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The Prelude (The Musical Interlude, #1) by KaSonndra Leigh

My Rating: 2.5 of 5 stars


While I loved the premise of this story, there were certain aspects that I just couldn’t fully connect with. I juggled a bit with the rating but ultimately decided to go with an indifferent 2.5—didnt love it, didn’t hate it—stars.


The story begins with a beautifully tragic prologue, which I found to be heartfelt and believable. Erin has suffered a tremendous loss that forever changes her view on love. She vows never to let ‘love’ anywhere near where it can hurt her again. Enter the sexy and dangerously seductive Aleksandr…


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Alek Dostovsky—I initially thought I was going to love you and your infamous playboy ways!–Until the perspectives switched and suddenly the infamous playboy seemed to have lost his ‘swag’. I typically love dual point of views but I don’t think it worked too well in this case. I didn’t particularly like being inside Alek’s head; his inner dialogue at times became corny and just did not live up to his rumored alpha-male tendencies. He made the typical turn-around after becoming smitten in a microwave minute, and I would have liked a steady decline rather than a flipped switch.


Erin’s reluctance to let down her guard was fairly understandable, and although many of her dignified moments were admirable, I never really felt connected to her, either. Her inner dialogue occasionally became irritating—namely, her repetitive use of phrases such as Reckless Me and Righteous Me, but I did LOVE how skilled she was in the art of telling people off. She definitely had some sass!


What I ultimately enjoyed the most was the emphasis placed on the ‘prelude’ concept, as well as the addition of music. I always love when authors include music and other art forms into their work. I also appreciated the slight element of suspense woven in. All-in-all, a decent read that entertained but did not astound.


*Copy kindly provided by author in exchange for an honest review*

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Book Stats:

▪ Genre/Category: Contemporary Romance
▪ Steam Caliber: High
▪ Romance: Quick connection. Complicated relationship.
▪ Characters: Damaged hero. Strong heroine.
▪ Plot: Fell short for me.
▪ Writing: Descrptive.
▪ POV: 1st Person: Dual Perspectives
▪ Cliffhanger: None
▪ Next Installment: Follow up

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