A Blue Notes NovelWorld-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into notes on paper. When a guest violinist at the... show more
A Blue Notes NovelWorld-renowned conductor David Somers never wanted the investment firm he inherited from his domineering grandfather. He only wanted to be a composer. But no matter how he struggles, David can’t translate the music in his head into notes on paper. When a guest violinist at the Chicago Symphony falls ill, David meets Alex Bishop, a last-minute substitute. Alex’s fame and outrageous tattoos fail to move David. Then Alex puts bow to string, and David hears the brilliance of Alex’s soul. David has sworn off relationships, believing he will eventually drive away those he loves, or that he'll lose them as he lost his wife and parents. But Alex is outgoing, relaxed, and congenial—everything David is not—and soon makes dents in the armor around David's heart. David begins to dream of Alex, wonderful dreams full of music. Becoming a composer suddenly feels attainable. David’s fragile ego, worn away by years of his grandfather’s disdain, makes losing control difficult. When David’s structured world comes crashing down, his fledgling relationship with Alex is the first casualty. Still, David hears Alex’s music, haunting and beautiful. David wants to love Alex, but first he must find the strength to acknowledge himself.
Publish date: May 6th 2013
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Pages no: 250
Edition language: English
Series: Blue Notes .5 (#4)
I can't decide how to rate this book. It wasn't awful, but it wasn't really good either. I felt like the characters were all over the place, and so I felt all over the place while reading it, and even after finishing it. At times I felt such a strong connection between Alex and David, but at other...
4 stars.****Review completed May 21, 2013David lost his parents when he was a little boy and he can hardly remember them anymore, yet he misses a warm hug from his mother or his father's encouraging smile because he had a tough time growing up under his grandfather’s harsh and imperious wing. Neithe...
A Hearts On Fire Review FOUR & A HALF STARS-- "Prelude", book 4 of the Blue Notes series by Shira Anthony and Venona Keyes features musician orphan main characters, violinist Alex Bishop and conductor David Somers. They were introduced in book #1 as a couple and we finally get their story in this bo...
This is a prequel, although there are minor references to the other characters.I was always curious about David and Alex, so I was all over this book. In the other books their love and passion always seemed so strong.As a romance story, I will say it is typical, I knew when we got to the angsty part...
5 Stars - KAPOW!Wow!! The authors have outdone themselves with this latest installment in the wonderful “Blue Notes” series. David, Alex, their music, their passion, their struggles, their perseverance … all portrayed wonderfully in this story.I love music. I love Chicago. I love vulnerable men. I l...