This Bird Has Flown

This Bird Has Flown

This was also one of my most anticipated books of spring, mostly because I was curious to check out a book by the lead singer of the Bangles. Jane is a singer who years ago had a breakout hit when she covered a song by a superstar singer. She’s still struggling to get back on top, when she meets an Oxford professor named Tom on a flight to London. They are instantly enamored of one another, but she starts to think things aren’t quite as they seem.

I was obviously hopeful about this one, but it just didn’t deliver. The instant love story didn’t quite work for me–I didn’t feel their connection, or why Jane was so fixated on Tom. Jane was hard to pinpoint, with her lack of confidence and what felt like overdramatic reactions to many things. Kind of a disappointment, and one I maybe should have put down.

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Publisher’s Description

Music. Fate. Redemption. Love.

Jane Start is thirty-three, broke, and recently single. Ten years prior, she had a hit song–written by world-famous superstar Jonesy–but Jane hasn’t had a breakout since. Now she’s living out of four garbage bags at her parents’ house, reduced to performing to Karaoke tracks in Las Vegas. Rock bottom.

But when her longtime manager Pippa sends Jane to London to regroup, she’s seated next to an intriguing stranger on the flight–the other Tom Hardy, an elegantly handsome Oxford professor of literature. Jane is instantly smitten by Tom, and soon, truly inspired. But it’s not Jane’s past alone that haunts her second chance at stardom, and at love. Is Tom all that he seems? And can Jane emerge from the shadow of Jonesy’s earlier hit, and into the light of her own?

In turns deeply sexy, riotously funny, and utterly joyful, This Bird Has Flown explores love, passion, and the ghosts of our past, and offers a glimpse inside the music business that could only come from beloved songwriter Susanna Hoffs.

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Genres: Contemporary Fiction, Fiction
Publisher: Little Brown and Company
Publication Year: 2023
ISBN: 9780316409315
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