Monday, April 24, 2017

Review: Solo by Lauren E. Rico

Hello readers,

I am a day late, or as I call it by now fashionable late thanks to having so much to read.
Anyways today I am having a review to you that is dear to my heart.
I have previously worked with Lauren E. Rico and was lucky to get to know her as a wonderful friend.
I can't thank her enough for the many opportunities she has given me and for the trust when it came to Solo that I saw taking an amazing journey from first draft to the final book which I will review today.

Compared to Lauren's previous three books this one is straight Romance no sociopaths and heavy violence included but it plays again in the world of classical music.

Lauren introduces the two protagonists Katherine "Kate" Brenner and Dr. Drew Markham by letting the story be told by their perspectives.
Kate is a conducting student while Drew is her professor, good looking but not one of the nice ones, well at least at first.
Kate is popular as her father is a politician, but she is not popular in the "students and teachers like me way" which is mostly thanks to her fathers political actions and his wish to defund the Arts.
She broke with him years ago managing her life on her own, working hard while suffering the cruel comments of her students and her teachers. On top of all of that creepy journalists are trying to pick up dirt on her and especially on her dad.
When a snowstorm comes and Kate needs to deliver her assignement to Dr. Markham. While doing so she gets stuck in front of his door. Which takes a surprising turn in hers and Drews relationship.
But what is in Drews past that makes him hate Kate? Does he really hate her? What obstacles will they face? And will Kate forgive her father?

Lauren tells the stories of two people struggling in their life's and how those too can help each other and find each other. She shows the ups and downs without sugar coating them as they usually would have been in most New Adult books.
And although I struggled a bit with certain parts of Drews  character developement, especially his not so smart and professional moments, the story really dragged me into it and I was secretly on the "give me the romance stuff" site.
No need to say that Lauren's descriptions of music are making me feel and hear it which is exceptional.

This is a romantic, fast paced read that actually tells a story beside the romance but since I struggled a bit with Drew at certain points I give it a 4.25 stars out of five.

Thanks again to Lauren and Entangled Publishing for providing me with a copy of this book.

If you want to find out more about Lauren's other books please search for those on the blog.

Thanks everyone for reading and let me know what you think in the comments below.

I hope you enjoyed this review and found it to be helpful.
See you again next week for another bookish post.
Take care,
📚 Nadja

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