Friday, April 19, 2013

The Prelude 18+

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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.


****This book was part of a blog tour I received a copy for my honest review****
 Erin was hired to do the costumes for Alek new production, it's her first big job and while she is excited she is also nervous. She left her home in the states after a tragic accident and has avoided any real relationships. Alek is the talented, hot playboy with a dark past of his own, the two of them start a passionate affair that goes farther than either one of them thought it would. This book was good, it had me hooked from the first chapter and I couldn't put it down till I finished the whole thing. Erin was a slightly frustrating character for me, I wanted her to be more confident in herself, I did like the changes she made throughout the book. Alek made me want to give him a hug, he seemed so broken and he hid it behind a sophisticated mask. Aleks mother was a a huge bitch, I don't think she was doing what was best for her kids, she was just a selfish hag. The story was filled with twist and turns that I kinda saw coming, betrayals, lust and violence all mixed together to form a sweet love story. The love scene were sometimes sweet and other times they were intense and darkly erotic. The Prelude had me running the gauntlet of emotions from frustration, to hope, anger, back to hope, sadness, shock and finally happiness. This isn't a lighthearted read, it's filled with deep emotions and engaging characters that have you either loving them or hating them. This is the first book I have read from this author and it didn't disappoint I am definitely going to be checking out the rest of her book.

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  1. I have this one to read,I think you may have just pushed it up the list for me.

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and write this review for the Prelude. I'm glad you enjoyed it.

    All the best,
    KaSonndra Leigh

  3. Despite the fact that I don't like "weak" women, I'm interested in reading this book as the review sounds good!