Series: Perfect Harmony,
Also in this series: Love Me Tenor
Published by Kensington on 14 Aug 2015
Genres: Contemporary Romance, Dating & Sex, Emotions & Feelings, Friendship, GLBT, Love & Romance, Music & Musicians, New Adult, Social Issues
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Also by this author: Status Update, Love Me Tenor, Beta Test, Off Base (Out of Uniform, #1)
Place(s) Traveled To: Los Angeles, California // New York, New York
First Line(s): The bass singer was gay.
TREBLE MAKER by Annabeth Albert is a quick read that involves a romance and what might go on behind the scenes of a reality singing show. The reality show in TREBLE MAKER is different than what we normally see on TV in that it involves acapella groups and the two main characters, Cody and Lucas, initially start off in different groups. But then due to various circumstances they end up in the same group and sharing the same room. Which would be fine….if they liked each other…but they most certainly do not. Or at least that is what they tell themselves.
Cody is fully out and proud and he just loves pushing Lucas’s buttons. Lucas, who is from a very conservative family in Iowa and who goes to an even more conservation college is all confused and conflicted when it comes to acting on his attraction to guys. He knows and accepts that he’s gay and he is out to his family but the teachings from his formative years leave him just a tad bit screwed up. Which makes the push and pull of Lucas and Cody a fun journey to read.
TREBLE MAKER had a bit of a slow start and it took a bit to warm up to these characters but once I did I fell in love with their story. My heart ached for these two and I was really happy when they made it to their happily ever after. Even if part of that HEA was a little too cutesy for my tastes. TREBLE MAKER is very much Lucas and Cody’s story and even though the next book in the series features a character from this one, Trevor, most of the secondary characters fall a bit flat.
Lucas and Cody are vibrant and full of life while the secondary characters just sort of fade into the background. Which, for me, takes a little away from the story as a whole as secondary characters often have a way of making a story seem more real. Overall though, I did enjoy TREBLE MAKER. I liked Annabeth Albert’s writing and story telling and I look forward to reading more books from her. Albert writes realistic and flawed main characters and the angst and the drama as all romances have isn’t that bad here. TREBLE MAKER is a fast read and one that I’d recommend to those who like a good romance.