Something of Note [Book Review] @BookSirens #SweetRomance #UpLit #WomensFiction

Something of Note by Jeanine Lauren is a light, uplit, closed door, friends to lovers romance set in a small town.

Something of Note by Jeanine Lauren

Someting of Note by Jeanine Lauren (cover) Image: a young woman sits next to a young man holding a guitar and gazes lovingly at him

Genre/Categories/Setting: Contemporary Women’s Fiction, Romance (closed door), Music, Small Town

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My Summary of Something of Note:

Thanks #NetGalley Littleford House Books @BookSirens and the author for a complimentary e ARC of #SomethingOfNote upon my request. All opinions are my own.

Nora is recently divorced and because she worked for her ex husband and is unemployed she decides this is the perfect time to visit her uncle and help him with his struggling music business in small town Cataluma, California. She reunites with Eugene whom she hasn’t seen since childhood. Eugene is her uncle’s stepson and they work together to save the music store.

My Thoughts:


I love the friends to lovers, second chances, small town romance, and saving the shop tropes in Something of Note. Yes, tropes are predictable but in the best ways when you’re searching for an UpLit read.

Sweet Romance

A small town sweet romance is sometimes the right read at the right time. Eugene is five years older than Nora and her secret teenage crush. Eugene is a free spirit and has never committed to a long-term relationship. Could his growing attraction to Nora, cause him to reconsider his nomadic and footloose lifestyle?

UpLit Recommendation

Although life has dealt these two some disappointments, the trauma and drama is minimal. So, if you love music and you’re looking for a light, closed door romance set in a small, friendly town, with a lovely HEA, I can recommend this sweet UpLit, second chances story.

Related: I’ve also read and reviewed Repositioning by the same author (Goodreads).

More UpLit reads in this post.

My Rating:  4  Stars


Something of Note by Jeanine Lauren (cover) a woman sits next to a man holding a guitar and gazes at him adoringly

More Information Here

Meet the Author of Something of Note, Jeanine Lauren

Author of Something of Note, Jeanine LaurenJeanine Lauren is a USA Today bestselling author who writes stories about friendship, love and second chances in the second half of life, because let’s face it, the second half is the most interesting.

Though Jeanine has been writing most of her life, many (okay, almost all) of her words have been for her day jobs, term papers, volunteer work, or used to make endless ‘to do’ lists she rarely looks at.

To find out when Jeanine’s next books are coming out, head over to her website at and join her mailing list.

Jeanine lives in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada not far from the fictional town of Sunshine Bay where most of her characters live.


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