See You Soon Broadway
written by Melissa Baldwin
published by Melissa Baldwin, 2015
Disclosure: I did some editing work on this title. After that work was completed, I was asked by the author to review the book. I received a copy of this book for review purposes. Although I was compensated for the editing work, it in no way affected the outcome of my review. My review is my honest opinion of the book.
Did I enjoy this book: I did enjoy reading See You Soon Broadway. It was a fun read that kept me reading from beginning to end.
I really liked Maris. She seemed pretty down to earth and likable. I could “hear” her singing in her park. I could feel her anger toward Trevor. I could imagine her longing to be on Broadway. I went through her wants and desires with her. I really liked how she used her grandmother’s journal to help her find her true calling. Throughout the story, I found myself smiling, laughing, feeling giddy, anxious, upset, sad . . . you get the picture. Ms. Baldwin hits a lot of emotions with See You Soon Broadway.
Other characters: I liked Maris’s boyfriend, Kyle. He is such a sweetheart and a near-perfect boyfriend. I really liked him. Did he have some flaws? Yes, but I liked him all the more. Georgie, Maris’s roommate, is fantastic. She is Maris’s best friend and I loved their interaction, especially how she included Maris in her group of doctors’ wives and girlfriends. Trevor is the other guy that Maris literally bumps into. They have chemistry, but there are some things that I didn’t like about him. However, his love and devotion to his grandmother, Beatrice is fabulous. I love Beatrice. She cracked me up. And I love how Maris comes to meet and gets to know Beatrice. Maris’s sister, Cassie, is a bit different. She is the classic older sister and she is always there for Maris. Her yoga, centering, peaceful ways fit her.
Would I recommend it: I would recommend See You Soon Broadway. It was a fun read!
About the book – from Goodreads: Maris Forrester has a wonderful life with an amazing boyfriend and a fulfilling job. She’s happy and content . . . or so she thinks. Maris has always had huge dreams of being on Broadway. Ever since her very first performance as a child, she has envisioned herself on the stage under the shining lights. Now she has to decide whether she should to give up her wonderful life to chase those dreams.
When her parents announce they are moving, she comes across a long-lost family treasure. She doesn’t realize that this treasure may hold the key to her future and to all her dreams coming true.
And if that wasn’t sign enough, a mysterious stranger throws another wrench in the mix at a dazzling rooftop party benefiting the Arts. These could be signs of things to come.
But will she remain content in her perfect world, or will she step into the unknown world she has always dreamed of?