Blue Notes (Blue Notes #1)

Blue NotesTitle: Blue Notes (Blue Notes #1)
Author: Shira Anthony and Peter B. Brooke (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: May 1st 2015
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 7 hrs and 47 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5

Blame it on jet lag. Jason Greene thought he had everything: a dream job as a partner in a large Philadelphia law firm, a beautiful fiancee, and more money than he could ever hope to spend. Then he finds his future wife in bed with another man, and he’s forced to rethink his life and his choices. On a moment’s notice, he runs away to Paris, hoping to make peace with his life.

But Jason’s leave of absence becomes a true journey of the heart when he meets Jules, a struggling jazz violinist with his own cross to bear. In the City of Love, it doesn’t take them long to fall into bed, but as they’re both about to learn, they can’t run from the past. Sooner or later, they’ll have to face the music.

Note: The Blue Notes series can be read in any order. Each is a stand-alone story from the same classical music universe.

Belens Audio Book Review

I thought Peter B. Brooke gave a wonderful performance and narrated spectacularly, particularly with the whole French language and accents. The narration was truly enjoyable – 5 Stars for the narration!


Jason walks in on his fiancé boning another dude. He jokingly swears off women and takes a leave of absence and goes to Paris, where he lived with his family as a teenager, to stay in his sister’s apartment and lick his wounds.

Once there he sees Jules playing in a jazz club, and through a series of events, ends up putting him up for the night…which then turns into months. They begin a pretty hot relationship, and fall in love. It was really sweet and sexy and I was enjoying the story thoroughly.

Then there is a whole BIG MISUNDERSTANDING thing that happens that is, in my opinion, completely unnecessary. Unfortunately, it completely tanked my good mood and lowered my opinion dramatically.

Then there is almost sex on page with another character that, thankfully, ended up being aborted.

However, the characters finally get back on track and they get their HEA.

Honestly, I would have given the story itself 4 Stars because it was really pleasant and engaging and I was enjoying it thoroughly, but I removed a star because of the unnecessary BIG MISUNDERSTANDING plot. I truly despise unnecessary miscommunication/misunderstanding!


In the end though, Brooke’s narrative performance is brilliant and I had a great time listening to him.



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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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