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Branded by a Song

Hearts aren’t limited to just one love song!

Has this country-rock legend finally met his match? A woman who can fill the aching void for “more” that’s been missing from his life?

Brady O’Neil tells the world he’s temporarily returning to upstate New York to help his sister. While it’s the truth, he’s also searching for the soul his music has lost. Certain his childhood mentor can help, he seeks her out and finds a woman trapped in the past instead. A woman who makes him want to stay like he never has before.

Losing her grandmother feels like yet another blow the world has dealt Cari. Keeping the music store and her daughter afloat is all she can focus on, and Grams’ beloved student sauntering in doesn’t change anything. He’s just another adventure she can’t afford.

Conceding that Brady holds the solution to her troubles doesn’t mean he can have her heart. After all, she buried that bruised organ alongside her husband years ago.

Can Brady convince her that hearts aren’t limited to just one love song?

“We would be art. We would be paint and chords blended together.”

Author’s Note: This flirty rock star, independent heroine, and adorable child prodigy might just leave a permanent mark on you with their achingly sweet story.

From the award-winning author, LJ Evans, comes a standalone, single-parent romance about the lyrical healing power of love, inspired by Chris Janson's "Done.”

Genre: contemporary romance, rock-star, small-town, single-parent

Series: standalone, an Anchor novel

Pages: 428

Release Date: February 3, 2021

Available: eBook, paperback, and hardback

Other Books in Series: Guarded DreamsForged by Sacrifice, Avenged by Love, Damaged Desires, Unmasked Dreams


  • Just break my heart LJ! This book packs a punch in the best way! I absolutely fell head over heels for Brady.” —What Is Emily Reading

  • “This is one of those books where the characters will linger in my heart for long after I read the final words.” —Goodreads Reviewer

  • The story was sweet and brought all the feels. Loss, grief but also acceptance and happiness.” —Goodreads Reviewer

  • “This is only my second book by L.J., and I am blown away by her poetic words.” —Carol’s Crazy Book World

  •  “I FELL IN LOVE & will definitely be reading more by the author!” —The Guide to Romance Novels

  • “I had to stop reading. I couldn’t stop my eyes from leaking.”—ARC Reviewer

  • There is so much love in this story that my heart is overflowing!”—Goodreads Reviewer



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Hearts aren’t limited to just one love song.

🧑‍🎤Country-Rock Star

👩‍👧 Single Mom

🎹 Child Prodigy

🏡 Small-Town

🔥 Slow Burn

🎼Standalone Novel

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The character Brady O'Neil from the Anchor Novels by LJ Evans had his first hit in Guarded Dreams. It was called "Scrabble Tiles," and it also happens to be Cari's favorite song.

Scrabble Tile by Brady O'Neil song title
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