Saturday, 20 April 2013

The Prelude Blog Tour- Review



Title: The Prelude

Author: KaSonndra Leigh

Release date: February 14, 2013

Age Group: New Adult

Genre: Contemporary Romance

Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

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Book Description: After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms…or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless. 

Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.

Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

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About the Author

I live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.


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My Review...

Hmmmm How do I feel about this book. There were parts that I loved and parts I was frustrated with.

What did I love about it?
1) The Concept or the idea of the story
2) Alek & Erin's chemistry
3) Keeping me on my toes when I thought it was going to be predictable but there were definitely were elements of surprise and intrigue
4) Alek's mom was such a Bitch! I was so drawn into hating her which I feel is always a good thing about a character
5) Loved the supporting characters in the book



What I didn't love was

1) The over the top talent of Erin, Alek, Adriana and Nikolai. They were all protege's but it all seemed a bit too much.  I know Erin did have a crap life and has over came a lot by the ripe ol' age of 21 but the fact that she was perfect as a designer, dancer and singer felt a bit stretched which made it hard for me to fully fall into the story and her character.
2)Also maybe it's different in Milan but in Canada the Maestro has nothing to do with the costumes and major decisions like Alek did in the book so that was hard to be fully engaged in Alek's complete role of the production.

Otherwise the story was good and I did really like it and there were enough loose ends that I was left hooked to continue with the story to find out what happens without having a super duper cliff hanger.

3.5 Thumbs up!
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Lauren
 












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