When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.
So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies… those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars’.
Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch—with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…
They’re expecting The Duet.
Rating: 4.5/5 Stars
R.S. Grey is back with another fun, witty heroine! “The Duet” is the first book in the Heart series, with the second book being “The Design,” which follows her younger sister Cammie and Brooklyn’s friend Grayson. (Stay tuned for that review as well!)
One thing that I love about R.S. Grey’s books is that her characters are sarcastic and witty. I love reading characters like that, and all of her protagonists have yet to disappoint!
As I often say on my blog, you all know that I love to read books with characters in the music industry. (Check out my ‘Books For Music Lovers’ post–it’s constantly getting updated!) As you can tell from reading the synopsis, both Brooklyn and Jason are in the music industry. While the book mostly takes place in Montana and we don’t see a whole lot of the industry in LA, I still enjoyed it. (Plus there’s a nod to Hannah Montana, which I definitely appreciated.)
As I said earlier, Brooklyn is another fiesty protagonist. She’s quick to fire back at Jason when he’s being his silent and brooding self. He has a secret that is alluded to by Luanne, his housekeeper early on, but it ends up not being as big of a deal as I thought it was going to be. Luanne was a lovely addition to the book, and served as a sort of motherly/friend figure. Derek, one of the farmhands, was a nice supporting character as well.
I just wish that there would’ve been a bit more character development in terms of their relationship. It felt as though they were hardly spending time together, at least that we saw, apart from writing their duet together. We obviously get to see Brooklyn’s emotions since the book is told from her point of view, but we don’t get to see too much into Jason’s psyche.
Overall, it was a good book, and I’ll probably read it again sometime!! Stay tuned for my review of the second book, “The Design,” and even more R.S. Grey books to come! In the meantime, read my other posts relating to R.S. Grey books:
- “Scoring Wilder” review
- “Scoring Wilder” playlist
- Interview with R.S. Grey about “Scoring Wilder”
- “The Summer Games: Settling the Score” review
- “The Summer Games: “Settling the Score” playlist
- “A Place in the Sun” review
- “A Place in the Sun” playlist
- “Make Me Bad” review
- “Make Me Bad” playlist
- “The Duet” playlist