Book review: An Unheard Song

By Laura Ambrose 

Synopsis: Annalie’s dreams came true when her first book became the bestselling debut fantasy of the decade. Awards and accolades were overwhelming and incredible, just like when she used to play professional violin before a manipulative ex silenced her. After her second book tanked with poor sales and worse reviews, her dreams crumbled. She lost her words just like she lost her music. She hasn’t left her flat in Edinburgh in months.

Cam is devastated when she doesn’t get the fellowship she needs for her PhD in music history. She suspects it’s because she turned down sleeping with the famous violinist on the board, Melanie. Hard up for cash, Cam takes a part-time job as an author assistant to Annalie Chevalier. Cam didn’t expect to find her so gorgeous.

As they both struggle for courage to rebuild their dreams, they can’t deny their attraction. When Cam realises Melanie is Annalie's ex, they plot a little light revenge. But will the risks silence the fragile song growing between Annalie and Cam?

How did this book end up in my hands? The author kindly sent me a review copy in exchange of an honest opinion.

Was it a page-turner? Yes, this novella is so exquisite that it can easily be read in one sitting.

Did the book meet my expectations? Having read the previous novellas in the Romancing the Page series, I thought I knew what to expect but An Unheard Song exceeded my expectations and quickly became my favourite of the three. I think that’s partly because Annalie had made an appearance in A Perfect Balance so there was a feeling of familiarity, and partly because the relationship between the two women felt at the same time more romantic and sexy than their predecessors. More relatable, perhaps.

Three words to describe it. Romantic. Steamy. Cheeky. 

Do I like the cover? Yes, it feels fresh and carefree – if a cover can feel carefree!

Have I read any other books by the same author? Yes, I read the first two novellas in the series, plus the prequel. I definitely recommend reading all of them.

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