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Reviewed by Gisela Dixon for Readers' Favorite
Sweet Solace (Seattle Sound Series Book 1) by Alexa Padgett is a contemporary romance novel with plenty of twists and turns. Sweet Solace is about Asher and Dahlia who met when they were teenagers and were mutually attracted to each other. However, Dahlia was in a relationship at the time and Asher was on the threshold of a career as a rock star and these factors, among others, led to them going their separate ways. Their paths cross again many years later. At that point, Dahlia is a widow and Asher, although still married, is in the process of getting a divorce. Both have come a long way through marriages, children, relationships, careers, etc. However, when they meet, the sparks are still there and the attraction is instantaneous. Can they reignite their love and relationship successfully or are they doomed to fail again? This is what forms the plot of the novel.
Sweet Solace (Seattle Sound Series Book 1) by Alexa Padgett is an engaging romance story with elements of plenty of sizzle against the backdrop of plenty of plot twists and turns. I liked how the characters of the main protagonists are portrayed. I thought Dahlia came across as more realistic and grounded whereas Asher almost seems too perfect at times, but still with real world charm and good looks. There are also multiple background stories woven into the narrative, which left me guessing at times as to what was going to happen next. Overall, though, the tone and writing style are engaging and I am sure romance genre fans will enjoy this book.