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There’s only one thing that stands in the way of having my name stamped on a big, fat check trailing with several zeros. And it goes by the name of Reid King. What is a totally average elementary school music teacher doing standing in a tour bus with the King of Music? I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to There’s only one thing that stands in the way of having my name stamped on a big, fat check trailing with several zeros. And it goes by the name of Reid King. What is a totally average elementary school music teacher doing standing in a tour bus with the King of Music? I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to help him. That, somehow, Reid King and I can collaborate on an album together and make him the authentic, raw, soul-crushing singer that he once was. Reid King thinks I’m in over my head. Heck, even I think I’m in over my head. But that check will solve all my problems, and nothing will stand in my way of getting it. Not Reid King, or his devilish smirk, or his soul-gripping voice, or his talented fingers that roam effortlessly over a guitar. Not even the steely glances he throws my way every three seconds. I’ll get that money and save my family from years of heartache. And maybe… just maybe… I’ll save Reid from his heartache, too.


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There’s only one thing that stands in the way of having my name stamped on a big, fat check trailing with several zeros. And it goes by the name of Reid King. What is a totally average elementary school music teacher doing standing in a tour bus with the King of Music? I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to There’s only one thing that stands in the way of having my name stamped on a big, fat check trailing with several zeros. And it goes by the name of Reid King. What is a totally average elementary school music teacher doing standing in a tour bus with the King of Music? I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to help him. That, somehow, Reid King and I can collaborate on an album together and make him the authentic, raw, soul-crushing singer that he once was. Reid King thinks I’m in over my head. Heck, even I think I’m in over my head. But that check will solve all my problems, and nothing will stand in my way of getting it. Not Reid King, or his devilish smirk, or his soul-gripping voice, or his talented fingers that roam effortlessly over a guitar. Not even the steely glances he throws my way every three seconds. I’ll get that money and save my family from years of heartache. And maybe… just maybe… I’ll save Reid from his heartache, too.

30 review for Truth

  1. 4 out of 5

    Vanessa ♛Queen Alchemy ϟ Novel Nerd Faction♛

    Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers. I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. It's been a while since I've read a rockstar romance and I totally latched on to this one. This is an emotional story that will totally take over your life until you finish the last page. I was so intrigued with this one that I couldn't put it down. The characters in this story are so complex and full of depth. I loved getting to know Brooklyn Disclaimer: This review MAY contain spoilers. I received an Advance Reader Copy at no cost from the publisher/author. All opinions in my review are my own. It's been a while since I've read a rockstar romance and I totally latched on to this one. This is an emotional story that will totally take over your life until you finish the last page. I was so intrigued with this one that I couldn't put it down. The characters in this story are so complex and full of depth. I loved getting to know Brooklyn and Reid. Reid is one of those characters that is a total arse but once his backstory comes to light you can't help but feel for him. Brooklyn is so sweet, awkward, and quirky and I felt myself connecting with her immediately. This story has a slow-burn romance that works really well. They both start out at odds until those walls start coming down. I enjoyed their banter and interactions. It's obvious how well they fit together. Overall, this is an enemies-to-lovers rockstar romance that will get under your skin in all the best ways. I latched on to these characters and their story. I am excited to try more titles from this author. More reviews on my blog: Novel Nerd Faction

  2. 4 out of 5

    Dora Koutsoukou

    4 💘💘💘💘 ☺ 🎸 📝 🥄 🎶 🌟🌟🌟🌟s ❣ “Truthl was a beautiful and emotional rock star romance read! Slow burn, dual pov, amazing characters, very well written and wonderfully developed storyline. 4 💘💘💘💘 ☺️ 🎸 📝 🥄 🎶 🌟🌟🌟🌟s ❣️ “Truthl was a beautiful and emotional rock star romance read! Slow burn, dual pov, amazing characters, very well written and wonderfully developed storyline.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Egle (readingfreakquotes)

    This is the first-ever book by Sj Sylvis I read and I had no clue what had I set myself up to when I requested that ARC. I was taken by a nice surprise and wasn't a bit disappointed. SJ Sylvis is such a talented writer and I was completely lured by all the words on those pages... They were flowing freely and effortlessly and I got completely captivated by this beautiful love story. It was a real page-turner for me! Every line I read made me feel and ache for the characters, their emotions, pain an This is the first-ever book by Sj Sylvis I read and I had no clue what had I set myself up to when I requested that ARC. I was taken by a nice surprise and wasn't a bit disappointed. SJ Sylvis is such a talented writer and I was completely lured by all the words on those pages... They were flowing freely and effortlessly and I got completely captivated by this beautiful love story. It was a real page-turner for me! Every line I read made me feel and ache for the characters, their emotions, pain and heartache. Reid is a famous and talented musician that is also known for his unique songwriting style, the one that comes from the depth of the heart and is wrapped in all sorts of emotions. Only after the latest life drama, his writing hits the brick wall and he is not able to put a single word on paper. It's a complete block that puts huge pressure on him as an artist and his record label contract now on stake. Not only his career but his emotional well being is hugely affected. Brooklyn loves music and she is an excellent school music teacher. If not her quite introverted personality her dream job would involve sharing her passion with massive audiences when now those song verses are up for her notebook and best friend's Jane judgement. Brooklyn badly needs the money and when one in a lifetime job offer comes along she jumps on the wagon even though the opportunity is completely out of her comfort zone. What can go wrong when honest and giving Brooklyn is hired to pull troubled moody Reid out of his songwriter slump?

  4. 5 out of 5

    Caroline

    5 Stars So I can be picky about my Rock star romance books. Because it is so important for me I can relate to the characters in the book and that I can put myself into their lives. Often I can find that hard to do with famous people especially rockstars because, to be honest, I don't ever want to be famous like that it sounds awful to me. I had no trouble at all with connecting with Brooklyn and Reid. They were both such sweet amazing people (When Reid wasn't an asshole) that I just instantly fel 5 Stars So I can be picky about my Rock star romance books. Because it is so important for me I can relate to the characters in the book and that I can put myself into their lives. Often I can find that hard to do with famous people especially rockstars because, to be honest, I don't ever want to be famous like that it sounds awful to me. I had no trouble at all with connecting with Brooklyn and Reid. They were both such sweet amazing people (When Reid wasn't an asshole) that I just instantly fell in love with them. Brooklyn was the star in this book for me, she reminded me so much of myself. Total homeboy that don't want any attention and is just loving her quiet life but at the same time also has crazy dreams that she knows will never come true because she doesn't want the attention. She is really one of the sweetest heroines I have ever read and she sacrifices so much for the people she loves. When we meet Reid at the beginning of the book he is broken. He has had some terrible things happen to him that makes him the biggest asshole and he refuse to get anyone close to him. In comes Brooklyn, she is hired to help Reid write songs because he is stuck and has no more creativity left. But there is a reason he is known as the King of music and Brooklyn learns that there is so much more to Reid than his asshole behavior and she wants to help him. The king of music and a music teacher what can they ever have in common? Well read the book and find out you will not regret it. But a small warning this is a slow burn that will make you just a little frustrated... But trust me it is worth it. Blog: https://thebookqueendk.wordpress.com/...

  5. 5 out of 5

    Dilek VT

    I want to read this book but can someone in charge please edit the blurb because the grammar mistake in the blurb makes me think of all the possible editing mistakes in the book and I am skeptical about buying it now... I have no idea, but for some reason, the stars have aligned and the universe thinks I’m the one who can to help him.

  6. 5 out of 5

    Candyce Kirk

    So far I've enjoyed this author's romcoms, but was not expecting to get what we did with Truth. This book is filled with so many raw emotions that really hit me in all the feels. Truth is a slow burn romance, but so good!! Brooklyn is a music teacher and loves what she does. She writes her own songs, but is too shy to do anything with them. That is until her friend is able to get her a once in a lifetime job. Brooklyn doesn't see herself helping a singer when she doesn't even dare to show anyone So far I've enjoyed this author's romcoms, but was not expecting to get what we did with Truth. This book is filled with so many raw emotions that really hit me in all the feels. Truth is a slow burn romance, but so good!! Brooklyn is a music teacher and loves what she does. She writes her own songs, but is too shy to do anything with them. That is until her friend is able to get her a once in a lifetime job. Brooklyn doesn't see herself helping a singer when she doesn't even dare to show anyone her own lyrics. The money is tempting though, because her family really needs it. I really liked Brooklyn. She's a very caring person and what she did for her family is amazing! Brooklyn is a bit insecure and it shows at times with Reid, but I loved that him being a celebrity didn't matter to her at all. She wasn't taking an attitude from him. Brooklyn is sweet, caring, sarcastic and really just herself. I think she's one of my favorite characters by this author. Reid is a rock star and loved by many fans! He's definitely one that's used to getting what he wants and won't accept his record label hiring someone to help him write again. Reid is definitely a hard cookie to crack, but as the book goes on, it's clear why. Letting a woman in really hurt him and he's still trying to figure out what's happening. Reid really hit me in all the feels. You just want to hug him and tell him it will all be okay as you read his story. My heart just wanted to break for him and I loved him at the same time. He's definitely on the book boyfriend list now! Reid is arrogant and sarcastic, but feels so much more than he want to admit. Seeing these two together was such a good time. I loved watching Reid and Brooklyn interact. The arguing and teasing, but also the sweet moments that really had them getting to know each other. Definitely a slow burn romance, but it fit this story perfectly! Yes, I wanted to smack them a few times along the way as well, haha. Truth hit me in all the feels, but also had me laughing out loud. The connection between Reid and Brooklyn felt so real and I was sad when this book was over. Add some amazing lyrics in this book and I was sold. I really wish these songs were real, because I need more. Truth is everything I want in a rock star romance and then some. I would definitely love to see the other band members get a story! I also need to say that this author has always been an amazing writer, but this story was just wow! She really took her writing to a whole new level! I really hope she gives us many more books like this one!

  7. 5 out of 5

    2OCC Reviews

    This is the first story i have read by this story and will definitely not be the last because this story was absolutely amazing. I was instantly engaged into the storyline of this story from the very first page. It was packed full of so much emotion that i could not put it down. There was a lot of twists and turns throughout the story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved Brooklyn and the way that she kept putting Reid into his place. I found her to be a strong and feisty character that di This is the first story i have read by this story and will definitely not be the last because this story was absolutely amazing. I was instantly engaged into the storyline of this story from the very first page. It was packed full of so much emotion that i could not put it down. There was a lot of twists and turns throughout the story that kept me on the edge of my seat. I loved Brooklyn and the way that she kept putting Reid into his place. I found her to be a strong and feisty character that did whatever she could to help her family. I found she to be incredible sweet with her dresses with pockets on them. Reid I absolutely loved despite the way that he was to Brooklyn sometimes throughout the story. There was a lot more to him then being a famous Rockstar and it is evident in the story that he is going through a lot at the moment. There was a lot of mystery throughout the story that really had me guessing throughout the story. I loved the way that the main characters seemed so different from each other but were attracted to each other. I really enjoyed the push and pull of their relationship. This is a definite must read.

  8. 4 out of 5

    Megan Stillwell

    ⭐⭐⭐⭐.5 (rounded up to 5 for Goodreads) Oh, Sammi 💙💜 you somehow managed to make me laugh, swoon, break my heart, and put it back together all within these beautifully written pages. Reid’s tortured soul and Brooklyn’s selfless yet sassy nature made for a perfectly delightful slow burn contemporary romance that I raced to finish, yet never wanted to end. Reid & Brooklyn’s individual stories were complicated yet simple, and their dynamic together angsty one minute and awkward yet hilarious the ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️.5 (rounded up to 5 for Goodreads) Oh, Sammi 💙💜 you somehow managed to make me laugh, swoon, break my heart, and put it back together all within these beautifully written pages. Reid’s tortured soul and Brooklyn’s selfless yet sassy nature made for a perfectly delightful slow burn contemporary romance that I raced to finish, yet never wanted to end. Reid & Brooklyn’s individual stories were complicated yet simple, and their dynamic together angsty one minute and awkward yet hilarious the next. I loved the unique take on the rock star romance. This story was anything but cut and dry or predictable. The secondary characters added depth and comic relief that perfectly rounded out this fun and addicting story.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Nita

    Brooklyn is a nice girl. She teaches music in an elementary school and put her own dreams of songwriting on the back burner to make a huge sacrifice for her family. She doesn't belong anywhere near Reid King. When Brooklyn has the opportunity to collaborate with King, she can't afford to shy away from it. He doesn't want her help, he is Reid King, the King of Music. But that doesn't keep Brooklyn from being exactly what he needs. I could not put this down. Sylvis was able to combine romance with Brooklyn is a nice girl. She teaches music in an elementary school and put her own dreams of songwriting on the back burner to make a huge sacrifice for her family. She doesn't belong anywhere near Reid King. When Brooklyn has the opportunity to collaborate with King, she can't afford to shy away from it. He doesn't want her help, he is Reid King, the King of Music. But that doesn't keep Brooklyn from being exactly what he needs. I could not put this down. Sylvis was able to combine romance with comedy in a way that has me tracking down every single thing she has ever written. If I could give this 10 stars, I would.

  10. 5 out of 5

    Samantha Turbyfill

    OHHHH MY WORD I love Reid King so much. You are going to be on like page 4 and say WHAT!!! What the what! I put my kindle down, the realized things were only going to get more intense! I couldn’t put this book down. The heartache and just grief is sooo much your heart will hurt for him. The beautiful tormented rock star. He’s lost his way of putting his feelings into his music. Brooklyn is a crazy sweet elementary school music teacher who feels for others so tremendously you’ll immediately love h OHHHH MY WORD I love Reid King so much. You are going to be on like page 4 and say WHAT!!! What the what! I put my kindle down, the realized things were only going to get more intense! I couldn’t put this book down. The heartache and just grief is sooo much your heart will hurt for him. The beautiful tormented rock star. He’s lost his way of putting his feelings into his music. Brooklyn is a crazy sweet elementary school music teacher who feels for others so tremendously you’ll immediately love her! She gets thrown into the rockers world to try and help. This is a huge slow burner with secrets and heartaches begging to be healed. You’ll love and hate Reid as he messes up and smack your forehead at Brooklyn for being sooooo stubborn! Gahhhhhhh you 2 gimme that HEA! Just hold your horses because it’s so worth it!

  11. 5 out of 5

    Jasna Vegar

    This book was my first rockstar romance ever and I really, really loved reading it. This contemporary romance which is full of all kind of emotions kept me awake last night. I was hooked from the Prologue because it was a mystery, and I kept reading and reading until the mystery was solved, I simply couldn't put this book down. Reid (the famous musician) and Brooklyn (a "normal" human being) seem so different at the first look, but they are so similar, they express their emotions in the same way This book was my first rockstar romance ever and I really, really loved reading it. This contemporary romance which is full of all kind of emotions kept me awake last night. I was hooked from the Prologue because it was a mystery, and I kept reading and reading until the mystery was solved, I simply couldn't put this book down. Reid (the famous musician) and Brooklyn (a "normal" human being) seem so different at the first look, but they are so similar, they express their emotions in the same way. I loved how she quietly and not even on purpose managed to put Reid's walls down, although he tried so hard to remain a kind of a shell, living in solitude of his own thoughts. While closely coming to the end of the book, I didn't want to say goodbye to these characters, I didn't want their story to end. This book definitely deserves this rating of 5 stars and I highly recommend it to anyone who likes to read a good romance.

  12. 4 out of 5

    Dux (My week is Booked)

    my blurb! Brooklyn, a public school music teacher, agrees to a summer job to help Reid, a rockstar in danger of losing his star power. She’s supposed to help him unlock his writing block for songs, but a summer on a small tour bus together and she might end up helping him with a whole different problem. Trigger warning- this book has a background character struggling in the arena of mental health. I got an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review! 3.5 stars 🔥🔥🔥 out of 5 steam level what my blurb! Brooklyn, a public school music teacher, agrees to a summer job to help Reid, a rockstar in danger of losing his star power. She’s supposed to help him unlock his writing block for songs, but a summer on a small tour bus together and she might end up helping him with a whole different problem. Trigger warning- this book has a background character struggling in the arena of mental health. I got an advanced readers copy in exchange for an honest review! 3.5 stars 🔥🔥🔥 out of 5 steam level what I liked: I read this book super quickly. I mean I was suffering from insomnia, but still. It was a one night read for me. If I didn’t have insomnia I still think I would’ve finished it in two sittings. It was quick to read and enjoyable. When the author teased a slow-burn for this romance, she was not lying! It is indeed a slow burn featuring alternating POVs – which I find particularly helpful especially if one of the characters behaves like a jerk for any period of time. Reid was complex and likable- you understood what he’s struggling with and why. His pain was palpable. Brooklyn was cute and funny (although I wouldn’t call this book a romcom). I liked the way she dressed and how she and Reid spoke the same language. She had genuine kindness that made her seem like you could be friends with her. I did a couple of late night chuckles while I was reading this book (Don’t worry, I didn’t wake up my husband soundly sleeping next to me. Although don’t you sometimes want to wake up the good sleeper in your relationship, just to tell them that you’re not sleeping? No? Just me? Okay.) But again would reiterate that this book is high drama. Contemporary, angsty romance at its best. I also want to mention how strong the Prologue is in this book- it snags your attention right from the beginning! If you’re a friend of the rockstar romance, you’re gonna really enjoy this book! what I didn't like- There was a plotline that contained a bit of mystery- you were waiting for the truth to be uncovered. See what I did there? I know, I’m a comedic genius. Well, I guessed the mystery pretty easily. This isn’t totally abnormal for me- as you know by now I live on a steady diet of BBC Masterpiece Mysteries – but it does take away from the book when you don’t get your “aha!” moment. This book featured a grand gesture – which is fine! I think I’m not particularly a fan of that plot device but (like this entire review) that is purely subjective- it does add to the negative column for me though. The last bit that didn’t sit perfectly for me was Brooklyn getting this gig in the first place. She gets this summer job to help this very well known singer/songwriter get back into writing music. And she has zero experience…. which I could kind of (maybe) move past. But I actually felt like she was straight up clueless and wasn’t doing anything to help herself to not be clueless. I would’ve loved for a scene with her googling how to help someone write a song. Or maybe talk about a skype session she just finished with a different artist who struggled with writer’s block (who she easily could’ve been put in contact with by her BFF in the book). Overall this book was a really quick and enjoyable romance that I think a lot of readers will absolutely love. Especially if you like a rockstar romance- I would definitely snag this one! Happy Reading! Dux for more of my reviews check out my blog! www.myweekisbooked.com and while you're at it, find me on instagram! @myweekisbookedblog

  13. 5 out of 5

    ♣Bel♣

    Truth 4 stars REID? REID KING? COME HERE BABY, LET ME GIVE YOU A HUG. I’m going to start by saying, while making my way through this book I was in a reading slump and yet, this book held my interest so so well. I wasn’t in the mood to read but it kept calling to me and I couldn’t help it, I needed to know where this story would lead. I loved the entertaining aspect of it but I also loved the deeper, emotionally tougher storyline. It added so much depth to the characters and made for a really int Truth 4 stars REID? REID KING? COME HERE BABY, LET ME GIVE YOU A HUG. I’m going to start by saying, while making my way through this book I was in a reading slump and yet, this book held my interest so so well. I wasn’t in the mood to read but it kept calling to me and I couldn’t help it, I needed to know where this story would lead. I loved the entertaining aspect of it but I also loved the deeper, emotionally tougher storyline. It added so much depth to the characters and made for a really intriguing story. Personally, I could relate to Reid on so many levels. His parts, his story, his complexity was written so well. And Brooklyn. Brooklyn was a treat. I absolutely loved her from the first page. Not only was she an amazingly congenial character but her strength and the way she views the world is so inspiring. The slow burn love story was very magical to me. It felt like being a child again and reading about love for the first time and feeling hopeful and excited and all the warm bubbly feelings that I felt back then. SJ’s vivid descriptions really added to that feeling. She has this way of describing moments and emotions that makes it all the more enthralling. I fell in love. With the story, the characters. Everything about ‘Truth’ really spoke to me. Everything leading up to the moment they finally fall in love was perfect. It was agonizing to go through the slow burn romance, but I felt like the anticipation for them to connect was worth it. It was all going to lead to this explosive emotional moment and I was waiting for it to happen. And it did. It was very well written, it wasn’t cringey or stereotypical and I loved that. It definitely added more to the magical love feeling that I was experiencing. However, I feel like the resolution was rushed. Especially for Reid and what he went through and all that he dealt with. Granted, it is a romance novel, but I really wanted to see more of the resolution play out. But I truly, honestly loved it. It was entertaining but also intensely moving and emotionally captivating!

  14. 5 out of 5

    Whoo Gives A Hoot

    * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot * Oh my goodness, Truth by S.J. Sylvis gave me all the feels and I am still trying to sort them all out, even hours after reaching the end. This story wholeheartedly managed to captivated me and I quickly found myself devouring every phenomenal word within a few hours. This happens to be the first story I have read from this author and now all I can think about is redeeming that fact because if the writing in those stories is ANYTHING like this one, * Read more of my reviews at Whoo Gives A Hoot * Oh my goodness, Truth by S.J. Sylvis gave me all the feels and I am still trying to sort them all out, even hours after reaching the end. This story wholeheartedly managed to captivated me and I quickly found myself devouring every phenomenal word within a few hours. This happens to be the first story I have read from this author and now all I can think about is redeeming that fact because if the writing in those stories is ANYTHING like this one, I know I will absolutely love them! Reid and Brooklyn's story will have you completely overwhelmed with emotions, in the best possible way of course! Their emotional rollercoaster will leave you crying your eyes out one moment, laughing your ass of in the next, and of course at times wanting to throw your reading device across the room. The chemistry between these two beautiful souls had my heart swooning from the very beginning. Their banter was on point and I found myself falling even more in love with them throughout ever step of their journey. It's definitely not an easy one and that's the TRUTH, but then again, things would get boring without some complications. There are still butterflies fluttering all throughout my body and I cannot help but recommend this extraordinary tale! If you haven't read S.J. Sylvis yet, don't wait any longer because you need to read this story!

  15. 5 out of 5

    A.BookNerd.Bookseller&Bibliophile.Blog

    I love rockstar romances! I really enjoyed the characters of Reid and Brooklyn and the premise for the book. Brooklyn is an unassuming music teacher with this hidden talent for songwriting and singing. Reid is a famous rock star who is going through some issues and has lost his ability to write hit songs. So Brooklyn ends up being hired to help Reid write. Now there is a lot more to this, like how was Brooklyn chosen, what was the true reason for her taking the job, and why in the world does Rei I love rockstar romances! I really enjoyed the characters of Reid and Brooklyn and the premise for the book. Brooklyn is an unassuming music teacher with this hidden talent for songwriting and singing. Reid is a famous rock star who is going through some issues and has lost his ability to write hit songs. So Brooklyn ends up being hired to help Reid write. Now there is a lot more to this, like how was Brooklyn chosen, what was the true reason for her taking the job, and why in the world does Reid need her help (you’ll have to read the book to find out!). I think if the writing flowed a bit more this would have been a 5 star read for me. Regardless I highly recommend picking this one up. There is a lot more to the story than what meets the eye at first. It definitely has a good amount of depth. I think you’ll fall in love with Brooklyn and what a sweetheart she is and Reid is a hot rock star...what else do you need!? ~ Alexis

  16. 4 out of 5

    Johnaka

    Truth by S.J. Sylvis “What will happen when the truth comes out? 4 stars” One sentence has put Reid’s life on hold. He cannot move on until he knows the truth behind one vengeful sentence. He declared he would never let another woman in but when he meets Brooklyn, he starts to second guess that decision. Will he let his walls down and let her in? Or will he let who could be his other half walk away? Brooklyn is all about family, family comes first. Her family needs help and when her best friend co Truth by S.J. Sylvis “What will happen when the truth comes out? 4 stars” One sentence has put Reid’s life on hold. He cannot move on until he knows the truth behind one vengeful sentence. He declared he would never let another woman in but when he meets Brooklyn, he starts to second guess that decision. Will he let his walls down and let her in? Or will he let who could be his other half walk away? Brooklyn is all about family, family comes first. Her family needs help and when her best friend comes to her with an opportunity to end all her families suffer, she jumps on it. She thought she had an idea of who Reid was but she had no idea what she was getting herself into. He has her all tongue tied and doesn’t know if she can actually help him. When they start to develop feelings for one another will it turn into more or will Reid’s past stand in their way? Sylvis made me hurt for Reid. I honestly didn’t blame him for being the way he is. Brooklyn is the silently strong type. You would never know it by looking at her. Sylvis hits a topic that may be a little taboo for some but I think needs to be talked about. I felt like Truth was uniquely refreshing. If you take a chance on Truth I think you would enjoy it. Plot-4/5 Characters-4/5 Heat-4/5 Writing style-4/5 Overall-4/5

  17. 5 out of 5

    Alexa

    This book and the author were both very pleasant surprises for me. I had never heard of her before and had no idea what to expect! However the blurb intrigued me that I just had to give it a try. I very much enjoyed Brooklyn's character - introverted and slightly shy heroines are cat nip to me! Her shy strength drew me into the story and made it interesting where it could have slipped into a typical 'rock star' style rote. The back and forth between her and Reid and the progression of their rela This book and the author were both very pleasant surprises for me. I had never heard of her before and had no idea what to expect! However the blurb intrigued me that I just had to give it a try. I very much enjoyed Brooklyn's character - introverted and slightly shy heroines are cat nip to me! Her shy strength drew me into the story and made it interesting where it could have slipped into a typical 'rock star' style rote. The back and forth between her and Reid and the progression of their relationship was very engaging. Be prepared though - it is a slow burn and you will get new slices of his story along the way as it unfolds. There were times I wanted to wring his neck a bit but then something new would be revealed and I would relent and understand a bit more about him. Many layers to peel back... Overall a moving read with winning characters and definitely worth a read! Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction book blog.

  18. 5 out of 5

    Jennie Seaman

    Every book from SJ Sylvis just gets better and better! She is one of my favorite authors and I love her writing so much! She is super talented and can write deeper books like this one as well as wonderful romantic comedies! Reid King is a famous singer/songwriter who has lost his touch. He has a heartbreaking secret that has blocked his writing. Brooklyn is brought in to help him get inspired again. Brooklyn said yes because she needs to help her family. But the connection between the two of the Every book from SJ Sylvis just gets better and better! She is one of my favorite authors and I love her writing so much! She is super talented and can write deeper books like this one as well as wonderful romantic comedies! Reid King is a famous singer/songwriter who has lost his touch. He has a heartbreaking secret that has blocked his writing. Brooklyn is brought in to help him get inspired again. Brooklyn said yes because she needs to help her family. But the connection between the two of them is strong. Can they work together to work past the block and the walls that Reid has placed around himself? I fell in love with this book almost immediately after picking it up! I love how much depth there is to this story. The characters and their backstories are so well developed. Reid is such an amazing human being. And I really want Brooklyn to be my best friend! The slow burn in this book had me yelling "JUST KISS ALREADY!" at my kindle more than once. I can't even express just how much I loved this book! Can't wait to see what's next! **eARC provided in exchange for an honest review**

  19. 5 out of 5

    Orgasmicbooks

    Okay, I have said it before and I am going to say it again. I am a GOSH DAMN SUCKER for musician stories. My heart just goes pitter patter at a bajillion miles a minute. And Truth did not disappoint. Oh no, no, no, disappointment who? We don’t know her around this neck of the woods. Brooklyn was my favorite. I just gobbled up her sassy, no fucks given bravery. She stood her ground and I loved it. I mean doesn’t every amazing musician need a sassy, no bullshit, sarcastic women to keep his ego in chec Okay, I have said it before and I am going to say it again. I am a GOSH DAMN SUCKER for musician stories. My heart just goes pitter patter at a bajillion miles a minute. And Truth did not disappoint. Oh no, no, no, disappointment who? We don’t know her around this neck of the woods. Brooklyn was my favorite. I just gobbled up her sassy, no fucks given bravery. She stood her ground and I loved it. I mean doesn’t every amazing musician need a sassy, no bullshit, sarcastic women to keep his ego in check? If you didn’t know, the answer is hell yes they do. Reid was, ugh *sigh, while fanning my face*. He was everything you want in a musician, sexy, flirty (but in a good way), sarcastic, and an ass sometimes (the lovable kind, yeah know?). Once he was in, he was all in. I think in the end he was just what Brooklyn needed. They needed each other. Cue my heart swelling with love.

  20. 5 out of 5

    SCBookAddict

    Captivating! I did not want to put it down! Reid King is in a funk - with good reason - and can not write new music for his next album. Enter Brooklyn- a music teacher that prefers to stay out of the spotlight. She takes on the job to collaborate with Reid to get him to find his creative flow again. Reid gives her the cold shoulder and refuses to bend and yet Brooklyn is determined to see this through. She's there for the money and she's not leaving without it. I fell in love with these two. Reid Captivating! I did not want to put it down! Reid King is in a funk - with good reason - and can not write new music for his next album. Enter Brooklyn- a music teacher that prefers to stay out of the spotlight. She takes on the job to collaborate with Reid to get him to find his creative flow again. Reid gives her the cold shoulder and refuses to bend and yet Brooklyn is determined to see this through. She's there for the money and she's not leaving without it. I fell in love with these two. Reid is determined not to let Brooklyn in and Brooklyn's sense of humor and determination keeps chipping away at his wall. This story had dark moments but Brooklyn was the ray of sunshine and hope for not only Reid but for the reader as well.

  21. 4 out of 5

    Britney Chavez

    Do I have words for this book....no, no I do not! Man S.J. Sylvis hit it outta the park with this baby! SO DAMN GOOD! I wanna say that Brooklyn was amazing. Between her being awkward and shy around others and always writing in her old notebook. What else is a songwriter supposed to do. But when she gets the chance to make some great money to help out her family, she is all over it. Til she finds out what the job is and who she is helping fix! Reid, oh gosh I loved him so much! His heart, his prote Do I have words for this book....no, no I do not! Man S.J. Sylvis hit it outta the park with this baby! SO DAMN GOOD! I wanna say that Brooklyn was amazing. Between her being awkward and shy around others and always writing in her old notebook. What else is a songwriter supposed to do. But when she gets the chance to make some great money to help out her family, she is all over it. Til she finds out what the job is and who she is helping fix! Reid, oh gosh I loved him so much! His heart, his protectiveness, just everything about him! He broke my heart with how he has went off to a dark side in his brain and can’t seem to figure out how to get outta it and back to his normal self. But does he really even want to go back to normal? Brooklyn coming into his life just might make him change his mind....maybe. These two characters were amazing together! They were so perfect for each other. S.J. Sylvis wrote an incredible story. 5️⃣🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 🔥🔥🔥🔥 💯 recommend this one!

  22. 5 out of 5

    Andrea

    Oh, this book gave me all the feels. I hadn’t read a Rockstar romance in years and Truth was the perfect welcome home. There was complexity to this story. I laughed. I cried. I swooned. I wanted to throttle Reid multiple times and then turn around and give him the biggest hug. He was dealing with some serious demons and coasted through this uncertainty and guilt that just broke my heart. He’s definitely my favorite a-hole. And then there’s Brooklyn. Oh my goodness, I adored her to pieces. She’s Oh, this book gave me all the feels. I hadn’t read a Rockstar romance in years and Truth was the perfect welcome home. There was complexity to this story. I laughed. I cried. I swooned. I wanted to throttle Reid multiple times and then turn around and give him the biggest hug. He was dealing with some serious demons and coasted through this uncertainty and guilt that just broke my heart. He’s definitely my favorite a-hole. And then there’s Brooklyn. Oh my goodness, I adored her to pieces. She’s this sweet and introverted woman who wears cute dresses with pockets and Chuck’s on her feet but yet she has this roaring fire inside of her. And boy, does Reid fan those flames! Thank goodness for us! I love an enemies to lovers’ story and SJ does it so dang well. The push and pull between Reid and Brooklyn was so much fun to read. It’s a slow burn that totally pays off. There’s a little mystery and so much angst and LOL moments. I couldn’t get enough. SJ has become one of my favorite authors. She seriously does no wrong in my book!

  23. 5 out of 5

    Laura ~Passion flower

    Truth (ARC) was graciously provided to me by Inkslinger PR for an honest review. I will voluntarily read this book and provided my honest opinion. Review to follow.

  24. 4 out of 5

    Luz Acevedo

    this book will have you in all of your feels... this book was full of angst and so much emotions. An amazing Rockstar romance. I can’t wait for everyone else to get to enjoy this book 😘

  25. 5 out of 5

    Tasha

    Butterflies. This book gave me butterflies in my tummy. It has been a minute since I cheesed so hard at a book. I loved the story and honestly really liked the characters! It was so sweet and just adorable and I cannot wait to read more from this amazing author!

  26. 5 out of 5

    Rachel

    I’ve been DYING to meet Reid & Brooklyn ever since SJ started teasing us on Instagram. TRUTH is hands down my favorite from hers yet!

  27. 4 out of 5

    Sarah Gomez

    This book slayed my soul, honestly. I'm still in awe because Brooklyn and Reid — along with their hilarious best friends 😂— gave me everything.  Un-freaking-forgettable! Every thread was tied up perfectly. Loved it so much and will definitely read it a million times more!

  28. 4 out of 5

    Kristen Granata

    I loved the depth of this story. SJ proves how versatile she can be — she can not only write the funny RomComs, but the gritty, emotional contemporary romances too! From the first page, SJ hooks you with the drama & mystery. I loved watching Reid’s walls slowly come down whenever he was around Brooklyn. Their banter was my favorite part of this story. I loved Brooklyn’s quiet strength. I loved the twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I loved it all! Another job amazingly well-done by SJ. Ca I loved the depth of this story. SJ proves how versatile she can be — she can not only write the funny RomComs, but the gritty, emotional contemporary romances too! From the first page, SJ hooks you with the drama & mystery. I loved watching Reid’s walls slowly come down whenever he was around Brooklyn. Their banter was my favorite part of this story. I loved Brooklyn’s quiet strength. I loved the twists and turns I didn’t see coming. I loved it all! Another job amazingly well-done by SJ. Can’t wait to see what story she wows us with next!

  29. 5 out of 5

    Reckless Readers

    This book was just okay for me. I liked the premise of it, but I really feel like it got lost in the Angelina story line which considering she is the reason for the turmoil is kind of odd. I think Reid’s trauma and concern was hammered into us way too much. It honestly started feeling redundant. I was also really bothered by the way he would say Brooklyn broke down his walls completely, but then he would kiss her and then pull away. I think it was too much back and forth and not enough proper bu This book was just okay for me. I liked the premise of it, but I really feel like it got lost in the Angelina story line which considering she is the reason for the turmoil is kind of odd. I think Reid’s trauma and concern was hammered into us way too much. It honestly started feeling redundant. I was also really bothered by the way he would say Brooklyn broke down his walls completely, but then he would kiss her and then pull away. I think it was too much back and forth and not enough proper build up. Brooklyn was an interesting character because I really, really liked her in the beginning of the book, but I felt like she lost herself towards the end. It was almost like she was two completely different people- a person who stood up for herself and a person who allowed herself to be steam rolled. I was also shocked at how poorly she took care of herself after the concert debacle happened when she had been constantly commenting on how important it was to take care of her one remaining kidney. Unfortunately I didn’t buy into their relationship. I don’t think they had enough “moments” to really make me feel their love. Overall, this book just wasn’t for me. This book did have me hooked on the beginning and I enjoyed the first 60% of it so that’s why it’s getting 3 stars from me. **review by Jaime**

  30. 5 out of 5

    Jessica

    So any book that references Taylor Swift as a song writer genius is a sure way to get me to fall in love with the story, characters and author. Kidding, but really I loved everything about Truth! I loved the slow burn and anticipation between Reid and Brooklyn. Brooklyn was so awkward, shy, and REAL with meeting and interacting Reid which I could totally relate to. I’m sorry but if I was just your average girl who enjoyed writing music for fun (so sad I don’t have that talent) and got the opport So any book that references Taylor Swift as a song writer genius is a sure way to get me to fall in love with the story, characters and author. Kidding, but really I loved everything about Truth! I loved the slow burn and anticipation between Reid and Brooklyn. Brooklyn was so awkward, shy, and REAL with meeting and interacting Reid which I could totally relate to. I’m sorry but if I was just your average girl who enjoyed writing music for fun (so sad I don’t have that talent) and got the opportunity to be paid to tour with the hottest singer at the moment, I’d definitely lose my cool and be a total blushing mess the whole time!! Reid had his issues and a traumatic event from his past that he’s trying to get over, but he’s such a genuine guy. He cares for those around him even if it takes him a while to voice his feelings. Reid definitely stole my heart a few times through this book, but also made me want to slap him. He definitely redeemed himself in my heart with his album song titles, talk about grand gestures!! If you’re looking for a story that makes you laugh, cry and wish you were a talented song writer/singer then this is the book for you!! Also, how can you not want to read it after looking at the cover!

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