Loud Is How I Love You (Hub City #1) by Mercy Brown
Published: January 19th 2016
Twenty-one-year-old front girl Emmylou knows that getting her band noticed in the ‘90s indie rock scene will be no easy task. She definitely knows better than to break the number one rule of the band: Don’t sleep with your bandmates! But after she ends up having the best sex of her life with her guitarist, Travis, she finds following that rule is a lot harder than it sounds.
When the band gets the gig of their dreams, making it big seems just within reach. But Emmy’s inability to keep her hands off Travis threatens everything they’ve worked for. Can Emmy find a way to break the rules and not blow the chance of a lifetime?
New Adult, Sex, Humor, 1990s
I read Loud on the heels of reading all seven Harry Potter books back to back and it was the perfect book to get me into a different world and genre. Mercy Brown writes with such an entertaining pen that I did not want to put this down. I read it in a day and I can’t remember the last book with which I did that. Loud is funny, sarcastic, and full of heart.
Travis is swoon worthy, adorable and sexy. Emmy is frustrating and amusing. For me, she jumped off the page. I could see a little bit of myself because like Emmy, I am often stuck in my own head and making myself panic for no good reason. He is such a calming figure in her life. Emmy and Travis balance one another so well.
This is one of those books I didn’t want to end. But I couldn’t slow down reading it because I just needed to know what was next. I’m so pumped this is going to be a series so I can revisit these characters again.