Concerto, the highly anticipated second book in the North Security Series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren is available now!
The spotlight lands on Samantha Brooks. Years of practice build to the opening night of a global tour. She plays her heart out, but there are darker forces underneath the stage.
There are eyes watching from the wings.
Liam North fights to keep her safe with every weapon he owns. She’s his greatest pride—and his greatest weakness. The danger comes from somewhere no one expected. Betrayal threatens to destroy everything he’s built. His business. His family. His life.
When the curtain falls, only one of them will be left standing.
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Reviewed by Sharon Thérèse at KFF
I honestly didn’t think Warren would be able to surprise me even more than she’d already had in Overture, but with her wicked penmanship, she’s done it again and very well indeed. Ooh my, the surges of exuberance and angst in vividly described scenes had me sitting on the edge of my seat, and the cliffy… it’s excruciatingly frustrating. Waiting for Sonata, the last book in the North Security Series releasing this summer means my agony instantly became tenfold after turning the last page!
Samantha Brookes left me aghast at every turn. Gone are those days when she was a meek teenage prodigy. Watching her grow into a mature young woman whose voice is heard, who’s not afraid to defend and prove to herself and others, was a joy to read. And learning about how Liam had suffered in his youth provoked tears. A raw emotive romance in all aspects, having tissues at hand isn’t a bad idea.
“I don’t want to hurt for you. That isn’t how love should be”
“It’s the only way I know how.”
Liam. Well, he’s gained a special place in my heart regardless of his weaknesses. Underneath his tough exterior is a sensitive man totally hellbent on discovering the truth and protecting the only woman capable of bringing him to his knees. So why then does he still insist on shadowing Samantha when all she wants is her to be her own woman and on her terms? And believe you me, what evolved was so unexpectedly dangerous and nail-biting that I found myself rereading certain passages.
“All we know is how to survive, Samantha. And we will kill anything that threatens that.”
Liam and Samantha’s story will tug at your heartstrings; the musical references will enchant you in every possible way. Two completely different characters struggle with the past and the present. Will Liam put back on his boxing gloves on and fight for both of their lives, their delicate relationship? Well, we’re going to have to be patient to see what happens.
“She’s the weakest part of you, laid out on a platter for your enemies.”
Concerto overflows with everything I look for in a good book, and definitely a forbidden romance to be reckoned with. Warren’s delivered a well-written and well-thought-out plot that will keep you guessing, and make you turn the pages at lightning speed. The character development is spot on. You’ll love who you should and hate others with a vengeance. I, for one, couldn’t stand one certain interfering individual whose sharp tongue cut deeply. If there were ever a thriller that’s brought out feelings of helplessness, fear and anger in me this year, this is the one!
“Have you managed hundreds, thousands of shows? No, because you’re only a child. Not a very bright one…”
Of course, I mustn’t forget to mention the steaminess! What I really liked most of all though is love comes first, the intimate scenes are just a delectable plus. Hmm…Liam certainly spices things up with his filthy tongue. No pun intended, ladies! Bravo Warren!
“When he touches me, I feel my whole body sing. The notes fill the air even if he steals my breath.”
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One day I had been a man with a death wish—and the next I was responsible for a twelve-year-old girl. And then she grew up into a beautiful woman. At every turn she’s been a surprise.I touch my fingers to her temple and stroke her cheek. “If there’s one thing I’ve learned in life it’s that everything will change. Don’t worry about your future. Do this because you love it, right now. Play. Compose. Perform. Sometimes all you have is right now.”My hand trails down her jaw, until the backs of my fingers rest against her throat. Her vocal cords vibrate as she speaks. Ripples of pleasure and pain resound through my body.“I’m not performing right now,” she whispers.
I have her tucked into the ivy, as deep as she can go. I’m blocking her with my body—keeping her within reach, keeping everyone else away. It’s the only way I’ve ever been able to breathe.
A knot forms in my throat.
“What do you want?”
Right now. The words move between us like the cool night breeze.
It shouldn’t be possible for her to live up to the image in my head, the perfection that I’ve been imagining every goddamn night. Except it doesn’t even do her justice.
She’s living breathing perfection.
Somehow, I’m leaning close. Is it only me who wants this? Her breath brushes over my lips. What do you want? I asked her. “This,” she whispers, and then she closes the centimeters between us.
Four weeks. That’s how long I’ve been apart from her.
It might as well have been four years. A lifetime of silence. The moment her lips touch mine I’m suffused with music, thousands of notes that she’s played for me, a million heartbeats.
By the time she pulls back I’m breathing hard. I can run a marathon barely breaking a sweat. Being near this woman is enough to break my body into pieces.
Start the series with OVERTURE
Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet…
The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.
Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.
No matter how bad he aches for one taste.
Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but there’s more at stake than her body. Every touch, every kiss, every night. The closer she gets, the more exposed his darkest secret.
She’s one step away from finding out what happened the night she lost her family. One step away from leaving him forever.
OVERTURE is the first novel in a brand new series from New York Times bestselling author Skye Warren.
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Skye Warren is the New York Times bestselling author of dangerous romance such as the Endgame trilogy. Her books have been featured in Jezebel, Buzzfeed, USA Today Happily Ever After, Glamour, and Elle Magazine. She makes her home in Texas with her loving family, sweet dogs, and evil cat.
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