The life of a session musician is rarely easy. After consecutive tour cancellations and a stack of unpaid bills, Chloe Bennett fears her dream has come to an end.
Then everything changes.
Indie rocker Reid Ryder needs a replacement violinist for his tour. For Chloe, it’s the opportunity of a lifetime. For Reid, it’s a checkmark off his list. Already battling addiction, guilt, and his inability to write new music, Reid's hopeful that things are finally falling into place.
But life is never predictable.
When the tour begins, he finds himself drawn to Chloe. She challenges and inspires him. Their onstage chemistry is electric. To the outside world, they’re the perfect match. To those involved, however, it’s not so simple. When Reid’s no longer sure that the future he planned is the one he wants, a choice must be made.
I was a huge fan of the first book that I read by Olivia Evans and have to say that I still am. Brooklyn and Beale is one of those books that you are going to have a hard time putting down. The lady literally makes me a tired mess at work the next day from long benders of reading. I did not realize that this was intertwined with the first book that I read by her, and was pleasantly suprised that it was so I could catch up with some of my favorite characters.
When you first meet with Chloe you think that she might be the bad girl rocker with an attitude. Sure, she had the tats and the mulitcolored hair of a rocker, but that is where the stereotyping stops. Chloe has a heart of gold and you can't help but fall in love with her. She has a issue with her mom not approving of what she does, but then again who has the perfect family this day in age. She has learned to rely on herself, but helps out others at the same time. You can't help but want to root for her to have her HEA.
Reid is the rocker with the troubled past that you have read about before. Throughout the books you know that something happens and that he is going to have to work through it. At the same time, he has one of the the most famous bands around and has to rely on himself so that others can rely on him to make the music. You can tell that he and Chloe want to have something, but they can't because of the girlfriend. Yep, Reid has a girlfriend that he has been with for sometime and she has been the backbone and the strength that he needed in a bad point in his life.
Again, this book is a bit long. However, it does not drag and flows very well. The characters are well developed and loveable. At the end of the day, that is what I am looking for.
Lulled into an almost sedated state, she wasn’t prepared for the crushing emotion that saturated the air when Reid began to sing. Song after song, his voice mimicked the lyrics. Soft and sad, rough and tender, hopeful and despairing. It was like nothing she’d ever experienced, and it affected her in ways she didn’t realize were possible.
She wanted to step behind Reid and wrap her arms around his waist. She wanted to press her cheek to his back and hug him as tightly as possible. She wanted to do anything to stop the pain in his voice.
Olivia Evans is a dreamer by day, writer by night. She's obsessed with music and loves discovering new bands. Traveling the world and watching the sun set in every time zone sounds like heaven to her. A true Gemini, she follows her heart blindly and lives life to the fullest with her husband, son, and friends. Her other loves are: Chuck Taylors, Doc Martens, concert tees, gangster movies, sports, wine, craft beer and her shih tzu's.
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