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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks
By: Zoe Lee
5 out of 5 stars

The story Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee is a contemporary romance book. Once I started, I found that it pulled me in, and I didn’t want to put it down until the final page. The book had my emotions going up and down the entire time that I was reading it. It is well-written, and it made me feel like I was right there with the characters. I loved reading about Astrid and Seth. Astrid is a strong, independent, intelligent, and beautiful woman. She is a respected music journalist. That is how she meets Seth. Seth is a man who loves music, be it either singing or writing. He is also a man that was asked by Downbeat to play with them. He then meets Astrid. Both of them feel a pull towards each other. Their relationship starts off as a casual one. Will they find that their feelings for each other are starting to grow stronger? What does the future hold for Astrid and Seth? What would happen if Seth starts moving towards stardom? Read this book to find out. I enjoyed the bantering back and forth between many of the characters. Many of them are friends and they have a good time together. I grew to care about Astrid and Seth with every chapter that I read and wanted them to be happy. Don’t miss out on an amazing story with wonderful characters. I highly recommend reading it.

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Randall Murphy

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee is a definite read for musicians, music lovers, and rock groupies. Some might say that the author takes her time before getting into the action between the main characters. Others may say she is passionate about the world-building and introducing the characters before trying to build the chemistry. I would compare it to a good ballad – it slowly builds the scene before building the tempo. Regardless of whether you consider the details monotonous or interesting, once the plot starts deepening, it’ll be difficult to put the book down. It’s a wonderful story of overcoming the scars of the past and letting love heal.

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Sara Oxton

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee a four-star read that will be music to your ears. This is my first story by this author, and I can’t wait to read more, there is promise to the writing that will whisk you away. Astrid was complex and intriguing, she has lived a life and got the t-shirt (a band one maybe but still, they are the best). The natural flow of the novel gave great pace and didn’t feel rushed or like it dragged, the pacing was well done. The balance of Seth and Astrid again was well done and made me smile. This is a light story with great heart, but there were also serious moments that challenge you. Overall a great story.

Review by @saraoxo

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Angela Hayes

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee is a contemporary rock star romance. I loved all the banter, quips, camaraderie, friendships- and the fun vibe of this story.
Astrid Sinclair has had to work incredibly hard to get to where she is. The music journalist knows all the ins and outs of the music industry first hand, having been married to a ‘rock god’. Since the divorce, she’s had to put in extra effort to earn her respected reputation. She may make her living from writing about rocks stars and musicians, but she has vowed never to get personally involved with one ever again. Her rule is about to be tested though, when she decides to do a story on the band “Downbeat”. Spending some time with the band to get all the information she needs puts her in close proximity with Seth Riveau, and their chemistry is instantaneous. Will he find a way to break down her defences? Will she decide to take a chance on love?
I had a little trouble finding my rhythm with this book. I struggled to connect with the characters and the story, but I think that maybe I was just having an ‘off’ day. There were times Astrid and Seth frustrated me quite badly and I had the urge to shake them. I loved seeing and catching up with some of the characters we met in ‘A Perfect Fit’- I especially love the camaraderie and friendship of the group.
If you love a great rock star romance, with wonderful characters, and just a little push-pull; then this is definitely the book for you!

Thank you, Zoe Lee!

 

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Karyn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks is a wonderful contemporary romance novel by Zoe Lee. This is the 2nd time I have read a book by this author, having previously read A Perfect Fit, which contains the same group of friends. One of the things I mentioned in my review of A Perfect Fit was how much I loved the camaraderie between the group of friends and how much they all love and support each other. This was very much evident again in Hidden Tracks as the friends came together to support Seth, the main character in this book. I’d honestly love to have a group of friends like this.
I adored the 2 main characters in this book although I have to admit to wanting to bash their heads together several times. Seth Riveau is a singer/songwriter with a lot of hurt in his past. Astrid Sinclair is a music journalist who used to be married to a very famous rock star. Her latest job is to write about the band that Seth used to be part of, and is currently helping them out at a few shows. The connection between them is instant and Astrid realises that the big story shouldn’t be about the band, but be about Seth.
Interactions between Seth and Astrid are full of emotion, both trying to get a better insight of the other, but neither willing to let their walls down. This book really grabbed me and had me doing a lot of soul searching. The conversations between Seth and Astrid were often very deep and thought provoking.
This is a really fantastic read and I really hope that the author writes more about this group of friends.

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee is a romance that focuses on the music industry. Seth is a talented songwriter and musician who has re-joined his old band after living a quiet life for half a decade. Astrid is a former actress who used to be married to a rock star and is now a music journalist, writing a piece on Seth’s band.
It’s a sweet, slow-moving story. Both characters have lived. They’ve fallen in love and had their hearts broken. Astrid has a grown-up daughter. They’ve been in the limelight and stepped out of it, and are now on the brink of being pulled back in.
Astrid’s role as a journalist is quite handy in learning about Seth and his bandmates. There are formal interviews, and other occasions where informal discussions include probing questions (or less probing – “Dogs or cats?” is one!).
I particularly like the way Lee talks about sound – both musical and environmental. This struck me from the very beginning where Seth’s acoustic environment is described – “every subtle groan of the three-story house he had grown up in was like a vibrato note sung by a baritone.”. This is effective not only in painting a vivid picture of the scene, but also in giving us an insight into how Seth experiences the world.
For me, this is a four-star book. I’d recommend it to music lovers, particularly anyone who’s ever dreamed of getting together with a rock star!

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Mirela Ruiz

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee was a romantic read. I would rate this book a four out of five stars. I loved the plot and the characters. The pace felt appropriate for the story and it was a nice journey. I loved Astrid’s character and seeing her grow and develop felt genuine.

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Liz Vrchota

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I have to start with the beautiful and inviting cover to Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee. I was instantly invested in this story just from the cover and any book that can do that gets a shot with me regardless of the subject or author. I have read one other book by Zoe Lee however, so this wasn’t a new author to me and I so wanted to love this book hard. In an absolute honest way, this book was a struggle for me to get into. It was a bit difficult for me to follow the character development and I felt like it took a lot of time giving us a backstory to side characters that we almost forgot who was the shining stars to this book. I can see where this could eventually become a series and give more of the stories to said side characters. Maybe at that time it wouldn’t hurt to consider editing out some of the extra babble in this one to help with the flow of the novel.

Once I got to it Seth and Astrid slowly warmed my heart with the music of their relationship. I loved the soft push/pull and the way these two came off as realistic. I overall enjoyed the idea behind the book and the way things turned out. So I am giving this a four star rating with all that said in mind because of the strength that those two brought to the story. I will be looking into future works by Zoe Lee however and hope maybe we see more along the lines of Hidden Tracks with a little more of a polish to them.

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Tausha Treadway

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee. This is the second book I’ve read by this author and it will not be the last. I loved this story. Its the story of Astrid Sinclair a music journalist who has worked hard for the great reputation she has so that she’s not just known as the ex wife of a rock star. She is now working on a story about Downbeat a folksy rock band who everyone thinks is about to hit it big. Being the ex of a rock star is not all its cracked up to be and she is not looking to get into another relationship anytime soon. Seth Riveau has been living in a small town enjoying life and not having any worries. When his old band Downbeat invites him to play with them he can’t refuse. He and Astrid meet at a music festival and the attraction is immediate but Astrid’s fears keep her from acting on her feelings. Astrid has sworn off rock stars and if Downbeat does become the sensation everyone is talking about she definitely wants no part of that life. Will Astrid give in to her feelings for Seth or will she let her past dictate her future?

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Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Hidden Tracks by Zoe Lee is a romantic story about Astrid and Seth. One thing about Zoe Lee’s writing that I appreciate is her characters in her story. They are fully developed and easy to become book friends with the characters too. The story is a simple one. Seth is in a band and Astrid is a journalist. Astrid just got out of marriage with a “rock god”. She finds herself in a small town and writing about the band Downbeat. Seth was a member of Downbeat. They just asked him to rejoin the band. The band is at a music festival and that is when Astrid and Seth met. They story is simple but yet complicated in certain aspects. Will Astrid keep her distance from Seth? Will Seth act on his feelings? At the end will Astrid and Seth get together?

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