I received this book from the publisher (via NetGalley) for an honest review. I thought it was a short fun read, and I was not disappointed.
Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy
European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her
hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until
he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a
personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to
keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while
simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.
Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible,
and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best
maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire
orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut.
Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their
feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a
chance at love?
Age: 16 years and up
Review: 4 stars
We start out with Melody Mires, a professional flutist for
the Easthampton Civic Symphony. She’s been through some tough dates with
musicians and swears not to date a musician ever again. But then she sees the
symphony’s new director: Wolfgang Braun. Named after the amazing Wolfgang
Mozart, this man is well-toned and sexy as well as brooding.
Some circumstances push them together (quite hilariously at
times) and they fall in love. There were some parts where I did feel like they
rushed into the romance, especially since they both didn’t really want to get
into a relationship at the time.
Nevertheless, I really liked Wolfgang—or Wolf, for short—and
loved the type of person he was. He loves music (he is a conductor, after all)
and was incredibly nice and loving. He was involved in many charities as well,
and every time he did something sweet I just wanted to hug him and never let
Melody was a strong character, and I always like strong
female characters. Melody was smart but also listened to her heart. She was
sweet and caring—the perfect match for Wolf.
I would have liked to know more about Blake and why he did
what he did. It felt as if the book glossed over that a bit. Blake did some bad
things, but when he got in trouble for them, there wasn’t really a solid
explanation for it. I kept waiting for some piece of information to come out
explaining why he did what he did.
One thing that I especially loved was the music interwoven
with the story. It was obvious to me when I started reading the book that the
author had a large knowledge of music as well as orchestral life (turns out
she’s a professional flutist, just like Melody!). There was some terminology
there that, had I not been in an orchestra myself, would have confused me. Even
so, the author’s passion for music and orchestra shone through this book. It
reminded me how much I love music and was a great part of the book.
This was a short and sweet type of book, and I would
recommend it to anyone who wants a little music with their romance—and a sexy German
man to go with it.
A free copy was provided by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
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