Friday, December 26, 2014

BLUE NOTES SERIES REVIEW PART 2:

HELLO FRIENDS: THANKS FOR COMING BACK FOR PART TWO OF OUR BLUE NOTES SERIES REVIEW: THIS PART INCLUDES BOOKS 4.5 - 6. JOIN US FOR A LOOK! MIKE AND I ARE SO GLAD YOU COULD COME BACK FOR PART 2!!



BOY ISN'T THIS QUOTE TRUE! NOW FOR THE REVIEWS:

BOOK 4.5 SYMPHONY IN BLUE:


                                        Symphony In Blue (Blue Notes Series #4.5)
                                                                 reviewed by: Becky


Are you a fan of the Blue Notes series? Would you like to know where the couples from the first four books are now? This is your chance to catch up! Aiden and Sam are finally getting married. But when Cary and Antonio’s baby daughter makes her appearance a bit earlier than planned, the big reception is put on hold. David Somers normally conducts orchestras, but this time he devotes his energy to “conducting” his friends so that everyone can join him at his Milan villa for a reunion at an intimate Thanksgiving dinner.

Sam and Aiden, Jules and Jason, David and Alex, and Cary and Antonio are soon assembled, and each couple shares something they are thankful for. Played out in four movements, this symphony is a celebration of friendship and love, orchestrated by David.



Though these books are stand alone's, and can be read in any order, this one is meant to be read after book 4, to catch you up with the couples we have met so far! What a clever thing to do! We have loved these couples so much, and to do kind of a 'Where are they now' type of book is lovely! A glorious look at the lasting bonds of the family of friends these men have become! This is a delightful read complete with a new addition with an untimely entrance, and a time of friendship and fellowship in Italy. Such beautiful literary music makes up the Symphony In Blue! Thanks Shira, for letting us catch up with our guys!! *5 Stars* 


                                                 the 5 instrument rating! 

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NOW FOR BOOK 5: ENCORE: 


                      Encore (Blue Notes Series #5) by Shira Anthony
                                                               reviewed by: Becky


Cool kid violinist Roger Nelson doesn’t give a damn about anything. Wannabe conductor John Fuchs is awkward, effeminate, and just figuring out he’s gay. Despite their differences, they become friends—then lovers—and after college, they try to make it work. But it’s the 1970s, and Roger can’t bring himself to admit he’s gay. Worse, after his brother is killed in Vietnam, Roger tries to live up to his memory and be the perfect son. Then after suffering one tragedy too many, he makes the biggest mistake of his life: Roger pushes John away.

Through the years, they dance around the truth and in and out of each other’s lives, never quite able to let go. Twenty years later, Roger still carries the pain of losing his dream of a brilliant career with him, while John is a superstar conductor with a wild reputation. John’s off-stage antics get him plenty of attention, good and bad, though deep down, he wants only Roger. Finally determined to hold on to what really matters, Roger asks John for another chance, and when John panics and runs, Roger has to convince him to listen to his heart.



This is book 5 in the Blue Notes series, and perhaps the most heart breaking! Roger and John will make you yearn for them to be together, the love they share is priceless, and it is about time that these two men realize it! Fear of rejection and pain has no place in true love. Thank you Shira, for showing us that sometime a beautiful love can be born out of years of pain. * 5 Stars*


                                                                  5 music stand rating!!

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AND NOW FOR THE FINAL BOOK IN THE SERIES SO FAR (HEY A GIRL CAN DREAM) DISSONANCE: 


                                Dissonance (Blue Notes #6) by Shira Anthony
                                                              reviewed by: Becky


British noble Cameron Sherrington has hit rock bottom. The love of his life, opera sensation Aiden Lind, is marrying another man, and Cam knows it’s his fault for pushing Aiden away. As if that’s not enough, someone is trying to take away his family business, and the US authorities are pursuing him on charges of money laundering. Fearing for his safety and unable to return to London, Cam runs, but he’s too broke to find a place to stay, and his fugitive’s life doesn’t even remotely resemble a Hollywood thriller.

Desperate and betrayed by the people he thought cared about him, Cam takes refuge in the subway station where Galen Rusk plays his trumpet for tips. Though Cam hears the beauty in Galen’s music, it’s Galen’s firm hand on his shoulder that stops him from throwing everything away. Their unusual relationship takes a turn that surprises them both, and neither man is sure he wants the complication. Galen is fighting the ghosts of his past, and Cam has his own nightmares to face. When Cam’s troubles threaten to tear them apart, Cam figures he had it coming—that it’s all penance due for a life lived without honesty or love. But he never considered the possibility that he might not survive it.




We first met Cam in Aria, as the one who breaks Aiden's heart. I wanted to like Cam, I really did, I felt that there was a wonderful, broken man deep inside that beautiful, shallow veneer. I am so glad I was right, he just needed the right person to bring out the beautiful person within, doing that brought out all that he had been hiding from in his past also. The way these two men find love and work out their problems is a lovely, heartbreaking story indeed! Thank you Shira for making Cam what I always knew he was inside! *5 Stars*

                                                            5 trumpets for sure!!!

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THANKS SO MUCH FOR JOINING US FOR A LOOK AT THIS WONDERFUL SERIES IN TWO PARTS! I HOPE YOU GET THIS SERIES, YOU WILL ENJOY IT AS MUCH AS I HAVE I KNOW! 



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