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Ariel's Song

(In Bed with the Enemy #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  43 ratings  ·  27 reviews
Colin Hoskins, famous classical violinist, is tainted by his past. Angry at life, unable to move beyond the betrayal of his dead fiancé, he’s sworn off performing or falling in love ever again. All Colin wants is to be left alone, except no one listens. Especially the pretty little assistant he can’t fire and his body burns to claim.

Stranded in a foreign country, bankrupte
ebook, 206 pages
Published November 2nd 2013 by Evernight Publishing (first published October 28th 2013)
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Feb 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
A sexy, intense read that had me hooked. The characters are wonderful in this read. Colin is hurt and is striking out at other, Ariel is alone and desperate to find work. Logan, Colin’s friend brings the two of them together. Can Ariel break Collin free of the walls he has built around his heart? This is a short and sexy read that kept me entertained throughout and I am looking forward to reading more of this series.
Mar 10, 2014 rated it really liked it
In a nutshell: Ariel's Song is the very sexy tale of how a passionate romp can turn into a story of redemption and freedom. I loved the idea of a tortured virtuoso who finds his way to happiness through unexpected love. And I loved how a lovesick woman is the one who actually rescues the man of her dreams from his nightmare.

Best Feature: story and sexy encounters.

Worst feature: not too fond of the writing style and the heroine gives in too easily.

Es español: ¿Por qué la he leído? por dos motivos
Liz F
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review and author interview posted on Kindles & Wine

One of the very best parts of reviewing books is getting a chance to try out new authors. When I read one that I feel stands out from rest, I try to tell friends about it. Well, friends, I’m happy to say that I recently read Ariel's Song, the debut novel by Evie Knight, and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Read on to check out my mini-review and a Q&A with Miss Evie, herself!

I was surprised at how much I liked Ariel. This isn’t the usual heroine that I
Nov 11, 2013 rated it really liked it
In Ariel’s Song by Evie Knight, Colin Hoskins is a famous classical violinist, who made the crossover to other musical genres. Unfortunately, since the murder of his fiancé and after being considered a prime suspect, Colin walked away from the stage and everyone in his life. He cannot move on from her betrayal and he does not want to perform on stage or fall in love ever again.

Ariel Parks needs a job ASAP. She went left home to try and find her brother, only he has disappeared and she needs mone
Nov 09, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I was given an ARC of Ariel's Song written by Evie Knight for an honest review and I have to say I was pleasantly surprised how much I loved this story and couldn't stop reading it. You see, the hero is completely different than what I'm used to when reading my romance books that features a musician; I'm used to the typical sexy, alpha rockstar who drives the woman crazy with lust and not an angry, classical musician getting ready to perform at the Philharmonic. I'm thinking that the hero is goi ...more
Leslie Ferdinand
Nov 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: rock-star-hero
Ariel’s Song by Evie Knight

Published: October 29, 2013, Evernight Publishing

Series: In Bed With the Enemy #1

Colin Hoskins is a famous violinist who plays everything from Mozart to Metallica. He’s brilliant and world-renowned until a tragedy forces him out of the spotlight. He wants to be left alone, vowing never to perform or fall in love again.

Ariel Parks needs a job, so she answers an ad to become Colin’s assistant. Stranded in Great Britain, she can’t find two farthings to rub together.
Oct 28, 2013 rated it liked it
3.5 stars

I have read quite a few books over the past year about rockers, rock bands and their lifestyles. Ariel's Song by Evie Knight tweaks this genre a little bit with the tortured hero being a classical violinist who is able to rock with the best of them. Colin Hoskins is a master violinist and composer. He stopped performing and became a recluse when he was a suspect and blamed by the press for his fiance's death.

The heroine, Ariel Parks, is a bankrupt heiress. Her funds are frozen, her brot
Buffy Kennedy
Dec 28, 2013 rated it it was ok
I have mixed feelings about this one. I like how it ended and that Ariel brought Colin out of his shell and all that, but the way it all went down and how it was written was off-putting. The way the two of them spoke to each other right from the start made it feel like I started part way through the book for starters.

Ariel and Colin each have a bit of depth as characters, but as a couple they fall kind of flat. There’s no substance or foundation to them other than mutual (though occasionally que
Victoria Rainey
Aug 01, 2014 rated it really liked it
Romancing The Book Review

Original Review Published here:

Ariel’s Song is the first book In Bed with the Enemy series by Evie Knight. I chose this book because I have not read this author before and the story was different than I expected it to be based on the title.

Colin Hoskins is a rich and famous classical violinist. He battles his past and his angry with life. He is obsesses with how his fiancé died and wants to find out who killed her. Colin continual
Oct 31, 2013 rated it really liked it
A little suspense, a lot smexy action!

ARIEL’S SONG by Evie Knight is a smexy, fast-paced romance that contains hints of domination and suspense, but revels in the world of music and romance. One moment, Colin is fiery, angry, annoying, and arrogant and the next he’s making magic with his violin and writing a song in Ariel’s honor. We experience Ariel’s strength in the face of constant adversity on the part of Colin not be willing to open himself up to anyone, especially Ariel and in turn, we de
Nov 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
I was given this book for an honest review.
This book is about Colin Hoskins and Ariel Parks. Colin is a famous classical violinist who has let his past taint his life thoroughly. He is very angry at the hand that life has dealt him. His deceased fiance' betrayed him and he can't get past it. Do to the betrayal he has sworn off love and performing.

Ariel Parks is stranded in a foreign country. Ariel is a bankrupted heiress. Now she has to take a job in order to get back home. So she believes she h
Negar Arvanaghi
Jan 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing
If she's broke, why would she go to England?

The story is a lot deeper than the usual talking-in-between-sex-scenes that seems to be prevalent in erotica.

Oh Colin, keeping news from someone never turns out good. Although, he does tell her before she can get mad about it.

He thinks everything can be solved with sex, doesn't he?

Ha, soap.

What's up with Julianne and Gerard?

Tanner, don't you know not to run from people trying to help you.

The proposal was beautiful. Who else had to stop and listen to "Y
Heather andrews
Jan 29, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Colin is a man not to be reckoned with when that boy says jump who ask how high, "you're moving in tonight. This place isn't safe. Anybody can break in. Do you need help packing your bags?" He can be a jealous man when it comes to his Ariel, "what does Penelope have to do with us?" He took a step toward her. "When you go out with me, you're with me. You don't leave with another man. Understand?" He can be emotional which I loved most about him, "your place is with me," he said, kissing her nape. ...more
I really enjoyed this book. was it about a fantasy David Garett??
it was steamy, colin lust and lust and made decision based on his lust and love for her. hopefully she found and put a stop into that. a relationship couldn't solely based on make up amd decision that way.
So in the end, big turnaround! !!
somehow I couldn't understand the title. not ariel's song but about the "in bed with the ennemy". I still want to bear about jules and Gérard.
Nov 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
A good, likable romance of an heiress who needs money, so she goes to work for surly musician Colin. He hasn't performed in public since the death of his wife a few years before under a dark cloud of suspicion. Colin is rich, talented, and arrogant. Sometimes you just want to shake him and tell him to wake up before he blows it. There are a lot of steamy love scenes too. I was pleasantly surprised at this story.

I received a copy of the arc for an honest review.
Kristyn Wilde
Jun 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
Evie creates an erotic mix of sexual tension, friendship, jealousy and mystery. Being that I'm a music junkie myself, I thoroughly enjoyed this read. ...more
Diana (Offbeat Vagabond)
Dec 30, 2013 rated it really liked it
Original review here:

Ariel's Song follows a woman named Ariel. She is a bit down on her luck. She is used to having a lot of money being an heiress and all. But she finds herself bankrupt since it seems her brother has cleaned them out. She desperately needs a job or she will be homeless is a country she doesn't know that well. She decides that she wants to be an assistant to one of her favorite musicians, Coli
Adria's Musings
May 06, 2014 rated it liked it
Originally posted on Adria's Romance Reviews
* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Author Evie Knight has managed to create a dark, sensual story among the world of classical music that brought to mind dramatic concerts, passionate nights and murder.

Classical violinist Colin Hoskins just wants to be left alone. After being the center of a criminal investigation, he’s retreated into a solitary life. Bitter and angry, he wants nothing to do with life and especially wants
I got a copy in exchange for an honest review

I read Ariel's Song in one day, it was a light read and I really enjoyed, but I also had some issues with it. Ariel's Song it a hot romance novel, there are quite some sex scenes and especially at first I felt the focus was a bit too much on lust instead of love, luckily that changed a bit as the story progressed. The beginning was a bit confusing for me as the book starts with a scene which I found difficult to make sense of because I didn't had any
Feb 24, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was gifted a copy of this book via netgalley in exchange for my honest thoughts and a review.

Evie Knight is a new author to me so i went in to this book with a clear and opened mind.

Colin Hoskins is a world famous classical violinist, but he is tainted by his past. Colin is very angry at life, And still unable to move beyond the betrayal he suffered from his dead fiancé, he is swearing off from ever performing or falling in love again. Know all he wants is to be left well alone, except no one
Romancing the Book
Reviewed by Victoria
Book provided by the publisher
Originally posted at Romancing the Book

Ariel’s Song is the first book In Bed with the Enemy series by Evie Knight. I chose this book because I have not read this author before and the story was different than I expected it to be based on the title.

Colin Hoskins is a rich and famous classical violinist. He battles his past and his angry with life. He is obsesses with how his fiancé died and wants to find out who killed her. Colin continually battl
Apr 26, 2014 rated it really liked it
This is the debut novel by Evie Knight. The best thing about reviewing books is getting the chance to read books from new authors. And Evie Knight did not disappoint. There was a no nascence feel to the book. We learned about the characters as their relationship grew, which I liked. Within the very first chapter of the book the characters are meeting and the sparks are flying.

The story really sucks you in. You have so many things going on you can’t really decide where to put your brain. There is
Mariel Hoss
Mar 11, 2015 rated it it was ok

***ARC from NetGalley in Exchange for an honest review***

While the main characters were portrayed with that underlying complexity from a painful past/experiences, I didn't think it made them likable. The dialogue and physical interactions seemed very rough to me and gave me the uncomfortable feeling of looking at a very dysfunctional and borderline abusive relationship. Throw in a fatal attraction Glenn Close antagonist and it just kind of fell of the cliff for me and the HEA seemed contrived. S
Ash P Reads
Feb 07, 2015 rated it liked it
Recommended to Ash P by: NetGalley
I received a free copy in exchange for an honest review

A decent enough read, about overcoming heartbreaks and fears. The composition and organization of the timeline in the story though was a little jumpy and haphazard. I found myself going back to reread previous pages so I could catch up with what was happening.
Feb 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This was a roller coaster ride of sex, murder, and tragic background secrets between Colin and Ariel. Held my interest until the very end. I loved the glimpse into the future, and the happy ending.
Dec 14, 2013 rated it really liked it
Review was sent to BTS... 3.5 left unresolved issues...
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