Monday, March 31

***BLOG TOUR, REVIEW & GIVEAWAY*** of Blue Notes by Carrie Lofty

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Title: Blue Notes
Author: Carrie Lofty
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: April 7th, 2014
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Blue Notes




Synopsis 


For fans of Jamie McGuire and S.C. Stephens, a sizzling new adult novel featuring the tumultuous relationship between a young piano prodigy and a reluctant billionaire playboy—set against the vibrant backdrop of a New Orleans college campus.

After being bounced from foster family to foster family, Keeley, a talented pianist, is ready to start over as a junior at Tulane. But when she plays a small concert that attracts the attention of Jude, a brooding playboy and heir to an enormous fortune in the wake of his parents’ tragic death, suddenly Keeley’s life is thrown off balance once again.

Jude is the first person to confront her about the pain behind her music, and she struggles with whether or not to let him into her life, or to keep protecting herself from the hurt that relationships have caused her in the past. But Keeley’s about to learn that the melancholy young billionaire who appears to have everything he wants can open her eyes to exactly what she needs.


My Review



Keeley Chambers is a talented pianist at Tulane University in New Orleans, LA. If you were to look at her you would think she has all together. Smart, beautiful, confident and a gifted young lady she is. 
When really under her facade she is fearful, disconnected and struggles from her past. Keeley has always used music,specifically her piano to release her feelings. She pours everything in her music.  
 Keeley is chosen to mentor a freshman Adelaide Deschamps. She is completely opposite of her. 
Confident, loves attention, and has a unique fashion statement. Adelaide is your spunky, feisty take it or leave it kind of girl. The only thing these two have in common are they are brilliant pianist.
Adelaide invites Keeley to watch her perform one night at a local place in town. Not only was Keeley blown away by Adelaide and her performance but she was blown away by a handsome, strong willed man who gets her attention!


Jude Villars is a young, southern, sexy, playboy billionaire whose is heir to his late parents company and fortune.

 He lost his parents in a tragic accident and had dropped out of college to become a CEO and take care of the rest if his family. He is confident, a bit arrogant and goes after what he wants. 

And he wants Keeley!


"Here's the thing, sugar."
"You're intriguing. I've been with intriguing women before, but they knew exactly what they were doing when they got into my car or came home with me. And that's fine. We played accordingly."

"I get the feeling things are different with you."



Keeley is speechless to how forward Jude is with his feelings and what he wants from Keeley. However, she can fight the feeling Jude makes her feel and she wants him just as bad! But for how long will it last?

She doesn't want her past to ruin him so she decides to not let him know the real her and will live in the moment of just being with him! As they are getting to know each other Jude pushes Keeley in her music and shows her how she can do anything and be strong. He helps her conquer playing for crowds. 

He even opened her heart up. Jude shares with her about his parents and what it was like losing them and what he had to do afterwards. He has never talked or shared that with anyone. Keeley knew she was falling in love with Jude. He was everything she needed!



When things are going their best of course Keeley's life is thrown off balance and her past is back to haunt her. Jude is blindsided, hurt and pissed! He thought he knew Keeley Chambers, the girl who has changed the way he sees life and is falling in love with, when the truth is he doesn't even know her at all.



"You know.." He punches his hands into his pants pockets with a curse.
"I thought you were somebody different."

'I told you who-"

"I heard what you've said, but I also know who I fell in love with."

He gives me a harsh look, up and down. '"Whats that called in music when it sounds all wrong?"

"Dissonance."

"That's the word for it."



Keeley knew this day would come, but she wasn't prepared to deal with her past and a break her heart and Jude's. She knows now she needs to face her past once for all and close that chapter of her life forever! 

She doesn't want Jude involved during this because he's a well known CEO and doesn't want it sabotage it by her connection with him. So she ends it with Jude and leaves to set things straight with her past and just hopes that Jude will understand that she needs to do this.



After she returns back and she is free of her past and stronger than ever, she tries to contact Jude. 

But he never responds. Keeley knew she was risking losing him forever but she thought if he really loved her he would understand and take her back. Keeley turns to her music and pours all her energy into her fall recital that will determine her future career. She played a performance that told her whole life! 

Pain, Fear, Love, Heart break, and forgiveness. She blew everybody away with it! 

She prayed Jude would be there to see her,hear her the real her!




"I was too lost to hear you"



You play your music really loud" he says we a kiss beneath my jaw.

"It's making you to deaf. But you hear me now? 
Do you hear how much I need you in my life?"

"I hear you. And I mean it right back. I love you Jude. So much."




I really enjoyed this story line. It was different but in a good way! It does have a little suspense to it too.

 I just loved Jude! Who wouldn't!? 

He even possessed a little alphaness that I LOVE so much!

I was glad to see the Keeley's character grow to be strong and stand up for what she wanted by the end. 
Her and Jude brought out the best in each other! They are amazing together!


★★☆ 3.5 Stars ☆★★


Reviewed by Ashley Lenderman


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About the Author



Since 2008, RITA-nominated and RT Reviewers' Choice-winning author Carrie Lofty has over twenty books to her name--or four names, to be precise. Her paranormal (as Lindsey Piper ) and historical romances from Pocket have been described as "nuanced and superbly realized" (The Chicago Tribune) and "sexy, brutal and somehow innocent" (All About Romance). Now Carrie is celebrating her first New Adult romance, Blue Notes , featuring a shy piano prodigy and a New Orleans playboy shouldering his family’s crumbling empire. 


With Lorelie Brown, the Katie Porter co-writing team has been honored with a Reviewers' Choice award for Best Erotic Ebook, and the first m/m nomination for RT's Book of the Year. Back-to-back releases of their La Femme Nakita-inspired " Boston Boys " series will begin in May from Samhain. 



During her junior year abroad, Carrie lured an unsuspecting Englishman to the Midwest, where she's kept him a happy ex-pat for sixteen years. With two pre-teen daughters and a master's degree specializing in the Old West, Carrie is a movie buff, a former ballroom and bellydancer, and a woman in desperate need of a maid service.



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18 comments:

  1. Glad you liked it this does sound different and really interesting! I love the sounds of the romance and characters!

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  2. I really enjoyed reading it! You will love Jude! And their romance was hot!;) ~ Ashley

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  3. Love the cover looks great love romance books this one looks great.

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  4. Love the musical references. Thanks for sharing.

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  5. I so want to read this book!

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  6. Thanks for the chance! Sounds good.

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  7. Looking forward to reading it! What an amazing giveaway....!

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  8. This sounds really interesting. Will definitely be keeping my eyes out for it :)

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  9. This book sounds good, I'm looking forward to reading it.

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  10. Sounds like a really good book. I love the cover.

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  11. Thanks so much for the giveaway!!

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  12. Oh my! Thanks so much for that review! I love the quotes you chose. And thank you to everyone for stopping by and taking the time to comment.

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