Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Playing the Maestro by Aubrie Dionne ~ Review & Giveaway

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Source:  Received eBook copy from the publisher is exchange for a fair and honest review.

Book Description:

Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.

Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a chance at love?

My Thoughts:


3 stars -  

I always seem to enjoy books that have something to do with music.  Whether it's a rock band or an orchestra, music seems to add something that appeals to me.  It may be that I have music playing almost all of the time and it adds so much to my life that I want it in my books too.

I don't know much about flutes or playing in an orchestra but I loved that Melody was talented and worked hard to be even better.  She pulled off a sight reading that impressed the maestro, so she must be good.  She's sworn off musicans but you know that's not gonna last.  She's immediately attracted to the hunk from Germany conducting the orchestra and while she fights to stay away she falls even more. So not a good idea to be sleeping with your boss.  I really like that premise in a book.  We should stay away from each other but damn if we can't.  That moment when they give in is always so fun.

Wolf has his own reasons for trying to stay away from Melody.  The personnel manager of the orchestra seems to think he shouldn't be involved with any members of the orchestra not to mention Melody looks a lot like his ex - the no good model that took him for every penny and just keeps coming back.  I love that Wolf is concerned for Melody's position in the orchestra and that he loves to bring music to children.  His German manners make his one hot stud too.

The story played out the way I expected but I enjoyed the musical ride.  There were a few places that I would have loved a little more detail.  The book is under 200 pages and I was wishing it was longer.

If you like the bliss line for Entangled, then this one is a good choice.  It's sweet adult romance with a little drama thrown in the mix.    

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  1. I love these Bliss books. They're just fun, fast reads.

  2. Sounds like a great read. The giveaway is already ended though for the beautiful necklace :(

  3. Thanks you for your review! I know you wanted more, and I'm almost finished the sequel- so stay tuned!

  4. I really love Entangled's Bliss line. I think I would really like this one!! Great review babe!!

  5. Another good Bliss book! I love music in my stories too. Great review, Val!