Prelude (Blue Notes, #4)

About the Author: Shira Anthony

Shira Anthony is a complete sucker for a happily ever after, and rarely reads or writes a story without one Never a fan of instalove, Shira likes to write stories about real men with real issues making real relationships work In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as Tosca, Pagliacci, and La Traviata, among others Her Blue Notes Ser Shira Anthony is a complete sucker for a happily ever after, and rarely reads or writes a story without one Never a fan of instalove, Shira likes to write stories about real men with real issues making real relationships work In her last incarnation, Shira was a professional opera singer, performing roles in such operas as Tosca, Pagliacci, and La Traviata, among others Her Blue Notes Series is loosely based upon her own experiences as a professional musician.Shira is married with two children and two insane dogs and when she s not writing, she is usually in a courtroom trying to make the world safer for children When she s not working, she can be found aboard a 36 catamaran at the Carolina coast with her favorite sexy captain at the wheel She s given up TV for evenings spent with her laptop, and she never goes anywhere without a pile of unread M M romance on her Kindle.Interested in hearing Shira sing Here s a link to a live performance of Shira singing an aria from Puccini s Tosca can subscribe to Shira s monthly newsletter for updates, free fiction, and subscriber only contests here


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  • ebook
  • 250 pages
  • Prelude (Blue Notes, #4)
  • Shira Anthony
  • English
  • 27 July 2019
  • 162380597X

Prelude (Blue Notes, #4) World Renowned Conductor David Somers Never Wanted The Investment Firm He Inherited From His Domineering Grandfather He Only Wanted To Be A Composer But No Matter How He Struggles, David Can T Translate The Music In His Head Into Notes On Paper When A Guest Violinist At The Chicago Symphony Falls Ill, David Meets Alex Bishop, A Last Minute Substitute Alex S Fame And Outrageous Tattoos Fail To Move David Then Alex Puts Bow To String, And David Hears The Brilliance Of Alex S Soul.David Has Sworn Off Relationships, Believing He Will Eventually Drive Away Those He Loves, Or That He Ll Lose Them As He Lost His Wife And Parents But Alex Is Outgoing, Relaxed, And Congenial Everything David Is Not And Soon Makes Dents In The Armor Around David S Heart David Begins To Dream Of Alex, Wonderful Dreams Full Of Music Becoming A Composer Suddenly Feels Attainable David S Fragile Ego, Worn Away By Years Of His Grandfather S Disdain, Makes Losing Control Difficult When David S Structured World Comes Crashing Down, His Fledgling Relationship With Alex Is The First Casualty Still, David Hears Alex S Music, Haunting And Beautiful David Wants To Love Alex, But First He Must Find The Strength To Acknowledge Himself.

10 thoughts on “Prelude (Blue Notes, #4)

  1. Baba says:

    4 stars Review completed May 21, 2013David lost his parents when he was a little boy and he can hardly remember them any, yet he misses a warm hug from his mother or his father s encouraging smile because he had a tough time growing up under his grandfather s harsh and imperious wing Neither did the old man hug him nor did he tell him that he loved David As a matter of fact, David s grandfather never offered any parental emotions or feelings What he did have, however, were high expect 4 stars Review completed May 21, 2013David lost his parents when he was a little boy and he can hardly remember them any, yet he misses a warm hug from his mother or his father s encouraging smile because he had a tough time growing up under his grandfather s harsh and imperious wing Neither did the old man hug him nor did he tell him that he loved David As a matter of fact, David s grandfather never offered any parental emotions or feelings What he did have, however, were high expectations to no end and his sole focus was success In his family failure was not an option He didn t ask David what he wanted or what he dreamed of Hence, the boy grew up in a very unloving environment and it s no surprise that such an upbringing left marks and fissures on his soul In consequence, he never learned how to love or how to express his feelings He felt lonely and inadequate and he had no faith in his skills as a composerI don t know Joi...

  2. SheReadsALot says:

    A Hearts On Fire Review FOUR A HALF STARS Prelude , book 4 of the Blue Notes series by Shira Anthony and Venona Keyes features musician orphan main characters, violinist Alex Bishop and conductor David Somers They were introduced in book 1 as a couple and we finally get their story in this book Thankfully this series does not need to be read in order, each book can be read as standalones I only read book 1 of the Blue Notes series But I can say Prelude skates perfect figure eigh A Hearts On Fire Review FOUR A HALF STARS Prelude , book 4 of the Blue Notes series by Shira Anthony and Venona Keyes features musician orphan main characters, violinist Alex Bishop and conductor David Somers They were introduced in book 1 as a couple and we finally get their story i...

  3. ¸. • * ° *❧Gwendolyn❧°**★•°**★ says:

    OMG, ALEX..So HUMBLE And so GIFTED And so deserving of LOVE And, David was so very perfect for him This is without a doubt one of my most favorite couple in this series.ALEX.I heart him He stole the show, in this one for sure I love Alex and David together, they simple were meant to be The writing style was AWESOME The smexy scene was soooooo sweet, and super HAWT I don t...

  4. Shira Anthony says:

    Book 4 in the Blue Notes Series is bit of a prequel to the other books, although it s meant to be read as a standalone novel For those of you who d like to read the series in chronological order, it goes like this 1 Prelude2 Blue Notes3 Aria4 The Melody Thief Prelude is the story of conductor composer David Somers, who appears in all of the first three Blue Notes books In those stories, David is friend and mentor to the young musicians who appear as main characters Cary Redding and Aide Book 4 in the Blue Notes Series is bit of a prequel to the other books, although it s meant to be read as a standalone novel For those of you who d like to read the series in chronological order, it goes like this 1 Prelude2 Blue Notes3 Aria4 The Melody Thief Prelude is the story of conductor composer David Somers, who appears in all of the first three Blue Notes books In those stories, David is friend and mentor to the young musicians who appear as main characters...

  5. Vio says:

    4.25 stars

  6. Deeze says:

    Prelude was a wonderfully refreshing romantic read.I loved Alex from the start David took a little time for me to warm up too, but once I got to know him and understand him a little, he captured my heart and didn t let go That s not to say I didn t want to shake him a few times, boy he was an idiot at times lol.I was a little worried I would be lost in such a professional musical theme, but I worried needlessly If anything I found myself wishing I could go to a performance just to experience Prelude was a wonderfully refreshing romantic read.I loved Alex from the start David took a little time for me to warm up too, but once I got to know him and understand him a little, he captured my heart and didn t let go That s not to say I didn t want to shake him a few times, boy he was an idiot at times lol.I was a little worried I would be lost in such a professional musical theme, but I worried needlessly If anything I found myself wishing I could go to a performance just to experience what I was reading about lol.While there is a touch of angst in this story, mainly in Davids way of seeing things, overall this is a gentle slow read The first half is spent getting to know David and Alex as separate individuals before we see them come together as a couple and watch their relationship proceed In that sense this is the perfect read for when y...

  7. DaisyGirl says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here 2.5 StarsLet me start by saying that Shira Anthony is on my very short auto buy list I love her And, Blue Notes is one of my favorite series Having said that, Prelude was my least favorite book in this series to date Why David David and Alex appeared in all the previous books, to my recollection They were peripheral characte...

  8. Dianne says:

    Originally reviewed for The authors have outdone themselves with this latest installment in the wonderful Blue Notes series David, Alex, their music, their passion, their struggles,their perseverance all portrayed wonderfully in this story.I love music I love Chicago I love vulnerable men I love artistically talented men I love kind, patient, understanding men I love men in love I love good friends Wrap all of these together in a thoroug Originally reviewed for The authors have outdone themselves with this latest installment in the wonderful Blue Notes series David, Alex, their music, their passion, their struggles,their perseverance all portrayed wonderfully in this story.I love music I love Chicago I love vulnerable men I love artistically talented men I love kind, patient, understanding men I love men in love I love good friends Wrap all of these together in a thoroughly engaging and beautifully told story. and you have Prelude David comes from a wealthy family His parents died when he was four years old, unfortunately leaving him with a hard nosed grandfather who expected him to carry on the family business and not pursue his love of music David stood up to his grandfather and pursued his dream, becoming a very talented musician and maestro indeed going on to become maestro for the Chicago Symphony Despi...

  9. Lena Grey says:

    When David Somers first lays eyes on Alex Bishop, he reacts in his typical snobbish, distant way but when Alex lifts his violin and plays, David is immediately entranced Even before he knows Alex, he senses that his legendary control is in jeopardy On the surface, they are as different as night and day, but inside, they have a potential to make very beautiful music together, but only if they can create an effective counterpoint from the various melodies available.David Somers is a talented, a When David Somers first lays eyes on Alex Bishop, he reacts in his typical snobbish, distant way but when Alex lifts his violin and plays, David is immediately entranced Even before he knows Alex, he senses that his legendary control is in jeopardy On the surface, they are as different as night and day, but inside, they have a potential to make very beautiful music together, but only if they can create an effective counterpoint from the various melodies available.David Somers is a talented, accomplished, and complicated man He s trained himself to be the epitome of self control This is an asset professionally, but a huge detriment for his personal life He s so afraid of losing control that he neglects his family and friends He s had a life of...

  10. Nic says:

    This is the 4th book in the Blue Notes series but the series can be read in any order However there is an author note stating that this would be book 1 if you want to read the story in chronological order.This is the story of David who is a conductor and Alex a violinist.David has had immense success in his career as a conductor and leads the Chicago Symphony Orchestra However, he is not happy and satisfied with his life He has been brought up with wealth and privilege but suffered loss which This is the 4th book in the Blue Notes series but the series can be read in any order However there is an author note stating that this would be boo...