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A Seductive Melody (The Kelly Brothers, Book 5)

A Seductive Melody (The Kelly Brothers, Book 5)

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by Crista McHugh
She has the scoop of a lifetime, but only if she betrays his trust�

Ethan Kelly lost his best friend and bandmate to an overdose, but staying clean is proving harder than he thought it would be. His only safety net during his first weeks of sobriety is fellow recovering addict, Becca. As she guides him through the darkness, he begins to trust her not only


She has the scoop of a lifetime, but only if she betrays his trust�

Ethan Kelly lost his best friend and bandmate to an overdose, but staying clean is proving harder than he thought it would be. His only safety net during his first weeks of sobriety is fellow recovering addict, Becca. As she guides him through the darkness, he begins to trust her not only with his secrets, but also his heart.

After years of trying to be the daughter her socialite parents wanted her to be (and failing miserably), Rebecca Shore finally has her life on track. Sure, she�s just an assistant at Moderne magazine when she�d rather be pursuing more serious journalism, but it�s a foot in the door. She�s just waiting for the scoop of a lifetime that will take her to the next level. But when she�s asked to help the reclusive and enigmatic rock star, her heart is torn between the career she�s always wanted and the man who bares his soul to her.

The Kelly Brothers Series:
The Sweetest Seduction (Adam - Book 1)
Breakaway Hearts (Ben - Book 2)
Falling for the Wingman (Caleb - Book 3)
The Heart's Game (Dan - Book 4)
A Seductive Melody (Ethan - Book 5)
In the Red Zone (Frank - Book 6, coming Feb, 2015)

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Crista McHugh
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The Kelly Brothers , #5
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A Seductive Melody 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
Lost-N-Love-N-Hopeless More than 1 year ago
There is depth and darkness within. i must start at the beginning of this series. McHugh has built an intriguing family dynamic. This was my first read from McHugh. A holiday read was the best place to begin and one to make me happy to read over again. Thanks to NetGalley and the delightful Holiday Read.
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Marcy99 More than 1 year ago
I really wasn't sure how the author was going to handle this story of two recovering heroin addicts, but I really loved the relationship between Ethan and Becca. Their troubles were handled in an honest and gritty way and I enjoyed seeing the rest of the Kelly family. I can't wait for the next book in the Kelly Brothers series!
bouncyberthaCR More than 1 year ago
3 - Just take it one day at a time. Stars. The Kelly Brothers series continues with A Seductive Melody, I enjoyed Ethan and Becca’s story, but I will be honest and say that I was expecting more, from this one. Ethan has been elusive in his presence in the previous books, and I was looking forward to getting to grips with him, his story and his interactions with his family. ”Hi I’m Ethan, and I’m not a hugger.” In the previous 4 books everyone in the Kelly Family is very much involved, and I liked that it gave continuity to the series as a whole, you were kept in touch with the previous couples that had already had their books and it kept everything flowing. The only way to find peace was to give in to his muse. Ethan finds himself in New York, after losing his best friend and band mate Tyler to a heroin overdose; he realizes he needs to make a few changes in his life. So after rehab he craves the anonymity of a new town, and NA group, and no contacts from his previous life. You do get a few conversations with his mother and Adam, but that’s pretty much it for the Kelly family involvement. This struck me as inconsistent with the previous books and the impression of familial closeness you are given of the Kelly’s as a whole, especially at such a difficult time in Ethan’s life. I wanted his brothers to show up, give him their support, but it is a very insular read, pretty much revolving around Ethan and his blossoming relationship with Rebecca Shore. Other factors/people do come into play as the book progresses, but no one of note, or to be honest that I liked. ”She steadies me. She inspires me. She keeps me going when I feel like I can’t.” The time line is the other problem I had with A Seductive Melody as the bulk of the story takes place in the first three months after Ethan comes out of rehab, meeting Becca at his first NA group meeting, things quickly progress from there. I don’t profess to be knowledgeable on the area of addiction but I found it all a little too much too quickly on the back of someone getting to grips with leaving an addiction behind. It was almost as if heroin was swapped out for Rebecca. I did still enjoy the book, and although it does deal with a lot heavier issues than its predecessors the writing, development and sexy-times were of Crista’s normal high standard. My big disappointment - WHERE WAS THE EPILOGUE, the family come together for Christmas at the end of this book, I had my happy face on expecting a kick-a** epilogue, giving the me an update on how Adam and Lia, Ben and Hailey, Caleb and Alex and Dan and Jenny are all getting on but nothing! I can only hope that it is because either Frank or Gideon is due to get their book next and it starts where this one leaves off. ”Without you I’m lost.” I love this series, I love the Kelly brothers, and I cannot wait for the next book, fingers crossed we don’t have to wait too long for it. ARC generously provided by the Author via Netgalley, in exchange for the above honest review.
grandmareads102 More than 1 year ago
Ethan Kelly is in crisis. His best friend and bandmate died from an overdose. He needs to clean up his own life. Then he meets Rebecca Stone who has known the same pain and is helping him fight his demons. They are attracted and it's explosive. They become involved which causes more tension. Can they help each other? Crista McHugh has written a powerful story of two people who are trying to overcome their addiction. Ethan is hurting. He lost his anchor. Now he needs to stand strong against powerful devils. I watch him struggle, learn to trust and finally give his heart. Becca is fighting to find a purpose in her life. She's cleaned up her life but she is still wounded by her father's attitude. I loved seeing them fall in love and turn to each other. This story touched my heart. These characters are flawed just like we all are, but they didn't give up. This is a worthy addition to the Kelly Brothers series. I couldn't put this book down. A Seductive Melody is a superior story by a talented author. I received an ARC in exchange for an honest and unscripted review.
Lisahelo08 More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite book out of this incredible series. The story is edgier than the others in the series and the emotions are raw. I love the chemistry and love between Ethan and Becca. This is a very captivating book that I couldn't put down. I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
judyrudy More than 1 year ago
A Seductive Melody is the fifth book in The Kelly Brothers series by Crista McHugh. This is the story of Ethan Kelly and Rebecca Shore. Ethan is a musician who has just lost his best friend to a heroin overdose. He’s an addict as well and has just come out of detox. While attending his first Narcotics Anonymous meeting, he’s introduced to Becca who is also a recovering addict. She has agreed to be his temporary sponsor. Becca has her own deep issues that resulted in her addiction. Their relationship is two-fold as she helps him learn to trust and deal with his friend’s loss. He’s regains his desire to write and sing his music while Ethan helps her re-establish a relationship with her family. There are several twists and turns as they both deal with their careers. Crista McHugh had me hooked from the first page as I was drawn into Ethan and Rebecca’s back stories. I couldn’t put it down and read it in one sitting. This was a fabulous book and I can’t wait to read the next installment in The Kelly Brothers series. I would like to disclose that I received an advanced copy of A Seductive Melody in exchange for a fair and honest review.