Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Playing the Maestro Blog Tour: Review and Giveaway

Book Info- Title-Playing the Maestro
By Aubrie Dionne
Publication Date: February 11, 2013
Published By: Entangled Publishing: Bliss
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?

Source: Received the book for free to review for a blog tour

I really enjoyed this book. I'll admit, it's not what I'd usually go for when choosing a romance. I like mine with a bit of steam and this was lacking in that category. This is one of those sweet and tame stories when all I want is spicy and naughty. You really have to be in the mood for this type of book. Don't get me wrong, this didn't affect my enjoyment of the book at all.

It's always fascinating to learn about new things. In this case, it was the world of classical music. I'm not completely brain dead when it comes to instruments, but I'm almost there. I played trumpet back in middle school, but couldn't scrounge up the courage to play in front of others. Back to my review lol... It was interesting learning about all of these things that make up an orchestra. The determination of musicians and their dedication to their craft. Adding the music element into this contemporary romance made it unlike most contemporaries I have ever read. There was never a dull moment.

I liked the relationship between Melody and Wolf. They tried to fight the attraction as long as they could, thinking it would cause conflict in their work relationship. I found myself saying awwww way too many times during this book. It was definitely a cute read.

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again 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. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.

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