Maggie Blackbird

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Today, I’m reviewing After Hours Redemption, book one in the 404 Sounds series, a contemporary romance by Harlequin Desire author Kianna Alexander.

Book-Reviews

About-the-Book

After Hours Redemption by Kianna AlexanderTitle: After Hours Redemption
Series: 404 Sounds, book 1
Author: Kianna Alexander
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Publisher: Harlequin Desire
Publishing Date: October 1, 2020
Length: 184 pages

Their red-hot reunion is off the charts!

They made passionate music together.

Has this heartbreaker changed his tune?

Blurb:  Songwriter Eden Voss had the perfect man—sexy, charming, talented and hers. Until record executive Blaine Woodson broke her heart to save his fledging label. Now music’s bad boy is back, begging for her songwriting skills in his studio…and her lovemaking skills after hours. Eden vows to keep things strictly business this time. But there is nothing professional about the heat still between them…

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My-Review

This is the fourth book I’ve read from HQN’s Desire line, and I must say I really enjoyed this one.  The author did a great job providing a believable plot that tied in with a wonderful character arc for the hero.

First, the heroine.  Very likeable.  And very talented.  Eden’s been burned in the past.  She had a chance at stardom, but her ex-lover Blaine sank her battleship to save his submarine.  Yes, he chose his small label funded by a big label over his love for Eden and her career—all so he could prove he could make it in the music busines without the help of his father.  Yikes!

I’m surprised Eden isn’t piss mad.  He not only threw over her love, but cost her a chance at singing for a living.  But Eden’s a successful songwriter now.  She’s buried the past and has moved on.  But Blaine needs her help to get a fledgling singer’s new album off the ground.  I must say I’m shocked Eden agreed LOL.  She has a big flaw.  She’s too nice.  As much as I adored Eden, she needed to lace up her boxing gloves a few additional times in this story.

As for Blaine, he had a tough time seeing the wrong of what he did.  In his eyes “it’s just business.”

The novel takes place in Georgia, which I really liked.  Georgia has a rich music scene.  A lot of great rocks bands hail from this state such as Collective Soul, The Black Crows, REM, the B-52’s.  You get the idea.  Being a die-hard music fan, I love how the author delved deep into the music industry’s ins and outs.  I don’t listen to hip-hop, so it was interesting to learn how a record is made for this genre and how they acquire song writing ideas.  The author did her research, or she’s worked in the industry.

This novel has it all:  great setting, a music-themed plot, wonderful characters, and witty dialogue.

There’s great chemistry between the hero and heroine.  I found myself worrying for Eden because of her niceness, but she didn’t let me down.  She found her finger to shove at Blaine’s chest.

I highly recommend this novel.  Kianna Alexander is a new author to me, and I’m looking forward to reading her other works, and digging into the rest of the 404 Sound series.

Have you read After Hours Redemption?  If so, do you agree with my review?  If you haven’t read the book, are you willing to now?

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