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 and it was a good start to a series that has the potential of being great if done right. I enjoyed Solo overall, the storyline kept me engaged and I love an enemies to lovers plot like no tomorrow, add in the teacher/student aspect and it is taken to a new level. Was it executed perfectly? Honestly no, but it was close enough for me to say that even though there were some minor things that I didn’t like, I did like this book a great deal.
Katherine and Drew will at times make you a bit crazy but it’s that tension, that fine line between love and hate that is what makes it so much more intense. Neither of them are perfect and I think that makes them more relatable, well to me at least. There are these moments that will have your emotions going crazy, but it just adds to the story.
Overall, Solo is a book that I enjoyed and I plan on reading more from this author and this series in the future. I think most will enjoy this book so I will say add it to your TBR lists and get to reading!
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 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.
You can hear Lauren Rico on SiriusXM's Symphony Hall Channel; on WSHU-FM in the New York metro; WSMR in Tampa/Sarasota, FL; WDAV in Charlotte, NC and KMFA in Austin, TX
More at www.LaurenRico.com