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Lyrical Embrace

(Deerbourne Inn)

4.53  ·  Rating details ·  53 ratings  ·  50 reviews
Out-of-work violinist Erica Timberly decides enough is enough. She leaves her abusive boyfriend and flees the big city, but then her car breaks down in the middle of the night. Though wary of men, she accepts help from Dylan Haynes, a stranger driving by on the road, and soon recognizes him as the sexy former drummer of her favorite indie rock band. Maybe, just maybe, her ...more
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Published February 11th 2019 by The Wild Rose Press
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Julie - One Book More
May 15, 2021 rated it really liked it
When Erica’s car breaks down after fleeing from her abusive boyfriend, she never expects to be rescued by her favorite indie band drummer. Dylan, the ex-drummer of a popular band, is immediately enthralled by the vulnerable Erica, but Erica has no intention of staying in town. Can Dylan convince Erica that her future is with him? Can Erica trust that Dylan’s intentions are true?

I love the romance between Erica and Dylan. They meet when her car dies, and he finds her stranded on the side of the r
Meredith Wilson
Feb 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Heartwarming, touching and brilliantly crafted!

Lyrical Embrace is an absorbing, character-driven novel that immerses you in a beautifully written tale about letting go of the past, forgiving one's self, surviving, taking chances and moving on.

The writing is vivid and eloquent. The characters are flawed, supportive, lovable and real. And the story is the perfect mix of hope, heart, drama and steamy hot moments.

Overall, I found this to be an engrossing story that reminds us that life is often a m
Apr 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an enjoyable read. Erica finally leaves her abusive boyfriend. On her way to a new life her car breaks down. This is when she meets Dylan. They fall in love in this short time and get their HEA.
J. Culiner
Feb 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Lyrical Embrace is the story of Dylan, a rock musician who once pushed life to its extremes but came up empty-handed, and Erica, a violinist who, to survive, has left her home, job, friends, and possessions behind. Their passion for playing music is a strong bond, but Dylan’s hard-won wisdom and loyalty combined with Erica’s good humor and courage to embrace love without whining, make them a couple we root for
Observing from the sidelines, is Phil, the sort of sociopath we meet too often in life
Kathy Heare Watts

The story is an addition to the various author's tales featured around Deerbourne Inn in Willow Springs, Vermont. Deerbourne Inn is a local bed and breakfast that is a historical home. The books are each designed to read as a stand-alone. When volunteer EMT/firefighter Dylan Haynes comes upon a stranded vehicle and motorist, he will take Erica Trimberly to the only lodging, but this is only the beginning for these two.

Erica flees New York and her abusive boyfriend, Phil Jones
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Feb 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arcs
I enjoyed this book! It was sweet with likable characters and a bit of suspense thrown in. Erica and Dylan meet one evening while her car breaks down on the road. She is fleeing an abusive ex and looking to start over. The relationship between these two grows as they get to know each other. Erica and Dylan had good chemistry and a love of music in common. It was easy to build a relationship based on their common intrests. Unfortunately, Erica has someone after her and all of Dylan's protective i ...more
Jill Piscitello
Dec 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This is the perfect read for anyone who loves a small-town romance. Dylan’s backstory will pique readers’ interest as they learn why he left his band to return to his Vermont hometown and a new career as a music teacher. Erica’s strength leaps off the pages as she forces herself to remain resolute in her choice to leave an abusive situation despite the trauma and fear that continue to haunt her. Readers will root for her to allow Dylan and the warm welcome from his family and close-knit communit ...more
Marin Black
May 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I knew by its title that Lyrical Embrace was going to be melodious and full of yummy connections. Amber Daulton does a fabulous job of recreating the town and inn—Deerbourne Inn—in this series that is a collaboration by authors and set in the small fictional town of Willow Springs, Vermont. The setting is a bonus, giving it a vacation vibe even as real-life drama is going on. This undertaking is a challenge in itself, one that Amber met with brilliance, in my opinion.
Right away, Amber’s writing
Gabbi Grey
Jul 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A lovely love story

Lyrical Embrace is another story in the Deerbourne Inn series and I was glad to get the opportunity to read it. The small sleepy town of Willow Springs in Vermont sounds like a lovely place to live and given I’ve lived in the big city, I’m pretty sure I would enjoy the slower pace of life. The fact everyone knows everyone else might be annoying, but in the end I think I’d enjoy knowing all my neighbors.

Dylan Haynes grew up in Willow Springs and although he ventured out into th
Linda Tonis
Jun 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
Erica Timberly is twenty three and has finally gotten the courage to leave her abusive boyfriend. She knows that using charge cards or a phone would bring Phil right to her so all she has is the $5,000 she took from Phil, $5,000 that she had loaned him and considered pay back.

Finally ready to start a new life free of Phil she finds herself stuck in a rainstorm in Vermont with a car that refuses to move. Alone, phoneless she is l
Jun 30, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Wonderful Story & Listen🎧 Sweet & Heartfelt!

Lyrical Embrace
By: Amber Daulton
Narrated by: Georgia Allens

I enjoyed this book immensely, Amber Daulton is a gifted author, the story she created is original and interesting, it grabbed my attention right from the start and captivated it straight to the end. The storylines and characters are realistic and easy to relate to. I adored both lead characters, there were some great secondary characters too. Erica Timberly had enough, she needed out of an ab
Feb 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jan 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Lyrical Embrace by Amber Daulton is an entertaining character-driven narrative. The writing is solid, and I feel like the author knows a lot about music.
Erica and Dylan, the heroine and hero, are very likable and realistic, and their chosen profession as musicians makes them all the more genuine. Erica is strong yet vulnerable due to her previous bad relationship. Dylan is a kind, practical guy for someone who has a rock star past. His transition into a music teacher and volunteer firefighter ma
patrick Lorelli
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
This new book Lyrical Embrace has Erica Timberly leaving New York and her not so good boyfriend. She ends up stuck in the mud in a small town in Vermont where Dylan Haynes, works and lives. He gives her a ride to the local B&B and it is there with better lighting that she realizes he was a member of a band that she used to listen to and follow. The two of them are drawn to one another and throughout the story you learn both of the pasts. You also come to find out that she can play the violin and ...more
Jean Grant
Apr 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
I was happily rewarded with reading another one of the Deerbourne Inn series. I've read them all so far! Each is a bit different, each paints this lovely town and the people within. Across the seasons, this town has been painted nicely by all authors so far. The author of Lyrical Embrace did a great job setting up the town and its people, and the more of these books you read, the more you are like "ah ha...I know that character!" This book's love scenes are a bit spicier than my norm (I fall in ...more
Tena Stetler
May 10, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Out of work violinist Erica Timberly flees the big city and her abusive boyfriend only to have her car break down in the middle of the night. Enter good samaritan and music teacher Dylan Haynes who stops to help. He looks familiar but…

Lyrical Embrace is a great addition to the multi-author Deerbourne Inn Series, set in small town Willow Springs, Vermont. Ms. Daulton sets up the small town atmosphere perfectly making you feel like the quirky characters living in Willow Springs could be your frie
Charlotte O'Shay
May 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A steamy, thrilling read.

My first Amber Daulton read, Lyrical Embrace, part of the Deerbourne Inn series, presents the reader with a great slice of small town life. Ms. Daulton's descriptions of the various townspeople are real and memorable and her dialogue authentic.

Erica, a violinist, is running from an abusive ex and lands in Willow Springs, Vermont courtesy of her car breaking down. She is wary of Dylan who sees her stranded and as she's all alone she shouldn't trust a strange man. Then she
Tiffany Readz
Jun 08, 2019 rated it liked it
3.5 Stars Quick Read, Needs More

Amber Daulton gives her readers lots of story in a few pages. While I'm all for the novella, this time I wanted to know more about these characters and how they became who they are now. I have not read any of the other books in the series and maybe that's where I'm missing out.

I liked Dylan from the get to. He was an easy going guy for his past and loves living back in his small hometown. After a few years of sowing his wild oats, he's ready to settle down, I just
Jun 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good-romance
"🎼A 4th of July 1st Chance Romance"

This's my 1st book written by Amber Daulton and I really enjoyed listening to it. There were several parts I was able to relate to, love for a band member, traveling within city limits to follow a band; one-time followed the same band to Las Vegas, and being in an unfortunate situation of physical abuse. I'm proud to say, I too was able to get out with my baby's & my LIFE.

Amber wrote a very Warm, Touching, and VERY POSSIBLE Love Story. I believe there ca
Linda Carroll-Bradd
May 13, 2019 rated it really liked it
After escaping from an abusive boyfriend, musician Erica’s situation goes from bad to worse when her car breaks down in the middle of nowhere. Help arrives in the form of volunteer firefighter, Dylan, a stranger who she later learns is the ex-drummer of her favorite rock band. I loved this unique element to the story. The inevitable showdown with her past boyfriend puts the pair to the test--both physically and emotionally.
I enjoyed this steamy story of two individuals tossed together by circums
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars is what I have for this read. I love this author's style but I had a problem with the insta-love feel this had after Erica's experience. While it's no secret I am not a big fan of insta-love I can give it its due when it's done well. This was a really good read and yea being a small town helps. I love the sense of community and support they offer and this read brings that point home. I really would have enjoyed more suspense since that's what it's categorized as but the small part that ...more
Madelon Smid
Feb 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes you just know. So, Amber Daulton persuades us with her novella, Lyrical Embrace, Book 4 in the Deerbourne Inn series. When Erica Timberly is rescued by Dylan Haynes on a country road, at night, in the middle of a storm, they recognize karma at work. Not just a love of music, but the fluctuating elements of chemistry bring them together. Dylan wants to protect Erica from her dangerous past. Erica wants the excitement of his presence without putting him in harms way.
Daulton plays well w
Sheila Moss
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. Erica is a slightly damaged person after living with her abusive boyfriend. She finally plucks up the courage to leave knowing she will have to disappear or he will find her. She takes nothing with her but her clothes, her beloved violin, her childhood teddy and money that he owed her. After her car breaks down she is rescued by Dylan, ex bad boy band member but now a firefighter and teacher in his families music school. She has no choice but to book into the local inn as her ca ...more
C Becker
Apr 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Amber Daulton delivers a romantic addition to the Deerbourne Inn series with her novel Lyrical Embrace. The storyline of the small town in Willow Spring continues, keeping some characters in the previous books. The main character Erica Timberly is one lucky girl to run into her crush, band member Dylan Haynes when her car breaks down. The dialogue between them is natural and flows easily. As Dylan and Erica develop feelings for each other, Erica finds that she likes the normalcy of Dylan’s famil ...more
Mary Dean
May 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ready for a sweet romance story with a rockstar, strong female with a touch of suspense? That is this book right here. This is the story of Erica who is running from an abusive ex boyfriend. Her car breaks down in a small town and ex-rockstar Dylan comes to her rescue. Erica has been a major fan of his for years but isn't a crazy fan girl. Right away they have a connection. They go from strangers to friends to something deeper. It was so much fun watching their relationship unfold. But at the ba ...more
Heidi Lynn’s BookReviews
Feb 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
First, I want to thank Amber Daulton for providing me with this book so I can bring you this review.

Lyrical Embrace by Amber Daulton was an incredibly fun read that intertwined my love for celebrity musicians and romance.

What luck would it be to have car trouble and your ultimate favorite musician be the one to rescue you from a storm and offer to fix your car?! To me that would be a dream come true! Plus, the guy actually be interested in you physically and wanting to get to know you! I LOVED
Marie Bourgery
Feb 26, 2019 rated it really liked it
The cover of this book and summary makes it seems like it’s a sweet romance, but it’s not. The characters keep thinking about, talking about, and having sex. It was way too much. There was the suspense of Erica running from an abusive controlling relationship with a man who would rather kill her than let her be with anyone else. I liked reading about Erica and Dylan’s combined love of music and the music school his parents ran. His brother Birley, whose wife left him to raise their children alon ...more
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The start of a new series Deerbourne Inn it sounds like one I will want to read it all, so I will be looking for when the next book is out. Ex violinist Erica Timberly and former drummer now a Music teacher Dylan Haynes' story has a very good storyline and the pages flow smoothly one to the other. Erica left an abusive boyfriend and runs but her car breaks down in Willow Springs, Vt. where she meets Dylan. The is suspense, drama, danger, a crazy ex, vandalism, shooting, assault, and romance a st ...more
Renee Entress
Jun 11, 2019 rated it really liked it
3.5 star

This is Erica and Dylan’s short story. These two have a lot of issues between them but the book seemed to skim over them and not really settle them. Inst-love for this couple but they never worked though things it seemed they should have. He was great in the book, but I just didn’t connect with her at all. Maybe because I felt I didn’t really get to know her like I needed to. To me I felt that it needed to either address the issues or not to bring them up. Maybe I need to read the others
Merry Jelks-Emmanuel
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
After being hit one time too many by her ex Erica packed her things and left. Too bad her car chose not to cooperate by breaking down on a deserted road. Dylan stopped to offer assistance and took her to the bed and breakfast in town and their journey towards love begins. But Erica is still plagued by her ex who refuses to leave the past where it belongs. Will Dylan be able to keep her safe from a delusional ex?

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Amber Daulton is the author of the romantic-suspense series Arresting Onyx and several standalone novellas. Her books are published through The Wild Rose Press and Books to Go Now, and are available in ebook, print on demand, audio, and foreign language formats.
She lives in North Carolina with her husband and demanding cats.

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