Monday, March 18, 2013

Blog Tour: Playing the Maestro by Aubrie Dionne

Contemporary Romance
Date Published: 2/11/13

She’ll have to play her boss to come out on a high note…

Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.

Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a chance at love?

My Review:
This is such a unique story in the fact that it deals with a group of people you don't see much in Contemporary Romance. Even never have been in the world of this type of music, I have always thought there was a sort of arrogance to conductors. Well apparently this is true for the main character and the guys (bosses) she has dated in the past. So of course, she is determined to not let that happen again, but like with most times that we say "never" something/someone comes along to throw a wrench in our plans.

I loved the writing in this story and how easy it was to understand the musical aspects because of Aubrie Dionne's obvious intellect on t he subject herself. I felt the Romance was a bit rushed, but it was believable  I would have liked to have seen it drawn out a bit more. 

A really unique addition to the Contemporary Romance Genre! 

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation--favorite character was Data by far--and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "a concert flutist" when she grew

up. She majored in flute performance at the University of New Hampshire on a full scholarship,
then secured two teaching jobs at a University and a local community music school. While playing in
orchestras and teaching, stories popped into her head, and she used them to make the music come alive
for her flute students. Her students said they were so good, she had to write them down! Maybe they
were right, who knows? Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

She is represented by Dawn Dowdle and writes sweet and adventurous fantasy, science fiction, and

contemporary romance.

1 comment:

Aubrie said...

Thank you for this review!

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