Sunday, July 23, 2017

Love Me First by Vera Mae

Love Me First
by Vera Mae
Publisher: K. P. Ambroziak; 1 edition (July 17, 2017)
Publication Date: July 17, 2017
Genre: Coming of Age | YA
Print Length: 222 pages
Available from: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
 Sebastian “Bach” Rostov is a piano prodigy, and has the potential to become the greatest pianist of his time. But when he meets Tallulah Lansing at age eight, he’s unknowingly set on a course for love that will have him yearning for something else. Through the years, she comes and goes, crashing up on his shore, leaving him more devastated each time. But for Bach to fulfill his destiny he must survive the fate thrust upon him, conquer the love in his heart, and reclaim his artistic soul to overcome the obstacle that stands in his way.

  Love Me First by Vera Mae

Unrequited love, foolish dreams, angst, playing the fool for love, all a part of contemporary romance tales. Vera Mae has taken all of these and is the proud owner of something refreshing, the male point of view and it is just as heart-wrenching, just as nerve-wracking and just as powerful emotionally!

LOVE ME FIRST is the story of a young boy, enamored by the flirtations of Tallulah, who has figured out how to wind young Bach around her little finger and manages to toy with his heart for years to come. Little did young Bach know the shy and silent Olive saw her future in the eyes of the eight-year-old boy.

Bach was destined to become a great pianist but his plans were unknowingly derailed as his soul is battered and bashed by Tallulah’s heartless games of conquest. With little of his soul to give to his music, it would take the love and friendship of another to begin the healing process and end his obsession with the shallow Tallulah. Would his heart finally find true love and contentment? Would it save his soul and bring his music to life, allowing him to fulfill the promise he has made to the piano, his grandfather and himself? Sometimes we need pain to open our eyes to the world around us and truly feel the music of life.

Vera Mae has created an almost dreamlike tale of love, loss and self-implosion of the heart as she weaves a coming of age romance as one young man struggles to exist in a world where only the strong survive and like music, love comes from the soul. Wonderfully flawed and lifelike characters, who play out their roles through the passage of time that flows along as we witness a young boy finally mature into a man.

I received an ARC edition from Vera Mae in exchange for my honest and voluntary review.

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