Justin Jeffries could be the boy next door. Except for the way he looks when he plays guitar and sings. From the moment I lay eyes on him, Im lost. Lost in the deep blue eyes that seem to see in me what no one else could. Sydney Porter is everything youd expect from a small-town girl. But when she opens her perfect, pink mouth and quotes my favorite author, Im lost. Lost to a voice that seems to speak just to me. After a perfect summer of endless sunny days falling in love, Justin leaves to pursue his dream of becoming a successful song writer. Promises are made to reunite, but when Sydney discovers hes taken something precious from her, all trust is shattered and love is lost. Sydney seeks him out four years later with shocking news, altering both of their lives forever, forcing him to make a choice he never saw coming. What do you do when more than your heart is stolen?...
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Apr 05, 2018 Paige rated it liked it
3.5 “Stolen” Stars
Love Notes was an emotional second chance romance between the boy next door and the small town girl. They meet and sparks fly. Reserved Sydney finds something in Justin that she can’t get enough of and Justin sees something in Sydney that he can’t ignore. But they only have the summer. A lot can happen in just a few months though. When the time comes, their may be more between them than either ever expected. And yet fate steps in. Years later more than hearts were stolen and th ...more
I am still crying an hour after reading the very last words from this book.
I am really not sure how I can find the words to say how I feel right now, but I am an emotional mess.
This is an absolutely Stunning story!! It is all kinds of beautiful, heartwrenching and frustrating all at the same time. I just wanted to scream at Justin and Sydney for wasting so much time and letting the years drift by.,without eachother. After falling blissfully in Love and planning a future together. Justin an aspi ...more
Justin and Sydney... I just finished this book and my thoughts are everywhere. I absolutely loved this book. Sydney meets Justin when he sings at the bar that her best friend's mother owns. She and her bestie tend bar. She stutters through a conversation with him and is totally embarrassed by it. But he sees something more in her and asks her out. Their romance is sweet to begin but moves into the hot category quick. The only problem is Justin is moving to Brooklyn at the end of the summer which ...more
wow! this is a book that just as you think you have the rythem of it the tempo completely changes and like that person on the dancefloor at the end of a song who doesn't know whether to stay or go you are frozen, speechless, and utterly amazed at what a fantastic book you just read.
Love notes is not all about stardom, and big posh hotels with first class everything it's the little things. The small pub where it all began, the small country girl and what came next.
I don't want to post any spoiler ...more
In this book we have a love story for the ages. We have Justin Jefferies, who is 25, and a good country farm boy. Justin loves to sing and play his music. He starts singing at a local bar, where Sydney is working.
Sydney Porter, 23, is a local college grad who is working at a bar and library in town. Sydney wants to become a writer, but is so shy she isn’t sure where her future will lead.
Sydney and Justin have a young love everyone dreams of having. Sydney knows this love can’t be true because ...more
The words to this book entered through my eyes, wound around my heart, and embedded into my soul. It has been over a week and I still can't read anything else.
Sydney is a small town girl working as a bartender in a local bar with her best friend. When Justin Jeffries takes a singing gig at the bar it ends up as a summer romance that he's not ready for. He leaves in the fall and doesn't want to leave anyone broken hearted. But Sydney isn't just a girl, she's the girl....
This book will open up em ...more
This is a five star read through and through - though technically I should have taken 1 out due to how it ended! People who know me, should know that I need a HEA in my romances and this one didn't quite have it....
Love Notes is a MUST read! It left me crying buckets like a big old baby! This is a sweet love story with absolutely lovable characters and a sad ending, but it somehow worked. I absolutely loved it!
Wow! This book just shredded my heart and really rocked my emotions to the core. I was not expecting this story to go where it went at all. It is very different from any romance I’ve read. Kudos to Michelle Windsor for making this work and taking me on a very unexpected emotional journey.
Justin and Sydney meet one summer and fall in love and it’s sweet and sexy, but that is about where the similarities to your average love story end. I am still trying to process and don’t want to give anything ...more
As a reader and blogger, I had not previously heard of Michelle Windsor. However, I saw the availability to read and review this book for bloggers and I love rockstar romance, so it was easy for me to jump in feet first with the new-to-me-author. Michelle Windsor writes a fantastic second chance romance about the boy next door falling for a small-town girl. I LOVED our hero Justin Jefferies and our heroine Sydney Porter. Justin is the talented guitarist who wants to become a song wri ...more
Apr 18, 2018 T. Rosado rated it liked it · review of another edition
This is a struggle to review, because I almost put the book down at 50% and DNF'd. Instead I decided to read a chapter at a time between other endeavors and then, fortunately, it started to intrigue me at a rate I could then finish. Mechanically, the writing was great, but the story and character development was a bit simplistic for my taste. It also evolved into an overly clichéd story. The list of romance clichés are numerous, but in order to not spoil another reader's experience, I w ...more
I’m not even sure I can write a review for this book right now! I have never been so thoroughly gutted emotionally by a story.
Love Notes is a story of the kind of love we all hope to find - love that will stand the test of time. It is the biggest emotional roller coaster I have ever had a book take me on.
When I started reading it, I thought it would be a light-hearted, easy read. The chemistry between Justin and Sydney was so sweet and so pure, and then Michelle smacked me in the face with the ...more
What a beautiful, heartbreaking story! I’m sitting here bawling my eyes out and amazed with the author’s words that made me feel every characters feelings through out this book. Sydney is this shy, awkward woman but knows what she wants at the same time. Justin is this sexy guitarist singer who wants to become big and has been saving his money. Two people that have opposite goals but will it all change? I got goosebumps while reading this book and had to take couple breathers from crying so much ...more
I LOVED IT! You will not be able to read this without an entire box of tissues!
A beautifully written raw read! You will fall in love as the story unfolds pulling you deep into its grasp then it will rip your heart to shreds never letting up till the very last page and your still broken and crying your heart out! An electrifying sweet intense read that will send you on an emotional rollercoaster ride you will not be able to overcome! A riveting page turner th ...more
I'm not crying.... you're crying!! OMG....this book has all the feels, sexy guitarist Justin (yum) and aspiring author Sydney are so in love ❤. Their relationship is the type that makes you love "love". Both captivating and heartbreaking their story will stir up every emotion inside of you. This is a definite must-read.
I absolutely loved this book by Michelle Windsor. Love Notes is a beautiful love story about love, love loss, and forgiveness. Justin and Sydney and their story will pull at your heartstrings throughout the entire book, but for different reasons. Be ready to ride the roller coaster of emotions. Michelle Windsor does a fantastic job of pulling every emotion available from you while reading and then manages to help you put it all back together by the very end. You will want to finish this book as ...more
I loved this book , once I started this story I read it in one sitting. If I could rated it higher than 5 stars I would. One moment you are smiling and so happy for Justin and Sydney then the next, I wanted to chuck my kindle . When I got to the last few pages of this book I couldn't stop the tears from flowing. The author made you feel the emotions that the characters were feeling. Such a beautiful love story , but make sure you have some tissues handy.
If you are looking for a really good sweet romance then you should give this book a read but your gonna need the tissues for this one.So well written with a fantastic storyline and great characters this is one that you will want to read again and again.I would recommend this to all.I just loved it.
When you prepare yourself for another romance from favourite author, fall in love with characters in the first chapter and then ....
Seems like the author poured the hearts and souls of soooo many people in this book.
It is impossible to write anything from the contents without spoilers, so let just say - amazing!!!
I hated the ending of the story but I loved the rest. It is so well written and the words made me cry. The writing style and the description of the characters was so intense and engaging. I could not stop reading until I finished it. Wow.
A romance that will take you by storm.
What an amazing story! I was literally in tears when I finished this book. What Sydney and Justin have is an eternal love at first sight, an all-in type of love. One that should see them through all of life’s mistakes, trails and heartaches. But all choices have consequences, some good - some bad, but those choices are life changing for Sydney and Justin. Michelle has written a beautiful and poignant story of life, love and loss! Loved it!!❤❤❤ ...more
Two bestfriends are working at a bar named Kelly & Sydney when a hot guy walks in named Justin he’s a small musician playing small gigs. Him and Sid spend some time with each other each are both talented and when he leaves and Sid goes to visit she finds something out that’s hurtful than she’s holding a secret that hurts them for years until they run into each other years later and she needs him. Will he forgive her for this deep dark secret. Grab some tissues your going to need them big tim ...more
There are so many ways I could spoil the story for you but I am not going to do that. Just know that my review may seem short on details, but once you read the book, you will thank me for not spoiling it.
Justin and Sydney are young and just starting to find their way in life. They both have dreams that are going to take them away from the area they have both always lived, but then they meet. They both fight falling for each other and both lose that fight. Justin moves to New York to start pursui ...more
Powerful Love Story this Year.
Wow. This book is Amazing! I had to take some time after reading this to think of what to write here. This story will stay with me for a really long time. It took me on quite an emotional journey. Really it so darn beautifully written that I felt like I was there with them watching everything unfold. I couldn't stop reading. I was smiling so much for Justin and Sydney with the love they found, that we would all like to have experienced in our life. It's quite the ro ...more
I've read many books, but few reach me as this one did. This book is beautifully written, full of love, miscommunication and loss. The poems were amazing and the author incorporated them with ease and they only added to the story. It was a shame that the music couldn't be heard that accompanies the poems given the story is about a young singer and his songs. That is how enticing and emotionally driven this book was for me. I wanted to know these characters personally. I finishe ...more
Beautiful Story (4.5⭐)
Love Notes was a wonderful book! Justin and Sydney’s story was one with lots of feeling and emotion. I instantly loved both characters.
Sydney is a very intelligent, sweet and talented woman. I loved how she would blurt out random quotes when she was nervous. It was super cute.
Justin is kind, hardworking and determined. I adored how he loved and treasured Sydney.
The two of them made such an adorable couple. The type of couple that one could imagine growing old together a ...more
This book was fenomenal,
I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
I've cryed and laughed, heartwrenching, beautyful, captivating. The characters Justin & Sydney really wasted so much time, like yrs before giving in.
Justin, a guitar player in bars and also on saturday in Hook's to make money, he also works at the family ranch and his dreams his getting a bigger gig in NYC be fameous, and in september he will live town. Torn between his dreams and t ...more
I'm a way I enjoy stories that pull at your heartstrings and have such an emotional pull that it seems real not make believe.
These two characters both made some promises and mistakes and also miscommunication that kept them away from each other for years. Justin left Sydney to become a songwriter one of his biggest dreams.
Sydney believes that Justin betrayed her and years later she finds him these two wasted so much time not together when they should have been together. I felt that Sydney was to ...more
If I could, I would give this book a 10 star rating. This is the first book I have read by Michelle Windsor and I look forward to reading more. It was so beautifully written, and I loved the characters of Justin and Sydney. There are so many emotions running through this story. From the shyness of Sidney when she first meets Justin, to their easy candor as their relationship develops and they fall so deeply in love. Then the misunderstandings, feelings of betrayal, and heartache. It was so emoti ...more
I am a full-time working mom of two teenage boys, one grown daughter, and wife of one seriously amazing husband.More about Michelle Windsor
We live in a suburb about 25 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts with our two dogs, two cats and two birds.
I often joke that all I need now is an Ark....
I have loved reading since I was a little girl, and fell in love with writing as a teenager.
Hoping to share some of my wicked imag ...more