Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Playing the Maestro Review

Book Info-
Title-Playing the Maestro
By Aubrie Dionne
Publication Date: February 11, 2013
Published By: Entangled Publishing: Bliss 

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?

This book is incredible! Melody Mires is the principal flutist in the Easthampton Civic Symphony. She has sworn off musicians because of the way they are so egotistical and her disastrous “date” with Blake where he could only talk about his violin showed that much.

I love how the author set the stage, first we have Blake whose only goal seems to be to get his sister the principal flutist seat, and we have Wolf who is trying desperately to escape an ex. Not too promising of a romance in the making huh?

Well I have to say that I truly enjoyed this book. I nearly ate it up, I read it so quickly. I was sucked into the story from the very first page. Melody just spoke to me on some level, she is so sweet and caring and down to earth. She isn’t into herself as so many musicians seem to be. 

I loved all the little twists and turns this book took and all the little disasters that cropped up. It had me turning the page just to find out if there would ever be a happy ever after. I think this was an absolutely wonderful and heart-warming story.

I give this book 5 stars and I HIGHLY recommend this book to anyone who likes a little musical romance in their life. By the way, my two daughters actually played in New York and it was nice to be able to relate to some of the story, especially since I haven’t touched an instrument in about 6 years. Now I’m actually missing it and thinking of getting a new keyboard at least so I can play again.

Thank you Aubrie Dionne for this wonderful tale and for re-awakening my love of playing the music not just listening to it!

Details/Disclaimer: Review copy was provided to me in exchange for a fair and honest review. The free book held no determination on my personal review


About the Author-
Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

Now for the professional bio: Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

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1 comment:

  1. Thank you for this fabulous review! I'm glad you enjoyed it!