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Composing Love

3.26  ·  Rating details ·  38 ratings  ·  13 reviews
A satisfying category romance from Entangled’s Lovestruck imprint…

He'll tempt her down a wild path...

Composer Minh Jackson needs her big break. Fast. Gifted, dedicated, and ambitious―none of it means anything if she can't compose a film score. So when she finally gets her big break, it should be the best day ever. But film studio owner Chris Reichert isn't exactly gung-h
ebook, 200 pages
Published September 29th 2014 by Entangled: Lovestruck (first published September 27th 2014)
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Claire Robinson
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: entangled
2.5 - Technically excellent, but lacking in artistry. Stars.

I am a huge fan of Audra North, having read quite a few of her Stanton Family series novellas, I was looking forward to reading the first book in her new Mathematicians and Musicians series.

This is a book that I would say as a reader you need to stick with, and to be honest I was ready to DNF it at around the 50% mark, but a fellow reviewer of whose opinion I respect urged me to stick with it so it did. I am glad I finished Minh and C
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc, entangled, kindle
ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..

Minh Jackson is a composer, who is keen to get into the movies and creating film scores. She has applied to many companies, but her only avenue at the moment, is the potential to be involved in commercial jingles.

She has been living her life in the shadows for the last 6 years. Her confidence had been battered, her artistic flair had been amputated, she had paid a high price for dipping outside the norm. Now she n
Sep 07, 2014 rated it liked it
Having loved Audra North's Stanton Family series, I was very much looking forward to reading the opener to Musicians and Mathematicians. Composing Love was a book of two halves. Unfortunately I hit the 50% mark bored; nothing particularly had happened, I didn't have any particular connection to the characters and it was a struggle to pick it back up. But I did. And in its defence it improved.


What we have is a Vanessa Mae wannabe, Minh and a hipster film producer, Chris, who have an instant attra
Sep 24, 2014 rated it it was ok
This book was a bit of a challenge for me to read. I was really disappointed from the beginning. The first time they met, the way they interacted and the way things worked out just felt awkward. Also, everything happened within such a short amount of time that the book felt rushed. The whole feel of the book was like I was running a race and it was not a good run.

Minh was such a hard person to relate to. She was annoying at times, especially when she would refer to “the rules.” I couldn’t get my
Elisabeth Lane
Oct 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
While Composing Love by Audra North might look like a conventional contemporary romance, in a lot of ways, it isn't. There's the primacy of work, even something as formal as what I might term "calling". The hero and heroine are both enmeshed in questions of identity and ability as they relate to the world and even view themselves. And it's an intercultural romance between white, rebellious, hipster guy Chris Reichert and half black, half Asian, staid, conservative classical musician Minh Jackson ...more
Rebecca Allen
I was offered an ARC of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Minh Jackson is a composer bound by rules—a list, to be precise, of qualifications she needs a man to have. Breaking those rules is not an option, nor is stepping out of line when it comes to composing music. She’s convinced that taking risks and deviating from her routine is what destroyed her sister’s life and nearly tore her family apart, not to mention brought about her own heartbreak.

Film studio owner Chris Reichert does no
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
"We leave you guys alone for half an hour and find you half naked, giving each other some kind of violent sponge bath?"
"Can't another man smack another man with a wet sponge without being given the third degree?" …
"Nope. I can think of precisely zero circumstances under which sponge fighting would not raise at least a few questions."

After running straight into a gloriously sexy, tattooed man and getting his beer poured over her, Minh Jackson, has absolutely had it with this week. Minh is a cl
Maria Rose
Sep 29, 2014 rated it really liked it
This delightful romance is the story of Minh and Chris. Chris is going out on his own to become an independent filmmaker and is looking for someone to write a score for his new movie. When he hears Minh's music he knows it will be a perfect fit - but when they see each other face to face he realizes it's not only her music that he wants to have in his life. On the surface they seem to be so different. Can Chris convince Minh to let go of her rules and create something meaningful with him?

I reall
D.S. Marsh
Sep 30, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Almost Passed This One By
I almost didn’t want to read this book after looking at the other reviews. I am so glad I didn’t. This book was a book with good characters and a compelling story. I liked the way it followed the main characters, Minh and Chris, contrasting them with the animated film Chris was producing.
Minh is a character tormented by the thought that she caused her younger sister to become a drug addict by taking her to a wild party. After that Minh makes a set of rules for herself so
She Hearts Books
Sep 25, 2014 rated it liked it
After a relationship that devastated not only her but also her family, Minh has come up with a list of requirements for someone she could date seriously. She's had enough disastrous dates that she is ready to swear off men completely. Minh isn't just struggling in her personal life, but also professionally as well. She keeps getting turned down for movie scores. A trip over a boot attached to a sexy tattooed man makes her feel things that make her feel uncomfortable. They meet again when Chris i ...more
Oct 20, 2014 rated it liked it
ARC generously provided by entangled publishing in exchange for an honest review..
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ARC Courtesy of Entangled Publishing

Review to come on release day...:)
Sep 07, 2014 rated it it was ok
I received a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.

This is unfortunately a DNF for me. So no review will be coming.
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Audra North is a contemporary romance author of more than twenty romances, including the Stanton Family series from Entangled Publishing, the Hard Driving series from St. Martin’s Press, and the Pushing the Boundaries series from Samhain Publishing. She is the owner and publisher of Pink Kayak Press, which focuses on the publication of diverse romance works. Winter Rain, a Pink Kayak Press antholo ...more
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