The Lonely Hearts Club by Brenda Janowitz

LHC cover

Polis Books- May 2014



This book was sent to Traveling With T in exchange for a fair review.

The Lonely Hearts Club

To Jo Waldman, music is life. Music is what makes getting up in the morning worth it. A life without music might as well be death. Jo knows how close she’s come to success- at one point, she had a band called The Lonely Hearts Club and they were *thisclose* to breaking into big time…. until they didn’t.

Jo keeps on hoping, keeps on working her music; though- because music is life to Jo. Jo’s having a bad time, though- after being fired by her dad and her boyfriend breaking up with her- Jo’s not sure what to do, except to put her feelings into words. One night, a night fueled by rage at being single and what love can do to a girl- Jo goes to her old band’s blog, the blog she wrote while singing for The Lonely Hearts Club, and writes…And writes.. and writes some more. Thinking no one will see it, no one would care- she’s not worried about what she wrote. Until, she finds out that one blog post went to everyone who signed up to receive news about The Lonely Hearts Club. At first, she’s a bit mortified- she never meant for people to know her thoughts. But, as the comments roll in and the support grows- Jo becomes the public face for a “Love Sucks” movement.

This suits Jo, who is rock and roll from the top of her head to the tips of her toes, just fine. Until she begins to fall for the nerdily cute guy who was hired to fix her computer after it crashed from all the traffic after her “Love Sucks” post. Can Jo be the poster child for the “Love Sucks” movement and secretly be in love? Or will Jo’s newfound fame come crashing to the ground much like the band, The Lonely Hearts Club?


Traveling With T’s Thoughts:

Brenda Janowitz does it again! The Lonely Hearts Club is pure fun! Jo is a character that you can identify with- the pain she feels at being broken up with is something else. Who hasn’t wanted, in those moments, to let the world know that LOVE SUCKS? Of course, Jo quickly finds out that when you aren’t looking for love, it’ll fall right into your lap- and that leads to a whole other set of issues!

Brenda writes her character with a flair for the funny and each character adds to the story- even the ones you kind of want to pinch at times! Jo is not perfect, she’s a woman trying to find herself, trying to find her place- but that’s what makes her a delicious character!

Looking for a funny and light read? Something that you can just sit back and enjoy? Try THE LONELY HEARTS CLUB!


*This book was sent to Traveling With T from Polis Books in exchange for a fair and honest review. All thoughts and opinions are mine alone.


Happy Reading and Bookishly Yours,

T @ Traveling With T

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