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.
More readers NEED to know about Olivia Evans! Good lord, this woman can WRITE. The Prologue alone was fantastic If you love a slow-burn romance, with well-written characters that have depth, real emotion and absolutely no cliches, then you must read Brooklyn & Beale.
This is one of the best rock star books I have read. Olivia Evans paints a detailed picture of the life of a touring musician, with all of the temptations, pressures and pure joy of performing live on stage. I could almost feel the tension that Chloe and Reid felt before they stepped on stage each night.
This is a slow-burn story. Reid and Chloe build a beautiful and deep friendship and kinship. They are both brilliant musicians, she a violist and he the lead signer of a famous band. They go on a year-long tour world together and get to one another slowly, as friends do,
Reid is a recovering addict but he is not a one-dimensional character, my heart ached for him and the choices he made. Chloe is funny, smart, feisty and protective of her friend Reid. But their on-screen chemistry spills over into real life, as carefully as they wanted to stop that from happening,
Reid sucked in a sharp breath and leaned forward. In the cover of the darkened stage, his cheek brushed against Chloe’s as he moved his lips to her ear. “Please don’t hate me,” he whispered. He straightened his back, and with a gentle touch, wiped the wetness from her cheek.
Chloe squared her shoulders. “I don’t,” was all she said before turning toward the crowd and readying her violin for the next song.
This is a beautiful, sometimes painful, always REAL, honest and very sweet and sexy story. I applaud Ms. Evan for a creating an engaging and inventive storyline that drew me in and made me FEEL the characters’ emotions. Give this Indie author a try, you will be pleasantly surprised!
“I can’t lose you, Chloe.”
“Lose me in what way, Reid? I’m your bandmate. But beyond that, what is there?”
She was so much more than his bandmate, but he could never tell her that. “You’re my best friend.”
(ARC provided by the author in return for an honest review.)
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