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Monday, May 13, 2013

Girls Heart Books Tours: Playing The Maestro by Aubrie Dionne: Review


Playing the Maestro
By Aubrie Dionne
Publication Date: February 11, 2013
Published By: Entangled Publishing: Bliss 

Melody Mires has sworn off dating musicians, but when the sexy European conductor Wolf Braun takes over her struggling symphony, her hesitation almost flies out the window with the notes of her flute—until he opens his mouth. Wolf is arrogant, haughty, and seems to have a personal vendetta against Melody. Oh, and he’s her boss. If she wants to keep her job as principal flutist, she’ll have to impress Wolf while simultaneously keeping her undeniable attraction to herself.

Wolf came to America to get as far away from his past as possible, and to recover some of the swagger he had as one of the world’s best maestros. He never imagined being forced to reassess the entire orchestra’s talent—and potentially fire anyone who doesn’t make his cut. Dating the attractive flutist is out of the question, but as their feelings reach a fever pitch, can they risk both their careers for a chance at love?


Playing The Maestro is the first book I've read by Aubrie Dionne, and I can tell you right now, she has made a life long fan (read: stalker). This book is so good, guys. It is steamy and romantic without being gross or boring or unbelievable, and it's fun and witty and still remains dramatic and tearful. Which makes me just fall in love.

The writing is superb, too. You can tell Dionne isn't writing because she wants to see her name on a book or make a mark in the world. She is writing because she wants to. And that's beautiful. Her characters are well developed and deep, each holding their own personal story. And I have to say,  I love Wolf... Like, just stick him in a box and ship him to me... Please...

*ahem* Okay. Sorry. Drooling. Fantasizing.

Playing The Maestro is the perfect romance novel. And that is just how that goes, everyone. I HIGHLY recommend it! <3

My Rating: 

5 Stars

About the Author

Aubrie grew up watching the original Star Wars movies over and over again until she could recite and reenact every single scene in her backyard. She also loved The Goonies, Star Trek the Next Generation-favorite character was Data by far-, and Indiana Jones. But, her all time favorite movie was The Last Unicorn. She still wonders why the unicorn decided to change back to a unicorn in the end.

Aubrie wrote in her junior high yearbook that she wanted to be "A concert flutist" when she grew up. When she made that happen, she decided one career was not enough and embarked as a fantasy, sci fi author. Two careers seems to keep her busy. For now.

Now for the professional bio:

Aubrie Dionne is an author and flutist in New England. Her writings have appeared in Mindflights, Niteblade, Silver Blade, Emerald Tales, Hazard Cat, Moon Drenched Fables, A Fly in Amber, and Aurora Wolf. Her books are published by Entangled Publishing, Lyrical Press, and Gypsy Shadow Publishing. She recently signed her YA sci fi novel with Inkspell Publishing titled: Colonization: Paradise Reclaimed, which will release in October 2012. When she's not writing, Aubrie teaches flute and plays in orchestras. She's a big Star Trek TNG fan, as well as Star Wars and Serenity.


  1. Thank you for this fantastic review!

  2. I have several of her books on my TBR and can't wait to read this one now too. Great post ladies.