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3.98  ·  Rating details ·  4,187 ratings  ·  749 reviews
The world knows Samantha Brooks as the violin prodigy. She guards her secret truth—the desire she harbors for her guardian.

Liam North got custody of her six years ago. She’s all grown up now, but he still treats her like a child. No matter how much he wants her.

No matter how bad he aches for one taste.

Her sweet overtures break down the ex-soldier’s defenses, but ther
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Published February 17th 2019 by Skye Warren (first published January 24th 2019)
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Skye Warren
Feb 19, 2019 added it  ·  (Review from the author)  ·  review of another edition

OVERTURE is out now!
Forbidden fruit never tasted this sweet…

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“Swoon-worthy, forbidden, and sexy, Liam North is my new obsession.” – New York Times bestselling author Claire Contreras

“A seductive and utterly addicting story of temptation and forbidden desire. This is Skye Warren at her best!” – New York Times bestselling author Sa
SueBee★bring me an alpha!★

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️1/2! Overture (Book 1 of 3). Ultra forbidden epic love with age gap!

“How am I supposed to be interested in boys who are dancing in clubs, when this man has kissed me? How can I be satisfied with warmth when I know how it feels to burn?”

Books in North Security series should be read in order:
Book 1: Overture
Book 2: Concerto
Book 3: Untitled

Overture (book 1) follows musical prodigy Samantha Brooks in the months leading up to her eighteenth birthday, graduation from hi
Bookgasms Book Blog
Jan 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: ratula
The minute I start a Skye Warren story I know I am about to get taken on a rollercoaster ride of epic proportions. I absolutely LOVED Overture. This story was sexy, deliciously taboo and so equally heartwrenching and emotional. Warren pulls our heartstrings with her words in the same manner Samantha plays her Violin: fearlessly, brilliantly and filled with an intense depth of emotion for her craft. I was enthralled with this story! 

While this is a  deliciously forbidden/age gap romance, Warren s
Claire Contreras
This is a sexy, yet tastefully written taboo story. Skye Warren seriously brings her A-game in this one. Also, Liam North is hot AF.
Kay's Blushing Book Reviews
★★★ A Blushing Book Review ★★★
Overture by Skye Warren

GENRE: Taboo Romance
This is Book#1 in the Series ::


Samantha young is a talented young violinist who lost her parents separately and has lived a neglected childhood as a result. That was until she was awarded a guardian ex-military Liam North.
For 6 years Samantha has been trained diligently in her passion, the violin. Soon she will become of age and go on a world tour.

Liam has prote
R Rais
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Definitly must read!

A new hit from Skye Warren, Liam North become a guardian for a twelve year old Samantha Brooks. Until she turn eight teen and they both realise their feelings are far from a father and daughter. But something evil lurking in the shadow. Not just the taboo of their turn out relationship, the truth about why Liam become Samantha guardian also have chance to change it all.

Now... Liam North... Have mercy...even his name on my lips make me a fool for him. That man... That beauti
Carolyn Muller
Jan 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Overture by Skye Warren
5 stars
I think Liam North just became my all time favorite ! This book was beautifully written. I loved the relationship between Sam and Liam, to me it seemed a natural progression not something taboo. Skye has written a beautiful story, one that will stay with me for a very long time. I have never listened to as much classical music as I did with this one but it seemed fitting. I’ll be depressed as I wait for Concerto!
Nicky Grant
A beautifully orchestrated taboo romance brimming with angst and heart-shattering moments. A story not to be missed!

Liam North will become an instant alpha favorite as he battles with the lust and passion he has simmering below the surface for Samantha. A devastating plot of mystery, taboo love, anguish and heart’s torment as these two find love in a place considered forbidden.

Bravo to Skye for writing another unputdownable story! Liam has risen to the top of my Alpha list and Samantha is like n
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Forbidden love at its finest!

- Large age gap
- Forbidden relationship
- Slow Burn

Wow, Liam North and Samantha Brooks are insanely hot to read. Samantha is a "child prodigy" with the violin, but she's not a child anymore. Tell that to her legal guardian - Liam North.

He took her in at age 12 but we read most of the story from age 17, almost 18.

- Almost an adult. And as I said before, almost doesn't count

For anyone that is concerned they'll feel weird due to one the main character being underage, t
Forget everything you think you know about sensuality. You will re-learn every sense of it with this tale.

Where are the 10 stars? My goodness, I feel stingy by giving this book only 5 :-D

Elegant writing, passion for music and a confessional tone underline this most beautiful romance infused with the perfume of the forbidden.

I tend to gravitate to musical or artistic themes in novels, so I couldn't believe my luck when one of my beloved authors, SW, announced her next creation to happen between
Julie Lavalle
Mar 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I wasn't sure I was going to take to this one - talk about a bit Taboo - but damn Skye does this in such a way it is so truly well done. I loved every single moment of this - well .. that's not true.. I had been allowing my kindle to read for me and I was utterly engrossed in the story and all of a sudden it states -- if you want more of the story ... I all but through my kindle. SOOOO did not want this book to end.

The absolute struggles Liam has with not only his emotions but his actions as we
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads


This story charmed me like the hypnotizing sound of the violin. Skye Warren has created a perfect forbidden romance that combines the delicate world of classical music with the harshness that surrounds military world. This bittersweet mix resulted in a story that got under my skin and which continuation I want to follow immediately!

Samantha Brooks is a violin prodigy who’s about to finish high school and go on a tour to share her talent with the world. The girl had quite a tough chil
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Intense and devastatingly unshakeable is how best to describe the connection between Samantha, a violin prodigy and Liam, her guardian and protector.
This story had me gripped. The chemistry and tension between these two explosive. Their moments dictated by time and complicated circumstances so powerful, I truly found myself transfixed in their story.
Warren is one of my favourite story tellers. She knows how to develop characters in such a profound way that leaves you breathtakingly agonized at ...more
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Decadently Forbidden Skye Warren is back!

This story was about Samantha Brooks (seventeen going on eighteen) she is a violin child prodigy. When her neglectful father dies she was given into the custody of Liam North; a security expert even though she has an older brother.

Liam and her father had never met but he was racked with guilt of the supposed death of Samantha's father so he pulled some strings and got custody of her. He is haunted from the abuse at the hands of his father and the fact th
Ashley Herndon
Mar 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Well. I didn’t know what to really expect!

I love all of her books!!!

This is a Tanglewood spin off. And you see a little of Bea from Escort!!

This is a gently taboo storyline.
A ward falling for her guardian.
The guardian is head over heels for her but knows it’s not right.

The angst in this mixed with the heat. Whew.
L O V E D it!!!

Ends on cliffhanger. Concerto out in May!!
Courtenay Bennett
Sometimes, with a taboo such as age, I’ll start out worried that I won’t be able to get past it - or worse, that I just won’t care (which is more likely.) Always, with a Skye Warren book, I know that I’ll love it, no matter where it takes me.
This book, although absolutely devastating in some of its raw emotionality, was no exception.
Samantha is young in the only way that seems to matter to society - a number on a piece of paper. In terms of actual experiences, and the awful things she’s lived th
Beyond The Covers Blog
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: celeste
OH. My. God.  Skye Warren does NOT know how to write a bad book and her latest is just proof of that. Overture is full of suspense, heartache, lust and love.  I could not put this book down and was reading along in the world of violins and hunky men when BAM! Out of the blue the book ended with a most spectacular cliff hanger.  I can not wait forConcerto to be released.   Overture is so well written that I swear I could hear Samantha playing the classical music as I was reading.  Overture is Car ...more
Jan 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Liam and Samantha, they are, well, they are both broken. Not a little, but more than they should be. Because of their fathers. Because of their childhoods. Because life just isn’t giving them any breaks along the way. Even as fate put them together, they continue the damage. To each other. Not maliciously, not with intent t harm. With intent to protect. To protect themselves, from the other. To protect the other, from themselves. And then it all becomes clear. The truth doesn’t always set you fr ...more
Saira Moodley (BookedMercy)
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5 stars!!!

Omg did I love this book😁.. I devoured Overture in one read and now I’m impatient. The secrets, suspense and sexual tension had me at the edge of my seat, turning page after page needing more of Samantha and Liam.

Samantha Brook’s (17), violin prodigy, became Liam North’s (34) ward at the age of 12. Now nearing 18, lines are getting blurred and both, Samantha and Liam are realizing how empty their lives will be without one another. (Lia
“𝐼 𝑙𝑜𝑣𝑒 𝑦𝑜𝑢, 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑘𝑛𝑜𝑤 𝑡ℎ𝑎𝑡? 𝐼 𝑑𝑜, 𝑏𝑢𝑡 𝑦𝑜𝑢 𝑑𝑜𝑛’𝑡 𝑐𝑎𝑟𝑒. 𝑌𝑜𝑢’𝑟𝑒 𝑡𝑜𝑜 𝑏𝑢𝑠𝑦 𝑓𝑖𝑔ℎ𝑡𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑤𝑖𝑡ℎ 𝑦𝑜𝑢𝑟 𝑑𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑛𝑠.”
“𝗜’𝗺 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗳𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗱𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘀, 𝘀𝘄𝗲𝗲𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗮𝗿𝘁. 𝗜 𝗮𝗺 𝗼𝗻𝗲."

I’m ashamed to say that 𝐎𝐯𝐞𝐫𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 is my first adventure into the brilliant mind of Skye Warren. I’m kicking myself for not finding her sooner, but I’ll tell you what…now that I’ve experienced the epic writing style and imagination of hers, there is no going back! THIS BOOK, you guys! It was such an incredible, sexy, forbidden, and thought-provoking read.
Cécile Smits
Skye Warren,you did it again! You lured me in. Made me fall for Samantha and Liam.
Even though he’s older and her guardian,i want them to be together.
Need them to heal eachother.

Samantha became his ward at 12 years old, and Liam has a deep need to keep her safe from whatever danger might lurk in the shadows. He even wants to keep her safe from him,and his growing need to claim her for himself. Because she is too sweet,too innocent for the darkness he holds inside. Not to mention,the very things
PP's Bookshelf
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Can love be restricted by age or labels dictated by society? When two imperfect souls find solace and reprieve in each other, it cannot be wrong because everyone thinks so. Life needs support and friendship. And heart can see love in the most difficult yet appropriate person. Overture by Skye Warren is a story of such love. Where love means protection, redemption and solidarity.

I have almost no boundaries while reading different romance trope. Overture by Skye Warren deals with something I have
Feb 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Brilliant. There's no other word to describe this latest installment from Skye Warren. She creates characters so darkly complex it's impossible not to be totally captivated by them. Liam is the definition of darkness and Samantha is everything that is light. They are opposites yet totally in sync to one another. Their dynamic was exquisite.

Story Line: Samantha is a violinist. Okay, that's putting it mildly. She's like a freaking rockstar. She's about to go on a world tour and hasn't even turned
Mar 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
When I went into this book, reading only the blurb, I thought it was going to be very similar to another book I read (age gap, classical music, guardian/ward), but I was SO. WRONG. Skye Warren managed to bring together something that seem impossible and make it possible.

Our main couple have gone through quite a bit together. Liam North gains custody of Samantha Brookes after her father dies. Unbeknownst to her, her life isn't as simple as it seems and Liam is a lot more involved with the death
Sammy ❤️Just Let Me Read Blog ❤️
Skye Warren consistently delivers exquisitely written stories filled with emotion and unforgettable characters. Overture was a steamy taboo romance that flawlessly blends angst, suspense and romance.

“The sensations should be different, the structure of a violin wholly apart from the tangle of feelings I have around the man. They blur together anyway, a physical symphony I play and play.”

The characters of this story really made this book come to life. Samantha and Liam were both damaged in their
Ally *Wasted Life Books & Romance*
That was a tortuous, sexy slow burn with a cliff hanger!! How dare you Skye Warren!!😉
You gave us a taste, a deliciously scandalous one, and then dropped a bomb only to say Find Out What Happens Next!❤️ All of the bubbling tension kept me on edge and wanting more!
Liam is a damaged, hardened soul who I love! I want to know so much more about him and his brothers (spin off series please!!) He is a broody, overprotective Alpha with a dark past and a secret love for Samantha!
Then there is sweet, vi
Mar 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arc
*****5 Overture Stars*****
Musical prodigy Samantha Is soon to be eighteen and out in the world on tour far far away from Liam. Liam has been Samantha guardian since she was 12 and has kept the danger away from her but everything will change once she turns eighteen. Samantha is completely in love with Liam. Liam is fighting with everything in him to just let her go and be a normal person in the world. But the past is refusing to let them be. Can Liam keep Samantha safe? Will these two give in to
B. C. Booklover
Feb 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Music and books have always been a huge part of my life and happiness so, when I was offered an opportunity to read an advanced copy of one of my favorite authors books about a musical genius, I jumped at the chance! Skye Warren is that author and Overture is that book! Anyone who has ever read one of her books will tell you that each one you finish will grab you and be more exciting than the last, become a new favorite.

This story draws you into the almost solitary world that Samantha Brooks, p
Heart pounding, heart stopping roller coaster ride! Overture takes us on a wild ride of emotions. I know when I get ready to start reading a Skye Warren book, I am going on an emotional journey that ends with my mouth hanging open thinking, "OMG! OMG! What did I just read?!"

Nothing is easy and some isn't as it seems. There are extenuating circumstances and complicated situations. Overture is a forbidden guardian romance with an age gap. Skye Warren does a wonderful job of weaving a tale of forbi
Carolina León
Feb 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ask for a taboo romance and BOOM! You are definitely going to be obsessed with Overture by Skye Warren.
Exquisite, well written, addictive and raw, are the perfect definitions for this, out of charts, forbidden romance.

It’s impossible not to be on edge, every time you turn over a page of this book. Trying, without luck, to stop the tremor of the hands or the fast beat of your heart when with insistence, you try to understand the reasons why, a man like Liam North, was able to take under h
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