Title: Less Than Nothing
Release Date: October 7th
Sage’s life as a teenage runaway in San Francisco is simple: Snatch a few hours of sleep on park benches and bus stops; dodge perverts, predators, and cops; and make enough as a street musician to eat. But her world flips upside down when she meets Derek – hot, tattooed, and charming, a singer from Seattle whose looks and talent take her breath away.
What begins as a reluctant partnership quickly develops into a cross-country race against time – and awakens a hunger in Sage that’s unfamiliar and exciting.
As they travel from coast to coast, Sage and Derek pursue their dream, only to discover that they can never run far enough to escape the demons from their pasts.
This is my first read by R.E.Blake and I enjoyed it. This is an inspiring story that will stay with you for a long time. It’s about love, life, and ambition. It teaches you to never give up on your dreams no matter what life throws your way.
Sage is a runaway, she is using her musical talent to survive in this harsh and cruel world. She must do whatever is necessary to stay safe and make it. When a hot, tattooed, and very charming Derek comes on her block he might be just what she needed. He makes her question everything.
Derek offers Sage a chance of a lifetime, but it won’t be easy. As Sage and Derek embark on their journey to make their dreams come true ugly parts of their past interfere.
This was my first read about a runaway, it was unique and heart-breaking. It definitely makes you think about all the little things in life that you take for granted. Even as heart-breaking as Sage and Derek’s journey was it ended on a positive note. I’m looking forward to see what happens next in their story.
About the Author
I’ve always loved coming-of-age novels as well as road books. Some of my favorites have been novels that combine both elements – a main character who’s on the road, in difficult circumstances, and through the journey discovers important lessons about herself and the world around her.
Less Than Nothing is a romance, but it’s also an adventure, the story of two people growing into their own skins as their relationship develops. Love stories involving big changes, seismic shifts for the characters, sacrifices and compromises and difficult choices, are the ones I find the most satisfying as a reader. Less Than Nothing is that kind of book. I hope you enjoy it.
Less Than Nothing is the breakout debut novel from NY Times & USA Today bestseller R.E. Blake that critics are buzzing about and readers can’t put down.
Other books in the Less Than Nothing Series
More Than Anything (book 2)
Release Date: October 7th
More Than Anything continues Sage and Derek’s saga from Less Than Nothing.
Can true love overcome adversity and a mountain of obstacles keeping them apart? Will the temptations of their new found success be too much for them? Can hope and sincerity withstand the high-pressure reality of the music industry? Sometimes it’s hard to choose the right path, even if you want a future with your soul mate more than anything.
Best of Everything (book 3)
Release Date: November 25th
In this final installment of the Less Than Nothing trilogy, Sage and Derek must come to grips with the difficult reality of their new careers, as well as the constant challenges to their relationship.
Can love and hope triumph in the face of adversity? Will the ghosts of their pasts determine their future? Can their love withstand the rigors of fame and success, and all the temptation and trouble it can bring?