Saturday, September 22, 2018

Blog Tour Review with Giveaway: Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright

Book info:

Title:  Perfect Harmony

Author:  Emily Albright

Publisher: Amberjack Publishing

Release date: September 18, 2018

Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Source:  ARC from publisher which did not influence my opinion.
My rating:  4 stars

Pippa Wyndham is a top cellist―she’d never settle for anything less. Determined to get into the nation’s most prestigious music college, nothing’s going to stand in her way . . . Until her senior year of high school when a new guy from a fancy New York conservatory transfers to her school. 

Declan Brogan’s cocky, and he knows how amazing he is at the cello. He has every intention of knocking Pippa out of first chair and showing her who really belongs on top. Forced together when assigned a duet, their personal competition and mutual dislike transform into a teasing friendship.

Torn between her childhood crush and the boy who threatens her dreams, Pippa finds herself at risk of losing her best friend, her future, and the boy who makes her heart melt. Struggling to make things right, Pippa discovers that sometimes the thing you want the most doesn’t always end up being the thing you need.


My Review:
I've enjoyed the other books I read by this author, and so I looked forward to this one as well.  The characters were a bit younger it seemed than the other books.  I liked the story, the music competition aspect, and the definitely teen girl characteristics that Pippa and her friends displayed.  Even though at times I got a bit annoyed by Pippa refusing to believe that Declan was interested in her, I understood part of it was her age.  I also realize that is really how it is sometimes, we don't always think that someone could be interested.  I was a little disappointed that she gave up on her crush on Noah so quickly, but it makes sense how she was already starting to feel about Declan, whether she wanted to admit it or not.  Pippa's brother being oblivious to her best friend, Quinn, having a crush on him totally made sense though. Boys are definitely not as quick on the uptake sometimes about those kinds of things. Especially at that age. I got so mad at Quinn for being upset about Declan.  She totally is the one who first said he liked Pippa, so why would she act that way?  And then I was mad at Declan for telling Pippa what he did when he got the news about him mom while they were in NYC.  But, when you hear what else he'd been told, it made sense.  It made you really dislike Lexi even more than you did just for what she did to come between Pippa and Quinn.  This was a sweet YA read, and definitely one I'd recommend.

About the Author:

Emily Albright is the author of EVERYDAY MAGIC and THE HEIR AND THE SPARE, both available now from Simon Pulse. Her next novel PERFECT HARMONY will release 9.25.2018. 

She's a writer, a major bookworm, a lover of romantic movies, a wife, a mother, an owner of one adorable (yet slightly insane) cockapoo, and uses way too many :).

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Prize: Three paperback copies of Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright (USA only)

Starts: 9/18/18

Ends:  9/26/18

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