by Emily Albright
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Release date: September 18, 2018
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pippa Wyndham is a top cellist―she’d never settle for anything less. Determined to get into the nation’s most prestigious music college, nothing’s going to stand in her way . . . Until her senior year of high school when a new guy from a fancy New York conservatory transfers to her school.
Declan Brogan’s cocky, and he knows how amazing he is at the cello. He has every intention of knocking Pippa out of first chair and showing her who really belongs on top. Forced together when assigned a duet, their personal competition and mutual dislike transform into a teasing friendship.
Torn between her childhood crush and the boy who threatens her dreams, Pippa finds herself at risk of losing her best friend, her future, and the boy who makes her heart melt. Struggling to make things right, Pippa discovers that sometimes the thing you want the most doesn’t always end up being the thing you need.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Emily Albright is the author of EVERYDAY MAGIC and THE HEIR AND THE SPARE, both available now from Simon Pulse. Her next novel PERFECT HARMONY will release 9.25.2018.
She’s a writer, a major bookworm, a lover of romantic movies, a wife, a mother, an owner of one adorable (yet slightly insane) cockapoo, and uses way too many :).
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(I received a free eARC from Fantastic Flying Book Club in exchange for an honest review.)
Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Rating: 4/5 stars
(DISCLAIMER: This review is based on my opinion only.)
Pippa is a top cellist aiming to go to Goddards, the most prestigious music college. All is going according to her plan until Declan, another cellist transfers to her school. He’s cocky and knows that he is good, Declan is determined to take Pippa’s spot as the first chair. When the two of them are paired up to do a duet, their mutual dislike is transformed into a friendship. Struggling to decide between her childhood crush and the boy who threatens her dreams, Pippa discovers that sometimes, not what you want is what you need.
Although I did like that Pippa was determined, it almost seemed dangerous. But that really makes her a strong and fearless heroine.
I wasn’t a fan of Noah since it only felt that he was taking action because he felt threatened by Declan. I was pretty surprised at the love triangle and how well it plays and ties into the story, giving Pippa even more conflict along the way.
I wasn’t a fan of Quinn either and think that she’s a horrible friend. I didn’t understand why she was so bitter about Declan when she was clearly still in love with Phillip. She also sees light of Pippa’s dream and isn’t even really happy for her. When she and Pippa fight, she would flaunt another person in Pippa’s face, as though saying “Hey, I still have other friends aside from you”.
Perfect Harmony has a romance you will root for since the beginning when the two characters meet. I really enjoyed the story progression and how everything seemed to play out. Fans of music and contemporary romance should definitely give this book a go!
Prize: Three paperback copies of Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright (USA only)
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