The princess of the school, Alice, is keeping a secret that could strip her of her high school fame. She is obsessed with the school’s outcast, Keith, but not just him – his music.
Since the inspiration for the song hit, Keith can’t get it out of his mind. The song must be played; it demands to be played. He knows the music is changing him, but he is unable to stop it.
Music has the ability to move you, enlighten you, and take you to places you have never dreamed of. And this particular piece? It has a life of its own and makes you forget who you really are.
As Keith and Alice learn of one another to the notes of that one perfect tune, they can overlook their roles and discover who they could be together. But they also discover someone else is listening and intends on keeping Keith to herself, possibly for an eternity.
About the Author:
Ron C. Nieto is a fantasy and romance author who has been writing in her secluded fortress for the longest time. Recently, she had a talk with her cat and decided that she should share her creations, because it was selfish to hoard them all for herself.
If you would like to know more about her, please visit her website.
Alice and Keith were childhood friends, although it takes awhile for both of them to remember this fact. Alice is on the A Team, one of the popular girls with her best friend Anna while Keith is an outcast, a musician with dyed hair and black finger nails. Nicknamed “Dracula in Drag, Keith doesn’t much mind since he has his music and his pride, he pretty much ignores those kids as they ignore him. When he discovers Alice has been stalking him while he plays music at home, it takes awhile for Alice to connect him to the Keith she once had as a childhood friend. The two really bond when Alice is cast as the lead in a play and Keith writes the music for it.
As Keith composes the music for the play, mysterious things start to happen to him. He gets hooked on one song and can’t stop playing until Alice breaks the spell. There is also a mysterious family that has donated props to the school for the play and those appear to be haunted as well. People all around the pair are acting strange and as the two investigate the props and the music, they become aware of some weird things.
I just adored this quick and easy to read contemporary teen romance with a bit of a ghost story worked into it. The characters, especially Alice and Keith were people I seemed to know in high school. These are kids that are trying to make the right choices while growing up and I applaud the author’s efforts to write about that while keeping it light and not preachy. Yes, the kids do a little bit of swearing and there are a few kisses here and there, but everything develops perfectly and naturally. Sigh, there are not enough of books like this around. Now, I can’t wait for another work by Nieto since this one was pretty close to perfect.