Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Review - Songbird by Sydney Logan

Title: Songbird
Author: Sydney Logan
Release Date: October 3, 2015

One bridesmaid. One groomsman. One classic wedding hookup.
But for Callie and Devin, their weekend of passion is anything but typical.

Callie Franklin doesn’t do one night stands. 


She’s far too responsible and focused on her career to ever let herself give in to temptation. But, on the eve of her best friend’s wedding, she meets that temptation . . . 

And his name is Devin McAllister.

Devin, on the other hand, has no problem with meaningless hookups. The very last thing he needs—or wants—is a relationship.

Relationships come with strings. 

Relationships come with heartbreak.

A late-night encounter in the hotel’s piano bar finds the two unable to resist each other. With her angelic voice and bright blue eyes, Devin’s sure he’s never met anyone as beautiful as his Songbird.

Six weeks later, when two pink lines confirm Callie’s worst fears, she and Devin have to face the consequences of their wild weekend.

And they have to deal with each other—whether they like it or not.

With a love story that’s far from traditional, Callie and Devin begin to wonder if their one-night stand could turn into something neither of them anticipated.

A happily ever after.

If I could give 1000 stars to Songbird, I would! Feels, oh the feels! This book made me cry, laugh, fall in love, dream, wonder and hope—and those are the emotions I can articulate. 

Devin is the strong, silent type. Callie is creative and loving. One weekend, full of drunken wedding sex, leads to oh, so much more. Two pink lines and everyone’s world has changed. I’ll admit, I was a bit speculative about reading a book about “wedding sex” and what happens after, since I already have my favorite book with that scenario, but this is so different. 

Devin falls hard—head over heels in love with Callie, but fights it every step of the way. He’s not sure about his feelings or what they mean for him. Callie is determined to take care of herself. It’s ingrained in her to not depend on a man. 

"What was once in pieces is finally whole. 
Just like my life. 
Just like my heart."

—This is my favorite part of the book! This gives me hope. I’m not going to lie, some days my heart is hard and reading this, I want to believe in love. 

“Love makes you equal.” 

The truth behind this is AH-MAZING! 

Sydney Logan ripped my heart out, stomped on it and put it back in, a bit jagged but believing in love. Ready and willing to accept it. Since stalking is frowned upon, she may find herself with LOVE mail via her email box soon! 
~ Review by Heather

“For you, there'll be no more crying.”

Oh, there was crying. Gentle welling of tears, but tears nonetheless. I initially wanted to read this book because of its title. Songbird is one of my absolute, all-time favorite songs—and just the mention of the word brings the beautiful lyrics to my mind. I couldn't NOT read this book, with that title. And I was so wonderfully surprised to find my song, a song that means so much to me, in this book. In Devin’s perfect nickname for Callie. And in one particular, sweet moment shared—one that ensured that for me there would be more crying. The good kind. Because this book touched my heart. 

“For you, the sun will be shining.”

And shine, it did. I felt bathed in light as I read this wonderful book. Sappy, perhaps, but Songbird made me feel good—smiley, happy, light and swoony—even as Callie and Devin negotiated their unconventional relationship. It wasn't perfect, and there were times I wanted to rail on Callie for her stubbornness, but it was so damn right, I couldn't put this book down. Even now, writing this review mere minutes after I read the last page, I'm loathe to walk away from this book. I want it to go on forever. Or, at the very least, become part of a series so I can re-visit Devin and Callie, maybe through the eyes of their friends *cough Lorie and Owen cough*

“And I feel that when I'm with you,
It's alright, I know it's right.”

So right, y’all. Everything is so right about this book. The on-point humor, the reactions, the friendships, the heartbreak, and sweet, tender, gentle, romantic, amazing Devin. Oh, Devin. From Player to Papa—it's maybe not a new story, but in this telling, it's spot on. He's perfection, and I love him in all his forms, from his fuck-ups to his triumphs, from his stubbornness to his over-protectiveness, I fell head over heels for this man. How could I not? He was delightful. Persistent. Kind. Maybe a little cocky, and not always ready with the smart words, but such a good balance for Callie. 

“And the songbirds are singing, like they know the score.” 

I definitely know the score. I'll give you a hint, it's five out of five—a top rating for a book that I’ll long remember. I suspect this one is going to stick with me for quite some time, especially when next Songbird plays on my iPod. And why wouldn't it? From its perfect title, to its brilliant characters, to its charming and refreshing storytelling, it is one hell of a book. Did I mention I wish it could go on forever? 

“And I love you, I love you, I love you, like never before.” 
~ Review by Beth

Sydney Logan is the bestselling author of six novels. She has also penned several short stories and is a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul. A lover of music, she fills her playlist with everyone from Johnny Cash to Eminem. Sydney holds a Master’s degree in Elementary Education and spends her days surrounded by kids and books. A native of East Tennessee, she enjoys playing piano and relaxing on her porch with her wonderful husband and their very spoiled cat. Visit her online at

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