4 Hearts · New Adult Contemporary

Perception of Life by Shandi Boyes

Alternative Cover Edition – added January 2017

Noah Taylor is on the cusp of stardom with his band ‘Rise Up’. Noah’s soul has been shattered beyond repair after a series of devastating family events. The last thing that Noah wants is a committed relationship. But Noah soon learns that life doesn’t always work out the way you plan. Sometimes life can take you on a small detour.

You will never want another book boyfriend after you meet Noah Taylor.

This novel is sexy, gritty and a little bit raw.

Please note this novel contains adult content, such as swear words and sexual references.


Received an ARC from Author in exchange for an honest review. 

Some love stories are only for a short amount of time, and some are made to last with us forever.

Noah and Emily’s love story is an epic journey. It has up and downs. Twist and bumps. They are made for one another down to their taste in music and their wardrobe of rock T-shirts. Their chemistry is undeniable to them and everyone around them. Noah and Emily allow road blocks of family, fame, and obligations to tear them apart.

Only when you hit rock bottom can you truly appreciate the beautiful things in life.

Emily is a few years younger than her sister. About to graduate high school and turning 18 doesn’t deter her away from her responsibilities to her family and to the goals she has made for herself. Emily is motivated to become something special and to help others, but her self-esteem makes it at times difficult for her to open up completely. Then there is Noah. Oh’ to Noah. Beautiful, heart stopping, kind, Noah. The minute she meets him, she fell in love. Now to get this man to realize that taking a risk is okay.

Noah knows someday he is going to make it big. It isn’t the question of how, but more when. Playing every Friday night at the local bar helps with the bands exposure, but once they make it big  there was no turning back. Emily was his inspiration and constant weight to keep him grounded. Fame comes a price, and Noah isn’t sure if he is ready to put Emily in the constant spot light.

This story is heart wrenching and leaves you on a terrible cliff hanger. You have to read book 2 right away. If you don’t you will have your heart torn to pieces.

You fall in love with the characters. There are a few flaws with geographic regions and such, but they can be over looked for the pure love these two characters have for each other.

Should you read it?

It is available on Kindle Unlimited. So why not read it? It is FREE!




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