I thoroughly enjoyed ‘Smokin’ & Cryin.’ Ombry’s ability to draw from her vast knowledge of 1970s American rock music to create colorful yet realistic characters makes it incredibly entertaining. Though it’s fiction, I wanted to see photos of the band members because I felt as if I knew them. I’m eagerly anticipating Ombry’s next book, and more of the intriguing plot twists that drew me into this story, and kept me there until the end. If you enjoy well-written fiction, I’m betting you’ll like, if not love, this book. If you enjoy well-written fiction and rock ’n’ roll, you’ll love, if not adore, this book. So do yourself a favor. Read it now.