I received an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
The Duet was a fun and sexy read. It definitely had a different twist on the new adult genre that is well needed and perfectly executed.
“We were over from the start… You never said you’d give your heart…”
Successful pop singer Brooklyn Heart is at the top of her game in the music industry. She is suddenly blindsided when she learns that she is to perform at the Grammy’s in collaboration with soulful singer Jason Monroe. While Brooklyn is not too keen on sharing the stage, she is open to it. Jason is the exact opposite. He wants nothing to do with this pop princess, but he understands is what the label wants. During the writing process they come up with an unconventional way to find inspiration for words to their song. And this is just the beginning...
Jason is cold and uninviting towards Brooklyn. The harder she tries for them to get along, the more he pushes back. Brooklyn sees through this demeanor. Through his wall, she catches his stares and the smirks he sends her way. She knows there’s more to Jason then he is letting on. Eventually, Jason and Brooklyn fall into a snarky, sarcastic banter. It comes easy and natural to them. Until their hearts join in and things change. While Brooklyn is aware of her feelings, Jason does everything he can to ignore his.
I found The Duet to be such a different and refreshing read. I was captivated from the very first page until the very end. This story had everything including, romance, comedy, and even emotions that I did not expect. There were times where I giggled while reading, and other times, I was full on laughing out loud. The author truly has a knack for mixing comedy with a fun and sexy read. She is original in her delivery while maintaining a flawlessly written story full of wit and humor. I highly recommend The Duet to those looking for a new adult story that does not follow the same formula, it goes a step above.
The M Lounge was the hippest and most discreet club in LA. If there was any hope of me locking down a one-night stand, M Lounge was the place to go.
“I can’t drink much tonight because I have that meeting with my record label in the morning,” I warned as we passed through the back entrance to the club and headed up a set of stairs that were used exclusively for the VIP level. Fun fact: one time I was going up those stairs when P. Diddy was coming down, and he totally touched my ass. Allegedly.
“Just to clarify: if you’re begging me for tequila shots at midnight, threatening to kill my first born if I don’t give them to you, I should still tell you no?” Cammie asked, just to ensure the boundaries were set. Better safe than sorry.
“That was one time and it was in Cabo,” I protested. “What else are you supposed to do in Cabo other than challenge a mariachi band to a tequila shot contest until the lead singer passes out beside a donkey?”
Cammie held up her hands and started listing off items. “I dunno— enjoy the beach, check out the museums and the culture—”
“That was a rhetorical question,” I interrupted as we made it to the top of the stairs.
As if by magic, the black curtain in front of us swept to the side, opening up an entire room of drunken debauchery before us. In one corner, a celebrity who shall remain nameless (we’ll call her Nennifer Janiston) was sucking face with a sexy man, and across the room two of the funniest women in comedy were doing body shots off of a waiter from the club.
“Welcome to the behind the scenes of Hollywood,” I whispered to Cammie.
I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things... everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.
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