When graduate student Katherine Brenner walked into my class, I couldn’t stand her -- all perfect skin and big, blue eyes -- just like the woman who broke my heart.
If it wasn’t for that blizzard, if her car hadn’t broken down outside my house, if she hadn’t looked amazing by the firelight, I never would have kissed her. No matter how hard I try, every excuse I make not to see her comes up flat.
I can’t stop thinking of her lips. Or the way her curves fit perfectly in my hands. There’s a million reasons why this won’t work. I’m her professor. It’s against university policy.
And if this gets out, I could lose everything.
Author: Lauren E. Rico
Series: Symphony Hall Series #4
Published by Entangled Publishing Source: Publisher
Published: May 8th 2017
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Romance
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Brava Lauren Rico! I really enjoyed the story Rico creates in Solo. The loathsome but hot professor. The poor, broke, talented, completely misunderstood college student. A forbidden romance. The complexities surrounding Katherine and Drew are very well done. We spend much of the book trying to figure out what exactly why Drew is so awful to Katherine and then what happened with the woman Katherine reminds him of. Katherine’s situation is equally complex as the senator’s daughter living in abject poverty while pursuing a master’s degree.
Katherine is so unique. I’m positive I’ve never read a book about a talented pianist who finds her true love is conducting. Or even a book about a woman conductor! She’s also easily sympathized with. She’s hard working, focused and puts and up with too much crap from Drew, her father and other students. She’s dignified and kind to all. How can you not like her?
Drew is kind to some but not Katherine. Why? When she gets sick he takes such good care even while trying to talk himself out of putting them in a position that can be perceived as compromising and is at risk of becoming inappropriate.
Drew’s current, sort of girlfriend and almost in-laws and Katherine’s father all add so much color and a lot of stress to their lives. There’s even a good suspense element.
Solo is written very well and a great read.