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3.89  ·  Rating details ·  521 ratings  ·  154 reviews
I thought I had it all until he came back.
Julian Caine, my childhood friend, was a short, scrawny thirteen-year-old boy with thick glasses and a mouthful of braces the last time I saw him.
Fourteen years later, he’s no longer an awkward teen.
He’s all man.
A. Beautiful. Staggering. Drop-dead. Gorgeous. Man.
This is more than a fleeting attraction. I’ve spent too many sleepless
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Published November 9th 2017
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Auden Dar Hi Jeri,

I'm quite inept when it comes to social media and I'm still trying to learn how to navigate Goodreads. I sincerely apologize for not respondi…more
Hi Jeri,

I'm quite inept when it comes to social media and I'm still trying to learn how to navigate Goodreads. I sincerely apologize for not responding sooner. Yes, PRELUDE ends with a cliffhanger. If you're interested in reading and reviewing the first book, please let me know and I can make arrangements to get the second book to you as well. Thank you for your consideration! Best, Auden(less)
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SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Prelude, book 1 of 2. Should Lina re-bound with the aloof Juliane Caine by riding his 9-inch cock?

“For the first time in my life, naked perfection stands before me. I stare at his long, thick, and very hard erection.”

Books in The Interlude Duet should be read in order:
Book 1: Prelude
Book 2: Interlude

Prelude (book 1) opens up to a fork in the road for soundtrack composer Evangelina Darling James, Lina. After sixteen years with her fiancé they have stagnated in
Nelle L'Amour
Oct 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've had the pleasure to meet this lovely new author and begged her to let me to read her first book. Finally, she agreed and all I can say is WOW! I'm so glad she did. Prelude is an amazing debut book, beautifully written with passages that will melt your heart and sometimes tickle your funny bone. Written from the POV of Lina, a successful composer, it is the story of one woman's emotional and sexual awakening...and discovery that the grass IS greener when she encounters her long lost childhoo ...more
Leigh Lennon
Oct 18, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Every once in a while you are given a book that makes you want to step onto the pages and take over the lead character's life and Lina is that character for me! Sure, she has had her share of crap dealt to her but the author hits on human life because everyone deals with hurt and loss. 

So, you are asking what this story is about-well- let me tell you! This is a wonderful story of a woman who whose mind knows what is good for her but her heart wants something else. The idea of her dreaming about
Sentranced Jem


Title: Prelude (The Interlude Duet) 
Author: Auden Dar
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publication Date: November 9, 2017


I finished the book. I actually finished it cause I was half way towards putting this one in the DNF section. I was tricked I tell you- I mean look at that cover! Read that synopsis! Won't you want to read a book that 'supposedly' has it all? A beautiful haunting cover and a blurb that just gets you so excited?!

To tell you the truth, it wasn't all that bad
Heather❀Book and a Blanket❀
DNF @ 85%

I’ll start this off by saying that I really hate giving bad reviews. I also really tried to finish this book and I’m being very sincere because I wanted to DNF @ 25%. So, the fact that I made it as far as I did was an achievement.

The first thing that grabs me about this book is that the writing feels very amateur. Now, I can’t write to save my life and I have so much respect for authors and I can only pretend to imagine what a tall feat it is to write a whole book. However, as a reader
Elizabeth Knox
Nov 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I don’t take my chances on new authors very often, but Auden grabbed my attention. I knew I had to read this, it wasn’t just the amazing cover she had done or the blurb but this gut feeling like this incredible story was about to take hold of my life. Holy cannoli. I was so taken by everything she’d written. I don’t want to give any spoilers but coming from one author to the next - you did an AMAZING job. Readers, pick this one up. You will not be disappointed! ❤️
Melanie (mells_view)
Oct 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
3.5 “Like a seductive melody on repeat,” stars!

Auden Dar’s debut is an emotional second chance romance. Lina’s life has grown a bit stale, at least in the love and sex department. She loves her fiancé, and always has, but there is just something... missing. When someone from her past comes back into her life it makes her question her current situation even more. Will Lina be seduced by the one she feels hurt her long ago, or will she stick it out with the man she knows she loves? You’ll have to
♂️Must Have Book Boyfriends ♂️

I have heard amazing things about this book! I just finished reading the PROLOGUE on the author's website and I am INTRIGUED and have bumped this to the top of my TBR! I CANNOT wait to meet Julian! I've heard he's a dirty talking asshole who loves to fuck. YES. PLEASE. I love trying new authors and she's come highly recommended from trusted book friends.


I thought I had it all until he came back.
Julian Caine, my childhood friend, was a short, scrawny thirteen-year-old boy
with thick glasses
Jan 01, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
DNF at 67%

Ugh, first book I read this year, and it's so bad *insert pout*

Read the entire review @Readin' Under Street-Lamps

Lina is lovely. Julian is hot. And this book is motherfucking cringey.

I did not like one single thing about this book. Not Lina, not Julian and definitely not Auden's writing. Lina was a completely unlikable character (I elaborate it on my blog), and Julian had no clear motives. He'd be fine as a side character, but as a main character? He failed gloriously.

Simply put,
Lana *Lifeinwordsandlyricscom*

Soooooo... A few things you should know before starting this:

- the MC is a sex-deprived alas sex-obsessed drooling mess of a woman;
- the story doesn't progress that much beyond romantic relationship of the main two;
- Julian is HOT!

That's really all there is to know. Oh, and also the author is a big fan of Bruce Venture, she mentions him A LOT. And I'm not even gonna pretend that I don't know who that is. Yep, I'm that kind of girl ;P

Over and out
Oct 15, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is a beautifully written story of a woman whose life has been shaped by death. When those that she loved and trusted proved not to be there when she needed them most, she settled into a quiet unassuming life with Andrew. However, after years of being engaged without an engagement ring or a wedding date, Lina finds herself discontent, living a life unfulfilled. Her nights are lonely with the exception of her fantasies despite the fact that her fiancée sleeps only inches away.

When she is reun
Kennedy Fox
3.75/5 Stars! I randomly came across this book and the covers captivated me enough to try it. This is book 1 in a duet, but book 2 is out so I can read them back to back! I had some issues, which is expected with a debut writer, but all in all... it kept me glued to the pages. I'm diving into book 2 now!
Elsa Gomes (BookishAurora)
Rate: 4,5 / 5 stars

First of all, we have a new author in the house!! This is Auden's debut novel! A true bookworm loves finding out about new authors and goes absolutely nuts when she discovers a new author that turns out to be amazing. Well, you can say this was the case for me. Not only was this book good and got me hooked and wanting to read Part II ASAP, but Auden is a very sweet gal. If you're like me (and basically all bookworm out there) and love discovering new authors, keep on reading
♡ Jeri's Book Attic ♡ Jeri the Romance Bibiliophile ♡

What it the most exciting thing for a blogger ?
Yes I know what you are going to say - getting a review copy of your favorite author and you are right!
But I mean the OTHER exciting thing .. Yes NOW you are on the right track… I am indeed talking about finding new authors and their debut novels.

Debut novel, especially by indie authors can be a scary business. As sometimes the authors due to their lack of knowledge mistake a blogger for a beta reader and present them with an unedited / less than fi
Jo-Anne Joseph
Oct 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
Prelude was a beautifully written story about love lost, found and rediscovered. It makes you believe in second well deserved chances. It is passionately crafted and I found it easy to relate to. It is also a story of inner strength and not settling for anything less than one deserves. It makes you reconsider life and encouraged self-love and discovery. I absolutely loved Lina's story and I enjoyed this book immensely. There were so many emotions I felt reading it and some characters I wish she' ...more
Michelle Krystel
Oct 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Arc provided by author for honest review. Ah I'm so conflicted right now, I didn't like Andrew from the get go. He just seemed so boring and Lina seems way more outgoing they didnt mesh well. Then I met Julian and at first I will admit I was angry with him for leaving Lina when they were kids with no words. Then he started to grow on me. But then again he pissed me off with Shira like why did he have to do that with Lina there. It shows what an ass he can be. Then he sort of redeemed himself but ...more
Char (1RadReader59)
Oct 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What an amazingly tantalizing story of a woman Lina James, twenty-nine, who had a tragic beginning to her life. When her mom died at her birth. Her dad took it hard and was devoted to her but at the age of thirteen, he was ripped from her life in an auto accident. Since his family lived in another country he had a will that was drawn up that she was to stay in the U.S. in joint care with the Caine family Marcel his dear friend and his loving wife Elisa and his parents who would come during the s ...more
Diary Of Book Fiend
🌟🌟🌟⭐ 4 Stars 🌟🌟🌟⭐

This was a great debut novel! It took me a minute to get really into it but once it grabbed me, it did not let go. I really Like Lina, I think she grew throughout the book, I think that Andrew is like Eeyore from Winnie The Pooh or maybe a pod person, Alien, robot? I did not like him. Mugpie was a scene stealer! Loved him!! I can't figure Julian out, and I am hoping in the next book we get some of his p.o.v too because I feel as if I missed something important, but I'm not sure
Libby Harrison
This girl needed to wake the eff up and break up with her 'fiance' BEFORE meeting the H again.

STOP WHINING about your 9 year stale relationship and DO something!!!

The book summary states that there is no cheating but there is definitely cheating involved. The h pictures the H every time she sleeps with her fiance and every time she masturbates.

Also, she doesnt break up with her fiance until 80% into the story and even then it's not actually a break up, it's "I need some time away"

Kavita Kumar-Karthik
I was given a free copy of this book by the author in exchange for an honest review.

Plot : 2
Originality : 2
Main Characters : 3
Chemistry between the Leads : 2
Side Characters : 4 (because of Patti)
Feel/Emotions : 2
Twists : 2
Writing Style: 4

My Thoughts : It was such a promising start and from there it just got annoying. I really wanted to like this book. So many things did not work for me. Lina girl, you got issues !! and your issues got issues !!!
1] Lina is with Andrew for 16 years. Andrew who ha
Rhonda Ziglar
Nov 10, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Wow, I just finished this book and I am at a loss of words to write my review. I can't believe this is Auden Dar's debut book, I could not put it down. This story was well written, full of emotions that pull on your heartstrings and fantastic characters. Lina has been with Andrew her fiance for a long time and her sexy friend Julian shows up from her childhood. My heart was breaking through this entire book and I can't wait for the second book....I need answers. This is the first book in the due ...more
I don't even know where to begin with this review. I'm obsessively obsessed with this novel and with the author herself. She did an amazing job writing this book and the characters. I wasn't a fan of Andrew but Julian tho is a different story I loved him. I Highly recommend this story to anyone who likes second chances.
Jan 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Drum rolls please. We have new amazing author to look for new books from and it’s Auden Dar of course with her first book “Prelude”. She definitely became one of my favorite USA indie authors. I got really lucky to find her books when I got lucky to find opportunity for “Interlude” arc reading. And as I singed out I found out it was second book in the two book series. So that’s no surprise I wanted to know how the story begin and so I got the opportunity to read both of them (lucky, lucky me).
Paula D
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lina is basically just living her life as a lie. Engaged to Andrew which feels like forever but he basically doesn’t care and it’s almost like there just roommates. Lina has some hot, sexy thoughts but there for a different guy which Lina finds out is a guy(Julian). Lina has had feelings for Julian since she was younger. Julian is your basically nerd turned asshole. Will Lina give in and finally show her real self? Or will that explode in Lina’s face and she remains empty? A very different type ...more
JJ The Book Boss
Freaking LOVED this book and I can't WAIT for book 2!!

This book wrapped up love, mystery, desire and loss together in one beautiful package.
So many times throughout, I couldn't believe this was a debut novel. Ms. Dar has a great
career ahead of her.

**sits patiently waiting... begging, for book 2!!**
Nov 07, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I love reading books from new authors, you never know what you're going to get and I dived into this without even reading the blurb. I honestly can't believe this is a debut book from a new author. The writing and flow is extremely good and I admit i found it hard to put this book down.

Lila has been stuck in a very routined, ordered relationship for the past 15 years with Andrew. Sexually repressed in her relationship, you start to get the feeling straight away that Lila is deeply unhappy, unfu
H.B. Jasick
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was beautiful, and it was so full of angst, that I couldn’t bear putting it down for a single moment. Lina is a girl that know suffering and loss. She’s lonely, sad, and insecure. She is relatable, and her story makes you feel everything she feels. She also loves with her whole heart, and when she realizes that she deserves more, she does what she feels is the right decision. I liked Lina. She is nothing, if not loyal and sweet. Andrew and Julien... one is cold, and one is so so hot. L ...more
Amy  Crull
Nov 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is one of the books that I love. It has a great sorry with the building the tension so high that you knows when the characters finally come together is going to be EXPLOSIVE!!!!!!
Lina and Julian go way back but haven't saw each other in a long time. Lina is engaged to Andrew, who let's face it, needs to get his head out of ass and care a little more. He needs to take care of his woman in and out of the bedroom. I seriously have no clue how Lina stayed for as long as she did. I would have b
Michelle Claypot_Reads
Fantastic Debut Release from Auden Dar. I can't believe it's her first book. I binged this in one day - it's a really great read.

The story is written from Lina's POV and she was a character that I quickly warmed to, and felt protective of. Her colourless life is interrupted by the return of her childhood best friend Julian, and he's definitely not the gangly teen she remembers. He's a total babe & a total dirty talking assehole. But who doesn't love a bit of assehole in their book boyfriend??

Oct 13, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I received the ARC in exchange for a honest review.

I got pulled into this story and instantly became addicted. This isn't just a love story but also a story of inner strength and how it's okay to be single. I can easily relate to it as I'm currently single. I loved every moment of this story and I just adore Lina. The only part I wasn't crazy about was that there was a cliffhanger at the end of the book. I need more! I can't wait to see what happens with Lina later on.
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A former A&R music executive, Auden Dar aspires to create the perfect, imperfect book boyfriend. Besides her family and erotic romance, Auden's other passions include music, foreign films, stalking bulldogs, and learning how to cook like Nigella Lawson.


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