#BookReview Heard It in a Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves @tgarvisgraves @smpromance @StMartinsPress #HeardItInALoveSong #TraceyGarvisGraves #StMartinsPress #SMPRomance #SMPInfluencers Title: Heard It in a Love Song

Author: Tracey Garvis Graves

Published by: St. Martin's Press on Nov. 9, 2021

Genres: Contemporary Romance

Pages: 304

Format: Hardcover

Source: St. Martin's Press

Book Rating: 8/10

Layla Hilding is thirty-five and recently divorced. Struggling to break free from the past—her glory days as the lead singer in a band and a ten-year marriage to a man who never put her first—Layla’s newly found independence feels a lot like loneliness.

Then there’s Josh, the single dad whose daughter attends the elementary school where Layla teaches music. Recently separated, he’s still processing the end of his twenty-year marriage to his high school sweetheart. He chats with Layla every morning at school and finds himself thinking about her more and more.

Equally cautious and confused about dating in a world that favors apps over meeting organically, Layla and Josh decide to be friends with the potential for something more. Sounds sensible and way too simple—but when two people are on the rebound, is it heartbreak or happiness that’s a love song away?

From the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances.


Understated, thoughtful, and sweet!

Heard It in a Love Song is a captivating, simmering romance that takes you into the lives of music teacher Layla Hilding and single father Josh Summers as they each navigate the end of their first marriages, learn to reconcile the past, accept the things they cannot change, rediscover their true selves, and begin to trust again.

The prose is honest and smooth. The characters are attentive, hesitant, and unique. And the plot is an absorbing tale of life, loss, love, patience, understanding, regret, acceptance, forgiveness, familial drama, friendship, loneliness, parenthood, music, and unconditional love.

Overall, Heard It in a Love Song is an immersive, tender, satisfying tale by Graves that’s perfect for fans of contemporary romance novels about second chances that are brimming with healing, heartache, and hope.


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Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for providing me with a copy in an exchange for an honest review.


About Tracey Garvis Graves

Tracey Garvis Graves is the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, USA Today, and international bestselling author of contemporary fiction. Her debut novel, On the Island, spent 9 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list, has been translated into thirty-five languages, and is in development with MGM and Temple Hill Productions for a feature film. She is also the author of Uncharted, Covet, Every Time I Think of You, Cherish, Heart-Shaped Hack, White-Hot Hack, The Girl He Used to Know, and Heard It in a Love Song. She is hard at work on her next book.

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