Book Review: Reviving the Rhythm by Amy Kaybach

Posted 09/16/2022 by Charli in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

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Book Review: Reviving the Rhythm by Amy KaybachReviving The Rhythm Series: Blind Rebels #3
Also in this series: Blending Chords
Published by Amy Kaybach on 09/16/2022
Genres: Rockstar Romance
Pages: 352
Format: eBook
Source: Author
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five-stars

The third book in the Blind Rebels rock star romance series plunges drummer, Sammy, into an abyss of uncertainty after an accident threatens not just his life but the only safe place he has left. Despite the sudden dark storm that assumes control of his existence, a ray of sun peeks into his life from his past that might pull him out of the depths. Will his fears and past mistakes be too much to revive his rhythm?

Experienced paramedic Melody is a strong, confident, take charge woman who’s made it her mission to save lives, but knows from personal experience not all hearts heal, especially one damaged so long ago. Even if the heart beats again, so many things can go wrong and cause past lost love to flatline permanently.

SAMMY

After high school, three things mattered to me: my sister Sevenya, my drum kit, and my surfboard. With Sevenya in the passenger seat, we hightailed it to Los Angeles so I could chase my rock 'n' roll dreams. But I left a part of my heart on the beach.

Just as the Blind Rebels were gaining popularity, I suffered a crushing loss. One I didn’t think I’d ever recover from. I tried running to the ocean for solace, only for an accident to turn it against me.

MELODY

When it comes to relationships, I've learned it's best to keep my distance. Heartache takes many forms, so I've avoided it by perfecting the art of not getting too close. Instead, I focus on my career as a fire paramedic to help others, to make up for the one I couldn't save.

When I saw the surfer go down in the water, my instincts and training kicked in. I never expected that the life I’d be saving off-duty would be that of my high school sweetheart. He broke my heart then. I keep his beating now. Haunted by pains of our pasts, we're left wondering if a second chance is even possible after all these years.

This book is for an adult audience as it contains mature themes. Readers with sensitivity to drug use, alcohol use, cursing, violence of a physical and/or sexual nature being discussed or described may want to take that into consideration before reading this book.

Ok, you all had to know this was coming. I’m part of Amy Kaybach’s ARC Team, so the chances of me not reviewing Blind Rebels book 3 was slim to none. Well, today is this book’s birthday, so here we are – my review of Reviving the Rhythm.

This time we get Sammy’s love story and in this case, it’s a love he had and lost… of his own doing. There are things in this book that hit home for me and it took me a bit longer to read this one than the first two books.

First, let’s look at our characters. Of course, we already know the lovable Sammy. He’s the peacemaker and peacekeeper in the band. He’s a fun-loving guy and he’s great with Gibson. We get to learn Sammy’s backstory and what made him who he is today. We also learn about the tragedies in his life. Those tragedies aren’t entirely his alone – he shares at least one with Killian.

Then we have Melody. Sammy’s long lost love – again, of his own doing. She’s a great character. She’s strong, but also not strong in certain situations. She also has situations in which she reacts like many of us would or do. I really liked her, although I admit, I like Kady and Ari better… again, I love Melody, but I just like Kady and Ari better for some reason.

Next we have Clance and Sofie… they’re a married couple who are friends of Melody’s. Clance is overprotective of Melody and in some cases it is warranted, in others, not so much. Clance features more in the book than Sofie does – but we do see her a fair amount and she’s a good friend to Melody.

Now, let’s look at our plot – this one is full of twists, turns, and near-tragedies. It kept my interest and made me want to read more, as all of Amy’s books have. The only reason I had issues was there are a few things that hit home for me because while my issues aren’t exactly the same, I have some similar problems as characters in the book1All I will say is one of the characters is Killian and one is Melody. But the plot is amazing in this one and I’m impressed at Amy’s coming up with new ways for her couples to have problems. LOL

The ending was perfect and not perfect as it is kind of a cliffhanger, but not really. It’s a cliffhanger for reasons… but it’s not as far as Sammy and Melody’s story goes. The cliffhanger involves our 4th Blind Rebel, Killian. But I’m not telling you what it is. Suffice it to say, you’ll be chomping at the bit for Killian’s book and the explanation for his part of the ending of Reviving the Rhythm.

I gave this one 5 stars because as always, Amy does an amazing job with the Blind Rebel boys. I highly recommend you give these books a try – start with Bridging the Silences, then go to Blending Chords, then Reviving the Rhythm. I promise you won’t be sorry.

five-stars