The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord (Ana’s Review)

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Title: The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord
Author: Varian Krylov and Bey Deckard
Publisher: Self-published
Release Date:  September 26th 2016
Genre(s): Contemporary
Reviewed by: Ana
Heat Level:  5 flames out of 5
Rating:  5 stars out of 5

After years struggling to realize his dream of directing a feature film, on the final night of his fundraising campaign Godard is on the cusp of having everything he ever wanted. The man he loves is upstairs waiting for him, and he’s just a few dollars short of his GoFundYourself goal.

Then everything falls apart.

His personal and professional life in ruins, when his old nemesis from film school offers to fund his dream project if he’s willing to shoot it in Spain, Godard knows it’s a deal with the devil. But he also has nothing left to lose.

Among the labyrinthine streets of Barcelona’s Barrio Góthico, the city’s vibrant music scene, and the sun-gilt beaches of the Costa Brava, Godard begins making shooting his dream project and putting his life back together, largely under the domineering gaze and deft touch of Ángel, the god of jazz.

But Ángel is keeping a secret, and a deal with the devil always comes at a price.

This was such a great story. I’m in love with this beautiful characters. This was my first book from the author, but I will surely be looking for more.

The writing was great, I was amazed by how fast I was completely captivated by the story and so involved in a relationship that I knew for such a short time. It was so easy to get in touch with Godard’s feelings. I was so easily heartbroken for all the things he had to go through and, as easily, thrilled for the happy moments he had. It was a delight to read it.

It was very nice to see the differences between the main characters, especially in terms of self-confidence. It was hard to see Godard’s struggle to believe, not only in himself, but also to trust in someone else. It seemed very realistic, so easy to understand the way he feels. Angel was an amazing character, I loved him so much, so self-confident and seductive. It was great to read about him. And the words in Spanish were lovely.

The relationship between Angel and Godard was fantastic, It started with incredibly steamy moments between them, but when feelings begin to get involved, it became such a strong and beautiful love story. I’m very happy with the way the relationship growth. It wasn’t free of conflicts, but it was very interesting to see how both MC react to the problems they were facing.

The plot was nice, there was a lot of conflicts and the secondary characters had some great interventions, most of them very likable. But I felt like the strongest part of the book, or at least my favorite, was Angel and Godard’s relationship.

Overall, a beautiful book, I would recommend it to any reader, it was amazing.

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