Title: Love Me Tenor (Perfect Harmony #2)
Author: Annabeth Albert
Publisher: Lyrical Shine
Release Date: February 16th 2016
Genre(s): New Adult
Page Count: 266 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
There’s no way he’ll shake this off…
Trevor Daniels is feeling aimless. A recent college grad, he’s not sure what to do with his useless degree, and his family all but abandoned him after he revealed the truth about himself. But a friend’s suggestion that he take his chances on a reality show aimed at finding the next big boy band strikes a chord with him—until the show’s producers convince him to act like he’s in a relationship with a guy who’s not at all his type. It isn’t exactly love at first sight for Jalen Smith either—but lust just might push them in an unexpected direction. If only their secrets weren’t even more twisted than their sheets, threatening to cost them the win—and each other…
Annabeth Albert has once again managed to deliver another fantastic story. We have Trevor, who is alone in the world, after being cut off from his religious and bigoted family. He’s offered the chance to compete in a singing competition and feels obligated to accept to avoid being homeless. There is a catch, though; he must play the part of boyfriend with another member of the group, Jalen. Jalen, who at first comes off as a smartass, but is a kind nurturing young man.
What I loved:
*Annabeth Albert you managed the impossible: I am not a fan of the “pretend boyfriend” trope. It just doesn’t work for me, in fact, I recently DNF’ed a book and told myself to stop trying to like it. You made me love it here. This is the first time I can remember loving it.
*The main characters. It was impossible not fall in love with these endearing characters.
*The relationship development. The author did an excellent job bringing together two different personalities. It was a joy to read their relationship grow.
*The supporting cast. There were times that I questioned them, but they came through in the end.
*Nice story flow. It had a quick, easy pace.
*Dual POV. My favorite.
*I also appreciated how the author handled the behind the scenes of reality shows. She showed us the nitty gritty of things-how cold it can be.
*Their bedroom antics. 😉
*Trevor and Jalen being an interracial couple. I’m probably biased because I’m in an interracial marriage, but one of the things I wish was seen more in romance is diversity.
*The end. It was lovely.
*This being book 2 in the series: it can easily be read as a stand alone. The previous couple is hardly mentioned, and nothing will be spoiled if you chose to go back and read Trebel Maker after reading this one.
All in all, this is a well-rounded story with an amazing group of characters that will pull at your heartstrings. It’s a story about self-worth, friendships, and family. 5 Stars!