So this very talented author sended me his book and I decided I wanted to do a review on it. It's called Melody's Key. (I wrote it in my notes first so that's why the beginning makes no sense)
Not another romance story!? Surely, you say, why do I make myself read romances when I often take a machete to them? Because I have hope that somewhere, someone has written or will write a romance story that is worth the read. For me… Melody’s Key was like living through my puppy-love all over again.
Melody's Key was old-school romance in the modern day. Young love. And none of it would have been enjoyable if the writing wouldn’t have been so good, so full of beautiful words and … well, downright romantic notions.
Yes, it may have been a bit cliche. OK, quite a lot. We have the eye-game. Yep, the eye-game of where he has the piercing green eyes that reveal every millisecond of emotions and her eyes…you know, doing the dance as well… Yes, there’s a scene where I was like- Holla, Patrick Swayze groupies, relive the scene but with different, and living, characters. Yes, Dallas may have smothered the whole romance in intense descriptions and towards the end, yes, I skipped some of the really heavy detailed writing but overall, this is a book for everyone that loves a bit of swoon and cuteness.
This book will make you experience everything as if with your own heart. Exquisite and innocent, yet fun and charming. Because life isn’t a bed of sweet-smelling roses, the story doesn’t come without it’s own bitter moments. Just… enjoy.
There are a couple of nags I’d like to mention- a) I would have like to have a more of a conclusion in Simon’s story. It was such a build up, only to leave me with more questions and curiosity, and b) it really got a bit too heavy for me in the end but don’t discount the book based on my personal preferences. It depends on personal intake levels… you’ll either feel like a beached whale after scoffing down a ton of sweets- a little bit sick, but satisfied. Or, totally proud of having gorged on ‘sticky toffee sweet’ writing.
A bit about the characters… To be honest, I was quite jealous of Tegan at one point. Talk about a talented girl.