I’ve finally read a 5 star book this year!!! I’ve been struggling to find good books so far this year, but Times Like These was so great and I loved it!!!
Dalia Brenner is a 25 year old college student with one semester of school left. She and her sister go to a “Blue is Your Color” concert, and one of the musicians passes out on stage. Dalia happened to be recording it and was pissed, because her sister was devastated, and posted on Twitter that Jasper (the band member) was drunk off his ass and passed out.
Nick Fletcher, founder and lead singer of the band, is furious when he reads Dalia’s tweet and calls her a word no woman ever wants to be called. He gets in hot water for doing that, and Dalia ends up losing her job over the whole ordeal. Jasper ends up getting in touch with Dalia to explain what happen, and they become fast friends. So much so that Dalia is offered a two-month job with the band on their US tour.
The one person Dalia does NOT hit it off quickly with is Nick. He calls her (to himself) the little intruder, and he’s a grumpy ass toward her. Everyone who meets Dalia is enchanted by her. She’s an absolutely delightful character, so full of charm and strength. I couldn’t enough of her.
The tour progresses, and Nick and Dalia get to know each other better. They each realize they have each other pegged wrong, and sort of form a friendship, which of course, grows into more.
The characters in this book are just amazing. There wasn’t one I didn’t like. I hope the other three guys in the band (David, Ian and Jasper) all get a book. They are all rich, deep characters. There were other bands on the tour, and two of the other characters (Malka and Mo) were great as well. Wouldn’t mind seeing them get a book.
The story was truly believable and it was like I was reading a movie. I could picture it all happening in my mind. I can’t express how much I loved this story. I would highly recommend it.