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"One mistake doesn't make you a failure.”

I always saw relationships as a burden instead of a gift…until my world imploded…until Wynn showed me their true value. Now, I have to find a way to convince her that I’ve changed my tune.


Bass player, Lonnie Brennan, is known as the band’s overgrown jokester. He came to Tennessee to make sure his best friend and bandmate didn’t disappear after falling in love and moving across the country in just three short weeks. What Lonnie doesn’t expect is to fall in love himself…with the Southern charm and sweet-tea lifestyle of the small town he’s landed in. He certainly isn’t in the mood to be attracted to a tall Strawberry Shortcake who is entirely off limits.


Wynn Nichols is known as the conscious of her friends. She’s always been the stable one—until both her marriage and her job drift away. Now, she’s come home feeling like a disappointment and a failure. With divorce papers in hand, she certainly isn’t looking to be attracted to anyone, and certainly not the redheaded lumberjack who treats life like a series of jokes.


But when Lonnie finds himself saving her more than once, and Wynn finds herself helping him shoulder responsibilities he never expected to have, they form an unlikely friendship that gets them through the darkest days of their lives.


Question is, will they risk that friendship for a chance at something more?


Inspired by a whole mixtape of artists, comes a novel from award-winning author, LJ Evans, about hope and new beginnings.


Standalone novel with spoilers to the other “albums” in the series.

Genre: new adult, contemporary romance, slow burn

Series: my life as an album, volume IV

Pages: 410

Release Date: November 13, 2018

Available: eBook, paperback, coming on audiobook, and box set

Other Books in the Series: my life as a country album, my life as a pop album, and my life as a rock album, my life as a holiday album


Michelle - Facebook Review

"Ms. Evans has completely outdone herself with this book...I'm not ready to let these characters go. They have become characters I want to continue to revisit forever." - NovelMomma

"It’s so much more than a love story! LJ Evans gracefully layers friendship, hope, hardship, and family with a slow burn, friends-to-lovers romance that will work magic in your heart." - Jenn Lockwood Editing

"There were certainly some painful parts but watching this couple fall in love and build a family was such a beautiful experience. My heart was left full and I could not stop smiling at the end." - Heather, Book and a Blanket

"It’s a loving story of hope, family and forgiveness. It’s a great end to an amazing series." - Zilpha, Amazon

“Evans makes it a point to talk about real life issues in her books, including mental health... She writes about anxiety realistically and incorporates it into the story." -Energy Rae, Goodreads

"L.J. Evans is a master storyteller! I'm not sure I can find words to adequately describe how touching and heartfelt this story was!" - Heather, Goodreads

"I just loved this book! It hit me in all the right places, emotionally. I found myself choking back sobs, even in public, embarrassingly enough." - Kurt, Amazon

“If you’ve ever had the desire to find a book that will feel like a giant hug from a beloved friend- this is that book." - Michelle, Goodreads

"The stunning conclusion to this series sees the return of all the characters you’ve come to love. The ending is bittersweet for me - as a reader I’m so thrilled that these characters get their happy endings but I’m also so sad to say goodbye to these wonderful characters that LJ brought to life with her beautiful writing." - Megan, Amazon

“My Life as a Mixtape is a beautiful addition to the series, it includes everyone we fell in love with from the previous books and gives us a wonderful new story in Wynn and Lonnie. It's a slow-burn, a nice long one that is well worth the wait." -Goodreads



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