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**This novel contains intense sexual situations and mature language. It is intended for an audience at 18+ years of age.**
“The Prelude is the part of a song that pulls you in, hypnotizing you with beauty.”
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.
What I Thought. . .
The Prelude is a wonderful story of love, forgiveness, and learning to trust yourself and others around you. I was instantly sucked into this story as soon as I began to read the first chapter. You first meet Erin Angelo, a beautiful young girl who is facing a tragedy that has struck her family. As the reader, you can feel Erin shutting down and closing herself off to love and to the rest of the world. As years go by, you meet a more mature and successful Erin who is now living in Milan and still closed off and battling her inner demons. Next, meet Alek Dostov, a young and extremely successfulRussian maestro living in Milan. Did I mention that he is extremely sexy?
I just love the chemistry between Erin and Alek and their heated moments of passion and anger. I loved the pace of the story and the mystery throughout the book. I kept trying to figure out what was holding both of them back, but wasn’t expecting what it really was. I thought this was a great start to a new series and I am extremely anxious to read what happens next for Alek and Erin.
5 out of 5 stars!