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What if you are my dream?


Guilt and failure hold me down until a sexy musician brings adventure…brings joy. But what will become of me when our adventure is done?


Good Girl Mia feels guilty for her brother's death. It was her kidney that killed him, after all.


Four years later, Mia is back home, trying to pretend that she's got it all together. She’s set to take over the family car dealership and is determined to never make her mama cry again. But she’s also running from the guilt and a boy who never really loved her.


Derek Waters has just signed with a record label and is determined to spend his summer touring with his band, far away from his alcoholic dad and the whole L.A. scene. Dealing with anyone of the female persuasion is the last thing on his mind.


When the soulful musician enters Mia’s world, she finds herself setting aside everything she thought she wanted for an adventure she never saw coming. For some reason, she wants this gorgeous man to know her story. The story of a girl who gave a body part to save a brother that everyone wanted to survive more than the girl herself...and how that hadn’t worked out.


But what will become of Good Girl Mia when their short-lived adventure is all over?


Inspired by Ed Sheeran love songs, comes a novel by award-winning author, LJ Evans, about forgiveness, love, and healing.

Genre: new adult, contemporary romance, road trip, musician romance

Series: my life as an album, volume II

Pages: 371

Release Date: January 30, 2018

Available: eBook, paperback, hardback, audiobook, and box set

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

Find out more about the my life as an album series box set and the exclusive novella, This Life with Cam.


BookLife Prize review of My Life as a Pop Alum
Independent Audiobook Award Winner 2020
UTOPiAcon My Life as a Pop Album Nominee

“This story. It brought the reader along on a wonderful journey and love story that you don’t want to miss.” – Amazon Reviewer


“There was such magic in her words that you can't resist highlighting every sentence because it spoke dearly to your heart.” – Dreamland Book Blog

"(Ms. Evans) beautiful way with words just floats off the page and straight to your heart pulling you in..." – Author Alexandra Page

“This is an amazing and inspiring story. A story of guilt, love, self forgiveness and second chances.” – Dogeared Books

“Ms. Evans once again, opens our hearts, reaches in and rearranges them with her words and evokes emotions that are so palpable you'll think of her characters for years to come…especially when you hear a lyric from this book.” – Amazon Reviewer

 “This was a story of finding love in the midst of grief and guilt and taking chances to find a happy ever after.” – Amazon Reviewer

“I would literally read anything that this author wrote, she's that talented and her words speak to my heart and soul.” – Amazon Reviewer

“Once again the author proved her talent… when she used lyrics… to craft chapters and chapters of words filled with heartfelt emotions and beautiful characters that enticed your entire heart and soul.” – Amazon Reviewer

A fun and heartbreaking tale by Evans. The references to music here makes for a really great story. I'd recommend listening to the songs mentioned here while reading the story. It gives a bigger life to the characters and feel while reading. – BookAddict’s Reviews

“This is a beautiful story of growth, love, and becoming your authentic self.” – Amazon Reviewer

“My Life As A Pop Album is OUTSTANDINGLY EPIC & BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN!!! THIS Book is NOT for your typical Love story with Hearts and Flowers but an Emotional Rollercoaster Ride of Raw Emotions!!!”  - Goodreads Reviewer

“I loved the first book, but this one was absolutely fantastic. It was heartbreaking, funny, and beautiful.” – Shakespeare’s Wench Book Blog



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