STORY LINE MELODY’S KEY BY DALLAS CORYELL:
Set in England, Melody’s Key Dallas Coryellby , an intense romance novel filled with emotion and longing, fulfills the readers desire for intrigue and romance. Tegan Lockwood is not an ordinary young woman. She has given up her dreams and aspirations. As a result, struggling with her family to maintain the family business, Tegan works long hard hours of endless labor while hiding a life altering trauma. Tegan’s a multi-talented woman sacrificing everything for her family. It’s an endless struggle to stay solvent. Much needed resources infuse the family coffers when famous American musician Mason Keane, seeks refuge at the family excursion business.
Mason and Tegan begin a journey of discovery and renewal. Will Mason open Tegan’s heart to new possibilities? What impact will the long forgotten love letters in the attic have on Tegan? Will two scarred leery people find a common ground to happiness? Can they overcome past crisis’ and issues to grab the happiness offered? Grab a comfort seat, my romance book reviews of Melody’s Key follows.
CHARACTERS, PLOTTING, AND DEVELOPEMENT:
Primarily a romance novel, author Dallas Coryell, filled this novel with emotion. Emotions which grab the reader quickly and do not let go. Coryell created two deeply scarred lonely people and developed them throughout the story. I felt their despair and deep need just below the surface of their being. With pasts which defined each of them, Coryell demonstrates the healing power of love.
Coryell had many threads to bring together in Melody’s Key including twists and turns. Coryell allows the romance to build as he developed the plots. This is not an overnight love story, rather a deep progressive growth as the story progresses. As a result, the romance was believable and realistic. I became invested in the characters as I watched them struggle to resolve issues and accept what life offers.
In concluding my romance book reviews of Melody’s Key, I found the pace smooth and steady as Coryell leads the reader from scene to scene. Furthermore, I found this book well-written with fully developed characters and a refreshing plot. The love scenes, handled skillfully by Coryell, did not resort to the use of explicit or graphic descriptions. Rather, Coryell infused them with emotion and heart-felt longing..
MELODY’S KEY RECOMMENDATION: STARS 4
FINALLY PLEASE NOTE:
Additionally, I received this book from the author and chose to voluntarily review the book with an honest romance novel review. Lastly, book reviews of any novel are dependent on the book review author’s opinion. Consequently, all book reviews on-line and on my blog, are my opinions. In addition, the ARC did not affect my voluntary romance novel review
“It’s just an expression, I assume you have those in America?” This time Tegan completely intended the playful sarcasm that dripped from the comment. She even ventured a slight grin to put him on the defensive a little, but Mason was quick with his reply.
“Yes, we have them. For example, don’t judge a book by its cover.”
Mason had smiled disarmingly when he said it, but the underlying message to her was clear. Considering what happened at the pub, perhaps she had been a tad hasty in her judgment of his character. Tegan bundled the tools she had been cleaning and attempted to pick them up all at once in order to move them into the shed, but before she could take two steps they began slipping from her hands. Just as she expected to see the entire bunch go crashing to the ground, Mason’s hands appeared and encircled hers, stabilizing the load. His hands were strong, but soft, and their sudden steadying warmth took her completely off guard.
She had been careful to avoid looking directly at him during their entire exchange so far, but her discipline wavered for one instant and she allowed herself to meet his gaze. She immediately regretted it. His eyes were two fiery emeralds that seemed to have already been waiting millennia for her to find them. The depth they held was something she had not expected; there was profound suffering there, but also something wild and passionate and unbridled…like the feeling she got while walking through the estate gardens after a summer storm.
Somehow his eyes burned through the walls of her meticulously constructed defenses as if they were flash paper. She felt as though he was somehow seeing her…the real her, instead of the protective façade she normally projected to people she didn’t know. In that instant of unexpected vulnerability Tegan was surprised to find she was capable of anything. She felt the boundaries and inhibitions that normally constrained her fading like a winter sunset.
A moment after Tegan felt the hurricane begin to stir within her, she smothered it for fear of being consumed. Where in the world is this coming from? She had only been looking at him for a moment, but it felt as though they had been staring at each other for hours. She abruptly pulled her hands free, which sent the tools clattering loudly into the dirt. In truth, she had forgotten they were suspended between their interlocked hands.
Grateful for the distraction, she kneeled down and began gathering the fallen load, which he immediately assisted her with. Between them, they got all the tools to the shed in one trip. As the electricity of the moment faded, Tegan began feeling silly for even thinking such ridiculous things. I know nothing about him. She made a mental note not to look into his eyes again. There was a reason so many girls went crazy over him, and he probably knew exactly what he was doing with those eyes…and that crooked smile.
MELODY’S KEY, ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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Dallas Coryell is a musician and author residing deep in the untamed wilds of Michigan, USA, where he desperately attempts to assign meaning to his world through bouts of maniacal creative catharsis and pitifully doomed hopeless romantic fantasies. All of the songs written by the characters in this novel are real and can be viewed on the author’s fledgling YouTube channel. Selfies and other assorted randomness can be found on the author’s Instagram.
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