Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Blue Notes Book Tour: Review + Giveaway!

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Welcome to my post for the Blue Notes book tour! I have a review coming up, as well as a giveaway for . But, before we get to all that, allow me to introduce the book:

Blue Notes
Release date: April 7, 2014
Publisher: Gallery Books
Genre: New Adult Contemporary Romance

For fans of Jamie McGuire and S.C. Stephens, a sizzling new adult novel featuring the tumultuous relationship between a young piano prodigy and a reluctant billionaire playboy—set against the vibrant backdrop of a New Orleans college campus.

After being bounced from foster family to foster family, Keeley, a talented pianist, is ready to start over as a junior at Tulane. But when she plays a small concert that attracts the attention of Jude, a brooding playboy and heir to an enormous fortune in the wake of his parents’ tragic death, suddenly Keeley’s life is thrown off balance once again.

Jude is the first person to confront her about the pain behind her music, and she struggles with whether or not to let him into her life, or to keep protecting herself from the hurt that relationships have caused her in the past. But Keeley’s about to learn that the melancholy young billionaire who appears to have everything he wants can open her eyes to exactly what she needs…

My Rating: 4 Roses

A deep, emotional, and absolutely lovely New Adult romance, Blue Notes was a wonderful read. I really liked this book. It was a sweet, romantic, and truly enjoyable read.

Keeley was a wonderful heroine. She went through a lot and, though it made her withdrawn, it also made her very resilient and strong. I loved how, in her own quiet way, she refused to take crap from anyone, even a super attractive billionaire. She was lovely and I really liked her.

Jude was also great. I'll be honest, he could be an ass at times. But, he could also be very sweet and, as the book went on, we learn more about his past and why he acted closed off. He was very determined and protective of those he loved. Overall, I really liked him.

The romance was lovely. Keeley and Jude were great together. I wasn't totally feeling it, though, because both Keeley and Jude were so hesitant. But, when they finally let go, they were sweet together. Not to mention the sizzling chemistry between the. I thought they were a wonderful couple.

The plot was well paced and, though I wasn't totally hooked, the was kept interested the entire way through. I really liked how the emotions in this book were portrayed, in a way that was deep and really came across as I was reading. I enjoyed the story and the ending was perfect.

Blue Notes was a wonderful New Adult romance. I really liked this lovely read, with all the emotions, secrets, and romance. Romance lovers, this is a book worth checking out.

*I received a complimentary copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Up for grabs is a $50 gift basket and a $25 gift card. Open INT. Ends April 13.
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About the Author:
Carrie Lofty
Since 2008, RITA-nominated and RT Reviewers’ Choice-winning author Carrie Lofty has over twenty books to her name–or four names, to be precise. Her paranormal (as Lindsey Piper ) and historical romances from Pocket have been described as “nuanced and superbly realized” (The Chicago Tribune) and “sexy, brutal and somehow innocent” (All About Romance). Now Carrie is celebrating her first New Adult romance, Blue Notes , featuring a shy piano prodigy and a New Orleans playboy shouldering his family’s crumbling empire.

With Lorelie Brown, the Katie Porter co-writing team has been honored with a Reviewers’ Choice award for Best Erotic Ebook, and the first m/m nomination for RT‘s Book of the Year. Back-to-back releases of their La Femme Nakita-inspired “Command Force Alpha” series will begin in August from Samhain.

During her junior year abroad, Carrie lured an unsuspecting Englishman to the Midwest, where she’s kept him a happy ex-pat for sixteen years. With two pre-teen daughters and a master’s degree specializing in the Old West, Carrie is a movie buff, a former ballroom and bellydancer, and a woman in desperate need of a maid service.


  1. Looks like a very nice romance; hope i get a chance to read it :)

  2. The story seems interesting!! Thanks for the giveaway :)

  3. Wow I love the sounds of this one! I haven't read a NA book in a while and this one sounds right up my alley. Keeley def sounds like someone I would like and could easily root for, too! Great review, hun!

  4. Thanks to Farrah and Imagine a World for letting me stop by. I hope everyone enjoys BLUE NOTES as much as I loved writing it. Please shoot me any questions if you have them. All the best!

  5. Looks like a good story can't wait to read it Thank you for the giveaway.

  6. looks like a great book would love to read it, and a great gift giveaway. thank you so much ps. i love the cover too

  7. The items in this basket are awesome!! I would love to win even one product!! Thanks!!

  8. This is an awesome giveaway and thanks for the opportunity to enjoy this. I love books and have a lot of catching up to do.

  9. I love romance novels and I think this book sounds great! Thank you for the chance!

  10. sounds like a great book! Thanks for the giveaway.