On the Run: (Vagabonds Book 1) by Jade C. Jamison – A Review

On the Run: (Vagabonds Book 1)

By Jade C. Jamison

On the Run Jade C JamisonSynopsis VagabodsWhat if your dream became a nightmare?

Kyle Summers enjoys a carefree childhood traveling the countryside with her parents…until she discovers the electric guitar. When she first wraps her hand around its neck, she knows she was born to play it.

When she discovers boys, she realizes she has a second passion.

But music always comes first, and when Kyle is recruited to be part of a young all-girl band, she jumps at her chance for fame and fortune. It isn’t long before Kyle discovers that all that glitters isn’t gold. Will she survive when she discovers the dark and seedy side of the music industry—or will it ruin her for good?

Vagabonds follows one young woman’s rise to fame past the pitfalls of sex, drugs, and easy money, through fortune and success to heartbreak and betrayal. Five girls build their band The Vagabonds from nothing but a hunger to create and quickly find that they are nothing but pawns in a larger game played by managers, agents, the press, the music industry, and all manner of unscrupulous, greedy people who want to feed on their triumphs. Friendships and lives hang in the balance. Who will survive?

Please note: On the Run might read like YA and feel like YA because the characters start out as teens, but don’t be fooled. It is not YA, a point that will become more and more clear as this trilogy progresses. As the story moves forward, it will deal with darker issues and heavier themes that are not appropriate for a YA audience.

 

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For Kyle Summers playing the electric guitar is quintessential to her existence, but she’d never played for an audience, not even her parents. When the school talent show was holding auditions, Kyle bit the bullet, tried out, and made the cut.

Performing an intricately combined medley of her favorite iconic riffs, the sold out crowd erupted into applause. The rush she felt, the high from her first performance was something she knew she wanted a lot more of.

On the same night she performed in the talent show her whole world tipped on it’s axis.

While I enjoyed the read and the unique way Kyle’s story was told, I did find 2 things that bothered me a little bit; one issue for me was that in a listing of well known (real life) guitarists one of the names isn’t correct. The second issue, was that the first 8 chapters could use a second go through by the author or editor.

That aside.

On the run was an enjoyable and entertaining read. It brought back the memories of how my body reacted after my first kiss, and many other firsts. It wasn’t so much the act of Kyle receiving her first kiss, but Jade C. Jamison’s  on point narration that had me reliving those experiences.

 

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All about the author sections are borrowed from the author’s amazon bio page.

For years, Jade C. Jamison tried really hard to write what she thought was more “literary” fiction, but she found herself compelled to write what you read by her today–sometimes gritty, raw, realistic stories and other times humorous, light tales–but most of the stories she writes revolve around relationships and characters finding their way through life. While she doesn’t confine herself to just one genre, nor is there a nice neat label for what she writes, most of her work could be called erotic romance. Her main writing passions include rock star romance, romantic comedy, and romantic suspense.

She lives in Colorado with her husband and four children.

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