Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Blue Notes by Shira Anthony struck a chored with me.

Blue Notes (Blue Notes, #1)Title: Blue Notes
Author:  Shira Anthony
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 30 December 2011
This book was: An ARC from Netgalley

This is the summary off the back of the book.
Blame it on jet lag. Jason Greene thought he had everything: a dream job as a partner in a large Philadelphia law firm, a beautiful fiancĂ©e, and more money than he could ever hope to spend. Then he finds his future wife in bed with another man, and he’s forced to rethink his life and his choices. On a moment’s notice, he runs away to Paris, hoping to make peace with his life.

But Jason’s leave of absence becomes a true journey of the heart when he meets Jules, a struggling jazz violinist with his own cross to bear. In the City of Love, it doesn’t take them long to fall into bed, but as they’re both about to learn, they can’t run from the past. Sooner or later, they’ll have to face the music.

This is what I think of the book.
This was a bit of a surprise, it was insightful and thoughtful and made me smile most of the way through.
I found the constant references to their ages a little tiring because with in the story it is not a real issue but by using it as part of the narrative it made it stand out. The thing is this is a story about a man finding himself with the help of music and love not about age.

The story is emotional and it is really interesting to see Jaz get back to the man he was before he allowed people to dictate how his life should be and then hid behind the mask that created. Having it set in Paris was also nice as we got to see the country through they eyes of someone who loved the place. I think there is also a second story here with Jules's brother and I would like to read that so here's hoping!!

My Rating:PhotobucketPhotobucketPhotobucket I liked this.