Sep 30, 2013

Blog Tour + Giveaway: In Harmony by Helena Newbury

Author: Helena Newbury
Publisher: Foster & Black
Number of Pages: 400

Synopsis:
"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...."

This is the sequel to Dance for Me, which you all know I loved. I felt the same way about this book. 

First thing I loved about it was that the Professor's name was Harman and my name is Harman! I was really excited because I've never seen my name on a real book-got me all giddy. So 5 out of 5 stars for name selection.

I really loved the whole music aspect of this book. I'm a singer and I know how music is a part of my life and I would never be able to give it up. I could totally relate with Kate on that. 

Karen is such a sweet girl. I really related a lot with her on many different levels- especially with the music and the parents-being-tough-on-you. I get it all the time. Otherwise she was a very believable character who I would love to be friends with.

Connor is drool worthy. Helena you really know how to make your male characters amazing and just plain eye candy. Seriously, where do I get one?!? He's an electric guitarists (#jealous. I've been wanting to learn since I was 6.) but fails in school. Overall I thought he was a nice guy the only problem I had was that at the beginning he was kind of  the rude, bad boy type, and then all of a sudden his whole personality changed. It was a little unbelievable but I didn't focus on that.

The plot was amazing, I love reading about stuff like this and I very much enjoyed this book. I highly recommend it but be aware that this book contains situations that could be inappropriate if you are under the age of 17/18.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars!!

*A copy of this book was provided by the author and tour host in exchange for an honest review.

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Author Bio
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 at4am.
She loves meeting and talking with other authors, traveling to new places and discovering new books. You can find her on:

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