Series: Blue Notes, 3
Author: Shira Anthony
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: December 24, 2012
Genre(s): m/m Contemporary Romance
Page Count: 236 Pages
Narrator: Peter B. Brooke
Audio Length: 6hrs 35mins
Reviewed by: JLoves2Read
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5
Five years after a prestigious scholarship jumpstarted his opera career, Aiden Lind has it all: fame, choice roles, and Lord Cameron Sherrington to share his life with. Maintaining his façade takes effort, but under his poised, sophisticated mask, Aiden is still the insecure kid from rural Mississippi. Then he walks in on Cam with another man, and the illusion of perfection shatters.
Philadelphia attorney Sam Ryan never moved on after his partner died, though he tried. Instead of dating, he keeps himself busy with work – but when he unexpectedly runs into ex-lover Aiden while on a rare vacation in Paris, he’s inspired to give their love a second chance. First, though, he’ll have to get Aiden to forgive him. Because when Sam was still grieving five years ago, he broke Aiden’s heart.
When rekindled lust blossoms into a true romance, it seems like the start of something wonderful. But Aiden’s career has him on the road much of the time, and the physical distance between him and Sam starts translating into an emotional disconnect. If Aiden and Sam can’t learn to communicate, their separation may prove more than their love can bear.
This was my first book in the Blue Notes series and I really enjoyed it. The main characters Aiden, Lord Cameron, and Sam are all well developed and there are plenty of support characters to make this story flow easily – keeping the listener engaged and eagerly awaiting the next minutes. Peter B. Brooke does a wonderful job of narrating this story. He is able to add to the character development with his character voices, tone, and overall high quality of narration. He tells a story instead of simply reading the words.
The author was able to use the supporting characters in a way that I wanted to learn their stories, hence tying the series together well and giving the listener a continuation of previous MC from other books. There was great chemistry and emotion in this book. It was believable and a well thought out story. I am eagerly moving on to the rest of the stories in the series now.