*This book was sent to me as a free e-book by the author Dallas Coryell in exchange for an honest review. The fact that it was sent to me will not sway my opinion in any way.*
Title: Melody’s Key
Author: Dallas Coryell
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Young Adult
Publication Date: June 24th, 2016
Date Read: February 19th, 2017
Ratings: 3/5 stars
Summary from Goodreads
“His eyes settled on her…piercing green embers of flame that revealed the ferocity of his pain and passion, yet still shrouded him under veils of ever deepening mystery that made every ounce of her ache to unravel him.”
Tegan Lockwood’s dreams were dead, sacrificed on the noble altar of duty before they ever had a chance to live. Her entire existence was disappearing into the abyss of apathy as she labored her days away keeping her family’s struggling business alive. There would be no emotion, no color, no beauty in her life. That is, until a mysterious visitor begins to draw her out of the darkness of her past towards something that will challenge the boundaries of her world, and unlock the most deeply held secrets of her heart.
The story is about Tegan Lockwoord and Mason Keane. Tegan lives with her family in a big manor which is partly used for tourists that can stay there and Tegan helps her family with their business.
It is summer time but the family has problems financing their business and the lack of money is the reason why Tegan decided not to pursue her dream but to help her parents. When an opportunity appears for the lockwood family to get more money in, they take it.
The only thing they have to do is to house the famous musician Mason Keane, be nice to him but also keep it a secret that he is even there.
This is just a perfect place to start for some secrets, drama and love.
Melody’s Key is written in the he/she form and in case you didn’t know: I have a love/hate relationship with it. But it didn’t disappoint me. The writer really kept to Tegan her thoughts making it more enjoyable for me because sometimes you really don’t know what the other persons are thinking, if they’re speaking the truth or if they have more secrets.
While reading the book I did sometimes feel like Dallas Coryell was almost mocking us girls, mostly because Tegan is continuously overthinking EVERTHING… But then I thought about my own mind and I guess I overthink a lot too. Just not out loud or written in a book. So the writer is actually pretty good at portraying a girl even though I might not agree with every decision she makes but that happens with about every book and what (can) make it really good. (Kind of the reason why I ended up writing this thought down while reading.. It is a positive thought).
- Tegan why are you such an annoying little fluff ball?!
- She really is overreacting. (Again feeling almost like the writer is mocking woman because they overreact, over think and don’t stop to think when they have to.
The cover is pretty enough but not really something I would grab off the shelves at the first glance. Don’t judge a book by its cover though! Or at least try not to. The cover does fit the story very well since Tegan can play the piano and well… The book isn’t called ‘Melody’s Key’ for nothing.
I have to be honest and say that the whole thing revolving around the key is cute… not necessary… but cute.
The things you got to read BECAUSE of that key were really good though. If you’d tell me those were real letters… I’d believe you right away.
Okay, I understand why Dallas Coryell ended the book where it did… But still WHY.
And Dallas Coryell is getting an extra point for using a Dutch DJ in his book! (Armin van Buuren in case you were wondering)
All the songs written in this book are actually real songs and that is deffinitly somthing cool. Dallas Coryell deffinitly put some work in this book, and with a great result. You can listen to the songs on his Youtube Channel.
You can also follow him on Instagram.
Not really spoiler but just in case someone does think there is a spoiler in my next thought:
She should have talked to her family ages ago about Cale.
She could have gotten over it (or at least more than now)
he keeps finding his way into her thoughts and that annoying little
mother fluffer should stay out of there. He has nothing to do with this.