"Dedication" by Emma McLaughlin is a book about Kate Hollis, a woman who has spent the last decade of her life, trying to avoid the memories of her first love, Jake Sharpe. Jake is now a mega recording star, known all over the world, and every one of the songs he is famous for are about Kate!
She can't avoid the songs -- she hears them in the car, on elevators, in the supermarket and bars too. She always happens to hear Jake's songs at the worst moments.
After all of these years, Kate and Jake finally meet again in their old hometown. This is her chance to tell him to leave her out of his next tune. You'll have to read the book to see if she actually does tell him goodbye or not!
This book was not one of my favorites. I just did not relate to the characters very well. I think the characters and the plot could have been developed a bit more. I really like stories where I can visualize the characters and their actions are believable. I didn't get that feeling from this story.
Several times I was tempted to not finish this book, but a book has to be really bad before I'll put it down. I'm a quick reader, so I usually finish everything, just hoping that it will get better. This one really didn't get any better.