Monday, February 27, 2012

Blue Notes (Blue Notes 1) by Shira Anthony

Blame it on jet lag. Jason Greene thought he had everything: a dream job as a partner in a large Philadelphia law firm, a beautiful fiancée, and more money than he could ever hope to spend. Then he finds his future wife in bed with another man, and he’s forced to rethink his life and his choices. On a moment’s notice, he runs away to Paris, hoping to make peace with his life.

But Jason’s leave of absence becomes a true journey of the heart when he meets Jules, a struggling jazz violinist with his own cross to bear. In the City of Love, it doesn’t take them long to fall into bed, but as they’re both about to learn, they can’t run from the past. Sooner or later, they’ll have to face the music.

Reviewer: TigerLily
After reading Shira Anthony’s The Dream of a Thousand Nights and loving it! I knew this was an author to keep an eye on, and that I would be reading this…and I’m so happy I did! I really liked this, a lot! I love the whole idea behind it.

Jason or Jaz as everyone calls him ( which I believe fits him perfectly! ), has come to Paris feeling lost, after he found his fiancée cheated on him. Jaz is also lawyer, and a very good one at that. Paris being the city of love, what more would you expect than for Jaz to maybe find happiness and fall in love? First though he needs to figure a few things out…

Jaz, has always seemed to have this feeling he couldn’t quite understand…his attraction to guys, and when he meets Jules *sighs* he feels a connection. He is drawn to Jules, you could say Jules captivates him, and he struggles with though feelings, almost pushing Jules away!

Jules is a jazz violinist, doing his best to just get his band mates to even show up for practice! On the night Jaz first arrives in Paris, he shows up at the place Jules and his band mates are playing. Jules makes his way over to Jaz, deciding he must have him! Jason not fully being able to let go of this growing attraction to Jules, feels a course of friendly sightseeing is a good way to feel around. Only he never intended to fall in love!

I pretty much loved this whole book! From the beginning, the story was sweet, just enough detail to keep you wanting more, and there was captivating warmth between the characters. The chemistry was lovely, slowly growing but heartfelt and sweet. The only thing I was a bit iffy on was the build up for the ending…at first I was a little disappointed, but I thought about it for a while, I realized it worked for the story and the characters.

I give this 4.5 stars… Definitely recommend this! Can’t wait for more in the Blue Notes Series!

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press


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