Review: Love Revolution – Michelle Mankin

Posted 13 November, 2015 by Linda @ (un)Conventional Bookworms in Reviews / 12 Comments

Warning: This book includes mature content such as: sexual content, and/or drug and/or alcohol use, and/or violence.
Review: Love Revolution – Michelle MankinLove Revolution by Michelle Mankin
Series: Brutal Strength #2
Published by Selfpublished on 11 November 2012
Genres: Contemporary, New Adult, Romance
Pages: 259
Format: Kindle
Source: Kindle Purchase
3 Stars

The wheels of love are always turning at Black Cat Records.

Things are just starting to settle down when two Texas sisters start to stir things up at the Vancouver record label.

CEO Mary Timmons sets spirited country superstar Sara Daniels on a collision course with cocky rocker Chris Alex.

Meanwhile, Brutal Strength's suave drummer, JR, has his head turned by pretty young intern, Samantha Daniels.

Do all their highways lead to happiness or will the wheels fly off when the sisters' tragic past comes back to haunt them?

Love Revolution had a bit too much drama for my taste, even if I enjoyed the characters and the overall story just fine.

My Love Revolution review:

So, a bit much drama made Love Revolution less enjoyable to me, and so did the fact that we followed two couples instead of one. This made me feel like I didn’t have enough time with either couple, and thus, I didn’t really get to know the characters as well as I would have liked. What little I did to see of Sarah made her seem very controlling, both of her environment (and the people around her) in general, and also over her little sister, Samantha. Luckily, I got to know why she acted like this pretty soon, so I could understand where she was coming from, even if I didn’t necessarily agree with her actions.

Getting back to the universe of Brutal Strength was enjoyable, even if Love Revolution failed to woo me as much as it could have. I mean, what’s not to love? Hot musicians, a fast-paced storyline, deception, deceit and drama. There was love, too, but maybe not quite enough for me to feel completely invested in these two couples.

Written in third person point of view, past tense, there are chapters from each of the four main characters’ perspective. The voice of each characters is distinct, so it’s really no problem following them. But if the story had been a bit longer, I would have gotten to know them better, and then I would also probably have enjoyed Love Revolution even more.

Some of my favorite Love Revolution quotes:

Sara Daniels walked offstage after the encore, taking the chilled bottled water and a hand towel from her manager’s outstretched hands. Lifting her straight light brown hair up off her sweaty neck, she blotted away the moisture.
“Sold out venue again, girl. Preliminary numbers on merchandise looks to double the ticket sale, easily. how you holding up?”

In the break room Samantha Daniels slammed the refrigerator door shut hard. “Bother!” she spat, spinning around angrily. Her breath came out in a rush as she ran right into someone’s rock hard chest. “I’m sorry, excuse me,” she apologized, backing up a step and glancing up into a pair of mesmerizing mossy green eyes.

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12 responses to “Review: Love Revolution – Michelle Mankin

  1. Nice review, my friend. This was my least favorite in the series as well but mostly because it didn’t focus on Avery and Marcus. 🙂 I’m so, so happy you gave Brutal Strength a chance. They were, of course, the first books I read from Michelle. I loved that she did a modern-day spin on Shakespeare. These books helped her find her groove though.
    It’s Friday already…can you believe it? Where has this week gone? I hope it’s been a great week for you and that you have a fab weekend on tap. Hopefully we can chat soon. **BIG HUGS**

    • Ha! I’m OK with books in the series not completely focusing on Avery and Marcus, but the two couples made each of them get very little ‘screen’ time.
      I agree about Mankin’s modern-day spin on Shakespeare – so good! And I keep adding more Mankin books to my shelves, Brandee, it’s all thanks to you!
      *BIG HUGS*

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