Suddenly in Love (Lake Haven, #1) by Julia London

Suddenly in Love (Lake Haven, #1)

Mia Lassiter is thrilled to finally put her artistic skills to use working for her aunt’s interior design shop in her hometown of East Beach. While renovating an old mansion overlooking stunning Lake Haven, she encounters a scruffy but attractive man named Brennan—the owner’s son. She doesn’t realize this sexy recluse is actually Everett Alden, the world-famous rock star in hiding who’s nursing his own artistic and personal crises.As th...

Details Suddenly in Love (Lake Haven, #1)

TitleSuddenly in Love (Lake Haven, #1)
Release DateApr 5th, 2016
PublisherMontlake Romance
Number of pages293 pages
GenreRomance, Contemporary Romance, Contemporary, Music

Reviews Suddenly in Love (Lake Haven, #1)

  • Sarah
    20/6 - Meh. I didn't like Brennan very much, he was way too self-absorbed to start with and you know what they say about first impressions - they last. And my first impression of Brennan lasted through the rest of the book. This didn't really turn out to be the book I thought it was going to be. I was imagining a story that focused more on the renovations and showed Mia and Brennan stuck in the house, nearly alone together for days, weeks while s...
  • RachelW (BamaGal)
    I picked this book out on a whim at Netgalley. It was the old incognito rock-star finds love trope, but something about it intrigued me. Even though she's been around awhile in the HR genre, Julia London is a new-to-me author; and I'm glad I gave this book a whirl. There was not a great deal of angst and drama to be found, just good, solid storytelling. It was a low-key story, very much character driven; and I really liked the leads.A surprisingl...
  • Ginette
    My praise goes to the author, this book reads like a movie. I'm so envious. Really enjoyed the story, loved all the characters and geezus I cried! The only reason I rated this a 4 instead of a 5 is I found a few of the chapters dragged a bit. Again just my personal opinion
  • Shelagh
    Suddenly In Love is Julia London at her best, and that's saying something because this is an author who just gets better and better. I honestly don't know how she manages to get into the heads of her characters the way she does, and yet time after time there she is with a new set complete with their own little foibles and personality traits. I'm pretty certain she's said something somewhere about the writing getting harder and really it's no wond...
  • herdys
    While the whole rocker in disguise thing has been overdone, I liked the book well enough. I still prefer her HRsr though ^^
  • Jan Kaplan
    The genre of Contemporary Romance is one of my favorites and Suddenly In Love suits this category like a dream. Ms. London has created so many interesting characters here that I found myself sinking into the story as if taking a fragrant soak in my favorite bubble bath.Brennan Yates, aka Everett Brennan Alden, the rock star seeking anonymity, while hiding away at his mother's Lake side mansion has no idea his world is about to come crashing down ...
  • Julie
    Great setting for a great story!Most girls I know have all fallen for a rock star from afar. Mia fell for a rock star without even knowing that he was a rock star. Brennan had some life changes that caused him to need a break from his very public lifestyle. Mia was the antithesis of everything that had been in Brennan’s life for many years—artistic, introverted, and she had no clue that he was a lead singer and guitarist for a very popular ro...
  • Monique
    Review written: March 18, 2016Star Rating: ★★☆☆ Heat Rating: ☀☀☼☼☼ This book was received free via Netgalley for an honest review. I first ran across Julia London when she was recommended to me for her historicals and I loved them! So, I figured I should give her contemporaries a try too. And what better way than picking up her newest from Netgalley. Suddenly in Love is the start of a new series for London and the back cover b...
  • Lee
    “Brennan, you made me feel like I mattered and I belonged. ” You know, I thought I had this done and dusted, the review finished and sent off to Scandal but overnight I changed my mind. You see overnight I came to a much deeper understanding of Mia and realisations of my own and this is why I told Scandal I would revise my review. There’s something about a character’s story hitting close to home, making your relate it to your own experien...
  • Ann Lorz
    I'm really not that big a fan of the Rock romances where the characters are in the music business but I will say that I really enjoyed Suddenly in Love by Julia London. The story was more about the characters then the music. Now don't get me wrong the music does play a part in the story, it just doesn't take over.I kind of felt sorry for Mia, I know what it's like to have a dream and it not come through. Of course I liked where she went with her ...
  • Shari Straight
    When down-on-her-luck misfit Mia Lassiter meets burned out and heartbroken rock star Everett Alden, she isn’t exactly impressed. She thinks he’s a crazy bum, maybe, and a little crazy and unclean and pompous, definitely. She doesn’t recognize him as a famous person when he introduces himself as Brennan Yates, the son of the owner of Ross House, the oldest and grandest historic estate around Lake Haven. When he explains to her that sees the ...
  • JaneA
    C- I really did enjoy the story, but was extremely dissatisfied with the ending, and it brought the grade down quite a bit. There was little angst or drama (aside from the cousin from h***), but at the end I was left scratching my head.(view spoiler)[ Mia marched to the beat of a different drummer, causing a very traumatic incident to happen to her in high school. I think this was a defining event in her background, but it was never discussed wit...
  • Julie
    This was a very enjoyable story. Brennan is a very successful rock star who's reached his limit, he's very great full for his success but right now he really needs to get away from the adoring fans and the paparazzi and just be himself. So he drops out of the public eye and hides himself away.Mia has never seemed to fit in and has dreams of being an artist. She finds herself helping her aunts interior design shop by sketching a clients home. All ...
  • Jaci
    The first thing I need to say is that I very rarely read Contemporary Romance, I prefer Historical Romance. That said, I love Julia's Historical Romances so much I decided to try one of her Contemporary novels. I am glad I did. I already know what a wonderful writer she is, her stories are so original and her characters are strong, confident people who have their own special quirks and flaws that make them so lovable.This story is about two peopl...
  • Heather
    This is the first in a new contemporary romance series by author Julia London. While at times I had difficulty picturing just how artsy Mia was dressing, I could definitely appreciate the feeling of not fitting in to her surroundings. Or wanting to be appreciated for who she was instead of being mocked for her differences. So when Mia finally finds someone she connects with, she has no idea that he is a famous rock star. Brandon is so amazed that...
  • Bette Hansen
    This is a fantastic story of a run down, burnt out rock star looking for peace and solitude at his mother's new lakeside estate. His mother fears he's going down a dark path of depression and tries everything she can think of to get him to snap out of it. Strangely the one person who seems to have any affect on him is the wonderfully unique struggling artist turned interior designer Mia Lassiter. Mia is struggling with finding her own path in the...
  • Whitney
    So I started reading this book thinking I was just going to read a few chapters and then go to sleep, but next thing I knew it is 2:00 am and I had finished the book. I literally couldn't stop reading, Julia London takes you on the best type of book journey: you laughed, you were outraged, you cried a tear or two (or maybe more), you felt happy, and then you went through all the emotions again. This is a novel for every women who ever wondered "w...
  • Connie
    Laugh-out-loud good! Poor Mia, unemployed, homeless, and forced to move back home to confront those painful and embarrassing memories she's tried so hard to bury. Imagine her face when she realizes she just told that smelly, unkempt stranger that he stinks and he turns out to be Everett Alden, a world famous rock star. He is also hiding out in Lake Haven, running away from HIS painful memories! Although they are both artistic, Mia and Brennan (Ev...
  • Norah Gibbons
    I was lucky enough to receive an advance copy of this book. I started it this morning and except for breaks to walk the dog and some laundry kept reading till I was done. I very much enjoyed the journey that Mia and Brennan go through finding out what really matters and is important to them. I like that they get each other which is very hard to find. Starting over and remaining true to yourself is not easy and Julia London was able to capture tha...
  • Debbie
    I couldn't put this book down and ended up reading it in one day! I loved the story of Mia and Brennan. This is a beautiful love story but it is also the story of a misfit's discovery of her true worth and realizing that staying true to herself is what's important. Well written, I would highly recommend this book.
  • Peggy
    I enjoyed this book, but I think it is more directed to a younger crowd, I am in my 50's, but it was interesting and I read the whole book. I loved the ending. I read an advice copy of this book. I recommend Suddenly In love to people who love romance.
  • Loy
    Love all of Julia Londons contemporary booksThis was very good. Will read the next one in the series
  • Emily Green
    It was a cute story, but what I really liked about it was how the author portrayed the struggles of trying to work as an artist. She really did her research and made you understand the work and emotion that goes into making something.
  • Durga
    I loved it sooo much it might have been cheesy and cliché but just the love is explained in this book is exactly how I view love❤❤❤ I loved it sooo much it might have been cheesy and cliché but just the love is explained in this book is exactly how I view love❤️❤️❤️
  • Jeannie Zelos
    Suddenly in Love,  Julia LondonReview from Jeannie Zelos book reviewsGenre:  Romance My first read of Julia’s novels, although she’s written over two dozen...there’s so many great reads around but they get lost in the hundreds of thousands of books out....Still, I enjoyed this and now its an author name I can look out for :-) So, Mia, poor Mia. I feel for her, I’ve always felt a bit like she does, that I’m treading a different path to...
  • Katie(babs)
    Brennan, also known as Everett Alden the hero of Suddenly in Love (Lake Haven #1) by Julia London is a famous rockstar who seems to have it all. He’s the lead singer of Tuesday’s End, a band that does more pop music than rock. Brennan has come home to stay with his mother to hide away from the world. He’s borderline depressed, lost his mojo and still mourns the death of his friend and band mate who died of a drug overdose. He now spends his...
  • Char (1RadReader59)
    “Poor little rich kid.” A phrase I remember hearing one time that just stuck with me. When I heard someone say it to their kid I thought, how can that be? But as I have gotten older I get it. Everett Alden (Brennan) fits it to a tee. The mouse has been chasing his tail so long and listening to everyone else on how to get the American Dream and all that money means that he missed the ride there. You see Brennan started their home band in his f...
  • Swanangel15's Book Review
    This story was a miracle in the making. I have no idea how Julia London made two of the most opposite people ever, come together so smoothly and perfectly.Mia Lassiter had a blow to not only her art but also to her self-esteem. I have no idea how she was able to move after that rejection, but she did, all the way back home to her parents.Feeling humiliated and defeated, Mia returns home to help her aunt with her interior design business and came ...
  • ♥~♥Geri Reads ♥~♥
    I've enjoyed some of Julia London's historicals in the past, particularly Devil's Love. So when I saw that she has a new contemporary romance coming out, I wasted no time in requesting this book from NetGalley.The good news, I liked the book. The rock star in hiding trope is one of my fave rock star trope and Suddenly In Love screams "rock star in hiding" to me.Everett Alden is the lead singer of one of the biggest rock acts in the world, Tuesday...
  • Michelle (Bookaholic Banter)
    When I picked this book up, it had been a long time since I read a romance book. I used to read them all the time but they were all starting to seem the same, getting a little predictable, or had to many romance or sex scenes that were just too over the top. I am so glad I gave this contemporary romance a try. My romance reading slump has now ended thanks to this book! I am ready to pick up another romance soon. I loved this story so much! It was...