Book Review: The Duet by R.S. Grey

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Book Review: The Duet by R.S. Grey Title: The Duet
Author: R.S. Grey
Series: A Heart Novel #1
Publisher by: Independent
Published on: November 10, 2014
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
Format: eARC
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When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.

So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies... those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.

Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…

They’re expecting The Duet.

Take two musicians who are complete opposites and you have The Duet by R. S. Grey. Brooklyn is a pop star who is called in by her record label to write a duet with Jason. Their music is completely different. Brooklyn is pop while Jason Monroe is “more of a gritty, folk singer.” Both musicians are top performers with their record label. When told that they were going to be writing and performing a duet together, Jason’s response is an automatic NO. Brooklyn takes the high road and says that she would be happy to collaborate and that “some of us are professionals” . Now I will say that being a piano major in college and somewhat familiar with the music scene, composing and writing are not everyone’s forte and it is definitely not something that is easily done by two people who are used to doing their own thing. Which is something that these two find out for themselves.

This book is filled with anticipation. I liked that the anticipation was built throughout the book, I had no clue how the book was going to end and if things were going to be completed within one book. As I was getting closer, I kept thinking to myself that the author was going to not finish and make me wait for a second book. But alas, one story line was finished, however there will be a second and the second storyline that is introduced will be followed up in that book. I am excited about that because I loved all of the characters and I am looking forward to reading more about them. R. S. Grey definitely has my vote of approval and should have yours, so go read the book. You will enjoy it as much as I did!!!


EXCERPT

The M Lounge was the hippest and most discreet club in LA. If there was any hope of me locking down a one-night stand, M Lounge was the place to go.

“I can’t drink much tonight because I have that meeting with my record label in the morning,” I warned as we passed through the back entrance to the club and headed up a set of stairs that were used exclusively for the VIP level. Fun fact: one time I was going up those stairs when P. Diddy was coming down, and he totally touched my ass. Allegedly.

“Just to clarify: if you’re begging me for tequila shots at midnight, threatening to kill my first born if I don’t give them to you, I should still tell you no?” Cammie asked, just to ensure the boundaries were set. Better safe than sorry.

“That was one time and it was in Cabo,” I protested. “What else are you supposed to do in Cabo other than challenge a mariachi band to a tequila shot contest until the lead singer passes out beside a donkey?”

Cammie held up her hands and started listing off items. “I dunno— enjoy the beach, check out the museums and the culture—”

“That was a rhetorical question,” I interrupted as we made it to the top of the stairs.

As if by magic, the black curtain in front of us swept to the side, opening up an entire room of drunken debauchery before us. In one corner, a celebrity who shall remain nameless (we’ll call her Nennifer Janiston) was sucking face with a sexy man, and across the room two of the funniest women in comedy were doing body shots off of a waiter from the club.

“Welcome to the behind the scenes of Hollywood,” I whispered to Cammie.

 

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About R.S. Grey

I am a lover of books, chocolate, reality TV, black labs, and cold weather. Seriously, if I had it my way, I would be curled up on the couch with all of those things… everyday.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I’m a comedy geek and love all things “funny”. Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.