Monday, March 25, 2013

Book Review and Teaser: PLAYING THE MAESTRO by Aubrie Dionne

Title: Playing the Maestro
Author: Aubrie Dionne
Publisher: Entangled Bliss (February 11, 2013)
Format: Ebook Novella
Source: Publisher
Genre: Contemporary Romance 

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? 

Teaser: Wolf packed his electronic piano into the trunk of his Buick, planning to trade in his hunk of old rental junk for a lease on a hot new sports car. Or at least something more fitting for his age. Melody drove a Fiat for Christ's sake, and he couldn't pick her up in an old grannymobile. - 32% of PDF ARC

Review: Aubrie Dionne’s Playing the Maestro swept me away into the passionate world of classical music and romance.

Playing the Maestro is beautifully written. Dionne has such a musicality with her words that is breathtaking to read. Flutist Melody Mire is such a strong and passionate protagonist. I love her tender moments and the back-and-forth she has with Wolf. Maestro Wolf Braun is such a fantastic match for Melody. He’s a definite heartthrob, who is fiery and caring. I couldn’t help but root for them.

Melody and Wolf have such great chemistry and a delicious tension amped up by the obstacles thrown at them to keep them apart. I wanted to throttle both the villainous violinist and Wolf’s ex-girlfriend, much as Wolf and Melody would likely wish to do. This book kept me guessing as it drew me into the world of music set in the beauty of New England.

Playing the Maestro by Aubrie Dionne touched a chord within this reader, and I highly recommend it for readers looking for a sweet and musical romance.

Five Bookworms = I loved it!