Heard It In A Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves {Book & Audiobook Review}

{Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my gifted review copies}

Heard It In A Love Song

Heard It In A Love Song by Tracey Garvis Graves


Publication Date:

November 2nd, 2021

Book Summary:

“From Tracey Garvis Graves, the bestselling author of The Girl He Used to Know comes a love song of a story about starting over and second chances in Heard It in a Love Song.

Love doesn’t always wait until you’re ready.

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?”


Contemporary Fiction

My Rating:

4.5/5 stars

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My Review:

Heard It In A Love Song

After loving this author’s previous books, I was thrilled by the chance to read and review her upcoming 2021 release. In fact, I couldn’t keep my hands off of it and read it almost as soon as it arrived on my kindle. I enjoyed the unique timeline between the present day of two newly divorced individuals and the past of their “failed” relationships.

The characters were strong, unique, and as a reader, I could feel their struggle against the newness of being on their own again. Divorce isn’t often written about in this way, and I’m sure its story will be relatable and appreciated by many who have been through it themselves.

The history of one of the characters as a band member turned music teacher was a fun and unique sub-story. When I saw that an audiobook version was now available to read I knew I had to hear how it sounded.

The voices in an audiobook can make or break it, and I am happy to report that it was everything I wanted and more. While I loved reading this one, I think I enjoyed it on audio even more. The narration and pacing were spot on and listening made me love this unique contemporary fiction novel even more.

Thank you to St. Martin’s Press for my gifted copies. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Tracey Garvis Graves