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Muses & Melodies

(Hush Note #3)

4.48  ·  Rating details ·  1,264 ratings  ·  259 reviews
If I can keep Hush Note’s leading guitarist, Nixon Winters, on the straight and narrow for the next six months, I’ll finally get my own band to manage—assuming we don’t kill each other first.

The egotistical, irritating rock star is fresh out of rehab, but it’s obvious his demons followed him home—and now I’m sleeping down the hall. I’ve watched him self-destruct every summ
Kindle Edition, 307 pages
Published October 6th 2020 by Yarros Ink, LLC
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Alba and Her Secrets..♥
4 'Merciful Fire' Stars!
ARC provided via Candi Kane PR in exchange for an honest review.

The Hush Note series comes to an end with its lead guitarist’s love story and this emotional, slow burn romance was the happy ending Nixon very much deserved! This rock-star multi-authored series consumed me this past few weeks and I am so glad I decided to give these books a go. I have read from the previous two authors before but this is actually my first book by Rebecca Yarros and I have to say I am very i
Lana ❇✾DG Romance❇✾
...he kissed like he played guitar—like nothing else mattered on the planet, and in that moment, nothing else did. He wiped away the rest of the world and altered the universe so it centered around.

An emotional and highly poignant story to end a fantastic series with. Muses & Melodies really closes it out with an emotional bang. Nix's story was everything I had hoped for and so much more.
I wanted the only woman on the planet I couldn’t have.

The lead guitarist of H
Bookgasms Book Blog
Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: shelly
Oh, my heart!

My bruised, aching, joyful heart. Oof.

This series has been perfection. And because of the skillful way Sarina Bowen and Devney Perry crafted their stories - my heart was already primed to attach itself fiercely to Nixon Winters. I already hurt for him. I already loved his soft, loyal underbelly. I already knew his story was going to hurt.

Each of these stories has hit my feelings in different ways, but Nixon's tugged at my heart the hardest. The reason for Nixon's issues isn't revea
Oct 07, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
4.5 stars

This series simply doesn't miss, not a bad book in sight.

“I wanted him for more than a few months. Somewhere between his penthouse in Seattle and the ranch in Colorado, between the private jets, the dressing rooms, and my mom’s kitchen, I’d fallen in love with him."

Fresh from rehab Hush Note's lead guitarist Nixon is continuing to fight his internal battles and upkeep his sobriety whilst his manager's assistant, Zoe has been put in charge of keeping an eye on him. Nixon has never
Jennifer Kyle
Oct 19, 2020 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars
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We finally get Nixon's story, Nixon is the self destructive addict of the band. Every summer he drinks more, does drugs and has lots of crude and meaningless sexual encounters. His band and members of his management team try to contain him but he seems to have turned over a new leaf. Of his own violation he entered and completed the band's manager has sent his assistant to help Nixon keep on the right track. But Nixon is battling demons no one knows
Oct 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars

Muses & Melodies is Nixon’s story the third member of the Hush Note band.
We have seen Nix struggling with addiction in the previous books in the series and I was so curious to know and to understand him better in this book.

I loved this story. It was nice, funny, hot and moving. The epilogue was just the sweetest ending that will put a smile on your face and it will mend your broken heart.

Nixon is Hush Note’s guitarist extraordinaire, after he comes back from the rehab he finds out that his frie

Carmen Rae
Ahhh I am absolutely kicking myself that I didn't sign up for Rifts & Refrains as well. I am so in love with Hush Note I don't know if I can wait a week to get my hands on it. Because Sarina Bowen and Rebecca Yarros just slayed my aversion to rock star romance and I just want more.

After I read Lies & Lullabies I jumped straight into this one. I was a little nervous because we didn't know a lot about Nixon other than that he was haunted and self-medicating. But seriously that could have been anyt
Sarah - Musings of the Modern Belle

5 I’ve Got Tea CROWNS

I’ve been waiting for Nixon’s story since the beginning of the standalone Hush Notes series, and Rebecca Yarros didn’t disappoint. Nixon’s and Zoe’s story is one of redemption and heartache, with love triumphing over all.

Nixon is the bad boy rocker you love, heart of gold with ghost plaguing him. You wanted to hold him close and keep him safe, and that is why readers will like Zoe. She toes the line of caring for him and holding him responsible. She had
Izzie d
Oct 05, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: music-band
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Sep 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
OMG THIS SERIES IS AMAZING!! We have Rebecca Yarros coming in with the finale that stars Nixon and BLOWS ME WAY. This series snuck on me. It blew down the doors of a "typical" rockstar romance and floored me with the amount of FEELS and grit that surrounded me while reading. I truly LOVE this series. I completely connected with all of the characters, and felt their love, heartbreak, devotion, and friendship...these authors did an incredible job of writing each story with it's own flare, and trag ...more
Reviews from the Heart
Sep 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 flipping billion stars

"Top 3 Reads of my life!"

I CAN NOT... CAN NOT PUT INTO WORDS THE LOVE I HAVE FOR MUSES AND MELODIES. I am the type of gal to review as soon as I finish reading because my emotions and feelings are still raw. It's unheard of me to actually wait to write my review, BUT this time was different. I put my hands on the keyboard to start said review, and I couldn't even put the words down because I was still reeling like an addict, and to be perfectly honest, I still am. All my
Karen Mc
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
“Your warmth singes my soul. Brands me, marks me, welds me whole.”

Oh. My. Addiction!!! I am so hooked on the Hush Note family! Muses and Melodies is a moving masterpiece that marked my heart and sang to my soul. Rebecca Yarros has crafted a romance that’s as strong as it is sexy and sweet, a fierce and feel-worthy journey that tackles the battle of addiction as it bleeds, love, lyrics and light.

Told through a struggling rocker and the strong woman who’s his muse, Muses and Melodies is a tangled
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Oct 03, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This series has been perfection. I have absolutely loved this series and what Sarina Bowen and Devney Perry have brought to the table for these characters. And because of how they both masterfully crafted their stories, I was already in love with Nixon Winters. Nixon has been an enigma right from the very start, so I was desperately needing his story and find out what his demons were. I just knew his story was going to hurt. Rebecca Yarros brought this series home in a heart stopping, perfect co ...more
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Sep 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: kindle
*5 Stars*

ARC kindly received in exchange for an honest review.

I have absolutely loved this series and what each author has brought to the table for these characters. Nixon has been an enigma right from the start, so I was really keen to get his story and find out what his demons were. Especially after getting more of him in Quinn's book.

I really liked the dynamic between Nixon and Zoe in this one. The way their story evolves is really quite fun and I loved getting to know them as they got to
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4.5 Stars / 3 Steam Fans

CW: Alcoholism, Rehab, Sobriety, Abuse

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Oct 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4 1/2 "Merciful Fire" Stars!

I loved it! But Nixon had me from Lies & Lullabies
Weronika -  Little Steamy Reads
„There won’t be anyone after you. It’s just you.”

Let me start by saying that both Sarina Bowen and Devney Perry did a stellar job introcuding Nixon's character in the previous books in the Hush Note series. The authors worked like a well-oiled machine, smoothly moving from one story to the next, perfectly creating outlines of characters whose story was told by another writer. And when Rebecca Yarros took the helm I was flooded with deep, raw emotions. Muses and Melodies was pure perfection,
Jess (ireadergosum) Reviews
I knew I needed Nixon's story, but I had no idea it was gonna be this good! I loved every moment of this book. There was so much emotion. And the connection between the two characters! WOW. I could feel all the chemistry. When we see Nixon in the other two books, we get this little taste of him--the mess he is, but also the hints at how good of a guy he can be. It just made me wonder what was going on with him and what his backstory was. Why is he the way he is? This story definitely delivered! ...more
Jenn Amy
Muses and Melodies by Rebecca Yarros is the 3rd and final book in the Hush Note Series. I knew from what we learned of Nixon in Lies & Lullabies, and Rifts and Refrains that his story was going to be a story that would destroy me! The level of emotional and feels within this story is signature Rebecca Yarros and I devoured it in one sitting. This book in my opinion is the BEST of the series! I liked the previous two books but this one I LOVED whole heartedly. Nixon is a broken man. He has so man ...more
Trader (RedHotBlueReads)
This third installment of the Hush Note series from Rebecca Yarros tells the story of Nixon, guitarist and composer for the band. He's out of rehab but it's a struggle to stay sober, especially when the demons from his past show up every summer.

With tour dates and deadines looming, Nixon's manager gives him a handler. Zoe Shannon is a dedicated professional with a career plan that hinges upon making sure that Nixon doesn't implode under the pressure. It doesn't hurt that she gets to live with N
Oct 06, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 stars

Loved Muses & Melodies by Rebecca Yarros.

From the first page to the last I was hooked, the storyline is beautifully written, it's emotional, heartbreaking, romantic and I loved every word.

Rebecca Yarros has once again proven why she's one of my top go to authors. Her words come from her heart and have a way of touching your soul ❤️

The Hush Note books have been such a good read and I highly recommend them all!

3.75 Stars!

I like the premise of the story, it was interesting. A damaged hero who's trying to stay sober and a sassy heroine. Although I find it the story a bit slow moving, it still work out fine. 

I love Quinn and her frank comment.  I love the group's dynamic relationship.

What's bothering Nix was not fully explored.  (view spoiler)
Oct 02, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 huge stars!

Oh wow, what a way to end the series! A gorgeously emotional book full of chemistry, steam, swoon, and delicious angst in an epic rockstar romance that had me absolutely captivated!

Sarina Bowen and Devney Perry did a fantastic job setting up Hush Note’s lead guitarist, Nixon Winters, as this broody, troubled soul with a big heart underneath all of his bravado, and Rebecca Yarros has brought it home, nailing this complex character and providing him with exactly the story that I was h
Sep 28, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 4-5-stars
4.5+ stars
We have seen Nixon struggle with addiction and apparent depression in the other two books. He has some demons that seem to have a hold on him and it is hard for him to deal with them. After nearly dying, he finally took himself to rehab and did a short program since he wants to be able to get back on the road with the band. After getting sober he is angry, easily annoyed, and self-loathing. He does not think he really deserves happiness himself, but wants to help his band have success
Sep 30, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc
Another fall from the top leads Nixon to seek treatment for his ongoing addictions. Now that Nixon is out in the real world, the real task at hand is keeping focused on a path that avoids self-destruction. It sounds easier said than done. For Nixon – life is full of anger, heartache, and self-misery. The simplest way to drown out the demons was through the endless string of women that paraded through the door, and the relief that could be found at the end of a bottle of booze.

Assigned with the
Oct 01, 2020 rated it really liked it
FINALLY, we get Nixon's story.
After two books, reading about this man's downward spiral with drugs and alcohol, I was desperate to learn his backstory.
Going into this book I knew 3 things:
He is a great musician.
He is an even better friend.
And something from his past haunts him, particularly during the summer.

This story picks up as Nixon returns from another stint in rehab, and this time, Berkshire Management is protecting their investment, assigning him a babysitter of sorts, Zoe Shannon, his m
Oct 04, 2020 rated it it was amazing
4.5+ stars

Nixon’s addiction has driven many of the choices his bandmates have made for years. But a few wakeup calls had him choosing rehab and this time he plans to make it stick. Those around him are less confident in his ability to stay clean though, and his manager has given him a babysitter for the foreseeable future.

Zoe Shannon has plans for her career and if it takes babysitting a rockstar to get where she wants to be then she will suck it up. She has her reasons for being so driven, but
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Rebecca Yarros is a hopeless romantic and a lover of all things coffee, chocolate, and Paleo. She is the author of the Flight & Glory series, including Full Measures, the award-winning Eyes Turned Skyward, Beyond What is Given, and Hallowed Ground. Her new Renegade Series features Wilder and the upcoming Nova, and is sure to keep your heart pounding. She loves military heroes, and has been blissfu ...more

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Hush Note (3 books)
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“I knew this side of Nixon wouldn’t stay at the surface for long, that it was only visible because he was fresh out of rehab. Because he was sober. Because there weren’t paparazzi and models and half-naked groupies in his dressing room. I knew it was temporary, but instead of scaring me, it only made me feel like this glimpse of what he could be was private…precious.
And God help me, I wanted it to be permanent.
I wanted him to be real.”
“I didn’t want some random hookup.
I wanted the only woman on the planet I couldn’t have.”
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