Book Review: Love Songs, Detours, Et Cetera

Title: Love Songs, Detours, Et Cetera (Senior Year Sweethearts #1)

Author: Starla Huchton

Narrator: Starla Huchton



“In my head, I saw myself zipping down the road, checking the map and matching it up with the mile markers I expected. One, two, three, four, five…. I had a good idea of what lay ahead.“

“But life put up a little detour in the form of one beautiful boy with a smile I couldn’t get enough of. That side road wound away, and I couldn’t see beyond the first turn.”

Katrina Crawford has a plan for herself, and the first step is getting the heck out of Highland, Iowa. Unfortunately, she still has one year left of high school before she can pursue her dreams of costume design at the college she’s set her heart on.

The problem with plans, though, is that life has its own ideas.

Ethan Clark is king of Rockford Community High School and is so far out of her league, it would be a fantastic joke if she could bring herself to tell it. A triple threat in music and the son of a Christian minister? Yeah, not even in Trina’s dreams would he have a reason to speak to her. Ethan, however, seems to see things a little differently.

And he sees her differently, too.

That’s gotta be her imagination, though, right?

Life certainly loves a detour, but once you step off the road, how do you get back on?

My Review

4/5 Stars

Trina is a loner, and Ethan is the school God. On the surface, it doesn’t seem as if they have much in common. Their hurt runs deep though, and it’s that pain that will bond them in ways they never imagined.

Deep and sweet romance. It’s YA, but the style and context of the story definitely give the impression more of an NA read. The romance flows easily, and I love how the bond between Trina and Etcetera (Trina’s nickname for Ethan) deepens as we get to know the characters. I was a lot like Trina in high school, just one of those people who blurs into the background with the lockers so I could definitely feel every ounce of her curiosity and disbelief about Ethan’s interest in her.

It’s always interesting when the author narrates their book. This isn’t my first time listening to one of Miss Hucton’s books, and I always love her ability to bring life to her characters.

This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

Published by Author Kayla Krantz

Proud author responsible for Dead by Morning and The Council, fascinated by the dark and macabre. Stephen King is her all time inspiration mixed in with a little bit of Eminem and some faint remnants of the works of Edgar Allen Poe. When she began writing, she started in horror but it somehow drifted into thriller. She loves the 1988 movie Heathers. She was born and raised in Michigan but traveled across the country to where she currently resides in Texas.

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