Reviewed by Ellen H. for Readers' Favorite
Isabeau Montgomery is the proprietor of a bar. One night she was playing the piano after hours when in walked Noah Clark. Noah was the lead singer of a band called Black Phoenix, trying to make a comeback. Isabeau was a child star pianist but stopped playing after she was in an accident where her mother lost her life. Her father battled for her custody with her stepfather; he won, but the only reason he wanted her was to make money off her talent. So, Isa decided it was better not to love music. Noah and his band rented space for a studio down the road from Isa's bar. He could not believe how talented she was and went about trying to get her back into playing. But, at what cost would it come? Isa is afraid it will destroy her instead of giving her back her life.
There was instant chemistry from the beginning between Isa and Noah. Each comes to the relationship with baggage, and each wants to help the other get over theirs. The story was very easy to follow from beginning to end with just the right mix of description and dialogue. I enjoyed some of the minor characters like Dominic. Ms. Grimm weaves a captivating story and keeps you wanting to keep reading to see where her characters lead her. I loved the cover of the book and think it fits very well. This is a book very worth picking up and reading.