The Duet

The Duet❴Reading❵ ➿ The Duet Author R.S. Grey – When 27 year old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone her love songs enchant audiences worldwide But when it comes to her own love life the only spell she’s under is a dry one When year old pop sensation Brooklyn Heart steps in front of a microphone her love songs enchant audiences worldwide But when it comes to her own love life the only spell she’s under is a dry one So when her label slots her for a Grammy performance with the sexy and soulful Jason Monroe she can’t help but entertain certain fantasies those in which her G string gets play than her guitars'Only one problem Jason is a lyrical lone wolf that isn’t happy about sharing the stage—nor his ranch — with the sassy singer But while it may seem like a song entitled ‘Jason Monroe Is an Arrogant Ho’ basically writes itself their label and their millions of fans are expecting recording goldThey’re expecting The Duet. Now live on 4 starsThough I don’t read many of them sometimes it’s great to unwind with a lighthearted humorous read and when I picked up The Duet it hit the nail on the head with light and funny Though the premise isn’t anything I haven’t read before the witty banter nearly drama free plot the close camaraderie between the two Heart sisters and the two very charming main characters totally won me over and I had a blast reading this book Pop singer Brooklyn Heart is a hoot She’s the uintessential popular girl with an occasional wild side and is fiercely loyal to those she loves In order to rack up an audience and even wider recognition Brook’s label has her paired up with the hero Jason Monroe to perform a smashing duet on Grammy night Problem is she and Jason couldn’t be different from each other and though she’s got the hots for him her bubbly attitude and his ice cold indifference clash again and again Both resign to the idea they have to work with each other for one month to collaborate on their duet and for inspiration they head out to Jason’s ranch out in Montana It isn’t too long before their inspiration ideas come from sex and they agree to the rules no relationships no complications just sexAs to be predicted feelings get in the way He gets jealous She feels jilted A little drama scene in between Usually I’ll start rolling my eyes but instead in here I just couldn’t stop laughing The story is just simply too funny and even when things got overly dramatic because of Brook’s exaggerated antics the book remains lighthearted so it’s hard to take some things seriously and it all felt comical I think I enjoyed this one a lot than I normally would because I was in the mood for this kind of read Having read another book from this author I feel like her writing forte is to channel the wild spontaneous side of love in the characters’ relationships and it worked really well here Mind you I didn’t exactly go gaga over these characters but they’re extremely likable and despite their fame and popularity the author portrayed them both as characters everyone can relate to in some way I did feel like the love on Brook’s side leaned towards obsession because seriously this girl was daydreaming about Jason way before she even met him and then after she did it was bananas and so in terms of their romantic connection I thought it was weak hence the 4 star rating But everything else from the laugh out loud hilarious writing to the awesome character dynamic to the killer ending is a thumbs up from meThe Duet is a fun romantic comedy standalone and sets up the stage for another standalone companion that stars Brook’s younger sister Cammie ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review 4 StarsRS Grey and Iwe just get along I've read and enjoyed all of her books and The Duet was no exceptionI love that all of her books are completely different from each other I love that not every book turns in to a multi book series They don't have cliffhanger endings They aren't filled with juvenile drama and annoying MCs And best of all they make me laughBrooklyn was a great heroinemaybe a little in her head too much Despite being a pop star she was down to earth and fun Jason is her fellow label mate but they couldn't be different Jason thinks Brooklyn is an entitled princess and Brooklyn thinks Jason fits the brooding musician role perfectly Jason and Brooklyn are forced to write and perform a duet together at the upcoming music awards While Brooklyn is all for itI mean why not? Afterall Jason is definitely easy on the eyesJason on the other hand wants nothing to do with Brook However they end up on Jason's ranch in the middle of nowhere trying to write this duet Over time both Jason and Brooklyn learn there's a lot to each other then they ever thought My favorite thing about RS Grey's books is the banter This one had me LOL throughout the whole book While the steam was low it was there And the endingI was doing some major swooning And to top it all offCammie and Grayson get a book ARC kindly provided by RS Grey in exchange for an honest review 45 Sing to me starsAfter reading The DuetI was led to a hugelife changing revelationOne that was formed in the back of my mind since V is for Virginone that started putting down roots after Like Gravityand now will be my downfallI want to marry a singerA cockysexy as hell singer who writes songs about me because is there anything hotter than this?Thank you RS Grey for narrowing down my chances of finding a real life book boyfriend from zero to Alaska temperatures Loving you would be as easy as taking a breathBut to look at youthat's a dance with death No insta loveOn the contrarywhen their record company assigned them to write and perform a song togethertheir hatred was a being of its ownJason Monroe was the assholiest person Brooklyn had ever encounteredhis ego was so big it couldn't fit in a roomHis only redeeming uality was that he was so hot that made hell look like a common saunaWhile Brooklyn was a funny woman who spoke her mind without thinkingJason was always serious and annoyedThey could not compose a decent song together even if their lives depended on it and their careers actually didthey kept insulting each other and pushing their buttons until one crossed the limits and they would stop talkingBut it's out of hatred that the greatest romances blossom Before youI could be aloneNow I can't stand the thought of you out thereOut there on your own If the premise or the song lyrics haven't convinced you yet to read The DuetI'm going to try a little harder Argument No 1 Jason Monroe is hot He is a fine specimen of menIn the first chapters I wanted to strangle him for being so pompous and obnoxiousbut then he won me overBesises the uietbrooding artisthe proved that he was a good man and a good friendeven though he tried to push Brooklyn awayat least for a while So come back Brooklyncome back to me Argument No 2 The female charactersThat's right charactersOne of RS Grey's best assets is that the women in her novels aren't the type that make you want to drop them to the ocean and feed them to sharksYou can relate to themyou can understand even their stupidest decisionsyou sympathize and admire themI loved the sisterly bond between Brooklyn and Cammiethey made me feel fuzzy and warm insideThey lost their parents but having each other was enough Argument No 3 The Duet is a humorous readthere is no doubt about itBrooklyn's POV makes you laugh until you hiccup and everyone glances at you curiously not that it happened to meSassy remarkspop culture referencespoisoned fruit baskets and certain bathroom incidents make sure of thatRS Grey's writing is wittyshe combines said humor with surprisingly strong heartbreak and broken trustin a way that prevents you from sleeping until you finish the book and happy dance in the middle of the night it didn't happen to me eitherAnd the chemistry between Jason and Brooklyn is offthechartsSerious steam overdoseNot convinced yet?Then there is nothing I can do except use my recently acuired powers of compulsionAnd I warn youI can be very persuasive 5 AMAZING STARS 3 3 OMG I can't even express how much I love Rachel's writing She knows how to write funnysweetromantic and sexy stories So far I thought With This Heart was my favorite book but this book has something that stole my heart sigh Everytime I read a new story from Rachel I'm excited because each book has something to give me I'm a huge fan of her and I’m always so excited when I read a book of hers I really loved this book from the first page It captivated me and kept my interest till the end I loved how the romance was building and the characters are so likeable even the secondary onesHow difficult can it be for a pop singer Brooklyn Heart to do a duet with the hot singer Jason Monroe??? It seems very difficultTheir record label forced them to do a duet they have a few weeks to write a song together and be ready to perform it at the Grammy's But Jason isn't too happy about thatThey will have a month to prepare full of tension and funny momentsWill they be ready to sing their Duet???I loved so much Brooklyn and her sister they are hillariousBrooklyn is sweetfunny and beautiful JasonOMG I loved himHe is so intense and hot While we can see that they are opposite as it comes in music and their personal lives too but when they come together it's impossible to not see how similar they areI loved their chemistryThey have so many funny momentsAnd there is so much tension but they are attracted to each other I hope you got a good look because you're never going to see this ass ever again No worries Sweet Cheeks I've been told I have uite the memory If you need a brake from all of the drama then this funny and sweet book is exactly what you needThanks again so much Rachel for the arc 3 you know how much I love you Can't wait for Cammie's book 4 Stars Brooklyn and Jason are both very famous a successful country singers both nominated to the Emmy’s But as they attracted different groups of fans their agents have a brilliant idea bring them together to perform a duet during the Emmy’s that join their publicJason immediately rejects that idea and is pretty vocal about it and Brooklyn doesn’t understand why she attracts such a cold front from him Since they have no other choice are stuck together in a Montana ranch and that’s when things start to change They begin to get close and Brooklyn starts to understand why Jason acts that way and what make him have such a cold front When those feelings starts to grow from hate to love that’s when reality strikes again When you are in a seclude ranch things are easy but when you have ghosts and the world watching you how much are you willing to take? This was a very fun and heartwarming book with pretty steamy moments I like how Grey writes these very good books who are completely different from each other and all of them are pretty awesome I didn’t like this one not even close to “Scoring Wilder” my ultimate favorite from hers but he was a nice reading and if you’re in need of something light and funny with not much drama you probably should read this one Rating 4 Stars Characters Development Brooklyn was hilarious and I liked how she wasn’t a “two goodie shoes” heroine and was true to herself My only complaint is that she spent too much time having monologues in her head Jason was an enormous asshole in the beginning and for that reason was hard for me to completely like him Yes I know he kind of redeemed himself but still in the end I still couldn’t fully connect with him However that is a story that I’m VERY curious to read and is Cammie and Grayson’s I can’t wait for their book Steam Some hot scenes Sensible Subjects view spoilerNot really hide spoiler 3 stars Review at Of Pens and PagesBrooklyn Heart and Jason Monroe are the two biggest talents in their music label; while Brooklyn conuered the pop charts with her love songs Jason won his legions of fans with his soulful music and sexy mysterious aura They’ve never worked together and never really thought it would ever happen until the higher ups thought it was a perfect idea Now they’ll have to write a song together and perform it at the Grammy’s No big dealExcept it is How can they write a hit song if they can’t get along? Jason wants nothing to do with Brooklyn and prefers to write alone in his ranch in Montana Brooklyn thinks he’s an arrogant ahole who looks hot as sin As much as they wish to do anything other than write and perform a duet together they can’t really go against the big bosses So off to Montana they go I realized that I was in the middle of some bizarro Romeo and Juliet balcony scene where Romeo was standing on the balcony instead of Juliet“O Romeo Romeo Wherefore art thou Romeo?”And all he said in reply was “Begone wench” They write songs differently and they didn’t know how to start It didn’t help that they didn’t get along and barely knew anything about each other They try to bond over horseback riding and a coffee non date at the cafe in Montana Still it didn’t work And when they try to get over the awkwardness and feelings of restraint with sex? Worked like a charmThe sex was just a way to soften them up; let go of what’s holding them back Jason made it clear from the start that he’s not interested in starting a relationship with her and Brooklyn is okay with itUntil Jason isn’t not interested in starting a relationship with her and Brooklyn is feeling With secrets hanging above them you know a crash is bound to happenI just realized I’m trash for musicians I thought it was just the brooding type that instantly melts my heart and ovaries Granted Jason is a bit of a brooder himself but damn There’s just something about a man who can play an instrument and sing a tune And this one writesIf you’re looking for a book to make you laugh I suggest picking up an RS Grey book because it always does the trick for me Some of the narrative and dialogue in The Duet made me laugh out loud Since it was told in Brooklyn’s POV you can easily see her personality and sense of humor I loved her interactions with her sister and best friend Cammie who’s just as funny Obviously a good sense of humor runs in the familyHowever it could have done without the comedic relief in the steamy scenes It wasn’t the relief I wanted if you get my drift hehe Brooklyn’s jokes in her head derailed me from fully getting into the sceneI liked Brooklyn and Jason but I couldn’t really relate or connect to them that much It felt like they didn’t have enough interaction to ignite the spark For me their series of one night stands didn’t have the emotional ground to make me fall in love with their love story I didn’t know when or how their relationship transitioned from barely tolerating each other to falling madly in loveDespite my reservations with this couple the ending made me swoon Holy sht I was aww ing and was a mess when they finally performed I wanted to uote a verse in the song but I want you to experience it for yourself Because swoonAnother couple got my attention–Cammie and Brooklyn’s friend architect Grayson Cole From what’s in The Duet there’s some tension there and it was obvious something’s going on I’m jumping over to The Design to find outOverall I still enjoyed the story The Duet is a standalone romantic comedy told in Brooklyn’s POV If you’re looking for a fun light read with singer MCs and a swoon worthy happily ever after you might enjoy this book Recommended to readers age 18 and above due to strong language and explicit sexual content Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram 35 StarsThis story is light and fun Brooklyn and Cami are hilarious but the love story between Brooklyn and Jason was just okay for me 4 duet starsI was a little hesitant to read this book since I wasn't that impressed with my first RS Grey book But after seeing some of my trusted friends' positive reviews friends that don't usually care for this type of stories I knew I just have to read this And I loved itSure it wasn't super deep or super emotional but it was super fun and the characters were endearing and relatable despite the fact the MCs are both celebrities They are my least favorite MCs to read about but Brook and Jason were great together And Brook is hilarious She's the popular girl you'd love to hate but can't because she was real and funny And I love her relationship with her sister Cammie They're sisters who happens to be the best of friends and they are hilarious together Jason is the perfect foil for Brook He's uiet and broody Too bad we didn't have his POV But it wasn't too bad since Brook carried the book well Overall this was a fun light hearted read A definite must read if you're hankering for some fun in between those dark intense reads TitleThe DuetSeriesUntitled #1AuthorRS GreyRelease date November 10 2014Rating3 starsCliffhangerNo HEA view spoilerYes hide spoiler I'm reading the books in this series backwards I read The Design last month and loved it After seeing Brooklyn Heart in Cammie's book I knew I wanted to read her story tooBrooklyn Hart and Jason Monroe are both successful and popular singers They are both beautiful professionals but they sing different genres To bridge the gap their record company came up with the idea that instead of performing two independent songs at the music awards they should write and sing a duet together Jason immediately turns this idea down Taking back by his demeanor and his attitude Brooklyn agrees to do it out of spite After agreeing to writing a song with Jason Brooklyn finds herself traveling to Montana to collaborate Jason always travels home to his ranch whenever he writes new stuff Why would this time be any different? Jason has an aversion to working with Brooklyn and he's not shy about letting her know Brooklyn on the other hand knew that their first few meetings weren't the best but no matter how hard she tried to get on civil terms with him nothing worked I needed to win over Jason Monroe but I had no clue where to start When Brooklyn first arrived at Jason's house in Montana she found it difficult to read him She tried to get him to talk to her but had no luck That is until a spider decided to hang over her head while she was in the bath Yep you guessed it She screams he comes running and gets an eyeful but I think she handled herself wellOf course after that Jason seems to warm up to Brooklyn a little They were supposed to be writing a song together They were successful in getting some chords together that they liked but they still had no words yet It's kinda hard to sing a song without words but they were so used to working alone So how do they overcome this? They decide to have sex A little sex never hurt anyone especially when it got the creative juices flowing And boy does it They go from having a one night stand to having sex almost every night and the lyrics start flowing They both agree that it's just sex No relationship no complications But soon feelings start developing for both of them but they don't know how to respond to them Then when Jason's past resurfaces some drama ensues threatening to stop any chance of love between these two Luckily Jason is a singersongwriter and knows how to use his talent I'm in love with RS Grey She writes funny sexy and lighthearted romances that make me happy I loved both characters in this story Brooklyn is feisty and has a great sense of humor I loved her relationship with her sister too Jason was a bit of a mystery for most of the book but I couldn't help but want to know about him And then there's his crew who run his home in Montana LuAnne and Derek were great additions Overall this was a great read I can't wait to read by this author