The Music of Love by Diana Sheridan

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The Music of Love by Diana Sheridan
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Genre: Contemporary
Length: Short Story (40 pages)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 3 Stars
Reviewed by Astilbe

The worst thing a teacher can do is fall in love with a student, but knowing that isn’t always enough to prevent such feelings. But even though his music student, Chance, is old enough, there’s still the matter of his being straight and an age gap of seventeen years. Whatever his feelings, Daniel may have to concede that sometimes love simply isn’t meant to be…

It isn’t easy to fall in love with someone who doesn’t seem to feel the same way. How far would you go to help these feelings fade away?

Daniel’s quiet, intelligent personality was well developed. It didn’t take me very long at all to get to know this character, and I only liked him even more as time went on. There were so many different parts of his personality to explore. Some of them were easy to predict ahead of time, but others definitely were not. He felt like a real person to me because of this.

I was confused by how much time was spent on the subplots. While I definitely enjoyed hearing Daniel’s thoughts about everything from his love of classical music to his funny experiences when trying out a new church, there were times when I wondered if this book wasn’t actually supposed to be a romance after all because the themes jumped around so much. At times it felt like two or three completely different stories had been fused into one. I was interested in what was going on with all of them, but I would have preferred to only focus on one in this particular tale.

While the main character spent a good deal of time explaining how he knew his crush in the beginning and why he thought Chance would never want to date him, it never slowed down the pacing of the plot. The pacing was always even and strong. I actually ended up reading the entire book in one sitting because I was never able to find a good place to take a break and I wanted to know what would happen next!

Give The Music of Love a try if you’re in the mood for something kind and gentle.

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