Title: The Duet
Author: R.S. Grey
Author: R.S. Grey
Genre: New Adult, Contemporary Romance
Release Date: Nov 10, 2014
Release Date: Nov 10, 2014
So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies... those in which her G-string gets more play than her guitars'.
Only one problem. Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer. But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself, their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording gold…
They’re expecting The Duet.
The Duet was such a delightful read! It’s not the traditional cliché you have read about in other novels that consists of the ‘famous singer’s falling in love in Hollywood’ type of reading... Nope!
Brooklyn Heart is at the height of her career. She's got everything going for her. But during a meeting with her record company, all her expectations starts to unravel when Global Records decide to pair Brooklyn Heart with the uber-sex-on-a-stick singing sensation Jason Monroe and perform together at the Grammys in order to create a larger fan base. This initiates a whirl wind journey as two very different independent soulful singers find themselves paired up in order to co-write and perform together THE DUET of the year.
With no other choice, Brooklyn is forced to leave behind her best friend of a sister and her LA lifestyle to co-write lyrics, in the middle of nowhere and surrounded by endless trees Montana, with the one guy on earth who happens to dislike her music...and well HER. Brooklyn will have to rely on her sassy personality and endless wit to prove to Jason that she is the singer that she has worked hard to be and disprove all of his theories regarding her... and you know, check out some eye candy while she's at it, I mean… com'on he is Jason Monroe.
Brooklyn's been through a lot since losing her parents and she's worked hard to follow her dreams of becoming a pop sensation and she's not about to let one little duet throw her off course. She relies on her sassy personality to enjoy what life has to offer, while offering readers a hilarious cameo as she finds herself in sticky and funny situations that is naturally awkward and relatable to readers that you can't help but smile at the familiarity when you can absolutely imagine the embarrassment of say... tripping on a pile of mud while wearing your Prada shoes? ...Sending sloppy drunken selfies? ...Accidently flashing a hot singer your bra? Or… falling on your face onto said singers back? Yep…with Brooklyn's adventures you are never short of comedy that's for sure.
Jason Monroe's been used to being on his own and doing his own thing, so when he's encountered by his record company to compose a duet, he's moody and rude to Brooklyn right from the beginning, because he's got secrets, secrets he's keeping close to his heart and he doesn't want a complication like Brooklyn to further impose on his life. So when the two solo singers are stuck in Jason's amazing and fancy cabin in Montana, you just know it’s a recipe for disaster. As Brooklyn is thrust into Jason's territory, you get glimpses of Jason's life story that allows you to understand the man he is today. As Jason and Brooklyn struggle to work together on creating their duet, you see the changes in their relationship as the chemistry between them heightens to new levels. Moody Jason becomes less evident and more tiny cute smiles and laughter starts to arise from him that just makes you... Yep *cue swoon music* right here folks.
Despite heated arguments and dialogues, the chemistry between Brooklyn and Jason sizzles as they attempt to finish (or at least start) working on their duet. Brooklyn tries to deny her feelings are growing stronger every time she's around Jason and even though Jason acts all moody, you start to see him like and genuinely care about Brooklyn. But when the duo catch writers block during the creation of their duet, they give in to temptation and start a whirl wind fling in secret (all in the name of finishing the song of course). But with secrets and surprise turn of events occurring, Brooklyn's finding it harder and harder to keep it strictly a platonic business arrangement. Which sets off a chain of events all leading up to one unforgettable Grammy performance no one will see coming.
I absolutely could not put this novel down! I was literally addicted to it and just didn't want it to end. I devoured it in 5 hours and just forgo studying in order to read it haha. Yes people, it was THAT great and absolutely one captivating story! I love R.S Grey’s trademark sassy characters and Brooklyn was so full of attitude, you just couldn't help but be entertained by her story. At the start, I found Jason's mood a bit rude and snobby, but I fell in love with him each time he came into the scene, his mysterious aura and his kindness and compassion towards Brooklyn was just too addictive to hate him and okay maybe his sexy presence kind of swayed me into Team Jason. I kept looking forward to each time Brooklyn ran into Jason or each time they spent time together, I felt like we got to know a bit more about him and the type of guy that he is.
The supporting characters were a blast to read and were so genuinely sweet. I absolutely adore Brook’s relationship with her sister, Cammie. They really are just like twins, they have the same spunky personality and great fashion style and I just loved Camille's comebacks towards her sister, it cracks me up every time. R.S Grey’s process of allowing the duos relationship to grow as the lyrics are slowly being written and expanded was just perfect! It set the atmosphere and just made the whole romance more unpredictable and so damn sweet to read. Twice, I wanted to open iTunes to find the music they were creating so I could listen to B and J's song. Grey’s portrayal of Brooklyn as a clumsy and down to earth singer, made her a fun and enjoyable main character to read from. I just could not help but laugh out loud every time she did something totally unpredictable and embarrassing in front of Jason.
So if you lovely readers loved R.S Grey’s Scoring Wilder novel, like I do, or you’re just looking for the perfect contemporary romance, than you absolutely will not be disappointed with The Duet! It has Grey’s trademark romantic whirl wind adventures with a twist, plenty of drama and surprises around every corner and an unlimited amount of hilarious dialogues and scenes that like me, you too will not want to put this beauty down until you have devoured every last page!
So what are you waiting for? Get reading! ;-)
The Duet will be priced at $2.99 for two days post-release, then the price will bump to $3.99! So get it while you can!
“I can’t drink much tonight because I have that meeting with my record label in the morning,” I warned as we passed through the back entrance to the club and headed up a set of stairs that were used exclusively for the VIP level. Fun fact: one time I was going up those stairs when P. Diddy was coming down, and he totally touched my ass. Allegedly.
“Just to clarify: if you’re begging me for tequila shots at midnight, threatening to kill my first born if I don’t give them to you, I should still tell you no?” Cammie asked, just to ensure the boundaries were set. Better safe than sorry.
“That was one time and it was in Cabo,” I protested. “What else are you supposed to do in Cabo other than challenge a mariachi band to a tequila shot contest until the lead singer passes out beside a donkey?”
Cammie held up her hands and started listing off items. “I dunno— enjoy the beach, check out the museums and the culture—”
“That was a rhetorical question,” I interrupted as we made it to the top of the stairs.
As if by magic, the black curtain in front of us swept to the side, opening up an entire room of drunken debauchery before us. In one corner, a celebrity who shall remain nameless (we’ll call her Nennifer Janiston) was sucking face with a sexy man, and across the room two of the funniest women in comedy were doing body shots off of a waiter from the club.
“Welcome to the behind the scenes of Hollywood,” I whispered to Cammie.
I live in Texas where I spend my free time writing and reading. My favorite authors include Mindy Kaling & Jonathan Safran Foer. I'm a comedy geek and love all things "funny". Women like Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, and Mindy Kaling are definitely the biggest inspirations for my writing, though I think my work tends to skew a bit smuttier than theirs.