Rating: 4 stars
Published: December 24th, 2012
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Synopsis: Five years after a prestigious scholarship jumpstarted his opera career, Aiden Lind has it all: fame, choice roles, and Lord Cameron Sherrington to share his life with. Maintaining his façade takes effort, but under his poised, sophisticated mask, Aiden is still the insecure kid from rural Mississippi. Then he walks in on Cam with another man, and the illusion of perfection shatters.
Philadelphia attorney Sam Ryan never moved on after his partner died, though he tried. Instead of dating, he keeps himself busy with work—but when he unexpectedly runs into ex-lover Aiden while on a rare vacation in Paris, he’s inspired to give their love a second chance. First, though, he’ll have to get Aiden to forgive him. Because when Sam was still grieving five years ago, he broke Aiden’s heart.
When rekindled lust blossoms into a true romance, it seems like the start of something wonderful. But Aiden’s career has him on the road much of the time, and the physical distance between him and Sam starts translating into an emotional disconnect. If Aiden and Sam can’t learn to communicate, their separation may prove more than their love can bear.
Note: The Blue Notes Series can be read in any order. Each is a stand-alone story from the same classical music universe.
Review: Great story of second chances and moving on. I enjoyed it thoroughly. Aiden and Sam were adorable, tortured souls and their story was a treat to read.
I was intrigued by Sam when he made an appearance on Blue Notes. I knew I wanted to know more about him and that his story would be an interesting one. I am glad to say that I was not disappointed. His story is sad which made my heart go out to him, even if I wanted to smack him upside the head a few times. Adrian was interesting to get to know and his story was just as sad ad Sam’s. I read about him on The Melody Thief, but I was too into that story to really pay attention.
I liked how these two came together. Their chemistry was very hot, but it was the tender moments that I enjoyed the most. Adrien’s vulnerability and Sam’s detachment at times were enough to bring me to tears. I think that’s why enjoyed their development so much. It felt real. Like they really made an effort to make it work and in the end I was as happy as they were.
I’ve really enjoyed the books in the series. I wonder if there’ll be more to come.