Audiobook Review: ‘The Love Song Of Sawyer Bell’ By Avon Gale

Written on 08/28/2021
Kimmers' Erotic Book Banter


Read this 4-heart review by Kimmers' Erotic Book Banter

TitleThe Love Song of Sawyer Bell
Series: Tour Dates #1
Author: Avon Gale
Narrators: Ariela Crow and Lauren Sweet
Published/Audio: June 17, 2019 – 2nd Edition
PublisherCarina Press
Genre: Contemporary Romance; Erotic Romance; New Adult
Length: 210 Pages/7 Hours and 11 Minutes
Tags: Lesbian; F/F; Bisexual; Coming Out; First Time; Friends to Lovers; Humor; Opposites Attract; Rock Star/Musician; HEA; Audiobook 

About The Love Song of Sawyer Bell

Indie rocker Victoria “Vix” Vincent knows a good thing when she hears it. The moment Sawyer Bell picks up her fiddle, magic happens. Beautiful and wildly talented, Sawyer is the perfect match for Vix’s band – and just maybe, for Vix. The dynamic in any group is a delicate thing, but with Sawyer and Vix thrown together on tour, it’s not long before the line between bandmates and lovers gets a bit blurry.

The indie rock life is not what Sawyer ever saw for herself. She worked hard to get where she is – in her second year of Julliard, with a bright future in classical music. But instead of spending her summer working and rehearsing, she’s on tour with her secret high school crush. And even though it was only supposed to be temporary, Sawyer feels like she’s finally found a place she belongs.

This summer with Vix has been like a dream. But every tour must come to an end, and when Julliard comes calling, Sawyer will need to make a choice: continue on the path she’s chosen or take a leap of faith and follow her heart.

REVIEW: 

As a longtime fan of Avon Gale, I’m glad I gave her female/female romance, The Love Song of Sawyer Bell a try. No surprise here, my faith in Ms. Gale’s skills as an author is well deserved. This novel is filled with strong, interesting characters, clever and witty banter, and a story which held my attention throughout. A combo of sweet and sexy romance and incredibly fun band scenes, I thoroughly enjoyed this one.

Taking a break from the demands of Julliard, violinist Sawyer Bell answers a call to audition for an indie alt-rock band. The bandmates can’t believe their luck, not only is Sawyer’s fiddle playing amazing, she’s also a great fit for their band. Added bonus? This is Sawyer’s dream come true: performing with her high-school crush, Victoria “Vix” Vincent.

It doesn’t take long for the attraction to spark between Vix and Sawyer. What starts as purely physical soon becomes a promising friendship, and finally grows into a deep and very compelling connection. I don’t have to tell Avon Gale fans that she writes a scintillating sex scene, and the physical relationship between Sawyer and Vix is scorching. Add in Sawyer’s complete lack of experience, and Vix’s gentle guidance… well, Sawyer’s induction into the world of lesbian sex is spectacular.

A good portion of The Love Song of Sawyer Bell is centered around Vix’s band. The behind the scenes drama is lively, and the settings of the band performing are very entertaining. Any readers who enjoys watching live music, especially fans of alt-indie bands, are going to enjoy this part of the novel.

This novel is filled with strong, interesting characters, clever and witty banter, and a story which held my attention throughout.

Avon Gale’s trademark humor and wit come through loud and clear in the interactions between the bandmates; their squabbles had me laughing. And details of their past history add entertaining insight to the dynamic between the band members.

It was a treat to experience The Love Song of Sawyer Bell as an audiobook. Performed by Ariela Crow and Lauren Sweet, they do a marvelous job of infusing emotion as the characters process everything that happens. I’m glad this one was done with two narrators, as Vix and Sawyer are vibrant ladies, total opposites, and I enjoyed how the narrators brought them to life.

As a devout fan of Avon Gale, I hope she plans to revisit this genre soon. Her light and funny romances are just as compelling as her darker stories, and now that I’ve finally given The Love Song of Sawyer Bell a go, I hope I don’t have to wait long for more!

A copy of The Love Song of Sawyer Bell was purchased by Trio of Kimmers’ Erotic Book Banter so that we might offer our fair and honest opinion on behalf of our readers. 

Buy this Audiobook