The Prelude (The Musical Interlude, #1)

The Prelude (The Musical Interlude, #1)

4.8 5
by KaSonndra Leigh

Also available in the Musical Interlude Series:

An Aria in Venice (A Standalone Companion to the Prelude)
The Crescendo (Book #2)
The Dark Duet (Book #3)
The Finale (Book #4) Coming November 18th, 2015

This series includes four books and one companion novel (An Aria in Venice)

"The Prelude is the


Also available in the Musical Interlude Series:

An Aria in Venice (A Standalone Companion to the Prelude)
The Crescendo (Book #2)
The Dark Duet (Book #3)
The Finale (Book #4) Coming November 18th, 2015

This series includes four books and one companion novel (An Aria in Venice)

"The Prelude is the part of a song that pulls you in, hypnotizing you with beauty."

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.

What Reviewers Are Saying:

The Prelude is an amazing story, it totally blew me away. Right from the first word on the first page, I was sucked in. I was surrounded by a world of music, art, passion, pleasure and love. But in this world, there was also loss, guilt, heartache and betrayal. This culmination of things made for one of my favourite books of the year, if not that I've EVER read!

~Keren at Gothic Angel Book Reviews

"What I love about this book is the alternative POVs, Erin's "Righteous Me" and "Reckless Me" and the ending, I think that was my favorite part of the book. And Alek, I love Alek. He's my new book boyfriend."

~Jenny Levine, Goodreads #2 Best Reviewer

OMG! I love this freakin book! I went in not knowing what to expect and this book is fan-freaking-tastic. I had some strong emotions surrounding this story. All I can do is hype you up and hope you read it so we can fangirl it later on together. ~Dani at Kindle Love Book Blog

A beautiful and emotional story about dreams and love. Redemption and family. The difficult life-journey of two really young people who are defined by their deep scars and are living in the present trying to forget the past and chase the future. A book about loyalty, fears and the secret passions we are keeping hidden, until the right person comes along to unleash them.

~Georgia Goodreads #1 Best Reviewer

**CONTENT WARNING: Due to mature content, recommended for readers aged 18+** All novels in the Musical Interlude Series are steamy contemporary romance with alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women.These passionately artistic stories are great for readers who enjoy both New Adult and Adult Contemporary romance, and women's fiction.

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The Prelude 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
SonyaPM More than 1 year ago
I loved this book.  It was very realistic and very well written.  The book had a few loose ends so I hope there is a part two.  I loved the characters.  This is a must read.
iheartyabooks More than 1 year ago
I make a silent vow. Love, I have this to say to you: "You tore open my heart. You made me feel pain when all I wanted to feel was joy. So now, I will remove your power over me. I'll never kiss anyone or trust in any dream that you can take away from me. I will never believe in you, ever again. I'm starting my review with this heartfelt promise that Erin makes to herself when she’s sixteen. Erin blames love for having the power to destroy her world and her heart, preventing her from ever love a person again. Erin is twenty-one years old now, and she kept that promise to never trust love until she meets Alek Dostov. I really like Erin. She’s strong, even if she's broken. Though the pain she carries causes trust issues and a coldness, keeping her from getting too close to people or letting them in, she’s still a strong person. Alek is twenty-three year, and a gorgeous Russian hottie who's going to put the fire back into Erin’s life. I loved The Prelude storyline, with Erin and Alek and the secret pain they share that will begin the healing for both of their trust issues. I recommend The Prelude for anyone who loves heart-melting romance that is set in the music arts world.
Heinzypop More than 1 year ago
KaSonndra Leigh, you never cease to amaze but you do surprise me always. You really do freaking rock and this book is just another testament at how gifted you are in telling a story. You continue to challenge yourself and push through any battles within, and it all pays off in the end by the outstanding delivery on the page! I would love to thank the amazing and beautiful, and very talented, KaSonndra Leigh, for not only being a wonderful friend and confident, but also for asking me to be one of her BETA readers again. I am honoured and privileged every time. I have read every single thing that Ka has written and I am astounded at how she can adapt to any genre. Words, really cannot express how proud I am of her and her brilliant ability to write a story that will captivate you and reach out to you in the most tender way.  The Prelude is a story about letting the past go and learning to love and trust. Casting out those demons that cling to the soul and allowing the light to shine on in and learning to live again. This all takes place in the most gorgeous and romantic backdrop of Italy, and is cloaked in the delicate sounds of an orchestra, being led by the enigmatic Maestro. Is this heartbreakingly romantic or what?! Erin Angelo had it all. The perfect life, surrounded by the perfect family and on the verge of fulfilling her musical ambitions and dreams of attending a prestigious school, when tragedy strikes! Her life would never be the same again. Five years later, she is living in Milan, Italy and is an up and coming designer who is being commissioned to create a line for the director of the local symphony. Little does she know that this director is one of the youngest Maestro's around.  Alek Dostov is a man who gets what he wants, whenever he wants and whomever he wants. And he wants Erin! Talk about RAWR! This man had me swooning left, right and centre. His sexy Russian accent, those alluring and intoxicating eyes, and the things he could do with his ahem...better not say ;) Let's just say that there was some very hot and steamy scenes in this book that required me to dowse myself in a tub full of ice! But, there is another side of Alek, a past that he has been trying desperately to escape, which would eventually come back to shake not only his world, but that of Erin's too.  These two are damaged goods and have some issues that they can't handle at best, so they strike up a relationship that benefits them both. And, before they both know it, their relationship changes and they find themselves trying to come to terms with everything. With themselves as a unit and individually. It was a beautiful thing to read and I couldn't put it down. I needed to know what was going to happen to Erin and Alek, and bugger if sleep was going to get in my way of finding out LOL.  Captivating, riveting, suspenseful, dramatic, romantic, lustful, intoxicating, passionate, utterly sinful and deliciously delectable. This book has you feeling all kinds of emotions, you want to wrap it up in a nice little bundle and keep it tucked in your arms forever. I absolutely love this book and I hope you take the chance and read this book. I'm positive you will find what you need from this story that not only captures your heart but stay with you always. Thank you, KaSonndra Leigh! You did it again!!
WonderWmn More than 1 year ago
Love Story Full of Depth. “…the prelude is the part of a song that pulls you in, hypnotizing you with beauty. The beginning of a song hooks people inside its spell and never lets the person go until the last note trickles through their mind.” A fitting quote from the book that takes the simple notion, intertwines it into a love story full of depth and leaves you even thinking about it after you read the last words. The Prelude is about two people from opposite worlds, both with secrets and both trying to find a way to fix the broken parts of themselves. The author draws you into the story with characters that you want to know more about. Characters that you find yourself vested in from the time you meet them. Throughout the story you feel their despair, their attraction, their needs while also feeling that sinking feeling of knowing that there’s more to their life stories that want to touch the surface but keep getting buried time and time again. Erin, a designer, unkowningly meets the maestro aka Alek Dostov that has hired her design house to create the costumes for his upcoming production. Over the course of a few uncomfortable mishaps she discovers who he is. The sparks are there from the beginning, but we get to see the characters wrestle with their inner demons while they being a relationship, working and otherwise, together. Not only do you experience that, but you also feel the characters changing, evolving, and coming to grip with reality through each page. It’s not very often you get to experience this with such a poetic flow. While this is not my usual genre, I enjoyed it and recommend across the board. I am only giving 4 stars though, because there are parts of the story that even though there are meanings behind why they are in it, the story would have done better with them in the background and not touched on as they were. In the end, it made for a bumpy ride at times but I would happily get back on and go for another round. There are some explicit sex scenes, so I recommend this to a more mature New Adult reader.
TanaT More than 1 year ago
The Prelude (A Musical Interlude Novel) by KaSonndra Leigh KaSonndra Leigh has written A New Adult Contemporary Romance novel called The Prelude, which by the way is one of my favorite genres. I really enjoyed The Prelude and once I started reading it I didn’t want to stop. KaSonndras’ writing is excellent, her words flow smoothly and I really enjoyed the main characters the descriptions were done extremely well. One of the things I liked most about this book is that lately I find authors are adding a lot of sex scenes in the adult romance genre and I really liked that The Prelude focused on the story more than the two having the actual sex. Don’t get me wrong though it’s still there and it is great, but I liked the plot and the way the story unfolded. This novel has a few different things going on, of course the romance, sexual tension, suspense, some lies and of course secrets. It has everything a good story needs. So we meet Erin Angelo who has had to deal with a lot of tragedy and losses in her life, to protect herself she decided to keep her heart closed to love. She is now living in Milan and works as a designer with a few of her friends; they have recently just been hired to come up with the designs for Alek Dostov, Maestro of the local symphony. When Alek stops by to check on the design he meets Erin Angelo; in the middle of an asthma attack she asks him not to say anything to his boss assuming he is Alek Dostov assistant. So when Erin does meet up with Alek again she realizes her mistake. Alek is taken with Erin as Erin is to Alek. She starts to feel things she hasn’t for a very long time. A lot of back and forth goes on between these two, and the sexual tension is off the charts, they both have so many secrets that the only way Alek is going to get his chance with her is by proposing they keep things light and maybe just have a sexual relationship keeping feelings and commitments off the table. Erin thinks this could work as the last thing she needs is to open up her heart, but are the fooling each other or themselves. There is so much more going on in this novel, there is Alek’s past to learn about, and what happened to Erin, find out how her past has changed some of the dreams she had for her own life. And if Alek’s mother has anything to do with it, can Alek and Erin get past her controlling ways. All I can stress at this point is go purchase a copy and find out for yourself. So I have rated The Prelude (A Musical Interlude Novel) a 4.5 star rating and I highly recommend this novel. I cannot wait to read more of KaSonndra Leigh adult contemporary romance novels and really looking forward to reading a book 2 in this series.