Thursday, September 26, 2013

In Harmony Blog Tour, review and giveaway


Release date: September 21st 2013


Publisher: Foster & Black New Adult


BOOK DESCRIPTION:
Everyone expects her to succeed….

Karen plays the cello like an angel, and it’s the only thing that makes her truly feel alive. But her father’s dream—for her to join a prestigious orchestra—leaves no time in her life for anything but music…not even love. Trapped on her path, she doesn’t know how to rebel.

Everyone expects him to fail….

Connor plays rock guitar like the devil himself, and his ability has got him all the way from a dead-end life in Belfast to a scholarship at Fenbrook Academy. But beneath his arrogance and charm, he doesn’t believe he has what it takes. He’s spent his time in New York drinking and partying, and the only future he sees is a return to Ireland as soon as he flunks out.

But what no one expects….

When Karen’s duet partner is injured, the bad boy guitarist and the shy, sheltered cellist are forced to team up. Neither likes the idea, but what begins as anger and distrust slowly spirals into love…and lust. If they can face up to their feelings, they might just have a chance together. If Connor will allow Karen to stop his fall, maybe he can show her a life she never thought possible....




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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Helena Newbury is a New Adult Romance author with a love of bakingly hot summer days, strawberry gelato, good coffee and interesting people. Unlike the characters in her books, Helena cannot dance, act or play anything (though she is substantially more flexible since she started writing Dance For Me and tried doing dancer’s stretches, so she's hoping that something will rub off on her from each book).


Helena writes in a very noisy, very busy coffee shop which means she sometimes end up mainlining caffeine to keep her seat. You’ll know when this happens because she’ll still be on Twitter that night at 4am.


She loves meeting and talking with other authors, traveling to new places and discovering new books. You can find her on:



Dee's Review
Karen is a cello player who dreams of making it big in the New York Philharmonic Orchestra. And Connor is a hot ass Irishman who plays the electric guitar, and plays it really well. Like Jimmy Hendrix well. They both go to Fenbook and are in their senior year. Karen is more of a geek (her words, not mine) who only studies and rarely goes out. Connor is a party animal womanizer who only parties and plays gigs and rarely studies. Oil and water....I didn't like this book as much as I liked Dance for Me. We got to see more of the whole crew from Dance with Me, so I really liked that we had the continuation of those relationships. We get to see if our couples are still on cloud nine... I'm totally not telling you, you have to read it! With In Harmony, I think when it comes to Karen,  I saw a lot of myself in her. She is very timid, doing things for everyone else first, living your life the way some people think you should, super shy, blushes all the time, not very sexually educated. Well, at least at a young age that was me, the not sexually educated part. She's a virgin and reads smut. See what I mean, she's like my book sista! Anyway, when she was going back and forth about whether or not to tell Connor how she felt, I was like come on! Tell him already!! But she was so back and forth. I'm gonna tell him. Im gonna wait. I'm gonna tell him. Nope, gonna wait. I'm lieke GAH! Come on!! I need to know what's gonna happen! Just do it! But I was getting mad at him too. Did he like her or not? Stop giving mixed signals Irish!  I will tell you this. There was more than a few times when I found myself actually laughing at Karen. I don't know why or what caused it, but I would find myself randomly giggling.. But you know who drove me absolutely mad, besides her dad!?!? Ruth. What the hell was that chicks problem?? Someone seriously needs to give that chick an ass kicking! All her back handled compliments were so petty. I really would've liked to see more of a confrontation between her an Karen at the end, or her telling Connor what Ruth did. Something. Anyway I liked this. I love how they melded their lives  and their music together to help each other. To help everyone. I definitely can't wait to see where Neil and Clarissa take us.... The little sex fiends. I give this book 3.5 hearts



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