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
GenreRomance, Contemporary, Contemporary Romance, Music

Reviews Suddenly in Love (Lake Haven, #1)

  • Whitney
    Artist meets artist.Mia is failing at her passion. She just got told by her favorite artist that her work lacks feeling. With no job and no rent money, she is forced to move back home. Luckily, her aunt gave her a job to help flip the Yates' house. That's artsy, right? And that's where she meets Brennan.Everett Alden, aka Brennan, is a rock star who has lost his way. His best friend just died of an overdose, and his band/career is on the rocks. H...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jules
    This was an okay romance to listen to. Perhaps a little too cheesy for me, and I don't mean the cheddar kind of cheese, as I love that kind of cheese. I think the problem was that I didn't fully connect with the main characters, some of which may be due to the voice of the narrator. However, it was still reasonably enjoyable and has helped pass the time while I've been working over the weekend.I borrowed this in audiobook format through Kindle Un...
  • 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
  • Monique
    Review written: March 18, 2016Star Rating: ★★☆☆ Heat Rating: ☀☀☼☼☼ An Advanced Reader Copy (ARC) of 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 serie...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • herdys
    While the whole rocker in disguise thing has been overdone, I liked the book well enough. I still prefer her HRsr though ^^
  • Jen | Jen Talks Audiobooks
    This is a cute story - a variation of the rock star falls for the nobody. But the characters here are wonderful and the banter is fantastic. I love that Julia London doesn't get overly graphic with the sex scenes and that she doesn't end things neatly. It's always happy - but kind of messy at the same time.I would never have enjoyed this as much as I did were it not for the audio narration by Cristina Panfilio. She is seriously talented. I'll def...
  • Kristin Davison
    2.5 stars
  • 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 ...
  • Vikki Vaught
    My MusingsGreat read. I just loved the characters in this book. I can't wait to read the next book in this series. Happy reading!
  • Judi King
    AdorableVery cute romance. Not too sappy, quirky, and just enough steam. Great take you away, before bed or vacation read.
  • Anne
    3,5 stars.
  • Maryellen
    Cheesy, but a good quick read.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Siany
    I love Julia London. She is one of those authors that I can always trust to have an excellent story with characters I actually like 😊This is the first in her new “Lake Haven” series/trilogy.Mia and Everett were a very sweet couple. I loved how they just “got” each other even when no one else did. Mia was very likeable, not relatable (for me) but I did like her. The same goes for Everett to be honest. For a rock star he seemed very down...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • Ashley Monette
    I don't know why, I love me a good celebrity love story. This book sounded interesting, so I downloaded it. I really did enjoy the story. I liked Brennan and Mia but I found it kind of hard to relate to Mia at times because she was so artsy. It did bother me at the end about how Mia was going about everything. We didn't really get any insight from her so I found myself frustrated and constantly mentally screaming "what are you doing?!" I could ki...
  • 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...