Monday, April 15, 2013

Blog Tour Stop: The Prelude by KaSonndra Leigh: Review and Giveaway

Welcome to my stop on The Prelude blog tour hosted by AToMR tours.  My stop includes my review of the book along with a giveaway.  To follow the tour, click here.

Title: The Prelude
Author: KaSonndra Leigh
Release date: February 14, 2013
Age Group: New Adult
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Tour organized by: AToMR Tours

Book Description

 After finishing design school six months ago, Erin Angelo left her tragic past behind in the States and started a new life in Milan, Italy. Burying the grief, silencing her demons, and living a life without any real attachments has worked well for her so far. But when Erin secures her first real job as a budding clothing designer, her controlled world is shaken to its core by the mysteriously sexy director of the local symphony.

Alek Dostov is a man who knows what he wants and how to get it. He’s successful, hot, the son of a millionaire, and women all over the world flock to see one of his performances. For Alek, Erin represents the ultimate challenge: sexy, smart, and unaffected by his charms…or so she thinks. Just like Erin, Alek avoids attachments that leave him emotionally vulnerable. But unlike Erin, his pursuit of all things pleasurable is ruthless. 

Knowing how wary they both are concerning any kind of committed relationship, Alek finds a way to pursue Erin, satisfying the intense attraction between them without sacrificing the freedom they both enjoy. Sometimes the deepest passion brings out the darkest emotions. And Erin finds herself completely unprepared for the forbidden world of the young maestro and his truths and even his secrets, as she struggles to deal with her own.

Music, passion, betrayal and forbidden love spun together in one of the most romantic cities in the world.

My Review

I loved, loved, loved this book!!!  KaSonndra has a way of just drawing me in to her stories.  I must admit that this is the first book I have read of hers, but it is not the last.  I just started started reading another book of hers and it is just fantastic.  Both stories are completely different so that just shows KaSonndra can take on any genre she wishes to write about.  The Prelude was a riveting story full of heartache, passion, romance and a lot of sexual tension.  I was so enthralled with this story after the very first page.  I honestly couldn't put the book down.  Every turn of the page left me wanting more.  I loved how I got to read the story from both Alek's and and Erin's POV.  I was able to connect with the characters more because of that.  

Erin left her life due to something terrible that happened.  She pretty much closed herself off to everyone.   She wouldn't become vulnerable again and give someone her heart.  Alek was the same way.  They both didn't want to give their hearts but they both didn't expect meeting each other.  But they both have secrets.  The question is will these secrets destroy them?  I loved how this story took place 5 years later so I got to see what type of person Erin became.  I really liked her as a character.  She is very strong and and does everything herself.  Erin never asks for help.  Alek, Alek, Alek.  What can I say about Alek?  I know for sure that I would marry that man in a heartbeat.  I loved seeing his softer side when he let his feelings come through.  I also must point out how gorgeous and sexy he is.

The Prelude was a fantastic story that definitely left me wanting more.  Alek and Erin are now one of my favorite couples so I am hoping I get to see them again.   Let's just say that I loved this book so much that I went ahead and bought it for my kindle so I can reread it anytime I want.  This book took me on one emotional roller coaster ride but I loved everything about it.  It sure did tug on my heart strings.  The Prelude has become one of my favorite books.  It is a MUST read everyone!!!!  Great job KaSonndra!!!!


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About the Author

I live in the City of Alchemy and Medicine, North Carolina. I write about people doing fantastical things in magical worlds. Sometimes they fall for each other and make sacrifices for their friends. Oh, and sometimes they love music and nature too. I live with my two sons,a guinea pig, a cat, and two dogs. Now that I have completed my MFA in creative writing, I find that I have a little extra time to play CLUE more often. I live in an L-shaped house dedicated to my grandmother. It has a secret library complete with fairies, venetian plastered walls, and a desk made out of clear blue glass.

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(3) Print copies of THE PRELUDE – US Only and (3) eBook copies – International


1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristina,

    Thanks so much for hosting, reading, and writing this review for the Prelude.

    All the best,
    KaSonndra Leigh