Flesh & Bone - a contemporary romance [NOOK Book]


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She can't remember. He can't forget.

Eva Baumann is invisible. Sebastian Weiss is famous. In a perfect world Eva would be fearless and ...
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Flesh & Bone - a contemporary romance

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She can't remember. He can't forget.

Eva Baumann is invisible. Sebastian Weiss is famous. In a perfect world Eva would be fearless and Sebastian would be guiltless.
It's not a perfect world.

Singer songwriter Eva Baumann has a celebrity crush on Sebastian Weiss. He's perfect to love because there was no way they could ever be a thing. She's a nobody. He's a heart throb. Hiding an infatuation is easy for her because, since her accident, hiding is what she does best.

Sebastian Weiss's band climbed the charts, seemingly overnight, and he's finally living the dream. All he has to do is write enough songs to produce a second album. The bad news is he hasn't written a new song in over a year.

Sebastian stumbles into the Blue Note Pub in time to hear Eva Baumann perform a hauntingly beautiful song. Could this girl be the answer to defeating his writer's block?

Eva and Sebastian begin a complicated writing relationship that leads to more. But Sebastian has a secret that will devastate them both.

**Includes MP3 links to four original songs produced by Norm Strauss and performed by Canadian music artists Trisha Robins and Bryan Steeksma.

The Minstrel Series is a collection of contemporary romance novels set in the singer/songwriter world. The books are companion novels, with shared settings and characters, but each is a complete stand-alone story with a HEA (happily ever after) and no cliffhangers!

The Minstrel Series books can be read in any order, but are best enjoyed in sequence:
Sun & Moon: Katja and Micah
Flesh & Bone: Eva and Sebastian
Heart & Soul: Gabriele and Callum

* no explicit sex or coarse language
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Editorial Reviews

Goodreads - Ana Lu
"I fell in love with Sebastian, and could totally understand Eva's crush on him. Eva was an incredible main character, too. I loved how her bravery and innocence completely shook Sebastian's world."
Goodreads - Denise Jaden
"I've always loved the idea of joining the arts and creating new combinations of expression. I love the idea of music and literature (especially in a book about a musician!) that Lee Strauss has come up with."
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940149427741
  • Publisher: ESB Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/30/2014
  • Series: The Minstrel Series , #2
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 304
  • Sales rank: 59,777
  • File size: 3 MB

Meet the Author

Lee Strauss is the author of The Minstrel Series (contemporary romance), The Perception Series (young adult dystopian) and young adult historical fiction. She is the married mother of four grown children, three boys and a girl, and divides her time between British Columbia, Canada and Dresden, Germany. When she's not writing or reading she likes to cycle, hike and do yoga. She enjoys traveling (but not jet lag :0), soy lattes, red wine and dark chocolate.

Lee also writes younger YA fantasy as Elle Strauss.
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  • Posted June 8, 2014

    Eva Baumann was a normal teenage girl until one moment changed h

    Eva Baumann was a normal teenage girl until one moment changed her entire life. Now going through day to day with no spark, always wondering what could have been, is starting to wear on her. 

    Sebastian Weiss always knew he didn't want to follow in his parents footsteps but he didn't know it would cost him his entire family. After years on his own trying to get his big break, the work has finally paid off. Sebastian Weiss is now the lead singer for the up and coming Hollow Fellows. 

    When these two soul collide will it be the end of the loneliness they both feel? Can they help one another heal and move on from the past?

    Lee Strauss has done it again! Flesh and Bone, the second book in the Minstrel Series, is fantastic. With deep rooted secrets and fears, the plot is suspenseful and the HEA is wonderful. Lee's characters - Eva and Sebastian - are once again written to the point where you feel as though you know both of them and the things they keep bottled inside. The setting - Germany - is beautifully depicted and mentions of new places have been add to this book. 

    Flesh and Bone is about forgiveness, redemption, and love - the love of yourself and the love of another.

    Flesh and Bone is a fantastic read worthy of 5 stars! I can't wait for book three in this series. 

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  • Posted April 11, 2014

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    Sweet and Beautiful...

    Five years ago Eva was in an accident that left her leg crippled. Ever since she has been working on music and the nerve to sing in front of people at the Blue Note. She doesn't like being the center of attention for fear people will see her handicap and not hear her music. But one day she finally does it and her life is forever changed (again). She meets Sebastian Weiss and a friendship forms. Soon stronger feelings come between them and a relationship is born. Will a secret from Sebastian's past destroy everything they worked so hard at? Will Eva be able to let go of her past and move on from it? With so much riding against them, these two will have to fight for what they want. But it won't be easy. Is anything worth having ever easy?

    This book was just so sweet and so beautiful. I think I have found a new sub-genre that appeals to me: people with handicaps. Sounds weird when I say it like that but it is true. This is the 2nd book I've read in the past couple weeks where one of the characters is not perfect. And that makes the character more real to me. I can see where a lot of people will be able to connect to them. But don't get me wrong. Even though the character has a disability that leaves her with a cane...she is by no means weak. Eva is definitely a strong willed girl with a great head on her shoulders. I loved her so.

    I adored the heck out of these characters and the story they told. I remembered Sebastian from SUN & MOON but thought of him as kind of flighty then. This time around he has grown up some and I just loved him. He has a huge heart and loves with every bit of it. Eva is a sweetheart that has a bunch of issues she has had to work through over the years. I love the person that Sebastian brings out in her though. He really awoken her spirit that was asleep deep within her. Together they are wonderful couple. Apart they are miserable.

    The story was simply fabulous and I smiled most of the way through. I just couldn't help myself. Strauss did an excellent job writing this one…giving us a fairy tale romance of sorts and telling a story that was fresh and different. I look forward to the next book in the series, HEART & SOUL. Knowing Strauss, it will be just as excellent as this one. 5 Adoring Stars!

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