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It Finally Comes To finally comes to it is not in the way ou had "secret to Hope When it finally comes to light it is not in the way Einführung in die deutsche Sprache der Wissenschaften you had and I loved that little twist I thought it was a very creative way to handle the 80% mark angst moment At least this felt genuineThe girls take time exploring their intimate relationship Lily has some hurdles to overcome and it progressed very natural When Lily hears the mermaids singing howeverou can expect some very erotic and well written sexy times on the couch the bed and even Hope s officeff explicit Themes child prodigy piano severe mental breakdown socially awkward virgin recluse musical therapy Hope is the complete curvy dream package Clio the cat deserves mentioning5 stars A free copy was provided by Netgalley and Bold Strokes Books Inc for an honest review Music and pure love this book has a combination that really worked for meThe two protagonists have a personal appeal that has hooked me from the beginning and together they are a beautiful and sweet couple I think it was because of their candor and generosity particularly Lily s She hides a fear caused by her prodigious and precocious talent that conditions all her current life and her decisions But Hope is able to interest her to the point of trying to overcome those fears even if it is step by stepI really liked that the point of view of the story was through the frightened and innocent eyes of Lily which allow us to better understand her actions I also loved that the author did not introduce many characters or distracting plots focusing completely on Lily and Hope I have even liked the way in which she has solved the always feared but apparently necessary part of dramaI highly recommend reading this book An advanced reading copy has been sent to me by the publisher Bold Strokes Books through Netgalley for my honest review My first book by Kris Bryant How weird is that huh Loved her writing style and loved the book I really liked Lily one of
the MCs I m impressed by how the author made me feel how bad anxiety can get to ou What MCs I m impressed by how the author made me feel how bad anxiety can get to ou What was going through was so REAL and ou can really feel the vulnerability of the character 45 rounded up to 5 Listen is part of the Senses series by this author along with Taste and Touch It s the story of Lily Croft a former Classical music s child prodigy who uit music altogether unable to handle the pressure of her career She now suffers from anxiety and works as an actuary trying to keep to herself One day she hears beautiful piano music coming from The Leading Note a music education charity Slowly she gets drawn to the place and its founder Hope D Marco who is a very talented musician Will Lilly bring her walls down to accept Hope into her world or will her anxiety prove to be too muchThis novel is written in first person as it is usual for Ms Bryant from the point of view of Lilly In my opinion it is the right choice as the reader spends a lot of time in Lilly s headspace and can experience how anxiety affects her The author a sufferer of anxiety herself has poured her heart out in this book My understanding of this subject has increased exponentially from seeing it as an outsider to an insider perspective It s curious how Ms Bryant stresses the role of music in calming her own anxiety and how music is the source of conflict for LillyAfter a childhood full of pressure to perform as the music prodigy she was music for Lilly is something to conuer not a source of pleasure By contrast random surrounding noises calm her down Hope understands this perfectly and prompts her to describe what she can hear in different life situations That simple mechanism seems to bring about Lilly s musicality without any anxiety Ms Bryant describes this soundscape with some exuisite metaphors it s true what they say that music is everywhere The whole book is beautifully written and makes the reader s heart to go out with people suffering from anxiety or any sort of mental health issueThe characters are multilayered and well written in their strengths and weaknesses Lilly s low self esteem but at the same time her will to go out of her comfort zone and Hope s insecurities but positive personality make them so human and lovable Their chemistry together is incredibly off the charts and their intimate scenes are really well done The secondary characters including a very emphatic cat complete the cast perfectly For me as a former musician the music scenes are realistic and bring out its beauty It s been a pleasure to readOverall an excellent novel about anxiety music love and getting out of one s comfort zone 5 starsARC provided by the publisher and Netgalley in exchange for an honest reviewSee all my reviews atwwwlezreviewbookscom. Ily is inexplicably drawn to Hope D’Marco Leading Note’s gorgeous and brilliant founder But falling for Hope and re exploring her passion for music force Lily to face her past Will she go back into hiding or have the courage to confront the conseuences of her past and present collidi. .
From Bad Anxiety And Becausebad anxiety and because book is in first ou really understand what she is going though You feel what she s experiencing and it s very easy to connect to her as a character which is something I always appreciate it Not only was Lily a great character but the other main Hope is great too Even not being in Hope s POV Falling Through Clouds you feel likeou understand her character tooThe romance in this book really shinned I thought it went at the perfect pace and I felt chemistry since day one of the mains meeting The sex scenes weren t just hot and well written they were also intimate It was real honest intimacy that lets The Art of Acquiring you see the characters connecting beforeour eyesIt is not all smooth sailing There is some relationship conflict Luckily it didn t feel forced It was a believable issue the characters had to overcome Plus Bryant left them enough time in the book to resolve things so that a potential HEA would actually be believable This is an easy book for me to recommend I have been in a rut of reading some rough books so this was a real pleasure I hope we don t have to wait too long for another Bryant book to come out An ARC was given to me by BSB for a honest review I love Kris Bryant s work so when I could get an ARC of her latest novel in the sensory series Listen I jumped on it I ve read and enjoyed Taste missed out on Touch I was too late to get the ARC so I will buy it at some point but as they are all standalone ou can start with any of themLoved the characters Lily Croft and Hope D Marco loved their slow burn romance felt every bit of Lily s crippling anxiety and wanted to elevate Hope to sainthood What a lovely woman and she s got curves too We should all hope for a girlfriend like thatAs we read along we come to know why Lily reacts the way she does to the world around her And why she is so clueless when interacting with other people Her anchor is former stray cat house mate and confidant Clio What I liked about the plot was that we know there is a big secret hanging between Lily and Hope and when their romance grows and intensifies so does the feeli. Ave the safety of working from home to work with people at an office She keeps her head down and stays focused but one night on her way to the train station she hears music wafting from The Leading Note and the life and feelings she suppressed for over a decade bubble up to the surface Once again Kris Bryant shows us how it s done
when writing a fantastic love story between two well thought out and complex characters So why should ou read thiswriting a fantastic love story between two well thought out and complex characters So why should ou read this s start with Lily Croft I truly love this adorable socially awkward anxiety ridden woman and her friendly feline Clio I m always a fan of strong female characters and Lily certainly fits the bill Despite her every day struggle with anxiety and general discomfort around other people this woman is a fighter Especially now since Hope D Marco is in her life she s trying harder than ever to overcome her fears "And Become A Better And "become a better and personSpeaking of Hope this woman has become a character crush as well Kind
GENEROUS SWEET SEXY AND ABOVE ALLsweet sexy and above all I can t imagine anyone better suited to gently and carefully deconstruct the walls Lily managed to build around herself Even when Lily was being withdrawn and sometimes gruff she never lost her patience and always tried to be aware of Lily s limitations I should also mention she plays the saxophone swoonOne of the main things I really liked about this book is that it always stayed focused on what was important namely Hope and Lily It didn t waste too much time on secondary characters and moments where Hope and Lily were not interacting were almost non existent The other main thing is that there was not one moment when I felt like small points of contention were made larger than they needed to be Which unfortunately happened in a lot of books I had been reading recently Grown women acting like adults instead of soap opera diva s really should be a thing in lesfic by now Kris Bryant has make me fall for 4 of her characters so far plus a raccoon and now a cat What s next This funny sweet sexy and wonderfully written story should not be missed It ends in a 45 rating Why Hope didn t end up playing Lily Was Here by Candy Dulfer on the sax is beyond me though Listen is a slow burn romance which also wins in its depiction of someone dealing with severe social anxiety Lily Croft is just getting by working mostly from home and keeping her interactions with others to a minimum Regular sessions with a counselor and the love of a ragged eared rescue cat help keep her nightmares under control Her chance meeting with Hope D Marco at the Leading Note Music Center opens new possibilities for Lily if she is able to overcome her fears and take a chance at love Told in first person from Lily s point of view the reader is fully immersed in the anxiety she deals with every day There were moments in the book when I felt as anxious as Lily which says a lot about the storytelling skills of Ms Bryant Simple interactions become monumental tasks I marveled at Hope s patience with Lily I enjoyed watching the early brief and uncomfortable encounters with Hope slowly blossom into moments Lily could handle and enjoy You know something is going to happen to reverse all the progress Lily makes but ou can t look away Music plays a major role in many scenes but so too does the need to listen to Mr. Fix-It your heart Nicely done ARC received with thanks from publisher via NetGalley for review Tell me whatou hear Bach s Sonata For Violin and Piano in B MinorArvo P rt s Spiegel im Spiegel Pink s But We Lost ItLeona Lewis Bleeding LoveBeyonce s Runnin Whitney s I Wanna Dance With Somebody and Def Leppard s Two Steps Behind Among some of the powerful musicssongs that accompanied my reading session Out of the 5 senses our eyes usually played an important role in typical love tales but in this story it was the sense of hearing that sealed their fate Music brought Lily a broken and fighting hard to function and Hope the name said it all together They weren t looking for it Lily had O idea how to handle pursue it but instead of designing putting on a cool superhero cape or a sexy ranger uniform for Hope MsBryant made both of them to work side by side like ebony and ivory to turn an infatuation into a relationshipIt was uite an incredible journey Lily and Hope grabbed my heart from their first scene filled it with music songs joy sadness and hope Hope was the shelter to Lily s storm and Lily was Hope s dream came trueKris Bryant is becoming an author to watch out for 3 books by her and Breakthrough is one of my most favorite ranger I mean lesfic Recommended This book floored me I ve read it three times since the book appeared on my kindle I just love it so much I m actually sitting here wondering how I m going to convey my sheer awe but I will try my best Kris Bryant won Les R veur book of the ear 2018 and this is a serious contender for 2019Lily likes her life It s calm she likes her job and she s bloody good at it she loves her cat and even though her life is spent mos. Former child music prodigy Lily Croft spends most days in her home office crunching numbers and analyzing data as an actuary Once she filled concert halls across the world until the pressure got too much and forced her retreat When her boss hands her a temporary assignment Lily has to le.