Title: The God of Jazz: Fugue, Concord
Author: Varian Krylov
Publisher: Self published
Release Date: September 25, 2016
Genre(s): Gay contemporary romance, musician, director, mild BDSM, mild violence
Page Count: 326 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 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 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 book just blew me away. I was skeptical at first when I started reading it but I have found that those books that I am skeptical about at first are the ones that end up blowing me away in the end.
Godard (Derek) has always had a dream of producing the manuscript that he spent so long writing and perfecting. He thought that that dream was lost when he failed to raise the money to produce it. Even with that failure he thought it would ok even though he was disappointed because he still had Michael, his boyfriend of five years.
Small miracles do happen because Jordi (an old friend from film school) called up Godard and offered to pay for the production. Godard was skeptical about letting this happen because of past experiences between the two but he told Jordi he would think about it. That decision was made for him when Godard came home to Michael admitting that he had been having an affair with a mutual friend of theirs.
So Godard made his decision to let Jordi fund the movie and he left the US for Spain to make his dream come true. Little did he know that he was about to meet a man named Angel and embark on the journey of his life. Both good and bad things happen along the way but one thing is for certain, Godard’s life will never be the same.
This book was packed full of so many ups and downs. The emotions ran rampant in this book but at the same time it was not over the top. This is the first book that I have read by Varian Krylov but I have to be completely honest by saying I will be reading more by this author. This book was just completely amazing. I was so into this book that I literally only put it down if it was absolutely necessary. I predict that this book will be a huge hit.
Warning: There is references to rape in this book so if you have triggers to this or mild violence I would not recommend this book. Other then that I would recommend this book to anyone who will listen.
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