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Friday, May 12, 2017

Book Review: Solo by Lauren E. Rico

Solo (Symphony Hall #1) by Lauren E. Rico
Genre: New Adult (Contemporary Romance)
Date Published: May 8, 2017
Publisher: Entangled Publishing, LLC: Embrace

When graduate student Katherine Brenner walked into my class, I couldn’t stand her -- all perfect skin and big, blue eyes -- just like the woman who broke my heart. 

If it wasn’t for that blizzard, if her car hadn’t broken down outside my house, if she hadn’t looked amazing by the firelight, I never would have kissed her. No matter how hard I try, every excuse I make not to see her comes up flat. 

I can’t stop thinking of her lips. Or the way her curves fit perfectly in my hands. There’s a million reasons why this won’t work. I’m her professor. It’s against university policy. 

And if this gets out, I could lose everything.

Solo is the first book in the Symphony Hall series by Lauren E. Rico. I enjoyed these characters from the start. Even if Drew was a complete jerk a lot of the time, I knew there was a reason, and there was something about him that "drew" me in. With that being said, he made me quite mad a time or two. Katherine was a very lovable character, and it was easy to empathize with her. There were some unexpected twists along the way too. Just like the Reverie series, there was a lot of drama, and though we're not dealing with a sociopath, there's still some sinister behaviors. This was a very hard book to put down. I love slow growing, intense romances and forbidden romances. This had it all! I stayed up into the wee hours of the morning trying to finish it. There was no sleeping otherwise.

Solo by Lauren E. Rico was kindly provided to me by the publisher/author through NetGalley for review. The opinions are my own.

Check out my reviews of another series by this author!

Lauren Rico was going to be principal French horn of the New York Philharmonic. That was HER plan, anyway. The New York Philharmonic had no idea of her intentions, and that's probably a good thing, since she wasn't an especially good French horn player!

Lauren was, however, an exceptionally good classical music radio host. Calling herself a “Classical Music Reanimator,” she has made a career of bringing back long-dead composers from The Great Beyond and plopping them down smack in the middle of the 21st century. In other words, she does her best to demystify classical music for her audiences by taking it off a dusty old pedestal and putting it into a modern context.

It's only been over the last couple of years that Lauren has discovered a passion for writing, which she's managed to combine with her love and knowledge of the classical music world. That's when she had the realization that she had something special with this story of love and obsession and music.

These days, you can hear Lauren Rico on SiriusXM's Symphony Hall Channel 76, on WSHU-FM in the New York metro region, WSMR in Tampa/Sarasota, FL, WDAV in Charlotte, NC and KMFA in Austin, TX.

To learn more about Lauren E. Rico and her books, visit her website.You can also find her on GoodreadsFacebookPinterest, and Twitter.

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