Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Prelude (A Musical Interlude #1)

The Prelude (A Musical Interlude, #1)

Rating : 1 star
Read: July 2014
Format Read : Kindle Edition 

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


**DNF at 51%**
When I first read the blurp and saw the cover, I was immediately interested in reading it but sadly the story didn't have any hold on me.

What was the problem?
Well, several actually...I didn't felt connected with any of the characters, to the point that many times they would just annoy me; they didn't felt real and although I admit they have sort of a good chemistry going on,it wasn't enough to hook me in the story.
And above else, I just felt everything was over the top...and yes,I read many over the top stories but I enjoyed and had fun with those, not so much in this one.

This book have a dual POV,something I usually LOVE, so I couldn't believe how much a turn off Alek POV was, and I can't exactly pinpoint exactly why.

I did gave this book a 2nd try, many times I may be not in the mood for a story like this and later on, love it. But it just didn't happened in this case.
It wasn't just the book for me.

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