Book Review

Sunny Shelly’s Review: Say You Love Me Again, by Carrie Aarons


Looking for an angsty, spicy rockstar romance? Say no more! Carrie Aarons’ just released Say You Love Me Again, and this book amazing! This is a rockstar romance between a divorced celebrity couple trying to co-parent while keeping their dirty secrets out of the press … all while still being tragically in love with one another.


Who wouldn’t jump at the chance to spend a few months on a concert tour traveling the country? Did I mention that the famous musician headlining it is the ex-husband who walked out on you?

When I met Levi Truin, we were young, rich, famous, and beautiful. Nothing could go wrong, we had the world at our fingertips. Except millions of dollars, marriage and a baby all before twenty-two isn’t all fun and games. And when my indiscretion caused it to come crashing down, we were just another Hollywood couple on the cutting room floor.

Seven years later, Levi and I are the poster children for exemplary co-parenting. Attending red carpet events in support of each other, Sunday night dinners for the sake of our daughter, and her private school functions where we save seats and make polite conversation. The articles paint us in the healthiest of lights, because none of them know the truth.

So when he wants to take our daughter on tour, I have a decision to make. Let her traipse around venues with a nanny, or tag along and somehow survive sleeping in a bunk below my ex for months.

We go on the road, taking our demons and heartbreaks with us. And as we spend nights together with the highway lights flashing past the windows, that familiar spark reignites. Old hurts are discussed, wounds I guard tight are exposed, and my ex-husband makes confessions I’ve been waiting years for. Against all odds, he might just be able to love me again.

But then the dirty details of our long ago breakup get leaked to the press, and the newly fledgling relationship might be doomed from the start.

Lies, silence, and miscommunication are the things that ripped us apart. Can we push past our scars to reunite our family after everything we’ve been through?

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Sunny Shelly’s Review: 5 Stars

So. Much. Angst.

I have been a long-time reader of Carrie Aarons, and as much as I love and adore her lighthearted romances, I have always had a soft spot for one of her earlier novels, Down We’ll Come Baby. And Say You Love Me Again was very reminiscent of that angsty, marriage-in-jeopardy story.

Supermodel Sophie and rock god Levi were Hollywood’s It Couple. But their marriage fell apart within months of their daughter Hart’s birth. This book is set seven years after their split, and it is so full of angsty goodness between two people who so clearly still love and adore one another but don’t know how to get past their past. They have mastered co-parenting and putting on a happy face and have created a modern family unit for Hart. But while Levi and Sophie have individually moved on from the hurt of the past, they are both terrified to admit that to the other and confess that they still love the other. Their deep-buried secrets rise to the surface and explode when they are essentially trapped in a tour bus when Sophie and Hart join Levi on a music tour.

This book is wonderfully written, and I was up way too late reading it. Carrie Aarons masterfully wrote a story about postpartum depression and mental health. Sophie’s journey was difficult, and I appreciated how we got to see Levi’s side of things too. These characters both grew and became different people after the events that tore apart their marriage, and I adored going along for the ride as they journeyed back together!

I received an advanced copy and voluntarily left a review.

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