ARC Review: Perfect Harmony by Emily Albright
Author: Emily Albright
Genre: YA, Contemporary, Romance
Pub. Date: September 18, 2018
Publisher: Amberjack Publishing
Page Number: 250 pages
Pippa Wyndham is a top cellist--she'd never settle for anything less. Determined to get into the nation's most prestigious music college, nothing's going to stand in her way . . . Until her senior year of high school when a new guy from a fancy New York conservatory transfers to her school. Declan Brogan's cocky, and he knows how amazing he is at the cello. He has every intention of knocking Pippa out of first chair and showing her who really belongs on top. Forced together when assigned a duet, their personal competition and mutual dislike transform into a teasing friendship. Torn between her childhood crush and the boy who threatens her dreams, Pippa finds herself at risk of losing her best friend, her future, and the boy who makes her heart melt. Struggling to make things right, Pippa discovers that sometimes the thing you want the most doesn't always end up being the thing you need.
I recieved a free copy for an honest review
Perfect Harmony is not only a very fitting title for the story, it's also a very accurate phrase to describe my experience reading this book. The reading experience as just so perfectly harmonizing, because it's so comfortable. It was cute, enjoyable, and a very fun read when you're just...looking for a fun read. It's nice, welcoming, calm, and doesn't give you too much emotional stress. Declan and Pip are adorable, the story-line makes me want to go practice my piano and violin, and the kiss scenes were definitely not disappointing (thank god). Everything about this book is just adorable. However, keep in mind that the hate-love relationship was really brief, so keep that in mind if that would be a problem for your.
But there were several scenes that perfectly embodies what a legitimate cliche scene looks like. It is enough for me to notice it, but thankfully, it wasn't bad to the point that it affected my reading experience.
It followed the pretty standard YA contemporary hate-love formula, which is something I'm not complaining about because this made the story really safe for my already-too-fragile heart. It was heartwarming, soft, entertaining, swoon-worthy, what more can I ask for?
about the author
Emily Albright is the author of EVERYDAY MAGIC and THE HEIR AND THE SPARE, both available now from Simon Pulse. Her next novel PERFECT HARMONY will release 9.25.2018. She's a writer, a major bookworm, a lover of romantic movies, a wife, a mother, an owner of one adorable (yet slightly insane) cockapoo, and uses way too many :).