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 returning to his hometown in upstate New York to help his sister. While it’s the truth, he’s also there to rediscover the soul of his music. Then, his life is forever altered when his childhood mentor leaves him a box that sends him to a woman trapped in the past.

Losing her grandmother feels like yet another blow the world has dealt Cari. Keeping the music store and her daughter afloat are the only things she can focus on. Having Grams’ beloved student saunters in doesn’t change anything because he’s an adventure she can’t afford.

Conceding that Brady holds the solution to her troubles doesn’t mean he can have her heart. 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: TBD

Release Date: February 3, 2021

Available: eBook and paperback

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


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  • “Using her words, [LJ] took two people broken by life, struggling to keep afloat and mended them into a new item. Together, they are the better versions of themselves.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • “LJ Evans has shown you through her characters that you can be strong yet vulnerable, broken but resilient and that not all scars mean we lost the battle.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • “I love how she takes two damaged people and strips them down and puts them back together whole.” Luv2Read

  • Chemistry, heartache, family, love… soooo much love! Thank you, LJ for writing realistic characters with flaws and still HEAS.” Goodreads Reviewer

  • “This book draws you in, capturing your every sense, making you live and breathe each moment alongside these arresting, irresistible characters… With prose as poetic as the song lyrics that usher in each chapter, the heart of this book sings a haunting melody that settles deep into the reader's soul.”  Goodreads Reviewer

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  • The characters, settings, and backstories are all stunningly blended to create this phenomenally written love story. It will have you laughing, crying, and swooning. BookBub Reviewer

  • The emotion running throughout this book is raw, authentic and breathtaking, leaving the reader no choice but to hold on tìghtly, devour every word, and breathe a delighted, blissful sigh at the end. A dynamite addition to an exceptional series, this one is absolutely not to be missed!” Amazon Review

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  • "There's a reason why I've made it a point to read every single one of LJ Evans's releases. From the moment I read her debut release, I saw the promise she had as an author, and over the past three years (and a few months) since then, I've borne witness to her evolution as a storyteller. Dare I say that Evans has outdone herself Damaged Desires, which earns five stars." DogEared Books


  • Damaged Desires is a story full of romance, heat, and suspense so perfect in my eyes. So hit those one-click buttons for the amazing experience of Nash & Dani's story! HIGHLY HIGHLY HIGHLY RECOMMEND!  The Power of Three Readers



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.


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