œLook, Devin, I know you probably have some plans for us for tonight, but that wonโ€™t be happening.โ€
โ€œOh.โ€ Disappointment floods me, but if the nauseated look on her face is any indication, itโ€™s probably best. Besides, thereโ€™s the next night. And the next.
โ€œBut we need to talk, so Iโ€™m glad youโ€™re here. I have something I need to tell you.โ€ She abruptly jumps to her feet and walks toward her kitchen. โ€œWould you like something to drink?โ€
I canโ€™t tell if sheโ€™s being a good hostess or simply stalling, but I ask for a beer. It looks like Iโ€™m gonna need it. I hadnโ€™t pegged her for the kind of woman who needs to talk about her feelings.
When she returns to the living room, Callie hands me a bottle and sits down next to me. I notice she only brought one.
โ€œYouโ€™re not drinking?โ€
She curls her feet beneath her. โ€œUnfortunately, no. I wonโ€™t be drinking for a long time.โ€
Iโ€™ve had it with the riddles.
โ€œAll right, whatโ€™s going on? My brother and his girlfriend threatened to murder me if I make you cry. Somethingโ€™s obviously up with you because you just want to talk.โ€
Her forehead creases. โ€œDonโ€™t you ever just talk to a woman?โ€
โ€œNot if I can help it.โ€
โ€œWhy not? The girls you usually date donโ€™t have enough sense to carry on an intelligent conversation?โ€
โ€œI donโ€™t date, Callie.โ€
โ€œI see. You just sleep with them.โ€
โ€œSometimes. Is there something wrong with that?โ€
โ€œAnd are you careful?โ€
โ€œSafe,โ€ she says softly. โ€œWe didnโ€™t use protection. I just wondered if thatโ€™s typical for you.โ€
Oh. Itโ€™d be easy to blame the alcohol, but honestly, using protection was the very last thing on my mind that night.
โ€œNo, thatโ€™s not typical. Iโ€™m sorry about that.โ€
โ€œSo am I.โ€
Callie seems far more relaxed after my apology. Maybe this night wonโ€™t be an epic failure after all. I slide closer to her, but she raises her hand in warning.
โ€œWeโ€™re not finished.โ€
I groan and lean back against the couch.
โ€œDevin, I need you to listen. Something happened that weekend. Iโ€™m almost positive you wonโ€™t want to sleep with me after you hear what Iโ€™m about to say.โ€
โ€œI seriously doubt that.โ€
โ€œI donโ€™t.โ€ Callie sits up a little straighter and squares her shoulders. โ€œI want you to know I expect nothing from you. Our weekend together was a mistake, and Iโ€™ll deal with the consequences of it. I donโ€™t know exactly what Iโ€™m going to do at this point, but I thought you should at least know whatโ€™s going on.โ€
โ€œWhatโ€™s going on?โ€
Her eyes flood with tears.
โ€œDevin, Iโ€™m pregnant.โ€
I stare at her. She stares at me. I watch her closely, hoping that at any moment sheโ€™s going to burst out laughing.
But sheโ€™s not laughing. Sheโ€™s crying.
I hear Lorieโ€™s voice in my suddenly throbbing head.
Donโ€™t make her cry.
โ€œWhy . . . why are you telling me?โ€
She wipes her eyes. โ€œWhat do you mean?โ€
โ€œYouโ€™re assuming itโ€™s mine?โ€
โ€œOf course itโ€™s yours!โ€
I snort. โ€œReally? How can you be so sure? Maybe it was that bartender in the hotelโ€™s piano bar. Or maybe it was the guy who sat with you at the reception. Or maybeโ€”just maybeโ€”it was the photographer you were with tonight. You two seem pretty close.โ€
Even as the bitter words drip off my tongue, I know better. Her face is just too furious . . . her eyes too heartbroken.
Suddenly, Callie stops crying. Her eyes flash with fury just seconds before she slaps me across the face.
Despite the ringing in my ears, I can hear my brotherโ€™s warning.
Donโ€™t be an asshole tonight.
Too late.

Sydney Logan Bio Pic jpgAbout the Author:
Amazon best-selling author Sydney Logan holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education. She is the author of five novels – Lessons Learned, Mountain Charm, Soldier On, Once Upon a December, and Pros & Cons. Sydney has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul.

A native of East Tennessee, Sydney enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat.

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