Title: In Harmony
Author: Helena Newbury
Series: Fenbrook Academy (#2)
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Foster and Black New Adult
Release Date: Sept 21 2013 (Expected)
Everyone expects her to succeed….
Karen plays the cello like an angel, and it’s the only thing that makes her truly feel alive. But her father’s dream—for her to join a prestigious orchestra—leaves no time in her life for anything but music…not even love. She feels trapped on her path, but doesn’t know how to rebel.
Everyone expects him to fail….
Connor plays rock guitar like the devil himself, and his ability has got him all the way from a dead-end life in Belfast to a scholarship at Fenbrook Academy. But beneath his arrogance and charm, he doesn’t believe he has what it takes. He’s spent his time in New York drinking and partying, and the only future he sees is a return to Ireland as soon as he flunks out.
But what no one expects….
When her duet partner is injured, Karen is forced to team up with Connor. Neither likes the idea, but what begins as anger and distrust slowly spirals into love…and lust. If they can face up to their feelings and act upon them, they might just have a chance together. Will Connor allow Karen to stop his fall? And can Karen trust him enough to let him show her a life she never thought possible?
These books are good for those rainy, stormy days, curled up with a mug of hot chocolate. This book can be read as a series or each book can be read as a stand alone since some of the characters are different. Such as Karen and Connor's story evolving in the second book and the others from Dance For Me, the first book. It's comforting and familiar that the characters from Dance For Me come back, like old friends paying a visit.
I like the way the author develops the characters and how they all meld together. It keeps you wondering what is going to happen next. This is a romance that takes its time and you can savor it and unwind.
I’m a New Adult Romance author based in London and love to write about tangled love and characters who dare to dream. I believe in strong coffee, fast cars and the ability of him or her to make us forget absolutely everything else.