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The Duet

(A Heart Novel)

4.05  ·  Rating details ·  12,257 ratings  ·  892 reviews
When 27-year-old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone, her love songs enchant audiences worldwide. But when it comes to her own love life, the only spell she’s under is a dry one.

So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe, she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies... those in which her G-string g
Published November 7th 2014 (first published October 25th 2014)
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Lady Vigilante (Feifei)
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4 stars!


Though I don’t read many of them, sometimes it’s great to unwind with a lighthearted, humorous read and when I picked up The Duet it hit the nail on the head with light and funny. Though the premise isn’t anything I haven’t read before, the witty banter, nearly drama-free plot, the close camaraderie between the two Heart sisters and the two very charming main characters totally won me over and I had a blast reading this book.


Pop singer Brooklyn Heart is a hoot. She’s
*J* Too Many Books Too Little Time
4 Stars!

RS Grey and I...we just get along! I've read and enjoyed all of her books and The Duet was no exception.

I love that all of her books are completely different from each other. I love that not every book turns in to a multi book series. They don't have cliffhanger endings. They aren't filled with juvenile drama and annoying MCs. And best of all, they make me laugh.

Brooklyn was a great heroine....maybe a little in her head too much. Despite being a pop star she was down to earth and fun!

Jun 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
4.5 "Sing to me" stars

After reading The Duet,I was led to a huge,life-changing revelation.One that was formed in the back of my mind since V is for Virgin,one that started putting down roots after Like Gravity,and now will be my downfall:I want to marry a singer.A cocky,sexy as hell singer who writes songs about me because is there anything hotter than this?Thank you R.S. Grey for narrowing down my chances of finding a real life book boyfriend from zero to Alaska temperatures.

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Pavlina Read more sleep less blog

OMG I can't even express how much I love Rachel's writing!!! She knows how to write funny,sweet,romantic and sexy stories!!! So far I thought "With This Heart" was my favorite book but this book has something that stole my heart!! *sigh* Everytime I read a new story from Rachel I'm excited because each book has something to give me! I'm a huge fan of her and I’m always so excited when I read a book of hers! I really loved this book from the first page!! It captivated me a
4 Stars.


Brooklyn and Jason are both very famous a successful country singers, both nominated to the Emmy’s. But as they attracted different groups of fans, their agents have a brilliant idea: bring them together to perform a duet during the Emmy’s that join their public.
Jason immediately rejects that idea and is pretty vocal about it and Brooklyn doesn’t understand why she attracts such a cold front from him.
Since they have no other choice, are stuck together in a Montana ranch and that’s when
Nissa | Of Pens and Pages Book Blog
3 stars!

Review at Of Pens and Pages.

Brooklyn Heart and Jason Monroe are the two biggest talents in their music label; while Brooklyn conquered the pop charts with her love songs, Jason won his legions of fans with his soulful music and sexy-mysterious aura. They’ve never worked together and never really thought it would ever happen until the higher ups thought it was a perfect idea. Now they’ll have to write a song together and perform it at the Grammy’s. No big deal.

Except it is. How can they
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 17, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 Stars

This story is light and fun. Brooklyn and Cami are hilarious but the love story between Brooklyn and Jason was just okay for me.
Geri Reads
Nov 12, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
4 duet stars!

I was a little hesitant to read this book since I wasn't that impressed with my first RS Grey book. But after seeing some of my trusted friends' positive reviews -- friends that don't usually care for this type of stories -- I knew I just have to read this.

And I loved it!

Sure it wasn't super deep or super emotional but it was super fun and the characters were endearing and relatable despite the fact the MCs are both celebrities. They are my least favorite MCs to read about but Broo

Title:The Duet
Series:Untitled #1
Author:R.S. Grey
Release date: November 10, 2014
Rating:3 stars
HEA: (view spoiler)

I was so excited to check out this latest from R.S. Grey. Everything I've read from her has been 4-5 stars in the past. Going in, I think I had anticipated a more serious tone based on my past reads. However, Scoring Wilder did have more humor than the previous books. This one right here I would definitely classify as romantic comedy-minus the roman
May 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I'm reading the books in this series backwards. I read The Design last month and loved it. After seeing Brooklyn Heart in Cammie's book, I knew I wanted to read her story too.

Brooklyn Hart and Jason Monroe are both successful and popular singers. They are both beautiful professionals, but they sing different genres. To bridge the gap, their record company came up with the idea that instead of performing two independent songs at the music awards they should write and sing a duet together.

Jason i
”It’s just…have you ever had sex with a Brazilian underwear model and thought, ‘Seriously, I thought this would be better’?”
“Can’t say that I have.”
I laughed at her dry retort. “Okay, well, it was terrible. No tingles, no fireworks, and definitely no happy ending.”
“Are you serious?”
“Dead serious.” I shrugged. “I’m over it. From now on, I’m just going to think of other things to do with my vagina.”
“Yeah, you could probably store receipts in there,”

Let me lay it out for you all honest like fro
Natasha is a Book Junkie
Oct 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
“He must be a kicker when he slept…or maybe he slept spread eagle. In the nude. With whipped cream.”

There is nothing quite like a book that makes you smile so many times your jaw literally starts hurting! I went into this story somewhat blindly, drawn to the ‘opposites attracting’ type of scenario, but I never expected to become so easily captivated by the characters, or that the mere thought of them even a week after finishing this book would still be putting a smile on my face. An
Melanie (mells_view)
Loving you would be easy as taking a breath.

A pretty enemies to friends with benefits to lovers romance. I enjoyed the whole musicians having to work together plot. It was interesting, and it’s always fun to see emotions coming out through music.

Brooklyn was a fun character. I liked that she wasn’t over the top with her personality, she just was her fun, confident yet unsure self. I liked her relationship with her sister Cammie as well. Jason was broody and a bit of a jerk at first, but of cours
Dec 07, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
Out of the few R.S. Grey books I’ve read so far, this one has definitely been my favorite. It was a quick and fun read and I also think her writing was already a lot better than in her previous books. The only thing that bothered me about The Duet was the female main character. I didn’t hate her but sometimes she was just pretty annoying and didn’t really act her age.

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Kelli C
4.25 Light, Fun, and Sexy Stars!

This is Pop Princess, Brooklyn Heart

and this is brooding male recording star Jason Monroe

Two genres of music. Two completely different lifestyles. Two talented musicians. One of the most unlikely pairings! When the record label puts them together in hopes for Grammy magic, it is gonna be along haul to make the perfect duet! well...NOT SO FAST!

Jason is one stone cold dude. He is sex on a stick but he is also " probably the assholiest person I’ve ever met.” Yep. So
Zakirrah BookBlogger
3.5 Funny Stars!

I had totally forgotten that I had to review this for the release blitz so when reminded I quickly jumped in and hoped this would be good and not a slow read because that would have killed me at this point.I started this and could not stop after reading about Brooklyn Heart and Jason Monroe's awkward first encounter.Simply put its about two different singers who have but put together by their label to write a song for their duet.

This is one of those books that caused me to have
Advance Readers Copy(ARC) provided for my blog for an honest review by the lovely author R.S. Grey

Title: The Duet
Author: R.S. Grey
Series: (Heart, #1)
Genre: New Adult
Release Date: November 10th, 2014
Source: eARC
Rating: 3 Stars
Cliffhanger: No
HEA: (view spoiler)

Character Casting:

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Let me say I felt so excited when I received an ARC of The Duet because I loved With This Heart and Scoring Wilder is in my top ten favorite books of
Mar 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I Loved this! Super cute and sexy and refreshing! A pop princess and a brooding sexy solo artist... it was so funny at times and the sexual tension was boiling. I loved Brooklyn.. she was so hilarious and confident. No serious emotional baggage weighing her down... her and her sister did lose both parents several years earlier but it only made Brooklyn stronger. I do wish we would have got Jason's POV.. but besides that.. this was a page turner for me and I couldn't wait to see what would happe ...more
The Y.A. Bookworm Blogger
Jul 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
Awww, that ending was cute
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
A hilariously clever heroine with a good dose of brooding male sexiness made this book a wonderful delight. It’s funny, witty, hot and endearing.

When pop phenom Brooklyn Heart is programmed to write and perform a duet with soulful singer Jason Monroe, it’s more probable that they’ll end up writing an “I hate your attitude, let’s never see each other again” song, than the collaboration ballad their label is hoping to get. But between her lively personality, his dark one and their mutual attra
Mar 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was super cute, fun and addicting!! Having read previous books of RS Grey, this ones definitely one of her steaminess!!
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Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: own, paperback, signed, ae
That's exactly what I needed after reading some heavier novels. Something a little fun, a little hilarious and positively RS Grey's signature style. This was a great quick read to lighten my mood. Now to read The Design! ...more
Mizz Latte

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Star Ratings:
Heroine (Brooklyn): 27yrs old – 2/5
Hero (Jason): late 20s? – 2/5
Plot: 3/5
Grovel: none
Cheating: H doesn’t tell h he is married
HEA: yes
Triggers: h sleeps with a model the night before meeting H but keeps referring to the model throughout the book which is annoying

Average score: 2.5/5

Best Line: “Why write about something you’ll never experience?”

Worst Line: “but whatever, I just needed some sex; I didn’t need to know the guy’s
Jun 13, 2020 rated it it was amazing
R.S. Grey has done it again!!

I've read so many books by R.S. Grey but they will never be enough!!

In 'The Duet' we meet Brooklyn Heart and Jason Monroe. While Brooklyn Heart conquered the world with her love songs, Jason won his fans over with his soulful music and mysterious, bad boy aura. So the Labels thought 'Why not put these two, complete opposites, together to sing a duet for the Grammy's'

"I'd risk it all, for you I would. You'd make me fall, and fall I would"

And boy did they wr
Jun 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
Now we're talking. You have no idea people how much I itch for this kind of read for a while now.. well, like a hormonal prego craving for chocolate ice cream with sprinkles on top that is. Light, funny and not overtly heavy with the drama. I lurve Jason. But Brooklyn is the icing on the cake, she is really hilarious but feisty. I love her. I am really a happy reader right now. Squeeee! ...more
Jan 12, 2018 rated it really liked it
Okay, so this is one of those lazy days when I'm just going to lay my thoughts out here without any introduction about the characters or the story.

Everything seems to be fine - I was happy about the way the story's progressing, and the male lead (Jason) made me swoon even if he was one hell of a complex case, brooding, and alternating between hot and cold.

But then his "secret" came out (don't worry, as it's going to be fine in the end, though it just led to a major misunderstanding which I gue
Nov 11, 2014 rated it liked it
Definitely liked, but didn't love this one. I feel like I never really got to know Jason. He maybe had a total of a page worth of dialogue. Since character connection is such a big factor for me, I'm a little disappointed in this story. I wanted more from Jason but never really got it. Also, the humor is so forced when it comes to Grey's books, which is kind of annoying. Overall, I loved the idea of the book, but the delivery fell short. But it was still a sweet, light read with manageable drama ...more
Jul 04, 2020 rated it it was ok
Meh....there wasn't enough of emotional connection between characters for me to care about them ending up together. ...more
Apr 10, 2019 rated it did not like it
This was clearly a case of "it's not you, it's me". I found this super juvenile for the ages of the characters that it made the story almost unbelievable. The enemies-to-lovers trope was more insta-enemies for no reason and then insta-lovers. Literally from hate to love in the turn of the page. The chemistry never really simmered or burned hence me not feeling any at all. The secondary mysterious romance happening in the background I think was supposed to be a teaser for the next book but became ...more
Shania Tasker
I'm so disappointed that I didn't love this! I tried, I really did but I just couldn't! I liked it, yes, I did but I hate to say that I didn't love it!

I made this weird connection between Brooklyn Heart and Keatyn Douglas (from Stalk Me). I really did not enjoy the Keatyn Chronicles - so Brooklyn was kind of set up for a loss. As I got more into the book, I disliked her less, but still didn't feel a great connection with her.
Argh! I really didn't like Jason! He was such an asshole to Brooklyn
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R.S. Grey is the USA Today bestselling author of fourteen novels, including THE FORTUNATE ONES. She loves books, chocolate, reality TV, and cold weather. She lives in Texas with her husband, daughter, and two dogs. Visit her at

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Something about you caught me by surprise
Though I always knew you’d be my demise.

“I didn’t want you to love me
Didn’t want you thinking of me
So I kept my distance
Tried to ignore your existence
I was blinded by my pride
With you, the Jekyll to my Hyde
But that’s where you found me
Baby, that’s where you unwound me
Loving you would be as easy as taking a breath
But to look at you, that’s a dance with death
I’d risk it all,
For you I would
You’d make me fall,
And fall I would
Loving you would be as easy as taking a breath
But to be by you, that’s a dance with death.

“I thought once was enough
You turned to me and called my bluff,
Maybe I should have walked away
but I couldn’t resist, I needed replay after replay
Loving you would be as easy as taking a breath
But to give you up, that’s a dance with death
We were over from the start
I never said I’d give my heart
So now it’s time for this to end
After all, a friend is just a friend
Loving you would be as easy as taking a breath
But to give you up, that’s a dance with death
So now it’s time for this to end
After all, a friend is just a friend.
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