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The Crescendo

(A Musical Interlude #2)

4.18  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  22 reviews
He taught her how to walk outside the line. She taught him how to leave the past behind. In the end, fate brought them both together.

Six months ago, Erin Angelo was hired by Alek Dostov, the charismatic Maestro who hired her design firm, the same man who healed the wounds of her tragic past.

In the highly anticipated, reader requested sequel to THE PRELUDE, Alek and Erin
Published May 27th 2014 by K. Leigh Books, LLC (first published May 25th 2014)
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Jeannie Zelos
Jun 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
The Crescendo ,(A Musical Interlude 2) , KaSonndra Leigh
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An Aria in Venice (A Standalone Companion to the Prelude) Now Available!
The Prelude An International Bestseller!
The Crescendo (Book #2) Coming May 27, 2014
The Dark Duet (Book #3) Coming June 24, 2014
The Overture (Book #4) Coming August, 2014
The Finale (Release date, TBA)

I'm onto this one having read Aria and Prelude so I'm beginning to get a feel for the nature of the people involved. It's a beau
Gabbie (Rampant Readers)
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Why I Picked It Up

The Prelude was one of my favorite reads of 2013 and I adored An Aria in Venice. I wanted to see what becomes of Alek and Erin.


The plot of The Crescendo was much faster-paced than that of The Prelude. This installment to the series had three times more action. In this novel, Alek is dealing with a constant threat against Erin with his father and his old gang lords returning to Milan. This, of
May 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was thrilled to get the chance to read this much-anticipated sequel to KaSonndra Leigh's beautifully sexy The Prelude, because I was itching to find out where things were going to go for Erin and the sexy maestro! They had seemingly settled their issues and were enjoying their blissful engagement, but with Alek's past always a threat and Erin's trust always teetering, it was a fragile state for them. Alek was dragging his feet for an unknown reason, and Erin wanted him to open up to her and be ...more
If you follow my reviews you probably already know how much I love A Musical Interlude series by KaSonndra Leigh. The Crescendo is the second book in Erin and Alek's story---so I'm not going to do a long review. I'll wait for the fourth book, The Overture (third book is The Dark Duet Nikolai's story), to give a more in depth review of Erin and Alek and an overview of the whole series, but I will tell you the key points of what I love about this book, and that is that I get to see inside Alek's ...more
Kristin Campbell
Jun 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
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Editorial Review

The Crescendo was a gut-wrenching story. I think it was emotional, more thrilling, than the first book.

In The Prelude, you had Erin overcoming her sister and father’s death, moving on with her life, and forsaking relationships because her heart had been stomped on years ago. Sounds depressing, right? Well, now she has a fiancé who disappears all the time, won’t commit to a wedding date, women from Alek’s past disrupt their relationship, she’s threatened and attacked, Nikolai dis
Stephanie Wolf
May 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Erin and Alek work together, and I mean work together! Not only do they have a love for music, they have a love for each other, and a very passionate love for each other.

But unfortunately, the past can sometimes get in the way.

While Erin is a simple girl from the United States, Alek has a past he would prefer not to share with her. How he came to be the man he is today is not something he is proud of. Of course when you have a mother like Katerina, you never know what will happen.

It takes a lot
May 23, 2014 rated it really liked it
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3.5/4 Stars

It is necessary that you read the first book in this series, THE PRELUDE, before you read THE CRESCENDO.
The story is written in dual POVs. The author does a good job switching the POVs in a good place. The switch still made me feel the intensity of these two even though I knew what the other was thinking.
There is still a lot that Erin does not know about Alek with his involvement in the Russian gang 10 years earlier. Erin wants Alek to open up to her, but he is not sure how she will t
Sep 02, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Erin and Alex have an intense and fabulous connection. In Crescendo their new relationship is being threatened by ghosts from Alex's past. I loved spending more time with Alex and Erin though Alex frustrated me on more than one occasion as he insisted on keeping secrets from Erin. There are some very tense situations which force some difficult decisions. I had some tense moments as a reader but really loved how this couple ultimately shows the depth of their love as they work through the latest ...more
Sarah Raderstorf
May 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow. I absolutely loved The Crescendo by KaSonndra Leigh.
I loved the story between Alek and Erin. They go thru so much
trying to keep the relationship togethor. They face horrible turmoil. Alek who doesnt seem to stick around, doesn't want to commit to a date for the weeding.
And Erin who seems to suffer consequences that she doesn't understand.

I won't give any spoilers away, but The Crescendo is definitely worth reading.
I have given 5 stars because it deserves it. I can not wait to read the
Colleen Everly
Mar 05, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this book,not the part about spiders, eww, but they did make for a dramatic scene though. I love the combination between the worlds of these people with Russian gangs,singing,dancing,and of course orchestral music, being that Alek is a maestro. This couple have so much to work through to be happy yet they always come back to one another. It took him so long to get her to connect with him and then all this stuff starts happening to them and there relationship, but when they m ...more
Jun 04, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
BAM! Just like that I'm hit with the ending that I didn't want to reach. Alek and Erin's love is beautiful throughout this book. Who wouldn't want someone as fierce as Alek by their side who would do ANYTHING to keep them from harm. Erin and Alek have grown so much in this book together that I'm excited for the third installment of this series. ...more
Kristina Snyder
Sep 04, 2014 rated it really liked it

The Crescendo was a fast-paced, edgy story that definitely kept me on my toes. This story was filled with romance, mystery, suspense and heartache. What really drew me into this story was the emotions that I felt. The emotions in this story feel so real. I have come to know and care about the characters in this series that I hope they each get their happy ending. These characters I would love to have as friends. In The Crescendo, we get the dual POVs again which I love!!! It is nice getting insi
Sep 21, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is Erin and Alek...part two. Now that they have decided to spend the rest of their lives together, Erin and Alek have to start living them...there is one big problem though and that is the secrets that they keep. Alek refuses to share his past with Erin determined to keep her safe and when a man from Erin's past returns, she keeps their connection from Alek. Danger, drama, passion and heartbreak...these two experience it all in this continuation of their journey together.

The hardest part o
Novel Grounds
Aug 31, 2014 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars
Meg's Review:
This was a GREAT sequel to the Much Loved first novel from Kasonndra Leigh. I Really enjoyed getting to jump back into this world. It took me a few months to get a chance to read it, but it was WELL worth the wait.

I love the fact that this is a love story with its own twist on things. It can ooze romance in one paragraph, and in the next we are on our toes with the darker side of the story.

Erin and Alek have not had an easy ride. Their relationship is fu
Shirley Verdin
Sep 15, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful addition the Erin and Alek story. Will their love for each other be enough? Will his past come in between their relationship? Both these questions will stick with you until the very end. Another powerful read from KaSonndra. Alek is a strong willed, protective man who follows through on his beliefs. Alek's possesive mother believes in order to keep her children safe from the past, she has to control their every move. She does not take to liking Erin, which causes more controlling on he ...more
Jul 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
"The heart conducts the most beautiful Symphony of all. In a storm, it's that moment when the sun shines behind the clouds, its rays eventually breaking through the mist. In music, we call it the Crescendo."

I love this series so much. Crescendo has beauty, suspense,passion, love and turmoil. It grabs you by the heart and drags you through all the mysteries of the leading characters lives. Every second of it is sweet agony as you continue hoping that true love will win out. The story feels like p
Shannan Williams
Sep 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Wow, is the first thing that comes to mind as I finish this book. This is the second book the series A Musical Interlude and it picks up right where we left off and leaves us with a major cliffhanger! I just cannot wait to see what happens in the third book, which I am going to start immediately.

This book was packed full of action and excitement. I kept saying to myself, “my goodness what is going to happen now?” I was pulled in and hanging on the edge of my seat. I think I read this book in abo
Sep 11, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Alek is The Maestro, a young brilliant musical prodigy and Erin loves him. Erin has given up her design career to follow her love of music and work with Alek. Erin and Alek are now engaged but Alek's mysterious past has come to haunt him and tear him away from Erin. I think I was liking this book slightly better than the first one. There is a lot going on in this book and it was really exciting. 4 stars.
Jacklynn Sizemore
Nov 08, 2013 rated it it was amazing
WOW this book is amazing!!! The love Alek and Erin have for each is just so inspiring. To have every bad thing imaginable happen to these two and their love for each other is what saves them. This is so a must read. I just love this series just great and so hot that you well not be able put the book down unlit your done!!!!
Mar 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
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Aug 04, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: new-adult, romance, mob
telat baca buku ini, kelupaan kalo udah punya. ga sabar nunggu buku ke 4
Jan 05, 2014 rated it liked it
I was bummed...I waited for this second book and it was more of a novella...too short
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Other books in the series

A Musical Interlude (4 books)
  • The Prelude (A Musical Interlude, #1)
  • The Dark Duet (A Musical Interlude, #3)
  • The Finale (A Musical Interlude, #4)

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