My rating: 3 of 5 stars
As a gifted opera singer, Allegra Orsini's only obsession is music-until she meets him. A strikingly handsome and powerful man with a life splashed across the tabloids, Davison Cabot Berkeley isn't what she expected. He's unlike the other wealthy patrons who dine at Le Bistro. Davison sees more than just a coat-check girl working her way through grad school. And from the moment he looks at her, those deep green eyes ignite a fire inside Allegra she's never felt before. She craves Davison's touch-his possession-endlessly. Even though every fiber of her being is telling her to stay away, that it's best for both of them, she can't. As his passion consumes her, Allegra can no longer deny Davison's hold on her. He'll never let her go. But as much as she wants him, Allegra can't surrender to his love-not until she faces a painful secret from her past that could destroy them both . . .
The storyline to this book was intriguing and definitely good. But my biggest issue (reflected in my rating) is that events happen too quickly for me. I kept wanting more time for Davison and Allegra to get to know each other. For a relationship to grow between them. For a connection to be built. But that didn't happen and I was left thinking everything was happening way too soon.
I liked Allegra and I love romances that revolve around music. Most of the musician romances revolve around pop or rock music and occasionally country music but this was interesting because Allegra was into Opera. So that was a nice little twist.
Davison was definitely an alpha that went after what he wanted. and he wanted Allegra. And he was going to move heaven and earth to get what he wanted.
This author definitely has talent. She knows how to build a world and characters. While this moved a little quick for me, the story was enjoyable and I'd be willing to read the second book when it comes out.
Sofia Tate grew up in Maplewood, NJ, the oldest of three children in a bilingual family. She was raised on 70s disaster films and 80s British New Wave music and classic tv miniseries. Her love for reading started when she received a set of Judy Blume books from her aunt when she was ten. She discovered erotic romance thanks to Charlotte Featherstone. She loves both writing and reading erotic romance. She graduated from Marymount College in Tarrytown, NY, with a degree in International Studies and a minor in Italian. She also holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Adelphi University. She has lived in London and Prague. Sofia currently resides in New York City.