Rating: 4.75 stars out of 5
Giving true love a spin . . .
Michelin Moses is a country music star on the rise. With a hit single under his Texas-sized belt buckle and a sold-out concert tour underway, his childhood dreams of making it big are finally coming true. But there’s one thing missing—a promise to his dying mother that he’d find it—him—when the time was right. With a little luck, he won’t have to wait too long . . .
Lucky Ramirez is a hunky boy toy who dances at The Broom Closet, one of West Hollywood’s hottest gay bars. He loves what he does, and he’s good at it—almost as good as he is at playing dumb when he spots Michelin Moses at the bar. What happens next is off the charts—and keeps Michelin coming back for more. He’s just not sure it’s the right move for his career. But if Lucky gets his way, Michelin will get Lucky—and no matter how the media spins it, neither of them will be faking it . . .
I picked up All Note Long (Perfect Harmony #3) by Annabeth Albert because of the author not because I read the previous stories in the series. I’m going to have to rectify that, and not just because I love her writing. I loved this story and the characters.
As with any Annabeth Albert story, its her characters that pull me into their lives, immediate situations and dramas. Here its Michelin Moses, closeted country singer in a gay bar for a friend’s bash and a dancer called Lucky. The clash between the two is that immediate as is the attraction which goes wrong because of Michelin’s attitude. Which is not what you might expect of a popular country singer. Michelin might be the anthesis of your image of what pops into your mind when those words come up. He’s withdrawn, insecure, and so unable to stick up for himself that yes, the phrase doormat might leap to mind. Except that it doesn’t. At least for me.
Why? Because Albert dives deep into the reasoning behind Michelin’s thoughts, feelings and actions. If you aren’t behind the fact that he is acting that way, the author certainly let’s you understand why he is behaving in such a fashion. And you feel sorry for him and cheer for him as the changes take place as the story moves forward.
Lucky? Well, howdy and hey there! What’s not to love about Lucky? Although not without flaws as well because Albert writes human, Lucky has his own issues with regard to Michelin but he has a great family and support system. I loved his family and wish we could have spent more time with them. Plus again, the author gives us dogs!!! Another weakness of mine.
At the beginning of each chapter are some wonderful tweets from fans that helps move the story forward. I believe it occurs in each story in the series but as this is the first story that I’ve read I think its a marvelous tool and I loved it. Each tweet sparkled with life and felt real. Just that extra touch I’ve come to expect from this terrific author.
Toward the end there’s this wonderful moment, the sort you wait for in every book. Here Annabeth Albert delivers such a perfect “awww moment” that you’ll be crying, its that good. And now I need to go and get the others in the series. See what else I missed. But this works perfectly as a standalone. So if you’re like me and haven’t read the others, pick this one up, and get reading. You’ll love the story of Michelin and Lucky. I highly recommend them and this story. And Annabeth Albert of course.
Cover art doesn’t do much for me. Could be the cover for just about any story.
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