Beautiful story. I just keep enjoying this series of Emily Robertson's more and more. Nate and Dani's story was really beautiful. Dani has had to be so strong bringing up her little girl as a solo mum. It was beautiful to watch her bring down her walls and let Nate in to her heart. A very moving and heartfelt read. I received a free copy of this book via Booksprout and am voluntarily leaving a review.
Nate Larson is a contradiction on to himself not only is he the lead singer for his band he also happens to be the most shy of all of the guys. Nate is hiding a lot of secrets one of which the gossip magazines love to guess on Nate’s sexual preferences. All of this and he really has eyes for his bandmate, Austin’s, sister Dani. Dani is hiding her own secrets even from her close family; like who is Reese’s father and where does she sneak off to once a month with Reese.
Wow, I loved this book! Take a band of friends reuniting in their hometown, add a bandmate's single-mom sister, throw in some twists like needing a place to stay and the heroine inviting the hero to stay with her, and you've got one heck of a great story. The only thing this story was missing was a bit more music! (When you name a book Prelude, I'm expecting more music.) I've got a soft spot for music, and I could've seen some very sensual options for additions to the already wonderful tale. Nate and Dani get off to a great start from page one when she tries to figure out what his very private sex life is like. Out for drinks made for a hilarious setup to get everything started, and gave Nate plenty of reasons to consider all the background information I could need to understand their complicated relationship. The characters are deep and well developed, both with secrets they would like to share with the other, but unsure how to go about doing so. (Without getting into too many spoilers, there's even an unsurprising big brother punching his friend for sleeping with his sister moment!) The secrets the characters do share over time build the plot into more than just a forbidden friend's sister/brother's friend romance, and I loved every moment of it. Her secrets unfold slowly at first, then there's no stopping the rollercoaster to the end. Sexy, sweet, sensual, and more than anything, adorably supportive. Feel good romance with enough twists to keep things constantly in flux. Adorable three-year-old daughter, too! Wonderful story, beautiful romance, five stars! Definitely read this book.